Xiaomi may have outdone themselves with this one. Their phones and accessories are pretty well-known for offering insane quality for the price tag, but this might set a new bar.
The new 20,000 mAh Mi power bank can be fully charged in five hours, and with its six-pack of 3,350 mAh LG/Panasonic high-capacity cells, it has the potential to fully recharge your phone four times before it needs a boost itself. All for the low, low price of $24.
Although not many specifics are known about the device, it appears to have the same slender, high-quality design we saw in the 10,400 mAh predecessor. It’s a bit heavier than the previous model, weighing in at 338 grams, but that’s an understandable attribute considering its increased power density. We expect it to have an array of LED power indicators and at least 2 USB ports, but stay tuned for more concrete details as they arrive.
The question on everyone’s mind is: “Where can I get one?”
Unfortunately, if you’re outside of China you can expect to pay a hefty chunk for shipping. The power bank looks like it’s available for pre-order on BuyGou, but you might want to keep an eye on AliExpress as well.
That Mi line of products is pretty crazy. You might think this is the latest in a long line of jaw-droppingly inexpensive devices, and you’d be wrong. It’s at least the second-latest.
Yep. Only hours after Xiaomi released the new Mi power bank, they brought out the Mi Band 1S, a water-resistant fitness wearable that will cost you $15.
Like its forerunner the Mi Band, the 1S is compatible with both Android and iOS. It tracks heart rate, counts calories and steps, monitors your sleep, and will survive for up to half an hour under a meter of water if you try to drown it. All at a fraction the price of its similar competitors.
Again, the Mi Band 1S will be releasing exclusively in China this week, and there’s no word yet on where to pick one up overseas.
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