We think it’s time to stop getting surprised by what Mijia, the sub-brand of Xiaomi, launches every other week. After the Mi Rice Cooker, the Mosquito Repellent and the Mi Drone, we now have a Mi Pen. That’s right, a refillable pen with a price tag of 19 Yuan, that’s less than $3 or Rs 200! If you’re wondering if it’s “smart” in any way (like Phree for example), it isn’t, and we aren’t sure either as to why Mijia is making it. But then it looks cool.
The Mi Pen uses Swiss PREMEC Refills with quick drying Japanese mikuni ink, which doesn’t fade easily or break. Mijia says the ink does not easily dry up even if you do not use the pen for a long time. There are two color options – black and white, has a comfortable grip thanks to a diameter of 9.5mm which isn’t too small or too big, and also features a 120° spin which reveals or hides the pen’s 0.5mm high-precision tungsten ball tip. The Mi pen weighs less than 20 gram and the writing diameter is 0.5mm
As you’d expect from Xiaomi, the Mi Pen has some quality build. The connectors are made out of metal and the rotary member is made of copper which has a life span of 50,000 rotations, all designed to greatly improve the life span of the pen.
The Mi Pen will be available online on the Mi Store and Mi Home in China starting today, but at the time of writing, the Pen is already out of stock. We really wonder if there is any context and strategy behind going after stationary items which aren’t ‘smart’, but we doubt there is any.