Xiaomi phones, accessories now available at Mi Express Kiosks in India

In a first, Xiaomi has announced the Mi Express Kiosk initiative in India under which customers can purchase Xiaomi smartphones and mobile accessories directly from the Mi Express Kiosks (vending machines). Xiaomi says that the customers can make payments through all forms of payments, that is, credit cards, debit cards, cash and UPI. The company says that it will set up more kiosks in metro cities in the coming months.


Xiaomi says that by introducing these vending machine-style kiosks, it has eliminated operational and cost inefficiencies for the consumers. The price of these phones will be similar to that of the ones selling at the Mi Homes and Mi.com. All technology equipping Mi Express Kiosks has been researched and developed in India, the Chinese tech brand said, adding that it aims to set up several more kiosks in the coming months.

These Mi Express Kiosks can be found across metro cities in public areas with greater footfall such as tech parks, metro stations, airports, and shopping malls, and the company plans to gradually expand the retail plan across more cities. Furthermore, customers can also easily access information on the locations of Mi Express Kiosks on mi.com. Apparently, the kiosks would be open between 10 am and 8 pm in India.

In the first quarter of 2019, Xiaomi again topped the Indian smartphone market capturing 29-percent share, according to Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service. Xiaomi remained the smartphone market leader due to its aggressive offline expansion, the firm said. Its recently launched Redmi Note 7 series crossed the one million mark within the first quarter of its launch. Xiaomi’s offline contribution was highest in March.


Best Accessories for DJI Osmo Pocket in 2019

The DJI Osmo Pocket is a game-changing product for on-the-go photographers and videographers by putting a 3-axis gimbal quite literally in your pocket. However, to get the most from the Osmo Pocket, you’re going to want some great accessories.

Attach everything

DJI Accessory Mount

The Accessory Mount is essential to attach your Osmo Pocket to a tripod or a host of other accessories. It clips around the body and has a standard GoPro-style mount on the rear so you can connect all your favorite accessories.

$19 at DJI

Better looking video

Freewell ND Filters

These magnetic filters clip over the lens on the Osmo Pocket and will give your footage a whole new look. This all-day pack has eight filters, some with polarizers, to ensure great video in all daylight conditions.

$130 at Amazon

Better support

PGYTECH phone bracket

This neat little bracket allows you to use the Osmo Pocket with your smartphone attached without putting any strain on your phone’s charging port. It’s also a great way to add a tripod and an external microphone.

$26 at Amazon

Max protection

Anbee portable hard case

For a little added protection, this affordable case has a foam insert with precise cutouts for the Osmo Pocket, your cables, and the DJI case, as well as a large zipped pocket. It’s water resistant and tough enough to absorb the knocks so your Osmo Pocket doesn’t have to.

$10 at Amazon

Gimbal locked

PGYTECH gimbal protector

The 3-axis gimbal is what makes the Osmo Pocket so special, and it’s not something you want to damage. This simple plastic hood locks it in place when you’re not using it, preventing any accidental contact as well as protecting the lens.

$9 at Amazon

Scratch proof

SunnyLIFE screen protector

To keep the display on the Osmo Pocket looking its best, you’ll want to invest in a screen protector. This pack contains glass protectors for the camera lens and the screen and will keep it scratch free without impeding its touch sensitivity.

$9 at Amazon

Wire free

DJI Wireless Module

There’s no wireless connectivity built into the Osmo Pocket, so to operate it remotely from your phone or tablet you need the Wireless Module from DJI. It adds Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allows you to charge the Osmo Pocket, and acts as a sturdy base.

$59 at DJI

One handed

DJI Controller Wheel

Making fine adjustments on the small touchscreen on the Osmo Pocket is pretty tough. The additional controller wheel provides precise pan and tilt control for the gimbal as well as one-handed quick changing between modes.

$59 at DJI

Fast storage

Sandisk Extreme 64GB micro SD card

A good micro SD card is essential for the Osmo Pocket if you’re going to be shooting 4K video. This one from Sandisk has a fast write speed and plenty of storage at an affordable price. It also comes with an SD adapter to use with your PC or Mac.

$21 at Amazon

The Osmo Pocket already has a wealth of great accessories available. Some, like a great micro SD card are staples of using any camera, but to really take your experience up a notch you’ll want to be able to add all kinds of accessories, and the DJI Accessory Mount gives you that freedom.


Accessories Line Trademark, a Fashion Editor Favourite, to Close

Trademark bucket bag |  Source: Instagram

NEW YORK, United States — Trademark, the accessories line founded by Tory Burch’s stepdaughters Pookie and Louisa, is closing. Resort 2019 will be the final collection sold in stores.

Founded in 2014, Trademark was best known for its Italian-leather bucket bags and crafty gingham-print totes, a favourite among fashion editors and creative elites.

Trademark closed its New York flagship in 2017, ditched its ready-to-wear line and changed factories in order to offer its accessories at lower prices — mostly under $500 for shoes and handbags — while still sourcing materials from Italy.

The strategic repositioning saw initial success and the company was on track to triple sales as of July 2018. “Customers are buying in multiples,” Louisa Burch told BoF at the time. “Just seeing that has been really exciting. It’s the price point we always want to shop at.”

In order to further scale, Trademark would’ve had to once again change its sourcing, which was not what the Burches wanted, a person with knowledge of the company said.

Trademark’s primary investor was Burch Creative Capital, the investment firm founded by the Burches’ father, Christopher.

“After much consideration, Louisa and Pookie Burch have decided to take a pause from Trademark, their accessories label,” the brand said in an email statement. “Louisa and Pookie are extremely thankful to their retail partners, talented team and loyal customers who have supported them along this journey.”

The mid-priced handbag market has become saturated in recent years with newcomers such as Wandler, Danse Lente and Staud — another brand backed by Burch Creative Capital.

“This consumer is very educated, they really know what they want, which makes our jobs more complicated,” Pookie Burch said in July. “You have to be on your toes.”


The Best Women’s Accessories Under £150

women's accessories under £150

Women’s Accessories Under £150

We’re not made out of money, and we’re guessing neither are you, so for us, party season can be a strain on the old pocket book. All those presents, drinks out and set course meals means we hardly have anything spare to actually buy our perfect party outfits. Thankfully, we’ve come up with the solution, a gallery of 57 accessories under £150 to pair with your faithful LBD.


5 Accessories Every Guy Should Own

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When it comes to accessories, men are limited in choice as compared to women. They do not have thousands of designs and styles at their disposal, and have to make the best of what is available. No matter your age, what you do for a living, or the kind of lifestyle you lead, these five accessories are something you cannot live without. Even if you’re not using them on the daily, there definitely will be an occasion to pull them out.

Dopp Kit

Dopp Kit

A Dopp kit is an absolute must-have, especially if you’re someone who is on the road often. It is the perfect accessory to keep all your grooming products organised so that they’re easily within your reach. The kit will also come handy whenever you’re going on a weekend getaway. They’re available in different shapes and sizes.

Good Quality Leather Belts


A leather belt is a necessity at any time of the year, and it is important to have one for every occasion. You can use it to dress up a casual look, or give an extra edge to your formal attire. An important rule of thumb – the colour of your belt must always match the colour of the shoes you’re wearing.

Fancy Briefcase

Fancy Briefcase

A briefcase isn’t an accessory of choice when it comes to most men. Nevertheless, if you’re an office-going lad, it is imperative that you invest in one. A briefcase would give you a much sharper and professional appearance. If you don’t wish to carry a briefcase everyday to work, you can carry it for important meetings where you’re representing the organisation you’re working for.

White Sneakers

White Sneakers

On days when you want to kick back and have a casual day out, white sneakers are the perfect accompaniment to your outfit. No matter you’re age or body type, you can never go wrong with a pair of good ol’ whites. Besides being effortlessly trendy, they’re extremely trendy and can be pulled off by almost anyone.



A beanie or a hat is a great style option if you want to introduce some texture to your style. The versatility of a beanie makes it feasible to invest in, and they’re available in a number of colours and designs to suit your taste. Caps and snapback hats are a great way to keep it casual if you’re not into beanies, and you can even experiment with them as their designs are a lot bolder than that of beanies.


Going Mobile: Fourteen Accessories for Mobile Photos and Filmmaking

OlloClip Mobile Photography Box Set

OlloClip Mobile Photography Box Set

Designed for Apple’s iPhone X, the Box Set delivers three lenses: a 180-degree fisheye; a super-wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view; and a 15x Macro lens. The lenses can work on both front- and rear-facing cameras, and the mount can be placed on your phone even with a screen protector in place. The included Pendant Stand can be opened to create a tiny tripod. The kit also includes lens caps and a microfiber cloth. The lens mount works with any of the company’s Connect X series of interchangeable phone lenses, but not the older Connect lenses.

PRICE: $200
INFO: www.olloclip.com

Pictar Pro

Pictar Pro

Slip the Pictar Pro onto your iPhone or Android to gain tactile controls over your camera settings, plus you will have a viewfinder and wireless recharging for your phone via the Pro’s internal battery. The Pro has four external control wheels and buttons for adjusting camera settings through the Pictar app. Using the app, you’ll gain control over your phone camera’s exposure compensation, digital zoom, shutter speed and ISO. The updated app also supports RAW file recording. There’s a viewfinder that attaches to your display to help you compose images in sunny conditions. When attached, the Pictar app will automatically adjust the on-screen display to shrink it to fit into the viewfinder’s dimensions. The grip has been updated from the original version with a more tactile “shark skin” material and the satin-finished brass body is more durable.

PRICE: $249
INFO: www.mymiggo.com

Roland GO: MIXER Pro

Roland GO: MIXER Pro

With the GO:MIXER attached to your Lightning or USB port, you can turn your smartphone into an audio mixer with a nine channel input. You can connect musical instruments, mics (including XLR mics) , monitors and more and output a two-channel stereo audio file directly to your phone. It can operate via battery and last about 4.5 hours on four AAA batteries. It can also draw power from a USB cable.

INFO: www.roland.com



Unlike the Insta360 One, the PanoClip isn’t a 360-camera add-on, but a lens capable of creating spherical images using your smartphone’s camera. You can snap spherical stills and, using the free app, turn them into rotating images that show off every angle of the frame. The app is integrated with Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat so you can share your spherical creations with the world. And of course, there are stickers and filters to add to your photos as well.

PRICE: $40
INFO: www.en.panoclip.com

Gnarbox 2.0

Gnarbox 2.0 SSD

The second generation of this powerful portable storage drive uses SSD memory (from 256GB-1TB) and packs an Intel Quad Core processor and four-core Intel Graphics card so you can not only store files on the drive, but edit them from your smartphone as well. Connect your mobile device to the Gnarbox via Wi-Fi and you can preview RAW files stored on the drive, make selects, preview and render high-res video, including ProRes format video, and much more. The drive features an SD card slot plus two USB-C ports and a single Micro HDMI port with one-touch backup capability.