Mi USB Fan
While traveling to a local electronic market, you will come across some really innovative gadgets like a USB Torch, a multitool, and a door alarm. These devices do not come into the limelight because their manufacturers are not registered and do not adopt any marketing policy. However, every now and then a device becomes so popular that other famous manufacturers understand its real value and start manufacturing a clone of it (with improved durability).
USB fans are not a new thing but they have become quite popular these days. The reason behind this is some brands are now taking interest in making these devices. Last year, Xiaomi announced its Mi USB Fan, which is now selling at 249 rupees. Let us see what this device has to offer.
Not a Replacement of Ceiling or Table Fan (An Obvious Thing)
This handheld USB fan is nowhere near a real ceiling or table fan. That being said it is still a good device to have around. In fact, you can take the Mi Fan in the backpack for outdoors during summers. It will provide instant relief from scorching heat while sitting in a park or anywhere else where there is no cooling system.
Powerful Inbuilt Motor: The motor of the Mi Fan is quite powerful. It rotates the blades at enough speed to dry the sweat from your face. As per the manufacturer, this device gives great relief if kept about 2 feet from the face.
It is compatible with all USB ports, be it of power bank or a computer. One can even use it with smartphones using an OTG cable. This Mi device consumes much less power. With a power bank of 5000 mAh, it can run for 20 hours.
Bendable and Detachable
Xiaomi has made the body of this fan with silicon and it is highly flexible. Users will be able to bend it any way they want. Moreover, the blades are detachable, because of which it becomes really easy to carry the whole setup. Quality of the materials used in the making is good. This device will last for a really long time without any problem.
- Portable and good looking
- High-speed motor
- Low power consumption
- Can work with smartphones, tablets, and power banks
Cons: Will have to keep it near the face
Verdict: At 249 rupees, there cannot be a better deal than this. It is a great gadget to have around, especially during power cuts.
|Power Backup||20 Hours Per 5000 mAh|
10000 mAh TP-Link PB50 Power Bank
When your smartphone does not give enough battery backup to last for the whole day, purchasing a power bank becomes a necessity. The problem is most affordable power banks out there do not last for much long. A customer would be better off investing a bit more money than purchasing these cheap solutions. TP-Link may have the right product in this regard. Its PB50 Power Bank sports premium quality built materials. On ecommerce websites, it is listed with a price tag of 2,100 rupees.
Sturdy Outer Shell: TP-Link has tried to make the PB50 Power Bank as durable as possible. It will easily resist shortfalls and will last for a really long time. The soft touch finish of the body not only gives a comfortable grip but also insulates the inner compartment.
The power bank is compact and ultra-portable. Customers even get a free travel pouch in the box, which makes carrying this device super easy.
Charge Two Devices at the Same Time
The greatest pro of having the TP-Link device is it allows charging two devices simultaneously. On the top, you can find two full-size USB ports. Fast charging is available at only one port (2 Amp) as the other port is rated at 1 Amp only.
Its 10,000 mAh battery can charge a smartphone with 2,000 mAh battery up to 5 times. A 4-stage indicator on the front tells the user how much power is left. One thing to mention here though is this power bank itself takes around 6-7 hours to fully charge with a 2 Amp charger.
Safe and Secure
TP-Link has used LG’s Lithium Polymer Cells on the PB50 power bank. These are quite safe when it comes to daily usage. A nano-ceramic coating stops overheating and reduces the chances of short circuits. Porous inner enclosure acts as an additional layer of safety by providing high ventilation.
This power bank is really smart. It is capable of stopping current flow whenever the batteries are on the verge becoming overcharged or over-discharged. The inner circuitry does not allow high voltage current to pass through.
- 6-in-1 safety features
- Massive battery
- High-quality outer shell
- LG Lithium Polymer Batteries
- Two charging ports
Cons: Takes a lot of time to charge
Final Verdict: For those who have the money, the TP-Link power bank is a perfect device. It will help you charge smartphones and other portable items in the time of need.
|Ports||2 X USB|
|Charging Time||6-7 Hours With A 2 Amp Charger|
|Battery Technology||LG Lithium Polymer|
Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Earphone
Xiaomi is trying to enter the headphone market since the last couple of years. Its Piston earphones had become quite popular in 2015. The company also sells a standalone wireless speaker with a really attractive price tag. Still, Xiaomi is not satisfied and it is looking for opportunities to launch more and more audio products.
A few months back, the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi launched its mono Bluetooth earphone. Customers can purchase it for an amount of 1,299 rupees. It offers some amazing features and we will discuss all of them in this review.
Unique Design: The very first thing you would notice about the Mi Bluetooth Earphone is its unconventional design. It comes with an elongated cylindrical outer shell and sports premium quality materials. Xiaomi always makes high-quality products and this device proves that claim.
Customers can go for either the black variant or the white one; I personally prefer the former because it matches the color of hair and easily blends in with the body.
Easy Setup: In order to setup the Mi Earphone, you will have to follow these steps:
- Press and hold the power button until the LED starts blinking
- Now search for the Mi Earphone in the Bluetooth panel of your smartphone
- Select the Mi Earphone and start pairing
The single button on this earphone but it allows for multiple operations. Double pressing it will make a call on the last dialed number. When the Mi Earphone is paired, you can long press the power button to skip a music track.
Good Audio Quality of this Mi Earphone
The driver of the Mi earphone is quite powerful and generates loud audio. Its large size helps in generating clear sound frequencies. Users will have no problem in making calls even if they are outdoors.
I would like to point out though it may not be the best solution for listening to music. To get a decent experience, you will need a dual driver setup. A single unit fails to give stereo effect and does not isolate the user from surroundings. Moreover, the inbuilt mic is quite sensitive. It records good quality audio and is perfect for making calls.
- Two ear tips for comfortable fit
- 5-hour battery life
- Easy to pair
- Bluetooth 4.1 technology
- Multifunction power button
- Takes a lot of time to get fully charged
- Not good for music lovers
Verdict: If you are a busy person and always keep hands busy then the Mi Earphone will prove to be a great solution. It holds the ears firmly and generates loud audio. However, we would not recommend it consider for music listening.
|Power backup||5 Hours|