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This 2-in-1 purifier technology from Dyson might help

By Kaye Estoista-Koo


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “air quality in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor air pollution fails to meet WHO guidelines for safe levels, putting people at additional risk of respiratory disease and other health problems.”

BREATH IN, BREATH OUT. Introducing a fan that cleans the air you breathe

BREATH IN, BREATH OUT. Introducing a fan that cleans the air you breathe

As if the study from the World Health Organization isn’t alarming enough, the U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency or EPA has found that “air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities, thus the risk to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

With the average individual spending most of their time indoors, Dyson Communications head Bobby Yan says that indoor air quality is something to be worried and concerned about.

With such concerns in mind, Dyson recently launched the new Dyson Pure Cool Link.  Bobby explains, “This is our bestselling model, before this, we didn’t have a purifier, just the fan. So the first bladeless fan in the whole world is the Dyson, you can put your hand in, it’s safe, even if you have kids or pets in the house. And like any other fan, it tilts, it will oscillate, it has a remote and you’ll never lose the remote because it’s magnetized. So now we get our best-selling fan and made it into a purifier, so now it’s a two-in-one, it’s very practical, the only one out there so far.”

The Dyson engineers have created a machine unlike others that are according to Bobby “a purifier and heater in one, but never a purifier and electric fan in one, and the way the air blows out you is cooler.”

Founder James Dyson, according to Bobby, believes that while it is polluted outside of our homes, the air inside can be far worse. He adds, “Dyson engineers focused on developing a purifier that automatically removes ultra-fine allergens, odors, and pollutants from the indoor air, feeding real time air quality data back to you.”

And while their competitors have filters that can target up to 0.3 microns, the Cool Link purifier fan automatically removes 99.95 percent of indoor allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 microns from the air. Because of our filter, unlike others, we can get up to 0.1 microns, our human eye can only see as small as 40 microns, all these pollen, dustmites are below 40 microns.

Bobby Yan introduces Dyson's best

Bobby Yan introduces Dyson’s best

All other competitors, it is only for 0.3 microns. So far this is the best.”

The pollutants targeted by the purifier include gases from cooking, central heating, mould, pet hair, pollen, and allergens.

Bobby also explained that the Cool Link has “a timer up to nine hours, it’s a high-tech but easy to use. And anybody can take or change the filter. Some purifiers when you clean the filter, you have to unscrew. This one, it’s dummy-proof, just turn the body, even while it’s running or on. And even yaya can do it.”

Bobby also excitedly adds that, for the first-time ever, you can control your machine using a phone or iPad as long as you have Wi-Fi. It will monitor and tell you at what hour of the day air quality is at its lowest. Now, you know exactly how clean or dirty the air is in your house, you know exactly what is going on inside your house. The clincher is you can operate using your Android or iPhone without the remote, as long as you have Wi-Fi.

He jokes, “Whether you’re in Hong Kong shopping, or in Japan vacationing, or even in Los Angeles, you can turn it on and scare people.”

He explains that you can have whoever is in your house change the location of the fan as soon as you have the data that says air quality is good where you placed it. “No other purifier can ever tell you, you just turn it on and hope it does what it does.

Now, you know when it does and you can chart it. At lunch, for example when there is a lot of cooking, you set it for 6 a.m. and leave it on.”

Sensors inside the machine detect changes in conditions, before automatically adjusting airflow to maintain target air quality as it projects cleaner, purified air into the room quietly and evenly.

By keeping a history of air quality, users can oversee peak pollution times in their quest for good air quality. The Cool Link is available in desk fan or tower fan versions. If you use the fan for 24 hours a day, you would need to change the filter every six months, if you use it only 12 hours a day, you only need to do once a year.

The tower version is engineered for floor use to purify air across spaces. The desk version is suitable for desks and worktops, engineered for smaller rooms, with tilt function for targeted purified airflow.

For those who worry about noisy fans, Bobby showed just how quiet the Cool Link can be. It’s been given the Quiet Mark accreditation by the Noise Abatement Society and given an accreditation by the Allergy Standards Limited to certify that it’s asthma and allergy friendly.

At night, the Cool Link has an automatic night mode, as it continues to monitor and respond to air quality but doing so on the quietest setting, dimming even the LED display for minimal disturbance.

Aside from the Cool Link, Bobby also showed the new Dyson V8 or Fluffy, an upgrade from theDyson V6.

This cordfree vacuum packs a lot of power in a small package, with its own Dyson-engineered motor, “a small motor that is 10 times faster than the engine of a plane, more powerful than the engine of a sports car.” Because of this, the vacuum can generate powerful suction, transforming from a stick version to something you can hold in your hand, as shown by Bobby. Because of its handy size, the Fluffy can be used “around the kitchen, hard to reach spots, cars, as it sucks up both fine dust and large debris. And removes allergens, too!”

Both the versions of Cool Link are available at Rustan’s Department Store.