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Dyson’s next-gen purifier fan is now available in Southeast Asia

Dyson’s answer to indoor air pollution

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Dyson’s newest product may not be as sexy and exciting as a hairdryer that will blow you away, or a vacuum that sucks up your dirt, but it’s one you probably need.

Today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the next-generation Dyson Pure Cool finally launched in Southeast Asia.

Indoor air pollution can sometimes be five times worse than that from outdoors, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the air purifying fans are Dyson’s answer to reducing pollution inside one’s home.

The original Dyson Pure Cool Link from 2016 can already do so much — it’s an air purifier and bladeless fan in one, and in a sleek futuristic package at that. The premise is simple: absorb and trap air pollutants, and release nothing but cool and fresh air. It’s a fan that cleans the air in your home instead of spreading it.

The first-generation purifier was also Dyson’s first smart device. When connected to the internet, it can be paired with the Dyson Link app that lets you schedule and monitor air quality, among other things.

With the new Dyson Pure Cool fans, you can still use the same app but you get an improved LCD that senses and displays air quality in real-time. It shows the kind of pollutants present in the room, even those invisible to the naked eye, so you don’t have to check your phone all the time.

The Dyson Pure Cool can detect and absorb air pollutants and allergens, even those you can’t see

There’s also Air Multiplier technology and oscillation of up to 350 degrees that make sure you get purified air no matter where you are in the room.

If you’re like me and don’t like fans blowing air to your face, the new generation also comes with backward airflow mode, so it still projects purified air but through the back of the fan.

The new Dyson Pure Cool comes in two models: a less expensive circular desktop fan and a taller purifying tower fan, both of which also come in two colors: white/silver and iron/blue. They are available in Singapore for SG$ 799 and SG$ 949, in Malaysia for MYR 2,399 and MYR 2,999, and in the Philippines for PhP 34,500 and PhP 44,500, respectively.

SEE ALSO: DYSON IS MAKING ITS FIRST CAR

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PhoneSoap Go: A portable device that will sanitize your smartphone

It isn’t called PhoneSoap for nothing!

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That smartphone in your purse can do so much but it also has 18 times more bacteria than the average public toilet. Before we continue, let that sink in.

Before you drop that phone you’re probably reading this article on, know that there’s a way to clean your handset and it doesn’t involve soap and water. Introducing: PhoneSoap.

PhoneSoap Go is the brand’s latest release. It’s a tiny chest that will literally clean your smartphone. It uses UV-C light to kill bacteria on your device. All you do is put your smartphone inside, tap the lightning button, wait 10 minutes for one cleaning cycle, and your phone should be germ-free.

The inside compartment can house your phone, no matter what size. It’s pretty spacious so it can even fit small everyday stuff like keys or wallets. Despite all that space, the PhoneSoap Go is designed for portability. This is PhoneSoap’s smallest device — something you can bring along on trips to make sure your handset is sanitized anywhere you go.

On the back of the chest is a USB-A and a USB-C port. This is because the PhoneSoap Go has a 7000mAh battery built into it. That’s enough for 45 cleaning cycles, or four phone charging cycles.

Yes, I said phone charging cycles. That’s because you can actually use it as a power bank. There’s even a slot for your charging cable so you can charge as you sanitize your phone. That means even if the whole cleaning cycle is just 10 minutes, you can leave your phone plugged in longer. There’s even “acoustic outlets” at the bottom so you can hear phone notifications.

Of course, unless I have a petri dish and some phone swabs, I won’t be able to say definitively that this thing can clean 99.99 percent of bacteria on your phone, as the brand claims. But, I will say that if it does end up sanitizing your phone in any capacity, that’s already a good enough deal considering how dirty these things supposedly are, and how much we’re holding on to them on a daily basis.

But really, more than phone cleaning, what you get is peace of mind. Honestly, my own (many, rotating) devices have been chilling a lot in my PhoneSoap ever since I got it.

The PhoneSoap Go retails for US$ 79.95 and you can get it from their website.

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Fujifilm Instax SQ20 hands-on: How good is it?

Trying out the new Motion Mode on doggies!

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Fujifilm’s sequel to their first ever digital/analog hybrid is here and it’s looking better than ever. The Instax SQ20 is one classy-looking instant camera but what can it do? With a set of built-in filters and new features like the Motion Mode, it looks like a promising device.

I finally try it out, with help from some doggies, on our hands-on video.

The SQ20 retails for US$ 199 in the US, PhP 12,999 in the Philippines, and SG$ 299 in Singapore.

In case you’re having trouble viewing, watch HERE.

READ ALSO: Fujifilm Instax SQ10 review

READ ALSO: Prynt Pocket unboxing and review: A printer that prints videos?

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WATCH: Frozen 2 released its first trailer and it’s awesome

But we also have so many questions!

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I just can’t let go!

Disney’s Frozen has just released a trailer for the upcoming Frozen 2 and it looks all sorts of awesome. Starting with an intense scene with Elsa trying to get through an ocean with her powers, to Anna grabbing Kristoff’s sword… it gets pretty intense!

The trailer also features Sven, their trusty reindeer and, of course, Olaf the snowman. Starring Idina Menzel as Elsa, Kirsten Bell as Anna, and Josh Gad as Olaf in the double Oscar-winning original and bringing back directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the sequel is expected to be even bigger and more action-packed. Frozen 2 is set to come out in theaters on November 22.

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