Richard Lai

Senior Editor; Engadget Chinese Editor-in-chief

Richard's love for gadgets was probably triggered by an electric shock at the age of five while poking his finger into power sockets for no reason. Since then he has managed to destroy a few more desktops and phones until he was sent to England for school. Somehow he ended up in London, where he had the golden opportunity to buy a then senior editor a pint of lager, and here we are.

Articles by Richard Lai

12.06.16
Solar beads can make some very cool lamps and flashlights
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Solar beads can make some very cool lamps and flashlights

Here's what solar power may look like in the near future.

By R. Lai,   12.06.16
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11.01.16
Xiaomi aims to be more than king of the budget smartphones
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Xiaomi aims to be more than king of the budget smartphones

It did make the world's first smartphone with a 3D curved glass back, after all.

By R. Lai,   11.01.16
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10.31.16
Outside China, Xiaomi seeks another home on US networks
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Outside China, Xiaomi seeks another home on US networks

It'll have to pass the tough carrier lab tests first, though.

By R. Lai,   10.31.16
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10.31.16
Puma's self-lacing shoes were made for track athletes
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Puma's self-lacing shoes were made for track athletes

An exclusive look at Puma's own take on 'Back to the Future'-style self-lacing sneakers.

By R. Lai,   10.31.16
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10.26.16
Native Union made a USB hub that blends into your home
10.26.16

Native Union made a USB hub that blends into your home

You'll be mesmerized by how it rises with a single touch.

By R. Lai,   10.26.16
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