Xiaomi unveils Mi Box Mini, a cutsy 1080p streamer to take on Chromecast

Xiaomi unveils Mi Box Mini, a cutsy 1080p streamer to take on Chromecast
Xiaomi is ploughing full steam ahead today, releasing the world's most decked-out phablets for their respective price range, and also an audiophile-grade set of headphones on the cheap again. What really caught our attention, however, is another device unveiled today, the Xiaomi Mi Box mini IP STB streamer.

It is the world's smallest device of this kind, designed as a small cube that you can plug directly in the outlet, and can even carry in your pocket while on the go. Make no mistakes, the impossibly small set-top box, which is about the size of a cellphone charger, still packs an Cortex-A7 quad-core 1.3GHz MTK8685A, 1 GB RAM, 4GB Flash storage, Dolby, DTS audio, and dual band Wi-Fi 802.11n, in addition to low-power Bluetooth 4.0. 

Why Bluetooth, you'd ask? Well, the Mi Box mini comes with its own Bluetooth remote control unit, which on top of that can control other Bluetooth gear lying around the house, like speakers and the like. The tiny cube has an HDMI-out port and a cable in the box to make use of it. BEst of all, it supports the next-gen h.265 streaming container, for up to 50% streaming bandwidth reduction, ensuring flawless 1080p streaming.

It is not a 4K streamer like its big brother the Xiaomi Mi Box, but, hey, for a $32 price tag one can't expect much more from this portable set-top box, plus it comes with a foldable wall plug, and in a variety of candy colors to suit every taste. You can preorder the Mi Box mini starting next Tuesday, January 20th, and orders will commence shipping a week after, on January 27th, for the utter displeasement of Google's Chromecast dongle.



source: Xiaomi

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12 Comments

1. teenaxta

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

pic#5 is soooo wtf?

6. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

I agree , now , I love China !!!

8. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

What if that was a man?

10. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

If that is a man, u are Einstein

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

bring the box to travel ? i thought it was a standard option on women

3. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

hahahah

4. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Crossed the line over there man... Not cool.

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"You can preorder the Mi Box mini starting next Tuesday, January 20th, and orders will commence shipping a week after, on January 27th, for the utter displeasement of Google's Chromecast dongle." Lame. This isn't a chromecast dongle, but more like the flooded chinese market of android sticks that do everything this can. After using a bunch of those, the chromecast is zen easy. Not that I don't like android boxes, but they aren't for the average user like chromecast is.

7. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

but the colored side goes against the walll.... what a bummer.. =) I will try it nevertheless.. =D

9. Cyagocaliz unregistered

Looks exactly like Apple TV, thank you very much Copymi!

11. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Unfortunately, this will sell because it can stream a bunch of non-licenced content. Previous one was a hit here in HK for the very reason.

12. simone22

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 23, 2015

finally zorook.com here they offer you a fast free shipping world wide delivery.. i'm now enjoying this fantastic mi box...

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