Xiaomi smart tower fan review & all details: Xiaomi has several fans in its range, from the small version for the desk to the smart fan with an app and different modes. The tower fan from Xiaomi is also more in the upper range, the special feature of which is supposed to be a naturally simulated wind flow. Since it is just getting warmer in Germany, this test was just right for me.
Xiaomi Smart Tower Fan Review & Specs
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- Design And Processing
We’ve had Xiaomi fans here for testing in the past, and the interest on the part of our readers – i.e. you – is unbroken. In addition to smaller fans with USB plugs, we had the first “smart” fan from Xiaomi with us two years ago, and only recently Thorben tried out the Smartmi Standing Fan 2 (and bought it himself, he was thrilled).
The most striking difference to all other fans of the brand is of course the design. Compared to the “classic” fan, this version of course looks simpler and fits a little better into the apartment. In addition, it requires a little less space: the base measures 31 cm in diameter, the actual fan is correspondingly narrower, even if Xiaomi does not provide an exact specification here. With a height of 1.11 m, it is slightly larger than the Standing Fan 2 mentioned above.
The design is all Xiaomi. All white, smooth surfaces and no prints other than the Mijia logo on the front. A fan that you can put in your home without hesitation. At the top are the buttons for operation, with which the strength and the different modes can be adjusted. But more on that when we come to the features of the fan.
The processing is good so far, measured by Xiaomi’s standards maybe more “normal”, that is to say: as always. The assembly is quick and easy, there are no gaps or even manufacturing errors, and the buttons are all easy to use. The only drawback that I could mention here is that the turret sways slightly when turning or after changing direction. This could theoretically lead to wear and tear over the long term. However, the effect is minimal and perhaps unavoidable due to the construction, but I didn’t want to leave it unmentioned.
Before that, a few words about accessories and packaging. The base comes in two parts, which are simply attached and screwed on. Two screws and an Allen key are included. That was a small highlight for me, because it is an Allen key with a Phillips screwdriver at one end. Maybe everyone else has such a part at home, at least I’ve never seen one and the tool goes in my suitcase. So was the fan worth it? / Xiaomi smart tower fan.
Where were we? That’s right, accessories. The fan is quick to set up and doesn’t really need any additional parts. There is no remote control, instead you use your smartphone. Unfortunately, the cable only has a Chinese mains plug. It is possible that there will still be a European version, but for the moment we have to make do with the China version. So you need a corresponding mains adapter for them, which the shop at least included with us. There are instructions for this – also only in Chinese. Okay, you can sort of get that without an explanation.
Features & Operation
Of course, the fan has several functions. You have to distinguish between operation via the buttons and control via the app, since both do more or less the same thing, but the app allows many more settings. First of all, I will only go into the buttons and then separately to the options in the Mi Home App. By the way, you can deactivate the sounds that the fan makes with every keystroke in the app, which I would strongly recommend – they are very annoying.
On the top we look at a total of five buttons. The central power button is self-explanatory and switches the fan on and off. The button to the right of this, denoted with an “M”, cycles through the three modes, while the left button controls the wind speed.
The top left button activates the timer (although you have to set it in the app first) and the top right button activates or deactivates the fan rotation. The LEDs show you the currently active strength and the active mode; the LED at the top right indicates an existing network connection.
Basically, that’s enough to be able to use the fan, and if you don’t want to use the app, you don’t have to. But then you still have a few options.
Xiaomi smart tower fan: The integration into the Mi Home app works as usual. Anyone who already owns other Xiaomi devices already knows this. Start the app, set up an account or log in and add a new product. As always, you have to select Mainland China as the location to find the fan. The product should then appear in the list (if it is switched on) and you can connect it to your WLAN.
The settings in the app are basically the same, but there are a few extras. This allows you to adjust the angle at which the tower fan rotates. 150°, 120°, 90°, 60° and 30° are possible and the rotation can of course also be deactivated completely. In normal mode you can also set the wind speed in 100 levels.
You can also set the timer here if you want the fan to turn itself off after a certain amount of time. Schedules can also be created if the fan is to switch itself on or off at a certain time every day. As with most alarm clock apps, you can set whether this should only happen once, daily or only on certain days.
You can also activate a “child lock” that locks the buttons on the fan and limits operation to the app.
What exactly are the different modes of the fan? You don’t have to say much about the “normal” mode. This creates a constant wind current of the set strength. Because you have a hundred levels, you can tailor the strength to your exact needs, depending on how much you need some refreshment at the time. It is worth mentioning here that the fan becomes noticeably louder from 50% power, i.e. beyond level 2. The noise isn’t rickety or scratchy and I wouldn’t necessarily describe it as unpleasant, but loud. I would only run the fan at 100% when there are a lot of visitors and music is playing at least at medium volume. / Xiaomi smart tower fan.
The “Natural Wind” mode is intended to simulate real wind. The wind strength changes at irregular intervals, which in combination with the rotation of the tower really creates a feeling of natural wind. Again, there are only 4 levels, although I consider level 2 to be sufficient even on hot days. Since the wind strength varies continuously here, the fan is significantly quieter than in standard mode.
The “sleeping mode” is – as the name suggests – intended for the night and is intended to ensure air circulation in the room. At first glance, I couldn’t really tell any difference from the “Natural Wind” mode; here, too, the wind strength varies slightly. The night mode is a bit weaker again. The volume is also lower again – after all, the mode should be active while you sleep in the same room.
Comparison And Conclusion
Xiaomi smart tower fan: Overall, I can’t really say anything negative about the Xiaomi tower fan. The processing is excellent, the operation via app is both easy and practical. The fan is – especially in the two special modes – pleasantly quiet and yet powerful enough. The only disturbing element is the Chinese power plug, for which you absolutely need an adapter.
Compared to the Mi Standing Fan 2, I would speak of a tie. The Standing Fan 2 lacks the sleeping mode, but you can exchange the cable there for one with a German mains plug and then you don’t need an adapter. The app control is largely identical, the tower fan can be turned 30° further, while the Standing Fan 2 is a few decibels quieter, at least on paper.
For me personally, the tower fan still wins, because I really appreciate the extra features and I also like the look of it better. In terms of price, both don’t take much; the tower fan is (as of the end of July) even cheaper. Xiaomi smart tower fan video below.