September couldn’t have arrived sooner. Nearly every tech brand is prancing around to show off their new line of products and even though there are some challenges from our resident virus, it’s still not stopped tech brands from pushing out new and revised products.
Xiaomi’s annual event where it launches anything but smartphones is right on schedule, but you don’t have to go looking for multiple links. The nice people at Stuff (that’s me) have compiled a healthy list of all the new products launched at the Smarter Living 2022 event.
Mi NoteBook 2021 Series
Xiaomi’s laptop segment has been going after the big guys, but now it’s truly undercutting the competition and HOW! There are two new laptops — Mi NoteBook Ultra and Mi NoteBook Pro. Both are made from Aluminium alloy and are relatively thin. The best part is that the Ultra comes with a 3.2K display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pro has a 2.5K resolution display.
It’s got a bigger trackpad, spaced out keys, a 720p camera, fingerprint sensor, and all the necessary ports you’ll need. It even charges with a USB Type-C port. It’s pretty much a MacBook clone in terms of look and design, but you don’t have to pony up the Apple tax here. Both models come with Intel 11th gen i5 processors and up to 16GB of RAM. The Intel Iris Xe on-board graphics and the 512GB NVMe SSD storage are great for light workloads that require rapid speeds.
The laptops will be available from August 31. The Mi NoteBook Ultra starts at ₹59,999 while the Pro starts at ₹56,999.
Mi TV 5X Series
A refresh to the Mi tellies, the new ones come with 4K and HDR formats like Dolby Vision, HDR 10+ and HDR 10. Even the 40W speakers support Dolby Atmos and the display can adjust the brightness automatically depending on the surrounding light. It also has a DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Fresh new updates to PatchWall are also coming your way. It comes with IMDb ratings integrated, and 75+ free live channels that can be accessed from PatchWall directly. You also get eARC and ALLM support via 3x HDMI 2.1 ports.
The Mi TV 5X series is going for ₹31,999 for the 43in model, ₹41,999 for the 50in, and ₹47,999 for the 55in. They will be available starting September 7.
Mi Smart Band 6
The Mi Smart Band 5 was our award-winning fitness tracker, and this time Xiaomi has tweaked the winning formula to 2021 standards. There’s now a slightly bigger, sharper and brighter screen. A 1.56in AMOLED display is slapped on your wrist and has more than 80 watch faces and five different colour straps.
You also get SpO2, sleep, heart rate and all that smart tracking stuff built-in. It also comes with auto-detection for six common fitness activities. Water resistance and the two-week battery life might jump the Band 6 to a do-it-all smart band without breaking the bank. You can run away with it starting August 30, but make sure to pay ₹3,499 for the thing.
Mi Router 4A Gigabit Edition
A router was all that was left to create Xiaomi’s walled garden. The 4A is a fibre optic router (and no you cannot put the JioFibre cable in it) with speeds up to 1167Mbs speeds. It’s got a heatsink and everything to ensure 24/7 operation without heating like a toaster, and has a dual-frequency connection for 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. It’ll be available from September 15 for ₹2,199.
Mi 360 home security camera 2K Pro
Trying to figure out who ate your chocolate from the fridge? Well, now you can expose the culprit in 2K resolution and remove any doubts that may come from pixelated footage. Does the Fridge raider come at night? It’s got a 940nm infrared light sensor and the IR doesn’t glow red also. Convinced that you’re the fridge raider and want to hide your nightly escapades from your loved ones? It’s got a physical privacy shield that blocks the lens once it’s switched off from the Mi Home app.
There’s also a two-way voice calling feature with noise reduction tech. The camera has a 118° FOV and you can store the footage on a microSD card, free seven days rolling cloud storage of motion-triggered video clips and NAS storage. The cam will be available from September 15 starting ₹4,499.
Xiaomi Running shoes
The third iteration of Xiaomi’s shoes come with an energy absorption design and an anti-twist feature that helps with a smooth landing. What sounds like three words mashed together, the Cloud Bomb Popcorn midsole is here to make the shoe light and flexible, and the outsole has a racing tyre inspired rubber grip. There’s also a 3M reflective Xiaomi logo at the back and laces along with Microban protection against stinky feet. The shoes will be available in Blue, Gray and Black starting August 26 for ₹2,699.