I'm Billy and I am one of the selected Mi Explorers from the UK - Belfast, Northern Ireland to be exact!
I'm a visual storyteller and love tech, drones and travel, so I was totally speechless and in shock when I found out that I was going to be heading out to MWC in Barcelona later this month among the chosen Mi Explorers.
I run a video festival called Power of Video in Belfast each year where we invite 15 video creators (like Casey Neistat, Peter McKinnon, JerryRigEverything and more) from around the world to come to Northern Ireland and go on an epic trip and to teach our audience how to be creative in video - so I guess it's time for an epic trip of my own.
I fell in love with Xiaomi when I was filming in China last year, and was really excited when I saw there were stores opening in the UK! I even made the pilgrimage to the new Xiaomi store in Westfield London last week and got to check out the new Mi Mix 3 in person - love that sweet, sweet slide action.
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Mi Westfield London
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Flossing while the Mi Mix 3 slides
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I currently have a Mi Pad 4, Mi Jia Electric Scooter, Mi Band 3 (since upgraded to an Amazfit Cor), several Xiaomi Mi 20000mah Power Banks, numerous home automation things like the Smart Bulbs, Switches and a Xiaomi 70mai Dash Cam - needless to say I love the brand and company ethos.
One of the biggest things that I am interested in is mobile camera technology for video and photography and the growing mobile gaming market at MWC. The best camera is often the one you have with you, so continually stuffing more megapixels, stabilization and quality into the cameras on our phones is very important to me.
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Packing for MWC
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I'm starting to pack a bit and plan what's coming with me gear-wise to Spain - what do you think I should bring?
At MWC, I want to discover more about Xiaomi and what goes into creating the amazing technology that goes into their products, as well as seeing all the sights of Barcelona. I'll be uploading photos and Inststories while I'm away, and you can follow all my adventures here in the Mi Forum, as well as on Instagram - @billymay - www.instagram.com/billymay