Xiaomi’s toy tablet turns itself into a Transformers robot
The Transformer’s Special Edition Mi Pad 2 is a toy made by the company to commemorate its birthday as it turns six years old on April 6, primarily made for Xiaomi fans in Chinatech Updated: Apr 06, 2016 16:11 IST
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi in collaboration with Hasbro’s Transformers has crowd-funded a project to create a robotic model called Soundwave.
It basically looks like the Mi Pad 2 that turns itself into a Transformer- like bot. This special edition Mi Pad 2 is a toy made by the company to commemorate its birthday as it turns six years old on April 6, primarily made for Xiaomi fans in China.
“R&D worked really hard to ensure that the colour, details and feel are exactly the same as Mi Pad 2. They were challenged at turning such a slim 7mm tablet into a 3D robot, but they managed to do so with a 30-step folding assembly, said Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra on his Facebook page.
The Mi Pad 2 Transformers edition will only be available in China and starts shipping on May 13 only if the crowd funding goal is achieved. Users be reminded that it’s not a standard working tablet.
The original Mi Pad 2 comes with a 7.9-inch display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution, a 2.24GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor bundled with 2 GB of RAM. The device packs a 6190 mAh battery which the company claims offers 649 hours of standby time and comes with support for fast-charging technology.
In terms of cameras, the tablet sports an 8-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front facing camera. Connectivity options on the Mi Pad 2 include a When it Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the latest USB Type C connectivity. However, there is no support for 4G LTE or GPS.