March 18, 2015 by ...
Xiaomi has created a bamboo-backed Mi-Phone, which one can only assume the Mi-termites will love. But seriously, what gives? Does anyone really want a phone backed with wooden covering?
I suppose the things are cool for novelty sake, but when your humble author hears ‘Phones’ and ‘wood covering’ , he immediately has visions of a B school case of product failures.
Sure, Jaguar used to produce steering wheels and interiors with a touch of walnut, but that was Jaguar. It’s fair to say that Jag at that time had a titch better quality control than Xisomi does. Recall that in 2014, Xiaomi had the more customer complaints than any other phone company in China.
Call me cynical, but mating Xiaomi QC with recently culled matter is a recipe for disaster. My minds eye is filled with warping backplates at best and mega infestations at worst.
Note to Xiaomi, leave carpentry up to the experts.