Xiaomi Smart Alarm Clock
The Xiaomi Smart Alarm Clock, Rated!
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I’m super excited to be doing this next review. Xiaomi has made some awesome devices that I like. But a lot of them you can do without too. The Xiaomi Smart Alarm Clock is a feature rich alarm clock that has some impressive features and the design to be a good companion in your room. This alarm clock really takes it to the next level with the “Nap and Meditation Feature” and wakes you up well with the gradual alarm too. The Xiaomi Smart Alarm clock has many more features than that, so let’s get into the Xiaomi Smart Alarm Clock Review!
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Inside the box
There’s nothing complicated in the box. Just a micro USB adapter, the alarm clock and an instruction manual
When you hold the alarm clock, it feels like a smartphone, but slightly thicker. It’s 60mm in height and 126mm in width. It weighs 170 grams, which is pretty light and I particularly like it because my side table is pretty small and it’s already cluttered with my reading glasses and my lamp. So having a small alarm clock is idea.
The back of the device has a provision for the micro-usb plug. This adapter comes with a standard 2-pin Chinese plug. So if you don’t have a provision for that, then you need a converter. The back also has the speaker for the microphone.
The top of the alarm clock has a multi-functional button that is used as a snooze button and also for turning on or off the internal microphone when using the AI speaker.
Function and Use
Installation is pretty similar to the other Xiaomi devices. You access the Mi Home App and you will find the Alarm Clock in the “Entertainment” section, when you “Add a new device”. You can connect the alarm clock to your wifi as well. There is another option which is pretty nifty where you can add the alarm clock to a virtual room.
The Mi App plays a significant role in controlling the Xiaomi Smart Alarm Clock and here are some of its features.
- Set-up alarm with different ringtones. You can also choose to delete the alarm after it rings. This way, you don’t have a bunch of alarms on your phone.
- Set-up reminders
- Set timers
- It has a nap and meditation feature, which plays natural sounds like the sea, forest, sounds of rain and fire that helps you go to sleep.
The app has numerous other features as well. For instance, you can choose to have a 24-hour display or a 12-hour one. There is also the night-mode feature, where the clock shuts off the display if the brightness of the alarm clock is too bright.
The biggest pro is, this is an awesome feature, but the biggest con is, it’s only available for the Chinese language. Which means, to use the AI speakers you need to speak in Mandarin. When I first started using it, I was pretty frustrated. But the commands for controlling the AI speakers is pretty straight forward.
You can set the alarm(reminder) with your own instructions in English. For example, you set an alarm at 9AM in the morning and you input the text “Wake up right now!” The alarm would actually start ringing and say the words “Wake up right now!”
The Display and Use
Fundamentally, as alarm clocks go, this is a very good alarm clock. The LED display is pretty awesome and bright at night. When you are looking around for the alarm in the morning, the glow around the button on top will give you the visual clues to help you find the button easily.
The alarm clock’s brightness is also dependent on the ambient light. If the light in the room is super bright, the LED light is dimmed, if it is dull, the LED light emanates strong light.
How would I use this alarm clock?
The truth of the matter is, this alarm clock is tiny and portable and I travel a lot, which makes this a perfect companion for me when I go to sleep or wake up.
The meditation and nap mode is not something that I would personally use to go to sleep, but I would definitely use it as ambient sound while working to keep me calm and the atmosphere soothing.
It has some pretty nifty reminder feature. Sometimes you keep an alarm and have no clue why the alarm is ringing. That can be avoided with the Xiaomi Smart Alarm Clock as you can input English text and the AI speaker will say the text when it’s time.
This is an Alarm Clock that I personally love. This is an amazing device that plays its role really well. What Xiaomi has done exceedingly well is provide these subtle features which totally add value to your experience. For example, the LED light that maintains the brightness of the device or the night mode, where you can turn off the display if the light is too much or even the AI speaker that reads out the text you inputted, reminding you of what the alarm is about is an awesome feature. This is a good looking device and will fit into any room. Like I said, my table is a small bedside table and it takes up little room there.
- Control the Alarm Clock with your smartphone through the Mi App which is super convenient and you don’t have to fiddle around with the alarm clock
- Loud Alarm System
- Control the sounds of your alarm
- Nap and Meditation Mode
- Night Mode
- Good LED Display
- No auto turn on for Night Mode
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