Mi Pen – a signature experience and a cost-effective option

As the first signature pen of the company, Mi Pen has drawn much attention from everyone. When Mi Eco-Chain Enterprise launched this xiaomi pen for 19 Yuan, nobody thought that it would spread like a wildfire, that they were out of stock in no time at the Xiaomi Mijia Stores, and people were purchasing it online and willing to pay an extra 10 Yuan for shipment. The Xiaomi mijia pen uses imported Swiss refill and imported Japanese ink. The refill uses a high-precision spring-sealed pen ball thus offering high durability and does not allow the ink to dry easily. The scientifically proven 9.5mm diameter offers a comfortable grip, of course it is enjoyable to write with the Mi pen, an experience that you do not want to miss. Get it the cheapest here! The packing of this Mi Pen by MiJia is very small and convenient, and when you hold in your hand you feel that it is pretty when compared to other pen (in their boxes).

The front of the package is also very simple, Xiaomi’s classic simple style.

Mi Pen is available in two colors, white or black. However, at present only the white variant is on sale, and you may have to wait for the black one.

The back of the package contains Mi Pen related parameters and details of manufacturer.

Xiaomi Pen (with packaging) compared to Mitsubishi UM100 Gel pen, may make you feel that the Xiaomi Pen is slighting shorter, but do not form an opinion yet, you do not know the feel factor. Mi Pen comes with a reusable packaging. Open the top the box, and the Xiaomi Mijia Pen along with the pen holder can be pulled out. Comparison between Xiaomi MiJia Pen and Mitsubishi UM100 shows that Mi Pen is significantly more delicate.

Xiaomi Mijia Pen looks elegant, not bad craftsmanship at all.

Meticulously packed Mi Pen, with pen holder and package box.

You will notice that Xiaomi pen has a red protection at the tip.

Here is the close up of the tip of the pen, secured with a redprotection cover.

The Mi Pen is simple to open. Rotate it counter-clockwise, and it is done. Here are the three disassembled parts. Mi Pen refill is imported from Switzerland, and the ink is imported from Japan. The actual writing process is very smooth. In the refill you will see the logo of MiJia and on the other side you will see the logo of Premec, the Swiss refill manufacturer. This shows that Xiaomi’s commitment to producing a quality product. As the first signature pen from MiJia, Xiaomi Pen with a price tag of 19 Yuan looks rather high, however not as high as international brand pens like Mitsubishi UM100. Though the pen is convenient and the writing experience is very good, Mi Pen at 19 Yuan is high. If someone is brand conscious and willing to pay premium for the brand, then they may choose Mont Blanc or other premium brands rather than MiJia. However, for the young millennials, a Mi Pen for 19 Yuan is a cost-effective option for a signature pen. Here is the best deal you can find online!

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Is It Worth to Buy | Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro Review

Appearance of Xiaomi air purifier Pro 

Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro is the latest air purifier introduce by Mijia in this November, compared with Xiaomi air purifier and Mi air purifier 2,  Xiaomi Mi air purifier pro is equipped with an OLED display and laser particle sensor that enables to shows real-time air quality and operation status. Features with new aerodynamic pressure system, it can services for an area between 35 square meters to 60 square meters, and the best part is it only sold 1499 yuan. Well, how good is this Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro performs? Let me evaluate this upgraded products for you today. Compared with the previous models, Xiaomi air purifier pro continues using tower shape design, with a white body and black display screen, a sense of modest design. Get it the cheapest here!

  

The upper part of the machine is the fan grille, switches and light sensors are also set at the top, long press the power button to switch between on and off.

 

Appearance of Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro

close look at top of the machine

You can view the current PM2.5 value in the air, temperature, humidity, WiFi link status and operation mode of the machine through the indicator at the front, just a glance and you know it all.

 

close look at indicator

It is worth mentioning that the OLED display with a user-friendly tricolor led ring, the color of the indicator will switch automatically based on the indoor PM2.5 concentration level.

   

Operation control button and door cover for filter places at the back of the Xiaomi mi air purifier pro, so the front appearance looks simple and beautiful. Features with new temperature and humidity sensors, dust laser sensor, this product have a CADR value of 500m3/h, can services rooms up to 35-60m2.

Rear of the Xiaomi air purifier pro

The part of the filter with a matte sense of design, you can gently open the cover without too much effort. 

Close look at power switch/switching indicator

Close look at temperature and humidity sensors, dust laser sensor

Filter replacement door cover

Details of the filter 

Filter is made by an ultra-dense Toray filter material, can remove contaminated ultra-fine particle, which including airborne allergens (pollen, dust mites, pet dander, molds, etc.) as well as bacteria and some viruses. 

Just gently and you can open the panel

The diameter of the filter is 200mm, height 293mm, in order to ensure ventilation and purification effect, it is recommended to clean the filter regularly.

Box for the Filter

The designed is very details and thoughtful, the lock/unlock setting is at the bottom of the box that you can easily find it when you want to install or take out the filter.

 

Filter lock/unlock setting

It is necessary to change the filter every 3-6 months. When the filter reaches its lifespan, every time you switch on the Xiaomi air purifier pro the indicator will show the remaining lifespan for filter in percentage. 

Filter

Close look at filter

Close look at filter

Filter is installed.

Lock the filter

Close the back panel

Please note that before removing or installing the filter, be sure to switch off the device. Replace the filter and switch on the devices and long press the switching indicator, you will hear a beep sound that notifies you the replacement of filter is successfully complete. The lifespan of the filter shown in indicator will reset. (Filter with RFID label at the bottom do not need to press the replacement filter switch) 

Control by smartphone App You can remotely control the Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro through smartphone App, how easy is that? I do some test, first of all you will need to install Mi Home App. This App can control multiple Mi device at once, so if your home has other Mi products, you can use this app to control too. Open Mi Home app, select my device-add and find the Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro from a list of Mi products. 

Interface for Mi Home App

Find out Xiaomi mi Air Purifier Pro

Next please follow the instruction to add Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier pro, the process should be easy and just need few minute to complete. 

Adding Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro

Find out the WiFi connection for your house and click connect.

Adding Xiaomi mi Air Purifier Pro

Is connecting

With Mi Home app, you can monitor your operation status for your Mi Air Purifier Pro in real-time, including indoor air conditions, temperature and humidity, etc. The benefits of using this app are you can on/off or adjust the mode for the devices whenever you are. 

Smart remote by Mi Home App

Smart remote by Mi Home App

Multi-function

You can adjust the mode on your mobile device

Scavenging effects of PM2.5 

Next, we will test the performance of Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro in scavenging effects of PM2.5 , noise, power consumption and wind speed.  

First, light up a cigarette in a 20-square-meter bedroom to test the capabilities of the Xiaomi Mi  Air Purifier Pro on dust detection and absorption.

 

Test for Scavenging effects of PM2.5

Is it consistent with the reading test by PM2.5 detector, Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro indicator show that the number is immediately soared up to 498 which is heavily polluted state, this proves that the detection capability of the device is very fast. 

heavily polluted state

At the means time, you can view the same value on your mobile device that shows the air quality is in heavily polluted state.

 

The reading show on mobile device

Then turn on the maximum wind speed mode, and use timer in your phone, to calculate how long the room can be restored back to good air condition.

Use mobile phone timer

Air quality restored back to good air condition

After about 16 minutes and 25 seconds, the indicator of Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro shows that the air quality in the room has reached an excellent state. Open the PM2.5 detector,  the reading is similar to what you saw on the indicator of the devices, this proves that Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro do a really good job in air purification.

 

PM2.5 reading after the purification

Testing for noise 

Next, we tested the noise level when operation of the Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro, the level of the noise in sleep mode, maximum wind speed mode and moderate wind speed mode were 38.5db, 58.7db and 69.5db respectively. 

Sleep mode

moderate wind speed mode

maximum wind speed mode

Compare with the noise level table shows that just a slightly higher noise level at maximum wind speed mode, but it is very quiet during normal operation and in sleep mode. Especially in the sleep mode, editor nearly not aware the device is operation although just stand beside it. 

Test for wind speed 

Review on air flow from the device base in different operation mode. 

sleep mode

maximum wind speed mode

auto mode

When activating maximum wind speed mode, the maximum wind speed measured on air outlet is 5.79m/s, with the strong wind power the clean air can deliver very fast to every corner of the room. 

power consumption 

Next will test on the power consumption in different operation mode. 

standby mode

sleep mode

auto mode

maximum wind speed mode

The power consumption measurement in standby mode is 0.93W, and the power consumption measurement in sleep mode, auto mode and maximum wind speed mode are 4.72W, 19.54W and 66.27W respectively. 

Summary of the review 

Summary for the Xiaomi air purifier review: Compared with the first generation Xiaomi air purifier and second generation Xiaomi air purifier 2, Xiaomi Air Purifier Pro combines the advantages of two generations of products, and features a new additional OLED display screen and the laser particle sensor, which make it able to services for larger area. It is very convenient to control the device by mobile phone smart control, especially for Mi fans it is a great experience to control multiple devices for just one App. Scavenging effect of PM2.5 is also good, but there are not much different if compare to other products in the market in terms of performance noise, wind speed, power consumption. Overall, just a 1499 Yuan you can buy this device with this performance, it is still worth to buy. I recommended you to buy Xiaomi air purifier pro. Here is the best deal you can find online!

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Weekly Xiaomi News (Oct.30th-Nov.5th)

MiWeekly, your weekly newsletter on select top stories on Xiaomi, for the Xiaomi fans served with best quality dosage. Here is this week’s latest Xiaomi news.

1.    IDC report: Xiaomi sales elevated it into the world’s top five, ahead of the growth rate

According to the latest report by the international market research firm IDC, Xiaomi’s third-quarter shipments of 27.6 million units, is an increase of 102.6% YoY. The market share also rose from 3.7% last year increased to 7.4%. Thank you for your support!

  1. Double 11 sale game opened, Xiaomi in the race of being number 1

The race for Double 11 sales is heating up. At first, Xiaomi was heading the race, but in a one stroke JingdongSuning’s Nubia is nosing ahead. It’s not over yet, we will watch how the sales season unfolds. Xiaomi has unleased armor by slashing the prices, Mi Note 3 is down by 300 Yuan, Mi TV is down as high as 1000 Yuan, and Mi Notebook is down by 400 Yuan.

  1. Microsoft CEO Nadella visits Xiaomi

On October 31, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visited Xiaomi. After the talks, Xiaomi Ceo Lei Jun gave Nadella a Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 phone. Lei said that Xiaomi and Microsoft will work as close partners in smartphones, laptops and cloud services.

  1. Xiaomi’s flagship store was opened in Shenzhen on November 5.

On November 5, Xiaomi’s opened its first flagship store in Vientiane, Nanshan in Shenzhen. Lei Jun and other partners were present during the launch of this flagship store, which is a true homecoming for Xiaomi.

5.    International Edition of MIUI 9 was officially released in India

On November 2nd, Xiaomi released the International Edition of MIUI 9 in India. This MIUI interface is more concise, light and has a vivid design, so that mobile phones will be used efficiently and with full vitality. The global network of active MIUI users has reached 280 million, in around 142 countries, and it supports 56 languages.

6.    The 150-inch home laser projection TV is officially on sale

On November 1st, Xiaomi launched Mi Laser Projection 150-inch TV, for just 9,999 Yuan, which is one-fifth of its Japanese counterpart. Mi Laser Projection TV used ultra-short focus design, that it can project a 150-inch viewing screen from 50 cm behind. The TV comes with free installation, free wiring, and is convenient to fix to the wall.

7.    MIUI 9 Global Beta is officially released.

On October 30, Xiaomi officially released MIUI 9 Global beta. Now, you no longer require an activation code to use it. The official beta is available till November 15, and supports full channel download, and is compatible with all Mi models.

Xiaomi Noise Cancelling Headphones In depth Review

The Ultimate review on Xiaomi Noise Cancelling Headphones after 4 months usage for thorough inspection of the workmanship and sound quality. Xiaomi Noise Cancelling Headphones is one of pioneered in noise cancelling headphones, to which can guide the public gradually accept the facts that Xiaomi Mi 6 dispensed with the audio jack beside open up new area of black technology. Get it the cheapest here!

Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones have just launched, after all, it is a pioneer product, though the compatibility is not very good, some sort of problem like not support switching song for the music app, only compatible for type-c phone, distortion when making a call or watching video(editor own experience).But these can be resolved through optimization, after using 4 months let editor tell you whether any improvement for this kind of problems.

So let inspect for workmanship before go through the sound quality. 

Besides sound quality, appearance also very important for an earphone and Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones is done a fantastic job on its appearance. But after prolonged use, it still looks good like the first buy? Let have a look on it.

Unboxing, to inspect the products quality after daily use: 

Just clarify, I am not violently using the product but also not that kind of person which extremely take care of their belonging. For me Xiaomi noise cancelling headphone is for normal use, I am a typical Capricorn, a workaholic, when I too busy in doing something, it is hard to remind myself to carefully using the earphone.   In fact, the mi earphone is usually put in a flannel bag, I will only bring it along when I want to show it to my friends. You can see that few scratches on the top cover, but basically this kind of box is all similar and do good in quality control. Relatively new if compare with the top cover, the specifications of the mi earphone is listing onto the bottom of the box. I did not tear off the tape on the box, and make the box look like a flip box. This actually looks good, but due to some dust stick on the tape. I think it will get dirty after some time when that time comes I will tear off the tape. Actually, this box can really be used as a portable storage box for Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones to bring it everywhere, the box looks cool and easy organize, but after all, each time after each use need to wrap the wire. So it is not suitable for lazy person like me, I prefer to just place the Mi earphone randomly after using it. I think this box is the best fit to the Virgo people. Mi Logo and TiinLab Design Logo in the box look delicate, just 299 Yuan for the Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones, is pretty amazing! One of the reasons I said that the box easily brings it away when doing daily activity is 3 set of Mi earbud that can enable you show off to other. Bag with Mi Logo and TiinLab Design logo in front and back, the quality is good and easy to carry. I like it very much. Interior part of the bag after 4 months usage, please have a look.  

Drawstring, I just notice it today when I write this review, the condition is still very good even in this small details. Put it inside a flannel bag, the quality of the wire is so good and no tangling up problem although each time after use I just put back inside the bag without wrapping. Mi Earbud and the high-grade gasbag bud, there is a few ear wax and I know this is my fault, should I blame on the earphone? Take off the Mi earbud and gasbag bud, you can see that even after 4 months of use, no scratch mark on it and it still looks new. Click like! Please ignore the ear wax on the earphone. This is the environment sound “collector”. The core control unit, Mi logo at front, I use it every day, all of you can assess the condition of the remotes by viewing the picture. Song switching or volume adjustment, you all can view the picture to assess the current conditions of the remote. On/off switch of the Xiaomi noise cancelling earphone, I use it everyday. Please assess the conditions by viewing the picture. Type-C connectors, due to frequently plug in and plug out there are impossible to avoid any traces on it but you still can assess the workmanship of the connectors by viewing this picture. Condition of Remotes and wire after 4 months, just view and assess. Next is the main point, how was the overall performance and sound quality? Selling point of Xiaomi Noise Cancelling Earphone is noise cancelling, and then sound quality. Let us inspect on the performance on noise cancelling before going through sound quality. Headphone noise cancelling is divided into active noise reduction and passive noise reduction Passive noise cancelling: Form a confined space through the headset, isolated from the outside noise. Active noise: The headset collects external ambient sound and adds a reverse sound to cancel the noise during music playback Before discuss about the active noise discussion let us inspect on passive noise cancelling of the Mi earphone. Three different sizes of Mi earbuds that can meet everyone requirement. It is worth mentioning that The oval-shaped Mi earbuds are different from the round shape earbud of the other headphones. Beside the Mi earbuds, there is a gasbag bud along the mi earphone. According to the official statements, the gasbag bud can help on reduce stethoscope effects when jogging, facilitate to place it inside the ear and enhance the ability on passive noise canceling. In 4 month actual use, objectively speaking the gasbag bud easily displace and hard to fix in place. Every time when I take out from the bag, it easily drops to the floor and I rather not use it. For the noise reduction effect, it may work but I really can’t feel it. First, noise canceling 

Then look at the noise reduction effect, I think the laboratory data, third-party evaluation data are just a number, is your feel when using it daily is matters. I just summed up my experiences for the 4 months in use. 

Note: Xiaomi Noise Cancelling Headphones are good in low-frequency noise reduction which means it able to shield some of the ambient sounds, but not all environmental sound.

Environment test in accordance with:

1.1 Subway

Why should the subway be divided into two parts? Because the different types of subway noise are not the same (friction sound between train and track), Shanghai Line 1, the noise is very small, 12 line noise is loud, so I will elaborate on Line 1: 

Cannot hear the noise of the moving of the subway, but the sound of break can hear sometimes, overall no effect on listening experience.

1.2 Subway

Then we talk about the friction sound between the train and the track is large (Shanghai Metro Line 12), and no way to shield the environment noise, the sound is still very obvious, and sometimes even override the music sound. 

Subway Use Environment Suggestions: 

If you often take the train that produces a lot of noise when enter or departure from the station, I will not recommend the use of Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones since the noise cancelling performance is not obvious.

2.Crowded place

If the place is crowded, there will be sparse voice, Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones perform perfectly on isolate the environment noise but if a person stands beside you and talking loudly through phone, actually you still can hear the voice. 

Crowded place use environment suggestion, if you are often going to place that a lot of people and you easily distracted by the noise that around you and feel that hard to focus. You are recommended to buy Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones.

3.Neighbor house renovation

A few days ago, neighbor of my mother-in-law doing house renovation, I tried the Mi earphone and found out that not so good in isolating the noise that produces by the renovation work.  Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones not recommendation for this condition.

4.Use at bus

The voice can be blocked from the ear,  as long as no one shouting, base on your location on the bus, the sound of the arrival to station will obviously decrease and not affect the sound effect of your music. But if you want to hear the name of station, I recommend you to take off the mi earphone.

5.Someone at home listens music from speaker

As long as the volume not too high, you can isolate the music.

6.Jogging:With the Mi in ear earphone, the stethoscope effects occur. But if you jogging at a small resident area, it can block most of the noise.

7.Buggy car

Attention please: Don’t use Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones while driving buggy, otherwise it will make the wind larger and increasing of the noise. Not recommendation to use.

Conclusion for Xiaomi Noise Cancelling Headphones:

Just like what introduce by the company, it is used for low-frequency noise reduction, so the Mi Noise Cancelling headphone cannot completely isolate the ambient noise, it can only help you block the small noise (whispers, mosquito), and reduce the large noise (dog barking, loudly speaking) surrounding you.

Noise Cancelling effect:

To enhance the noise cancelling effect, you can select the appropriate earplugs (not too large), the use of gasbag bud, increase the impact of music, like switching into a strong and dynamic music.

Second, Sound Quality

Test of sound quality is very subjective, and I am not data lover. Just use some common song to test, with 4-month use on variety of music so I think the sound quality is good enough(Test by using Xiaomi Mi Mix 2)

1.Distortion

Turn the volume to a larger volume, no noise, clipping, or uncoordinated

2.Sound field, 3D audio effect test:

Test track Aerozone: the sound change around of the subway and the displacement of the electronic music, the distinction between the sound of motorcycles, aircraft and turn the book page is very clear. Overall the 3D sound effect is great!

3.Human Voice Teat

Test track One I Love: female performance delicate, sound of ventilation, and swallowing clearly visible, perfect 

Test track Chinese song “Da Ban Cheng De Gu Niang”(达坂城的姑娘): Male voice low and vigorous, sound of the harmony four clear and variable, perfect

4.Details, resolution:

Test track only my railgun: the sound composition is complicated, the sound of different musical instruments arises one after another like the sound fighting itself. I give 90 points on this

5.Tri-band-Middle frequency

Test tracks Chinese song “Shi Yu”: In fact, most of the earphone that buying at roadside performs well in middle frequency, so I just test as normal, the piano sound smooth and soft, the female sound mellow, clear. perfect

6.Tri-Band-High Frequency

Test track Chinese song“Pian Pian Xi Huan Ni”(偏偏喜欢你): high-frequency sound clear, no distortion, I give 100 points

7.Low Frequency/Sub-woofer

Test track Chinese Song(渡口): The perform of sub-woofer in first three drums not good enough but I do satisfy with the overall performance Test track mass: The bass performance of this song, the rendering is great, the rhythm is also very good. Base of my test listen experience, it matches the basic requirement for low-frequency but the performance of sub-woofer only normal. The wave effect occurs but not strong only barely pass my expectation. Actually the score can be a bit higher but due to a lot of young people have an extraordinary demand on sub-woofer performance and aesthetic bias, so there is a lot of people bad mouth to sound quality of Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones.

Third, the use of compatibility (app default mode)

Distortion: 

At first, there is some clipping sound when using music and video app, but this problem barely exists after 4 month in use. There is no more distortion when using Mi app except few of third-party app got minor problem but no effect for normal use.

Is Xiaomi Noise Cancelling Headphones worth to buy: 

Objectively speaking, this is  a very distinctive, cost-effective noise-cancelling earphones, but the weak point is relatively low performance on low-frequency so it is difficult to make a decision, so the following advice just my personal point of view: 

1.To those people who particular on sound quality, they must be owned more than one headset, they will use different headset base on the change of environment (games, travel, on the way to work, study in coffee shop)just an example do you wear headphone when you want to secretly listen song in the classroom? I am sure you can use Xiaomi noise cancelling heaphones in some occasion, so if you are headphones lover or Mi fans and your financial status allow, you should consider to buy it. 

2.If you only need a pair of headphones and want to be fancy function(provided you cell phone supported), in the case you don’t have high expectation to the low-frequency, you can buy a set. 

3.If you think the noise around you made you need to adjust to high volume when listening to music and you afraid of damage to hearing, you are also suitable to buy Mi headphones. But if the noise around you is too large, then I don’t advice you to buy since Xiaomi noise cancellling headphones are only effective for low-frequency noise cancelling, 

4.If you are audio geeks and who interested in noise cancelling and put quality on first place, I am not recommended to buy this mi earphone. 

5.Some people may argue that why not noise cancelling on all frequency but I think this is very subjective and totally noise cancelling on all frequency also not safe. 

6.For motorcyclist and sporting people also not recommended to buy since the stethoscope effects are quite obvious. The sound of the wind when you riding also become larger if using Xiaomi noise cancelling headphones. I think when you involve in this activity is it better you know what happens around you. Here is the best deal you can find online.

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Which is worth to buy? XiaomiMi Wifi Router 3C or Mi Router 3

Which one is worth to buy? Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3C or Mi Router 3? Many are still unclear to buy Mi Router 3C or Mi Router 3. In this article, I am sharing my assessment on these routers and the differences between them. Comparison between Mi Router 3C and Mi Router.

1.  Technical Comparison

Physically both Mi Router 3C and Mi Router 3 are similar, there are only subtle differences between the two. However, there are some technical differences. The table below outlines the technical specifications for comparison.

Mi Router 3 Mi Router 3C
Size and Weight 195x131x23.5mm (220g) 195×107.25.3mm (241g)
Antennas Has 4 high-gain antennas
Processor MT7620A MT7628N
Memory 128MB DDR2 64MB DDR2
ROM 128MB SLC NAND Flash 16MB NOR FLASH
Wireless 2.4G/5G dual-frequency WiFi(maximum speed can reach 867Mbps) 2.4G single-frequency WiFi (maximum speed can reach 300Mbps)
Interface 1 WAN, 2 LAN ports(100 MB network card interfaces) and 1 USB2.0 extension interface 1 WAN, 2 LAN ports (100 MB network card interfaces)
operating system OpenWRT depth custom MiWiFi ROM system
OS Features Root support, Open Platform, allows third part App, Wireless access control Intelligent anti-rub network, wireless intrusion detection, password brute force crack detection
USB Extension Support Not Supported
Price Get it the cheapest Get it the cheapest

As far as technical comparison, both Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3C and Mi Router 3 has four high-gain antennas, runs Mi WiFi ROM system, belongs to intelligent router family, and supports management App. The difference is in the built-in processor, Memory, ROM, Wi-Fi (support of 5G), USB expansion and the price.

2. Appearance comparison

Most users are not concerned about the physical appearance of a wireless router, however there many who appreciates the physical appearance and considers how it can blend to their home furnishing. Hence, the appearance may affect the user’s choice.

Pictures of Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3C

Now, let’s looks the pictures of Mi Router 3.

Pictures of Mi Router 3.

In terms of appearance, the Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3 and Mi Router 3C are identical, except for some details. Namely, the Mi Router 3C is not equipped with a USB extension, and the antennas are square. The Mi Router 3 comes with a USB extension interface, and the antennas are round. That’s all the difference.

3. Performance Comparison

There is some performance difference between Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3C and Mi Router 3. This is primarily due to RAM size, ROM storage operations, support for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band Wi-Fi, support for USB extension and integrated hardware configuration.

Mi Router 3C

Mi Router 3C has a slightly upgraded processor model, but has less memory and ROM, and lack of USB expansion, when compared to Mi Router 3. So, how does these difference affect the users? There are two main aspects:

  1. Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3 has a larger memory compared to Mi Router 3C, this means that Mi Router 3 supports more users at the same time to access the router, in addition the dual-band Wi-Fi, can support as high as 867Mbps.
  2. Mi Router 3 support USB2.0, so you can connect a pen drive or hard drive as a storage expansion. It also supports third-party applications this extending the functionality of the router. While the Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3C does not support the USB expansion, or support the installations of third-party Apps.

In simple terms, Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3 is more like a real intelligent router that not only supports USB expansion, but also supports dual-band Wi-Fi and third party Apps. The Mi Router 3C is more like a traditional router at single-frequency of 2.4 GHz, with no support for USB and third-party Apps, it is just a basic and common router. Xiaomi Mi Router 3C is more like a traditional router, with four high-gain antennas, which gives a good Wi-Fi signal coverage. So, which one of this Xiaomi router is the best, Mi Router 3 or Mi Router 3C? Since both routers are equipped with four high-gain antennas, the Wi-Fi signal coverage is good. The main differences are in performance, support for USB extension and speed. For ordinary home users, who wants a decent broadband and does not want fancy options, the Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3C, which is 50 Yuan cheaper than Mi Router 3, will do the trick. Mi Router 3C is a cost-effective option. However, if you focusing on expansion, want higher speed, and an intelligent router, then Mi Router 3 is highly recommended. Here is the best deal you can find online

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Mi news that were making Headlines this Week(10.23~10.29)

Mi Weekly, your weekly newsletter on select top stories on Mi, for the Mi fans served with best quality dosage.

1.  Mi Note 3 was released for the open sales on November

With 16 million beauty settings for selfies, double zoom lenses, facial recognition unlocks technology, 5.5 “screen and more, the Mi Note 3, flagship camera phone is only 2,199 Yuan. The open sale started at 0 hours on November 1st, on all platforms such as Mi mall, Tmall, JD.com.

In-depth Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Review, Xiaomi’s Best Camera Phone

2.  Mi 5X Red special edition and Mi Max 2 Black edition

With double zoom lenses and a 5.5 inch screen, the all light metal Mi 5X Red special edition is a stunning beauty. With 5300 mAh rechargeable power and a 6.44 inch screen, the Mi Max 2 Black version is a power-house treasure. These two phones were launched on Wednesday, with registrations started at 0 hours on November 1st.

3.  Mi enters Macau!

After Hong Kong and Taiwan, the company has officially entered the Macau market, and opened the first official store on the same day. The first batch of Mi products to enter Macau include Mi 6 phone, Mi A1 phone (Mi 5X International edition), MiJia Air Purifier Pro, MiJia Induction Heated Pressure Cooker, MiJia Vacuum Cleaner and other smart home devices. In future, the company will introduce more Mi products.

4.  Mi TV 4A price is down by 200 Yuan

As the price of raw materials dropped, on September 1st, Mi TV took the lead in lowering the selling prices of their Smart TVs by a maximum of 1,000 Yuan. In a press conference on October 24, Wang Chuan, co-founder of Xiaomi and Director of Mi TV division, announced the price cut on its standard size 32-inch TV. Now, the price (including shipping) of Mi TV 4A is dropped to 999 Yuan, leading the Smart TV into the sub-100 dollar segment.

5.  Record-breaking sales of over 4 million Mi phones in a month in India

Just a month’s time (September 20 – October 19), Mi sold over 4 million units of Mi Smartphones in India, breaking the record again. Xiaomi insists that it will be making price-sensitive products that will win people’s heart and mind, so that everyone can the technology.

6.  Mi sweeps to first place in Double 11 pre-order booking

Pre-order numbers from Tmall shows that Mi is first in terms of pre-order booking, it is leading in Smart TV, Notebooks, and luggage and travel gear segments. The pre-order is still underway, so hurry up!

Xiaomi Mi VR Headset In-depth Review | Is It Worth to Buy?

It looks like any product from Xiaomi is becoming focus of attention. Like the Xiaomi Mi VR Headset that grabbed lots of attention last week, it also raises lots of questions out of curiosity. Get it the cheapest here! In this article, we will give a full 360-degree experience of the Xiaomi Mi VR headset, and we will answer some of the questions raised by our friends online. How much is it? Does it work with my cell phone? Does it work only with Mi 5 Standard Edition (3+32 GB)? Or does it work with other phones? Does it work with iPhone 6? I just want to know the price of Xiaomi headset!! And how much is it? The Mi VR headset is priced at 199 Yuan, a price that looks little expensive compared to the 49 Yuan Mi VR headset (Toy Edition). However, price tag of 199 Yuan is still a low price in VR headset segment, and it looks like this product is also in line with the high-performance cost route of Xiaomi.

Mi VR headset Toy Edition (left) and Xiaomi headset Official Edition (right)

In the press conference at the launch event, Xiaomi has announced that the Mi VR headset (Official Edition) will work with Mi 5/5s/5s Plus/Note 2 phones. This is similar to the Samsung Gear VR that can work only with some Samsung’s phones. It looks like Xiaomi and Huawei’s are following the same idea for their VR headset. This offers technical advantage as software and hardware integration will be better and will be easier to optimize the hardware to software level. However, for consumers who use other brands mobile phone, this is adrift. Sellers’ market or buyers’ market? We will have to watch the market as it unfolds.

Design: It looks like PlayStation VR, and functions like Samsung Gear VR

Ever since the release of Mi VR headset (Official Edition), many have expressed that the appearance looks like PlayStation VR. However, in this review, we won’t discuss the similarities in appearance, but interested focus on the functional aspects. In this section, we will focus on some functional design of hardware. As mentioned above, Mi VR headset (Official Edition) is compatible with some Xiaomi’s Mi phones, just like Samsung Gear VR is compatible with some Samsung phones. The Xiaomi headset comes with a connection to the mobile phone interface, and the design of the interface like Gear VR. There are two gears to adjust to different sizes of phones. And there is a Type – C USB interface to connect to the mobile phone. There is a proximity sensor in the middle of the two lenses, when the Mi headset is not in use, it turns off the display automatically, thus saving power. The top of the glasses also has a focal length adjustment roller to adjust the focus.

Adjustment roller and button

Compared to Samsung’s Gear VR, the Xiaomi Mi VR headset does not have a touchpad, but retains a button. This is because Mi has moved all the touchpad functions to 9-axis somatosensory handle. In fact, may Xiaomi fans welcomed this move, and find it more convenient, after all, operating with the touch panel on can be very tiring during a long game session. The 9-axis somatosensory handle is very simple. The upper part is a touch panel. There are two buttons in the middle of the mi headset, a return key and a menu key. We will talk more on the handle later (in this article).

Wearing experience: much more comfortable than toy version

Q: How about the weight after putting on the mobile phone? Thanks to the headband design, which is similar to PS VR, the Mi VR headset (Official Edition) is much more comfortable than the Mi VR headset (Toy Edition).

PS VR (left) and Mi VR headset (Official Edition) (right) – Headband comparison

The predecessor, Mi VR headset (Toy Edition) uses a T-type headband design, which has the eyepiece part secured tight against your eyebrows, and the eyepiece part does not have a sponge liner either. This hard feel is very uncomfortable. However, with the Xiaomi VR headset (Official Edition), the weight of the equipment is loaded to the headband, and the eyepiece part of the basic will not pressure the eyebrows (but a little pressure is loaded the nose), plus the device itself is not heavy (the Mi VR headset Official Edition and the Mi 5 will be about 500 grams), so you will not feel any burden in wearing the device. This device can be considered as one of the most comfortable ones, when compared to other VR headset. The PS VR has a button behind the headband that is used to adjust headband size (you have to hold the button while adjusting it), and the second half of the headband can be adjusted up and down. With Xiaomi Mi VR headset Official Edition, the eyepiece is not adjusted before wearing but done after, with the focus adjustment roller. So, it is more comforting for the users.

Display effect: 1080p screen is still too weak

User Question: What are the effects of imaging? How about caton, drag, and grain? We used a Mi 5 (3GB /32GB version) phone with a screen resolution of 1980*1080 (1080p). Many users will ask whether such resolution is sufficient, and the Xiaomi fans definitively feel that it is not enough. The VR display is closer to the actual viewing effect… When we used a Mi 5 to evaluate the visual experience, the display is often appear blurred with out of focus, so we had to adjust the focal length. The other display effects are very obvious and we saw the display like a layer of yarn. Here is the screenshot, you can see the pixels seems to be like a layer of yarn. We often refer the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR devices, which runs a resolution of 2160 * 1200 (thus providing 1080 * 1200 for each eye). In these VR headsets, we see the display is clear, and also can see the pixel point unambiguously. Since the screen of the mobile phone with VR headset will have resolution divided into two halves, and with the lens that will magnify the pixels of the screen, a VR with 1080p screen like that of Mi VR headset (Official Edition)is definitely not enough. User Question: The current Xiaomi Mi phones have no 2k screen it? In the Xiaomi VR headset Official Version is made for new Xiaomi mobile phones, which do not have the 2K resolution display. So the display performance is somewhat lagging. User Question: It is reported that the Mi VR headset Toy Version causes dizziness. How is so in the Mi VR headset Official Version? Will it cause dizziness? Many people wearing VR glasses may experience dizziness, which is the same with every other 3D or panoramic display devices. Some users mentioned that they have experienced dizziness with Xiaomi VR headset Toy Version. However, Xiaomi fans says that thought dizziness it normal with Toy Version, they haven’t experienced dizziness with the Mi VR Headset Official Version.

Too dizzy…

However, in some somatosensory games that swing your head movement towards left and right, does cause dizziness to the users. This is mainly because of the game design, with the physical world remaining motionless, but the characters in the game move, causing dizziness.

Content experience: not much of an advantage

Users Question: I want to know which content app (for Mi VR headset) has a lot of fun. At the launch event unveiling the MIUI VR, Xiaomi said that it has worked with a number of content providers. Many Xiaomi fans realize that the applications and games, are around 50, and most of the content are basic video platform, or other basic types of applications. The games are also commonly available games, which exist in other VR content platforms. Overall, the MIUI VR interactive experience is good, the Xiaomi phones when used with Mi VR headset, will automatically turn to the VR perspective. If the VR begins to download an update or a content, and if the phone is disconnected in half-way, the Mi VR headset’ application will continue to download, which seems to be a nice feature.

Somatosensory accessory: Accuracy is not great enough

User asked: The 9-axis somatosensory handle gives a powerful feel. How effective is it in actual use? Whether the screen shows the phenomenon such as self-drift and so on? The 9-axis body somatosensory handle is Mi VR headset Official Versions’ biggest selling point, because somatosensory accessory is generally bundled with high-end VR, and for a low-end VR Glasses they are rarely provided with. So, many Xiaomi fans were highly interested in the somatosensory handle.

The handle does not move freely and sometimes skews.

The Xiaomi fans were a little disappointed when they used the somatosensory handle. In fact, the handle of Mi VR headset is high precision and provides a quick response. However, the somatosensory feature skews often and needs some time before it corrects. This is because the handle and the phone are connected via Bluetooth, and there seems to be some delay introduced with it. Moreover, there are only a few somatosensory games in the store, four to be precise, of which only one offers support. It looks like the content providers are not taking advantage of the somatosensory handle.

Buy? Not buy?

It is a tricky question to answer, though a Xiaomi fan would have answered it even before the launch of the product. If you are a non-Xiaomi mobile phone user, it would be advisable to consider other VR headsets which offers support for your mobile phone. If you are a Xiaomi Mi 5/5s/5s Plus/Note 2 users, Xiaomi has indeed optimization the VR for your mobile phone, and if you want to experience VR, then Mi VR headset (Official Version) is the best choice (and the price tag of 199 Yuan is not too expensive, perhaps is a killer deal). In fact, you would observe Xiaomi has sincerely improved the VR experience (when compared to the previous Mi VR headset Toy Edition) and in many places will appreciate the similarities with high-end VR devices (like Sony PS VR, Samsung Gear VR, Daydream somatosensory handle, etc.), though you can say that there is still much room for progress and innovation. Here is the best deal you can find online!

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The Way to Spoil Your Ears | Review on Mi In Ear Headphones Pro

A richer music experience, equip with Dynamic + balanced armature drivers and Metal sound chamber with 20-step process.We know that headphones with dynamic driver produce good sound fields while balance armature produces good clarity. So the invention of Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro which placing two drivers into one single set of headphones considers a great news for those who always feel that hard to decide when buying a new headphones. Some people may argue that with the only 14.8usd, is it Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro can really perform well like what introduce on the official website? Let us have a look at it. Get it the cheapest here!

First: Unboxing 

★Compare to previous Mi In Ear headphones which pack in kraft paper box, Mi In Ear headphones Pro pack in a fresh look white box.  The front of the packaging uses an open design, the mi headphones and the wired remotes arrange in the shape like emoticon and it looks cute. After opening the box, I just throw the one time use packaging and starting to listen to the amazing sound with Mi In Ear Headphones Pro. ★Features metallic elements, the metal sound chamber is a 20-step process that involves diamond cutting, CD engraving, drawing and anodizing a piece of aluminum. It is resistant to wear and discoloration even with prolonged use.

★How does it look? Is it very classy? Just have a walk out there, everyone sure looking at you!(Just ignore the big LOGO on my Laptop)  

★The inside of the sound unit is a plastic material, the plastic and the metal is perfectly crafted together. The quality is fantastic and the workmanship of these Xiaomi headphones in no different if compared to the headphones that sold more than 150usd in the market. 

★Earbud use in Mi In Ear headphones Pro is very elegant with using a pacifier grade silicone, feeling comfort even when you worn for long periods. It provides 3 different earbud sizes so that everyone can find their size. The extra advantages of the mi earphones are it closes off the ear canal to environmental noise, so the music that you listen is more natural.  

★On the surface of the metal part of the earbud printed “HD Audio”, and behind the cylindrical cavity, you can see the surface has a very fine CD lines.  

★Just like Xiaomi Mi In Ear headphones, Pro version also using strong, break-resistant kevlar fibers protect wiring and extend its lifespan, while braided sleeving prevents tangling.The end sections are sheathed in TPE to preventing an annoying“stethoscope effect”. 

★The wired remotes use a unilateral design, close to the face and easy to operate. Supported Xiaomi Mi phone and most of the android phone for answering calls, music playback and volume adjustment. For iOS devices, it only supports playback and answering calls but not volume adjustment.  The three sleek buttons are supported “play/pause”, previous and next track, volume adjustment. The metallic wired remotes have a comfortable feel when you hold it in hand.

 

★The Xiaomi Mi headphone packs a 3.5mm golden plated audio jack which makes it good on antioxidant properties. Beside that the audio jack is cover by concentric circles metal.

Second: Sound Quality Performance 

★Everyone has their own expectation and own preferences for the sound quality of the headphones, so what recommendation by me cannot represent public opinion. So my opinion by using these headphones only for your references.  

★I pick a famous song “Hotel California” from the United States Country Rock bands Eagles, when the song just started, I can hear a live applause, follow by the mixed of the applause and guitar sound, until here Mi In Ear headphones did not mix the two together, and the sound rendering of the guitar sound also in place, but the overtone is slightly low. Continue to listen to the point one minute and twenty seconds there will be an applause of the audience and cheers but this time Mi In Ear headphones Pro rendering significantly inadequate, the noise mixed with the background of the instrument, the sound field is not open like the beginning of the song. The rendering of high and low frequency in place make the overall experience in listening to the song feeling good. It is much better if compare to dynamic driver headphones. 

★The second song, I pick Chinese song. With the support of balanced armature driver, the fine voice and dental consonant of the female voice are well retained. I can obviously listen to the details like when the singer ventilation and swallowing water. For the Mi headphones with this price, the overall performance still got a space to enhance but consider very good already.  

★Third song I pick is “Lil’ Goldfish” from Japanese producer Nao’ymt. This song is also known as: “Song of washing chopsticks” by many China netizen and leave a deep impression on the audience with it unimaginable level of the song. The sound of water, Cicadas, drum and multiple vocals create a Japanese style melody. Xiaomi Mi In Ear Headphones Pro performs great when playing this song,  you can sense the separation of the human voice and the background instruments sound. At the same time, the clarity that produces by headphones Pro allows you listening to the slender voice of the singer and feel the change between the lips and the teeth. 

★Just like what I mentioned early, everyone has their own standard of the good sound quality. But I can assure you, Xiaomi Mi In Ear Headphones Pro performs better than other headphones in the same price range category. Here is the best deal you can find online!

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Xiaomi Power Bank 2 Review – All You Need to Know About It.

Recently Xiaomi released the next generation to its 20000 mAh Power Bank series, the Xiaomi Power Bank 2. The price is retained the same of its predecessor. In this article, we take a deep dive including ripping off Mi power bank 20000mAh to provide you with the detailed analysis of Xiaomi Power Bank 20000 mAh, including the changes made when compared to its predecessor. Get it the cheapest here!The packaging is comprehensive in its white paper box, with the product label in the front. The back of the package is consistent with its predecessor, with its security labels. On the side of the package, there isn’t much information, except for the “two-way fast charge” logo, a confirmation for Xiaomi fans, who waited for a year for it.

Remove the transparent seal to pull the inner box.

The package contains, a manual, a Power Bank and a micro USB cable.

The front and back surfaces have anti-slip pattern for better grip. However, the sides are smooth. Xiaomi Power Bank 2 has a protective tape on the top, to prevent dust. You will have to remove it to use the device. The Power button is on the side of the Mi power bank 20000mAh. It is slightly away from the edges in order to avoid accidentally pressing the button. The USB panel is slightly concave to avoid any friction to the socket. The power level is displayed with four white LEDs. There are two conventional Type-A USB output slots on either side, and a Micro USB slot for input. Though there is no fast charge sign, both the output supports fast charge.

Information label on the back.

The body and case cover are welded together with ultrasonic welding, and clamp is not extended. Like its predecessor, Xiaomi Power Bank 2 has ATL/LISHEN batteries, which seems to be like old buddy to Mi Power Bank. With power rating of 38.5 Wh at maximum of 4.4 V, this high voltage electric core can provide high energy density and better discharge efficiency.

The PCB is fixed to the backside of the case by 4 screws.

The plastic housing has been extended to provide a buffer space, protecting the batteries, so that the batteries cannot be damaged due to accidental slips. As you can observe, the LED indicator uses the hood to avoid interference. The battery uses 3+2 (left, right, bottom 3 sponges) seismic-resistance sponge tapes for hold the batteries tight.

Front view of the main part.

Backside view of the main part.

PCB’s front view

PCB’s backside view

The upper left corner has the NTC thermistor probe which is responsible for monitoring the temperature of the batteries. Below to this thermistor is an 8205B chip which responsible for surge protection and short circuit of USB. The FT4M7K is the chip from Taiwan’s Fiti power Technology, same as used in Apple and Huawei for quick charge and follows QC3.0 specifications. The USB output slots are on the right, which uses an 8205B chip power surge protection for the output. The TI TPS61088A fully integrated synchronous boost converter chip can provide 5V/9V/12V output more than 91% efficiency at 2A output. It is fully integrated, high efficiency, low resistance synchronous boost converter chip. Similar to input charging, a BQ25895 step-down switch chip is used for the output discharge. The two USB output has FP6601Q handshake identification chip offers quick charge output and uses QC 3.0 specifications. The 6-pin chip on the right is Mitsumi’s lithium battery charging protection IC.

Purple custom-made chip.

The four white LED indicator lights. Two USB output has FP6601Q fully integrated chips, and you can easily plug that into a quick charge. However, it is important to note that you cannot double the output of the QC, as the output of the double port will be limited to 5V mode. The input socket is horned four-post plated Micro USB seat, which is more robust and more durable than the simple patch type. The output socket is the foot flat Type-A female port seat housed on a very strong 4 column through-hole soldering. The NTC thermal probe is placed between two batteries to monitor the temperature more accurately.

Overvoltage Protection MOSFET

The opening of the battery pack is protected by nice paper insulation. The nickel belt connects the batteries to the PCB by 4 solder joints, and the two batteries are connected to the PCB positive and negative sides respectively. 5V output step: starting voltage 5.02V, ending voltage 4.83V. The maximum current is 2.9A, and the maximum power is 14W. 5V mode has dual voltage platform approach. This multi-step setting can take into account both small current linear charging equipment and voltage sensitive large current charging equipment. 9V output step: starting voltage 9.00V, ending voltage 8.29V. The maximum current is 2.9A, and the maximum power is 24W. 0.1A~2.6A is the normal output mode. After 2.7A, the voltage begins to decrease and enter the power limitation stage. 12V output step: starting voltage 12.00V, ending voltage 8.25V. The maximum current is 2.9A, and the maximum power is 23.9W. 0.1A~1.9A is the normal output mode. After 2.0A, the voltage begins to decrease and enter the power limitation stage. So, is Xiaomi power bank 2 worth buying? Retaining the same price as its predecessor, but can’t say if that is plus or not, because as a matter of fact some aspects are cut off. So, to be honest, this new xiaomi power bank 20000mAh can finally start returning to a worthy stage. Here is the best deal you can find online!

Xiaomi Wifi Repeater Pro Deep Review | Is MiWifi Amplifier Worth to Buy?

Introduction 

Xiaomi wifi repeater is used to amplify wifi signal. I believe that most of the people have encounter problem with weak wifi signal some part at home, mostly due to the far distance between the user and the wireless router. Some people may think to change a better router but often not satisfy about the outcomes. Especially for the rich man who lives in large villa that has multiple floors, it is almost impossible to cover whole house with just one wifi router. Get it the cheapest here.

Product Appearance

 

▲XIAOMI WIFI REPEATER Pro is packaged in a simple but cool white box. Front view of the box is the enlarged picture for the wifi amplifier, sideview is the product name and Xiaomi LOGO and back view is a simple instruction for use. The terms Pro is specially marked red, make sure everyone know that this device is better and professional than previous Xiaomi Wifi Amplifier. 

▲The bottom of the box listed full specifications and manufacturer of Xiaomi Wifi Amplifier Pro is Xiaomi Technology Bejing LLC. Data transfer rate is up to 300Mbps, the wireless connection is 2.4G, not support of 5G technology, since it using standard is IEEE802.11b/g/n while 5G standard is IEEE802.11ac.

▲When you do your unboxing, first thing comes in your eyes is manual and wifi amplifier device just below it. This is what you will find inside the box, one wifi amplifier plus one manual. Miwifi amplifier Pro comes with all-black body make it look cool. 

▲The front of the miwifi amplifier is Xiaomi LOGO and two color indicator. Whole device slightly smaller than a palm or wall switch and socket. 

▲At the bottom of the amplifier there is a small hole, with a Reset words, every one who owns Xiaomi smart home products must know this button very well. This button needs to use a toothpick to tap, to reset the amplifier connection. 

▲Side is two tiny ears of the amplifier, Pro version using 2×2 external antennas,  to extend wifi signal coverage. This two tiny antennas can adjust within 180 degrees, whether installed vertically in the wall socket or horizontally plug in the plugboard. 

▲The back of the xiaomi repeater is the power plug and you can see the product label at the bottom of the plug, white part on the label is the serial number and MAC address. Amplifier using a universal power supply, The heat sink design around the amplifier make it work more stable. 

▲If you look out carefully inside amplifier for the joint part of plastic you can feel that it is smooth. This shows that Xiaomi Product does it very well on quality control. 

▲When you see that led indicator of amplifier blinking yellow light, it shows that it is connecting. When the light turns blue, it means working normally. 

▲Compare Xiaomi WIFI Repeater Pro with Xiaomi WIFI Repeater 2, you can know that Pro version is better at first sight. Mi Amplifier 2 is smaller in size but need another power adapter with a 5v USB port to supply power. Amplifier 2 has a built-in PCB antenna while Pro version has been designed with 2 external antennas, it is clearly the signal coverage of Pro version is better than Xiaomi Repeater 

2. Product performance testing 

 

▲First, open Mi Home App on your phone, tap a plus icon on top right of the corner, then tap add device and selected Xiaomi WIFI Repeater Pro. After that press next, and we can use it as normal after the device connected. 

 

▲When the device connected, we can see Xiaomi Repeater device on the home page of Mi Home App, you can know the current status by the tap on the device. We see that there is available firmware update, so let it update by clicking the update button. At the top of the interface, the signal strength and the connection status between the current Xiaomi Repeater and the router are shown. If the Xiaomi Wifi Repeater position is not good, then App will prompt you with some tips. 

▲Compare the interface between XiaomiWifi Repeater Pro and Miwifi Repeater 2, basically both of them using the same interface and same setting. What makes the difference is power module and two external antennas of the Pro version make it performs better by providing stronger signal coverage if compare to Wifi Repeater 2. 

▲My house toilet is a blink angle for the WIFI, so whenever I want to read some news at the toilet the surfing speed is quite slow and lag. After the use of the Miwifi repeater, the internet speed has been improved. Now let me do a test to make a comparison, the first picture is handphone connect directly to router that without amplifier in use. The signal shown is weak with signal strength -77dB and network delay are 170ms. After using the amplifier, signal strength increase to -62db and network delay is only 41.6ms. Now no more problem for reading news or watching a video in the toilet. 

Conclusion 

★Xiaomi WIFI Repeater Pro proofing to be a useful device to extend home wifi signal until no dead spot inside the house. Compare to Amplifier 2, it provides a better signal, attractive device appearance and very suitable to plug in at one of the sockets inside the home for a long time. This device allows 64 devices connected at one time, but I don’t think you got that many devices at home. One of the disadvantages for Xiaomi Wifi repeater Pro is not supported 5G frequency band, I personally think that if a home is full of coverage of 5G signal then it can really call it high-speed access to the internet. This is my review on Xiaomi WIFI Repeater Pro, and finally thank everyone for reading. Here is the best deal you can find online!

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