Xiaomi has just pulled the covers off their latest smart product — the all-metal Xiaomi 90 Points Smart Suitcase and it looks pretty awesome.
Keep in mind that the name is a direct translation from its Chinese title so if this bag makes it to the international markets, the name might not remain the same.
As far as the bag is concerned, it’s a 31-litre smart suitcase that is fully made from aluminium-magnesium alloy. This sophisticated metal construction gives it “super strength and durability” so it looks like the bag can take a beating.
Weighing in at 4.4kg (dimensions 550x375x215mm), the 90 Points Smart Suitcase is pretty similar to this one from Rimowa. However, as it’s being priced at only CNY1,999 (around RM1,240) it’s significantly cheaper than the GBP560 (around RM3,300) Rimowa.
It’s also smarter as this bag has support for Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. This means that you can connect your suitcase to your Android 4.4+ or iOS 7.0+ device and remotely lock or unlock it with an app. The lock is also TSA approved so you can rest easy if you’re travelling to the United States.
What’s more, the Smart Suitcase has a 4 stage adjustable handle made of ultra-quiet aircraft-grade aluminum alloy rods. This product is part of Xiaomi’s Mi Ecosystem (Mi Jia) which also has a smart rice cooker and air purifier on their roster among other things.
This isn’t the first suitcase Xiaomi has produced under the 90 Points brand but this is the first one made of metal as the previous had polycarbonate shells. Do keep in mind that neither of those bags have made it out of China so it’s uncertain if this will.