Awaiting what will be your next connected speaker, created again in collaboration with Sonos, IKEA‘s latest smart home device is a sensor capable of measuring the quality of the air you breathe in your home. Thus, in a simple way, you will be able to know whether or not you should add an air purifier to improve it.
IKEA Vindriktning, a sensor to measure air quality
The new new device presented by IKEA for the home may interest you if you care about improving everything that is related to health, but before telling everything about it, it must be said that you do not have to worry about the name of this new sensor. Because you will end up calling it as best suits you or simply as the sensor to know the air quality. And the fact is that the name that the Swedish giant gave it is just as unpronounceable as that of most of its catalog, with the exception of the Lack shelves.
Well, with that said, IKEA’s new product is Vindrktning and it is a sensor capable of measuring air quality. It is a quite striking device for its cheap price, it will only cost $ 11.99 and we assume that the change in euros will be between 10 and 15 euros, but it will not do anything else by itself.
So, to really get the most out of this sensor in case the measurement is not favorable, you will need an air cleaner. So it really is a complement, a product that reduces the cost of others such as the recent IKEA air purifier that we could also try here.
So, going into technical details, this sensor for measuring air quality is capable of measuring 2.5 or PM 2.5 particles, which are all those whose diameter is 2.5 micrometers. According to the analyzed data, it will show the result through a huge LED located on the front that has the ability to change color to indicate air quality:
- Green: when it is in this color it will indicate that the quality is logically good and that there is a low concentration of this type of PM 2.5 particles.
- Amber: in this color (orange) we will already be giving the first touch of attention and although there is air that you breathe of acceptable quality, you are warned that there is an average concentration of PM 2.5 particles
- Red: finally the warning that nobody would like to see, even less inside the house, but it warns of poor air quality and a high concentration of these PM 2.5 particles
Therefore, like a traffic light, with a very simple color code that is easy for everyone to understand, the sensor helps you to know if the air you breathe inside the house is of quality or not. If it is not, you can take advantage and get an air purifier to improve. Something that in the case of allergy sufferers can always be interesting, in the same way as humidifiers.
IKEA Vindriktning, price and availability
As we have said, the price of this sensor is 12 dollars, between 10 and 15 euros approximately when it reaches other IKEA stores throughout Europe. For its use you will only need a USB C cable and a power adapter like the one used to charge most mobile phones. Two items that are not included in the box, but for very little money you can even buy in the Swedish giant’s own stores.
Of course, the price and the limitations when it comes to measuring other particles makes you have to take this device as a complement as a reference. If you need something more precise, you will have to logically increase your investment for other devices with more precise sensors.