Earlier this year, Xiaomi – maker of all things insanely cheap that happen to look a lot (seriously, a lot a lot) like Apple products – announced that it would begin its move into the US by selling its line of ultra-affordable accessories. Their phones may arrive at some point down the road as well, but for now, they want to get you familiar with their brand by tempting you into picking up things like a $15 fitness tracker, $10 5000mAh power bank, or $80 premium headphones. Today, the temptation officially begins.
Xiaomi announced via Facebook that it will open a “beta” accessory store today at 7PM Pacific (10PM Eastern) in the US.
The store may only be open for a short period of time as a flash sale, so Xiaomi recommends that you sign-up now, get your payment method set, and be ready to click “buy.” Since their products are so
cheap affordable, there are limits on some of them. For example, the fitness band and power banks have limits of 2 per customer, while their headphones are limited to 1 per person. They accept Paypal and other credit cards and ship to the US, France, UK, and Germany within 7 working days.
From what we can tell, the first few products that will be available are:
- 10400mAh Mi Power Bank ($13.99) – made with LG/Samsung lithium-ion polymer battery cells, comes with USB cable
- 5000mAh Mi Power Bank ($9.99) – made with ATL/Lishen lithium-ion polymer battery cells, comes with USB cable
- Mi Band ($14.99) – activity and sleep tracker, 30-day battery life, IP67 water resistant
- Mi Headphones ($79.99) – semi-open headphones, 50mm diaphragm, 32 ohm low impedance, both on-ear/over-ear cushions
If interested, be sure to sign-up and get ready at the link below.