Xiaomi has mentioned numerous times in the past that it is not a smartphone company, but a “technology company.” Well, Xiaomi’s latest product, the Mi Pen, is definitely…an interesting item. For one, it doesn’t seem like a product that the company would release.
The Xiaomi Mi Pen is launched under the company’s Mijia brand, which literally translates to “Mi Home.” Back when Xiaomi introduced its own smart rice cooker (the first product carrying the Mijia branding), the company mentioned that Mijia products are essentially items produced under the “Mi Ecosystem.”
As the Mi Pen carries the Mijia branding, one might assume that it is a smart pen of some sort. Surprisingly enough, it’s…just a regular pen without any smart functionalities. The Mi Pen is, however, a very affordable pen. Retailing at only 19 Chinese yuan (about RM10), it is a refillable pen that is said to use “Swiss Premec refills.”
Other than that, the Mi Pen also has a diameter of 9.5mm, which should provide a comfortable grip. Not surprisingly, the Mi Pen boasts solid construction as well, and it comes in two conventional colours: black and white.
Seeing how the Xiaomi Mi Pen is launched under the Mijia brand, it’s safe to assume that it will not be launched officially in Malaysia, just like the company’s smart rice cooker. That being said, we imagine the Mi Pen will be brought into Malaysia one way or another.