Tesla has launched the TeslaMic microphone for its new in-car karaoke system, included in the company’s “end of the year” software update.
The microphone, which is currently only available in China, costs ¥1,199 (approximately $188) and pairs with the new Leishi KTV karaoke system included in the new software update, reports Electrek.
It’s designed to be a more complete karaoke system than the previous version released in 2019, featuring an extensive catalogue of songs to sing along to.
The Chinese karaoke sector generated around ¥103 billion ($16 billion) in revenue in 2019, and the pastime’s popularity is causing the TeslaMic’s webpage to repeatedly crash.
The microphone can be used outside of Tesla cars too, and comes with different sound modes to assist those less vocally gifted.
Even though the product is currently only available in China, Tesla recently expanded its US trademark to audio products, meaning the TeslaMic could be launched elsewhere in the future.
Tesla traditionally releases a substantial update to its vehicles at the end of each year but decided to go further in China by releasing a physical product too.