There aren’t many Xiaomi gadgets that don’t have a massive demand amongst people with internet connections. The Xiaomi Yi action camera is among the ‘hottest’ products the company makes, and is something that generates massive interest worldwide.
However, the Xiaomi Yi action camera was available only in China… that is, until now. Of course, you could pick one up from a reseller and get it imported, but nothing like having domestic availability. In other words, the Xiaomi Yi is now available in the US.
There are a few differences in the US version of the camera when compared to the Chinese one. For one, the battery is upgraded from 1010mAh to 1100mAh.
In the US, the Yi comes in two versions; (i) camera only, and (ii) kit, both of which are priced at $99.95 and $139.95 respectively. You can buy the cameras off of Amazon.
There are also a lot of other accessories available for the Xiaomi Yi which you should definitely check out.
The Yi is quite a popular device already. While many asked whether it would be the ‘ultimate GoPro killer’, the answer to that is a disappointing no — the Yi is more of a handy camera than a full-blown action cam.