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The Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock is your $60 gateway to Google Assistant

Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock
Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock (Image credit: Xiaomi)

What you need to know

  • Xiaomi this week announced a new smart display-cum-speaker-cum-alarm.
  • As you'd expect of any smart speaker, it offers full support for Google Assistant.
  • The Mi Smart Clock will retail for €49.99 ($60).

If you're looking for a cheap entryway to the smart home revolution, Xiaomi's Mi Smart Clock may be worth a look. The newly announced smart speaker/alarm clock/display comes in at only €49.99 ($60) but packs a 1.5-inch full frequency speaker as well as a 3.07-inch display with an 800 x 480 resolution, making it one of the best smart speaker for the price.

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On top of that, it also supports Google Assistant with two built-in far-field microphones to ensure your conversation with the digital assistant goes as smoothly as possible.

You can also use the display on the Mi Smart Clock as a live feed for security cameras or use it as a digital photo frame. And as you'd expect from any smart display worth its money, the Mi Smart Clock is more than capable of acting as a hub for controlling all the other smart and connected gizmos around the house.

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In terms of specs, the smart clock packs 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage. It offers connectivity via both 2.4GHz b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, but perhaps most important of all, it also comes with Chromecast built-in, meaning you could stream both music and video from a smartphone to the speaker.

Though Xiaomi hasn't revealed many details about availability yet, the listed retail price is €49.99, so it's most likely going to launch in Europe first.

If you're looking for something even cheaper, though, Lenovo's Smart Clock costs just $40 and offers much of the same functionality.

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  • Is there a battery backup so the alarm still sounds if the power goes out? What if the internet/network are down when the alarm is supposed to go off?