Chinese tech giant Xiaomi quietly invades the U.S. with online store

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Xiaomi, the third-largest smartphone maker in the world, has finally come stateside.

But rather than selling smartphones, which are the company’s bread and butter, Xiaomi opted instead to open an online store on Monday that sells accessories including headphones, external battery packs and a fitness/sleep tracker, all of which aren’t up for grabs yet but are marked as “coming soon.”

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Prices start at $13.99 for an external battery, which Xiaomi says has enough juice to charge an iPhone 5S four-and-a-half times, and caps off at a pair of $79 headphones. Read more…

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