Xiaomi, it seems is expanding its area of development. The company based in China, unveiled its smart water purifier the Mi Water Purifier last week. However, it was completely dwarfed by the announcement of the new Xiaomi 4K TV. The smart water purifier comes as a bit of surprise from Xiaomi as it is out of its domain of smartphones, fitness trackers and other digital gadgets. So, what makes this water purifier different than others? Let us have a look at this post to know more.
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Mi Water Purifier
The Mi Water Purifier sits on the kitchen surface and can transform tap water into drinking water. If you are wondering what makes it smart, it is the simple reason that the device is a part of the Mi Home network of Xiaomi. What does this mean? This means that customers will be able to check its recent activity and settings and also get notified when the water filters need to be replaced.
The device has been developed with Yunmi Technology. It uses reverse osmosis, which is the same process used for desalinization, pure water filtration and medical water. It consists of four filters in all- two activated carbon filters, one cotton filter and a RO membrane. The cotton filter cleans different impurities from water like sediment rust. The two carbon filters decrease odor and discoloration and improves the taste of the water. The role of the RO membrane is to filter bacteria, heavy metals and other organic matter.
Hugo Barra, the vice-president of Xiaomi, said in a statement “This is a product we’d LOVE to bring to India soon — Mi Water Purifier. Just announced today, it makes tap water drinkable with Reverse Osmosis (RO), is super compact, shows real-time water quality, and reminds you on your smartphone when it’s time to replace the filter.”
— Mi (@xiaomi) July 21, 2015
How does it Work?
The water purifier works like other products of Xiaomi’s connected ecosystem. A smartphone is needed to control the purifier. A relevant app installed in the smartphone provides real-time data about the purity of the water. It also gives reminders when it is time to change the filters. The Mi smart water purifier is more compact and smaller than similar other purifiers. It is also eight times faster than a conventional one.
The Mi Water Purifier will be available initially in China only. It is priced at RMB1299 (US$209).
There are also other connect home devices by Xiaomi.
— CHINA (@china) July 19, 2015
Are you going to buy the smart water purifier? Do you think it will really be helpful for the users? We would love to hear your thoughts on this.