Xiaomi Youpin Kiss Fish CC Smart Water Bottle
Have you ever cooked an egg in the vacuum flask? Or played Rock-Paper-Scissors with it? Neither had I, until I got the Kiss Fish CC. I needed a new thermos and decided to take a look what Xiaomi had to offer. Just out of curiosity I decided to go for one with an integrated thermometer. But the Kiss Fish CC offers much more than just an integrated thermometer.
- 1 Specifications
- 2 Expectations
- 3 Packaging
- 4 What’s in the box
- 5 Features
- 6 Alternatives
- 7 pro / cons
- 8 Price quality
- 9 Verdict
- 10 where to buy?
Specifications as stated on Gearbest
- Product weight: 0.3200 kg
- Product size: 7.00 x 7.00 x 23.10 cm / 2.76 x 2.76 x 9.09 inches
- Package weight: 0.6000 kg
Kiss Kiss Fish is a sub brand of Xiaomi / Xiaomi Youpin, and it mainly offers vacuum and thermos flasks. As of every Xiaomi product we reviewed before we expect top quality and design at a reasonable price. As for a thermos: no bigger than half a liter and it needs to keep hot beverages warm and cold beverages chilled for a long period of time. Non leaking, good isolation, all the things you look for in a vacuum flask.
The Xiaomi Thermos Flask comes nicely packed in a retail packaging. Package size: 30.00 x 10.00 x 20.00 cm / 11.81 x 3.94 x 7.87 inches
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What’s in the box
The box contains the following:
- The bottle
- Tea Leak
- Stewed Egg Tool (including a egg measurement tool to check if the egg will fit).
- Fruit Barrel
- Canvas bottle sleeve.
- Chinese manual.
Features as stated on Gearbest:
- Bottle material: food grade 304 stainless steel
- Cap material: food grade PP
- Seal material: food grade PP
- Tea leak material: food grade PP
- Stewed egg tool material: food grade PP
- Fruit barrel material: food grade tritan
- Capacity is 525 ML
Build Quality & Design
You get what you pay for: a very decent product with high quality parts. The stainless steel of the bottle feels very solid. While it is not 100% scratch resistant, you can use the included protection sleeve. The included accessories are made of PP and definitely have a bump.
Heath / Power consumption /Noise
The battery for the thermometer cannot be charged. It is stated that the thermometer has a standby time of over 5 years and can be activated over 50000 times.
Portability / Mobility
It’s a thermos flask. One of the core features is that you can take it with you. The included protection sleeve prevents the surface from being scratched and when testing it I didn’t have a single spill in my backpack.
The thermos flask is pretty well designed. On the 525 ml bottle you can attach the spout, which evenly pours the liquids from the bottle. You can attach the accessories to the bottom of the spout, so you can put an egg, tea or fruit in the flask. On top of the bottom you attach the lid with the integrated display.
When swiping the display it shows the current temperature. The sensor is located in the bottom of the lid. So it is not always in contact with the liquid. Because of this, the sensor is not always accurate, especially when there is little liquid in the bottle. Tilting the bottle for a couple of seconds will bring the liquid in contact with the sensor and show the accurate temperature.
When you swipe the display two times, a timer is shown which starts when closing the lid. This is useful when cooking an egg or noodles in the thermos. You can reset the timer manually by tapping the display. The third swipe leads you will see a hand on the display that shows rock-paper-scissors. Very useful when waiting on your egg to be cooked.
Chill and keep it hot.
The Kiss Fish CC does a great job at keeping cold liquids chilled and hot liquids warm. The vacuum insulation does a great job, and because of the thermometer you can check on the temperature without opening the lid and causing a difference in temperature.
When cooking an egg, you place the egg in the stewed egg tool. This egg cannot be too large, because the tool only can hold small or medium sized eggs. Fortunately there is a tool included to determine if the egg will fit, before cracking an egg inside the tool. Pour boiling water in the bottle and put in the spout with the egg holder and the egg. It then will take from about 10 minutes (spa egg) up to 50 minutes (full cooked egg).
For preparing tea in the Kiss Fish CC you can use the tea leak. Put the tea in the leak, put boiling water in the bottle and attach the leak to the spout. When you attach the spout the bottle you can pour through the spout. The openings in the leak are small, but some of the smaller leafs can get trough it. Next to that, keeping black tea too long in the hot water can turn the taste bitter. The best tea blends for this leak are herbal or fusion. Just as putting tea in the leak, the same process goes for the fruit barrel, but you use cold water instead.
We tested the dark gray one (which is listed as Black), but the Kiss Fish CC also comes in Red, Pink and Grey. So if you decide to buy the Kiss Fish CC you can pick your favorite color. But be aware: the price and availability can be different for each model, and from time to time they are in Flash Sale which will save you a lot of money.
pro / cons
- Keeps hot and cold beverages at temperature for a long time.
- Integrated thermometer and timer.
- Included accessories for cooking eggs, tea and making fruit water and even a protection sleeve for the bottle.
- A bit expensive.
- No active heating or cooling.
- Does not come with a drinking cup.
The Xiaomi Kiss Fish CC comes at a price, but its quality and well equipped set of included accessories make it worthwhile. As mentioned before: it pays off to wait for a flash sale. But even without the flash sale, the Kiss Fish CC is not overpriced.
Can you call a product smart if the product does not have WiFi or Bluetooth or a remote? At first I had my doubts whether the Kiss Fish CC is truly a smart product: the technology is pretty basic and it does not connect with other devices like your phone. But after a while I came to the conclusion that the technology is applied in such a way that the product makes your life a bit better (I think everyone can agree that something that prevents mouth burns improves your life). In this way, the product is definitely smart.
Next question: Is the Kiss Fish CC worth your money? If you need a high quality vacuum flask and are willing to spend a bit more to get a flask no one else has, than the Kiss Fish CC is definitely worth it. There are cheaper vacuum flasks available, but the Xiaomi Kiss Fish CC expands the way you can use a vacuum flask. Not only by using the different accessories, which enable you to cook eggs and prepare custom teas and fruit water. But also by using the integrated thermometer and timer makes you more in control over the beverage that it in the flask. This enables you to drink coffee at the optimal temperature and to let instant baby milk cool off till the required temperature.
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