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Aug 05. 2016
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By Paisal Chuenprasaeng

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Dyson's new 'Pure Cool' air purifier offers innovative solution to help beat the heat and clean the air
DYSON MIGHT not be a familiar name yet in Thailand, but the brand is well known across Europe and North America for its innovative designs and high-quality products.
The company’s Pure Cool Link air purifier fan is another example of its efforts to break from traditional designs and come up with a high-efficiency, hi-tech product.
It has a built in WiFi connection that uses a mobile app to monitor air quality in the room where the unit is placed, even when there is no one home.
You can use the app remotely to direct the fan to eliminate allergens and pollutants as small as one-tenth of a micron, or you can use the app to schedule the air purifier to clean the air at pre-determined times.
The double-duty unit does away with the need to buy a separate fan with conventional blades and grilles. The air is directed from its base through an oval-shaped frame to push ventilation in the required direction.
The company offers a tower version and desk model of its Pure Cool Link air purifier fan. The tower is designed to be positioned on the floor to project purified air across open spaces, while the desk version is suitable for desks and worktops to help clear the air in smaller rooms, with a tilt function to target purified air.
A test-run of the tower version proved that its airflow is strong and cool, the app was easy to use and installation was not difficult.
Dyson is set to become a more popular product in Thailand, not just as manufacturer of sleek, cord-free and bag-free vacuum cleaners that are known for their powerful cyclone suction technology. Its highlight technology also includes Dyson digital motors, tiny motors that use digital pulse technology, spinning at up to 104,000 times a minute.
James Dyson, the founder of the company, invented the world’s first bag-less vacuum cleaner in 1983, five years after he became frustrated with the diminishing performance of the well-known brand of vacuum cleaner he owned. He made more than 5,000 prototypes before he arrived at the right design for the bag-less vacuum cleaner.
Now his firm has more than 2,000 engineers worldwide who have taken their knowledge from the powerful cyclone vacuum cleaner development to make the purifier fans. In other words, Dyson engineers have combined their expertise in fluid dynamics and filtration systems with software to create the Dyson Pure Cool Link.
Air with allergens and pollutants is drawn into the base unit and are filtered with a high efficiency particulate arrest system that Dyson says removes 99.95 per cent of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 micron.
The purifier also uses a layer of activated carbon granules to capture odour and potentially harmful toxins such as paint fumes.
When it is set on automatic mode, the unit will automatically monitor the air quality in a room and clean the air of pollutants. It will then send a report to the Dyson app.
The unit is packed in two pieces – the tower and the base. The tower is simply inserted onto the base unit and the hardware set-up is complete. A remote control to set the strength level of airflow and mode selection is included.
To set up the purifier for WiFi connection to your home router, you need to download the Dyson Link app, which is available on iOS and Android. The app requires the user to register for an account with Dyson that uses cloud storage to link the app to the purifier. The app will prompt you to add the purifier and add the WiFi router’s password. 
To connect to the unit for the first time, you need to use the SSID and password of the WiFi unit that is printed in the manual. After the set-up is complete, the unit will display the WiFi symbol in solid white.
The purifier also has an LED alert display system. If the “A” is solid white its mean the air quality needs to be cleaned and if it is solid green it means the clean air quality target has been met.
The app will record daily air quality as good, fair or poor. It also displays the total purifying time as well as temperature range and average humidity in the room. 
The app also displays the number of hours left before you need to order and change the non-washable filter. Dyson says the filter needs to be replaced every 12 months based on 12-hour usage a day. The air-quality history of the app allows you to oversee peak pollution times, for example during pollen season or when cleaning or cooking.
The purifiers also come with a nighttime automatic mode that allows it to continue monitoring and respond to air quality overnight, only using the quietest settings. 
The tower unit has a suggested retail price of Bt31,900 while the desktop version sells for Bt25,900. They are accredited with the “Quiet Mark” by the Noise Abatement Society and are certified asthma and allergy friendly by Allergy Standards Limited.
 
 
>> Total height: 1,018mm
>> Weight: 3.7kg
>> Cord length: 1.8m
>> Airflow at max setting: |41.4 L/S
>> Amp diameter: 190mm
>> Base diameter with plate: 196mm
 

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