INTRO: The Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has recently launched a new ‘smart’ mouse via its crowdfunding platform in China. It is the first smart mouse in the company’s portfolio of devices, which already includes fewer mice. It is called the XiaoAI Mouse, the device also supports the company’s Artificial intelligence voice assistant, Xiao AI.
XiaoAI Mouse Comes With Voice Assistant
If we talk in terms of design, the XiaoAI Mouse looks quite similar to the Mi Wireless Mouse the company had previously launched. It does have an additional button on it (the red one which is underneath the middle mouse button) that can be long-pressed to trigger up the voice assistant. There is also a hidden microphone baked into the mouse. The latest AI-enabled mouse comes with a price-tag of 149 yuan (~Rs. 1,600) but is being offered for 129 yuan (~Rs. 1,400) during the crowdfunding period.
With Support To Voice Input Availability of Voice Translation
Now comes the turn of smart features, the device supports different types of voice commands. For example, if you say, the command ‘Open Word’ it would enable the device to open the computer’s default word processor. Similarly, just like that the voice command ‘Computer Shutdown’ it will initiate the shutdown process of the PC. In addition to this, the mouse also supports voice inputs as an accessibility feature. The mouse offers voice translation from Chinese to English, Japanese, and Korean which is quite a good thing.
180 Days Of Standby Time on a Single Charge
The new mouse offers dual connectivity mode, which means that it can be connected to PCs either via Bluetooth 5.0 or USB Type-C data cable. The XiaoAI Mouse also bags a great strong 750mAh battery. The company further claims that it can offer 30 days of usage and almost 180 days of standby time on a single charge. The mouse also has a high-precision sensor of 4,000DPI. It works on translucent surfaces, that includes crystals, and it comes with an antibacterial casing over it, and a metal roller.
The interesting part of the device is that it can also be connected to two computers at the same time. The users can hold down the left and right keys simultaneously for about three seconds to switch between computers, according to what the company said. It will be interesting to see if Xiaomi brings its computer peripherals to India, now that it has launched its Mi Notebook 14 lineup in the country.