Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Launches MI Air Purifier 2 – A smart way to clean air !
Well well Xiaomi one of the leading technology giants who entered India in 2014 with their wide range of smartphones have now launched their first Smart Home Product the MI Air Purifier 2 in India and that too at a very very affordable price of INR 9,999 only.
It is a very intelligent product with really smart features that help you make the air you breathe cleaner and healthier without any fuss.
Bring home a Xiaomi Air Purifier 2, download the MI Home App and turn your smartphone into a remote to control for your MI Air Purifier. Put the Air Purifier on Auto Mode and it will automatically adjust itself to the air around using the inbuilt sensors so don’t have to keep checking time n again. It will also give you a reminder when the filter needs a change. The filter when need to be changed is easily available online.
With the launch of Mi Air Purifier 2 in India, Xiaomi is poised to play a part in increasing awareness about air pollution in India and how technology can be applied to better people’s lives.
Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi, who was present for the launch, said: “Air pollution is becoming an alarming public health concern in India. It is heartening to see more conversation around the situation, but there is still a big gap when it comes to consumer awareness. We believe that we are able to play a role in increasing awareness about air pollution by including AQI data into our MIUI Weather app, and by introducing Mi Air Purifier 2 to India. At this game-changing price, Mi Air Purifier 2 is set to disrupt the air purifier category in India, enabling us to bring these technological innovations to everyone.”
According to the World Health Organization, 22 of the world’s 50 most polluted cities are in India, contributed significantly by industrial and vehicular exhaust. Particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) — air pollutants with a diameter of 2.5 microns or less — are small enough to enter even the smallest airways and could result in respiratory and cardiovascular illness.
To increase awareness about air pollution, Xiaomi has now become the first smartphone brand in India to integrate Air Quality Index (AQI) data — which also reflects the measurement of PM2.5 particles in the air — into its MIUI 8 Weather app.
We all present at the launch were absorbing this useful information with great interest, as Mr Hugo Barra, went on to share these details with us.
Mi Air Purifier 2 quickly removes PM2.5 particles, dust, indoor plant pollen, pet fur and more. With its high 310m3/h CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate), Mi Air Purifier 2 takes just 10 minutes to circulate purified air in a 21m2 room. Even so, the motor is extremely energy efficient with a low power consumption of 4.8W, while advanced aerodynamics reduce noise and wind resistance, resulting in a noise level as low as 30dB in Night mode.
The 360° cylindrical filter on Mi Air Purifier 2 takes in air more efficiently from every direction compared to conventional air purifiers. Its triple-layer design removes particles larger than 0.3 microns with a high-density EPA filter, while an activated carbon filter removes formaldehyde, bad odour and other harmful substances.
Mi Air Purifier 2 will be available on Mi.com starting 26th September at 12 PM. It will also be available on Flipkart (exclusive partner) from 2nd October.
Here are some key features of Mi Air Purifier 2:
- Real-time AQI monitoring, Wi-Fi connectivity
- Mi Home app smart controls (Android and iOS)
- Aerodynamic air vortex, up to 37m2 (400 sq. ft.) coverage
- 310m3/h Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)
- 360° triple-layer filter, removes harmful PM2.5 articles
- 4.8W energy saving, ultra-quiet 30dB noise level
- Compact form factor: 520mm tall and base area smaller than an A4 sheet of paper
- Replacement filter available online at INR 2,499
I had a terrific time understanding this information first hand from Mr. Hugo Barra at a recently held media event.
I am definitely gonna try this product and I am sure all of you will also do so, as cleaner air is not luxury but a necessity!