GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2017

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Walkie-Talkie [Mi Walkie-Talkie]
Business Owner
Xiaomi Inc.
Category
Sporting, outdoor/leisure, hobbies and gardening goods
Company
Xiaomi Inc. (China)
Award Number
17G020086
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2017

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Outline

Mi Walkie-Talkie is an ideal communication tool for outdoor activities such as family vacation, road trip, mountaineering and hiking. The built-in Bluetooth chip enables real-time location sharing and firmware upgrade once connected to its supporting App. Practical features including FM radios, button-free calls, and quick grouping make the product even more helpful. With up to 8 hours of battery life, it is conveniently rechargeable via a Micro-USB port. Adopted an interface similar to feature phones, its operation is intuitive even for beginners.

Producer

Xiaomi Inc.

Director

Li Ningning

Designer

Xiao Yanlin, Li Kaiwen

More information

http://www.mi.com/mj-interphone/?cfrom=search

Already on the market
2017/3

Evaluation

The transceiver design of Xiaomi broke through the traditional image that our judges held of this product. Most outdoor transceivers on the market are rough and durable, and have an appearance and design that is muscular and device-like, but this transceiver of Xiaomi looks very commercial and has an impression that leans toward consumer electronics products. A monotone screen is equipped with four simple selection buttons and one volume control turn button, which makes operation intuitive and easy. There is no rubber impact resistant layer on the outside, but the plastic outer cover is very thick and there is enough strength to withstand even a drop. This may be another idea for designing outdoor products. Because the transceiver is hand-held, weight, proportion and grip comfort are all very important. You can feel that the touch of this transceiver has also been devised. Being concise, intuitive, easy to use and comfortable is the main reason this product was awarded.

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