Alibaba releases new low cost smart speaker
Beijing - Alibaba's Tmall Genie has released a new smart speaker to its already vast selection.
The "BOOM" retails for ¥49 (About $7.05), which makes it one of the cheapest smart speaker currently on sale. The speaker packs a 500mAh battery that gives it 4 hours of music playback, support bluetooth 5.0 and weights just 78g. Two "BOOM" can also be connected together and play music as a single speaker.
The speaker does not support Tmall Genie's voice assistant on its own, but rather needs to connect to a mobile devices and the Tmall Genie App. However, this is the first smart speaker from Tmall that supports voice-assistant on the go, rather than having to plug into a power-source.