Mi Box Mini, super tiny Android TV box launched!


mi box mini

The final launch item from today’s Xiaomi announcement was the Mi Box Mini, an impressively tiny little Android TV box that will cost only 199 Yuan!

I own a Xiaomi Box Pro, and can tell you all it is a great piece of home entertainment kit. It’s fast, powerful, and compact and hides away well on my TV table. Well at least it did sit out of sight until the new Xiaomi Mi Box Mini was released this morning.

Looking at the very very small Mi Box Mini, my black Mi Box Pro looks huge, and unsightly. Imagine the few inches of space I could regain if I replaced the old Android box with the new plug mounted version!

mi box mini

Ok a little over the top, but the Mi Box Mini is no less impressive. The small plug sits directly in to a power adaptor or wall mounted socket and has a single HDMI port to connect to your TV. Xiaomi provide a white remote with the Mi Box Mini so you can navigate through the MIUI TV system.

Without much space to play with the specifications for the Mini are below those of the pro, but are more than up to the task of running HD video, apps and a few games. The processor is a 1.3Ghz quad-core, there is 1GB RAM, 4GB memory, Dolby and DTS sounds, plus Bluetooth and H.265 video support.

So far only a China launch has been announced with the device costing only 199 Yuan. Watch out for the smart TV accessory to arrive on reseller sites in the coming weeks.

[ Mi.com ]
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18 Comments

  1. realjjj
    January 15, 2015

    It is an interesting idea to combine it with the plug but limiting since you don’t have an USB slot or SD slot anymore, it would be uncomfortable to use. And not sure why they needed this.

  2. Sbz
    January 15, 2015

    Oh so sweet but couldn’t they have added a USB slot?

  3. realjjj
    January 15, 2015

    It is an interesting idea to combine it with the plug but limiting since you don’t have an USB slot or SD slot anymore, it would be uncomfortable to use. And not sure why they needed this.

  4. Sbz
    January 15, 2015

    Oh so sweet but couldn’t they have added a USB slot?

  5. trapchan
    January 15, 2015

    interesting idea, but I think android stick which powered by USB made more sense to convert regular TV into Smart TV. It’s less cluttered and don’t take valuable power outlet.

    • January 16, 2015

      I agree. But this has a usb maybe it can be powered that way as well?

  6. Mesterio
    January 15, 2015

    Oh and let me the first to say, it looks like an apple product! 🙂

  7. trapchan
    January 15, 2015

    interesting idea, but I think android stick which powered by USB made more sense to convert regular TV into Smart TV. It’s less cluttered and don’t take valuable power outlet.

    • Latteboy
      January 17, 2015

      I agree. But this has a usb maybe it can be powered that way as well?

  8. Mesterio
    January 15, 2015

    Oh and let me the first to say, it looks like an apple product! 🙂

  9. Kamui
    January 16, 2015

    There is a usb slot of course. Look at 1st pic

  10. Kamui
    January 16, 2015

    There is a usb slot of course. Look at 1st pic

  11. January 16, 2015

    I didn’t own one of these Android/XBMC media box. Does it work offline, or must I be connected to wifi? For games, let’s say I am in a hotel and decide to plug this in on the hotel’s TV (and a stupidly expensive wifi package I am not going to pay for!)

    I know for streaming and casting of course u do need wifi.

    What bout phone hotspot?

    • MaxPower
      January 17, 2015

      If you keep android you can do the same stuff you do with your android phone offline. Play games, watch offline videos ( as long as you have them saved into for example a thumb drive). Most of the games on Google play are meant for touch screens so it’s not quiet appealing playing on those devices.

  12. Latteboy
    January 17, 2015

    I didn’t own one of these Android/XBMC media box. Does it work offline, or must I be connected to wifi? For games, let’s say I am in a hotel and decide to plug this in on the hotel’s TV (and a stupidly expensive wifi package I am not going to pay for!)

    I know for streaming and casting of course u do need wifi.

    What bout phone hotspot?

    • MaxPower
      January 17, 2015

      If you keep android you can do the same stuff you do with your android phone offline. Play games, watch offline videos ( as long as you have them saved into for example a thumb drive). Most of the games on Google play are meant for touch screens so it’s not quiet appealing playing on those devices.

    • Latteboy
      January 17, 2015

      maybe this? http://www.gizchina.com/2014/10/06/xiaomi-gamepad/
      hehe. But i get your point.
      I prefer to travel light too.