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Jimmy JF41 smartfan: let’s take a look

Jimmy JF41 smartfan: let’s take a look

If you’ve been struggling with the heat of late here in South African and you’ve been looking for a way to cool down, the Jimmy JF41 360-degree oscillation smartfan could be the perfect solution for you.

Let’s not beat around the bush here – this is simply a standing fan we’re talking about – but if you’re in the market for something like this… here’s what you might want to know.

Fans practically stand tall in a lot of homes in South Africa. This one was easy to assemble. Straight out of the box, everything just clicked, clicked, clicked into place while one screw at the base of the fan just helped keep JF41 sturdy.

Simply put, the Jimmy JF41 smartfan offers the convenience of a fan with the added bonus of a range of “smart”/semi-smart features.

This user-friendly fan is designed to offer a pleasant cooling experience and excellent air circulation throughout your space. Designed with a slim and stylish body, the Jimmy JF41 does have a variety of settings to offer your space.

You may experience more air flow with the Jimmy JF41 – up to a distance of 15 meters in fact, and with its spinning neck, airflow will be able to reach every corner of a room.

According to Jimmy, a room’s air can be effectively circulated, temperature differences can be adjusted, and you will feel a more even temperature throughout the space thanks to the patented 360° rotating fan head design.

It’s also equipped with a range of modern features that make it easy to control the air flow in your space.


The Jimmy JF41 offers numerous speed modes that you can adjust to suit your needs. For various scenarios and room sizes, the natural and steady wind modes work.

The fan’s powerful motor is capable of delivering a maximum airflow of up to 500 cubic feet per minute. This is ideal for cooling down large rooms, as it can circulate air quickly and effectively.

In addition the Jimmy JF41 smartfan also features a built-in air flow control system that allows you to adjust the speed of the fan. This means you can tailor the fan’s speed to your needs, from low to high, depending on how much air circulation you require. These are natural and constant wind modes.

The natural wind mode is a quiet and gentle mode – it’s more for those of us sensitive to drafts and wind etc. Constant Wind is the setting you’ll use for when you need a more breezy breeze.

The Jimmy JF41 smartfan also includes a “sleep mode” feature that automatically shuts off the fan after a certain amount of time. This is a great feature for when you want to enjoy the fan’s cooling benefits without running the fan the whole night through. You can also use the timer function to set the fan to turn off after a certain amount of time.

From adjustable speed settings to a sleep mode and timer function, this fan will make the heat more bearable.


In addition to its user-friendly features, the Jimmy JF41 smartfan is also designed with safety in mind. The blades have a protective coating to make sure that they don’t cause any injury should they come into contact with someone’s skin. Additionally, the fan also comes with a built-in overheat protection system that helps protect the motor from any damage due to excessive heat.

The remote

The Jimmy JF41 includes a remote control. This allows you to change between settings from where you are without having to get up. All your settings are on this little remote. What I did love though is that the remote is not your average rectangle but a round biscuit-like disc – it just feels like a conscious decision to keep the round design  – it’s all continued in this little detail.

The app

The Jimmy smartlife app helps you control your fan settings: wind speed, swing angle, timing, mode, etc. I found this quite useful when I couldn’t find that remote that I’d misplaced but you could also choose to put the remote away and just use the app.


You need to be plugged into power for the Jimmy JF41 to work… there’s no battery back-up. So basically, if your house powers down or even off for loadshedding, then so will your fan.

All in all…

…the Jimmy JF41 smartfan is an ideal choice for those who need an efficient and reliable way to cool their space. With its user-friendly features, manageable size, powerful motor and safety features, the Jimmy JF41 smartfan is sure to make your life easier.


At the time of publishing this, the Jimmy JF41 was available for R 1,999 from

Just a quick mention

The seven piece seagull wing shape fan design, creates a stable spiral airflow as comfortable as natural wind

It has a 15m long effective blowing distance

The 360°rotating design

The brushless digital motor limits noise

The lightweight design makes it easy to carry to different room



Clare Petra Matthes

Hi, I'm Clare and I am a freelance writer and Tech journalist as well as the owner and founder of where I review tech devices and also cover emerging technology news. Outside of I write for a number of publications and have regular tech slots on chaiFM radio station and eNCA's Tech Matters national breakfast TV news show.

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