Xiaomi has just launched a slew of ecosystem products. In a way, they looked familiar as some brands already have such products. However, Xiaomi excels from the competitors in terms of pricing.
Here are the featured products during their launch – Mi Smart Band 5; Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and Mi Electric Scooter 1S; Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic; Mi TV Stick; Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34” and Redmi 9, Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C.
I have featured them here (with specs) in terms of my own preferences.
Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic
Looking at the design, I am sure it looks familiar. What is interesting is that with all the features in it, the pricing is kept really low at 39.99 Euro. Xiaomi does not skim on features. It has all the bell and whistles of a premium product at an affordable pricing.
- 150 x 75 x 35 mm
- Weight: 48g
- Audio Codec: SBC/AAC
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Input: 5V/1A
Battery & Charging
- Charging Port: USB-C
- Charging Time: 1.5h
- Battery Life (Single Charge): 5h
- Battery Life (with Case): 20h
- Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
- Pop up pairing
- Work distance: 10m
- Control type: Double tap
- Package content:
- Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic;
- USB-C charging cable; User manual.
Mi Smart Band 5
Smart band has become a very common item in our daily life. The latest Mi Smart Band 5 has a large, nice display and many added features compared to its predecessor. At 39.99 Euro, some might say that it is expensive. However, comparing to competitors, it is really affordable.
- Full Color 1.1’’ AMOLED display
- Resolution: 126 x 294 pixels
- Screen brightness: Up to 450 nits
- Adjustable brightness modes
- 65+ band display
- Customizable function module
- Strap colors:
- Black, Orange, Navy Blue, Yellow, Teal, Mint Green
- 2.5D tempered glass with anti-fingerprint coating
- Convenient magnetic charging
- 125mAh LiPo battery
- 14 days of standby time
- Optimized PPG heart rate sensor
- 3-axis accelerometer sensor
- 3-axis gyroscope sensor
- Dimensions: 46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45mm
- Adjustable strap length: 155-219mm
- 5 ATM water resistant
Connectivity & Compatibility
- Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
- Android 5.0 and above
- IOS 10.0 and above
- Mi Smart Band 5 x 1, Strap x 1, User manual x 1, Charging cable x 1
Mi TV Stick
This is a streaming powerhouse. At such a small size, it can transform a display (e.g. TV) to a streaming device. With the built-in Chromecast, you can play content from your mobile devices to a large screen. It comes with a remote controller with dedicated Netflix and Prime Audio button.
At 39.99 Euro, this is not a bad deal. BTW, it streams at 1080p and not 4K.
- Dimensions: 92.4 x 30.2 x 15.2mm
- Weight: 28.5g
- CPU: Quad core Cotex A53
- GPU: ARM Mali-450
- RAM: 1 GB
- ROM: 8 GB
Connectivity and ports
- HDMI x 1, Micro USB x 1
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz/5GH
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD@60fps
- Support: VP9-10, H.265, H.264, VC-1, MPEG1/2/4, real 8/9/10
- Formats: RM, MOV, VOB, AVI, MKV, TS, WMV, MP4
- Support: Dolby Audio and DTS
- Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, Flac, OGG
- TV stick, power adapter, remote control, user manual
Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34″
I believe this might become an important accessory at home in 2020. With many of us working from home, a bigger screen is always welcome. The Mi Curved Gaming Monitor is really at a nice price range of 399 Euro with its specs.
Design & Dimensions
- Including stand: 810.39 x 520.61 x 242.53 mm
- Color: black
- Resolution: 3440 x 1440 WQHD
- Aspect ratio: 21:9
- Curve ratio: 1500R
- Refresh rate 144Hz
- Brightness: 300nit
- Response time: 4ms
- Contrast ratio: 3000:1 (typ)
- Color spectrum: 121% sRGB
- HDMI 2.0 x2
- DP 1.4 x2
- Audio x1
- AC In x1
- Display x1
- Base x1
- Stand x1
- User manual x1
- Power cord x1
- DP cable x1
- Thumb screw x1
- Hex studs x4
- Wall mount screws x4
Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2
This is a love and hate product. With Singapore clamping down on PMDs and only restricting them to PCN (Park Connectors), this Mi Electric Scooter might not be of interest right now in Singapore.
I love the specs and the details in safety. At 499 Euro, it is at a good price range. There is also a lower-end version, Mi Electric Scooter 1S, at 399 Euro. You can read about it in the Press Release.
- Assembled dimensions: 1130 x 430 x 1180mm
- Folded dimensions: 1130 x 430 x 490mm
- Weight: 14.2 kg
- Color: black
- Max load: 100kg
- Battery capacity: 12800mAh/474kWh
- Motor power: 300W, max 600W
- Rated input: ?
- Charging time: 8.5hrs
Range and speed
- Max speed: 25km/h*
- Travel distance: 45km
- Climbing angle: 20%
- Braking system: eABS + mechanical
- Optimized Pneumatic tire for wear proof
- Front, rear and side reflectors
- 2W headlight
- Bluetooth 4.1 BLE and above
- Compatible with: Android 4.3 or iOS 9.0 and above
- Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 x 1, Charging adapter x 1, T-shaped allen key wrench x 1, extension nozzle x 1, screw x 5, user manual x 1, quick start guide x 1, legal statement x 1, maintenance card and warranty statement x 1.
If you have read to here, thank you. Please check out the Press Release for more products like the Redmi 9 Series of smartphones.
Xiaomi announces its latest ecosystem products
- Mi Smart Band 5, Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2, Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic, Mi TV Stick and Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’ are introduced
- Entry-level smartphones in Redmi 9 series are also showcased
SINGAPORE, July 15, 2020 –Xiaomi today announced the brand new additions to their IoT-connected smart hardware range. The products launched includes a brand new addition to Xiaomi’s popular smart band lineup, Mi Smart Band 5; Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and Mi Electric Scooter 1S; Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic; its first-ever Mi TV Stick; and Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34”.
The global online launch also included the presentation of Redmi 9, Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C.
Mi Smart Band 5
Revamped with a 1.1’’ high-resolution AMOLED display, Mi Smart Band 5 is made more convenient and stylish than ever before. Offering extra viewing space, Mi Smart Band 5 not only displays more real-time stats, but also allows users to personalize the band display with more than 65 theme options and customizable function modules. With an optimized PPG sensor, Mi Smart Band 5 now features more accurate heart rate tracking for 11 exercise types, including rowing, yoga, elliptical, jump rope and more. It also comes with a list of new features, spanning stress level detection, breathing exercises, female health tracking, PAI health matrix, and more. Charging the device is also made simpler with a new magnetic charger that snaps easily onto the back of the band, eliminating the need to remove the strap to charge. One full charge will support up to 14 days of battery life.1
The global recommended retail price of Mi Smart Band 5 is 39.99€. The local sales info and price in Singapore will be announced once the product is available.
Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and Mi Electric Scooter 1S
Built for every short commutes, Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 can reach speeds of 25 km/h and cover distances of up to 45km on a single charge.2 Its 300W brushless DC motor provides the power to effortlessly climb 20% incline slopes, while a built-in LCD allows riders to monitor real-time speed, riding modes, battery level, and more at a glance. Equipped with 8.5-inch pneumatic tires, the vehicle withstands wear and tear, absorbs shocks from bumps in the road. A dual braking system provides an extra level of security, while an added front, rear, and side reflector and powerful 2W headlight improve visibility to keep both the rider and other people on the road safe. Crafted from lightweight materials, this 14.2kg model can be folded up in less than three seconds, making it highly portable and easy to carry around.
The Mi Electric Scooter 1S variant can reach a maximum speed of 25km/h and travel up to 30km on a single charge.2 Its 250W brushless motor helps riders to climb up to 14% inclines effortlessly. Riders can drive with peace of mind thanks to the reliable double braking system and reinforced pneumatic tires. Weighing just 12.5kg, the scooter is light, agile, easy to fold and carry around.
The global recommended retail price of Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and Mi Electric Scooter 1S is 499€ and 399€ respectively. The local sales info and prices in Singapore will be announced once the products are available.
Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic
Created for music buffs and always-on-a-call business people, Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic offers 5 hours of uninterrupted play from full charge, with a total battery life of 20 hours from the 3 additional charges from its case.3 Equipped with dual-mic environmental noise cancellation technology, the earphones can filter background noise and ensure crystal clear sound quality for phone calls and music playback. Users can easily pause audio by removing one earphone thanks to the in-ear detection technology and can also pause or play music, pick up phone calls and access voice control by simply double tapping the earphone. Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic supports both SBC and AAC codecs, ensuring outstanding sound quality for both iOS and Android devices.
The global recommended retail price of Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic is 39.99€. The local sales info and price in Singapore will be announced once the product is available.
Mi TV Stick
Coming in a compact size, Mi TV Stick is a streaming device users can bring with them anywhere they want. Powered by Android TVTM, Mi TV Stick offers access to thousands of popular content titles, as well as apps and games via Google Play.4 No matter where, Mi TV Stick will surely immerse you with 1080p high resolution content and premium surround sound thanks to Dolby and DTS support. Users can instantly access Google Assistant, Netflix, and Prime audio using the dedicated buttons on the remote control. They can also easily cast content from their smartphones and tablets onto a larger screen using the built-in Chromecast function.
The global recommended retail price of Mi TV Stick is 39.99€. The local sales info and price in Singapore will be announced once the product is available.
Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34″
Boasting a WQHD 3440×1440 high resolution display, Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’ provides stunningly detailed picture quality for a truly life-like experience. Its 21:9 ultra-wide display increases the aspect ratio by 30% compared to standard 16:9 displays, while the screen’s 1500R curvature perfectly contours the human field of view to reduce distortion. Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’ offers users better gameplay visual capabilities and facilitates multitasking. Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’ also provides a 144Hz game-level refresh rate, achieving a 4ms response rate that dramatically reduces picture delays for ultra-smooth gaming experience. Screen considerably enhances the visual gaming experience thanks to the 121% sRGB wide color gamut, ensuring that beautifully designed games and interfaces reveal themselves in their true colors.
The global recommended retail price of Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34” is 399€. The local sales info and price in Singapore will be announced once the product is available.
Redmi 9 is the new entry-level smartphone touts major upgrades from its predecessor. As the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera set up, Redmi 9 helps capture life’s special moments. Meanwhile, users can view more with Redmi 9’s bigger and better screen. Featuring a 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, Redmi 9 offers an optimal visual experience with crystal-clear detail at your fingertips.
On the performance front, Redmi 9 sports an optimized MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, delivering a 207% improved performance over its predecessor. Paired with a 5020mAh (typ) large capacity battery, Redmi 9 packs the power you need for everyday work and play.
Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C
The two brand-new entry-level smartphones are equipped with a massive 6.53” Dot Drop display for an immersive viewing experience and a 5000mAh high-capacity battery that satisfies users who want to do more and enjoy more on their smartphones. Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C feature MediaTek Helio G25 and G35 respectively for smooth day-to-day operating experience.
Pricing and Availability
The local sales info and prices in Singapore of Mi Smart Band 5, Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2, Mi Electric Scooter 1S, Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic, Mi TV Stick and Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’ will be announced when those products are available.
Redmi 9 (4GB+64GB variant) is priced at SGD 218 is available online at the official Xiaomi stores on Lazada, Shopee, Singtel and Qoo10 as well as offline at Singtel stores, Authorized Mi Stores and other official offline retailers in Singapore.
In terms of colour options, Redmi 9 is available in three color variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple.
For more information, please refer to mi.com
1 Numbers acquired from the internal lab, actual battery life may vary depending on usage.
2 The maximum 45km range in a single full charge is measured under the following conditions: 75kg load, 30°C weather temperature, 70% humidity, flat road without strong winds, power saving mode, wind speed, operating habits, and other factors. Maximum speed may differ between markets to comply with the local laws and regulations.
3 Numbers acquired from the internal lab, actually battery life may vary due to different scenarios.
4 Google, Android TV, Google Play and other related marks are trademarks of Google LLC.
About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.
With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.
Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s leading consumer IoT platform, with 252 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 90 markets around the world.
In July 2019, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the first time, ranking 468th among all, and 7th among internet companies. Xiaomi is the youngest company on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list. In May 2020, the company made the Forbes Global 2000 List again and its ranking jumped to 384th.
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