Remember the product Xiaomi teased a couple of days ago with the image of a dragonfly? It was officially launched today and its a 1080p smart home camera called Little Square that costs just 99 Yuan ($15).
The camera which weighs just 100g is shaped like a cube measuring 5cm on all sides. The camera sits on a base that can be propped up to increase its height or lowered to flush with the body. The base can also be used to attach the cameras to walls and ceilings.
The camera has a 1/2.7” CMOS sensor that records in full HD with support for 8x digital zoom. It also features night vision enhancement technology allowing it to pick up objects up to 9 meters away. The camera sports an IR-Cut dual filters which keeps out disturbing infrared light out of the sensor during the day.
Little Square has a 110° wide-angle lens that can record time-lapse videos. There is also a built-in motion and sound detector. As a part of Xiaomi’s smart home product, it can pair with the smoke and CO detector in the home alerting the owner of the house via a dedicated sound.
There is a 5V 1A port that powers the camera, and if you happen to have a power bank, you can hook it up to the camera which should provide about 12 hours of power.
The camera supports up to 64GB of expandable storage via a SD card slot and has a full sized USB 2.0 port on the back.
Need Little Square to have a wider viewing angle? That is not an issue as you can stack two units on top of each other via the magnetic base to give you a 180° super-wide viewing angle.
The camera is compatible with phones running Android 4.0 and above and iOS 7.0 and above. The crowdfunding page says shipments are expected to begin on the 22nd of November, so if you are interested, you can head to the crowdfunding page here and pledge your own $15.