Ceiling fans don’t really have all that much to them, and they don’t really require a whole lot of extensive knowledge before someone can figure out how to use it. All it really takes is flipping on a switch and maybe yanking on a chain. (You might even have to yank on 2 chains). That’s it – it’s not rocket science. Everyone of all ages has figured out how to use them for years with mostly no problem (with maybe the exception of a broken chain from time to time) whatsoever. So at first glance, it seems a bit odd that a company would create a “smart” ceiling fan. If you’re anything like me, you read that and ask yourself, “What is there about a ceiling fan that’s smart?”
Apparently there can be quite a bit about a ceiling fan that’s smart, especially if it’s the Haiku fan created by Big Ass Fans. It’s a bit of a weird company name if you ask me, but if their fan is truly smart I guess that’s all that matters in the long run.
So, what makes the Haiku fan a “smart” fan? Well, for starters, there are no chains at all on the unit. There are no chains because the fan can automatically tell whenever you walk into or leave a room. If it detects you walking in the room it will turn itself on, and, when you leave it will switch itself off. That’s a neat trick! You can even use an app with your smartphone to set timers for the fan to turn on and off, but with it doing it automatically, one has to wonder if it’d even be worth all of the programming work. I’d just let it do it by itself.
The only bad thing about this fan is its price. It’ll cost you around $1,045 when it graces shelves this summer.
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