Xiaomi has collaborated with Hasbro to crowdfund a robot model called Soundwave in China. Soundwave looks like a Mi Pad 2, but can be converted to a Transformers-style robot with Lego-like blocks that can be detached from the tablet's assembly. The toy is priced at ¥169, and will be heading out to backers starting May 13.
Hugo Barra shared more details about the toy on Facebook:
Now the only question is if the Soundwave will be made available in other countries. What do you guys think of the idea?
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.