Yesterday, Xiaomi announced the arrival of the “Mi Crowdfunding” program for India. This new initiative from the company will assist the Chinese manufacturer to know which innovative products can be released in India.
Through Mi Crowding initiative, the company will list down innovative products that may release in India only when certain number of people show interest in it. If the product fails to meet people’s interest in stipulated time, it won’t be shipped, and the company will refund the money to the buyers of that product.
As of this writing, Xiaomi is crowdfunding Mi Selfie Stick Tripod and Bluetooth Audio Receiver products in India. The two products are respectively priced at Rs. 1,099 (~$16) and Rs. 999 (~$15). Shipping of these products will begin within 10 days of meeting the goal of the project. Both the products can be crowdfunded until April 17. Also, these devices have a crowdfunding goal of 1,000 units.
Users can crowdfund these products by placing order for them. This can be done by accessing the product page of the respective product and then by hitting “Support now” button. Users can pay for the desired product within the mentioned time period. Supporters can check the progress of the project.
A project is considered successful when it receives 100 percent supporters in the set time duration. As of this writing, the Mi Selfie Stick Tripod and Mi Bluetooth Audio Receiver have respectively received 93 percent and 113 percent supporters.
If a user desires to cancel the order, he/she can do so before the product is shipped out. If the project is successful, people who supported it will be provided with priority delivery service.
The Mi Selfie Stick Tripod is a hybrid of a selfie stick and a tripod and it is equipped with a Bluetooth shutter remote. It can rotate 360 degrees and it can house large-sized phones like Mi Max 2. It is available only in Black color. It features Bluetooth 3.0 and can be used with Android phones running on Android 4.3 or above and iOS devices with IOS 5.0 or above.
The Mi Bluetooth Audio Receiver can be used for wirelessly playing music and answering phone calls. Its features include Bluetooth 4.2, headphone amplifier chip, 3.5mm audio jack and 97mAh battery. Lastly, it can be paired with two devices simultaneously, but only of them will be functional at a time. It can be availed in white color only. To know more about these products, visit their respective product page through the source links below.