Xiaomi, a Chinese-based company best known for its smartphones is seriously thinking about entering the smart home business. Not only that, but the company already released several smart home products earlier today for testing purposes. The four unveiled products are called Ants smart webcam, Mi smart power plug, Yeelight smart light bulb and Mi smart remote center. Products like these are pretty common on the market, but Xiaomi added a bit of spice to some of them in order to make them more interesting. First off, the company says that the Mi smart power plug is the smallest multi-function 3C safety certified power plug in the world. The plug features a timer, a USB interface useful for charging various devices and it can be controlled remotely.
Next off, the Yeelight smart light bulb can gradually light up and comes in various color options. As for the Ants web cam, Xiaomi equipped it with a 111 degree wide lens that can capture video in 720p resolution. The camera also has 4x zoom and you can use it to make clear 2-way voice calls. This is perhaps the most uncommon product of the bunch as there are very few like it on the market at the moment. Last but not least, the Mi smart remote center is just what it sounds like and you can use it to control a wide range of devices in the smart home. These include music players, TVs, air conditioners and many more.
All these products are currently in their beta testing phase and Xiaomi didn’t give any further details about them. Presumably you will be able to control all of them with a smartphone app similar to how Samsung does it. Pricing and availability has not been announced yet, but more details will follow at some point in the future according to the company.