The Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier is probably the toughest device that I’ve had to review for this site thus far. Even reviewing a vacuum cleaner was easy mode compared to this.
Part air purifier, part fan, the Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier is honestly indistinguishable from their other regular bladeless fans. However, on closer look, you would notice that the base is meshed and that’s where most of the magic happens with the purifier/fan pulling in all the surrounding air and expelling clean, fresh air into the room. It does certainly look cool and way better than other devices out there and, thankfully, that’s not the only trick up it’s sleeve.
Apart from the supplied remote control, what I loved about the Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier is that it allows for full control of your fan right from the mobile phone via an app. Setup is easy – all you’d need to do would be to connect the purifier through the app to your home’s network and everything else is covered. The best part would be connecting the purifier to multiple devices.
As each purifier is tied to an associated email address, the only set up needed would be to sign into the app using the same email address and you would be connected instantly. Considering this feature in a home where I’ve even created a shared email address just for the household, this makes it easy for everyone to get connected in no time. You’re able to access all the controls within the app itself which makes is much more convenient considering you’re more likely to have your mobile phone in hand most of the time.
The real purpose of the app actually lies in its ability to measure the air quality in the room. I guess air purifiers have been pretty fluffy devices since only the nose knows and you never really had a good idea how clean the air actually is. I had hoped to use the purifier during the haze season in Singapore where air quality gets pretty bad but unfortunately did not get the chance to put it through the gauntlet. In place of that, I had placed the purifier to rid my kitchen / living room of cooking odours which is an unfortunately consequence of having an open concept kitchen.
You’re able to see the air quality readings to go from the fair zone (indicated by yellow portion) to head back into the good zone (green portion). Additionally, the Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier can be set to an auto mode where the purifier will automatically crank up its intensity and work harder to keep the air quality in the green.
Unlike the V6 Fluffy, the Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier’s filter has to be replaced after every 4000 hours of use. There’s an indicator bar at the bottom of the app estimating the lifespan of the filter giving you a good idea when it needs replacing. Considering that 4000 is slightly under 6 months worth of 24/7 continuous use, I’m guessing it would take a good 2.5 years before a replacement is needed when used at an average rate. At this juncture, you might wonder if your filter might be obsolete but I guess that shouldn’t be an issue given Dyson’s track record. Hopefully.
While the app does illustrate how well the purifying function works, one cause of concern would be how well the device works as a fan. If you’re coming from a regular fan, you might want to temper your expectations. Otherwise, I’d say the Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier is best used in a cool room as for it to perform optimally. At the highest speeds, it can also get rather loud and more often than not, the top speed would be the selection of my choice in absence of the air conditioner.
At S$1,099, the Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier is not an impulse buy by any measure and should be a good purchase if you’re looking for an all in one combo. Considering that it’s unlikely that a separate air purifier and fan might look as good as the Cool Link, the real question would be how much emphasis is placed on making your home aesthetically pleasing?