Xiaomi announces the Mijia Drum Washing Machine 10kg with smart home integration
Xiaomi has announced the Mijia Drum Washing Machine 10kg. Xiaomi claims that the washing machine has deep sterilization, killing 99.99% of bacteria and removing 99.99% of mites, plus the device has an antimicrobial door seal.
The washing machine has a 48-pole high-efficient direct drive (DD) motor rather than a traditional belt drive. According to Xiaomi, this motor will last longer and have greater precision, allowing more cleaning settings.
The DD motor is also quieter, with a 50 dBA low noise wash setting. The device has intelligent chips and algorithms that enable its 23 washing programs. You can find 16 of these cycles on the gadget, with seven more accessible through the Mijia app, where you can customize the settings further.
Xiaomi has stated that the device will be supported with over the air (OTA) updates, possibly including more programs. The washing machine has a pause button, allowing you to add laundry at any point in the cycle.
Smart features of the gadget include scheduling your wash and integration with other smart home devices. For example, you could trigger a voice assistant notification, your smart drying rack to drop or turn on the lights near the washing machine at the end of a cycle.
The Mijia Drum Washing Machine is currently available to pre-order in China for 1,479 yuan (~US$232). After this period, ending April 30th, the device will cost 1,699 yuan (~US$267).