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Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 2 is a small and quiet air filter for your home

By Koh Wanzi - on 24 Nov 2015, 5:16pm

Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 2 is a small and quiet air filter for your home

The new Mi Air Purifier 2 is a lot more compact than its predecessor. (Image Source: Xiaomi)

Despite its fairly sleek looks, the first Mi Air Purifier still stood at 735mm tall, making it a bit too large and intrusive for the choosy home owner. Now, Xiaomi has rectified things with the Mi Air Purifier 2, a more efficient and quieter device that also takes up considerably less space.

How much less? Well, it stands at 520mm tall now and its base takes up less space than a single sheet of A4 paper. The Mi Air Purifier 2 is still no midget, but it is definitely a lot easier on the eyes, and the home décor, now.

The Mi Air Purifier 2 (right) compared to the first Mi Air Purifier. (Image Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi says the more compact design is made possible by a new single-motor, dual-fan design, which has enabled it to shrink its dimensions by up to 40% over its predecessor. However, its smaller size means that the Mi Air Purifier 2 has had to take a slight performance hit compared to the predecessor's dual-motor design. Its Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), or the amount of air it cleans per minute, is now 330m3/h in standard mode, compared to the 406m3/h on the larger model.

Still, this can go up to 388m3/h in active mode and Xiaomi says it can filter the air in a 23m2 room in only 10 minutes.

In addition, the Mi Air Purifier 2 is reportedly quieter, operating at a whisper-quiet 30dB in night mode, and is also 58% more efficient than the original purifier.

Its price has also come down, and it retails for just RMB699 (~S$155), compared to the RMB899 (~S$199) of the Mi Air Purifier. The filters are also sold separately, with the standard one costing RMB149 (~S$33) and an enhanced version costing RMB169 (~S$37). The Mi Air Purifier 2 will be available to buy from 10am onward on 27 November on Xiaomi's website.

All set on buying a new air purifier? Don't forget the 5 key things to consider when shopping for one.

And if you're looking for more solutions to improve your quality of living, you might want to check out Xiaomi's water purifier too.

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