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LG Intros PuriCare Mini Personal Air Purifier

LG Electronics has launched the LG PuriCare Mini  ($199)– the company’s first personal air purifier designed to deliver clean, fresh air to users on the go. The compact portable purifier, LG says, can remove 99% ultra-fine dust and reduces allergens and irritants that can be harmful to breathe. PuriCare Mini can deliver up to eight hours of clean, quiet air flow and is compact and  as light as a water bottle at just 1.2 pounds.

The LG PuriCare Mini adapts LG’s advanced air purification technology (similar to the Certified asthma & allergy friendly LG PuriCare 360 room air purifier) to a smaller, portable package that is ultra-quiet at 30dB. Its four-color LED smart display shows air quality in real-time, and Bluetooth control makes monitoring conditions and performance simple. Complete with a convenient leather wrist strap, models AP151MBA1 and AP15MWA1 are available in black and white finishes.

“More than ever, consumers want peace of mind when it comes to the air they breathe,” said Brandt Varner, vice president of product management for home appliances at LG Electronics USA, in the announcement statement. “Perfect for your bedside table, work spaces and college dorm rooms and easy to take along when you travel, these new personal air purifiers offer the advanced capabilities and benefits of LG’s PuriCare technology in a portable, budget-friendly package.”

LG PuriCare Mini is certified by the British Allergy Foundation (BAF) for its air-cleansing and allergen-removing capabilities and tested by Intertek to clear most particulates in a personal space of 8 cubic meters (or 283 cubic feet) in just over 2.5 hours.

The device uses a PM1.0 sensor to first detect ultra-fine particles and then display the air quality. The LED light turns green when air is at its cleanest and red at its most-polluted levels. Once air quality is determined, the dual inverter motor draws air through the filter at the appropriate rate. Purified air is distributed by Twin Tornado dual fans to disperse clean air effectively. LG PuriCare Mini’s filter (model AAFMH01; $9.99) lasts up to 2,000 hours, or six months if used 12 hours a day.

With Bluetooth, users can monitor the condition of the filter, check battery status and control the device using their smartphone or tablet. Users also can benefit from convenient control functionalities directly on the device, including fan intensity, filter status, and real-time air quality conditions.  Recharging the battery is simple with a USB cable, even while in use.