Wynd may sound a bit like an Amazon Echo, but he is trying to be the best new air purifier on the market – wearable.
In this case, the design gives you a lot of clues as to how the Wynd works. He takes the air in the holes around the base, and pushes it up again. There is a mini-stand that allows you to set the purifier on a desk and angle, but the designers are quick to point out that you can fit it into a car cup holder, a baby seat, and to just about any other place you want to take it. Apparently, the battery can last fully 8 hours before you have to charge it, which means you can really take it all day.
But an air purifier is as good as the filter it uses to purify the air, right? The Wynd uses a 0.3 micron filter, about the equivalent of a HEPA filter (although Wynd does not claim to be a HEPA device). This is enough to filter out different types of smoke (only a few of tobacco smoke, however), dander, mold spores, most types of pollen, bacteria, most dust mite waste, and and so on.
That’s good enough for a small purifier: plus, Wynd says he can move more than 8 liters of pure air per second, which is very impressive. The replacement filters will be $ 7 each.
It’s not all about Wynd, either – the device also comes with tracking, a small widget that you set near the purifier (it can also be stored in a slot under the purifier). It will measure the purity of the air by the level of particles in the air, and send the information to your phone so you can check. Switch to automatic mode, and Wynd automatically adjusts according to the particular concentration – we are not sure what that means, but it seems to increase the airflow.
Does the Wynd actually improve the air you breathe? What is the radius? The tests conducted by the Research Triangle Institute on a 8 by 10 foot piece showed a dramatic decrease in air particles, which is good – however, one wonders what the effect would be in a larger space or outside, where there is a lot of air in motion. Still, Wynd has all the signs of a product that will sell well in the overpolluted cities of the world.
You can get the complete kit for $ 130 .