Smartphone maker Xiaomi today launched two new audio products to add to its ecosystem products in India. The company has announced the Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker (16W) and the Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro in the country. The Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker will be priced at Rs. 2499 and the Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro will be priced at Rs. 1799 in India, with both sold on Mi.com and the company’s Mi Home stores from today. They will be available on Amazon and through other offline retail channels from March 1 onwards, and both are available in black and blue colours.
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Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker (16W) specs and features
As the name suggests, the Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a 16W speaker, split into two 8W full range drivers. That, of course, doesn’t tell us much about the audio quality of the device, though Xiaomi claims it will bring “outstanding” and “high quality” sound output. The speaker has a mesh-like design with anti-slip padding that is meant to avoid accidental slips when placed on a surface.
It also has a 2600 mAh battery, with a claimed 13 hour battery life. It sports IPX7 rating, meaning it can be immersed in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. It will also work with voice assistants and has built in microphones for taking calls.
Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro
On the other hand, the Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro as an upgrade to the company’s earlier neckband style headphones. The company says it has a new anti-cerumen design, which keeps the buds clean and free of wax. There’s also an anti-blockage speaker net, which is meant to keep small particles from seeping into the device. It also supports active noise cancellation (ANC), which can bring down noise in the 25dB spectrum. There’s a hardware button for turning ANC on and off.
The Mi Neckband Speakers are sweatproof and splashproof, sporting IPX5 rating, which would mean they’re well suited for working out. It has 10mm dynamic drivers and will support 125mx low latency audio. The battery life is rated to last for 20 hours on each charge.