Xiaomi is well known for their innovative devices and one that really caught my attention was their Mi cordless trimmer 1C.
The new wireless trimmer is the successor to the Mi Beard trimmer and is loaded with some pretty amazing features that make it a true must-have.
It was launched way back in 2020 and it still is one of the most popular and affordable beard trimmers available.
The big question is, whether or not the 1C is worth it in 2022.
To find that out, read on to find out more about the Xiaomi Mi cordless trimmer 1C price and review in Singapore.
What i’ll cover:
- Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Highlights
- Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Specifications
- Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – What’s in the Box
- Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Design and Build
- Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Noise and Vibration
- Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Performance
- Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Battery
- Pros and Cons of the Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C
- Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Where to Buy
Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C Price and Review
Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C Price
The Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C was first released in 2020 and was available to the general public for $15.99 USD.
The trimmer is currently unavailable online in Singapore and instead you can pick one up by visiting the Mi store or by checking with other third-party retailers.
Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Highlights
Self sharpening blade – The Mi cordless trimmer 1C uses a self-sharpening blade that delivers 0.5mm precision and requires minimal maintenance.
Multiple Modes – Equipped with over 20 length settings, this trimmer is perfect for beards and mustaches irrespective of the length and thickness.
Large Li-Po Battery – The 1C is powered by a large and powerful 600mAh Li-Po rechargeable battery. A full charge can provide up to 1 hour of use and it hardly takes 2 hours to fully recharge.
Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Specifications
|Range of Length Settings||0.5mm to 10mm|
|Running Time||60 Minutes|
|Charging Time||2 Hours|
Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – What’s in the Box
Upon opening the box, I came across a number of items. To start with, the first item I found was an instruction manual that details how to use the trimmer as well as the warranty information.
Further down there’s a small cleaning brush and a microUSB charging cable. The one thing Xiaomi did not include in the package was a charging brick, so I had to get creative.
Next, I found a soft travel-friendly pouch and then at the bottom of the box was the trimmer.
Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Design and Build
At first, the trimmer looked like it was made from an aluminum alloy, but on closer inspection, the body of the trimmer was made of really good quality plastic. It does in fact look quite like the Mi beard trimmer, but with a few minor changes.
The trimmer 1C is slightly tapered at the base and this helped improve the grip. The body is all black and has a minimal design.
There’s a power button at the center of the hilt and right above that is the dial to set the cutting length and width. This dial feels sturdy and there’s a slight click when different modes are set.
At the bottom of the trimmer there are three LED lights that indicate whether the battery is low, has some charge or is fully charged. Unlike most trimmers that have the charging port underneath the base, the Mi cordless trimmer 1C has a concealed microUSB port near the base of the hilt, at the back.
From what I can tell, there’s not a single beard trimmer in the market today with such a good design and durable build that costs so little.
Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Noise and Vibration
Buying a trimmer is great and all, but it’s best to get a trimmer that makes little to no noise and the Cordless trimmer 1C hits it right out of the ballpark.
The 1C was not loud at all and by using a decibel meter I was able to get a reading of below 45 decibels which is way more silent than Xiaomi’s beard trimmer.
I also noted that the 1C produces less vibration and does not heat up as fast as the Mi beard trimmer. After using the 1C for around 30 minutes at a stretch, the body temperature was normal and this made it easier for me to get a hang of the trimmer.
Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Performance
In terms of performance, the 1C killed it. It was a hassle-free experience and extremely comfortable to use.
The length settings were pretty on point and while other brands tend to offer over 30+ settings, I felt that the 20 that come with the 1C are more than adequate for my day to day use.
One feature that I liked about the 1C was that it had a safety lock that prevented the trimmer from turning on by accident. Enabling this lock is an effortless task and all i had to do was to hold down the power button for roughly 3 seconds..
The comb that comes with the trimmer 1C can be removed and by doing this I was able to achieve a 0.5mm clean shave without any snags or pricks on my skin.
And like the Mi beard trimmer, the 1C is not waterproof and to clean the blades, I had to remove the head unit, wash and dry it separately before putting it back.
Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C – Battery
Coming to the battery and charging capabilities of the 1C, the trimmer is equipped with a built-in rechargeable battery and a concealed microUSB port that I could use to charge the trimmer.
Since there was no charging block in the package, I was able to connect the trimmer to my laptop and powerbank to charge it and it didn’t take more than 2 hours for the battery to be fully recharged.
I got around 60 minutes of runtime per charge and if I used the trimmer only for around 10 minutes everyday to trim excess hair, the battery lasted an easy 2-3 weeks.
The 3 LED indicators I spoke about earlier are accurate and showed me when it was time to charge the trimmer.
For a trimmer that costs so little, it comes with an auto power-off feature that cuts the supply of current as soon as the battery is fully charged. The trimmer can be left on charge overnight, but I highly recommend disconnecting or turning off the power supply after the battery is full.
Pros and Cons of the Xiaomi Mi Cordless Trimmer 1C
- Efficient and easy to use
- Comes with a travel safe carry pouch
- Has a built-in travel/child lock
- Charges quickly within 2 hours
- Blades are self sharpening
- The 1C does not overheat and produces less noise and minimal vibration
- Battery could use an upgrade
- Is not waterproof
Can I use the Mi cordless trimmer 1C on other body parts?
While it is not designed to be used anywhere apart from the face, you can technically use the trimmer 1C across the body as long as you do so with caution.
Is the Mi cordless trimmer 1C waterproof?
No, the cordless trimmer 1C is not waterproof.
How do I charge the Mi cordless trimmer 1C?
Since the trimmer comes with a microUSB cable, open the protective flap at the back of the trimmer and then plug in the microUSB cable.
Connect the USB-A end of the cable to any rated power source like your laptop, computer, powerbank and even a charging block to recharge the 1C battery.
Can I use the Mi cordless trimmer 1C while charging?
No, unfortunately the Mi cordless trimmer 1C is built to be used wirelessly and will not work while the microUSB cable is plugged into it. You’d have to disconnect the trimmer from the charging source to turn it on and use it.
Can I buy the Mi cordless trimmer 1C offline?
Yes, you can visit the nearest Mi store and pick up the trimmer 1C offline. However, the prices will be slightly different at the store and more expensive than online platforms
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