AutoNavi, the mapping company of Alibaba, launched a coin-sized gadget called Xiaomi (means young secretary), today. Its core function is launch the AutoNavi navigation app in your smartphone with one click.

The gadget is also a tracker that will trigger an alarm whenever your smartphone gets out of the border of an area, and vice versa.

A third function is it’s enable to trigger your smartphone camera. The price isn’t announced.


Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at

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