Tech Toy Tuesday 04/16/13
4/16/2013 8:08:00 AM
New album release today Abbey Load by Beatallica, if you’re not familiar with Beatallica, let’s get familiar with them quickly. They’re a mash up band from Milwaukee that combines Beatles songs with metallica songs and... somehow it kinda works.
New movie release today Quentin Tarantino's latest, the Oscar nominated, Django Unchained or “D-jango” Unchained if you’re an idiot like I was a few months back is out on Dj-blu ray and DjVDj.
One new, notable video game release today too: Injustice: Gods Among Us takes the same fighting mechanics and engine of the most recent Mortal Kombat reboot, and pairs them with characters from the DC Comics universe. If you ever wanted to know who’d win in a fight between Batman and Superman, you can find out.
And the tech toy of the week this week is a product called Airocide. Airocide sounds like the name of a 1980s arcade game or some sort of crime of the future, but it’s not, it’s an air purifier. But it’s not just ANY air purifier. It’s an air purifier built with the same technology that NASA uses to clean the air on the space station and hospitals and grocery stores use to keep their air clean.
There’s no filter, there’s no ionizer, It’s what’s known as a "hydroxyl purifier” which removes Volatile Organic Compounds – the harmful gasses emitted by things like aerosol sprays and cleaning supplies this is in addition to completely eliminating all mold, fungi, viruses and bacteria. It never needs to be cleaned, you just need to change out the reaction chamber once a year.
Normally I’m pretty suspicious of claims like this, but it passed tests by the University of Wisconsin, Texas Tech, the FDA, a peer-reviewed report from Texas A&M and Airocide links to the full reports from these studies on their site.
There are two downsides. Tastes will vary, of course, but I don’t think it’s very aesthetically pleasing. It’s a wood and metal rectangular box that just kinda sits there. the other is cost. It’ll set you back $800, plus another $99 a year for a new reaction chamber.