Xiaomi Company within the sub-brand Yeelight introduced in China a smart column Virtual Assistant. It performs the role of a kind of hub for the “smart” home and allows using the voice to control the Xiaomi technique. The novelty caused a real stir: in one hour the number of orders for it exceeded 10 thousand. But the most interesting is that the column is a complete copy of Amazon Echo Dot, presented earlier this year.
The similarity between Yeelight Virtual Assistant and Amazon Echo Dot is noticeable to the naked eye. The Chinese company copied the design and layout of all the key elements.
For the work Yeelight Virtual Assistant meets quad-core processor with a frequency of 1.2 GHz and 256 MB of RAM. Connect the speaker to your home network using dual-band Wi-Fi. With it, you can synchronize via Bluetooth various sensors. The sound is reproduced by a 2W speaker, and the built-in microphones are able to catch the commands at a distance of up to 5 meters. Through Yeelight Virtual Assistant you can manage smart gadgets in the house, and the built-in chat-bot Xiaoice from Microsoft allows you to conduct a dialogue with the column.
Yeelight Virtual Assistant will be released in China on January 31 at a price of about $ 30.