Xiaomi launches new Mi Ecosystem sub-brand

Xiaomi Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker

Xiaomi has launched some pretty out-there products over the past few years, including a smart water purifier and smart shoes. The company has now decided to officially release these offshoots under a new Mi Ecosystem sub-brand which will focus on launching high-quality consumer goods.

The newest addition to the Mi Ecosystem range to invade your home is the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker. As can be expected of Xiaomi, this is no ordinary household device. It’s a smart product which connects to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. The brand’s Mi Home app lets you wirelessly control various aspects of the cooking process.

For instance, a slider lets you decide how soft you want the rice to be. Mi Home can even scan the barcode of a packet of rice and automatically figure out how to prepare it based on the type, origin and brand. Xiaomi has so far added 200 brands of rice to the application and has further blessed it with the ability to support 2450 heating techniques.

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The Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker’s abilities isn’t just restricted to rice though, with Xiaomi asserting that it can also make cakes. Furthermore, the manufacturer has blessed the Mi Home app with various recipes. You’ll just have to select one in order for the product to adjust itself and start preparing whatever you’ve chosen.

The Xiaomi Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker is priced at CNY 999 (roughly $153 or Rs 10200). It’s supposedly 40% cheaper than Japanese cookers and is set to go on sale in China through the brand’s website on April 6. International availability for the device outside its home base hasn’t been announced yet.