Xiaomi Smart Mi Air Purifier 2 $102.12 US (~$136.35 AU) Priority Shipped @ Gearbest

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Xiaomi Smart Mi Air Purifier 2 $102.12 US (~$136.35 AU) Priority Shipped @ GearbestAffiliate

Best price the Xiaomi Air Purifier has ever been! Priority Shipping is only $2.12 US that sweetens the deal even further. As of several firmware updates ago the purifier will no longer go to auto/sleep after 4 hours and can be set to any speed you want.

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  • +4 votes

    Could also get it for ~$134 (Using $20 off voucher + $10 referral credit + shipster) from Kogan https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/xiaomi-mi-air-purifier-2nd-gen-... which would also include an AU plug

  • +1 vote

    How much do replacement HEPA filters cost?

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      Filters are typically $40ish on eBay but you could get it for less with discount codes. Xiaomi say the filters should be replaced every 6 months but if you give it a good vacuum it's basically like new.

      • +3 votes

        vacuum them outdoors otherwise it defeats the purpose

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          vacuum them outdoors otherwise it defeats the purpose

          Why?

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          @Maverick-au: Tap the filter too hard and the dust particles will escape?

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          But what about my new Dyson V10 cordless vacuum that is now full power and intended to replace full size vacuums that Mr Dyson himself said so; which has all the suction power that anyone would require, with all their features and jazz? Still outdoors?

          P.s. I don’t have one. It looks awkward as hell to empty the bin why do I have to detach the extension?

        • +4 votes

          @ATangk:

          No just leave the dyson running and you won't even need the purifier anymore

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          @Tech5:
          Then there will be no more air and everyone in the building will die of depressurization or deoxygenation.

          I heard it happened for real.

        • +1 vote

          @Maverick-au: Most vacuums wont hold the small particles so you're blasting them back into the room, to be picked up by the filter again so its not cleaned as much as you think it is.

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          @Hellman109:

          : Most vacuums wont hold the small particles so you're blasting them back into the room, to be picked up by the filter again so its not cleaned as much as you think it is.

          Which is why people should install a ducted system, much cheaper long term and greatly improved air quality.

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    will this work to filter out smoking hazard?

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      According to reviews it's good for filtering out smoke odors. I haven't personally tested it out though.

    • +1 vote

      It's burn-off season in Perth and this thing has been super helpful for me in making my home habitable. On a particularly bad day the smoke can leave me with headaches and nausea but I get none of that while I'm inside with the purifier running. Maybe it's a placebo, I can't really say, but I'm glad to have it all the same.

      • +1 vote

        I don't get the benefit of hazard reduction burns. It's just a transfer of near future local fire hazard to long term regional health hazard.

  • +5 votes

    If you want to get a proper AU power cable, its a IEC C5 (clover leaf, or mickey mouse). Same type used in most older laptop power supplies. Jaycar and the like stock them.

    • +1 vote

      Yep, do watch out for this as Kogan sent me a figure-8 when I got mine from them. Had to lodge a job to get sent the mickey mouse.

    • +1 vote

      They already come with a Chinese plug that fits AU PowerPoint's. Why did they change yours?

      • +2 votes

        The kogan ones had EU plugs in the box and they sent out figure 8 cables to go with them. Had to poke them to get a proper cable.

        The Chinese plug slips out of some powerboards etc. Doesn't have the girth :)

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          Not sure what your on about there, I have a Chinese and the power cord is similar to most Australian products, and doesn't slip out. I think someone told you wrong info

        • +1 vote

          @asa79: Na I know what he means, I have several Chinese cables and for some, unless they are dead flat will slip out.

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          @snowdognz: sounds like your socket is too loose
          The plug is no different to any other au plug

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      This is not a kogan version so won't have any issues

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    One of the bedrooms in my apartment has no openable window. Would this purifier be good for that room?

  • +1 vote

    Sorry I'm a bit new to this.

    Does this thing get rid of dust in the room? My room is dusty as - every morning when I wake up I can see the sun's rays lighting up all the dust flying around in my room.

    Will this thing absorb all that?

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    It will remove dust and all sorts that is IN THE AIR. It won't magically dust your room for you. Saying that, if your room is clean and then you run this, I imagine it would stay far less dusty for longer.

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    bought one anyway, figured it will help with hayfever season coming up

  • +2 votes

    Just in time for back burning season!

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    Are these things worth it? Do you really breathe/sleep better and notice a significant reduction in dust?

    • +2 votes

      I have found an unitended benift is that they are a little noisy, so I crank it up to help me sleep and drown out any background noise such as the tv and other noises that I normally hear from the kitchen. The clean air is a plus, and the circuation and movement of air feels more natural inside a room. My room has intimitent dust problems, and this thing surely helps nutralise this.

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        Run them full power before you go to bed and auto mode while in there and much quieter

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      Yep my missus noticed a huge difference

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    Would you recommend one per bedroom?

    I have two adjoining bedrooms, would one unit suffice?

    • +1 vote

      They don't need to be running all the time. You could move it between rooms and still gain benefits. If the rooms are bed rooms, it depends on how often the person in the room uses it. I only switch it on when I am in the room, and like the air currents and filtration benefits.

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        Do you leave it on auto?

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          You can use the app to have it on timers, or as a ITTT piece of equipment. It also senses the surrounding air quality to tell you that your room is prob better than 99% of China, granted you don’t live in an industrial street or above the CBD. (PM2.5 number if you’re interested)

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          @ATangk: Thanks, I have one already. I leave it on auto. Sometimes when I am cooking (frying), the PM2.5 reaches maximum 600, takes about 30 minutes to clear it after cooking.

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      They can handle larger spaces then a single bedroom. They really need a smaller model for bedrooms as it's a little overkill

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    How the Purifier 2 compare to the new improved 2S version? FYI the 2S is about double the price of the 2.

    • +3 votes

      The 2S has a better laser particle sensor, and an LCD display. They take the same filters. I just went for the cheaper one and run it in 'favourite' mode instead of auto.

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      Not worth nearly double the cost

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    I've had mine for a couple of years and it seems to work. The filter gets dusty and needs to be cleaned occasionally. Better than my homedics air purifiers. I paid $150 a couple years ago after a 10% storewide eBay coupon. Kinda tempted to buy another one

  • +6 votes

    Thanks OP.

    Bought one because I don't know why

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    Also, just a heads-up, while tech radar loves this thing, this other site found it completely useless:
    https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/xiaomi-auto-mode-leaves-...

    They mainly talk about auto-mode being useless, which is the quiet mode.

    Potentially standard mode is okay, but, warning, it sounds like a jet engine in this mode.

    • +2 votes

      Always gotta be one to link the old outdated review. The auto mode being useless was fixed many many months ago.

      As of several firmware updates ago the purifier will no longer go to auto/sleep after 4 hours and can be set to any speed you want.

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        I'm confused with all the comments about it being useless, not useless, updates fixed it etc, but I haven't seen anything to say it's all good now.
        What's the best way to run this thing?
        Is it o.k to have the door to the room open?
        Any current links to operating it well guys?
        Thanks.

        • +1 vote

          I'm confused with all the comments about it being useless, not useless, updates fixed it etc, but I haven't seen anything to say it's all good now.

          Heaps of owners (us) have said that it's good now. Review sites are constantly moving onto the next product to review and very rarely go back to provide an update.

          When you're choosing the speed it'll tell you what size room it's suitable for. Obviously you can stick it in turbo if it's a massive room or want to clean up a room more quickly. It's fine to have the door open but just be aware that there will be more air circulating and thus more air to purify.

          Checkout Youtube videos for it in use. There are heaps out there!

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      You can set custom speeds with app

  • +1 vote

    I can't seem to be able to connect it to the Mi Home app, does anyone experience the same problem?

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    Do these require significant free space around the sides of the unit to perform well?
    I was thinking of putting it in a gap I have between the wall and couch but if it needs to be put in a more open area it'll make the room look more messy.

    • +1 vote

      For it work most efficiently you'll want a decent amount of room on all sides. It'll still circulate air but not as much can be sucked in.

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      Tbh the unit looks clean/elegant by itself. You could plonk it anywhere against a wall to minimise cord mess and it’ll not make it look messy.

  • +1 vote

    Air quality in Australia is pretty good. Are people with allergies buying these?

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      I'm looking to filter pollen out of the air, to help with hay-fever. I don't want to become tolerant to Antihistamines.

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      Air quality is good on most days. But bush fire days are bad.

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      I don't have one and I'm not going to buy one.

      But I live near a 4 lane road and it's way dustier than living in the middle of a suburb away from traffic. My neighbors said the same thing.
      Also like others suggested it can be seasonal. This time of year in Darwin it's dry and dusty and there's lots of burning off so smoke and ash.

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      Many of our neighbours have wood heaters and the fumes get in despite our best efforts (weather sealed doors etc). The nearest flue is less than 15 metres from our lounge and kitchen.

      Our two xiaomi purifiers have made our home liveable again.

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        I'd estimate that 80% of homes have wood heaters where I am, including mine, which is going right now. Considering getting one of these for improvement in air quality overnight.

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      Air quality is really good, i agree. My Xiaomi averages on 25-30mg in normal conditions

      But I live in a new development area and they are excavate a huge block across the road and when I have my doors and windows open I have seen it go up to 80-90 mg.
      When my wife cooks a stirfry it is around that 90 mg mark as well.

      However, this is nothing compared to normal China conditions though! For the average person, a purifier would not be hugely beneficial in my opinion.

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    Anyone have any idea what the options in Chinese for the Automation settings in the app are translated to? Seems to be fixed in Chinese, no matter what country is selected.

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      I found translated screens via Google before, maybe try that and if you need more help, PM me.

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      Take a screenshot from the phone and then pass the image thought google translator as an image.
      Thats what I did and you end up getting the gist of what it all means.

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    how does it compare with the Xiaomi Smart Mi Air Purifier Pro regardless the price?

    https://www.gearbest.com/air-purifier/pp_1128423.html?wid=14...

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      That's the 2S and not the Pro. Not a massive difference between the 2 in this deal and the 2S.

      2S adds an OLED to display PM2.5, temp/humidity level and uses a laser sensor for more accurate particle detection. They both use the same filters.

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    Does this come with the “antibacteria” filter? There’s 3 different type of filter I think?

  • +1 vote

    Where does it state that it is version 2 ? Anyone know the difference with older version ?

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    Never knew I needed one.. Got it anyway.. Thanks

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    Buy directly from tmall, they have an approx $10 capped shipping atm. + Auspost has the $199 for 1000yuan voucher.

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