MIJIA is Xiaomi’s crowd funding platform that helps startups innovate and release new products. The latest product to make it there is a new temperature controlling quilt called Charpa. The product is already available on the crowdfunding page, and the prices start from 499 yuan. If the Charpa Temperature Quilt seems impressive, you can also pledge only 1 Yuan. In case you decide to buy the quilt later, it will be shipped to you sans shipping charges.
The Charpa Quilt will keep users cool or warm depending on the personal preference and the ambient temperature. If the temperature is high the fibers in the quilt will absorb the heat and thus keep the users cool. When the temperature is low the quilt automatically release the heat and thus warm the user. The best part, however, is that the quilt is devoid of any kind of temperature sensors or heating coils.
The 100% cotton fabric does the trick as it’s capable of absorbing moisture. The Charpa Temperature Control Quilt will be available in four different sizes and weight. The options start from 1KG and 1.5M long and go all the way up to 2.25kg in weight and 2m in size. Other variants include one that weighs 1.15kg and is 2m long 769 yuan ($115). The crowdfunding platform is open at mi.home and the product will start shipping on September 29.
This quilt reminds me of the electrically heated self-warming rugs that were in vogue back in the days and eventually people stopped buying owing to the dangers of electrocution. However, the Xiaomi backed Charpa quilt is expected to prove its worth across several use cases. If it indeed works as advertised the quilt will prove to be a great addition to your bedroom.