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50 Examples of Chinese Tech Innovations

From Boosted Budget Smartphones to Self-Powered E-Bikes

— May 25, 2016 — Tech
Although North American brands such as Apple and Windows receive a great deal of press, there are a number of Chinese tech firms that are producing some of the world's most innovative products. Not only do these gadgets feature cutting-edge technology, but many of these devices are also affordable enough for the average consumer.

One of the key industries that Chinese tech companies are dominating is that of smartphone manufacturing. While brands such as Apple and Samsung continue to churn out pricey new smartphones, Chinese companies such as Meizu and Xiaomi are combining high-quality specs with affordable price tags. With such low prices, Chinese brands are ensuring that smartphone technology is more accessible to a wide variety of consumers.

Beyond smartphones, Chinese brands are also working on ways of integrating new technology into existing products. For instance, a company called LeEco created a smart bike that helps urban commuters stay connected. Another example is Xiaomi's high-tech rice cooker, which can be controlled remotely using a smartphone. Such innovations demonstrate how Chinese brands are thinking outside the box to develop innovative consumer products.
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Budget-Friendly Mobile Phones
Budget-Friendly Mobile Phones
This Mid-Range Smartphone is Designed to Appeal to Millennials
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Image-Stabilizing Smartphones
Image-Stabilizing Smartphones
The New HTC Smartphone Features the Best Phone Camera Around
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48
Tone-Shifting Pedal Boxes
Tone-Shifting Pedal Boxes
The Tone Shifter 3 Puts a Complete Sound Interface At Your Feet
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47
Touchscreen Music Players
Touchscreen Music Players
The Fiio Audio Player Offers High-Fidelity Audio In a Stylish Package
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46
Compact Set-Top Boxes
Compact Set-Top Boxes
The New Xiaomi Mi Box Features Improved Processing Power In a Compact Form
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Premium Affordable Smartphones
Premium Affordable Smartphones
The Meizu M3 is Set to be Available in China for $92
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44
Mobile Platform TV Boxes
Mobile Platform TV Boxes
The Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV Box Provides Users with 4K Support
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43
Versatile USB Adapters
Versatile USB Adapters
The 'MultiDapter' is an All-In-One Hub for the New MacBook
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Heart-Monitoring Fitness Bands
Heart-Monitoring Fitness Bands
The Mi Band Pulse Tracks Physical Activity and Cardiac Health
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41
Wide Angle Action Cameras
Wide Angle Action Cameras
The Xiaomi Yi Camera Captures DSLR-Quality Video for Outdoor Use
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Boosted Budget Smartphones
Boosted Budget Smartphones
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite is Heavy On Premium Features
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HD Teleconference Cameras
HD Teleconference Cameras
The Huawei TE30 Video Conference Camera Ensures Comprehensive Results
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Honorable Chinese Smartphones
Honorable Chinese Smartphones
The Huawei Honor 5X Offers High-End Features At a Competitive Price
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Triple-Filtered Air Purifiers
Triple-Filtered Air Purifiers
Xiaomi's Mi Air Purifier Features Three Filters and Four Air Ducts
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36
Powerful Flagship Smartphones
Powerful Flagship Smartphones
The New Xiaomi Phone Features a One-Of-A-Kind Operating System
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Rapid-Charging Smartphones
Rapid-Charging Smartphones
The Oppo R7 and R7 Plus Charge Up in Lightning Speed
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34
Safety-Focused Kid Watches
Safety-Focused Kid Watches
The Xiaomi 'Mi Bunny' Allows Parents to Keep Tabs on Youngsters
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Regional Streaming Platforms
Regional Streaming Platforms
Disney and Alibaba Join Forces to Launch DisneyLife China
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Smartphone Piano-Teaching Systems
Smartphone Piano-Teaching Systems
The One Smart Piano System Works With Smartphone Apps
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Multi-Gigabit Routers
Multi-Gigabit Routers
The 'Talon AD7200' by 'TP-Link' Made Its Debut at CES 2016
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30
Interconnected Smart TVs
Interconnected Smart TVs
The TCL Smart TV 2 Connects With Smartphones, Tablets and Cameras
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Car-Detecting Smart Bikes
Car-Detecting Smart Bikes
The Cotlo Corvus Smart Bike Can Detect Cars Coming From Behind
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Aerial Filming Quadcopters
Aerial Filming Quadcopters
The Ghost Drone Tracks and Films Its Users
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Crystal-Clear Smartphones
Crystal-Clear Smartphones
This Huawei Smartphone's Screen Lets You View Content With Clarity
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Health-Centric Road Bikes
Health-Centric Road Bikes
The QiCycle R1 Smart Bike Syncs with Xiaomi’s Health App
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Multifunctional Power Bank Batteries
Multifunctional Power Bank Batteries
The Xiaomi Mi Powerbank Pro Charges Smartphones and Much More
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Smartphone Photography Partnerships
Smartphone Photography Partnerships
Huawei and Leica are Collaborating to Enhance Phone Cameras
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Healthy Connected Lamps
Healthy Connected Lamps
The Philips x Xiaomi EyeCare Connected Lamp Reduces Eye Strain
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Affordable Polished Drones
Affordable Polished Drones
The Xiaomi MI Drone is Teased and the Prospect is Promising
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Smartphone-Integrated Bicycles
Smartphone-Integrated Bicycles
Le Super Bike is a Smart Bike Designed for Young Consumers
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Copycat Chinese Tablets
Copycat Chinese Tablets
The 'Mi Pad' is Pretty Much an Exact Replica of the iPad Mini
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Quality Budget Smartphones
Quality Budget Smartphones
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Offers Great Specs At a Low Price
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Transforming Tablet Toys
Transforming Tablet Toys
The Xiaomi 'Soundwave' Tablet Shifts from Device to Roboti
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Smartphone-Controlled Rice Cookers
Smartphone-Controlled Rice Cookers
This Smart Rice Cooker Can Be Controlled Remotely
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Calorie-Powered Bikes
Calorie-Powered Bikes
The New Electric Bicycle from 'Sooall' Runs on Human Power
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Senior Wayfinding Devices
Senior Wayfinding Devices
China's Technology for Seniors Prevents the Elderly from Getting Lost
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Flexible E-Paper Displays
Flexible E-Paper Displays
Guangzhou OED Technologies Offers Foldable Graphene-Based Tech Displays
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Premium Health Wristbands
Premium Health Wristbands
The ZTE Grand Band is Shower-Friendly and Packed With Features
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12
Remote-Controlled Underwater Vehicles
Remote-Controlled Underwater Vehicles
The 'FiFish Atlantis' Recently Made Its Debut at CES 2016
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11
Skin Moisture Detectors
Skin Moisture Detectors
'Mlizhi' is a Device That is Used to Detect Skin Moisture Levels
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10
Wearable Payment Bands
Wearable Payment Bands
An Alibaba and Xiaomi Partnership Challenges Conventional Retail Payments
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9
Affordable Silicone Watches
Affordable Silicone Watches
These Rubber Band Watches Only Cost $13 a Piece
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8
Wireless Recharging Electric Bikes
Wireless Recharging Electric Bikes
These E-Bikes Can Power Up at Unmanned Docking Stations
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Earbud Sleep Trackers
Earbud Sleep Trackers
The PEAR Sleep Sensor Tracks Rest and Isolates Noise for a Better Sleep
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Self-Powered Smart Bikes
Self-Powered Smart Bikes
Baidu's Dubike Tracks Your Performance and Generates Its Own Energy
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5
Nasal Air Purifiers
Nasal Air Purifiers
These Unusual Nose Masks Help Chinese Police Breathe Clean Air
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Commuter-Friendly E-Bikes
Commuter-Friendly E-Bikes
The 'Yunma EVELO' Recently Debuted at CES 2016
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Electric Backpack Bicycles
Electric Backpack Bicycles
The Impossible Bike Can Be Folded Into A Backpack
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2
QR Code Stamps
QR Code Stamps
The Variable 2D Bar Code Seal Pulls Digital Info From Your Phone and Imprints It
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Affordable Self-Balancing Scooters
Affordable Self-Balancing Scooters
Segway's Ninebot Mini is More Inexpensive Than Previous Models
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