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Most air purifiers make promises to clean the air, but unless you buy a separate VOC meter you’re none the wiser to their efficacy. Dyson puts their money where their mouth is, and clearly shows you what it can do, day by day, and week to week. This allows you to make an informed decision as of where to place the Pure Cool Link, or better yet if you should get more of them. Being able to connect to it from your phone makes it ideal for ensuring your home has always the best possible air quality.
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Dyson Pure Cool Link TP02 Air Purifier Wi-Fi Enabled, White/Silver
The Dyson Pure Cool Link TP02 Air Purifier looks similar to other fans from Dyson but the amazing tech hides under the hood is truly remarkable. That and the Glass HEPA filter, which they say removes 99.97% of allergens and pollutants as small as .3 microns. It should be effective at reducing harmful stuff in the air that could or would otherwise be dangerous for you or your family members, especially newborns. Yes, that’s the world we live in today.
Out of the box, the Dyson Pure Cool Link comes in two pieces. Assembly takes no tools and just requires the top to be aligned with the base and its slots, which snap into place. Included are the familiar Dyson remote, which for safekeeping can be stuck on the top, which magnetically sticks in place. To replace the HEPA filter, good for about 4000 hours of use (or roughly 6 months of use is you run it full time), you just need to remove the top, pull out the filter and stick in a new one. One thing you must do as you clean your house is to vacuum and clean the Pure Link, as dust will build up on the outside.
Note of attention: There is a small door on the base. That contains the VOC (volatile organic compound) sensor. Be careful when cleaning this.
During the unboxing, you’ll likely notice that the base of the Dyson Pure Cool Link has a blue sticker adhered to it. On that sticker is an SSID and the Wi-Fi password to pair the air purifier with your home’s Wi-Fi such that you can access and control the device with your phone, anywhere.
Connecting to your Wi-Fi and phone is a simple process, it just takes a bit of back and forth and some people might find this a little challenging. You’ll need to download the app, next, you’ll have to hold down the power button until the Wi-Fi symbol blinks on the face of the Pure Cool Link’s base where there is a small LED screen. After that, you’ll have to connect to the Dyson Pure Cool Link. To do this you simply select it from your phone’s Wi-Fi menu. After that, you’ll be prompted to enter the Pure Cool Link’s password. If done correctly you’ll then be prompted to enter your home’s Wi-Fi password, which in turn should pair the two, provided you’re back in the app. And if that is done correctly the app will display a success screen and you’ll be able to control the Dyson Pure Cool Link from your Android or iOS device. In essence, you just follow the on-screen instruction and you are done. Pretty straightforward.
Tip: To clear the Pure Cool Link’s WiFi settings, just hold the power button for 20 seconds.
Within the app, you’ll also be able to review the Pure Cool Link’s current stats, including remaining HEPA filter time (you’ll get a notification when it needs to be replaced), current room air quality (poor, fair, or good), as well as review historical data via a graph since you started running the air purifier. You can also enter your location, which allows you to not only view your city’s temperature but its air quality score.
Important: The Dyson Pure Cool Link is only 2.4Ghz compatible.
Now, once you’ve paired the Pure Cool Link to your home’s Wi-Fi, anyone with the app should be able to control it. And those controls include the ability to increase fan speed, set a sleep timer, and flip the oscillation feature on and off. You can also set a schedule based on the day of the week, or simply flip the Pure Cool Link to auto mode, which will increase or decrease fan speed depending on the room’s air quality. For those who are sensitive to light, there is a sleep mode, which will not only select the quietest of settings but turn off the Pure Cool Link’s LED display after 10 seconds of inactivity from a remote. You should be able to control the Dyson Pure Cool Link from anywhere you’ve got an internet connection. On occasion, you’ll open the app and see a connection lost screen. Just tap the refresh button and you should connect. That said, when you open the app, you’ll be welcomed with a house. If green then the air quality is good. Yellow is fair. Red is poor. The button in the lower left corner accesses the historical data. The button on the right, the remote.
When we began using the Dyson Pure Cool Link, it told us the air quality was just Fair. For the next 5 days it continued to display “Fair” but the following week it turned “Green”. Which is to say the air quality went to “good”. This delay is probably because we closed the windows. The Dyson Pure Cool Link is designed to filter a single room’s air and it is most effective in a sealed space. If you leave a window open you will get constant new particles the unit has to filter. You need to bear this in mind. Sound wise, the Dyson Pure Cool Link, when at a setting of 3 or less, almost whispers. Push it higher and things get noticeably louder. And at 8-10 it almost sounds as if there is a suction-like noise, probably because the filter is working that much harder. The motor on the other hand, that oscillates the fan, is whisper quiet, displaying no clicks, humming or whining.
The unit is fairly slender it’s not too obtrusive, the base is just 7.7″ in diameter. Moreover, it’s attractive, as far as fans go. But because it’s tall, standing at 40″, it’s hard to hide it. But that’s also by design, as the Pure Cool Link is intended to kill two birds with one stone: be a fan and an air purifier. So arguably it’s not the best air purifier on its own, but the best air purifier that also doubles as a fan.