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:
R&D worked really hard to ensure that the color, details and feel are exactly the same as Mi Pad 2. They were challenged at turning such a slim 7mm tablet into a 3D robot, but they managed to do so with a 30-step folding assembly.
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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