Tesla’s $188 Karaoke Mics Sold Out Within Hour of Launch: Report

  • TeslaMic, Tesla’s new karaoke feature, sold out within an hour of launching in China, the WSJ reports.
  • TeslaMic comprises a pair of karaoke microphones and costs the equivalent of $188, Tesla’s website says.
  • Tesla owners who missed out on TeslaMic will now have to wait until the end of February to buy it.

Tesla’s $188 in-car karaoke microphones sold out within an hour of launch in China, according to The Wall Street Journal.

TeslaMic, which is currently only available in China, costs $188 and features a pair of Tesla-branded mics, The Journal reported, citing a product listing on Tesla’s China website. The listing failed to load when Insider attempted to access it.

The karaoke mics are an optional extra to coincide with an update released to Tesla vehicles in China on Friday. Karaoke songs and videos were installed into vehicle software so drivers and passengers are able to sing along to music in the car – but only when stopped.

Tesla isn’t the first to the in-car karaoke market in China, a nation obsessed with karaoke. Other electric-vehicle makers in China have already released software and hardware karaoke systems.

Tesla released “Caraoke” as part of a software update in 2019. Caraoke allowed Tesla owners around the world to “sing your heart out with friends on a road trip – or by yourself” using its “massive library of music and song lyrics” in multiple languages, per the company. Unlike its latest karaoke offering, Caraoke didn’t come with videos.

Tesla owners who missed out on TeslaMic will have to wait until the end of February to buy it, Tesla’s China website said, per The Journal.

Tesla didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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