If you’re looking for smart air purifier that you can control with your phone, the first generation Mi Air Purifier is now going for only RM399. When it was first announced in 2014, this connected appliance was priced at 899CNY in China which is about RM506 at that time.
The original Mi Air Purifier comes with dual-fans that’s capable of pushing 10,000 litres of purified air per minute with its 9 double blade design. Cleaning the air is a 3-layer HEPA filter which claims to remove 99.99% of PM2.5 particles. It has a CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of 406 m3/h with an effective coverage of 48 m2.
Using the Mi Home app, you can adjust the fan speed, set the timer and monitor the air quality in the room. The purifier itself comes with a single power button at the top which you can toggle between auto, silent and full speed.
If you’re interested, the Mi Air Purifier at RM399 is available via DirectD and it comes with a 3-month in-house warranty. They are selling the replacement air filter at RM199 but you could probably find it cheaper from other retailers.
Looking for something newer? The more power efficient and smaller Mi Air Purifier 2 (grey import) is now selling at about RM560. The official Mi Premium Reseller Store in Penang was selling it for RM529 during its opening but unfortunately it isn’t available on their official online store. There’s also a more advanced Mi Air Purifier Pro that can cover a room of 60 m2 but the grey import unit is going for more than RM1,200 in Malaysia.