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The new Coway Airmega air purifier uses coconuts to make your home safer

This air purifier filters using coconuts

Coway, a South Korean company that creates home health technologies, just announced the launch of the Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS air purifier. The name is only one letter away from its predecessor’s the Coway AP-1512HH (also known as the “Mighty”). That’s because it’s really the same air purifier but with more tech added on. What makes the model with the added S noteworthy?

Coway AP-1512HHFor starters, it has a new, more advanced three-stage filtration process featuring a new honeycomb activated carbon filter made with natural coconut fiber. “The Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS provides clean, purified air by effectively eliminating 99.97 percent of particulates as small as 0.3 microns, including dust, pollen, and smoke particles from your space,” said the company in a press release. This high filtration is good for those with allergies and asthma and can filter pet dander, smoke, including cigarette smoke, and odors from the air. One unit can filter a 325-square-foot room. That’s around the size of an average bedroom.

If air quality dips, the air purifier fan will automatically speed up to process the air faster through the filter. As conditions improve, the fan will automatically slow down. Overall, the Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS has five fan speeds: Auto, Low, Medium, High and Eco (an energy-saving mode that only runs the fan when it’s needed). These fans are quiet and run as low as 24.4 decibels, which is only a little louder than rustling leaves.

This new air purifier comes with mobile connectivity, too. Users can take a look at the Coway IoCare app to check the air quality inside and outside their home, and can turn on the Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS remotely through the app. The Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS air purifier also notifies users of the air quality and if the unit needs a new filter.

The Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS is available right now, as of October 7, 2019, for $299 on the company’s website. There’s no word as of yet on whether it will be available through online or brick-and-mortar retailers in the future.

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