Xiaomi, a household name in China has teamed up with the American toy manufacturer to create possibly the coolest transformer i have ever seen.
There is certainly more than meets the eye here as the Decepticon Soundwave transforms (cue the classic transforming sound) into a Xiaomi Mi Pad 2. Now slow down if you’re thinking this sounds too good to be true, you would be correct. Soundwave only transforms into a shell with the exact dimensions of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3. Regardless of being a faux tablet you will most certainly fool a lot of your friends.
Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra took to Facebook to announce that the company would be crowdfunding the toy’s production. The 7mm tablet turns into a Transformer through a 30-step folding process, Barra wrote. According to The Next Web, the toy has already passed its crowdfunding goal and is likely to start being made soon.
Unfortunately as it appears this transformer will not be available outside of china, Xiaomi’s home market. Soundwave will retail for 169 Chinese yuan that’s about 26 US dollars or 34 Canadian dollars.
The proper Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 went on sale in November of 2015 for 999 yuan, approximately 201 Canadian Dollars or 154 US Dollars. The Mi Pad 2 sports a 7.9 inch screen, has 2 gigs of ram. It has been reported that the 64 gig model of the Mi Pad 2 sold out within minutes of going on sale.[amazon-related-products keywords xiaomi,mi pad 2]