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CES 2017: Xiaomi Mi Bunny is a Chinese spin on the Amazon Echo

Xiaomi’s Bunny may be the cutest speaker and voice-command device.

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This year CES 2017 was all about smart assistant, robots and voice controlled devices. Many companies like Huawei, LG, Lenovo, Ford, and Volkswagen, among others showcased their products with Alexa in-built or integrated in them. And with Xiaomi’s debut at the event this year, the company released its own voice-command device. Xiaomi has built an Amazon Echo-like speaker, which is probably the most adorable little speaker ever. The device looks like the company’s mascot, the Mi Bunny.

Priced at $29 (Rs 2,000 approximately), the device is touted as a storyteller for children, by Xiaomi. The company claims that it is smart enough to read from a catalogue of 10,000 books. However, there’s more to the Xiaomi bunny than just being a storyteller. It is capable of sending and receiving messages on WeChat. It also allows access to Xiaomi’s own voice assistant.

Additionally, Xiaomi claims, that with time and more interactions, the device becomes smarter at speech recognition. And, adding to its adorable little caricature is a feature, where whenever you interact with the bunny, the ears light up. Unfortunately, the product is currently only available in China, and there is no news on if and when the device will come to India. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6 spotted on AnTuTu, scores higher than the iPhone 7

Talking about cute, at CES, Mayfield Robotics unveiled what you can safely call the cutest-ever robot. Called Kuri, the company defines it as a loyal little home robot with a cheerful personality. Kuri is about 20-inch tall, making it perfect to interact with kids, it has tiny emotive eyes, and according to Mayfield, a friendly disposition. The home robot, works like other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which is connected through a Kuri app.

Xiaomi this year went quite big at CES. Along with announcing a white color variant of its Mi MIX smartphone, the company also took wraps off its new action camera, called the YI 4K+ Action Camera, which has been developed by Xiaomi’s sub-brand. It also took the wraps off a new Mi TV, which is slimmer than an iPhone. ALSO READ: CES 2017: Meet Kuri, an adorable robot that will follow you around at home

  • Published Date: January 9, 2017 12:12 PM IST
  • Updated Date: January 11, 2017 9:36 AM IST