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Xiaomi Launches $4 Portable Mosquito Repeller


Xiaomi, once referred to as China’s Apple, has launched a portable mosquito repellent device for just $4 (approximately Rs. 270). The new Portable Mosquito Repeller has been launched under Xiaomi’s MIJIA or Smart Home, which is the rebranded Mi Eco-system. The device is now available to buy in China.

As the name suggests, the Portable Mosquito Repeller is a handy device to deal with mosquitoes. The company in its demonstrations shows how the Portable Mosquito Repeller can work when attached to power banks. Xiaomi is targeting users who like camping in the jungle.

The Chinese company in its internal tests found the MIJIA Portable Mosquito Repeller to last for up to 14 hours when plugged to Mi Power Bank 10000mAh, up to 15 hours when plugged to Mi Power Bank Pro 10000mAh, and up to 28 hours when plugged to Mi Power Bank 20000mAh.

The MIJIA Portable Mosquito Repeller measures 4.6 centimetres in diameter and weighs just 25 grams.

Xiaomi says that the device comes with heat resistant materials to make the cover, and PTC thermistors are used as well. The heating element is made of stainless steel. It’s worth noting that the Portable Mosquito Repeller requires a mosquito mat.

Last month, the Chinese company unveiled its first ever electric bicycle dubbed Qicycle Electric Folding Bike priced at CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs. 30,000). The Qicycle (bicycle) is made of carbon fibre and packs a host of sensors while weighing only 7 kilogrammes. The Qicycle is foldable and people can keep a bicycle in their cars without it taking up a lot of space.