Xiaomi’s new connected speaker with Google Assistant is already on sale


If you do not yet have a connected speaker at home, and are looking for an inexpensive and efficient model, the Xiaomi Smart Speaker IR Control is ideal, especially now that it has gone from 49.99 euros to 39.99 euros.

Xiaomi Smart Speaker IR Control // Source: Xiaomi

After a first successful connected speaker, Xiaomi is back with a new model: Smart Speaker IR Control. A speaker with a minimalist look, which incorporates LEDs to display the time, but also Google Assistant. To stand out from the competition, Xiaomi offers interesting features such as an infrared transmitter that will make certain classic devices “smart”. If it does not exceed 50 euros, today it already benefits from a price drop of 10 euros.

The advantages of the Xiaomi Smart Speaker IR Control

  • A sober and compact loudspeaker
  • With built-in Google Assistant
  • An infrared sensor to control unconnected objects
  • The multiroom function

Displayed at 49.99 euros on the manufacturer’s website, the Xiaomi Smart Speaker IR Control connected speaker is now available on sale at 39.99 euros on Cdiscount.

A discreet speaker that acts as an alarm clock

The Xiaomi Smart Speaker IR Control is a connected speaker with a minimalist look, which relies on a black metallic coating and a compact format. It is elegant and will find its place perfectly in a living room or in a bedroom. In the latter case, it is good to know that Xiaomi’s speaker has LEDs to display the time. This allows it to be transformed into alarm clock connected. And to top it off, it is possible to adjust the brightness of the screen so as not to be disturbed in a dark environment.

The speaker incorporates a button located at the top, with which you will be able to interact to change the musical track, pause or even mute the microphone. On the audio side, it’s not the powerhouse of the speakers, but with a 1.5-inch angled speaker, the Smart Speaker IR Control is capable of projecting sound 360 degrees. And if you want to enjoy even more effective stereo sound, it will always be possible to pair two speakers or to create a multiroom by connecting several speakers together.

But also as a control center

The real novelty of this speaker equipped with Google Assistant, is its ability to control a television or other devices thanks to its infrared transmitter. As a result, you will be able to make certain devices such as a fan or a projector intelligent thanks to the enclosure.

The Smart Speaker IR Control is also equipped with a microphone with which you can make all kinds of voice requests. Because yes, the speaker comes with Google Assistant, natively integrated. You can then ask questions, control your many connected objects or play music via different streaming platforms, such as Deezer, YouTube Music or Spotify. Thanks to its Bluetooth compatibility, it is even possible to connect your smartphone/tablet to use other services. It’s even possible to make hands-free calls using the Google Duo service.

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