Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool Review: Convergence at its best
“You could buy a fan, an air purifier, and a humidifier separately. But why do that when that does it all? "
Actively monitors air quality
Easy to fill water tank
Dyson is known for pushing the limits with its devices. And when the viral seeds of a global pandemic can be smeared on your phone or lurk in the air you breathe, people care more than anyone about cleanliness and air quality. While Dyson is no stranger to fans, humidifiers and air purifiers, the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool is the first to combine all three devices in one device. It's an ambitious endeavor that promises to keep the air in your home clean and comfortable. But is it worth the $ 800 price tag?
A strong design
Dyson has a meticulous eye for design and this product is no exception. The combination of the functions of a fan, air purifier, and humidifier is daunting on paper. No wonder the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool has an intimidating stature. Its sheer weight makes Dyson's earlier fan and humidifier combo aginglook picturesque in comparison. It also has the weight to fit its bulk, which can complicate things if you intend to lug it around the house.
Despite the chunkier appearance, the design is everything you'd expect from Dyson, with the familiar bladeless design, perforated grilles, and subtle displays. It's thoughtful too. For example, I am pleased that it is easier and more convenient to add water to the container: just press a button to pull out the water container, then remove the lid. Adding water to the chunky Dyson AM10 resulted in frequent water pollution.
Focus on cleanliness and health
Outwardly, it is almost impossible to implement all the complex processes in the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool. First, Dyson's Ultraviolet Cleanse technology eliminates 99.9% of the bacteria in the water in the reservoir. In addition, the sucked in air undergoes a filtration process consisting of HEPA and activated carbon filters to capture 99.97% of the particles with a size of only 0.3 micrometers. For allergy sufferers, it is effective in filtering pollen and odors.
Once the air is filtered and the water bathed under UV light, cool and moist air is forced out by the blade-less fan. Unlike the other fans that revolve around their base, the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool swings air by rotating the vents in the bladeless fan – so the whole thing stays stationary. In my opinion, it's a better design as a rotating base is more prone to damage if it falls over.
The fog and breeze certainly help cool rooms down, but it can be a bit noisy when working above an airflow speed of five. Nevertheless, it cools rooms down quickly – and at the same time cleanses the air. How do you know it actually works? Just take a look at the app.
Sensors that deliver informed data
You can feel a breeze and moisture, but Dyson wants you to know that the air purifier is doing its job too. This is where the air quality sensors come into play. They affect indoor air quality by monitoring particulates, VOC (volatile organic compounds), nitrogen dioxide, temperature and humidity every 15 minutes.
The Dyson Link app, which is available for Android and iOS, displays all of the information collected by the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool and gives you specific information on indoor air quality. And you know what? It's pretty much spot on, especially since VOC levels increase after you've cooked large meals. Let the air purifier run and quickly clean the air back to normal levels.
Wi-Fi connectivity means that not only can you view the above measurement data via the app, but you can also control the device remotely. If you prefer voice commands, it's compatible with Alexa and Siri. If you don't like either, use the included tiny remote control, which can be conveniently placed over the device for quick access. A small LCD display at the base of the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool shows, in addition to other measured values, the air quality in real time.
At $ 800, the Pure Humidify + Cool is expensive, even by Dyson's notoriously expensive standards. However, it replaces three different devices and frankly has no rivals. Even most special air purifiers do not monitor the air quality, let alone report it via a nifty app and respond to Alexa commands.
It replaces three different devices and frankly has no rivals.
How long it will take?
Proper maintenance and cleaning are required to get the most of it, but it is solidly built. In addition, Dyson offers a two-year warranty that covers parts and labor against defects.
Is there a better alternative?
Not really, especially when it comes to multifunctional devices that have built-in sensors for indoor air quality. You may even find better products in Dyson's own portfolio. However, when you add up the cost of each individual thing, you will appreciate the value Pure Humidify + Cool offers. For example, the AirThings Wave Mini is an indoor air quality sensor that retails for $ 80. When you add the cost of an air purifier, fan, and humidifier, you approach the cost of the Dyson with more clutter and less functionality.
Should you buy it?
Yes. Undoubtedly there is nothing out there that matches its scope. You will breathe easier at home too!