China’s Xiaomi unveils a $one hundred fifty smartphone-managed rice cooker
China’s Xiaomi has launched the sensible residence product that many individuals have been ready on: a sensible rice cooker.
The corporate already presents an air air purifier, water air purifier, blood strain monitor, and sensible segway amongst many different smartphone-managed merchandise, however a rice cooker is a vital a part of any Chinese language (/Asian) family so this product has been lengthy anticipated.
Certainly, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun paved the best way for this launch when, in February, he lamented the truth that Chinese language corporations had not matched Japanese innovation on rice cookers. At this time, at a product launch held in Beijing, Xiaomi hoped to degree issues up with its new rice cooker which — sure! — connects to a smartphone app to make trickier-than-you-think about artwork of cooking good rice a cinch.
Amongst its options, Xiaomi’s “Mi Induction Heating Strain Rice Cooker” — to make use of its full identify — will optimize cooking to the kind of rice you have got.
“Customers can scan their pack of rice to determine the sort of rice, model and origin, and based mostly on that, the rice cooker can regulate its heating methodology to greatest go well with the kind of rice. It presently helps greater than 200 manufacturers of rice, and this might be expanded sooner or later,” Xiaomi stated in a press release.
Past rice, the cooker can be set to make desserts, amongst different scrumptious gadgets, too.
Xiaomi stated that, past merely cooking rice, its cooker takes its cues from Japanese merchandise which use a mixture of strain management, induction heating and a gray forged iron lining, all of which creates extra flavorful rice.
As of now, the rice cooker can be obtainable in China from April 6 for 999 RMB, that’s round $one hundred fifty. There’s no phrase on worldwide launch plans, however we’ve requested for extra info on that.