Last year, Xiaomi presented "Smart" fanOf course, as befits a brand fanboy, I bought it. It works well, a month ago Xiaomi refreshed the same design by adding a voice assistant to the fan. Unfortunately in Chinese. Today, the Chinese giant presents a new fan, with a completely changed look.
Xiaomi presents a new fan
In contrast to the older model, the new one has not only the ability to rotate left / right, but also the top and bottom. Xiaomi completely had to redesign the appearance of the device. Now it reminds me of a gimbal to the phone or camera, but it still has a minimalist look. It is made of ABS plastic. The advantage of the predecessor is the fact that the new one can be adjusted to the appropriate height. The older model did not have any regulation. The dimensions of the fan are 750 mm x 290 mm, and the weight is 4,6 kg. Power consumption at maximum work is 43W.
The base has tactile buttons to control the work. With them, you can adjust the rotation speed and use the timer. The fan will automatically turn off after one, two, four or eight hours.
The device works on a different basis than a traditional fan, which focuses only on direct blowing. The new fan from Xiaomi "mixes" the air in the entire apartment. Thanks to the rotation of the wing at 1430 rpm.
On the minus side you have to acknowledge the fact that there is no information about the battery, it is not known if it has one. It may be necessary to be plugged in all the time. The second minus is the lack of information about the smart function, it is not known whether the new model will have the ability to control the phone. Judging by the many touch buttons mounted on the base, we probably do not experience Wi-Fi in it.
The price of a new fan in China is 499 yuan, $ 75. Soon, it should appear in stores offering import to Europe. The set also has a remote control.