Coway, a Korean manufacturer of home environment appliances, unveiled its first U.S.-available product for the connected home, Airmega, a WiFi enabled air purifier, at the International Home + Housewares Show.
“By combining industrial strength purification with a harmonious design that fits into the home, we’ve been able to identify a sweet spot yet to be hit by existing solutions,” said Ryan Lee, manager, North America, Coway. “We’ve adapted our highly successful Korean purifier to fit American market needs.”
Airmega comes in two models, the 400S, which offers 1,560 square feet of coverage, and the 300S, which offers 1,256 square feet of coverage. Airmega features a multi-stage filtration system that reduces up to 99.97% of pollutants larger than 0.3 microns from the air, the company said.
Lee noted, “We wanted to create a product that doesn’t just monitor the air but also purifies it by automatically adjusting its settings based on real-time conditions. Airmega creates a more comfortable home in a way consumers can feel and see through in-app monitoring, while the device does all the heavy lifting.”
Airmega also features a Green True HEPA filter and activated carbon filter that captures and reduces more than 99% of VOCs and odors, the company said.
WiFi connectivity allows Airmega to connect to a companion app where users can control the air purifier. The app also allows users to live-monitor the air pollution in their home, monitor filter consumption, purchase replacement filters and offers historical pollution data.
The Airmega 400S has a suggested retail price of $849 and the 300S has a suggested retail price of $749.