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Xiaomi makes a Bluetooth speaker that is also a wireless charger

A future generation of this speaker may also offer wireless charging. (Source: HonorBuy)
A future generation of this speaker may also offer wireless charging. (Source: HonorBuy)
If a hands-free speaker with the ability to deliver the kind of charging to match is all you want for the holidays, it seems Xiaomi (nearly) has you covered. It has just certified a device called the Mi Wireless Charger Bluetooth Speaker. It appears to be an audio product with a built-in induction coil for smartphones and other gadgets.

The electronics OEM Xiaomi has cleared a new speaker with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). It is, therefore, a device with version 5.0 of this wireless standard included. That in itself is not unusual for this company, which already has a broad portfolio of portable or wearable devices along these lines. However, it seems this new one also incorporates wireless charging.

The resulting "Mi Wireless Charger Bluetooth Speaker" is a good idea, as it is one that combines 2 increasingly high-demand functions among mobile-device users into 1 product. Some may hope that it might be compatible with Xiaomi's Mi Charge Turbo rapid wireless-charging standard, which is found in the Mi 9 Pro.

However, these expectations may be dashed: its Bluetooth SIG certificate states that it "can provide wireless charging function conforming to some Qi standard mobile phones", but says no more on the subject.

Those interested in even more personal audio may also like to know Xiaomi has a new pair of wireless headphones in the works. Going by the product name given in this additional Bluetooth SIG document (Mi Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones), this new generation is directed at environmental isolation for enhanced sound rather than bass as before.

Xiaomi officially documents its new wireless-audio products. (Source: Bluetooth SIG via GizmoChina)
Xiaomi officially documents its new wireless-audio products. (Source: Bluetooth SIG via GizmoChina)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12-25 (Update: 2019-12-25)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.