In 2014, we witnessed the arrival of an innovative product from Xiaomi sub-category ‘Mijia.’ Before that, most of us had a question in our mind which was: ‘What sort of innovation is possible on a socket?’. However, we got the answer when Xiaomi Mijia Mi Home Smart Socket released last year. The innovation done inside a socket was more than we just expected. Think about it, an ordinary looking socket which comes with temperature and short circuit protection. Most of all, a socket that can be operated from a smartphone app, a socket featuring WiFi as the connectivity aspect. The fact was that Xiaomi Mijia Mi Home Smart Socket went trending last year with over 4.88 out of 5 rating on Gearbest.
However, this is 2018 and Mijia has upgraded the socket with some new trends and technology. Today, Xiaomi releases Xiaomi Mijia Mi Home Smart Socket Enhanced Version. Of course, it’s the second generation of Mijia smart sockets which was released after a long wait of 4 years.
So, let’s dive into the details of Xiaomi Mijia Mi Home Smart Socket Enhanced Version and get to know it better:
Xiaomi Mijia Mi Home Smart Socket Enhanced Version – What’s Innovative This Time?
Xiaomi Mijia Mi Home Smart Socket Enhanced Version features the same WiFi connectivity and App Control but with some additional features this time. The greatest selling point of the product is the introduction of two standard USB ports for charging. At last, this is something that the sockets are used for these days.
Appearance wise, the enhanced version is almost similar to the first generation. It’s a perfect square rather than rectangular. The location of the power button and LED is also same. However, Xiaomi Mijia Mi Home Smart Socket Enhanced Version is slightly thicker than the previous version because of the Dual USB ports.
Apart from these, it also supports:
- BC1.2 protocol
- Remote control
- Timer switch
- Power statistics and other functions
The shell of the socket molds from high-temperature resistant materials. The internal wave soldering process doubles security. Through the built-in temperature sensor, we have the “Temperature monitoring” function. It’s a real-time monitoring of temperature while using a more high-power electrical outlet. When the smart socket temperature significantly increased, the sensor promptly reminds the user. If the temperature is too high, the smart socket will automatically cut off the power to reduce the risk. Not need to buy large MCBs to protect device and socket from overcurrent.
Like previously said, Xiaomi Mijia Mi Home Smart Socket Enhanced Version supports APP control (Mi Home). The phone APP can be viewed at any time, to control the power switch. At the same time, it also has a timer switch function, for example, for the humidifier to set a timer switch, after that, it will automatically shut down when you are at work. Set the timer half an hour before going home and enter your humidified home in advance.
- Dual USB Ports
- Smart Temperature Monitoring
- App Control via WiFi
- Control your socket anywhere, anytime
- Automatically turns off on high temperature
- The App has some compatibility issues
Price & Availability
Xiaomi Mijia Mi Home Smart Socket Enhanced Version sale starts on March 7 at 10:00 (Beijing Time). It will be available to buy on the official website as well as the Mijia outlets for a price of 79 Yuan ($12.44). As far as the international availability is concerned, we will update you when it’s available on international Chinese stores such as Gearbest, Aliexpress and so on. Obviously, it will be slightly higher than the original price.