The digital smart home segment is massively growing year-on-year. Over the past few months, a couple of big consumer electronics companies have shown interest in this booming segment.
With an aim to address concerns about air quality in China, Xiaomi today announced an air purifier that can be connected to the user's smartphone and alerts users when the filters need to be replaced. The newly announced home air purifier cost 899 yuan or about Rs. 9,900.
According to reports, the air purifier takes space equivalent to an A4 sheet of paper. Being an internet connected device, it can be remotely controlled via Wi-Fi. Interestingly, when the filter requires replacement, the smart air purifier will automatically send a notification to a companion smartphone.
"Despite its small size, the Air Purifier is quite powerful too with dual-fans capable of pushing 10,000 litres of purified air per minute (406m3/h). This is made possible with its unique 9 double blade design that allows a smoother air flow compared to traditional fan design," writes Chinese tech new site SoyaCincau.
After conquering the smartphone market, Xiaomi's is aiming to be a big player in the connected home segment. The Beijing-based company has already announced a range of connected home devices including already smart light bulbs, connected cameras, set top box, Wi-Fi router and more.
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