You’ll probably pay more than you’re comfortable with for the Dyson Pure Cool air purifier, but the effortless experience and peace of mind justify the cost.
I have a lot of smart home devices, but I’ve never had one quite as “fire and forget” as the Dyson Pure Cool air purifier.
The info gets 10x better when you fire up the Dyson Link app (iOS and Android), which serves as the central hub for the company’s smart products (although there are only two, the Pure Cool and the Eye robot vacuum).
I’ve lived with the Dyson Pure Cool for a few months now, and I can say that of all the connected gear in my house, it’s the device that’s frustrated me the least.
Generally, though, when I had the Pure Cool on, I kept it on Auto mode, which automatically picks the fan speed based on what the air quality is.
While nothing can guarantee good health, the Dyson Pure Cool at least gives you one less thing to worry about.
The main differences are the Pure Cool is taller, heavier to accommodate the filters and other tech in the base, and white in color.
The current generation is an evolution of Dyson’s first-gen Pure Cool air purifier.
This is why Dyson turned the Pure Cool into one of the company’s only real “smart” devices.
Inside is all the filter, sensor, and smart tech, and there’s a small circular display that’s capable of showing an impressive amount of information — not just about the purifier operation, but also current and recent air quality.
Dyson says the filters should last you about a year, assuming the Pure Cool is operating about 12 hours a day.
What I really like is how the Dyson Pure Cool breaks down exactly what might be contaminating your air and how far it is from the ideal.
The hollow-tower shape is signature Dyson, but the choice of glossy white for the top shell is a departure from the company’s Hot and Cool fans, which lean toward bolder colors like purple and blue.
The worse the air, the higher on the graph you’ll be, and the harder the Pure Cool needs to work to get you back in the green.
The scheduler lets you break down the Pure Cool’s operation hour by hour, for every day of the week, if you want to.
Once I’d mastered these settings, the Pure Cool became the least needy of all my smart home gadgets.