Xiaomi has a couple of new products at Walmart and unveiled today’s roundup at an event in New York City. The first is a 150-inch projector that costs $ 1,999.99 at Walmart, doubles as an Android TV. It’s weirdly too expensive for what it is, but it also marks one of Xiaomi’s rare expansions in American offerings.
There are a couple of things to discuss here, namely that the projector is oddly expensive for a 1920 x 1080p screen. Xiaomi says that it has no concrete plans to bring a 4K version to the US, and that this is the same model that is sold in China. You could have found cheaper 1080p projectors in 2016.
Still, the projector has a number of positives including an ultra-short throw, so it can be positioned 20 inches from the wall and still display a bright and colorful image, in contrast to other projectors that may need to be positioned on the back. back of A room and display a faded image. There is also a detector on the top of the projector, so if you get too close to the laser, the projector will automatically turn off its light to avoid damaging your eyes. The device also comes with a corresponding remote control with which you can invoke Google Assistant.
There are three HDMI 2.0 ports, two USB ports, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. It also has four speakers that support Dolby audio. The sound coming from the Mi Laser projector is relatively decent, with minimal bass. It’s enough to enjoy your average pop song, but it’s probably not great for listening to precision-tuned orchestral music or deep bass dubstep.
Xiaomi also released a Mi LED desk lamp for $ 39.99, a Yeelight LED bulb for $ 19.99, and a Mi bedside lamp for $ 44.99. Most of these are self-explanatory smart smart devices, in which you can adjust the brightness and freshness of the light via the corresponding Mi Home app. They all come in a very generic white design.
There’s also a smart plug for $ 14.99 that lets you control the power flow of common appliances through the Mi Home app, thus turning a normal appliance like a coffee machine into something that you can remotely turn on and off. Additionally, Xiaomi made a second-generation version of its Mi Box, called the Mi Box S, which runs on Android TV 8.1 and costs $ 59.99. All products are compatible with Google Assistant.
All products are now available in the United States through Walmart. This is not the first time that Xiaomi has partnered with Walmart to sell products in the United States, although the company is certainly diversifying its offerings over time. We asked Xiaomi if it plans to offer Black Friday deals on these products and we will update this article with more details.