Review ORIGINAL Xiaomi ballpoint pen for $2.56

As the Xiaomi fanboys, which we were supposed to be, we could of course not be indifferent, and have ordered the Xiaomi ballpoint pen. Can Xiaomi meet the high expectations? Read our opinion in the following article. Have fun.

closeup of the Xiaomi ballpoint pen

Xiaomi is pushing into ever-changing markets, and is now working to revolutionize the world of stationery and change office and school life forever. The Chinese electronics manufacturer has now patented a ballpoint pen, in the “Mi Home” product line , which also includes the lighting articles and the smartphone app of the same name. Sometimes the term “Mijia” is used, which is nothing more than the Chinese name for Mi Home.

writing sample of the Xiaomi pen
Much has been joked in advance: A Xiaomi Pen is no better than any free promotional pen of the local bank branch or pizza place around the corner, just with a brand logo. But the haters are going to stand back, because the pen is so much more than a conventional ballpoint pen. Scratch your head, drill your nose, or press the power button on the laptop to put the pencil aside and write on the keyboard: the applications are very versatile.

Xiaomi ballpoint pen at work with our best editor (a stuffed monkey)
Our most capable editors have tested the pen and found it to be good.
The ballpoint pen is 14cm long, completely white (except the metal clip) and has a smooth surface. Nevertheless , he is good at writing , the weight is just under 20g . The line thickness is 0.5mm , the color of the ink is black. The ink dries quite quickly, but it smears it easily after writing. Especially left-handers will have to be careful.
the three parts of the Xiaomi ballpoint pen when it's unscrewed
Also in the case that the pen is empty after some extensive use, one has come up with a clever solution. Mines for refilling can be ordered in 3-pack in many China-Shops.

art created by the xiaomi ballpoint pen
The Mi Pen inspires creativity and makes the incredible possible.
But what else could be expected of Xiaomi? The Chinese have surpassed themselves once again, and even those who do not know how to hold a pen can possibly write novels with the Xiaomi ballpoint pen. Yeah, Xiaomi!

Conclusion on the Xiaomi ballpoint pen

Joking aside. For a high-quality or at least a mediocre pen you can pay more than the 3-4 Dollar that Xiaomi demands here. The pencil is good in the hand, does not leak and looks chic. The mines for refilling the pen are also available in the popular China shops, which completes the picture of a writing instrument which is otherwise already solid and also cost-efficient. Even without Bluetooth and LED, Xiaomi provides a good product.

All in all: it is a good pen for a really good price.

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Maike

I love Gadgets destined to ease your everyday life - e.g. smart home gadgets. I own a few Xiaomi Gadgets (Xiaomi Mi A1, Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside Lamp, Xiaomi Wifi Repeater etc.), and would consider myself a fan :) 

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