News Xiaomi Mijia Photo Printer for the equivalent of 73$
Xiaomi has introduced a new photo printer. This is the first printer to be sold under the “Xiaomi” brand. The product, like so many Xiaomi projects, is financed via crowdfunding.
Last year, a small XPRINT printer was launched on the Chinese market, which was also sold by Xiaomi. The very small device was intended as an accessory for smartphones and could print small photos in a maximum size of 5.4 x 8.6 cm. The fact that the app required your Chinese phone number made the otherwise cool device for the German market unfortunately uninteresting. With the new printer this will hopefully be different. The fact that the Mi Home App is supported, which can now even be used in German, gives hope.
The new printer is now a little bigger and with the dimensions 194 x 124.6 x 83.6 mm not meant for on the way anymore. Externally it corresponds to the typical Xiaomi design in plain white. At first glance, it could be mistaken for a Bluetooth loudspeaker if you look at the ventilation on the back. On the upper side there is a single button for switching on the device.
Uses for a photo printer
The printer prints photos up to six inches in size. A set of 40 sheets of photo paper can be purchased separately and costs 59 yuan, equivalent to about 8.50$. This results in a price of approximately 21 cents per photo. The photos are printed with 300 dpi and covered with a protective film to prevent scratching and fading over time.
The printer is controlled in one of four ways. Either one uses it classically on the PC or via the Mi Home App mentioned above. Especially interesting for China is the use via WeChat, but also Apple’s AirPrint is supported. With the printer, for example, one should be able to print passport photos at home.
Does the printer also come to Germany via the Chinese online shops? So far, information on the printer itself from China is still scarce. All in all, however, the printer looks promising, both operation and price look good. If the problems of the XPRINT printer are not repeated here, the photo printer will certainly also find some customers in Europe. What do you think of the printer?