Smartmi Evaporative Humidifier 2 review: discreet, cheap and effective
“It is the first time that I have tried a product of this type and the truth is that I found it very practical as well as very easy to use”
Power cord a bit short
Xiaomi is one of the most versatile manufacturers out there today. The company makes everything, phones, tablets, laptops, robot vacuum cleaners, skateboards, rice cookers, televisions and even humidifiers. The latter are devices whose main function is to emit water vapor to increase humidity levels in the air.
Although it may seem a trivial matter, according to experts the optimal humidity inside the houses should be between 40 and 50 percent to reduce the survival rate of infectious bacteria and viruses present in the air, as well as to reduce the populations of mites and fungi.
We tested the Xiaomi Smartmi Evaporative Humidifier 2 for several days in a not so simple environment: the dry climate of Madrid and in a house where several pets live with their consequent allergens. Do you want to know if we notice the difference? Keep reading so that you know everything about this device.
What has stopped me the most when buying one of these products is its size and the difficulty of locating it in the house. However, the Smartmi Evaporative Humidifier 2 is compact: it measures 36.3 centimeters high and 24 centimeters deep. His weight is only 4 kilograms and his body is divided into two parts.
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In the upper area we have the screen with touch controls and the grilles through which the air flow passes. In the lower one is the water tank and the cylinder mechanism that is responsible for evaporating the water.
Being relatively small and with a very simple design, it is easy to place it in any corner of the house, both on the floor and on a table. In addition, it is filled very easily, from the racks and without having to separate the two pieces. Of course, you have to be careful not to go over the maximum water level or it will overflow.
The body of the humidifier is made of antibacterial plastic both inside and outside. This prevents dirt from adhering easily and especially that, due to humidity, mold or other impurity is generated that can put our health at risk.
The device can be operated from the touch screen on its front or from the app Xiaomi Mi Home. The touch control panel allows you to see at all times the humidity level of the environment, the temperature, the amount of available water in the tank and the established evaporation level. In addition, we can choose between three power levels or the automatic mode, with which it is regulated according to the appropriate level of optimal relative humidity.
In my tests I was able to verify that this humidifier manages to raise the ambient humidity to optimal levels in a very short time, both in automatic and manual mode and in rooms of different sizes. Another of its advantages is that it is very quiet, so much so that it is even possible to use it at night without its noise waking you up.
Regarding the process of connectivity with the app My Home this is very simple. All you have to do is start the device out of the box, link it from the application with the Wi-Fi of the house and that’s it; We can handle it from here whenever we want and even schedule times for it to start and stop automatically even if we are not at home.
It is the first time that I have tried a product of this type and the truth is that I found it very practical as well as very easy to use. My mucous membranes (especially my nose) were less dry when I used it, especially at night, in addition to the fact that the odors from the house were neutralized.
Another curious aspect is that this device did my plants a great favor, because in a week I notice them much more hydrated thanks to the humidity that is now in the environment.
In conclusion, the Smartmi Evaporative Humidifier 2 from Xiaomi is a useful device that, for a not too high investment compared to products such as those from Dyson or other specialized brands (119 euros), can help us have better health.