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Xiaomi Proves that Good Everyday Gadgets Needn't be Expensive!

15 February 2018 | Jonathan So

Offering impressive specs at affordable price tags, Xiaomi is your go-to brand for budget tech-hunting!

Many tech gadgets that we see today are exorbitantly-priced, sometimes way above its actual value. This has caused many individuals to think twice whenever they want to purchase new gadgets to improve their lifestyle. Xiaomi proves that price does not equate to quality by providing affordable and reliable gadgets that every tech-savvy individual can appreciate. Besides being known for its smartphones, Xiaomi also has a flurry of other devices that are equally impressive.

Xiaomi proves that price does not equate to quality by providing affordable and reliable gadgets

Chinese electronics company, Xiaomi has taken the technology world by storm through its marketing strategy of offering gadgets with commendable specs at oh-so-affordable prices. This approach has proven to be effective as its products are more accessible to a wider range of demographics.

Here are a few noteworthy recommendations from Xiaomi’s extensive inventory that you can purchase the next time you want to expand your current kit of gadgets:

Mi Bluetooth Speaker

If you want a portable speaker that you can bring along with you wherever you go, then Xiaomi Bluetooth Speakers might be just what you are looking for. Not only is it aesthetically-pleasing, its compact and lightweight design at 270g means that you can indulge in your favourite music while on the move.

Created for audiophiles, the Mi Bluetooth Speaker offers crisp audio quality and supports multiple playback modes. Moreover, the speaker is also extremely versatile as it is compatible with smartphones, tablets, TVs, laptops, and more. The speaker also has respectable battery-life, lasting up to 8 hours on a full charge, guaranteeing plenty of playbacks. The Mi Bluetooth Speaker also comes with hands-free support which enables you to answer your calls while working on something else. Just press the play button to transition to hands-free mode.

Created for audiophiles, the Mi Bluetooth Speaker offers crisp audio quality and supports multiple playback modes.

Mi Band 2

Planning to maintain a healthy lifestyle despite your busy schedules? The Mi Band 2 is a worthy companion for you to achieve your fitness goals. The smartwatch sports an OLED display that provides ample brightness for you to see more at a glance both during the day and at night. With a simple tap on the button, you can also check on the steps you have taken and your current heart rate.

The Mi Band 2 also features an improved pedometer algorithm that enables the device to filter out any unnecessary movements which enable it to measure steps taken and exercise more precisely. Thanks to its built-in motion sensor, the Mi Band 2 can automatically detect when you begin your workout which saves you the hassle of switching modes to activate its detection system. Other functions featured on the Mi Band 2 includes alerts to tell you if you have been sedentary, sleep monitors to track your sleep patterns more accurately, as well as notifications for incoming calls and messages for you to access them without touching your phone.

Xiaomi Amazfit Bip Smartwatch HK$ 541.35 Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip BIT Lite Youth Verison GPS+GLONASS Location IP68 Waterproof Heart Rate Monitor Smart WatchMain Features:1. Heart rate monitor:Considerate monitor contact designed on the behind of the watch take care of your health anytime and anywhere2. GPS + GLONASS dual positioning:Easy to find accurate position provide you safe assurance3. Sleep monitoring:Carefully monitor your sleep quality.4. Bluetooth 4.0:Connected with mobile phone App stable fast and super low consumption.5. 1.28 inch with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass screenBest suitable screen size with high definition picture displaying gives you great experience.6. 3.7V / 190mAh Polymer Lithium Battery.Specification:Hardware:Brand: XiaomiBluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.0IP rating: IP68Waterproof: YesFunctions:Alert type: VibrationBluetooth calling: Phone call reminderHealth tracker: Heart rate monitorPedometerSedentary reminderSleep monitorMessaging: Message reminderOther Function: AlarmBarometerGPSScreen:Screen: Corning Gorilla Glass ScreenScreen resolution: 176 x 176Screen size: 1.28 inchOperating mode: Press buttonBattery:Battery Capacity: 190mAhCharging Time: About 2.5hourStandby time: 45 daysType of battery: Polymer lithium batteryPeople: Female tableMale tableDial and Band:Band material: SiliconeCase material: PolycarbonateShape of the dial: RectangleFeatures:Compatible: Android 4.4 / iOS 8.0 and above systemsCompatible OS: AndroidIOSWeight and Size:Package size (L x W x H): 15.00 x 15.00 x 15.00 cm / 5.91 x 5.91 x 5.91 inchesPackage weight: 0.1420 kgProduct size (L x W x H): 24.00 x 2.50 x 1.30 cm / 9.45 x 0.98 x 0.51 inchesProduct weight: 0.0320 kg Note: Please allow 1-3mm differs due to manual measurement.Due to the different display and different light the picture may not show the actual color of the item. Thanks for your understanding.

Mi Power Banks

Another key product in Xiaomi’s inventory is its power bank. Available in 5000mAh, 10,000mAh capacity, 20,000mAh capacity, and more, the power banks can be lifesavers especially in situations where you need to recharge your phone battery. The power bank comes with a Type-C adapter for a wide range of charging options that support all types of personal devices. The power banks are also fully equipped to ensure that it intelligently adjusts power output so that you can charge each connected device safely.

Mi VR Play

Save yourself from a bad case of FOMO by getting yourself a pair of Mi’s VR Play goggles. Explore the world of Virtual Reality (VR) at the comfort of your home with Mi VR Play goggles from Xiaomi. All you need is a compatible smartphone and optional headphones to experience what virtual reality can offer. The Mi VR Play is wrapped in smooth, lightweight, durable Lycra to provide extra comfort for prolonged periods. The goggle also features two-way zipper locks to hold your phone more securely.

Feeling like adding some Xiaomi gadgets into your inventory? Complement them with Xiaomi’s line of smartphones as well below for the complete techie package!

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 HK$ 1,765.37 Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Octa Core 6.44 inch Screen Display Android 7.1.1 4G Phone with 4GB+RAM 64GB MemorySpecification:Brand : XiaomiModel : Max 2Form Color : Black;GoldSIM Card Type : Nano SIM Micro SIMSIM Card Quantity : 2Dimensions : approx.174.1 * 88.7 * 7.6mm/6.85*3.49*0.29''Weight : approx.211gNetwork:Network Type : 2G 3G 4G2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz;CDMA BC03G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz; TD-SCDMA B34/39;CDMA EVDO BC04G: FDD-LTE B1/3/5/7/8; TDD-LTE B38/39/40/41WLAN : 802.11 a/b/g/n/acSystem:Operating System : Android 7.1.1OS : MIUI 8CPU : Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0Ghz Octa CoreGPU : Adreno 506 650MHzStorage:RAM : 4GBROM : 64GBCard Extend : Support external for Micro SD/TF cardMax. Expansion : up to 128GBCamera:Front Camera: 5.0MP Resolution : 85 wide angle lens f/2.0 apertureBack camera: 12.0MPFlash : Two-tone flashDisplay:Size : 6.44 InchType : FHD Capacitive Touch screen Sunlight display Night display 72% NTSC color gamut Resolution : 1920*1080 Pixel 342PPIMulti-Touch : YesBattery:Quick Charge : 3.0 9V/2ABattery Capacity : 5300mAh (tpy) / 5200mAh (min) (Built-in) Charge interfaceType-C Other FeaturesLanguage : Multi-languageMessage : SMS/MMS/E-MailGPS : GPS A-GPS GLONASS BDS.GPRS : YesWAP : YesBluetooth : V4.2 Bluetooth HIDGyro sensor : YesLight Sensor : YesAccelerometer sensor : YesDistance Sensor : YesHall Sensor : YesIR blaster : YesFingerprint : Yes Note: Please allow 1-3mm differs due to manual measurement.Due to the different display and different light the picture may not show the actual color of the item. Thanks for your understanding.

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