Living in a connected world has changed the way we work and operate at home. A home isn’t just a roof over your head now but a functional smart hub of technology which aims to make everything you do easier. If you think back twenty years, the thought of controlling your kitchen appliances with an app or turning on your fan with your voice likely sounded like something from a sci-fi movie but Xiaomi has made this all a reality today.
The brand’s incredible lineup of smart tech for your home stems into every aspect of your life. Be it a smart TV box that enhances your entertainment viewing, a smartwatch that keeps tabs on your health, a vacuum cleaner that keeps the place tidy while you’re out and about or a mesh Wi-Fi system that brings it all together and connects you to the appliances and world around you.
Xiaomi is here to make life easier and through the idea of “smart”, every piece of technology the brand has available, includes these advanced features we often take for granted. Through the brand’s unrivalled larger ecosystem, everything works together like one interconnected web all aimed at improving your daily life in both small and big ways.
What is a “smart” product anyway? Think of it as an appliance that is more than what it used to be a few years ago. A smart product could be something as simple as a fan which connects to your Wi-Fi so when you get home, it will automatically turn on. It can even be a simple sensor connected to a light bulb which detects when you enter a room and turns on the light.
Everything Xiaomi has on offer aims to deliver something incredible in the spectrum of “smart” and we wanted to go through some of the best reasons why the brand is the leader in smart appliances aimed at making your life easier.
They Are There When You Can’t Be
The Xiaomi smart home appliance range has your back in many ways. There are countless times when you find yourself unable to access something at home or perhaps need to have an appliance turned on at a specific time.
The Xiaomi lineup is where things get interesting. The Xiaomi Smart Kettle, for example, lets you set the temperature you can boil the water at, as well as what temperature to maintain the water at (and for how long – up to 8 hours). That way, you’ll never stand around waiting for the kettle to boil ever again. Perfect for those cold winter mornings or when you’re running late.
The same goes for the brand’s awesome Xiaomi Standing Fan. My home office gets sun every afternoon and in summer, it gets incredibly hot. So I make sure to enable my Xiaomi Standing Fan 2 every day at 3 p.m. to help cool the room. That way, when I get home it is pleasant. The same goes for the Xiaomi Smart Heater range which can be remotely controlled to start warming your house in winter so you don’t go home to an icebox.
The list keeps going. The Xiaomi Smart Air Fryer has a remote activation toggle through the Mi App. So you can always prepare the unit before you leave the house and turn it on so it can start cooking dinner when you can’t be there.
They Are Easy to Use
When people hear “smart products” they start freaking out. Many believe tech is difficult enough on its own to master let alone stuff that is “smart” too. But Xiaomi makes it easy to interact and control everything in your home.
The Xiaomi Mi App allows for seamless integration into all your smart products. Once you start building your collection of devices, it all works together and never gets too difficult to understand. Xiaomi also provides constant updates to improve its tech while at the same time, delivering robust help sections for each product in case you ever get lost.
Keep in mind that just because a product is “smart” doesn’t mean it will overwhelm you with features. In fact, Xiaomi’s products pride themselves on being incredibly simple without adding bloated features you’ll never use. You can also use these products without even touching the smart features.
The Xiaomi Air Purifier, for example, is still a purifier and can be turned on and off like it is 1989. But you’re missing the real magic by overlooking how it can integrate into your life.
They Work Together With Everything
In today’s world, it is difficult to find a product that isn’t smart. Even if you try to avoid it, you likely have smart products all around you. Xiaomi has embraced this by making sure its ecosystem talks within itself and the various smart assistants can all talk to these products too.
This means if you’re team Apple, you can integrate supported Xiaomi products into your HomeKit and even task Siri to operate certain devices. The same goes for Google Assistant too.
We know these assistants are everywhere nowadays too. Be it built into your TV or perhaps your car. This allows the Xiaomi smart range to be accessed no matter where you are and without any worry about “will it work with my current setup”.
All of these features might be taken for granted but once you tap into the potential of schedules, smart monitoring, remote access, voice control and automation, you’ll enjoy the world Xiaomi has created.
They Enrich Lives
Beyond the Xiaomi smart range being incredibly easy to use and integrating into your current ecosystem, the lineup is also aimed at enriching your life. The Xiaomi Smart Blender can be your doorway to a healthy diet as you craft smoothies and recipes that encourage healthy eating.
The Xiaomi Air Fryer is undoubtedly the healthiest gadget in your home thanks to its oil-free cooking methods. So you’ll not only eat healthier but cooking times are reduced leaving you more time for yourself.
Of course, the Xiaomi heater range will make any cold night warmer and the Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan will cool down those hot summer days. I especially enjoy using the quiet natural wind mode on my fan. The sound and subtle wind are so calming.
There’s also no doubt the Xiaomi Air Purifier will help keep your air clean. This is a must-have for anyone especially those with allergies and newborns.
They Are the Start of a Bright Future
The best part of investing in a smart product is its future. It is the start of a new interconnected system that will have you operating your day completely differently. You’ll cook differently, and your house will function easier and smell cleaner. Your gym sessions will be insightful to your health. Your TV time will offer more excitement. The list goes on. This is all possible thanks to the experiences our smart home products offer which we often overlook.
Getting a smart product is also the start of building a platform for more. Once you’re controlling your Xiaomi Air Fryer while stuck on the N3 because a taxi overturned a few kilometres in front of you, you’ll always consider what other fantastic opportunities await across other devices and appliances.
You can find some of the Xiaomi products mentioned in this article below and visit the links to find out more about them all.
- Xiaomi Smart Blender | RRP = R2,499
- Xiaomi Smart Air Fryer 4L Pro | RRP = R2,899
- Xiaomi Smart Air Fryer 3.5L | RRP = R2,399
- Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Compact | RRP = R1,999
- Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Lite | RRP = R3,599
- Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 | RRP = R4,899
- Xiaomi Smart Humidifier 2 | RRP = R1,299
- Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 2 | RRP = R1,899
- Xiaomi Smart Tower Heater Lite | RRP = R2,499
- Xiaomi Smart Space Heater S | RRP = R3,199