5 Must-Have Xiaomi Gadgets for your Smart Home
People often associate Xiaomi with their smartphones and the Roborock vacuum cleaner. But I just had to tell you about all the other household products from Xiaomi that are equally as amazing. I know how tough it is to maintain a clean and tidy house, especially since most of our time is spent at work or in school.
With Mi Home, it is a telltale sign that Xiaomi is extending its business into the home and living arena. From light bulbs to door locks, we bring you the best of what Xiaomi has to offer.
Singapore is one of the safest countries on Earth, but that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down. Whether it is for security or surveillance purposes, the Xiaomi Aqara G2 Smart Camera comes with motion detection and smartphone alerts to ensure that you will always be notified of what happens at home. We recommend this for those who with elderly or pets at home!
The lightweight camera weighs just slightly above 100g which allows it to be easily mounted on the walls, fridge or even cabinet corners! With Zigbee linkage available on most of Xiaomi’s devices, you can easily control them via the camera. Need to turn the lights off? Swivel your camera to the lights, click a button on the app, and the lights will go out!
The ultimate item in putting together a smart home is the Xiaomi Gateway set. Calling this the headquarters of all your Mi Home devices, you can connect and control all of them by the Hub. The hub consists of a Gateway that acts as a motion sensor, nightlight and radio; a Smart Wireless Switch to control your devices; a Window/Door sensor that acts as a motion detector when your door or windows open.
Connect to over 30 different devices with the app and you can even automate some of your devices to get them to turn on or off when the sensors are triggered. This is a must-have for homeowners looking to upgrade to a truly smart home.
Having a robot vacuum at home is one of the most convenient aspects of cleaning up. The Xiaomi Roborock S6 Robotic Vacuum is not the cheapest vacuum in the market but is one of the best robot vacuum available. By working with top-tier technological companies including Bosch, LG, Texas Instruments and Kodenshi, the Roborock S6 is a union of great design, technology and brands.
Advertised as a laser mapping robotic vacuum, the smart Roborock S6 can be automated to clean a designated area at specific timings via preset pathways and routes. This allows you, or rather the vacuum, to clean your home even when you are not at home. Homeowners with Alexa will be glad to know that Roborock S6 is also compatible and works well with Amazon’s virtual assistant.
The Xiaomi Yeelight E27 doesn’t help to clean up your house but is a uber-cool gadget to have at home. It was hard to phantom that a simple LED lightbulb has 16 Million different colours, and can be remotely controlled by Alexa, Google Assistant, the Yeelight smartphone app and even by voice command!
If this is how clapping lights worked in movies, then I’ll be more than happy to get some of these light-controlled lights. Additionally, the sleep mode also sets the light to dim after 15 minutes and sets you up for a good night’s sleep.
Even though the haze is gone, the air at home may still contain tons of dust particles due to construction, gas exhaust from vehicles, and general air pollutants. The Xiaomi Air Purifier 3 comes with the acclaimed HEPA air filters and purifies the air in just 7 minutes. Controllable by the Gateway hub or the Mi Home app and equipped with timer settings, we say the compact and minimalistic purifier will look right in place at your home!
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