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Smart Home with Mi Africa

If you have been reading HarassedMom for a while you will know I am ALL about convenience. If it makes life simpler and easier, I am all for it. Creating a smart home is an easy way to make life a whole lot more convenient. 

What is a Smart Home?

At its core, though, a “smart home” is a place equipped with devices that automate tasks and/or allow remote access. These can be built into a building or added later, and controlled by various means, including apps, remotes, switches, voice commands, or artificial intelligence. Source.

Basically a smart home allows you to connect appliances and devices to an app that can be controlled remotely. You can connect pretty much anything – appliances, blinds, light switches, sound systems and more. 

Depending on how complex your system is, it makes life much easier because you can automate things like switching lights on/off, opening blinds, turning appliances on when you need them to (like the Mi Robot Vacuum Mop 2).

We are slowly adding Mi Africa products to our home, if I am honest I would LOVE to automate a lot more.  Imagine lying in bed and using a voice command to open the curtains and pressing a button to switch on the coffee maker!

Xiaomi TV Stick

Redmi Buds Lite

Mi Smart Band 6

Mi Robot Vacuum Mop 2

Air Purifier 4 Pro

What's still on my wish list?

 There are a few things I would still like to add to your list of smart items – these are items we do currently use so switching them to smart devices makes sense. 

Mi Smart Air Fryer 3.5L – I like the idea that you can schedule meals in this air fryer. This will definitely make my life easier. 

Mi Smart Kettle Pro – this nifty little kettle has the capability of keeping water warm after it has been boiled. 

Mi Smart Speaker – My kids love music and we often play music through the TV, having a smart speaker like this will make it easier for them to play their music. 

I am still holding out hope for a robot that can cook and clean on command but for now these devices will do. 

Do you have smart devices in your home yet?

If you want to add one of these devices to your home use 10%MiFan at check out to get 10% off any one of the Xiaomi Products (excluding smart phones). 




18 Responses

  1. We have quite a few smart home items in our house, although none from this brand. We have a bunch of amazon echos that we can use for voice control for our roomba vacuum, our automated lights, our alarm system, etc. The next thing we want to get is a smart thermostat so we can control it when we aren’t home.

  2. We’ve got some smart things around our home, but there’s still loads more I’d love to do. We can schedule our washing machine but I need to be able to work out how to use it x

  3. Definitely cool to have everything at one center of control. One day I’d love to switch over to a smart home. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow! This looks cool and is very dependable for every household. Xiaomi products are really on a rise because of their awesome innovation. Such a great find, loved it!

  5. It’s amazing how many smart items there are available these days. I didn’t know that you could get a smart air fryer. That sounds great. I’d really love to get one of those too!!!

  6. We are looking in to transitioning our home to a smart home right now. This is great advice when talking with our consultant thank you!

  7. I would love to get one of these especially air Purifer. I hope these are available on our country.

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