You may have not heard of Wynd unless you’re a regular visitor to places like Kickstarter, but the US-Based startup has been developing two products over the last 18 months, with the help of crowdfunding. These two devices, which are independent of each other, whilst also being able to work in tandem, are the Wynd Halo, an air quality monitor, much in the same mould as the Kaiterra Laser Egg 2, and the Wynd Home Purifier, a connected air purifier for the home.
It would seem from our sources, that these will be shipping to initial backers in about a month, with – we presume – general availability via online stores like Amazon, to follow. According to the Kickstarter page. both of these devices are compatible with HomeKit, as well as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, and as already mentioned, can work together to monitor and clean your air. The Wynd Halo, whilst being similar to devices like the Laser Egg line of products, and the recently released Koogeek Air Monitor, does contain many more sensors than either of these products, including sensors for;
- PM10, PM2.5 & PM1.0
Additionally, the company uses a new technology developed by themselves, called AIR ID which can also sense and individually identify issues relating to;
- Pet dander
As if that wasn’t enough, the company’s own Wynd app can alert you of any major issues in your environment so that you can quickly react to serious issues.
The Wynd Halo comes with a small circular LCD screen that can display a multitude of different information, with a mixture of simple graphical icons, as well as number-based information and text descriptions. The edge of the front portion of the Halo also has a ring of embedded LEDs that allows for a quick visual alert for when the air quality changes. These colours correspond to the typical colours used in many AQI monitors in relation to the number of particulates in the air.
the Wynd Home Purifier is designed to be able to work independently, and in tandem with the Wynd Halo. The Home Purifier is capable of tackling HEPA-level particulates, VOCs (like formaldehyde), odours, mould spores, bacteria, ozone, as well as NOx (nitrogen oxides), SOx (sulphur oxides).
Current pricing for these products depends on whether you buy them individually or as a pack, but the sensor is listed as US$89 (early bird price) or US$99 (regular), with the Air Purifier coming in at US$229 (early bird price) or US$249 (regular), and the combo of both, priced at US$279 (early bird price) or US$299 (regular). There’s a lot more to both of these devices, so a more in-depth review will be forthcoming hopefully.