Lately, Xiaomi under its umbrella of incubated startups has been launching quite a number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which ironically also includes a Mi Umbrella. Now, in collaboration with Minij, a mini washing machine and refrigerator manufacturer in China, Xiaomi has launched the smart Mi Washing Machine. The machine has been launched for 1,499 Yuan, which is approximately Rs 15,000.
The washing machine is small and extremely portable, weighing around 34kgs, and has a capacity of 2.8kgs. It is 500mm wide and extends 630mm from the ground with a thickness of 415mm. The machine has a front load design and uses the drum mechanism to wash clothes. The Mi Washing Machine is energy efficient as well. Since the machine is small and compact, it also comes with child lock functionality.
The Mi Washing Machine is equipped with an Amotec Kore DD inverter motor, along with Suspa shock absorbers, which are supplied by the same German company that provides the shocks for the Mercedes Benz E Class.
Interestingly, the washing machine also comes with a ‘cooking wash’ functionality, which heats up water to 95 degree Celsius. That high a temperature has been tested to be capable of providing high level of sterilization by killing bacteria like E coli, and Staphylococcus aureus.
Naturally, since Xiaomi has collaborated with a local smartphone manufacturer in China, the Mi Washing Machine has to have some surprise element, which in this case is its smart features. The smart Mi Washing Machine comes with the capability of being controlled by the Mi app. The app supports 14 different kinds of laundry mode which can be selected as is needed by a user directly through their smartphone.