Accessories Digest #10. Xiaomi travel accessories

During almost every trip to China, I visit the local Mi Store to see what's new there and treat myself to another nice little thing. Previously, we often went to the Apple Store in other countries, but now, because of the exchange rate, even a simple iPhone case costs five to six thousand, and I don’t want to give them away for it. Whether business - Mi Store where for two-three thousand it is possible to type the whole heap of various pieces. Each of the travel accessories described below was purchased there.

Content

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20’’

  • Dimensions: 550 x 375 x 215 mm
  • Weight: 4 kg
  • Materials: three-layer plastic
  • Volume: 36 liters

Despite the fact that I consider myself an experienced traveler, in terms of suitcases I turned out to be a complete “teapot” and have already changed three pieces in all the time. The first was the Uptekka, a buildable backpack on wheels, purchased from IKEA.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

It was very cool, but it was inconvenient to carry it on a single handle, and I increasingly began to look at their other model from the same line.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

After walking with him for almost two years, I began to notice that my colleagues' suitcases have swivel wheels, which allows you to carry them sideways, reducing the load on your hands. But almost all models with such wheels cost from 5,000 rubles and more, I was sorry for the third time to spend money on an expensive suitcase.

And then I see the same Trolley Suitcase in the Mi Store, which cost about 2,000 rubles. I looked at it for a long time and finally decided to buy it. We went to the store after the presentation of Xiaomi Mi 6, and I returned along with many other IT journalists. Every second one came up to find out what was in my box, and some of my colleagues also went and bought the same model for themselves. I still use this suitcase, and I was bribed by several key advantages in it.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20'' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20 '' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

First of all, it has spinning wheels so I can roll it sideways without straining my arms.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

Secondly, it has excellent internal content. The two halves have self-contained compartments that close with zippers, so you have more room to fold your clothes and nothing gets mixed up. At the same time, after closing the halves, three more external compartments remain, where you can put all sorts of little things that would be lost in large compartments.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20'' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20 '' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

The outer part of the case is made of three-layer polycarbonate, however, after several trips, my suitcase has worn out quite well. Either they hit him somewhere, or they scratch him. At first I was upset about this, I thought that it was necessary to take a more expensive model, but, on reflection, I decided that when it completely became unusable, I would just buy the same new one for 2,000 rubles.

I have the smallest model, its dimensions are 550 x 375 x 215 mm. After my luggage was lost in Warsaw, I try to take it everywhere with me to the cabin, there were no problems with passing the frames.

In general, this is one of the most successful purchases of the last year, and I am very pleased with this suitcase, however, there is one significant “but”. For 1,500-2,000 (depending on the exchange rate) rubles, you can buy it only in the Chinese Mi Store, from that resellers, that official retailers ask for at least 6,000 rubles for it.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

  • Dimensions: 400 x 305 x 140 mm
  • Weight: 500 grams
  • Volume: 17 liters
  • Material: polyester

On trips, you can look at any of your colleagues, almost all of them have cool fashionable backpacks for 7-15 thousand rubles. Of course, they are worth their money, but personally I think that a backpack should be relatively inexpensive, I'm not ready to give that kind of money for it. I also bought this model in the Mi Store during one of my trips and have been wearing it everywhere for almost two years now.

I like that Xiaomi made a backpack with a lot of little features. You take a while to reveal them all, and when you find another one, you rejoice like a small child.

Outwardly, the backpack is not particularly impressive - an ordinary black bag made of water-repellent nylon. So let's get straight to my favorite part, the pockets. In my opinion, it is the number and placement of pockets that are the key parameter that determines the convenience of a backpack.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

So, the backpack has two main compartments. In the far of them is a pocket for a laptop, closed with a strap. And here is the first hidden feature: a small pocket for storing flash drives is built into the strap.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

In front of the laptop pocket there are two more compartments: one with a zipper, the other open.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

In the second section, you can see two more small pockets, one of them perfectly fits a wallet, and the second one - a passport (though without a cover). And between them there is a compartment for a pen.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

There is another outer pocket on the front side, which is honestly my favorite as it is the easiest to open, so I keep things there that are most often needed. There is also a key strap in this pocket, and this is the second hidden feature.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

After the backpack from Meizu, I really lacked compartments for a bottle and an umbrella in this model. And if I had to put up with an umbrella, then there was still a hidden mesh pocket for a bottle, it was just hidden behind a zipper on the side.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

The width of the straps is standard, the back of the backpack is made of a special "breathable" material, however, I did not feel much sense from it.

The last feature that was not in my previous backpack was a suitcase mount. It would seem nonsense, but you can’t even imagine how convenient it is when traveling!

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

The backpack is quite roomy, if you wish, you can stuff six one and a half liter bottles into it, and there will even be a little more space.

The model has one drawback - it does not hold its shape at all when filled. If you do not fill the backpack with things, then it is almost imperceptible, but when there are a lot of things in it, it is strongly felt. It lacks a rigid frame.

Otherwise, this is a great value backpack that will suit most needs. I bought it in Beijing for 1,000 rubles, you can find it from our sellers for 1,500-2,000 rubles.

Mi City Sling Bag

  • Dimensions: 320 x 175 x 80 mm
  • Weight: 345 grams
  • Volume: 8 liters
  • Material: polyester

Two of the busiest trade shows are the MWC in Barcelona and the IFA in Berlin. They last several days, each of which hosts many events. Two common scenarios for journalists at exhibitions look like this: in the first case, they first take pictures of stands, and then go to work in the press area, and in the second, after taking pictures, they go to work in a hotel. And if you need a complete working set along with a laptop to work in the press area, then for the second option it is enough to carry a camera and a basic set of small things (passport, wallet, smartphone and external battery). To carry them, a small bag is enough, it makes no sense to carry a backpack with you at the exhibition. For a long time I was looking for a suitable bag for myself, staring at the option from National Geographic, Artem Lutfullin used to go with this one, but it cost some very big money, which I was not ready to spend on such an accessory.

Mi City Sling Bag

National Geographic Photobags

As a result, on one of the first visits to the Mi Store, I saw a small sling that was sold for literally 800 rubles. The bag had perfect dimensions, nice body materials (polyester), several pockets and a great price.

It perfectly fit my camera, passport, wallet and a couple of necessary little things. At the same time, things did not interfere with each other, thanks to one external, two internal open and one closed pockets.

Mi City Sling Bag Mi City Sling Bag Mi City Sling Bag Mi City Sling Bag

By the way, at first I was upset that the sling is attached from left to right, and I used to carry bags from right to left, but it turned out that the strap is easily unhooked and attached to the other end of the sling.

Mi City Sling Bag

The thing, of course, is convenient, but for myself I decided that I would rather go with a backpack, at least when I carry a camera with me. Because any bag has an uneven load on the shoulders. On the other hand, it is perfect for wearing little things.

In our retail it is sold for 1,500 rubles, which is also a good price in general, although it has a more interesting competitor - a Meizu chest bag for 1,300 rubles.

Mi City Sling Bag

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

  • Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 250 mm
  • Weight: 350 grams
  • Material: oxford

On Facebook, I often come across Gearbest ads, they periodically change the advertised product, and somehow in the cards I saw a small organizer bag from Xiaomi. It resembles an ordinary cosmetic bag, only in a more strict masculine design. Somehow I immediately liked it, but still could not figure out what I would use it for. In the end, I decided that I needed a separate accessory in which I would keep cables and power supplies for the duration of the trip, because if you just store them in a backpack, then over time it all turns into a tangle of untangled wires.

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

So, the organizer itself is also made of polyester, let's open it. Inside, there are two open pockets on one side, in which I put the power supplies and a pen holder, and on the other, cable straps (actually, they may not be for them, but I keep the cables there). In my ideal world, I would carry one Type-C cable with me, which would charge my laptop, tablet, smartphone, power bank and fan, but as long as each of them has different connectors, I have to carry at least three.

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

There are also two zippered compartments inside, one smaller, the other larger. And the last zippered pocket is on the outside of the organizer.

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

I bought this bag for about 1,000 rubles and I am very pleased with it, however, I would like it to be a little larger, now I can’t fit chargers and additional batteries for the camera in it.

Conclusion

I believe that good things don't have to be expensive, so I feel sorry for buying an expensive suitcase, backpack or sling. From Xiaomi, you can buy such things at an affordable price, while their quality and functionality are at a good level. Well, if something happens to them, then it will not be a pity to just buy new ones to replace them.

In the comments, I invite you to tell us about your suitcases, backpacks, slings and small bags. It is interesting to see what our readers use.

Accessories Digest #10. Xiaomi travel accessories

During almost every trip to China, I visit the local Mi Store to see what's new there and treat myself to another nice little thing. Previously, we often went to the Apple Store in other countries, but now, because of the exchange rate, even a simple iPhone case costs five to six thousand, and I don’t want to give them away for it. Whether business - Mi Store where for two-three thousand it is possible to type the whole heap of various pieces. Each of the travel accessories described below was purchased there.

Content

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20’’

  • Dimensions: 550 x 375 x 215 mm
  • Weight: 4 kg
  • Materials: three-layer plastic
  • Volume: 36 liters

Despite the fact that I consider myself an experienced traveler, in terms of suitcases I turned out to be a complete “teapot” and have already changed three pieces in all the time. The first was the Uptekka, a buildable backpack on wheels, purchased from IKEA.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

It was very cool, but it was inconvenient to carry it on a single handle, and I increasingly began to look at their other model from the same line.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

After walking with him for almost two years, I began to notice that my colleagues' suitcases have swivel wheels, which allows you to carry them sideways, reducing the load on your hands. But almost all models with such wheels cost from 5,000 rubles and more, I was sorry for the third time to spend money on an expensive suitcase.

And then I see the same Trolley Suitcase in the Mi Store, which cost about 2,000 rubles. I looked at it for a long time and finally decided to buy it. We went to the store after the presentation of Xiaomi Mi 6, and I returned along with many other IT journalists. Every second one came up to find out what was in my box, and some of my colleagues also went and bought the same model for themselves. I still use this suitcase, and I was bribed by several key advantages in it.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20'' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20 '' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

First of all, it has spinning wheels so I can roll it sideways without straining my arms.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

Secondly, it has excellent internal content. The two halves have self-contained compartments that close with zippers, so you have more room to fold your clothes and nothing gets mixed up. At the same time, after closing the halves, there are still three outer compartments where you can put all sorts of little things that would be lost in large compartments.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20'' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20 '' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

The outer part of the case is made of three-layer polycarbonate, however, after several trips, my suitcase has worn out quite well. Either they hit him somewhere, or they scratch him. At first I was upset about this, I thought that it was necessary to take a more expensive model, but, on reflection, I decided that when it completely became unusable, I would just buy the same new one for 2,000 rubles.

I have the smallest model, its dimensions are 550 x 375 x 215 mm. After my luggage was lost in Warsaw, I try to take it everywhere with me to the cabin, there were no problems with passing the frames.

In general, this is one of the most successful purchases of the last year, and I am very pleased with this suitcase, however, there is one significant “but”. For 1,500-2,000 (depending on the exchange rate) rubles, you can buy it only in the Chinese Mi Store, from that resellers, that official retailers ask for at least 6,000 rubles for it.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

  • Dimensions: 400 x 305 x 140 mm
  • Weight: 500 grams
  • Volume: 17 liters
  • Material: polyester

On trips, you can look at any of your colleagues, almost all of them have cool fashionable backpacks for 7-15 thousand rubles. Of course, they are worth their money, but personally I think that a backpack should be relatively inexpensive, I'm not ready to give that kind of money for it. I also bought this model in the Mi Store during one of my trips and have been wearing it everywhere for almost two years now.

I like that Xiaomi made a backpack with a lot of little features. You take a while to reveal them all, and when you find another one, you rejoice like a small child.

Outwardly, the backpack is not particularly impressive - an ordinary black bag made of water-repellent nylon. So let's get straight to my favorite part, the pockets. In my opinion, it is the number and placement of pockets that are the key parameter that determines the convenience of a backpack.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

So, the backpack has two main compartments. In the far of them is a pocket for a laptop, closed with a strap. And here is the first hidden feature: a small pocket for storing flash drives is built into the strap.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

In front of the laptop pocket there are two more compartments: one with a zipper, the other open.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

In the second section, you can see two more small pockets, one of them perfectly fits a wallet, and the second one - a passport (though without a cover). And between them is a compartment for a pen.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

There is another outer pocket on the front, which is honestly my favorite as it is the easiest to open so I keep things in there that I need the most. There is also a key strap in this pocket, and this is the second hidden feature.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

After the backpack from Meizu, I really missed the bottle and umbrella compartments in this model. And if I had to put up with an umbrella, then there was still a hidden mesh pocket for a bottle, it was just hidden behind a zipper on the side.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

The width of the straps is standard, the back of the backpack is made of a special "breathable" material, however, I did not feel much sense from it.

The last feature that was not in my previous backpack was a suitcase mount. It would seem nonsense, but you can’t even imagine how convenient it is when traveling!

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

The backpack is quite roomy, if you wish, you can stuff six one and a half liter bottles into it, and there will even be a little more space.

The model has one drawback - it does not hold its shape at all when filled. If you do not fill the backpack with things, then it is almost imperceptible, but when there are a lot of things in it, it is strongly felt. It lacks a rigid frame.

Otherwise, this is a great value backpack that will suit most needs. I bought it in Beijing for 1,000 rubles, you can find it from our sellers for 1,500-2,000 rubles.

Mi City Sling Bag

  • Dimensions: 320 x 175 x 80 mm
  • Weight: 345 grams
  • Volume: 8 liters
  • Material: polyester

Two of the busiest trade shows are the MWC in Barcelona and the IFA in Berlin. They last several days, each of which hosts many events. Two common scenarios for journalists at exhibitions look like this: in the first case, they first take pictures of stands, and then go to work in the press area, and in the second, after taking pictures, they go to work in a hotel. And if you need a complete working set along with a laptop to work in the press area, then for the second option it is enough to carry a camera and a basic set of small things (passport, wallet, smartphone and external battery). To carry them, a small bag is enough, it makes no sense to carry a backpack with you at the exhibition. For a long time I was looking for a suitable bag for myself, staring at the option from National Geographic, Artem Lutfullin used to go with this one, but it cost some very big money, which I was not ready to spend on such an accessory.

Mi City Sling Bag

National Geographic Photobags

As a result, on one of the first visits to the Mi Store, I saw a small sling that was sold for literally 800 rubles. The bag had perfect dimensions, nice body materials (polyester), several pockets and a great price.

It perfectly fit my camera, passport, wallet and a couple of necessary little things. At the same time, things did not interfere with each other, thanks to one external, two internal open and one closed pockets.

Mi City Sling Bag Mi City Sling Bag Mi City Sling Bag Mi City Sling Bag

By the way, at first I was upset that the sling is attached from left to right, and I used to carry bags from right to left, but it turned out that the strap is easily unhooked and attached to the other end of the sling.

Mi City Sling Bag

The thing, of course, is convenient, but for myself I decided that I would rather go with a backpack, at least when I carry a camera with me. Because any bag has an uneven load on the shoulders. On the other hand, it is perfect for wearing little things.

In our retail it is sold for 1,500 rubles, which is also a good price in general, although it has a more interesting competitor - a Meizu chest bag for 1,300 rubles.

Mi City Sling Bag

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

  • Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 250 mm
  • Weight: 350 grams
  • Material: oxford

On Facebook, I often come across Gearbest ads, they periodically change the advertised product, and somehow in the cards I saw a small organizer bag from Xiaomi. It resembles an ordinary cosmetic bag, only in a more strict masculine design. Somehow I immediately liked it, but still could not figure out what I would use it for. In the end, I decided that I needed a separate accessory in which I would keep cables and power supplies for the duration of the trip, because if you just store them in a backpack, then over time it all turns into a tangle of untangled wires.

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

So, the organizer itself is also made of polyester, let's open it. Inside, there are two open pockets on one side, in which I put the power supplies and a pen holder, and on the other, cable straps (actually, they may not be for them, but I keep the cables there). In my ideal world, I would carry one Type-C cable with me, which would charge my laptop, tablet, smartphone, power bank and fan, but as long as each of them has different connectors, I have to carry at least three.

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

There are also two zippered compartments inside, one smaller, the other larger. And the last zippered pocket is on the outside of the organizer.

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

I bought this bag for about 1,000 rubles and I am very pleased with it, however, I would like it to be a little larger, now I can’t fit chargers and additional batteries for the camera in it.

Conclusion

I believe that good things don't have to be expensive, so I feel sorry for buying an expensive suitcase, backpack or sling. From Xiaomi, such things can be bought at an affordable price, while their quality and functionality are at a good level. Well, if something happens to them, then it will not be a pity to just buy new ones to replace them.

In the comments, I invite you to tell us about your suitcases, backpacks, slings and small bags. It is interesting to see what our readers use.

Accessories Digest #10. Xiaomi travel accessories

During almost every trip to China, I visit the local Mi Store to see what's new there and treat myself to another nice little thing. Previously, we often went to the Apple Store in other countries, but now, because of the exchange rate, even a simple iPhone case costs five to six thousand, and I don’t want to give them away for it. Whether business - Mi Store where for two-three thousand it is possible to type the whole heap of various pieces. Each of the travel accessories described below was purchased there.

Content

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20’’

  • Dimensions: 550 x 375 x 215 mm
  • Weight: 4 kg
  • Materials: three-layer plastic
  • Volume: 36 liters

Despite the fact that I consider myself an experienced traveler, in terms of suitcases I turned out to be a complete “teapot” and have already changed three pieces in all the time. The first was the Uptekka, a buildable backpack on wheels, purchased from IKEA.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

It was very cool, but it was inconvenient to carry it on a single handle, and I increasingly began to look at their other model from the same line.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

After walking with him for almost two years, I began to notice that my colleagues' suitcases have swivel wheels, which allows you to carry them sideways, reducing the load on your hands. But almost all models with such wheels cost from 5,000 rubles and more, I was sorry for the third time to spend money on an expensive suitcase.

And then I see the same Trolley Suitcase in the Mi Store, which cost about 2,000 rubles. I looked at it for a long time and finally decided to buy it. We went to the store after the presentation of Xiaomi Mi 6, and I returned along with many other IT journalists. Every second one came up to find out what was in my box, and some of my colleagues also went and bought the same model for themselves. I still use this suitcase, and I was bribed by several key advantages in it.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20'' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20 '' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

First of all, it has spinning wheels so I can roll it sideways without straining my arms.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

Secondly, it has excellent internal content. The two halves have self-contained compartments that close with zippers, so you have more room to fold your clothes and nothing gets mixed up. At the same time, after closing the halves, three more external compartments remain, where you can put all sorts of little things that would be lost in large compartments.

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20'' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20 '' Mi Trolley Suitcase 20''

The outer part of the case is made of three-layer polycarbonate, however, after several trips, my suitcase has worn out quite well. Either they hit him somewhere, or they scratch him. At first I was upset about this, I thought that it was necessary to take a more expensive model, but, on reflection, I decided that when it completely became unusable, I would just buy the same new one for 2,000 rubles.

I have the smallest model, its dimensions are 550 x 375 x 215 mm. After my luggage was lost in Warsaw, I try to take it everywhere with me to the cabin, there were no problems with passing the frames.

In general, this is one of the most successful purchases of the last year, and I am very pleased with this suitcase, however, there is one significant “but”. For 1,500-2,000 (depending on the exchange rate) rubles, you can buy it only in the Chinese Mi Store, from that resellers, that official retailers ask for at least 6,000 rubles for it.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

  • Dimensions: 400 x 305 x 140 mm
  • Weight: 500 grams
  • Volume: 17 liters
  • Material: polyester

On trips, you can look at any of your colleagues, almost all of them have cool fashionable backpacks for 7-15 thousand rubles. Of course, they are worth their money, but personally I think that a backpack should be relatively inexpensive, I'm not ready to give that kind of money for it. I also bought this model in the Mi Store during one of my trips and have been wearing it everywhere for almost two years now.

I like that Xiaomi made a backpack with a lot of little features. You take a while to reveal them all, and when you find another one, you rejoice like a small child.

Outwardly, the backpack is not particularly impressive - an ordinary black bag made of water-repellent nylon. So let's get straight to my favorite part, the pockets. In my opinion, it is the number and placement of pockets that are the key parameter that determines the convenience of a backpack.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

So, the backpack has two main compartments. In the far of them is a pocket for a laptop, closed with a strap. And here is the first hidden feature: a small pocket for storing flash drives is built into the strap.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

In front of the laptop pocket there are two more compartments: one with a zipper, the other open.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

In the second section, you can see two more small pockets, one of them perfectly fits a wallet, and the second one - a passport (though without a cover). And between them there is a compartment for a pen.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

There is another outer pocket on the front side, which is honestly my favorite as it is the easiest to open, so I keep things there that are most often needed. There is also a key strap in this pocket, and this is the second hidden feature.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

After the backpack from Meizu, I really missed the bottle and umbrella compartments in this model. And if I had to put up with an umbrella, then there was still a hidden mesh pocket for a bottle, it was just hidden behind a zipper on the side.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

The width of the straps is standard, the back of the backpack is made of a special "breathable" material, however, I did not feel much sense from it.

The last feature that was not in my previous backpack was a suitcase mount. It would seem nonsense, but you can’t even imagine how convenient it is when traveling!

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

The backpack is quite roomy, if you wish, you can stuff six one and a half liter bottles into it, and there will even be a little more space.

The model has one drawback - it does not hold its shape at all when filled. If you do not fill the backpack with things, then it is almost imperceptible, but when there are a lot of things in it, it is strongly felt. It lacks a rigid frame.

Otherwise, this is a great value backpack that will suit most needs. I bought it in Beijing for 1,000 rubles, you can find it from our sellers for 1,500-2,000 rubles.

Mi City Sling Bag

  • Dimensions: 320 x 175 x 80 mm
  • Weight: 345 grams
  • Volume: 8 liters
  • Material: polyester

Two of the busiest trade shows are the MWC in Barcelona and the IFA in Berlin. They last several days, each of which hosts many events. Two common scenarios for journalists at exhibitions look like this: in the first case, they first take pictures of stands, and then go to work in the press area, and in the second, after taking pictures, they go to work in a hotel. And if you need a complete working set along with a laptop to work in the press area, then for the second option it is enough to carry a camera and a basic set of small things (passport, wallet, smartphone and external battery). To carry them, a small bag is enough, it makes no sense to carry a backpack with you at the exhibition. For a long time I was looking for a suitable bag for myself, staring at the option from National Geographic, Artem Lutfullin used to go with this one, but it cost some very big money, which I was not ready to spend on such an accessory.

Mi City Sling Bag

National Geographic Photobags

As a result, on one of the first visits to the Mi Store, I saw a small sling that was sold for literally 800 rubles. The bag had perfect dimensions, nice body materials (polyester), several pockets and a great price.

It perfectly fit my camera, passport, wallet and a couple of necessary little things. At the same time, things did not interfere with each other, thanks to one external, two internal open and one closed pockets.

Mi City Sling Bag Mi City Sling Bag Mi City Sling Bag Mi City Sling Bag

By the way, at first I was upset that the sling is attached from left to right, and I used to carry bags from right to left, but it turned out that the strap is easily unhooked and attached to the other end of the sling.

Mi City Sling Bag

The thing, of course, is convenient, but for myself I decided that I would rather go with a backpack, at least when I carry a camera with me. Because any bag has an uneven load on the shoulders. On the other hand, it is perfect for wearing little things.

In our retail it is sold for 1,500 rubles, which is also a good price in general, although it has a more interesting competitor - a Meizu chest bag for 1,300 rubles.

Mi City Sling Bag

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

  • Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 250 mm
  • Weight: 350 grams
  • Material: oxford

On Facebook, I often come across Gearbest ads, they periodically change the advertised product, and somehow in the cards I saw a small organizer bag from Xiaomi. It resembles an ordinary cosmetic bag, only in a more strict masculine design. Somehow I immediately liked it, but still could not figure out what I would use it for. In the end, I decided that I needed a separate accessory in which I would keep cables and power supplies for the duration of the trip, because if you just store them in a backpack, then over time it all turns into a tangle of untangled wires.

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

So, the organizer itself is also made of polyester, let's open it. Inside, there are two open pockets on one side, in which I put the power supplies and a pen holder, and on the other, cable straps (actually, they may not be for them, but I keep the cables there). In my ideal world, I would carry one Type-C cable with me, which would charge my laptop, tablet, smartphone, power bank and fan, but as long as each of them has different connectors, I have to carry at least three.

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

There are also two zippered compartments inside, one smaller, the other larger. And the last zippered pocket is on the outside of the organizer.

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

I bought this bag for about 1,000 rubles and I am very pleased with it, however, I would like it to be a little larger, now I can’t fit chargers and additional batteries for the camera in it.

Conclusion

I believe that good things don't have to be expensive, so I feel sorry for buying an expensive suitcase, backpack or sling. From Xiaomi, such things can be bought at an affordable price, while their quality and functionality are at a good level. Well, if something happens to them, then it will not be a pity to just buy new ones to replace them.

In the comments, I invite you to tell us about your suitcases, backpacks, slings and small bags. It is interesting to see what our readers use.

Accessories Digest #10. Xiaomi travel accessories

During almost every trip to China, I visit the local Mi Store to see what's new there and treat myself to another nice little thing. Previously, we often went to the Apple Store in other countries, but now, because of the exchange rate, even a simple iPhone case costs five to six thousand, and I don’t want to give them away for it. Whether business - Mi Store where for two-three thousand it is possible to type the whole heap of various pieces. Each of the travel accessories described below was purchased there.

Content

Mi Trolley Suitcase 20’’

  • Dimensions: 550 x 375 x 215 mm
  • Weight: 4 kg
  • Materials: three-layer plastic
  • Volume: 36 liters

Despite the fact that I consider myself an experienced traveler, in terms of suitcases I turned out to be a complete “teapot” and have already changed three pieces in all the time. The first was the Uptekka, a buildable backpack on wheels, purchased from IKEA.

It was very cool, but it was inconvenient to carry it on a single handle, and I increasingly began to look at their other model from the same line.

After walking with him for almost two years, I began to notice that my colleagues' suitcases have swivel wheels, which allows you to carry them sideways, reducing the load on your hands. But almost all models with such wheels cost from 5,000 rubles and more, I was sorry for the third time to spend money on an expensive suitcase.

And then I see the same Trolley Suitcase in the Mi Store, which cost about 2,000 rubles. I looked at it for a long time and finally decided to buy it. We went to the store after the presentation of Xiaomi Mi 6, and I returned along with many other IT journalists. Every second one came up to find out what was in my box, and some of my colleagues also went and bought the same model for themselves. I still use this suitcase, and I was bribed by several key advantages in it.

First of all, it has spinning wheels so I can roll it sideways without straining my arms.

Secondly, it has excellent internal content. The two halves have self-contained compartments that close with zippers, so you have more room to fold your clothes and nothing gets mixed up. At the same time, after closing the halves, there are still three outer compartments where you can put all sorts of little things that would be lost in large compartments.

The outer part of the case is made of three-layer polycarbonate, however, after several trips, my suitcase has worn out quite well. Either they hit him somewhere, or they scratch him. At first I was upset about this, I thought that it was necessary to take a more expensive model, but, on reflection, I decided that when it completely became unusable, I would just buy the same new one for 2,000 rubles.

I have the smallest model, its dimensions are 550 x 375 x 215 mm. After my luggage was lost in Warsaw, I try to take it everywhere with me to the cabin, there were no problems with passing the frames.

In general, this is one of the most successful purchases of the last year, and I am very pleased with this suitcase, however, there is one significant “but”. For 1,500-2,000 (depending on the exchange rate) rubles, you can buy it only in the Chinese Mi Store, while we have resellers, official retailers ask for at least 6,000 rubles for it.

In general, this is one of the most successful purchases of the last year, and I am very pleased with this suitcase, however, there is one significant “but”. For 1,500-2,000 (depending on the exchange rate) rubles, you can buy it only in the Chinese Mi Store, from we are like resellers, that official retailers ask for at least 6,000 rubles for it.

Xiaomi Mi Business Backpack

  • Dimensions: 400 x 305 x 140 mm
  • Weight: 500 grams
  • Volume: 17 liters
  • Material: polyester

On trips, you can look at any of your colleagues, almost all of them have cool fashionable backpacks for 7-15 thousand rubles. Of course, they are worth their money, but personally I think that a backpack should be relatively inexpensive, I'm not ready to give that kind of money for it. I also bought this model in the Mi Store during one of my trips and have been wearing it everywhere for almost two years now.

I like that Xiaomi made a backpack with a lot of little features. You take a while to reveal them all, and when you find another one, you rejoice like a small child.

Outwardly, the backpack is not particularly impressive - an ordinary black bag made of water-repellent nylon. So let's get straight to my favorite part, the pockets. In my opinion, it is the number and placement of pockets that are the key parameter that determines the convenience of a backpack.

So, the backpack has two main compartments. In the far of them is a pocket for a laptop, closed with a strap. And here is the first hidden feature: a small pocket for storing flash drives is built into the strap.

In front of the laptop pocket there are two more compartments: one with a zipper, the other open.

In the second section, you can see two more small pockets, one of them perfectly fits a wallet, and the second one - a passport (though without a cover). And between them there is a compartment for a pen.

There is another outer pocket on the front side, which is honestly my favorite as it is the easiest to open, so I keep things there that are most often needed. There is also a key strap in this pocket, and this is the second hidden feature.

After the backpack from Meizu, I really missed the bottle and umbrella compartments in this model. And if I had to put up with an umbrella, then there was still a hidden mesh pocket for a bottle, it was just hidden behind a zipper on the side.

The width of the straps is standard, the back of the backpack is made of a special "breathable" material, however, I did not feel much sense from it.

The last feature that was not in my previous backpack was a suitcase mount. It would seem nonsense, but you can’t even imagine how convenient it is when traveling!

The backpack is quite roomy, if you wish, you can stuff six one and a half liter bottles into it, and there will even be a little more space.

The model has one drawback - it does not hold its shape at all when filled. If you do not fill the backpack with things, then it is almost imperceptible, but when there are a lot of things in it, it is strongly felt. It lacks a rigid frame.

Otherwise, this is a great value backpack that will suit most needs. I bought it in Beijing for 1,000 rubles, you can find it from our sellers for 1,500-2,000 rubles.

Mi City Sling Bag

  • Dimensions: 320 x 175 x 80 mm
  • Weight: 345 grams
  • Volume: 8 liters
  • Material: polyester

Two of the busiest trade shows are the MWC in Barcelona and the IFA in Berlin. They last several days, each of which hosts many events. Two common scenarios for journalists at exhibitions look like this: in the first case, they first take pictures of stands, and then go to work in the press area, and in the second, after taking pictures, they go to work in a hotel. And if you need a complete working set along with a laptop to work in the press area, then for the second option it is enough to carry a camera and a basic set of small things (passport, wallet, smartphone and external battery). To carry them, a small bag is enough, it makes no sense to carry a backpack with you at the exhibition. For a long time I was looking for a suitable bag for myself, staring at the option from National Geographic, Artem Lutfullin used to go with this one, but it cost some very big money, which I was not ready to spend on such an accessory.

As a result, on one of the first visits to the Mi Store, I saw a small sling that was sold for literally 800 rubles. The bag had perfect dimensions, nice body materials (polyester), several pockets and a great price.

It perfectly fit my camera, passport, wallet and a couple of necessary little things. At the same time, things did not interfere with each other, thanks to one external, two internal open and one closed pockets.

By the way, at first I was upset that the sling is attached from left to right, and I used to carry bags from right to left, but it turned out that the strap is easily unhooked and attached to the other end of the sling.

The thing, of course, is convenient, but for myself I decided that I would rather go with a backpack, at least when I carry a camera with me. Because any bag has an uneven load on the shoulders. On the other hand, it is perfect for wearing little things.

In our retail it is sold for 1,500 rubles, which is also a good price in general, although it has a more interesting competitor - a Meizu chest bag for 1,300 rubles.

Xiaomi Water-resistant Electronics Accessories Organizer Bag

  • Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 250 mm
  • Weight: 350 grams
  • Material: oxford

On Facebook, I often come across Gearbest ads, they periodically change the advertised product, and somehow in the cards I saw a small organizer bag from Xiaomi. It resembles an ordinary cosmetic bag, only in a more strict masculine design. Somehow I immediately liked it, but still could not figure out what I would use it for. In the end, I decided that I needed a separate accessory in which I would keep cables and power supplies for the duration of the trip, because if you just store them in a backpack, then over time it all turns into a tangle of untangled wires.

So, the organizer itself is also made of polyester, let's open it. Inside, there are two open pockets on one side, in which I put the power supplies and a pen holder, and on the other, cable straps (actually, they may not be for them, but I keep the cables there). In my ideal world, I would carry one Type-C cable with me, which would charge my laptop, tablet, smartphone, power bank and fan, but as long as each of them has different connectors, I have to carry at least three.

There are also two zippered compartments inside, one smaller, the other larger. And the last zippered pocket is on the outside of the organizer.

I bought this bag for about 1,000 rubles and I am very pleased with it, however, I would like it to be a little larger, now I can’t fit chargers and additional batteries for the camera in it.

Conclusion

I believe that good things don't have to be expensive, so I feel sorry for buying an expensive suitcase, backpack or sling. From Xiaomi, you can buy such things at an affordable price, while their quality and functionality are at a good level. Well, if something happens to them, then it will not be a pity to just buy new ones to replace them.

In the comments, I invite you to tell us about your suitcases, backpacks, slings and small bags. It is interesting to see what our readers use.