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[Review] Easier Breathing and Louder Speaking: The LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier


LG PuriCare Air Purifier

RM849

Pros

Cons

+ Fresher and cleaner air

- Put tension on ears without strap extender

+ VoiceON technology

- Pricey

+ Strap extender included

+ Easy setup & user friendly

+ Eco-friendly packaging

As we go through this pandemic with multiple Covid-19 variants from Alpha to Delta, each coming stronger than the other, wearing masks has become a part of our daily lives. Every time you go outside of your house, your masks must be on but they can sometimes be frustrating like when your voice is muffled and you will experience breathing difficulties after wearing it for some time, and yet it's too dangerous to remove your mask outdoors. So today, we'll be looking at a cool-looking Star Wars-ish wearable air purifier to help improve your breathing.

Unboxing and First Impressions


The LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier comes in a simple eco-friendly packaging, which is made from unbleached paper and recyclable materials. As LG emphasizes the importance of saving the earth, the packaging box isn’t glued for recycling as well as easier unboxing.

Inside the box is the wearable air purifier itself sitting nicely on a plastic pack, which can be used as a charging stand. Included in the box are some paperwork, a face guard, two pieces of PuriCare filters, 15 pieces of inner covers, a portable pouch, a strap extender, and a USB-C charging cable.


The unit that we received comes in white colour with a smooth plastic exterior. On the bottom, you’ll get a speaker. Turning over to the interior, there’s a filter case on the left and right, each for you to fit in the PuriCare filters. Inside each slot, you’ll see a suction fan. The power button, light indicator, and USB-C charging port are located at the bottom.

Overall, I feel like I’m going to look like a StormTrooper when I put it on as it’s definitely bigger than a normal mask and I expect it to cover the whole lower half of my face.

Setup


When LG included so many things in the packaging box, I was concerned about whether the wearable air purifier will be user-friendly or not in terms of installation. Turns out, it’s pretty easy if you follow the steps accordingly in the owner’s manual.


Before you get to breathe fresher and cleaner air, you’ll have to slot in each PuriCare filter into the filter case, pushing it inward until it clicks into place. According to LG, these HEPA H13 filters are able to efficiently remove harmful particles like dust, virus, bacteria, and allergen up to 99.95%. When you’re done with the filters, you need to put an inner cover by simply sliding the holes on the cover over the guide tabs on the air purifier. Then, you can layer the face guard on top of it, which can click into place magnetically.

Once everything is in place, you can press and hold the power button for at least 2 seconds and it will turn on. The light indicator will turn green, indicating that it is working now. You can just put it on like a normal mask, hanging the straps around your ears. You can adjust the straps according to the sizes of your ears. If the straps are not long enough or you feel any discomfort with the ear straps, you can use the included strap extender to reduce tension around your ears.

VoiceON


As this unit is thicker than a normal mask, your voice would be more concealed and trapped. The VoiceON technology, which comes with a built-in microphone and speaker, functions as a voice amplifier. To activate it, simply press the power button when the air purifier is on. When enabled, it will beep twice and thrice when you disable it by pressing the power button again.