Xiaomi has rolled out a couple slick new devices for fans of streaming content and audio. The first of the new devices is the Mi Box Mini and it is the smallest set-top box we have seen in a long time. The device is so small that it sticks out of the outlet with nothing that actually sits on the TV or entertainment center.
It’s so small you really can’t call it a set top box; it’s more like a streaming video plug. The Mi Box Mini is a quarter of the size of the normal Mi Box. Despite its small stature, it has a 1.3GHz quad core Cortex-A7, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. It supports 1080p streaming and has Dolby and DTS audio. It also supports 2.4G and 5G dual band WiFi in the tiny enclosure.
The Mi Headphones are made of high quality materials that look very expensive and are aimed directly at users who want premium devices. The headphones use a silver plated straight cable to decrease impedance and interference. The diaphragms are 50mm beryllium units.
Xiaomi says that the speakers in the headphones are 25% larger than you typically find. The ear covers can be replaced and swapped to customize the comfort of the headphones. The Mi Box Mini sells for 199RMB in China, or about $32 in the US. The headphones are 499RMB, which is about $80. Both will be available in China on January 20 and there is no word on if they will be offered outside China.