Xiaomi Mi Key: Teeny-Tiny, but Highly Customizable

Mi Key Smart Quick Button is a little gadget with many interesting features, and makes your Android phone/ tablet more useful by acting as a super quick shortcut key. Here is how it works: you plug it into your phone/tablet’s 3.5mm headphone jack and trigger actions by pressing the small button on top of the key. All you need to use the key is to install the free app available from Xiaomi app store and configure it according to your likings. You can also use other apps like Klick to configure the Key, but the functionality may differ.

By its looks, it feels like the key would offer very limited practical uses, but in reality, you could do a number of things with the little gadget. It can be used as a shortcut to take pictures, record video, turn on flashlight, start audio recording, scan 2D codes, make calls or send SMS to assigned number, open folder of up to four selected apps and launch any App on your phone/tablet. You can even assign the button to trigger toggles, including screenshot, screen rotation, task killer, home key, phone lock and silent mode. You can even configure multiple clicks (up to 10). For example single click to take a picture, double click to take a screen shot, triple click to enable silent mode and so on. Mi Key also works when the screen is off or locked and allows you to trigger certain actions like turning on the torch, taking pictures and recording pictures.

Specifications

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Parts Specs
Compatibility Android phones and tablets with 3.5mm audio jack
Product weight 2 grams
Package weight 16 grams
Product size 0.90 x 1.70 x 0.50 cm (LxWxH)
Package Contents 1 x Original Xiaomi Mi Key Smart Quick Button

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Features

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  • Can be used with almost all Android phones
  • Fully customizable
  • Official app
  • Added functionality via multiple-pressing
  • Available in different colors
  • Can be attached to headphones to prevent loss
  • Native functionality on Xiaomi phones
  • Take pictures, record videos without unlocking the phone/tablet

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Pros and Cons

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  • Customizability
  • Ease of use
  • Dirt-cheap price

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  • Can be easily lost if not attached to a pair of headphones
  • Works only with Android phones

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Conclusion

Mi Key is a nice little gadget that adds functionality, convenience and enhances the overall user experience. Considering its price, we probably cannot ask for more and coupled with the official app, it offers great functionality and allows one-click shooting and recording.

How to buy

Available in different colors and at a crazy discount, you can buy the Mi Key by following the link, which also details information about shipping.

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