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Big Ass Fans Unveils iOS Compatible 'Haiku' Smart Ceiling Fan

Big Ass Fans has unveiled the new 'Haiku' ceiling fan with 'SenseME' technology, which is billed as the world's first smart ceiling fan and features an on-board computer that utilizes a companion app on iOS devices. The ceiling fan is composed of a durable bamboo material and boasts an array of sensors that automate a number of tasks, such as adjusting fan speed and powering the fan on and off. The fan also learns a user's preferences based on weather conditions and a person's tendencies in a room.

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SenseME monitors a room's occupancy and local temperature conditions, adjusting Haiku’s speed when conditions change so the space is always pleasant. If you make changes to the speed, SenseME remembers and makes more personalized speed adjustments in the future; after all, comfort is personal. Haiku with SenseME turns any room into a comfortable, energy-efficient Micro Environment.
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The Haiku's companion app provides the user with additional functionalities, including the ability to set schedules for the fan and select from a number of different control modes. The app allows users to group fans, and can also work without a home Wi-Fi network, utilizing the LAN provided by the fan's onboard Wi-Fi radio. iOS 7 devices compatible with the Haiku's companion app include the 5th generation iPod Touch, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, and iPads running iOS 7.

The Haiku with SenseME could also be a prime candidate for certification under Apple's new HomeKit initiative, which allows home automation devices and their apps to work with Apple's apps using a single, secure protocol. While Big Ass Fans and the Haiku are not currently listed under Apple's partners for the program, it is likely that this will change if the product becomes popular.

The Haiku with SenseME can be pre-ordered in fan diameters of 52'' and 60'' at a starting price of $1,045 with the first units being shipped in 8-12 weeks. Users may also choose to include a smart LED light on the fan for $95.

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Posted: 11 weeks ago
Smart fan $1000
Dumb fan around $30 (http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-ukpfmm1611-16-metal-pedestal-cooling-fan/426-3446.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=426-3446)

I think dumb fan wins this round of home automation vs price
Rating: 20 Votes
Posted: 11 weeks ago
Big Ass Price Tag.
Rating: 18 Votes
Posted: 11 weeks ago

[url=http://cdn.macrumors.com/im/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif] (http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/05/big-ass-fans-haiku-smart-fan-ios/)[/url]The Haiku with SenseME can be pre-ordered (https://www.bigassfans.com/senseme/preorder/) in fan diameters of 52'' and 60'' at a starting price of $1,045 with the first units being shipped in 8-12 weeks. Users may also choose to include a smart LED light on the fan for $95.


Article Link: Big Ass Fans Unveils iOS Compatible 'Haiku' Smart Ceiling Fan (http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/05/big-ass-fans-haiku-smart-fan-ios/)


I notice Haiku has adopted Apple's pricing strategy. ;)
Rating: 17 Votes
Posted: 11 weeks ago
They seriously need to start the articles with the cost of these outrageously priced items. Then I don't need to waste my time ooh-ing and ahh-ing at this stuff
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 11 weeks ago
That fan looks cool! Get it?
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 11 weeks ago

I notice Haiku has adopted Apple's pricing strategy. ;)


Seriously though. And also, what the **** kind of $1k fan doesn't already come with a lighting kit?
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 11 weeks ago
Does this fan make my ass look big?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 11 weeks ago
This fan only has one competitor on the market, the Emerson Metro Eco, and it outperforms it on every level, at twice the price. I have been drooling over it for several months, trying to part with the money.

Performance wise, its lowest speed runs at 3W, and maximum speed at 30W IIRC, and has better CFM/W than anything in its class. The LED has 16 dimming levels, and at maximum was only 18W.

To compare, right now our $30 8" box fan moves 10% of the air and uses twice the power. If you are trying to run off grid or be net-zero this fan can't be beat.

Now the iphone integration is useless for me; I would rather have insteon integration to tie logical scenes in with other equipment, but complaining about the price is missing the point.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 11 weeks ago

I suspect most people shocked by the $1k price of this fan have never had to buy an actual Big Ass Fan.


You're correct. I've never had to buy a Big Ass Fan. Because their prices have always been ridiculously high, IMO.

It's one thing when I pay more for a thermostat that does so much more, and makes my life more convenient, and saves me money in the long run. Or pay for internet connected LED lights that provide a much better environment in my home, use less energy, and last for over twenty years. Or pay for an internet connected sprinkler control that allows me to turn on my sprinklers from the sofa or from around the world, and that uses local weather data to modify my sprinkler schedule.

But ceiling fan technology has been pretty mature for a long time. I have been able to remote control my ceiling fan for decades. I can even remote control my existing ceiling fans using WeMo for $50.

Big Ass Fans might be really, really nice products. But I will likely never know for sure, because I believe they just don't bring enough value to justify their cost. That was true before they had an iOS compatible model.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 11 weeks ago

My wife was in the market for a bedroom fan, and the cheapest she found that suited her taste was $800. So, this is not much more expensive. I don't know where you found a ceiling fan for $30. Perhaps in Wal-Mart? Well, if you shop in Wal-Mart, what are you doing posting in a Mac forum? Most people who own Macs despise cheap crap like $30 ceiling fans made in China. When it disintegrates and cuts your ear off, you will regret preferring it to quality products.


Really?

It was a bit a joke to be honest. If you clicked on the the link you'd have found that it is was a stand up fan.

If you want some other options to dismiss because of price, take a look at the B&Q website (uk) http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/lighting/indoor-lighting/ceiling_fans?tmcampid=29&tmad=c&ecamp=Sea266164700521666631578&ef_id=UycjJQAAAY6eO-a6:20140606083314:s&noCookies=false

As for cheap chinese crap, all electical products sold in Europe have to be certified (CE Mark) and fit for purpose. I doubt any of these will disintegrate unless installed incorrectly.

As for the 'Well, if you shop in Wal-Mart, what are you doing posting in a Mac forum?' - I don't shop in Walmart, as they don't exist in that format in the UK - they did buy ASDA which is similar to their US stores, but I tend not to shop there either - not because of the price - mainly because its too far and we've got a Tesco, Aldi and Lidl closer.

Choice is good, if you choose to dismiss a retailer because of your status/class then you're not the sort of person I would want to deal or work with.
Rating: 2 Votes

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