Even if all smartphones and tablets have an alarm clock already, there are still some people who would prefer to have a separate device to wake them up in the morning (or whatever time they need to wake up). Xiaomi understands this need, at least in the Chinese market, as they have just announced the Mi Music Alarm Clock and not only will it make sure you’re not late for your appointments, but it can also serve as your pretty portable Bluetooth speaker.
It will not come as a surprise to those who know Xiaomi not just as a smartphone manufacturer. In fact, they’ve produced a significant number of devices and appliances like air purifiers, rice cookers, self-balancing scooters, and even fitness trackers. Mostly, they’ve been released in China only, but their TV boxes can also be bought in the US already.
This time around, they’ve come up with an alarm clock that is also a 5-watt speaker. It has Bluetooth 4.1 support so you’ll be able to connect your phone or other gadgets to play your music or whatever. It has a 2600 mAh battery that can make it last up to 10 hours if unplugged. It also has LED lights behind the screen so you can see the time. And if you feel like making the clock shut up, there is a button on top to turn the alarm off.
For now, the Mi music Alarm Clock will only be available in China. It is retailing at 199 yuan or about $30. It seems like it only comes in white, which they say is “pretty cool.”