Xiaomi is a popular Smartphone manufacturer in China and has been doing well in the Indian markets as well. On Monday, Xiaomi came out with the launch of a new self balancing two wheeled scooters called the Ninebot mini. This two wheeled vehicle is powered by a battery. Along with this scooter launch, Xiaomi also unveiled a brand new television from its end called the Mi TV3, which is a 60 inch TV. There were other products also showcased during the launch event.
Its First Two Wheeler
With the launch of the Ninebot mini scooter, Xiaomi announced its entry into the two wheeler segment. It was able to bring out this new battery operated vehicle in collaboration with the poplar transportation robotics firm in China, Ninebot. This is the same firm that owns the US based company, Segway. Xiaomi was very happy to have come out with its first product in the two wheeler category. Xiaomi said that the company has invested about a year ago in Ninebot, a giant along with Segway in the scooter field. What resulted out of this collaboration with Ninebot is in the form of the new Ninebot mini that is sure to entice all the Mi fans. This scooter is designed by keeping the interests of the Mi fans in mind.
About Ninebot Mini
The new scooter from Xiaomi is a self balancing scooter that is made using magnesium alloy that is popularly used I the aerospace industry. This means that the scooter is sturdy and quite durable. It weighs about 12.8 kilos. The device is power driven by a powerful battery which is said to give a mileage of 22 kilometers on a single charge. The maximum speed that the self balancing scooter can achieve is around 16 km/h. It is designed in such a way that it can easily move on roads with 15 degrees inclination. The best part is that the Ninebot mini can be controlled using Smartphone app. With the use of the app, the rider will be able to check out the traffic data, set preferences, check the speedometer, detect any faults and also carry out updating of the firmware. The Ninebot mini self balancing scooter can be controlled using the legs and it is designed to spin on the spot as well. The scooter is to be offered in both white and black colors. The Beijing based Android handset manufacturing company has priced the new Ninebot mini scooter at CNY 1,999 and this is approximately Rs. 20,500.
About Mi Tv3
Xiaomi also took this opportunity to announce a new smart TV called the Mi TV 3. This is a 60 inch smart TV that comes with the 4K display from LG with 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution. It is just 11.6mm and 36.7mm in its thinnest and thickest points respectively.
The main feature that you see in the new 60 inch TV from Xiaomi is that a single wire is used to connect the main board with the display of the Mi 3 TV. So, any fault in the TV means that you can replace the main board separately without needing to buy the entire smart TV. The new Mi 3 TV also runs on the MIUI Android based operating system and this is the same that is used in other Xiaomi smartphones and TV’s. The new 60 inch TV is priced at CNY 4,999 (approx. Rs. 51,000).
Other Gadgets Introduced
Xiaomi did not stop with just introducing the self balancing scooter and the Mi 3 60 inch smart TV, it also announced a few of the other new gadgets that it is brought into the market. A new Mi subwoofer will be coming out soon with an aluminum case. This woofer can be connected to the TV through Bluetooth. It is priced at CNY 599, which is approximately Rs. 6,100. The company also introduced a new Bluetooth voice controlled remote control unit that comes at a price of CNY 99, Rs. 1,000 approximately. The main board of the Mi TV was also launched by the company at the event and this is priced at CNY 999 (Rs.10, 000 approximately).
The Ninebot mini scooter will be on sale in China from November 3. The new Mi 3 TV will be launched six months from now after Xiaomi launches the Mi TV 2 (55 inch smart TV model) in March next year.