Leveraging its connected technology, Winix has expanded its smart home product lineup with the launch of the NK105 air purifier at the International Home + Housewares Show.
“More consumers nowadays are using their phones to control products, and asthma and allergies have become such buzzwords that people are really looking for a product that has those higher features,” said Henrique Boscolo, national sales manager, Winix. “2016 was kind of a starting trial period, but 2017 is going to be where a lot of consumers are now looking for these types of products.”
The WiFi-enabled air purifier, when linked to the Winix Smart app, allows consumers to monitor and maintain the unit from their smart devices. The app provides users with real-time data on both indoor and outdoor air quality with notifications and historical data and access to the Winix online store for quick access to purchase replacement filters.
The air purifier features a 4-stage cleaning system including a True HEPA filter, said to capture 99.97% of indoor airborne pollutants, pet dander and allergens as small as 0.3 microns. It also features a 360-degree filtration system, which allows it to pull air from the front and back of the unit to effectively clean large living spaces. It is AHAM certified to filter up to 320 square feet.
The unit also features smart sensors, air quality indicator and sleep mode, and has a suggested retail price of $329.99.
In order to showcase its lineup of connected devices, the company has featured a separate smart home area at its booth. Within its smart home space, the company is showcasing its HR1000 connected air purifier and the new NK series.