Not so long ago, the Xiaomi brand joined the list of most popular manufacturers of smartphones. We know that Xiaomi phones are cheap enough, and they offer very powerful hardware, good cameras, and stable software. Moreover, in recent year the company has significantly expanded its range of devices. Now you can buy almost any gadget from Xiaomi, starting from a toothbrush, and ending with an electric scooter.
So, we choose TOP 10 the Best and Most interesting gadgets from Xiaomi to buy in 2018.
1. Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Fitness tracker
It is one of the most popular smartbands or fitness trackers on the market. Like many other Xiaomi products, the first version of Mi Band attract customers with its simple design, low price and sports functions. The second generation has received a display and some new features, but it is still one of the most affordable fitness bands on the market.
Mi Band 2 is a small capsule in a silicone strap. It can count the user’s steps, burned calories, sleep phases and heart rate. The special application on your iPhone or Android smartphone allows to monitor daily activity.
There are rumors that Xiaomi plans to release the third generation Mi Band 3. It means right now the price of Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is very attractive.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Smart Watch
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Video Review
2. Original Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum 1st Generation
You know that Xiaomi often copies the features and design from other manufacturers, but it releases very good products at affordable price. The same situation with Vacuum cleaner. Almost all the functional features and design of Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum cleaner are borrowed from other manufacturers, however its price and efficiency allows the company to be one of the most successful on the home appliances market.
In short, Xiaomi Mi Robot is a round-shaped object on wheels that uses the infrared distance sensor to study the room, build its map, and then start cleaning. The front bumper of vacuum cleaner has an ultrasonic sensor that allows it to approach the obstacles. Using a special algorithms, Xiaomi robot identifies people, animals and other moving objects on the map without taking them into account during cleaning.
Using the brushes, the vacuum cleaner extracts debris from the “folds of the terrain” and sucks it into 420 ml dust collector with a filter and a sensor (the robot will not start cleaning if the user forgets to insert the dustbag after cleaning). The built-in battery of 5200 mAh allows the vacuum cleaner to clean an area of about 250 square meters. After that it will independently find the docking station, park it and start charging the battery. The device can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet using a special app.
Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Review Video
3. Xiaomi Mijia Camera Mini 4K 30fps Action Camera
DVR from Xiaomi are very popular among by thousands of car and moto drives. The camera is easily placed on the windshield (two stickers in a package) and connected using a cable (3.5 meters of USB cable in package). Video is recorded cyclically, so it will not overload the memory card. The video quality is Full HD 1080p.
There is Sony camera with aperture f/1.8 and viewing angle of 160 degrees. DVR camera is equipped with 2.7 inch display and resolution of 426 × 250 pixels. You can watch the footage without removing the memory card on your smartphone or laptop via Wi-Fi connection.
Xiaomi Mijia YDXJ01FM Mini 4K 30fps Action Camera International Edition
Xiaomi Mijia Camera Mini 4K Review Video
4. Xiaomi TV 4A 43 inch
The last year Xiaomi introduced a new TV called Xiaomi Mi TV 4A. It is one of the cheapest TV on the market.
It is equipped with Amlogic T962 chipset, which includes a 64-bit quad-core processor with a frequency of 1.4 GHz and a GPU Mali 450 (750 MHz). There is 2 GB of DDR4 RAM and 32 GB of flash memory eMMC 5.1. The TV also has two HDMI connectors, two USB 2.0, one Ethernet and the other ports.
Of course, there is support of wireless interfaces (dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2). The rest supported technologies are HDR10 / UHD HLG standards and Dolby / DTS.
The control panel supports Mi Touch function, has a navigation wheel and other control buttons. You can also use it to control Xiaomi TV box via infrared port or Bluetooth.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 43 Review Video
5. Xiaomi Noise Cancellation In-ear Earphones Type-C Version
Xiaomi released a new model of headphones under the uncomplicated name Noise Cancelling Headphone. It is easy to guess that eadphones support noise reduction technology.
Xiaomi Noise Cancelling Headphone have earmolds of ergonomic design. Active noise reduction function allows to reduce the noise in the range from 50 Hz to 1500 Hz. The intensity of the noise cancellation system can be adjusted using the switch: maximum, medium, low. In addition to the specified switch, the aluminum control unit also has playback and volume control controls, as well as a built-in battery for power the noise canceling system.
It has a battery capacity of 55 mAh, which provides up to 12 hours of continuous working. It is charged via microUSB port in about 2 hours. This model is equipped with USB Type-C connector. The new headphones are made of aluminum alloy of the 6th series and has a black color design.
The price of Xiaomi Noise Cancelling Headphone is about $45.
Xiaomi Noise Cancellation In-ear Earphones Type-C Version
Xiaomi Mi ANC Type-C Earphones Review Video
6. Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Smartwatch 2 English Version
First of all, I want to note that Xiaomi Huami Smartwatch 2 has protection from water. As a result, it received some new sports modes for swimming and triathlon. Also new software functions are introduced, which help to plan training correctly. I talk about indicator of oxygen absorption (VO2 max), the effect of exercise (TE), load (TD) and recovery time.
Huami Amazfit Smartwatch 2 screen is one of the main advantages of the gadget. It uses a transflective display, which helps to reflect light. it means that the more light falling on display, the image is better visible. If it’s dark around, the backlight turns on automatically. The watch case is made of polycarbonate reinforced with fiberglass.
The smartwatch can monitor the quality of sleep, correctly identify its various phases. As fot the steps, the kilometers traveled and the calories burned. For those who have sedentary work will be pleased with customizable reminders about the need to get up and move. All collected information is transferred to the mobile app and there turns into visual graphs and tables.
As for the sport, Huami Amazfit Smartwatch 2 has special modes for eleven different types of training. These include running, walking, running on the track, swimming, biking, triathlon and so on. Depending on the selected mode, various indicators are displayed on the screen.
Huami Amazfit Smartwatch 2 should be good option not only for athletes, but also to supporters of healthy lifestyle. The gadget offers many useful functions that will be useful both in training and in everyday life.
Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Smartwatch 2 English Version
Huami Amazfit Smartwatch 2 Review Video
7. Xiaomi dafang 1080P Smart Monitor Camera
Xiaomi introduced another camera model called Xiaomi 1080p PTZ Smart Camera.
The new Smart Camera, as you can guess from the title, can record video in Full HD resolution. It costs only $22.
The new model received a new design. The shape of the body is the same as recently introduced Mi Speaker. The camera can rotate about a vertical axis by 360° angle. The sensor itself has a viewing angle of 120° and aperture f/2.3. It can additionally rotate vertically by an additional angle of 93°. A
This is a PTZ camera, so it is perfect for watching children or pets.
The new camera is equipped with six infrared sensors with a wavelength of 940 nm for recording at night. The night vision is acticated automatically when there is not enough lighting. The camera also supports an 18-step process of converting an image from Grayscale color model, which converts fuzzy night images into crisp black and white images.
In addition, Xiaomi dafang 1080P camera includes a built-in motion sensor that activates the camera at the right time and notifies the owner of an unexpected guest in the room with instant notification to smartphone.
Dimensions of the camera are 127.5x60x60 mm and a weight of 249 grams. It can work with devices on Android OS version 4.0 and higher or iOS version 8.0 and higher.
Xiaomi dafang 1080P camera Review Video
8. Xiaomi Mi Sphere Camera 4K Panorama Action Camera
It is the first panoramic camera from the Chinese company Xiaomi, but it looks more like DVR. New camera has similar design and plastic body with metal frames.
In the center of the front panel is a convex lens. A similar lens is located on the back of the camera. The viewing angles of both modules are 190°. When superimposed by each “eye” of pictures in the final image, it is possible to get the coverage of the entire surrounding space without dead zones. In panorama mode, you can make both photo and video. The maximum resolution of the camera when recording video is equal to 3456×1728 pixels, which corresponds to 3.5K format.
The Mi Sphere Camera app on smartphone allows to pair Xiaomi Mi 360 Panoramic with mobile device.
Xiaomi Mi Sphere Camera is protected from moisture water according to IP67 standard, so you can use it under the rain.
The package of camera includes a miniature tripod. Also you can use it as a comfortable handle when folding the legs.
Xiaomi Mi Sphere Camera 4K Panorama Action Camera
Xiaomi Mi Sphere Camera 4K Review Video
9. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
This is the first smartphone in our TOP best Xiaomi gadgets in 2018. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 received 5.99 inch display with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen is produced by LG, which is not surprising.
Thanks to the updated design, the effective display area has increased from 91.3% to 93%. Only lower bezel under the screen has decreased by 12%. Of course, in comparison with its predecessor, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has long body and display. The length of Mi Mix 2 is 151.8 mm, width – 75.5 mm. For comparison, the dimensions of Mi Mix is 158.8 mm and 81.9 mm, respectively.
The smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM. Also there is 64, 128 or 256GB of storage.
The main camera of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is great. It features 12 megapixel image sensor Sony IMX386 with a pixel size of 1.25 microns and a lens with a maximum aperture of F/2.0. Also the main camera has four-axis optical image stabilization system. In other words, the camera of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 borrowed from the model Mi 6. The resolution of the front camera is 5 MP. To the right of the main camera there is dual LED flash, and at the bottom – a fingerprint reader.
The smartphone is running on MIUI 9 on the base of Android 8.0 Nougat. The battery has a capacity of 3400 mAh with quick charging support Quick Charge 3.0.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Review Video
10. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3
The Chinese company produces laptops for a long time, and now you can choose from some very interesting models. Xiaomi laptops are often called “Macbook killers”. One of the most interesting laptop from Xiaomi is Mi Notebook Air 13.3. It has compact size and powerful hardware.
Xiaomi Mi Air 13.3 looks very beautiful. It has amzing all-metal body, high-quality protective glass, a comfortable keyboard with a soft key stroke, thin bezels around the display.
The laptop comes with Intel Core i5-6200U / i5-7200U (optional) with a frequency of 2.7 GHz. Also there is 8 GB of DDR4 RAM. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 pleases with discrete GeForce 940MX graphics card with 1 or 2 GB.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 - 8GB + 256GB + GEFORCE MX150
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 Review Video
So, it was our TOP 10 Best Xiaomi Gadgets to buy in 2018. Of course, there are many other interesting devices, for example, Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop 2018, but we tried to choose the most interesting from each category.