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What do you get for the geek who has everything this Christmas? Well, if you’re in China and you have 1 yuan (10p) to spare, Xiaomi has just launched in beta a self-assembly smart Wi-Fi router with a 1TB hard drive. Announced by former Android product manager Hugo Barra in a Google+ post on Monday (h/t TechInAsia), the new Mi …


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  1. Jacksonville

    Wait.. What?

    10p Why?

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: Wait.. What?

      10p for the 1st 500.

      Unlike most companies these days, they most likely gave you a discount for being an early tester. Not the usual US version of "fuck you over for a premium for being 1st, fix the mountain of bugs and missing features, then slash the costs" mentality.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Cant be

    April 1st 2014 come early in el reg ?

    Or was it a geeky wet dream ?

  3. Dan 55 Silver badge

    My ISP was first to do the 10 pence DIY Wi-Fi router

    Maybe that explains all the dropouts.

  4. sabroni Silver badge

    the closest thing to Apple one can find beyond Cupertino. ®

    Yeah, nothing says "Apple" like a build it yourself router. Or a terabyte of storage for 10p.

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Re: the closest thing to Apple one can find beyond Cupertino. ®

      Have you seen their other offerings?

      Their MIUI version of Android looks to be genuinely well thought through:

      But yeah, their stated business model is to sell hardware at close to cost, and make profit by selling services on top of it - a model that is closer Amazon's than Apple's.

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    Only 10 being sold at this price - obviously it's a buzz-generating "sale".


  6. Craigie


    Keep scrolling until you get to the 'Thunder Platinum Membership Card HD download necessary fetish party'.

  7. Roland6 Silver badge


    It could of been so retro... I was expecting it to assemble into a wooden box, a bit like the Apple I...

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