Xiaomi Store at 1 Utama: Not bad.

Xiaomi – you’ve read about them, you’ve heard about them. Now see them. A physical store was opened in May 2018 at 1 Utama and it certainly has caught the eyes of curious onlookers. Today we will browse through some of the products available at the Xiaomi store.

 

The Goods

 Mi Headphones Comfort and Mi Noise Cancelling Earphones

First up we have 2 headphones; the Mi Headphones Comfort and the Mi Noise Cancelling Earphones. The former is a pair of headphones that support Hi-Res audio and is going for RM169. The latter is an earphone that also supports Hi-Res audio AND noise cancellation. The price of the Mi Noise Cancelling Earphones RM235.

Mi Headphones Comfort.
Mi Noise Cancelling Earphones.
Mi bedside lamp and Yeelight LED Bulb (Color)

Next we have the Mi bedside lamp (RM185). You’re able to control the brightness by sliding your finger clock-wise or anti-clock-wise around the top parameter of the lamp. Pretty nice.

Mi bedside lamp.

Speaking about lights, on display was the Yeelight LED Bulb Colour (RM89) which is a smart wireless bulb. Take note that this a last generation bulb with a model number of YLDP02YL. The newer model is YLDP06YL. The difference between the two is that the latter supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant while the former doesn’t. We’d say skip the older model and get the latest one.

Yeelight LED Bulb (Color).
Amazfit Pace and Mi Band 3

Fitness trackers are also available in the form of Amazfit Pace and the Mi Band 3. Think of the Mi Band 3 as the one with bare boned functions while the Amazfit as the one with meat. The Amazfit Pace is priced at RM549 while the Mi Band 3 is RM129.

Amazfit Pace.
Mi Band 3.
10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro

Powerbanks. What are you to do without them; a life saver really. On display were a few models but the one I want to highlight is the 10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro. This is the one to get because it supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3. If you search online (even Malaysia’s Mi website), you’ll find the name ‘10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro’. But do you know that not all 10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pros are created the same? Only those which have the model number PLM03ZM have Qualcomm Quick Charge 3. It’s priced at RM119.

10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro.
Get the PLM03ZM model.
Mi Sphere Camera Kit and Mi Dash Cam

Also worth mentioning is the Mi Sphere Camera Kit (RM1099) and the Mi Dash Cam (RM235). The Mi Sphere Camera Kit a camera for meant for creating 360° videos. It has 360° field of view, 3.5K video recording and 6-axis EIS. The Mi Dash Cam is a car digital video recorder with a screen size of 3.0 inches, 1080P video resolution and a 160° field of view.

Mi Sphere Camera Kit.
Mi Dash Cam.

 

Not bad

It’s good to see more and more Mi stores opening in Malaysia. The one at 1 Utama is commendable in bringing in products which we can only find online. It’s also refreshing to realise that Xiaomi really is lifestyle focused and not only on mobile phones. While some handful of products are yet to be proven, the majority is well made and reliable. Not in the picture were miscellaneous products like kettles, umbrellas and electric tootburshes (yes, from Xioami). Now if only they would bring in the salivating Mi Notebook Pro and Mi Gaming Laptop.