Xiaomi may not be known for its designs but this Chinese tech company sure knows a thing or two about how to pen beautiful products. Just look at the new Xiaomi Sound Move. It does make you feel something about Bluetooth speakers again, doesn’t it?
It looks so Porsche Design-like, IMHO. Lending it the sleek look is the anodized aluminum construction while the double-layer reinforced structure makes it durable and drop-resistant. The horizontal grill design is not just for aesthetics either. It lets sound out and also offers improved grip.
On either end and the underside, it has non-slip silicone that also serves to offset resonance. On one end is a lanyard hole for a lanyard or wristlet for, you know, ease of carrying it around.
Looks aside, audio reproduction of the Xiaomi Sound Move is through two 1.75” full-range speakers featuring carbon fiber and wool mixed diaphragm – each peaking out at 7.5 W, bolstered by two passive radiators.
The speaker features computational audio 2.0 which works in conjunction with the built-in G-Sensor to intelligently recognize the speaker’s orientation to deliver the optimal sound accordingly. Moreover, the speaker is co-tuned by legendary audio company Harman and produces a mighty 90 dB of loudness.
It has three different connectivity, namely, dual-band wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.3, and USB-C, which allows wireless audio streaming over Bluetooth or wired over USB-C cable. In addition, it also supports AirPlay 2 and Xiaomi Flash Play.
It is outfitted with a 4,150 mAh good for up to 21 hours of operation in between charges.
Two Sound Move can be paired together to create stereo sound and up to 8 for multi-speaker setup around the house. A couple of other highlights include IP66-rated dust and waterproof, on-device touch controls, 20,000 Hz frequency response, and support for Xiaomi voice assistant, Xiaoai.
The Xiaomi Sound Move Wireless Speaker is available in China now for 699 yuan (or around US$101). It is not known if it will be available outside of China.
Images: Xiaomi [CH].