Update: Xiaomi Power Strip $12 through resellers

Update: Xiaomi Power Strip $12 through resellers

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The Xiaomi Power Strip is another example of Xiaomi diversifying its range, and another example of a well made, and well priced must have accessory.

You can get the Mi Power Strip through Flosmall for $12 with the code: gizstrip.

If you have ever ordered a gadget, phone, powerbank, tablet, etc from China you probably also received one of those rather cheap adapter plugs for using the Chinese plug in your mains outlets. My main issue with these adapters, other than their dubious build, is the fact that I can never find one when I need it, and when I do it is usually the loose one that won’t hold the plug in the socket.

Replace these with a Xiaomi Power Strip
Replace these with a Xiaomi Power Strip

That’s all in the past now though as I have upgraded to a Xiaomi Power Strip.

xiaomi power strip

Xiaomi announced the power strip in China for only 49 Yuan, international pricing through resellers is around $15.

Like any other power strip, you have a power switch, good length of quality mains cable and a few sockets for plunging in your device, but with the addition of 3 x USB plugs.

The power strip still requires the use of one adapter plug (Flosmall sent over a quality adapter with ours) to connect to the mains, but once hooked up it is much more convenient for keeping your devices juiced.

xiaomi power strip

The built-in USB’s offer 2A charging, so if you do have a fast charger you will need to connect to the main sockets with the fast charger that came with your device.

Each socket offers added protection, and there are even plastic gates inside to stop little fingers touching the powerpoint inside. A built-in 10a overload protection unit offers added safety while the body is made of flame retardant material.

xiaomi power strip

It might not be a sexy gadget, but the Xiaomi Power Strip is a great value accessory that anyone with a few Chinese gadgets will appreciate owning.

Xiaomi don’t currently offer their Power Strip outside of China, but resellers have stock and are selling them now.

How long till we see other phone makers jump on the power strip bandwagon?

[ Flosmall ]
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  • Kieran olsson

    Love it

  • Rob

    Shame it doesn’t have a UK 3 pin socket so no use to me.

    • Udegbunam Chukwudi

      Mine shipped yesterday from GeekBuying. Like Andi said, they shipped mine with an adapter for Nigeria. I’m just hoping they shipped the right adapter. I’ll find out in 3 weeks max

      • Atere Ahmad

        Hey bro, How much did it cost in naira? Shipping n all? Is it any good?
        Thanks

        • Udegbunam Chukwudi

          @Atere I’m not sure of the cost in naira as I use a dollar Mastercard. The device works fine but the USB port doesn’t charge as fast my phone’s actual adapter.

          It’s quite portable though and comes in handy when there’s only one outlet and I’ve got loads of stuff to charge

    • Jay

      Yup, I wonder what it takes to support UK type plugs. Would have it a bestseller in UK and its erstwhile colonies.

    • Mitu

      It doesn’t have a removable cable like the Orico HPC 2A 4U powerstrip. Although ordered from China Orico send me the unit with a EU plug cable so no converter needed as with the powerstrip. As for the design the Xiaomi wins this battle.

    • Marius Cirsta

      You can attach an adaptor or maybe even better strip the current socket plug and attach a new UK one ( they should be easily found in any DIY shop ).

      • Rob

        Or better still just buy a standard android charger for couple of pound since they all use micro USB. I’m using a charger from an old galaxy note as the adaptors are usually crap that they send out with the phone.

        • Marius Cirsta

          It’s not the same thing, I want this because it’s so much better, it has 3 integrated high power ( 2A ) chargers and I can plug in my Chinese bought devices ( those that run on 220V but have that Chinese plug) and it has protection.
          It’s not that hard to just mount a plug to it … I’ll probably be done with mounting my EU plug to in 10-15 min …

  • Atef Elkhesion

    It’s really very helpful ,I got 3 Chinese devices mobiles and tablet and that is very cool solution I have the same problem as you Andy I didn’t find this converter when I need it .

    • kimmy

      i also have 3 Chinese devices mobiles,but the seller Flosmall always ship with free EU adapter ,so i did not have that problem .but if xiaomi power strip have separate switch will be very better .

  • Mohaa

    Andi, do you have any information where to buy the Xiaomi Canvas shoes?

    • nope, I’ve not seen them for years

    • Mitu

      Chances that you will find them are slim because Xiaomi doesn’t sell them anymore so Chinese shops will also not get them unless they have stock. One shop offers them for $54 a pair. Also they go only to size 8. Happy hunting.

    • balcobomber25

      I miss those days of Xiaomi selling the most random products to get their brand name out there. And if I remember correctly everything was so cheap, they were selling tshirts for about $8. I wasn’t a fanboy back then so I didn’t order anything but I would love some Xiaomi apparel now. I have seen knock off’s of the sneakers in a few markets in China but they were obviously fakes.

  • Šarūnas

    Hm, I would prefer if there was a switch on it, because otherwise it means that there is a transformer always turned on.. It does not use much power, but still, it would be nicer not to have any appliances working when it is not in use.

    • Šarūnas

      I mean a separate switch for usb sockets and separate for the whole thing.

    • Victor

      Plus 1 ! You right , with individual on/off switch for each port will make it perfrect , and i will own one ! For now i am still using a local brand pwrstrip

      • cherry

        xiaomi Power Strip is excellent ,i order previous in Flosmall and now still want one more as it offer coupon now .for the individual on/off switch for each port ,i suppose xiaomi will consider this but now xiaomi Power Strip still the best one to choose .

        • balcobomber25

          Love these broken English posts advertising a certain reseller. Just admit you work for Flosmall, it’s much more admirable than pretending to be a consumer.

  • Natsumi

    The thing is they don’t adapt them for the South of Europe…

    • Marius Cirsta

      What adaptation are you talking about ?

      • Natsumi

        A plug for my country….

        • Marius Cirsta

          Just buy one with any plug, the cheapest I’ve found on aliexpress are with an AU plug.
          When you get it just nicely cut off the original plug, strip the wires and put a quality ceramic plug for your country ( which you can easily find at any DIY store ). You might loose a bit in the looks department buy you’ve got a study even better than original plug for your contry and a nice Xiaomi Power Strip.

  • David Hansen

    So does this powerboard use the angled chinese plug for its ac connector?

  • balcobomber25

    I bought something like this in a market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia last year for about $6. It came with travel adapters for every region and was one of the best investments ever. I take it everywhere I go.

  • Angry Mobile Nerd

    For safety’s sake I would only use this in a country which shares the same plug and voltage. I wouldn’t trust to have a cheap adapter inbetween this and my wall socket.

    Of course resellers will toss safety aside to make a buck or twelve.

    • Marius Cirsta

      You can always mount a ceramic plug at the end which if properly mounted should make it even better than the original.
      I’m getting and AU plug and I’m stripping that plug and mounting a quality ceramic EU plug to it. Only place it would maybe suffer a bit is in the looks departmanet but safety should be at least as good as the original.

      • Angry Mobile Nerd

        Wow your advice is even more dangerous. I don’t think your average consumer is that electrically inclined to be cutting plugs off the ends of cords and wiring in new ones. What if they reverse the wires? What if they stripped off too much insulation and leave exposed wire showing? Do they even have a tester to test the integrity of the connections? All of this just to use a Chinese power strip?

        My advice is unless this power strip is compatible in your country without modification or adapters, skip this and buy a power strip designed for use in your country.

        • Marius Cirsta

          You can’t really reverse the wires in my country, there’s no specific N or L here so I didn’t think about that….
          Also if somebody is not electrically inclined and can’t properly strip the wires then I guess he/she shouldn’t be attepting this, right ? I thought that was obvious.
          With a bit a basic skills it’s not too hard to pull of properly, I’ve done this before when my dog chewed a plug, I just mounted a new one and it worked fine for years.
          There’s of course always a risk of overhearing and fire and stuff so yeah, people need to watch out for that and make sure they do it properly or find someone who knows how to do it properly.

      • balcobomber25

        This is very dangerous advice to be giving on a public forum such as this. Somebody who doesn’t know what they are doing can risk serious harm by attempting this.

        • Marius Cirsta

          Well of course you need a bit of skill to pull this off and I didn’t think somebody would attept this without knowing what they’re doing.
          I’ve done this in the past and it’s not really dangerous at all IF you know what you’re doing.

          • balcobomber25

            That’s a big IF. IF the person doesn’t know they risk anything from electrocuting themselves to starting a fire. People do dome stuff they read on the internet all the time.

            • Marius Cirsta

              Sure, and I’d really hate to be responsible for that but if people are going to do dumb things they’re probably going to do them anyway at one point or the other.
              I can only hope that people use caution and common sense if they attempt this.

            • BotondKisKovacs

              If somebody has skipped middle school physics classes probably they should not be doing something even as basic as cutting a wire and mounting a plug on it which should be fairly easy to accomplish for anyone without a mental handicap who has ever seen a wire, a wire cutter and a plug. But hey… there are lots of Darwin awards that need to be given to someone.

            • balcobomber25

              A middle school physics class (which hardly any exist in the US) would teach someone next to nothing about stripping wires and mounting plugs.

    • balcobomber25

      We hardly ever agree until now. I don’t even trust the free USB plugs resellers sometimes thrown in. I once had one explode in an outlet, I was playing PS4 heard a loud pop and turned around to see my USB charger charred and smoking.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    wasnt this a mobile phone site ???
    power strips !
    come onn andi!

    • iKosh

      No, this is not a mobile phone site, this is a chinese tech site.

      • Muhammad Yasir

        oh.. yeah ..
        then why dont they discuss ANYTHING apart from smartphones…
        drones and powerstrips are RARELY seen here :/ , why so @iKosh ?

  • For all their gloating about having beautifully designed innards, they couldn’t
    even get the outside part perfect. For instance, there are other socket configurations that would’ve allowed more types of plugs to fit and made this thing truly universal (Singapore three-prong plug comes to mind).

  • Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης

    I needs 6$ more to come to Greece, so final price is 18$!!! 17.69$ comes from gearbest, 17.59$ from banggood. Needs to lower more the price

  • Udegbunam Chukwudi

    My order finally arrived and Geekbuying didn’t include any adaptor. *hiss*. I hope they don’t mess up my last order.

    P.S: Luckily one of my friends pointed out that we have adapters that support it in Nigeria. Got one for a $1

  • 539 for the apple iphone 6, and from?