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Welcome to the my new weekly series exploring many of the "Smart Home" products from Xiaomi entitled:
"Xiaomi's Dream for Smart Living"
Xiaomi is considered as one of the most successful and most disruptive tech start-up in the world today. From a small company that started only as a custom firmware creator for Android (MIUI), on to becoming one of the biggest smartphone manufacturer in China and the world, Xiaomi dreamed, and fulfilled that dream! And there is no sign of stopping for this awesome company on their path to make the world a better place.
According to CEO Lei Jun:
This is the core of Xiaomi. If we are not sincere and reliable, users will see through us; and if we are not passionate, we will neither be able to bear the challenges we face on this path nor make products that touch people’s hearts.
Xiaomi's Vision for the future: a fully connected Smart Home
So how is Xiaomi going to "make products that touch people's hearts"? To many, Xiaomi is just a Smartphone company, but that's just the tip of the iceberg, as far as Xiaomi is concerned. Xiaomi aims to revolutionize the way we live. In fact, Xiaomi is currently invested in 55 companies, producing everything from vacuum cleaners to bracelets, and products we use on our daily lives. But they're not just your usual,cheap, ordinary stuff. They are stuff of science fiction made possible in the present - Smart Appliances and Home Devices that are all connected and controlled remotely. This kind of system is known today as "The Internet of Things" or IoT.
IoT is described as:
"Making everyday, ordinary things smart" - That's their motto. The Internet of Things (IOT) meant millions of "hyper-connected" smart homes, smart cities, smart refrigerators, and smart cars, that can be remotely controlled via the Internet. Its when everyday objects are connected to the internet and together as a system.
Know more about IoT here:
Here are 4 devices that you didn't know are by Xiaomi:
(Note that some of these products are from companies that Xiaomi is invested into.)
1. MiniJ Smart Washing Machine
The MiniJ Smart Washing Machine has small dimensions: 50 cm high, 63 cm width and 41.5 in depth. The machine weighs only 34 kilograms, which is much smaller than standard washing machines. Its maximum power 1,200 watts and a capacity are 2.8 liters.
13 built-in washing mode
high-temperature washing at 95°C (almost 100% sterilization)
connect to your smartphone and tracking the washing process
remote switching modes
It can be controlled by Xiaomi’s Mijia app, offering 14 washing modes, including sportswear, kids, and high-temperature washing.
2. Viomi L1 UV Germicidal Water Purifier
Welcome the new purifying agent code-named Viomi L1 UV Germicidal Water Purifier.
Filtering at a speed of 2000 L / day, this tap water purifier makes use of special filtration technology, called reverse osmosis (RO), where water runs through a membrane that catches contaminants with accuracy of 0,00001µm. 5 stage filtration system includes ultraviolet sterilization that helps to root out 99,99 % of microorganisms without adding chemicals to water.
For UV water treatment Xiaomi took germicidal lamps that emit UV light and have an ability to change the DNA-structure of bacteria, thus preventing them from reproducing. According to the website, UV lamps can work for 60000 hours without replacement.
And the most amazing part is that the system can be connected to the phone using Mi Home App, where it sends reports on water sterilization rate, calculates average water consumption and other functions.
3. XIAOMI MIJIA Dual Band Handheld Walkie Talkie with FM Radio
Now, this guy is not your ordinary walkie-talkie. The MiJia Portable Walkie-Talkie supports UHF frequency range of 403–470 MHz and VHF frequency range of 136—174MHz. Noise reduction technology allows to easily pick up what others are saying. If you are tired of talking, you can listen to the radio.
It has a voice-activated system that allows to start conversation without pushing the button. It is also equipped with a headphone jack for your headset. MiJia Portable Walkie-Talkie is equipped with a black-and-white LCD display that can show your current GPS coordinates and track them via your Mi Device.
4. XIAOMI MIJIA Smart Flowerpot
We're not kidding! This is real! What a time to be alive. For those who don't have the time to grow their plant properly, this pot is for you.
The pot is made from a high-quality shock-resistant and corrosion-proof ABS-material. It makes a nice décor not only for your home but for your garden as well since it supports IPX6 level waterproof. The pot is 14 cm in diameter, comes only in white and has a color-matching base.
350 mAh battery (that charges through microUSB);
IPX6 waterproof level;
remote control operated through Bluetooth 4.1 BLE;
And of course, you can manage your valuable plants through your Mi Device. This smart flower vessel has an LED-indicator telling you one of four statuses: the pot is being charged, it needs more charge, you should add more water or the soil needs fertilizers. You can spy on the plant from a distance using the app. There you will also find info on more than 3200 species of plants and maintenance methods.
What a time to be alive. And Xiaomi is one of those who aims to make the world a well connected world.
Next week, tune-in for the #2 episode of these series, as we continue to explore more about the Smart Home experience by Xiaomi.
See you! Iakwbos
Thanks and Credits to
for all the info and graphics.
So guys, which one would you want to have in your home? Feel free to comment below!