Lately, Xiaomi has been launching one lifestyle product after another under its umbrella of incubated startups. After launching the Mi Pen, the Mi Umbrella and the Mi Screwdriver this month, Xiaomi s latest crowdfunding product is a Super Filter Kettle. The filter kettle has been manufactured by Viomi, and is called the Super Filter Kettle L1 (UV germicidal Edition). The price of the kettle starts at 249 Yuan, that is $38 or approximately Rs 2,500. Essentially, the kettle has been manufactured by Viomi, and Xiaomi will only act as a sales platform for the same. Also Read - Xiaomi showcases its first humanoid robot, CyberOne: Watch videoAlso Read - Govt is not banning phones by Chinese companies under Rs 12,000: Report
With a water capacity of 1.5 liter, the Super Filter Kettle L1 measures 265×145.5x262mm. As the name suggests, the product is effectively a filter, which is as handy as a kettle, that filters the amount of water you put in it, which you can directly pour and drink out of it. It eliminates the process of filling a kettle or a jug from a water purifier, before serving it. Being a water purifier, the main selling point of the Super Filter Kettle L1 is its Ultra-violet (UV) disinfection technology, and the seven heavy multi-effect intelligent filters that it comes along with. Basically, the kettle filter purifies water using the network of filters and ultraviolet light, taking the job of just a water boiling kettle to the next level. Also Read - Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 with 120Hz OLED foldable screen and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 unveiled
Supposedly, the kettle s technology is capable of reducing water impurities as well as remove the smell, kill bacteria and purify the water just like a full-fledged water filter. However, what makes this product from the house of Xiaomi stand out, is that it is a much more handy and portable filter that can be carried around when travelling and ensure that you are always drinking clean filtered water. Also, the filter kettle is capable of completing the entire filtering process in just three minutes.
Unlike most recent launches, the Super Filter Kettle L1 isn’t actually an Internet of Things (IoT) product and cannot be controlled via a smartphone app. Instead, it uses a low power consuming UV lamp, runs on a smartphone-level lithium-ion battery, which can be recharged using a mobile phone, phone charger or a car charger via the filter kettle s microUSB port. In one full charge, the kettle is capable of running a filtering process about 40 times.
Back in June, Xiaomi had launched the Mi Kettle, which was a smart water kettle that could be controlled via a smartphone app. However the Mi Kettle was just a water heating kettle, without any sterilization capabilities, that heated a kettle full of water in under five minutes, with a heating power of 1,800W. The Mi Kettle though is a part of Xiaomi’s IoT ecosystem and be controlled using its Mi Home app.