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The body of the Gomi speaker is made of plastic bags, and it runs on old batteries from broken electric bicycles

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The KickStarter website is collecting funds for the release of the portable speaker Gomi. Although there are still 19 days until the end of the fundraising, the authors of the project have already managed to raise eight times more money than was necessary to consider it successful.

A key feature of Gomi is the use of recycled materials in the construction. More precisely, the speaker casing is made of plastic obtained from the recycling of plastic bags. According to the calculations of the creators of the column, 100 garbage bags are needed for one case.

The second point is the power supply. Gomi runs on old batteries taken from broken electric bicycles. According to the authors of the project, they carefully select and test the batteries, so that the work of the column will not cause any complaints. Charging a 2.85 Ah battery using fast charging from the USB-C port takes two hours, and the battery life is claimed to be twenty hours. The battery voltage is 16.8 V.

The speaker power is 25 watts. Low-frequency and high-frequency radiators are installed in the housing.

The column is equipped with a Bluetooth 5.0 interface. It allows not only to reproduce sound at a distance of up to 10 meters from the source, which can be a smartphone, tablet or laptop, but also to connect two speakers in a stereo pair. There is a line-in for connecting devices without Bluetooth.

The device measures 92 x 62 x 196 mm and weighs 800 g.

The minimum contribution to qualify for Gomi is $ 208. Shipping is due to start in November this year. The release of several color options of the device is provided.

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The Redmi Note 11 Pro + charges as fast as the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. It supports 120W charging and has a powerful cooling system

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Xiaomi has published a new batch of teasers about Redmi Note 11 smartphones. It follows from them that the top model of the line – Redmi Note 11 Pro + – supports 120W ultra-fast charging. Just like the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra.

Its implementation is impossible without dividing the battery into two batteries, which has been done. Also, Redmi Note 11 Pro + received a powerful cooling system with a large heat pipe. According to rumors, this model, like the Redmi Note 11 Pro model, is built on the MediaTek Dimensity 920 single-chip platform.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro + charges as fast as the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra.  It supports 120W charging and has a powerful cooling system

The Redmi Note 11 Pro + charges as fast as the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra.  It supports 120W charging and has a powerful cooling system

Recall that over the weekend, Redmi confirmed the presence of a multi-mode NFC adapter, a standard headphone jack and a Bluetooth 5.2 module in Note 11 smartphones. And last week the company revealed that the devices use AMOLED screens and side fingerprint scanners, and the thickness of smartphones is only 8.34 mm. The official premiere of Redmi Note 11 will take place on October 28.

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First on Snapdragon 898, tiny bezels and mid-December launch. New details about Xiaomi 12 from a famous insider

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According to the information published by the verified Chinese insider Digital Chat Station, the first smartphone based on the Snapdragon 898 SoC will appear in mid-December this year. It will be Xiaomi 12.

He said that the Xiaomi 12 will have a very high screen-to-front ratio, the screen will be curved on the sides, it will have very narrow bezels, including the bottom one. The hole for the front camera will be centered. It will not be record small, however, due to the tiny screen bezels, the hole will be perceived a little smaller than that of the Xiaomi Mi 11.

It is also confirmed that the Xiaomi 12 will also be further improved in terms of screen quality. There are currently many rumors that it will be equipped with an LTPO screen that can provide adaptive refresh rate adjustment from 1Hz to 120Hz. This will effectively conserve battery power.

In addition, news recently surfaced that the Xiaomi 12 series will have a larger battery capacity, which is expected to be around 5000 mAh. Wireless charging may be limited by Chinese laws and 50W limit. The wired charging power will be 120 watts.

Digital Chat Station was the first to accurately report the specifications and release dates of the Redmi K30, K40, Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 11.

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Five years ago, a generation of full-screen smartphones was born: the first was the Xiaomi Mi Mix

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It’s hard to believe, but exactly five years have passed since the announcement of the first smartphone, which was devoid of the upper screen frame, Xiaomi Mi Mix.

Lei Jun, founder, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Group, said that five years ago, the concept of full screen mode became a leader in mobile phone design.

Xiaomi Mix received a 6.4-inch display, which occupies 91.1% of the front panel area. Despite the huge diagonal for a smartphone, in terms of body dimensions, it approximately corresponded to the iPhone 7 Plus and other smartphones with 5.5-inch displays.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix was developed by renowned designer Philippe Starck and has a ceramic back cover. The speaker was replaced by a solution based on piezoelectric ceramic technology. The traditional infrared proximity sensor has been replaced by an ultrasonic sensor. As for the front camera, it is located in a frame under the display.

More recently, the first foldable smartphone of the series, the Xiaomi Mix Fold, has entered the market.

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