At the beginning of this year, the Xiaomi XiaoAI Speaker Mini quickly became another explosion of Xiaomi’s brand with its good appearance and low price. Of course, aside from the price and appearance factors, so-called ‘Little Love Classmate’ built-in intelligent voice assistant is the biggest reason to attract consumers to buy. After ‘transplanting’ to smartphones and smart cameras, ‘Little Love Classmates’ appeared in the new form. It is the ‘Little Love Smart Alarm Clock’ also known as the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock.
Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock Appearance
The Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock adopts the design style consistent with the Mijia product line. The outer shell is a white plastic formed in one body. There is only one button on the top of the fuselage. It is also the “disable/open” button of the microphone in addition to the key. It can be turned off by pressing the alarm when it is ringing, and it can be used to disable or turn on the microphone when the alarm is not ringing.
The front pure black panel displays various information such as time, event reminder, networking status, alarm icon, microphone icon, etc., and supports automatic sensitization. At the same time, automatic light sensing is also supported. Thus, it can automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the room lighting.
If you look closely, you can also see a full circle around the front panel. Inside is the linear four-meter design used by Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock. Even if you are far away or playing music, you can hear the user’s call.On the back are the openings for the speaker, the power connector and the reset button are placed. But this part is not easily exposed to the field of view during daily use. The volume of the speaker is large enough during use, at least in a quiet environment. So it is not difficult to wake you up. In addition, as an alarm clock product, the size of the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock is 126.2x27x60.8mm and the weight is about 170g. Thus, you can put it on the bedside table or on the desk.
However, it should be noted that the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock does not have a built-in power supply. It needs to be plugged into the power supply. This makes us think that if one day suddenly loses power at home, then the next day’s alarm clock will not ring again? So whether the second generation should consider the problem of the built-in power supply.
Overall, the design of the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock can still be described with elegance and exquisiteness.
Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock Experience
Usually, when we wake up in the middle of the night and watch time, it’s done through smartphones, smartbands, or tablets. But if there is a smart clock like the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock, you can learn the time faster. In some sense, it will take over this responsibility. We think it’s fair.
However, as we said at the beginning of this review, the selling point of the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock is not its appearance of the price. It’s the AI support. You can talk to it in a usual way and the clock will do things instead of you. Say, if you are already tired and want to sleep, you can ask the clock to turn off the lights.
What’s more interesting, you can even set a number of operations that should be implemented by the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock when you ‘tell the password’. Say, you can say ‘Little Love Classmate, Good Night’, and it will turn off the lights, turn on the bedside lights, turn on the air conditioner, and turn on the air purifier. Of course, you should have all these products.
Perhaps in order to differentiate from the previous products, there is no music playback function on the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock.
However, it is a bedside device after all. So it still has radio program play and white noise function. For us, users who often suffer from insomnia can also play radio and try to sleep. Plus, it has a white noise function, which is also a good way to promote sleep.
It is also worth mentioning that although the official website did not introduce this function, the resources of audiobooks can be heard smoothly on the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock.
By the way, the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock can be used only by adding it to the ‘Mijia’ app. It does not need to rely on the officially launched app of ‘Xiaomi AI’ as the previous two speaker products.
However, the training plan used in ‘Xiaomi AI’, which is a custom password, can’t be synchronized to the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock. It can only be reset in ‘Mijia’ app. Fortunately, the operation process is similar. Nothing new should be learned.
If you have used the Xiaomi XiaoAI Speaker Mini ever, you should know that this product is not very good as a speaker. But its advantages are the low price tag, compact design, stylish look, and it is also the center of Mijia ecological chain products. So it shouldn’t be taken as a high-end Bluetooth speaker. But it is a great assistant.
In this sense, the Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock comes with the same advantages. It is quite attractive in terms of appearance. It costs too less. And maybe there are not many functions, it is still quite useful due to AI support.
For many people, it seems that the smartphone alarm clock is enough. Of course, the phone can replace many things. We all understand this. However, as the intelligent center of Mijia ecological chain products, at least Xiaomi Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock can let us wake up the steps of switching lights on cold winter nights. Undoubtedly, its main function is to wake you up. And it does this task perfectly.