Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is pretty popular in India thanks to their range of powerful and affordable smartphones. But their next game changer is a different beast altogether. It’s the new Mi Air Purifier 2 that’s has now made its way to Indian shores. Xiaomi knows how to price their phones right for the local market, and this product is no different. The Mi Air Purifier 2 is the most affordable air purifier in India with a sticker price of Rs 9,999.

You can’t help but admire how sleek and compact this device is. It’s 40% lighter and thinner than the first gen Mi Air Purifier, which in itself was way smaller than most air purifiers. With the filter, the air purifier is 4.8 kgs and measures 240 x 240 x 520 mm. It’s minimalistic looking with 3 LEDs and just one button, perfectly designed to blend in and yet catch attention. Definitely a beauty contest winner right here.

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The Mi Air Purifier 2 has a 360-degree cylindrical filter with a triple layer design that includes a pre-filter, a HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter which can filter out dust, pollen, fur, bad odour and other harmful substances like formaldehyde. Xiaomi claims that their 2nd gen purifier can remove 99.7 per cent of small particles PM 2.5 (per hour). PM 2.5 particles are pollutants that are 2.5 microns in size, 1/30th the size of a human hair. These pollutants are invisible to the human eye and can enter our lungs and blood stream, and short term and long term health problems.

This is a smart purifier so you can connect it to your WiFi network and control with your Mi Home app. It lets you check the air quality, temperature and humidity, all in real time. You can also test the lifespan of the filter, and it will send a handy reminder when it needs to be replaced, usually once every six months. It’s so simple to use that anyone can get the hang of it. The Mi Home app works with all Android and iPhone smartphones so no need to worry if you don’t have a Xiaomi phone.

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This neat little air purifier works in three modes, auto, turbo and sleep. On auto mode, it will change modes depending on the air quality in the room. On turbo mode, you can hear a low sound from the fan while and on sleep mode, it is absolutely silent. If it weren’t for the LED, you wouldn’t even know it’s on, that’s how quiet this gadget is. It consumes 4.8W, similar to an ordinary light bulb. It’s best to switch it on at all times so you know you can always breathe easy when you come home. From the moment you set it up, you can see the air quality improve in a matter of minutes. You’ll see the difference with smokers around, smoke and odour clear out a lot faster. Over time, you will notice the considerable lack of dust in your home. It’s surprising that this little device is capable of so much.

If you were on the fence about buying a purifier, now might be the time to get off it. Half of the world’s most polluted cities belong to our country, so it’s definitely one of the most important appliances in every home, if not the most important. Unfortunately, they tend to be expensive, and it’s not easy to consider buying an air purifier when there are so many other expenses. However, the low cost of the brand new Mi Air Purifier 2 makes it a justifiable purchase that no one can do without in their home.

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