Power: 1600W (230V) / 1400W (120V)
Air speed: 22,291 m/s
Air volume: 13 L
Temperature: Cool (room temperature), Warm (50°C), Hot (80°C)
Negative Ions: Yes
Volume: 59 dB
Cable length: 1,8 m
Size: 277 70 x x 89 mm
Weight: 407 g
1x Laifen Swift
1x magnetic attachment
Test: Laifen Swift
Today we get lost in the beauty industry, because normally you wouldn't find a review of a hair dryer from us. True to the motto "Beauty meets Tech", we couldn't say no to this product, because the Laifen Swift hair dryer sees itself as a premium hair dryer with lots of technical bells and whistles.
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But another background also aroused our interest. The visual similarity to Dyson's Supersonic hair dryer is unmistakable.
Laifen Swift: Design
The construction and design of the Laifen Swift show a clear similarity to the Dyson Supersonic. In both models, the motor is placed in the handle, which allows for a more compact design. However, with a size of 277 x 70 x 89 mm and a weight of 407 g, the Laifen Swift is a bit more compact and lighter. However, the "peephole" known from Dyson is missing. Instead, the Laifen Swift's head is closed at the back.
This is where the Laifen Swift has an LED ring light that shows the current temperature level in blue, yellow, and red. The temperature level is changed using a button on the handle. Directly above it is the power button, which also controls the speed. Finally, at the end of the handle is the air intake and filter, which is protected by a cover and can be easily cleaned with a brush.
The power cable is 1,8 m long and can be rolled up without tangling. The attachments of the Laifen Swift connect magnetically to the hair dryer head. The magnet is strong so you don't have to worry about the attachment detaching while blow drying. Unfortunately, only one attachment is included in the standard version. Two additional attachments (smoothing and diffuser) are available for the equivalent of 20 euros each from the Laifen online shop.
Laifen Swift: Features
The features of the Laifen Swift are manageable. There are a total of 3 temperature levels that can be changed using a button on the handle. Level 1 dries your hair at room temperature. At level 2, a temperature of 50 °C is reached and at level 3, the temperature is increased up to 80 °C. If you hold the button for 2 seconds, the Laifen Swift switches to a sequential mode in which step 1 and step 3 alternate.
Heat protection technology is designed to prevent damage to the hair and scalp. Negative ions are used to tame flying hair. The power or speed can be adjusted in 2 stages. The Dyson Supersonic goes one step further at this point and can be regulated in 4 levels in terms of both temperature and air flow.
The performance characteristics of the engine are very similar in both models. Both the Dyson and the Laifen Swift reach 110.000 rpm at 1600 watts of power. This corresponds to an air flow of 13 liters / second. Laifen specifies the resulting noise level as 59 dB. The volume of the Dyson is given as 77 dB on the data sheet.
Laifen Swift: Let's Föhn
But how does the Laifen Swift fare in everyday life? First to the handling. The hair dryer strikes a good balance between size and weight, so that it is comfortable to hold and not too heavy in the long run. The button and switch are easily accessible while drying your hair and the illuminated LED ring shows you directly which temperature level is currently active. The change between the temperature levels is direct. Switching from a cool room temperature to the highest level is possible without delay with the Laifen Swift.
At the highest level, the hair dryer gets really hot and if you stay in the same place for too long, it quickly becomes uncomfortable. Smart heat protection technology is out of the question here. It remains questionable what Laifen means by this. At least the case stays pleasantly cool throughout the blow-dry. Laifen Swift's hair dries in a pleasantly short time. The air flow generated is noticeably stronger and more targeted than cheaper models.
In terms of noise, the Dyson Supersonic and the Laifen Swift are very similar. A higher-frequency noise is generated, which is therefore quieter and is not too uncomfortable in the ears in the long run. The volume is subjectively the same for both models, despite different information on the data sheet.