Xiaomi has launched a new device under the Youpin (formerly MIJIA) crowdfunding platform and it is the 304th crowdfunded device from the technology giant. The smartphone is listed as Machine Island AI Point Pen however instead of being used for writing, the pen is used for reading among other functions. The device is a third-party one, manufactured by Nanjing Machine Island Intelligent Tech Co., Ltd and is priced at 299 yuan ($44)
The Machine Island AI reading pen isn’t a writing pen but performs which includes braille in that it reads out the words as the pen is swiped across the book. Perhaps, the most spectacular feature is the integration XiaoAI smart assistant. The device In addition functions as a story machine, a learning machine and a translator as it could give Chinese-English translations. The pen supports smart pronunciation evaluation, intelligent learning report. The pen could Furthermore be synchronised with the MIJIA app in order to view useful data this kind of as the child’s learning intrigues and process at a glance. It arrives with WiFi 802.711 b/g/n what provides unlimited download capability, automatic content updating. The WiFi moreover permits the pen to automatically read the voice resources for dedicated pictures-only storybooks.
The pen is designed to assist the development of the kid in 5 core competencies of self-care, social, psychological, cognitive and logical thinking. The database has 20 sub-themes, higher than 1200 knowledge points, and over 2000 Chinese and Engish vocabulary. Because it is built for kids, the design is just cool and attractive in line with children’s aesthetics. The body is made from silicone with delicate finishing and In addition delicate to hold. The product is said to have obtained the certification of the US FDA.
As for the design, the pen is shaped which includes a typical pen but with a robust build and design like a low teddy bear putting on a bow tie. The butt assumes the shape of a head with two antenna lights that seems to be such as ears. There is an aperture for a microphone at the top half just under the bow tie. Just under the mic is a smart intercom primary. The quantity control buttons are at the side of the intercom major while at the other side is the power button and USB charging port. The product has few grills at the back housing the speaker. The design is done to make the gadget usable such as a walkie talkie. At some point, the tip is actually the reading recognition area and cannot produce any ink for writing. The pen will be in the world in blue and pink colours.
The AI pen is coming to start shipping on February 28 however is yet on crowdfunding. The crowdfunding has been a tremendous success with up to 700,000 yuan raised so far whenever the manufacturer only needed 10,000 yuan.