Recently, Xiaomi took the wraps off a modest bunch of new gadgets, including the Mi 11 Ultra, the Mi 11 Lite series, the Mi 11i, and the Mi Band 6. The organization additionally revealed a gadget that is solely accessible in China: the Mi 11 Pro. It’s like the Mi 11 Ultra however costs somewhat less. During the declaration of the Mi 11 Pro, however, Xiaomi spent some time detailing a couple of new wireless charging accessories that grabbed our eye. One of them is a ludicrously fast 80W wireless charging stand while the other one is the Apple AirPower clone you may have been waiting for.
Called the “Mi Wireless Charging Stand Set” (translated), this wireless charging accessory vows to 80W speeds. For reference, Xiaomi’s fastest wireless charging products, presently the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra, support up to 67W wireless charging. That implies this accessory will be somewhat future-proofed, which is ideal to know thinking about how rapidly we’re seeing progressions in wireless charging technology.
Xiaomi says the Mi Wireless Charging Stand Set has a curved air duct for high-efficiency heat dissipation. It likewise has a double-coil design to allow for both horizontal and vertical use. There’s even a dedicated key to turn on a faster charging mode that velocities charging up to 15%. A huge number like the OnePlus 9 Pro feature a switch in software to slow down the wireless charger, so it’s fascinating to see Xiaomi offer a hardware button.
In China, the 80W wireless charger costs ¥499 (~$76) which is very costly for a wireless charger. Nonetheless, it accompanies a 120W power brick in the box so it’s very acceptable worth. Xiaomi is likewise selling an “environmentally friendly” version that doesn’t accompany a charger in the box, and they’re additionally selling a “Special Edition” pack that adds ¥199 on top of the Mi 11 Pro. Xiaomi says there are “limited numbers” of the product, so it’s impossible to tell how long it’ll be sold in China or on the off chance that it’ll dispatch outside of the region anytime soon.
Next up is Xiaomi’s multi-coil wireless fast charging pad, which numerous in the media have named an AirPower clone. That is not without warrant, however, as Xiaomi themselves admit they started improvement 2 years prior, which is a similar time when Apple stopped AirPower. For those not aware of everything, AirPower should be an Apple-made wireless charging mat that can charge up to 3 gadgets simultaneously. It never released, clearly, causing a lot of embarrassment for Apple.
Xiaomi’s interpretation of AirPower includes 19 charging coils and a motor that can quietly move coils to start inductively charging your gadget. It can wirelessly charge 3 gadgets at the same time at up to 20W speed each, adding up to 60W of power. In China, it costs ¥599 (~$91) yet there’s no word on global accessibility.