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Xiaomi readies Ninebot Plus e-scooter, Mi Laser Projector, and IoT toothbrush

By Michael Low & Liu Hongzuo - on 8 Jul 2017, 3:00pm

Xiaomi readies Ninebot Plus e-scooter, Mi Laser Projector, and IoT toothbrush

Xiaomi reaffirms its position as IoT player in the Chinese market by announcing three new IoT products last weekend. The Chinese electronics firm is launching a new Ninebot Plus e-scooter, the Mi Laser Projector, and… a toothbrush.


Ninebot Plus

The Ninebot Plus is an update to the Ninebot mini e-scooter. It now features a strengthened magnesium alloy chassis, with support for loads up to 100kg. It also offers up to 35km of travel on a single battery charge (significantly further than the 22km offered on Ninebot mini).

The new iteration also comes with a remote control, so users are not restricted to controlling the e-scooter via a smartphone. They can also choose to attach an optional Mi Ninebot Plus Camera for photo-taking.

The Ninebot Plus will be available in China from July 11, 2017 at CNY3,499 (~RM2,208).


Mi Laser Projector

The Mi Laser Projector is a 'cinema-level projector TV' that acts as a complete home theater package, with a built-in speaker system and the Mi TV interface packed in with additional content. It uses ALPD 3.0, a laser light source technology developed by Appotronics, and a custom DLP solution made by Texas Instruments.

The projector itself offers Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution) screening anywhere from 80 to 150-inches with 5,000-lumens brightness. It has 3,000:1 contrast levels, and it covers 85 percent of the NTSC color gamut. The speaker system has two tweeters and two woofers, while the entire system relies on three HDMI slots, an audio out port, a USB 3.0 port, S/PDIF support, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet connectivity.

The Mi Laser Projector was made available at CNY9,999 (~RM6,310) on July 4, 2017.


Mi Ultrasonic Toothbrush

The IoT toothbrush by Xiaomi marks itself as the company’s first foray into the personal healthcare industry. Mi Ultrasonic Toothbrush uses ultrasonic technology to create vibrations at 31,000 times per minute for 'powerful cleaning'. The built-in 700mAh rechargeable battery can last 18 days, based on a twice-a-day usage.

Other features include its IPX7 water-resistance rating and customizable smartphone app that offers custom brushing modes. The toothbrush will start retailing in China on July 18, 2017 at CNY199 (~RM126).