Xiaomi launched a new electronic folding bike called Xiaomi Qicycle for the urban commuters. This is an electric bike that can be folded when not in use making it convenient even while there is limited storage space.
The Qicycle is priced at 2,999 Yuan (approx. Rs 30,000) and it is a great addition to the portfolio of IoT products from Xiaomi. Xiaomi has launched many such IoT devices before making it unique from the rest.
But, Xiaomi is not the only smartphone manufacturer to come up with such different products. There are many others that have launched unique devices such as Sony, LG, and so on. Below, we have come up with a list of such different devices from smartphone makers.
Priced at 2,999 Yuan (approx. Rs 30,000), the Xiaomi Qicycle is highly portable. Except the main beam and its tires, the whole bike can be folded and fit into the trunk of a hatchback. The cycle weighs in just at 13.5 kg, so it should not be very heavy to pick it up.
It is electrically powered with a 250W 36V high-speed motor that is accompanied with torque-sensing abilities to assist in the pedaling action. It has the ability to sense the effort you are putting into pedaling and it can assist with the enough power automatically.
The motor is powered by 20 Panasonic batteries each with a capacity of 2,900 mAh and it is claimed by Xiaomi that the battery can last up to 45 km on a single charge.
Lately, at the Zenvolution event held before Comnputex 2016, Asus unveiled the Asus Zenbo, its first household robot. It is claimed to be designed to address the requirements of the family members. It has also specific functionality for the senior members and helps in safeguarding their health.
The Zenbo will offer spoken reminders of significant details such as medication, doctor appointments, and exercise schedules. It helps in making video calls, using social media, purchasing on shopping sites, etc. This robot is priced at $599 (approx. Rs 41,000).
Xiaomi Mi Drone
The Xiaomi Mi Drone is an inexpensive quadcopter that has an inbuilt camera that can shoot up to 4K videos. This will ship in two variants - a low-end variant that is an FHD 1080p model and an high-end variant with 4K 30fps model. It has a 5,100 mAh battery and it can fly up to 27 minutes covering a range of 3 km.
The Xiaomi Mi Drone features a 12.4 MP camera with 360-degree and RAW functionalities. The camera has a 3-axis self-stabilizing gimble and it comes with a remote that features a dedicated shutter button a camera tilt-adjusting dial and a button for take-off and landing. This is priced starting from $380 (approx. Rs 26,000).
LG Rolling Bot
The Rolling Bot from LG is a new friendly and cute house bot that is an exciting accessory launched for the LG G5 smartphone. It connects to a Wi-Fi network and it is controlled by a dedicated app in the LG G5. The video can be streamed directly to the smartphone from the camera on the body of the Rolling Bot.
The Sony Rolly is an egg-shaped digital robotic music player that is made by Sony. It combines musical functions and robotic dancing as well. It has two wheels to rotate and spin and two bands of colored LED light that run across its edge and wings in the shape of a cup. The wings can open and close on either end and the same can be synchronized to the music that is being played.
Rolly has a G force sensor or accelerometer that detects if the player is horizontal or being held upright. The tracks can be shuffled just by holding the device upright.
Samsung Gear 360 Camera
Earlier this year, at the MWC 2016, Samsung launched the Gear 360 camera that is a 360-degree shooting camera. Priced at $349.99 (approx. Rs 23,000), this one features two fish-eye lenses with a 15 MP sensor each.
This camera can record 360-degree videos in 4K resolution and capture images that are of 30 MP resolution. Users can use one side of this camera in order to record 180-degree videos.