While Xiaomi’s Bengaluru event on 27th september was focused on smart devices, where Xiaomi also launched one non-tech product dubbed as Mi Luggage in India as well with a scratch-resistant body and 360 ball-bearing design, adds it to the Xiaomi's fledgling lineup of lifestyle products. The Mi Luggage bag comes in two sizes 20 inches and 24 inches with a 360-ball-bearing design that allows you to move the luggage in any direction.
Xiaomi Mi Luggage: First Impressions
Xiaomi is good at building smartphones and other hardware but it’s not fooling around when it comes with other products either. You will find great build quality and just a ‘Mi’ branding. Mi Luggage is very minimal and follows a tried-and-tested design.
The Mi Luggage suitcases, available in 20-inch and 24-inch variants, are not just light, portable and ergonomic, but also have very sturdy build quality. Xiaomi has used Makrolon material from German company Bayer which makes the suitcases lot stronger. The Mi Luggage packs the same material found in high-end automotive and sporting equipment. It is 40% stronger than typical luggage made from ABS. Xiaomi has also gone for a honeycomb pattern (which has pretty good in-hand feel and a shine under light) and vertical stripes (more like indents) on the outside for additional support to the mechanical structure of the suitcases.
In terms of design and aesthetics, the Xiaomi Mi Luggage has a subtle design which makes it look premium from every angle. The Luggage also has a strap like design, which is reminiscent of the other high-end Luggage from the premium brands.
Plenty of Room
You’ll just have to take our word for it, given that it’s hard to show volume in these pictures. Both compartments have more than enough room for all your stuff. The compartments feature soft-touch polyester lining with a zipper, but you also get a belt and zipper mesh to secure your valuables.
The 20-inch Mi Luggage can hold up to 36 liters, while the 24-inch model takes in up to 64 liters in volume. You could carry the former for a shorter weekend trip, while the larger model can be used for trips closer to a week.
TSA approved lock for improved safety
The company also laid a ton of stress on the three-digit combination lock on Mi Luggage because it’s TSA-approved. It keeps your stuff secure and TSA authorities in the US can easily open your bag without damaging the lock, to check its contents.
Different color options
Offered in multiple and different color options starting from blue, gray, and red. The smaller 20" variant will be available in three color variants, i.e blue, grey, and red whereas the bigger 24-inch variant will exclude the red color. Everyone is provided with the choice to choose the right one for them, although all colors are neutral. The suitcase itself is extremely lightweight, the 20 inch suitcase it about 2 kilograms and 900 grams, while the 24 inch is a little bit heavier being 3 kilograms and 500 grams.
Wheels and Handle
The luggage handle is made of reinforced aluminium alloy material, making it sturdier. The handle has been anodized to provide a premium metallic look. Xiaomi has also included four noiseless wheels, made of highly elastic TPE material and they won’t make too much noise when you drag these suitcases around. While this sounds great, the highlight of these wheels is that you don’t need to put any effort into moving the suitcase. You just need to give it a gentle push and that’s all. It won’t tumble or move forward, thanks to the 360-degree swivel in the wheels. The handle bar, with four adjustable steps, is like any other and you would have seen it on many other suitcases. The adjustable handle is made of anodized aluminum that is resistant to color fading and corrosion. You can select from four adjustable heights for optimum comfort.
Mi Luggage Specifications
So, will you be getting one of these Mi Luggages for yourself?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below
In order to fulfill the basic functions of our service, the user hereby agrees to allow Xiaomi to collect, process and use personal information which shall include but not be limited to written threads, pictures, comments, replies in the Mi Community, and relevant data types listed in Xiaomi's Private Policy. By selecting "Agree", you agree to Xiaomi's Private Policy and Content Policy .