Does the fact that Dyson products genuinely excite me mean I’m getting older?
Maybe it does, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing!
I think, like most people, Dyson is a brand name that we associate with good quality, high end vacuum cleaners. I’d never owned one up until a few months ago when Dan brought one home, something that caused us more excitement than I’d like to admit. It was pretty damn great, we live in a tiny, carpeted apartment with dogs next to a main road, so having a good vacuum was kind of important.
When Dyson contacted me asking if I’d like to meet them I was pretty surprised. I’d never advertised my love for our new hoover so it was simply a coincidence! This meeting however, was not about vacuums but about air purifiers. Now I have to admit, having or owning a purifier was never on my list of priorities but after hearing about some of the benefits I was intrigued. The guys at Dyson kindly gave me one of their new Pure Hot + Cool Links, an air purifier, fan and heater in one, to try out.
So what do I think? Well, I’ve been using it for over a month and I gotta say it’s pretty awesome.
This is obviously the main advantage of the purifier. As I said, I live in a very small apartment and I often find the air stuffy and uncomfortable. The Dyson continuously monitors the air quality and will automatically react and purify. This is especially apparent when someone is smoking. It’s really interesting to look at the app and check the history and air quality patterns. Our air quality levels tend to be poorer at night and when someone smokes inside but within minutes of the purifier kicking in, the air quality goes back to a healthy level.
This is something the guys from Dyson mentioned so I decided to try it and put the purifier in our bedroom at night. Before going to sleep I set the fan to 3 and turned it on night mode. Both Dan and I agreed that we slept much better that night, he even described it as ‘being knocked out’ which is pretty impressive as he’s quite a rough sleeper.
As someone who’s big into tech and innovation, the ‘smart’ factor of the product really pleased me. Although it comes with a remote, you can also connect and control your Dyson by smartphone using the Link App. The app connects via WiFi and enables you to control your Dyson wherever you are! So if you’re out and don’t want to come back to a cold house you can turn the heater on so it’s warm by the time you get home. The app also tracks your indoor & outdoor air quality, pollen levels, temperature, humidity and particulate matter.
The final thing I like is the fact that it doesn’t look like a typical fan. It’s sleek, blade-less and doesn’t take up too much room. The remote is even magnetised and curved so it sits on top of the machine perfectly. No more lost remotes!
So who’s it for? Honestly, anyone and everyone can benefit from having a purifier in their house but I’d definitely recommend it to people who suffer from allergies, that smoke or own animals. At €599, it doesn’t come cheap but it is an investment piece. There are also smaller and less expensive options available in the range.
What do you think? Would you get on for your home?
*This post was not sponsored by Dyson but I was gifted the product for review purposes.*