In a very short span of time, Xiaomi has established itself in the smartphone market in China and India, and has also been creating ripples overseas for its devices. The Chinese company, however, does not want to restrict itself to mobile devices only. In the last few months, Xiaomi has come up with some interesting products, belonging to different categories, to catch the fancy of its consumers. However, most of these products are presently available only in China.
Xiaomi is now all set to unveil a new product today, which could be either a UPS or a Power bank. The company released a teaser on Chinese social networking site Weibo, suggesting the launch of Mi Power Bank or what many are guessing to be a UPS, or possibly both of these!
The teaser poster features what seem to be three power banks stacked vertically, with USB wires. While it is expected that the company would launch variants of its existing 5,000mAh, 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh power banks, there also are reports online that Xiaomi would launch it's first-ever UPS. The mystery will unfold when the company will announce the product in a few hours.
Meanwhile, here we take a look at 10 Xiaomi products that got launched this year, but have not yet made their way to India.
Xiaomi recently launched the Mi Umbrella, which is capable of shaking off all the water droplets. Made using a Taiwanese carom cloth, and boasts an additional Teflon coating along with water resistance, which can protect user from harmful UV rays.
Last week, Xiaomi also unveiled its first-ever virtual reality (VR) headset, called VR Play headset. The device is made using materials like Spandex and Lycra, but work like Google Cardboard. It has a zipper design.
For those of you who have not already heard about it, you read it right! Xiaomi has a portable mosquito repeller to keep those annoying mosquitoes away and to combat them. However, it does not use sound technology, as it works using a mosquito mat inserted inside the device. Measuring in 4.6cm in diameter,it is a portable device that been launched for less than Rs 300, if you convert its price to Indian currency.
Xiaomi also has a pen named Mi Pen, which is a regular refillable pen with Swiss PREMEC refills. It can be used with Japanese mikuni quick-drying ink, which not only dries up easily, but does not ever fade or break. The Mi Pen is available in two colors, black and white. It costs about Rs 200.
Xioami launched an electric rice cooker that comes with smart features. Xiaomi's Mi Rice cooker uses electromagnetic heating technology, along with a magnetic relief valve to control the inside pressure. It can also recognize the type of rice and automatically adjust the cooking methodology. The Mi Rice Cooker has been priced for around Rs 10,000.
If a rice cooker is not enough, Xiaomi also has a kettle to help you in kitchen. The Xiaomi Mi Kettle might sound like a regular electric kettle that can boil water, however it is much smarter. You can operate it and change its settings with the help of a smartphone, using the Mi Home app. The kettle is priced around Rs 2,000.
Xiaomi in partnership with Yunmi Technology came up with its smart water purifier, called the Mi Water Purifier, earlier this year. The USP of its water purifier is that it can purify, filter and desalinize water using Reverse Osmosis (RO) process. This portable device is capable of giving 400 gallons of pure water in a day. The device cost around Rs 13,000.
Well, Xiaomi also has sports shoes that come with smart features. The company along with Li-Ning developed a range of sports shoes, called the Xiaomi Li-Ning smart shoes. These can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth. The shoes come with sensor fitted in the sole to track number of steps, calories burnt and other fitness-related data. These smart shoes start can be bought for price starting from Rs 2,000.
Xiaomi has a Segway-like self balancing scooter called the Ninebot Mini. It can be connected to a smartphone to show speed and other traffic data. You can travel at speeds up to 16km/h, and go up to 22km on a single charge. The Xiaomi Ninebot Mini is comes with a price tag around Rs 20,300.
Xiaomi also has a bedside lamp developed by Yeelight, which is a part of the company. The lamp can be controlled using a smartphone. It has 16 million colors, and can use gestures to change colors, brightness levels and more. The Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside Lamp is priced around Rs 2,500.