Xiaomi Wowstick Precision Mini Handheld Cordless Electric Screwdriver Review
Working on an electronics project or doing an electronics repair job is usually tedious and one of the contributing factors to this is the usual lack of the right tools for the necessary tasks including screwing and unscrewing parts. One approach to solve this problem was the development of electric screwdrivers and quite a lot of them exist in the market with different form factors to ensure the burden of electronics repair, has nothing to do with screws. However, most of these electric screwdrivers lack in the form factor and portability, as they are usually plugged-in (must be used around a socket), bulky and come with designs that don’t really facilitate the screwing action. Those reasons and more was what Xiaomi hoped to change with the development of the Xiaomi WOWStick Dual Power Precision Screwdrivers and especially with the Wowstick 1f+, being one of their latest versions.
Released in May 2018, the Wowstick 1f+ is a rechargeable electric screwdriver which comes in a Slim S2 aluminum alloy housing with an intuitive pen shape design, and a host of screw-bits (52) to ensure its probably the only screw driver you will ever need. It is driven by a flexible circuit design that allows it to run continuously for 8hours using 2 x AAA batteries.
It is equipped with a magnetic end which holds on to screw after they have been loosed, and it comes with a Piano-feel buttons strategically placed on the side, in a way that is easy for your thumb to press it for either screwing or unscrewing operations.
Some of the highlighted features of the screwdriver includes:
- Multitude of different screw-bits/tips (up to 56!)
- Interesting accessories like Magnetic Mini-tray
- Charging via USB
- Familiar Pen form factor
- Integrated Leds
- Idle speed: 200 rpm
- Electric torque: Max 0.15 Nm (1.5 kg)
- Charging Time: 40 min
- Vacuum autonomy: 2h
- Dimensions: 173 x 15.8 x 15.8 mm
- Auto self-locking ratchet wheel orientation
The efficient nature and easy handling of the screwdriver makes it an ideal tool in the repair of delicate electronics gadgets, like mobile phones, but it may not be as much effective for use in heavy duty applications as it’s power is limited.
A quality, high-class, screw driver without a screw-bit is like a drill without a drill-bit. This is where the Wowstick screw-bit by Xiaomi for precision electric screwdrivers comes in. It is a 56 different bits made from S2 steel alloy with strong wear resistance and high hardness. Measuring 18.50 x 6.50 x 2.50 cm (or 7.28 x 2.56 x 0.98 inches) with a packaging weight of 0.2170 kg, the Wowstick 4mm multiple bit screws was designed to meet most daily repair needs from light-duty projects to bigger ones. The screw-bits are shipped with/or without the Wowstick screwdrivers (depending on the order), indicating that they fit to the Wowstick series of screwdrivers. They are also sold separately as they are compatible with other great brands of screwdrivers.
The screw bits come in various point-head types – the Torx, the Phillips, the Square, the Slotted, Y-type, Triangle, the Pentalobe – which make them perfect for fixing watches, phones, laptops, eyeglasses, precision apparatus, pieces of jewelry, as well as other small appliances. These bits have the power to unscrew even the tiniest and toughest screws and because they are particularly long, its quite easy to get them into tight spaces. One beautiful thing about these bits is that they are magnetized so they will help hold the screws. The magnetic quality for the bits is strong so you wouldn’t need to worry about dropping a screw and losing it.
The 56 pieces screw bits packaged in three sets are to be used with a Wowstick battery-powered screwdriver tool. Each set of the screw bits comes in a clear hard case; the screwdriver tool on one side and the different bits on the other side. The screwdriver tool has a simple nice design with overall metal construction and a rocker button for forward and reverses screw directions.
The packaged set of screw bits include:
- Set X0 (comes with the screwdriver)
- Set X1 (purchased separately)
- Set X2 (purchased separately)
- Set X3 (purchased separately)
Set X1 contains 20 different point-type screw bits which include– the Hex: H0.7, H0.9, H1.3, H1.5, H2.0, H2.5,and H3.0, the slotted: SL1.0, SL1.5, SL2.0, SL2.5, SL3.0, SL3.5, SL4.0, the Phillips: PH0000, PH000, PH00, PH0, PH1 and PH2
Set X2 is another set of 20pcs screw bits of various point type including – the Torx: T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T15, T20, the Hex: H4.0, Y-type: Y0.6, Y1, Y2.0, Y2.5, Y3.0 and the Pentalobe: P2, P5 and P6.
Set X3 come with 16pcs screw bits which includes, the Square bits: S0, S1, S2, W: 1.5, Needle bits: 0.8, Triangle bits: 2.0, 2.3, 2.5, 3.0, U-Type: U2.0, U2.6, U3.0 and extended 45mm bits: PH0, PH2, SL2.0, and H2.0.
To install the bits on the tool, just insert the drivers into the rubber end of the tool and you are ready to control it with the forward and reverse button. Without having to use a more powerful cordless or corded drill, there is much ease in screwing and unscrewing the screws and other fasteners.