Chinese phone maker Xiaomi recently unveiled a home air purifier that can link up with your smartphone and monitor pollution while turning out mountain-fresh air.
The sleek Mi Air Purifier sends out air-quality readings that can be accessed through a mobile app, and owners can control the purifier’s fan speed with a smartphone as well, Xiaomi’s Chief Executive Lei Jun said at a Beijing press conference. Xiaomi says that the purifier can push out as much as 406 cubic meters of clean air every hour, while removing 99.9 percent of PM2.5 particles. Mi Air will sell for a cool 899 yuan, and each replacement filter will set owners back 150 yuan, Tech in Asia reports.
Xiaomi has has been working to extend its brand beyond phones and tablets with the introduction of home gadgets ranging from webcams to blood pressure monitors.