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Xiaomi’s New Set-Top Box is Crazy Small

by Jacob Kleinman | January 15, 2015January 15, 2015 10:00 pm PDT

Xiaomi’s original set-top box looked pretty similar to an Apple TV, but the company’s Mi Box mini takes its inspiration from an entirely different product. The new device looks more like a power adapter than anything else, while promising the same quality streaming experience as before.

The Mi Box mini packs a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of flash storage, supports 1080p video, and manages to cram a total of 282 components into that tiny footprint. Like Chromecast, Xiaomi’s set-top box lets you stream video and other content from your smartphone straight to a connected TV. It plugs right into an outlet and comes with an HDMI cord and Bluetooth remote for just ¥199 ($32).

The company also unveiled a new pair of $80 (¥499) headphones, which can be reconfigured to go over your ears or sit on them based on your preference. The Mi Headphones offer a sleek design and specially engineered acoustics. Xiaomi hasn’t said when the new headset or its Mi Box mini will be available to purchase, though we’re guessing both devices will be a hit with the its massive Chinese fan base.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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