IKEA’s efforts to design everything for the home have manifested itself in a variety of products that go well beyond the usual BILLY bookcase or MALM dresser, including several smart home devices and wireless audio speakers in recent years (Most recently a SYMFONISK. inspired wall art). .) Another category that you have bravely entered is the category of air purifiers, initially with the stylish and affordable FÖRNUFTIG air purifier. Her successor follows a more IKEA-like approach by integrating and covering an air purifier in the form of a side table. Scheduled for a release in October, the STARKVIND The air purifier is equipped with a 3-filter system: the first a pre-filter that catches the largest particles such as hair and dust, a secondary filter that removes around 99.5% of the smaller allergy-causing airborne PM2.5 particles such as Dust and pollen, and the third is an odor-absorbing filter that can suck up gaseous pollutants like formaldehyde and other VOCs.
“STARKVIND is a powerful air purifier,” says Henrik Telander, Product Owner at IKEA of Sweden. People can choose according to their needs and preferences. “
The five STARKVIND fan speeds are adjustable via an integrated dial, including a self-adjusting auto mode that uses a built-in air quality sensor to control the automatic filtering of the air. The app integration enables users to check exactly how clean or polluted their indoor air is before and after the STARKVIND does its job; Unfortunately, this feature requires an additional $ 35 for IKEA’s smart home hub to access these app-based controls.
STARKVIND is available in two versions, a floor-standing model and a side table model, whereby the floor-standing model is somewhat reminiscent of a fabric-covered floor fan.
The STARKVIND air purifier for $ 189 will be available in dark or lighter colors, while the standalone edition will be available in either black or white with fabric covers for $ 129. Expect to see it both in-store and possibly online this October.