When at IFA2022 JIMMY presented its new lineup of devices, it confirmed how much the company strategy is to differentiate the offer for users, aiming not only in the production of products such as the excellent JIMMY HW10 Pro (here the review) which, in fact, is the most powerful cyclonic vacuum cleaner on the market, but producing a whole series of smart devices for personal care and, soon, for use in the kitchen.
A striking example of this strategy are, for example, the JIMMY T6 electric toothbrush (here the review) and the JIMMY F2 ultrasonic hair dryer (here the review), two products that we tried about a year ago and that stood out for their excellent value for money.
Well, the company tries again and after having previewed it during the Berlin technology fair, it is ready to introduce the JIMMY F8, the natural evolution of its nano-ion hair dryer, with here the brand has made a huge leap forward from a technological point of view: it is compact, it is highly efficient, it uses an ultrasonic motor and moisturizes the hair but, above all, it controls 1000 times per second the temperature in order to avoid damage to the hair.
JIMMY F8 review: technological, powerful, safe and high efficiency nano-ion hair dryer
Design and materials
From a stylistic point of view, the design of the JIMMY F8 it does not stray far from that of the cheaper version of the brand. The whole body of the ultrasonic hair dryer is hollow, the digital motor and the turbo fan are positioned in the center of the structure, and it is clear as soon as you hold it that the brand wanted to continue on the path of compact hair dryers, comfortable and light to use and without doubt poco bulky to take on the go.
The differences with the JIMMY F2, however, are there, and they are quite important. First on the back of the device JIMMY F8 integrates a touch display with which not only can all the operating parameters be controlled, but the relative drying mode can be changed, the temperature, the air delivery speed can be controlled, and a particular "eco" mode can be activated thanks to the which will significantly reduce consumption.
The positioning of the fan for air intake also changes, which is no longer positioned at the rear, but which in the JIMMY F8 we find in the lower part of the handle, almost close to the connection base of the power cable: it is clear that this is a forced positioning due to the need to make room for the display, which however has made this new model lose the possibility of folding the handle. Poco bad though, because in terms of size, weight and comfort, the brand has done a great job with its nano-ion hair dryer.
All the accessories can be connected at the front, and here too there is something new. They connect to them through a magnetic system, very comfortable and solid, and two come out in the package: there is a 2-in-1 nozzle that allows the regulation of the air flow, and a diffuser to dry curly hair. On the handle there is a single power button: to control all the other operating parameters, the touch display must be used.
What left me slightly puzzled is the length of the power cord - it's long poco more than one meter and actually could make the hair dry poco easy, unless you have a wall outlet near a mirror.
Features and drying
The strong points of the JIMMY F8 they begin to perceive from the first use of the product. And these are characteristics that even people like me, who don't give much importance to their hair, would immediately feel. It goes without saying that the JIMMY F8 it has nothing to do with traditional models that use a fan and the heating element, and from the first start you immediately notice the quality of all the integrated electronics: we are at Dyson levels, and the digital engine of the JIMMY F8 it emits a very precise and direct jet of hot air, and it does so instantly when it is activated. The 110.000 rpm engine then rotates so fast that the turbo-fan can guarantee an air jet of 20 m / s, with a reduced maximum noise level which, in our tests, settled at around 65 dB. Not bad.
Basically, thanks to this system, a person with short hair could dry them in poco more than a minute, while those with longer hair will take longer, but the time required will still be less than that of a traditional hairdryer: there are four operating modes, while there are three levels of air speed and temperature levels that can be used.
But it doesn't stop there. In addition to guaranteeing fast and optimized drying, the JIMMY F8 is equipped with an additional "engine" capable of emitting 10 million negatively charged nano-ions every second: in a nutshell, thanks to this technology, the humidity present in the air is ionized and then directed towards the hair, so as to moisturize and dry it at the same time. In a nutshell, thanks to this combination of technologies, hair will be healthier, shinier and stronger.
And as well as the cheaper model, the JIMMY F8 it is equipped with a temperature control system, but decidedly more advanced: it integrates a PID chip with which it controls and regulates the temperature delivered up to 1000 times per second, also based on the distance between the hairdryer and the hair itself. In a nutshell, if you were to use the hairdryer for a prolonged time, this chip would avoid the escape of too hot air that could damage the hair.
Price and considerations
The sale price of JIMMY F8 is 249,00 euros on Amazon but, through the box you find below, you could buy it using a discount coupon of 20 euros. An important figure, it is true, but it is a figure justified by the technology used to produce the device. Ok it is a hairdryer and probably not many people would think to spend double figures for an accessory of this category, but I am convinced that its digital engine, the safety it integrates, and its high efficiency (consumes less than competitor, but guarantees a greater airflow and must be used for less time) will make the eyes shine to all people who are looking for such a model.
In short, even for me who actually do not pay much attention to these things (wrongly), the JIMMY F8 it made me realize how important the qualitative difference also in this particular sector. And now that I have started using it, going back to a traditional hair dryer will feel like going back in time by at least 10 years.
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