• Delhi air pollution: Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 to Philips 3000 series, the air purifiers to consider

    Delhi air pollution continues: Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 and more, the top options to consider. ( Image Source: PTI)
    Delhi’s air remains polluted nearly 4 days after Diwali with PM2.5 levels crossing 900 per cubic metre, while PM 10 levels were also in the near 900 mark in various parts of the city. In most cities such pollution levels would be enough to call for a complete shut down, but of course in Delhi life goes on. The only solution appears to be investing in an air purifier, which of course is temporary relief.
    In our own case, we’ve seen two air eurifiers (a Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 and a Phillips AC4025 40 Watt Air Purifier) struggling to cope with Delhi’s smog inside a bedroom. At best, the PM2.5 level falls to 250 after the peak of 600. For now it doesn’t look like the smog is going away anytime soon, and getting an Air Purifier, at leas…

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  • Delhi air pollution: Here’s how to pick the right air purifier for your home

    Delhi air pollution: The city has been reeling under severe smog since Diwali. (Image source: PTI)
    You know you’re living in Delhi if your eyes burn, your throat is sore and your chest feels heavy. It’s been four days since Diwali night, however the cover of toxic air doesn’t seem to be lifting. The blame lies partly with the excessive fireworks display on Diwali night and partly with the farmers in Punjab who refuse to pay any heed to the environment and continue burning the crop stubble left behind after harvest.

    There’s also the failed attempt by the Delhi government in vacuuming the dust off our streets which continues to be a major source of fine particulate matter available freely in the air. Combine expert medical advice that urges people to leave the National Capital (if they want to be healthy) along with more experts who say…

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  • Apple’s new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air to come with USB-C ports only: Report

    Apple could reportedly bring the flatter keyboard on the 12-inch MacBook to larger MacBook Pro lineup
    Apple has long been rumoured to refresh its Macbook Pro lineup in October. While Apple seems to be busy fulfilling iPhone 7 orders globally right now, the new leaks hint at the launch of company’s next product plan.
    According to a new report from Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple is planning to launch refreshed 2016 MacBook Pro lineup sometime in October. The report also suggests the launch of refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air at the same event. Apple is reportedly planning to refresh MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup with new USB Type-C port and Thunderbolt 3 ports.
    The step seems logical considering the use of USB-C on company’s 12-inch MacBook. First things first, Apple is reportedly ditching the 11-inch MacBook Air to concentr…

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  • Amazon Great Indian Festival: Deals on Apple MacBook Air, Surface Pro 4, and other laptops

    Amazon Sale: Deals on Apple MacBook Air, Surface Pro 4, Lenovo Yoga 500 and other laptops.
    Amazon’s Great India festival continues till October 20, and there are discounts/exchange offers on smartphones like Moto G4 Plus, Moto G4, OnePlus 3, etc. Amazon is also hosting deals on laptops and tablets, and here’s a quick look at some of the best offers. Apple MacBook Air, HP, Lenovo, Dell and Asus laptops are available at discounts, as well as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Most of these discounts have a time limit, so you’ll need to claim them quickly. Here’s a look at the best deals on laptops, tablets.
    Apple MacBook Air: Apple MacBook Air is available at Rs 59,799 during the deal well below the Rs 80,900 asking price. This one comes with a 13.3-inch display, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM + 128GB SSD, Mac OS X which can be upgrade to MacOS…

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  • Blueair announces two new air purifiers in India

    Blue uses a new 360-degree air intake approach for purification and boost particle retention (Source: Blueair)
    Blueair has announced the launch of two new air purifiers in India. The company has also announced a major expansion of company’s retail network in Delhi and Mumbai and plans to roll out its products into other major cities.
    Blueair says it has leadership in the Indian indoor air cleaning market and with the latest launch, the company is consolidating its position in the industry. Blueair says its air purifiers are hyper efficient, affordable and support IoT enhancements. The company is strengthening its product portfolio in India’s growing air purifier market.
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    “Our mission at Blueair is to help Indian women, children and men confront the health challenges posed by rising air pollu…

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  • Eureka Forbes Dr. Aeroguard SCPR100 air purifier launched at Rs 8,990

    Eureka Forbes Dr. Aeroguard SCPR100 is certified by the world-renowned German ‘gui-Lab’
    Eureka Forbes has introduced a new air purifier – Dr. Aeroguard SCPR100. It is powered by Activeshield x 2 filtration system. Eureka Forbes claims that the ultra-precision purification process of the SCPR100 has double the efficiency of purifiers in its class to eliminate sub-micron respirable particles and infection-carrying microbes in the air. The purifier is certified by the world-renowned German ‘gui-Lab’.
    Eureka Forbes is pitching the Dr. Aeroguard SCPR100 for use on office desks, cubicles, classrooms and bedside. It has nine stages of air purification, which includes an anti-dust filter that is capable of removing particulate matter such as dirt, dust, pet hair from the ambient air. The anti-allergen filter is designed…

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  • Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 2 review: The cheaper, simpler option

    Xiaomi Air Purifier 2 itself is pretty compact and won’t occupy much space in your house (240 x 240 x 520 mm is the size)
    Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 2 has officially launched in India at a starting price of Rs 9,999. The WiFi-enabled Mi Air Purifier is part of Xiaomi’s range of IoT products, most of which are available in China. For India, this is the first IoT-based home product from Xiaomi; one that is strategically chosen given the deteriorating air quality in the country.
    Air pollution remains one of the most talked about topics for a city like Delhi. You don’t need to go to the live AQI index to know that Delhi still has air pollution problems. And pollution in upcoming Tier-II and Tier-III cities has hardly been addressed. So don’t be surprised if more players launch air purifiers and similar products.

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  • Crusaders PM 2.5 Air Quality Monitor launched in India, priced at Rs 4,999

    Crusaders air quality meter is fitted with a PM2.5 Laser Meter, that can give real time readings on PM2.5 particles in the air
    Crusaders has announced the launch of its “Crusaders PM 2.5 Air Quality Monitor” that is designed to check the quality of air in the immediate environment of a user. The AQM can be used to check the air quality of rooms, public areas, cars, etc. The product parts on the device includes a main device having an Air inlet, Air outlet, display and charging jack.
    Crusaders air quality meter is fitted with a PM2.5 Laser Meter, that can give real time readings on PM2.5 particles in the air. It comes with an auto standby option when the device is left idle time of two minutes. The AQM comes with an in-built Li-ion rechargeable battery.
    To use the air quality monitor press and hold the ON/OFF button for three seconds. LED lig…

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  • Xiaomi set to launch Mi Air Purifier in India on September 21

    Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 is all set to launch in India on September 21.
    Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 2 will launch in India on September 21. Xiaomi’s India head Manu Jain tweeted out about a new product launch on the day, with the added message, “Every breath of fresh air is equally important!” Jain had also tweeted this message earlier,”#AirPollution is increasing every day – #Trucks #Autos #Construction #Factories. What are you doing to counter it?” hinting at the launch of its Air Purifier in the country.
    In India Xiaomi has become synonymous with smartphones, and is now among the top three smartphone vendors for the top 30 cities (based on IDC data). But in China, the brand is beyond phones. Xiaomi’s Mi TV, Air Purifiers, Water Purifiers, bicycles, even rice cookers and pens are all products with their Mi branding. Recently the comp…

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  • Kent RO launches car air purifier with HEPA filter for Rs 7,999

    Kent Magic car purifier also comes with carbon filters that help neutralise unpleasant odors
    Kent RO Systems has announced the launch of in-car air purifiers, the Kent Magic Car Air Purifier. The in-car purifier will be priced at Rs 7,999. According to the company Kent Magic is capable of removing allergens, viruses, dust, odors, chemicals and other pollutants from the car. The purifier features a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arrestor) dust collecting technology, with an inbuilt ionizer to keep the air fresh.
    In addition to the HEPA filter, Kent Magic car purifiers come equipped with carbon filters that help neutralise unpleasant odors. Kent claims that the filter will eliminate 99 per cent of fine particles (PM 2.5) and toxic gases from your car.
    Commenting on the launch this innovative product Dr. Mahesh Gupta, Cha…

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