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Xiaomi Air Purifier 1/2/2S/Pro Replacement Filter $17.59 US (~$26.04 AU) Delivered @ Banggood

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Good price on a replacement filter for OzBargain's favourite Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier. This is an unbranded version of the "Economic Filter" that comes included with the Air Purifiers and it's identical in every way except for the branding.

Next cheapest is the generics from eBay China/HK sellers with prices starting from $29.12. The advantage of Banggood is that cashback usually pays out on coupons so you may get it even cheaper.

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    Best I can get is $26.40, not $26.04 - is that what you meant?

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      Using the Mastercard exchange rate I get $26.04 AU. Currency conversion free cards such as 28 Degrees would get you $26.04 approx.

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      Using a VPN to set my location as US I was quoted in US$, which I then paid for using my Cole's Mastercard (making sure to override PayPal's conversion rate). The charge came up as AU$25.94 for me. Thanks OP!

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        You can set the currency to USD at the top right of the page without the use of a VPN. Good job getting an even better price than the exchange rate though!

  • +2 votes

    Yeah, not sure about that, unbranded version, do not trust that. Rather pay $39 branded.

    • +1 vote

      I've got both and they're the same minus the logo. Not that Xiaomi actually make it themselves though.

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        You know that for sure though, could look the same, but not be.

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          You're trusting a brand logo to fix an imaginary problem that you have no data about.

          • +2 votes

            @Diji1: Well, yeah, what kind of question is that? I'm trusting the brand that made the air filter to supply me with the filter that works with their system. I need data to prove an official product works? Give me data this unbranded version is real.

            • -2 votes

              @RocketSwitch:

              Well, yeah, what kind of question is that? I'm trusting the brand that made the air filter to supply me with the filter that works with their system.

              That's not a guarantee of anything. Manufacturers screw up all the time. Do you trust Apple to design mag lev keyboards that don't break in their laptops? Or phone antennas that work even when you hold them the wrong way?

              Design flaws happen all the time by official manufacturers.

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            @Diji1: So I guess identical looking fakes all over the world are identical to the branded versions then…

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      Where do you grab your branded versions - I need to pick up a couple - would like to try the version that sorts out the dustmites!

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    Would this work for mi air purifier 3 as well? Sorry newbie question

  • +1 vote

    Can anyone confirm that their air filter recognises this generic version - ie. does the app report on remaining days properly - and note when expired?

    • +1 vote

      There is no electronics in the filters, so it makes no difference whatsoever. The remaining days is just a guess based on how long the machine has been running and at what fan speed level. There are no smarts in the filter itself.

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        So how does it know when you take it out and clean it, and put it back in, that it's the same filter you had in previously? There must be some sort of RFID chip or something in there.

        • +1 vote

          Yeah I’m pretty sure from the manual it says the filters have an NFC chip

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          I did that before. I vacuumed the filter all around, and the percentage of life left increased by a few %. Somewhere around 6-7%.

          It definitely has some intelligence. But whether it's based on time elapsed or a reading of the filter's performance I couldn't say. Based on what I described above, I think it must be able to measure how much air is going through the filter (when clogged, less air goes through, after vacuuming it, more air went through and maybe it updated the filter life reading).

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          Ok, it seems the 2S model might use an NFC tag to detect whether you're using an original filter — the 1 and 2 model definitely do not.

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        There is a nfc tag built in to the filter

  • +5 votes

    Any deals going for the air purifiers themselves? Mainly looking for the 2S

  • +2 votes

    I have a bad hayfever (Sydney) and I have used 2 x Xiaomi 2S during this winter/spring but I don't seem to have been improved compared to last year without those.

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      Use the green one, I found it alot better at removing smells.

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      I think the purple one is meant to be best for hay fever and allergies.

      But you gotta understand that pollen is not just in the air, it's in your eyes and on your clothes too. The purifier is not going to get rid of what's on you. Clean out your eyes and change your clothes, and after that you should notice an improvement.

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        It also won't get rid of what you breath in when you're outside! ;) But, if you can control your own environment, it's better than nothing :)

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          Yes. But I bought these after reading fellow ozbargainers comments. I regret now. :(

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            @hyunjun24: Get some allergy eye drops and when you return home and don't intend to go out again, shower and change your clothes.

            There is no panacea for your allergies. You have to work around them.

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    Based on the pictures on the website, it looks as if the B option does not have a carbon sheet on the inside of the filter.

  • +1 vote

    Don't cancel your order, just got my refund for a cancelled order.. bout 3 month ago I cancelled… joke.. never again I get sucked into BG!

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    This is perfect for those living near Wahroonga smoke stack.

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    Anyone can share the cheapest and best way to get it?

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    I dunno… maybe I've been dodgy and been cleaning my air filter and re-using time after time like this guy on youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqMtX8R1xSc

    I just hit the rest button the back and remaining days count back just like a real replacement.

    It seems to work.. and re-catches all dirt etc time afternoon.. in terms of if its doing a good job since I keep cleaning - this I can't comment on!

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      I'm sure everybody cleans (vacuums) their filter — they are designed to be cleaned this way. The air purifier itself has no idea how dirty your filter actually is, so it makes a pessimistic guess in the hopes that you'll buy filters more often than necessary. It seems from some of the comments in the forum that people actually believe the filter is smart enough to know when it's dirty - ROFL.

      In Australia I'd say you can get at least a year out of a filter running the machine 24/7 on a high power level, provided you vacuum it every other month. If you're running it on automatic you can probably go 12 months without bothering to clean it, and 2 or 3 years without replacing it. And yes, I have been using two Xiaomi 2's for several years now, plus other air purifiers.

  • -1 vote

    If ever there was an example of a solution looking for a problem, it would be air purification in a country like Australia.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah it's as if dust doesn't exist in a country such as ours!

    • +2 votes

      That's a pretty ignorant comment. Have you used any air filter before and seen what it captures? Or… ???

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        Yes. They capture a reasonable amount of airborne dust that happens to find its way close to the machine. If however, you watch the amount of dust that settles even two or three meters away from the machine, you begin to appreciate how little they are really helping in the overall scheme of things. When you compare what the air purifier filter captures over a period of 2 or 3 months to what a vacuum cleaner will pick up off the floor in 5 minutes, it kind of puts things into perspective (hint, the vacuum cleaner picks up magnitudes more).

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          Yeah, I see what you mean, but when I have mine off, I haven't cleaned one for a week, the room air starts to become stale and smells. So, although dust is one part of it, it does a whole lot more (that's the Conair one I have in the room).

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            @RocketSwitch: Agreed, a charcoal filter is useful at capturing smells — though hard to say how long these last before the pores are clogged and must be replaced. Whether indoor air purifiers are useful for allergy suffers in terms of capturing pollen and dust mite poop, I think the jury is still out. What I will say is that they are far less useful than what most of the marketing material would have you believe — though of course this isn't limited to air purifiers!

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    Does anyone know how can you tell the difference between a genuine and non? I've never seen any filters with the xiaomi marking on it. The 'original' that it came with a while back I couldn't find any markings on it either. Or maybe I'm not looking properly!

    Unfortunately all the replacement I have used all look the same an the original was a different colour one so I can't be sure.

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      The original should have a little Xiaomi leaflet (very small - mini - square fold out) in there and their brand appears somewhere else too from memory. I don't think the actual filter itself - once unwrapped - displays their mark. Would need to check at home.

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