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Fans-on with the Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier fan

By Alvin Soon - 15 Apr 2016

Fans-on with the Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier fan

So look, the Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier fans are those blade-less fans you’ve seen for years. They’re also air purifiers, so that makes them two-in-ones. And they can also be linked through the Internets to your smartphone, which explains the ‘Link’ in the name.

The number one thing to know about them is that unlike having an air purifier plus fan in your room, having the two of them in one machine helps save space. The fact that you can control and monitor your Dyson fans through the Dyson Link App makes them easier to control and monitor, not only do the apps work as remotes, they also show you air quality in and out of the house (the out of the house data is supplied by a third party, not from the fan), and tell you when you need to change the HEPA filter.

A built-in sensor monitors air pollutant levels in the vicinity.

Telling you how good (or poor) you have it in real-time.

You might not need the remote now that you have the app, but don’t worry about losing it - it cleverly attaches to the top of the fan with magnets.

That HEPA filter is important — as it’s the number one thing you need to look for when buying an air purifier (here are the four other things you need to look for). HEPA filters capture 99.5% of the ultra-fine bad stuff in the air, including the very bad 0.3 micron particles that can get into your lungs and lodge there.

One cool (hur hur) about the Dyson Pure Cool Link fans is how easy the HEPA filters are to change. Just unlock the fan, take out the cylindrical outer shell, and swap out the round filter. Three easy steps. The fan itself is surprisingly light, I had no problems lifting it up with one hand.

Changing the filter is easy. Just unlock the fan.

Take out the outer shell.

And swap out the cylindrical HEPA filter.

Another cool thing about the fan is how you can set it to Auto mode, and it’ll start itself up and start cleaning the air if it detects pollutants in the room.

Now, you will need to think about one thing — air purifiers need to work in an enclosed room. If you leave the windows open, no air purifier will have a chance with all the air that comes in and out. So, do you want to be in a hot Singapore room with all the windows and doors closed, using only a fan to cool yourself down? Probably not. My guess is people will use this in concert with an air-conditioner.

There are two versions of the Dyson Pure Cool Link Purifier Fan. The bigger fan will be available from end-April for S$1,099. The smaller desktop purifier will be available from end-May at S$699.

Comes in pure white.

Also comes in cool blue. But it does not come in black, Bruce.

The smaller desktop Dyson Pure Cool Link will also come in white and blue.

That’s some cool coin for these fans. Still, if you want to spring big money for an air purifier, you can’t do prettier than these Dysons, and it’s nice to have an air purifier that also doubles as a fan to help circulate the air, instead of blowing the air continuously in a single direction like a standard air purifier.

Stay (pure) cool.

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