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Xiaomi expands its Mi Home range in India, launches 7 new products

Making your home smarter and healthier

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Xiaomi is popular for making mobile phones and associated accessories, but the brand has a much wider portfolio of products in China that ranges from a toothbrush to a 150-inch wall projector. The company wants to establish itself in the long run and has been trying to launch new Mi Home products in India.

Now, the company has announced the launch of the Mi Band 3, Mi Home Security 360 Camera, Mi Luggage, three Mi TVs, and Mi Air Purifier 2S. Except for the Mi Luggage, all other products are connected to the internet and play a key role in setting up the brand’s ecosystem.

Mi Band 3

The fitness tracker is experiencing high demand in the country thanks to its assertive pricing. It has a heart rate sensor, a slightly bigger OLED display, 20 days of battery life, and incoming calls and messages notifications. It has been priced at INR 1,999 (US$ 27) and will be available via Mi.com and Amazon.in.

Mi TVs

Three new TVs have made their way to India: Mi TV 4 Pro, Mi TV 4A Pro, and Mi TV 4C Pro. They run on Android TV out of the box and also have Xiaomi’s proprietary PatchWall platform installed. PatchWall is an algorithm-based discovery software that combines all your apps like Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube to create a single UI. The best part is, PatchWall also works will almost all DTH set-top boxes in India.

The Mi TV 4 Pro has a 55-inch 4K panel and is priced at INR 49,999 (US$ 690). The Mi TV 4A Pro owns a 49-inch Full HD panel and is priced at INR 29,999 (US$ 413). Lastly, the Mi TV 4C Pro is equipped with a 32-inch HD panel and a price of INR 14,999 (US$ 206).

Mi Home Security 360 Camera

This home surveillance camera offers 360-degree coverage and comes equipped with infrared night vision, intelligent motion detection, and real-time two-way talk. It has a microSD card slot for local storage and a 64GB card can store up to five days of recorded footage. The camera is very easy to use and can be controlled via the Mi Home app. It is priced at INR 2,699 (US$ 37) and will be up for sale starting October 10.

Mi Air Purifier 2S

The Mi Air Purifier 2S has a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of up to 310m³/h and continues the previous design of a cylindrical filter structure. The purifier has a small OLED display that can show real-time PM2.5 levels and 0.3μm particles in the room. The purifier can be controlled via the Mi Home app and can also utilize Google Assistant and Alexa. It is priced at INR 8,999 (US$ 124) and is available via Mi.com and Flipkart.com.

Mi Luggage

This is the only device here that isn’t “smart” or connected to the internet. The suitcase is built from resilient polycarbonate fiber and the wheels are buttery smooth. The combination lock is TSA-approved and comes in two sizes: the Mi Luggage 20 is priced at INR 2,999 (US$ 41) while the Mi Luggage 24 is priced at INR 4,299 (US$ 60).

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Xiaomi’s 200W charger is coming next year

Production starts June

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Xiaomi is reportedly gearing up for the mass production of its 200W HyperCharge next year. This week, the charging wars heated up with iQOO’s rumored 160W charging solution coming out for the iQOO 8. Though the rumor was impressive, Xiaomi’s 200W wired charging solution, which was revealed earlier this year, was always looming in the shadows.

Back in May, the Chinese company official unveiled the charging solution, touting a charge time of just eight minutes for a 4000mAh battery. The solution also boasted a 120W wireless charging compatibility to boot. Naturally, as with most new technologies announced, it takes a while before the company can safely release it for the public. True enough, some reports warned that the blazing fast solution actually degraded batteries.

However, according to Chinese publication MyDrivers, Xiaomi is ready to unleash it to the public. The company is reportedly aiming for production to start as early as June 2022. It will supposedly pair up with Xiaomi’s most premium model next year, the Mi 12 Ultra.

For years, Chinese companies have worked on creating the best charging solutions for consumers. Though most new ones are just experiments at this point, some are already coming out for the market. Besides the impressive 160W charger from iQOO, Samsung is also reportedly working on a much-needed fast charger for next year’s flagships.

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi unveils 200W fast charging technology, calls it HyperCharge

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Steelseries unveils new Prime lineup of gaming peripherals

Get your head, and hands, in the game

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Steelseries Prime

Steelseries has a knack for creating some of the best peripherals in Esports. This time around, they’re looking to expand their growing library of Esports peripherals with some “pro” help. After collaborating with over 100 competitive professional players, the company unveils its new Steelseries Prime lineup of gaming peripherals.

Within the Prime lineup, Steelseries introduces three new gaming mice: the Steelseries Prime, Steelseries Prime+, and Steelseries Prime Wireless. For the company, these three gaming mice bring their own set of features and customization depending on the user’s style of play. Although, all three mice come with a TrueMove sensor that provides proper tracking performance fit for competition.

Along with these, Steelseries also introduces the Steelseries Arctis Prime gaming headset. Built on the heritage of the Arctis franchise, this headset provides great sound quality in a comfortable and lightweight package. Also, the Arctis Prime comes with new noise-isolating ear cushions to eliminate background noise during playback.

The Steelseries Prime lineup is currently available in Steelseries’ official stores on Shopee and Lazada and select authorized dealers. For the SRPs, the gaming mice are priced at SG$ 119 (Prime Gaming Mouse), SG$ 149 (Prime+ Gaming Mouse), and SG$ 299 (Prime Wireless Gaming Mouse). Meanwhile, the Steelseries Arctis Pro retails for SG$ 179.

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Nothing’s first TWS earbuds will have 24-hour battery

According to CEO Carl Pei

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When Carl Pei announced his first venture after OnePlus, it was shrouded in mystery. Simply called Nothing, the new business showed no indication as to what it was working on except for a hard focus on audio products. However, as time passed, Pei is slowly drip-feeding the world with little tidbits about the company’s first product. The CEO has already revealed the upcoming Nothing ear (1). Now, we have a few more details about the wearable.

According to Pei, the wearable will come in a semi-transparent case, rivalling its competitor’s opaque cases. Further, the case will have a 570mAh battery capable of fast wired and wireless charging capabilities.

Pei boasts that the battery can last up to 24 hours with active noise cancellation enabled. Without the setting enabled, it can go for up to 36 hours. Because of the fast charging, a 10-minute charge can power the battery for up to 6 to 8 hours. It’s a massive claim especially for power users.

Nothing is expected to launch the ear (1) on Tuesday next week, July 27. It will be the company’s first launch since its founding earlier this year.

After that launch, Pei says that the company is already set to launch another device by the end of the year. Unfortunately, though the CEO is wont to reveal more information about the ear (1), he is keeping mum about the second one.

SEE ALSO: Carl Pei reveals price of Nothing’s first earphones

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