Summer has come, with it the high temperatures. And the summer of 2022 is particularly marked by heat waves. Instead of giving in to air conditioning, we have selected and tested four fans (Rowenta, Dyson, Ohyama and Xiaomi) to point you towards your future best friend who is a fan.
- the Xiaomi Mi Smart standing fan 2, a low cost voice controllable fan. 99 euros from Xiaomi (but often out of stock), about 75 euros from Amazon.
- the Dyson cold formaldehyde purifier, an ultra high-end fan air purifier with a futuristic design. 699 euros from Dyson
- the Rowenta Turbo Silence Extreme +, a very powerful propeller fan, with a silent mode perfect for sleeping in the midst of a heat wave. 159 euros on Rowenta, 99 euros on Amazon.
- the Woozoo by Ohyama, a small fan with an all-circular design, sold for around 70 euros on Amazon. The surprise that no one expected.
Is the summer of 2022 about to break new heat records? Given the incredibly high temperatures in June and the heatwaves in July, everything suggests that new heatwaves will continue to hit France in the coming weeks. Those who say that high heat generally says shortage of supplies for fans or other air conditioners, and therefore complicated evenings. In this article, we suggest that you anticipate your fans’ purchase before prices go up and stocks are at a minimum.
It should also be remembered that heat has many effects on the body, and good practices must be adopted to avoid “heat stroke”: stay hydrated, eat light and avoid going out for hours the hottest are in particular the health gestures to be constantly remembered, especially to the most fragile people.
It is possible to invest in an auxiliary air conditioner to lower the temperature, but the fan is a more practical, less expensive and more ecological solution. We have selected and tested three to help you choose from the hundreds of more or less valid references on the market.
Xiaomi: connected fans at low prices
Known for its smartphones, computers, scooters, headphones, televisions and light bulbs (for almost everything in fact), the Xiaomi brand also makes fans. One of their main selling points is their all-white and extremely minimalist design, which is light years away from the annoying looks of other competitors. Who says Xiaomi also says connected, the entire Mi Smart Standing Fan range can connect to Wi-Fi to be controlled via the Xiaomi Home app or Google Assistant. “OK Google turn on the fan” it is a reality in Xiaomi, although much more options are offered in the Xiaomi Home app.
The reference in the Xiaomi home is the Mi Smart Standing Fan 2, proposed at 99 euros on the Mi Store (but often out of stock) ea 75 euros on Amazon. Since we couldn’t find one, we tested the more compact version, the Mi Smart Standing Fan 2 Lite (around 70 euros on Amazon). The quality of the design is there (despite a slightly small foot, it will probably have to be placed on a chair) and the ventilation is very pleasant, while being quiet. Xiaomi once again proves that it knows how to do it in terms of value for money. The application Xiaomi house it works very well and allows you to control your fan from your smartphone.
- Nice all white design
- Application to control it remotely
Quiet and powerful: the Rowenta Turbo Silence Extreme +
So yeah, on paper, the Rowenta fan isn’t the sexiest. Her design is that of a lambda fan. He is piloted using an “old fashioned” wheel and, on the connectivity side, there is nothing. No Wi-Fi module or Bluetooth module on this model, it’s a fan that couldn’t be more classic.
However, the Rowenta Turbo Silence Extreme + is by far the one that does its job best. His breath is extremely powerful without making you want to cough, his foot can easily be readjusted to make him gain height and, to top it off, his night mode is great. It hardly makes any noise, it’s incredible. Its propellers then spin slowly, which provides a delicate feeling of freshness without overdoing it. He is by far our favorite fan, especially since his price of 159 euros is rarely applied in reality. It is found at 99 euros on Amazon, which makes it a fan with great value for money. Especially given the performance of him.
- The most powerful of our three fans
- Really quiet silent mode
- One adjustable foot
- (But not connected and not very interesting design)
The too high end: Dyson cold formaldehyde purifier
Should we introduce Dyson? You probably know the brand for the design of its products. The Cool Formaldehyde Purifier is no exception to the rule. Forget the propellers, you can pass your hand through this fan while it is running, without any risk. It is undeniably a beautiful product that you want to put in your living room or bedroom, which is not the case with other fans.
The Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde is not sold as a fan, but as an air purifier. It filters out a lot of things, making it a product in a different category than the previous two references in this article. Everything can be consulted from an extremely complete application, which provides precise information on the outside air and that of your room.
However, at € 699, it is primarily a design product. Its ventilation is nothing great, you have to place it high to really feel the fresh air, and best of all, the modes that really cool the room make a lot of noise.
- An ultra futuristic design
- Purify the air
- A complete app
- (low ventilation)
The little-known nice surprise: Ohyama’s Woozoo
Coming from a little-known brand, the Woozoo fan proves to be extraordinarily efficient in use, rivaling well-known brands and models. First of all because its ventilation is formidable: the agitated air is pleasant, the range is far away (you can hear it from the other side of the room), and it can be oriented in many possible configurations, 180 degrees vertically and horizontally, thanks to its round shape that moves like a telescope.
Another advantage: the “natural breeze” mode. This feature reduces the power, but automatically varies the power of the fan – the result feels like a nice, cool, strong breeze. This mode offers competitive silence, which makes ventilation very discreet and makes it easier to fall asleep.
The fan can be completely remotely controlled, without getting up from the sofa once, thanks to a small remote control with on / off buttons; for each power supply mode; to activate the breeze; manage rotations; and also to activate a timer (three timer modes: 1 hour, 2 hours or 4 hours, useful for saving energy).
Small (21 x 29 cm), and rather cute, it fits easily in the living room, on a desk, in the bedroom, with taste. In short, it is a very nice surprise for an affordable price ranging from 68 to 80 euros depending on the color or the seller.
- A cute design
- A complete remote control
- A pleasant and very quiet “natural” breeze mode
- 4 highly efficient speed modes
- A timer
- Vertical and horizontal rotation can be combined
- Low price for a quality that defies or even surpasses much more expensive fans
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