Xiaomi continues its expansion into the smart gadgets and IoT (Internet of Things) home products market with a new smart wireless switch. nicknamed Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth Power Switch the gadget has now been presented in China.
Xiaomi’s home automation component includes an already vast catalog of products such as smart lamps, security cameras, desk and ceiling lamps, rice cookers, even washing machines and refrigerators. Now, we have yet another addition to this Smart Home IoT ecosystem with the wireless switch.
This is the new Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth Power Switch
It is a two-button switch with a white, glossless finish and plastic construction. The price is best of all, advertised at 60 RMB in China, the equivalent of 11 dollars, or less than 9 euros at the current conversion rate.
The design is extremely simple, much like the various Xiaomi products with a white finish and plastic construction, with rounded corners, going unnoticed on any wall.
It is one of the simplest products that Xiaomi has ever introduced to the Smart Home ecosystem, but its usefulness is unquestionable in any home by expanding the functions of a conventional switch.
Use the switch to control functions in the Xiaomi Home app
Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth Power Switch can be used to control various customizable options through the Xiaomi Home app. Thus, you can not only turn on the smart lights and bulbs connected via Bluetooth, but even turn on the electric kettle.
The premise is simple, if the product is controlled by the Xiaomi Home app, then it can be activated by the new wireless switch that the manufacturer has just presented. The range of applications is enormous and will only increase with the growth of this ecosystem of products.
We can configure up to 7 functions on the Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth Power Switch
The user can program / set up to 7 functions simultaneously on this switch. Thus, we have different methods of activating the intended behavior such as, for example, a single press of the right button, double press of the left button, simultaneous press of both buttons, among other combinations.
In fact, the switch can discern between a short press and a long press, thereby activating different programmed behaviors. Thus, we can trigger up to seven different actions from a single switch.
The switch has an integrated battery with autonomy for 3 years
Xiaomi claims that the user you can change the battery once it runs out, however, it is not possible to recharge the included cell. Still, with autonomy announced for up to 3 years of use, this gadget will not become obsolete quickly.
Also according to the manufacturer, the autonomy was tested based on various types of daily use with 5 single touches, 5 double touches and 5 long touches, this being the typical use pattern for a autonomy of up to 3 years.
Finally, at the moment we do not have an estimated availability of the Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth Power Switch in Portugal. However, the Mi Store Portugal It has a vast catalog of IoT gadgets, so this new one could also reach Europe.
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