Xiaomi, the fourth largest phone brand and largest consumer IoT device maker, is launching new smart home devices in the US - just in time for the holidays.
The Chinese tech juggernaut recently expanded into the UK. Now, it's announcing American consumers can buy new Xiaomi products exclusively at Walmart in the US. While its entire collection of gadgets, phones, and laptops isn't available, you can already buy several items, such as the Mi Box S 4K media streamer.
Here are five newer items now available - all compatible with Google Home and managed via the Xiaomi Mi Home app.
What is Xiaomi launching at Walmart?
Mi LED Desk Lamp, for just $39.99: A connected lamp that sits on a table and offers four different lighting modes, depending on what you’re doing. View Mi LED Desk lamp offer at Walmart.
Yeelight Light Bulb, for just $19.99: A smart LED bulb with 16 million colours and adjustable brightness. Through the Mi Home app, multiple bulbs can be grouped together to control the lighting of a room or keep the same brightness throughout your house. View Yeelight Light Bulb offer at Walmart.
Mi Yeelight Bedside Lamp, for just $44.99: You sit this on your bedside table, obviously, and it provides a 360-degree touch panel that you can use to control both brightness and your choice of 16 million colours. View Yeelight Bedside Lamp offer at Walmart.
Mi Smart Plug, for just $14.99: This is Xiaomi’s own version of a smart plug. Plug in your gadgets and control them by voice or via phone. There's no smart home hub required. View Mi Smart Plug offer at Walmart.
Mi Laser Projector 150, for just $1,999.99: The big-ticket item uses ALPD 3.0 laser technology developed by Appotronics. It's a technology adopted in commercial cinemas. It also features a four speaker system and runs on Android TV. It also doubles as a Google Assistant hub, as you can use to control all your smart home devices by voice. View Mi Laser Projector offer at Walmart.
Xiaomi offers everything from luggage to smartphones, for which it is best known. These are all part of a wider ecosystem, and most of them stick to the principle of offering good value for money.