In the late autumn, the temperature difference between day and night is large. And it is a wiser choice to use a flexible and easy-to-handle electric heater at this time. In the winter, the indoor temperature is directly related to the comfort of everyone at home. So buying an electric heater has become almost the only choice. In this regard, when looking for a new heater, it’s better to look among Xiaomi products. As for now, Zhimi once again created a hot product in the industry, creating a skirting ‘small steel cannon’ that can be purchased for 399 yuan ($59) to heat the entire house – Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater.
So how is this new product different from ordinary electric heaters? Let’s learn about this through a quick hands-on experience.
Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater Design
In terms of appearance, the Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater continues the design style of Mijia products, adopting the principle of convection heating. The bottom of the electric heater has an air inlet. And the front dragon’s ridge type heating element uses a top-out air convection type.
The Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater uses the convection heating method. It relies on air circulation to heat naturally. There will be no discomfort from the dry hot air of the traditional electric heater. At the same time, it has a smaller impact on the indoor humidity.
The Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater has a built-in iron-chromium-aluminum heating wire. The latter quickly heats up after power on. The high power of 2200W can quickly increase the surrounding temperature. The air around the internal electric heating tube rises after heating, flows out from the air outlet, and presses the top of the electric heater. The cold air flows downwards and enters the electric heater from the air inlet below to supplement it. Repeated circulation forms air convection, which eventually raises the indoor temperature. After booting up, through actual tests, the ambient temperature can be raised by 13°C in just 1 hour.
Traditional electric heaters mainly provide heat around the body, causing uneven indoor temperature. This ‘enclosed furnace heating method can make people feel dry and uncomfortable. The Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater uses the most natural convection heating method to drive the air in the house to circulate and heat. So the whole house heats up evenly without generating wind noise or dazzling light.
When the Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater is running, there is no noise caused by mechanical vibration. It uses air flow to dissipate heat naturally, without fan assistance. And there is no wind feeling during the heating process.
Not only that, the Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater has a built-in intelligent constant temperature system: automatically and continuously heating when the temperature is lower than the preset temperature; after reaching the preset temperature, it can automatically maintain the temperature with low power, and keep the temperature constant, reducing the power.
The Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater is equipped with an integrated black touch display on the top of the fuselage. It allows users to adjust the temperature and timer in a very natural way. At the same time, it supports temperature adjustment from 16-28°C to 1°C to customize personal heating requirements. At the same time, it has a delayed shutdown function to make the warmth last longer.
The screen clearly displays the temperature, humidity and timing information, and can be clearly identified at any angle. At the same time, the light emitted by the screen has minimal impact at night.
More importantly, the Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater supports IPX4 waterproof. So it can be used in the bathroom. At the same time, it supports the triple safe use settings of dumping and power failure, over-temperature protection, and child lock to reduce potential safety hazards during use.
The Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater supports Mijia app + AI voice intelligent control. This solves the problem of low height and difficult operation of the skirting electric heater. At night, you can turn off the heater via phone app or voice control without leaving the bed.
The Mijia app can be successfully connected to the Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater through the setting wizard. Through the interface prompts, it can be clearly found that the app terminal operation page looks familiar, with a typical Mijia design style. The orange-red color option is clear and eye-catching, and the center part of the interface displays the temperature, power on and off status, etc.
The ‘Mijia’ app operation page is very simple. All touchpad operations can be realized on the smartphone. Through the phone, you can get a clearer understanding of the information and content you are concerned about, including viewing ‘schedule timer switch, temperature adjustment, display features such as screen brightness, electric heater sound and child lock.’
Users can achieve AI in-depth control of the product through voice. The touch screen version of the Xiaomi AI speaker/Xiaoai mini/Xiaoai speaker is bound to the Mijia app. After authorization, it can be controlled by the voice interaction of the speaker. And the electric heater can be controlled by voice.
With various sensors of Xiaomi smart home, the start and stop conditions of the Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater can be refined. Say, you can turn off the heater when the outdoor temperature is higher than the specified concentration of 30 degrees Celsius. Or you can turn it on when the indoor temperature is lower than 15. degrees Celsius.
The existence of the Mijia ecological chain allows you to comprehensively consider a set of products and set up more complex scene linkage control methods. When the window is opened, the electric heater, air purifier, etc. are automatically turned off. When the window is closed, these devices turn on automatically.
Is Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater worth buying?
The importance of the three magic weapons of Internet companies selling hardware: appearance, marketing, and cost-effectiveness. In the field of ‘white’ goods, these three magic weapons are even more important. At present, traditional manufacturers have almost nothing new in product design, and white home appliances have continued their middle-aged aesthetics for many years. So young people who are deeply affected by the extreme simplicity often choose the appearance when choosing home appliances. This is an excellent opportunity for Internet brands. And this is also a huge advantage of the Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater.
Since Internet products are mostly sold online, users need to rely on their appearance to grab consumers’ attention when they are not in touch with physical products. Beauty is the primary productive force, which is absolutely true in the field of Internet product sales. In addition to appearance, marketing methods are equally important. Zhimi does not rely on advertising or marketing. Zhimi’s reputation is the best marketing tool. This is an important reason why Xiaomi’s ecological chain enterprise Zhimi Technology has received great attention from Mi Fans.
In terms of price, the baseboard heater is a mid-to-high-end electric heating device. At present, the price of the mature baseboard heater on the market is generally more than 1,000 yuan ($147). This time, the Xiaomi Mijia intelligent baseboard heater provides a more comfortable and fast whole-house heating solution at the price of a European-style fast heating stove. So more people can enjoy the comfortable temperature brought by the baseboard electric heater products.