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Gadget of the Week - Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier

Gadget of the Week, Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier, Geek Chicago

Air purifiers can be incredibly powerful and useful devices to use around your house - but can they be truly sleek and appealing, as well as functional?

Up to now, you’d be hard pressed to find the words “stylish” and “air purifier” in the same sentence. But the Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier promises a sleek look and a compact size, without sacrificing any of its efficient air cleansing capabilities.

The petite but powerful air purifier device holds a three-part system, which can capture 99 percent of airborne odors and particles.

Part of what makes this possible are the device’s outer pre-filters, which come in a variety of colors, including vibrant red, sleek black, grey, and dark blue. Not only are these colorful containers more aesthetically pleasing to look at than the typical white facade of a purifier, but each pre-filter is designed to catch larger particles, so that the main filter stays fresh for longer - generally, the air purifier’s filter will only have to be replaced every six months or so.

And maybe best of all, the Blue Pure’s colored pre-filters are machine-washable, meaning that you don’t have to worry about burning through the device or paying for costly new accessories.

This handy, compact gadget also has an activated carbon filter, which helps to remove odors caused by “smoke, gases and VOC,” according to the Blue Pure 411’s website description.

The air purifier works efficiently and can clean the air in a given room up to five times per hour. The gadget can filter the air of a room sized up to 161 square feet. To use the Blue Pure 411, all you need to do is plug in the device to an open outlet and press the one-button speed control. Need to change the filter? Just unscrew the filter, pop the top, and you’re good to go. It’s really that simple.

You can purchase your own Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier on Amazon for $99. Dark blue and grey washable filters are included, and other colors can be bought separately.

Excited about a quiet, effective, and sleek way to purify your air, whether in your home or office? Curious to read more about other useful apps and gadgets that the Geek Chicago team has discovered in recent months? Be sure to follow the team on Facebook or Twitter to stay up-to-date on our latest finds!

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