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Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 Price Cut in India as Delhi Chokes on Toxic Smog

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Xiaomi has announced a price cut on its Mi Air Purifier 2, just when the nation is in an uproar about air pollution levels in the national capital. Xiaomi confirmed the price cut in a tweet. With the permanent price cut, the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 will now retail at Rs. 8,999, down from the launch price of Rs. 9,999.

The capital saw a thick blanket of smog on Tuesday which worsened on Wednesday. Several people have been complaining about burning sensation in the eye, coughing, dryness in throat, irritation in nose and itchy skin which are mostly by-product of the pollution. The city also saw schools being shut till Sunday because of pollution.

Running through the features of the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2, it comes with a triple layer filter which needs to be replaced every 6 months approximately. The triple layer filter is fitted in a cylindrical shape for 360-degree filtering, and features a PET pre-filter, an EPA filter, and an activated carbon filter. The Mi Air Purifier 2 can be controlled via the Mi Home app, which is available for both Android and iOS. Apart from remote access to the Wi-Fi connected air purifier, the app lets users also share control with other users – such as family members.

The air purifier comes with three modes of operation – auto, night (sleep), and manual. The Mi Home app also provides real time air quality monitoring for the home, and includes statistics like humidity and temperature, apart from regulating fan speed. Users can also set timer schedules for the Mi Air Purifier 2 via the app. The app also provides reminders to change the filter. It has a clean air deliver rate (CADR) of 310 cubic metres an hour, and supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. The company is touting the quietness of the air purifier as well, with the device producing 30dB of noise in night mode.