In the previous review, we have talked about excellent WiFi routers that can be enhanced with intelligent devices. One such device can be Xiaomi Mi Smart WiFi remote control multi-function device. If you are looking for simple, robust, and fun home automation device, this could be a great choice.
The main features of the Xiaomi Mi Smart WiFi Remote Control are:
- 1200 internet radio broadcast
- small night light with adjustable RGB color and brightness
- highly customization on doorbell ring – upload mp3 or record your own sounds
- automatic nightlight function sensed with human body sensor
- app-based control
- supports additional gadgets
The gateway can be configured through Android APP called MiHome, which allows setting the parameters listed above and attaching sensors that you may purchase separately. These may be previously mentioned human body sensors that can be placed near the bed, which, when sensing movement, turn the night light on for safer movement. Also, you can attach wireless switch that allows turning on and off appliances. The switch can also be activated by using a phone app. The list goes on with windows/door sensors, air purifiers, and IP cameras. It has many ways of customization and install. It can handle basic security functions, remote control, entertainment, and safety.
Gateway connects to sensors using wireless ZigBee module, which is popular among hobbyists. The gateway is based on two Marvell processors: 88MC200-NAP2 ARM Cortex M3 micro-controller with 512KB SRAM and 88W8801 Wi-Fi SoC, which supports 802.11n WiFi. To power it, you only need to plug in into the wall socket. Then connect to the WiFi network and configure it through the Android app. This device may be an excellent solution for basic home automation for such a low price. GearBest offers significant discounts for this product.