Xiaomi held an event today to announce a bunch of “lifestyle” products. Some of the announcements are wider releases for previously launched products, but others are entirely new. The lineup includes the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick, a global release for the Mi Band 5 (as the Mi Smart Band 5), and a new pair of Mi True Wireless earphones.
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick
Let’s start with the Mi TV Stick, which was prematurely listed for sale in Europe, and has already been unboxed. The Mi Stick TV is a small dongle with a quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. As we saw with the product listing, this model supports 1080p video output and Dolby and DTS surround sound. It runs Android TV based on Android Pie. Xiaomi is pricing the stick at just €39.99 (~$50) in Europe, which is considerably cheaper than similar products on the market.
Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic
Next up is the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic, a different model than the previous non-Basic version. The earbuds can give you up to 5 hours of playback on a single charge and an additional 15 hours with the charging case. The charging case uses USB-C and the earbuds have Bluetooth 5.0 with “environmental noise cancelation.” Essentially, ENC is for reducing noise in phone calls. The earbuds also have Google Assistant support. Xiaomi is pricing the buds at €39.99 (~$50) in select European markets.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5
The last product of note is the Mi Smart Band 5, which was launched earlier this summer in China as the Mi Band 5. The company is now giving the fitness band a wider release in select European countries. However, a few key features were left out of the international version: NFC and SpO2, or blood oxygen tracking.
Otherwise, this is the same fitness band with a 1.1-inch AMOLED display, 14-day battery life, heart-rate monitoring, 11 tracking modes, and more. Xiaomi is pricing the Mi Smart Band 5 at €39.99 (~$50) across Europe and it’s available in five colors: black, yellow, blue, orange, teal, and green.
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