Xiaomi Smart RearView Mirror Review: Xiaomi Taking Innovation To Next Level

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Can cars be associated with innovation and technology? Yes, it can be. Then, what about mirrors? Now, this is somewhat complicated. Who would associate technology with a shiny glass surface! Probably no one would do that. But then there is Xiaomi – the electronics manufacturing giant that breeds innovation. By introducing a smart rearview mirror that is a combination of conventional and contemporary design and technology respectively Xiaomi has proved that nothing is too trivial to work on and infuse innovation. Just like any other Xiaomi product, this rear view mirror is inexpensive but is of very high quality.

Xiaomi Smart RearView Mirror

The Xiaomi Smart RearView mirror has an 8.8-inch screen with a resolution of 1920×480 pixels. It supports around 16.7 million colors and is made with 7 layers of optical coatings of silver. The reflexivity and transmittance are balanced the same way a good mirror should have. The entire apparatus measures 303.8x76x40mm and weighs just 393g. It runs on a custom devised software based on Android OS and has a multitude of features like remote set navigation, WeChat access etc. Under its hood, it has an MT8665 Quad-core chipset clocked at 1.5Ghz, which is a frequency higher than most average smartphones.

Xiaomi Smart RearView Mirror

Xiaomi Smart RearView Mirror Features

  • Dmensions: 303.8mm x 76mm x 40mm (including clip)
  • Storage: 16GB (expandable up to 64GB via microSD card slot)
  • Display: 8.88 inches IPS screen with a resolution of 1920×480
  • Weight: 393g
  • Records videos of 1080p/30FPS
  • CPU: MT8665 quad-core chip clocked at 1.5GHz
  • Sensor: OmniVision 2718
  • Connectivity: 2G / 3G / 4G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, BLE & FM
  • Portable Car Charger
  • Battery: 370mAh polymer lithium.

The smart RearView Mirror comes with a new intelligent voice interaction that supports global wake-up. Almost all the controls are to done only with the help of voice interaction. However, the broadcasts can be overridden at any given time and thus the rear view mirror can’t be blamed for accidents ad incidents involving negligence.

The Rear View mirror has several other features that guide the driver to ride safely. One such feature is its ability to address destination queries. It comes preloaded with an integrated high-German map which can be used for route planning and navigation. Another helpful feature is the integrated ADAS system that offers supports such as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and Preceding Vehicle Starting. Hence parallel parking and driving in heavy traffic must not be much of a problem. Also, this Rear View Mirror has sensors that collect data from inside as well as outside the car and gives warning when there is a risk.

The high-quality camera shoots and records videos of 1080p/30FPS during collisions in its 16GB expandable memory which can be viewed using an app as well as the Rear View Mirror.

And you will never get bored while having this $145 wonder as you can choose from 10 million songs, audio books, and entertainment shows. So why wait? Buy your RearView Mirror now.

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