Summer has arrived, and this year hotter than ever. Let's try today the Smartmi 2s fan, from the Xiaomi family. We explain why it is the best gift you can give yourself in these months.
Upon arrival, we do not hide it, the situation was tragic. Indeed, tragicomic. We were faced with a fan that was barely 90 centimeters high, or a little more. It seemed out of tune with the classic idea of the 150 cm high fan, yet after a few moments we thought that, in fact, such a small fan had so many favorable points. It is the right height when sitting at the table, on the sofa, and even in bed.
The fan arrives in an assembly box: it takes just 5 minutes to put it into operation. Everything needed for assembly is included in the package: pedestal, blades, motor, charging cable, and the key with the only screw needed to fix the pole to the pedestal.
Aesthetically, Smartmi 2s is what is expected from a product of the Xiaomi ecosystem. Simple and minimal lines, predominant white color, in all, with the only exception of the silver poles and the LEDs that light up on the upper part of the engine, behind the blades. Moreover, they can be switched off in case they annoy the night, or simply dimmed.
It weighs about 3 and a half kilos, and this makes it extremely transportable from one room to another, an essential feature for a fan which, remember, has a battery included and can therefore work even without necessarily being connected to electricity . This is the element that makes it truly indispensable at home to fight the heat of this period. You can carry it to the kitchen when eating, to the bedroom at night, and to the living room when watching TV.
It is silent, and at lower speeds it is hard to hear it, even if you will always be hit by a noticeable jet of air. On the top there are buttons. In addition to manual switching on and off, it is possible to adjust between four speeds, while the rear button is used to connect the fan to the WiFi network. Yeah, it's smart.
By downloading the Mi Home app you will be able to manage the fan via the app, which offers more functions than those that could be obtained from a control via the physical button panel. First of all, it is possible to choose the degree of speed, but also the type of air jet, between standard and natural.
The latter should simulate the wind, with non-constant air jets, which just decrease and then increase. Yes, in fact we can be convinced that this works, but to tell the truth we consider it a saving mode to decrease the power of the air jet.
Furthermore, through the app it is possible to set the angle of rotation, set a timer, set the switch-on and switch-off time, and create a daily program. Again, you can choose whether to share the smart control with a member of the
It is possible to decrease the power of the LED on the back, turn them off completely, as well as avoiding the “beeps” when changing each mode. Furthermore, there is the child safety lock and the abnormal operation warning. There is also the voice control via Google or Alexa , although in this case it will only be possible to turn it on or off.
The attention to detail is so obsessive that we do not understand how there could be an unforgivable gap: no light to indicate the remaining battery level. Absurd.
Not only when it is connected to the electrical outlet we will not have any details on the battery charge, but we will not even know when it is about to discharge. In daily use this will lead you to charge it continuously for fear of having little residual charge, so as not to run the risk of being left dry during the night.
Also because, the power cable is quite short, and if you are not lucky enough to have sockets near the places where you want to use it, you will be forced to run on battery. What a pity, this little foresight to use the LEDs on the top would have been enough to give the user useful information on the battery.
Note, however, that the battery really lasts a long time . The manufacturer ensures up to 20 hours, although realistically we managed to exceed 12 hours, also thanks to a non-intense use during the night, preferring to leave it to a minimum.
It is the best purchase you can make during this period of intense heat . Net of the lack of LEDs for the battery we can not really find “against”. It works well, aesthetically it is perfect for those who love minimal, has an exaggerated autonomy, and can be controlled from the app and through voice assistants. In short, if you are looking for a fan, this Smartmi 2s is really perfect.
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