Years ago some genius decided to build Las Vegas in the middle of the desert, so any sight of unique humidification technology to me CES It is a very popular sight. It so happened that the Korean company demonstrated the dubbed device Moss Air which, as the name suggests, uses real moss to purify the air. It is also built with a dehumidifier feature that can spray it outwards or moisten the plant from the inside. In short, you get an air-purifying humidifier that doubles as a fascinating miniature mist terrarium on your desk.
According to Mosslab, the startup behind the device, the moss not only converts carbon dioxide back into oxygen, but is also effective at removing fine dust from the air. Even better, the plant can break down harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) into food-like sugars. To be fair, it’s actually the bacteria in the moss that’s responsible for this process. research Conducted by the University of Toronto.
Moss Air consists of an LED-lit compartment under a removable transparent cover, which allows for easy installation or replacement of the moss panel. At the top, you can close the exhaust port with the included magnetic ball to change the terrarium mode, which mists the moss for 60 seconds every three hours. If you need to moisturize your surroundings, slide the ball to the side to mist it.
With a 1,600mAh battery, the Moss Air can run for up to eight hours on a single charge, or until the 400ml tank runs out of water – you can pop it out from the bottom to refill or change the paper. filter (includes three). Of course, you can use this device plugged in (via USB-C), but having a built-in battery means carrying your pet around.
The Moss Air will be available on Amazon by the end of January 2024, and you’ll be able to choose between black and white. This product charges $99, which seems a bit steep for what it does, but at least it was in demand when it was priced at $79. Kickstarter and Indiegogo earlier.
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