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Wynd's Halo and Home Purifier get serious about cleaning the air in your home

The Halo and Home Purifier can communicate with each other, via an app, and both monitor and clear the air in your house in real-time
The Halo and Home Purifier can communicate with each other, via an app, and both monitor and clear the air in your house in real-time
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The Home Purifier is not a small device
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The Home Purifier is not a small device
The Halo and Home Purifier can communicate with each other, via an app, and both monitor and clear the air in your house in real-time
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The Halo and Home Purifier can communicate with each other, via an app, and both monitor and clear the air in your house in real-time
Each device can function individually so you don't need to buy both necessarily 
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Each device can function individually so you don't need to buy both necessarily 
The novel Air ID system can differentiate and identify different particles in the air
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The novel Air ID system can differentiate and identify different particles in the air
The Halo pairs with an app from Wynd
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The Halo pairs with an app from Wynd
Halo also works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Nest devices
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Halo also works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Nest devices
The Home Purifier reportedly takes about 30 minutes to clean a 1,200 sq ft space
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The Home Purifier reportedly takes about 30 minutes to clean a 1,200 sq ft space
The Halo contains 10 individual environmental sensors
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The Halo contains 10 individual environmental sensors
Halo will display any pollutants as it senses them
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Halo will display any pollutants as it senses them
The Home Purifier can be automated to constantly turn on and off depending on what the Halo senses
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The Home Purifier can be automated to constantly turn on and off depending on what the Halo senses
The two products are currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter and are slated for delivery in May 2019
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The two products are currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter and are slated for delivery in May 2019

If you're an allergy sufferer you're probably acutely aware of how many substances and irritants are in the air around us. Two new products from Wynd are designed to be the ultimate in home air purification: Halo, an app-controlled sensor that can monitor specific pollutants in the air, and the Home Purifier, a massive air cleaner that can quickly clear contaminants from large spaces.

Wynd first came together as a company back in 2014 when a group of engineers from MIT became concerned about the health effects of air pollution. The company's first product launched in 2016, a portable two-in-one air quality sensor and purifier. It was a clever little device, but too small to offer marked effects in large-scale settings such as home environments.

After the success of that first product the company moved to develop a more comprehensive home air purifying system and is now currently launching two new products through a Kickstarter campaign. The Wynd Halo is an environmental monitor that, according to the company, holds a greater variety of individual sensors than any other similar device on the market.

The Halo contains 10 individual environmental sensors
The Halo contains 10 individual environmental sensors

The Halo has three primary particulate matter sensors reportedly able to detect molecules as small as 1 micrometer, alongside temperature, humidity, CO2 and volatile organic compound (VOC) sensors. Most interesting is the Halo's Air ID technology, which Wynd has developed to be able to specifically identify what particulate matter is actually in the air. So, unlike other environmental sensors that can only generally identify particulate matter concentrations, the Air ID system is claimed to be able to distinguish between pollen, pet dander and dust.

The Home Purifier is not a small device
The Home Purifier is not a small device

Alongside the Halo monitor, Wynd has developed a large Home Purifier that is able to clear the air of a 1,200 sq ft (11 sq m) space in around 30 minutes. The Home Purifier filters out a variety of particles, like other similar devices on the market, including VOCs, mold spores, and HEPA-level particulates. It's also Alexa-enabled, and can directly communicate with the Halo air monitor via a Wynd app, meaning the entire system can track and clear your air in real-time.

On a low setting, Wynd claims the Home Purifier, which admittedly looks like a beast of a machine, makes about 30 dB of noise, and on its highest setting it can get as loud as 62 dB, which is pretty much as noisy as an average air conditioner. Extra air filters can be purchased from Wynd for the Home Purifier, with a set expected to last around 12 months.

Each device can function individually so you don't need to buy both necessarily 
Each device can function individually so you don't need to buy both necessarily 

The products have just been launched on Kickstarter, and the early-bird prices are incredibly competitive, with the Halo going for US$89, the Home Purifier at $229 and both together for a neat $279. These are impressively cheap prices compared to similar devices on the market, although, as with similar crowd-funded campaigns, you are buying a product before it has actually been manufactured.

Wynd is aiming to begin deliveries in May 2019, which isn't too ambitious depending on how many early orders come through (the campaign quickly smashed its initial goal so there is some interest). As with all these kinds of campaigns, there is some risk in gambling with a new product, and these things do often get delayed. However, Wynd does have a track record at executing successful crowdfunding campaigns, which does lower the risk.

Take a look at the pitch video below.

Source: Kickstarter

Wynd Halo + Home Purifier: Keep your home’s air healthy

6 comments
Signguy
Again, a false ID; this is a FILTER, not a Air PURIFIER; all this does is filter whatever air it can pull through the filters! A True Air Purifier does what nature does by using Ozone & Negative Ions, & those are available on the market. Try getting rid of smoke smell from a fire with this thing...HAH!
Postmaster
An air purifier that can clean 1,200 sq. ft in 30 minutes for just $230?! That seems kind of unbelievable. My rabbit air does 600 sq. ft in an hour and that thing was $500.
kennyeats
Hmm, interesting concept, especially with a software behind it, called Air ID. I assume it'll be able to detect smoke and get rid of the fire!
IknowIknow
@signguy Actually they found the ozone and ion air purifiers were cleaning pm, but in general actually creating more air pollution. If you talk to an industry professional they'd tell you not to use those at all. It was mostly a marketing ploy by sharper image. And Nobody has figured out how to eradicate smell. It's the reason we use glade and febreze to mask smells instead. If you figure that out you'll probably be a billionaire!
sittingonthebeach
So how is this different than other air purifiers out there? Is it just more powerful?
earthlover
Wow. This doesn't seem like much but it could actually be really great. My kid has asthma and to be able to come home to a house that is clean and know what's in the air would be really helpful.