Between our urban dreams of exodus to invigorating countryside, the fear of new confinement, and the insidious fear of inhaling the Covid virus or dangerous particles, the year ends with an intense need for air. pure. A collective obsession that should continue next year.

Since the health crisis, six in ten French people (1) say they pay more attention to air quality. Air purifiers (2) are now in the catalog of all manufacturers: Samsung, LG, Dyson or Ikea, which houses its Starkvind in a coffee table.

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When tech is interested in our well-being (with varying degrees of success)

Swedish Electrolux chooses the customizable and eco-responsible card for its Well A7 range (photo above). Supporting certifications, the device filters and captures up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, and 99.97% of particles and allergens or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It is also designed in part in recycled plastic, with vegan leather, and wooden feet from responsibly treated forests.

Ikea air purifier model (Starkvind)

Ready to go out? Yes, but protected by a connected mask. Those of the French start-up R-PUR or the Zéphyr Darth Vader style (with anti-fog coating and interior lights) from the Razer brand, well known to gamers. Back home, after having taken a look at your oxygen saturation rate thanks to your connected watch – a market up 26% this 2nd quarter (3) -, you will not fail to pass your clothes at the Kärcher … or almost.

YesYes, the craftsman of the refurbished

With an increase in sales of over 27% in 2020 (4), steam dryers are on the rise. In particular those, mobile and light, from the French leader Steamone, or the imposing connected cabinet from the Korean LG. In this purified home sweet home, we will finally let ourselves be lulled, reassured, by Sony’s latest bright and transparent speaker: the LSPX-S3, which delivers crystal-clear sound, pure as air.

Sony LSPX-S3 speaker

Sony LSPX-S3 speaker

(1) source Gifam
(2) A market up 5% in the 1st quarter of 2021, source GFK.
(3) Counterpoint
(4) GFK

The Dyson air purifier

Dyson air purifier

Dyson air purifier

Launched in April, the Dyson Purifier Hot + Cool Formaldehyde is designed to capture ultrafine dust, allergens and destroy potentially harmful VOCs, including formaldehyde. Incidentally, it can cool or heat a room.

The sequel after the advertisement

The Withings connected watch

Withings Scanwatch Horizon

Withings Scanwatch Horizon

With a “diving” design and a waterproof case, the ScanWatch Horizon by French company Withings measures oxygen saturation in the blood and monitors any respiratory disturbances during sleep. As a bonus, a very fluid app and an autonomy of 30 days.

R-PUR masks

R-PUR mask

R-PUR mask

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This French start-up has developed Nanosport and Fiit, two masks offering protection 10 times greater than the FFP3 standard. They limit the inhalation of nanoparticles, pollens, bacteria, viruses, gases, etc. Connected to an application, they indicate the level of ambient pollution (and when to change the filter).

LG Styler Steam Drying Cabinet

LG Sytler steam cabinet

LG Sytler steam cabinet

This curious object, between the fridge and the dressing room – and equipped with wifi -, deploys a technology supposed to destroy up to 99% “Certain bacteria present in the laundry” and allergens and therefore fight bad odors. Rest assured, it also straightens pants.



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