Thanko unveils a new USB-powered air purifier

It has been several months now since we talked about a bizarre USB-powered product from Thanko. Last time out it was a hairbrush that automatically misted your hair with water as you brush. The new product from the purveyor of strange gadgets this time is a USB-powered UV Air Purifier.

The air purifier is able to clean the air around your desk of dirt and odors. The purifier has a two-speeds and stacked filter elements to clean the air as the air is pulled through the purifier. The filter set up has six layers total and is capable of trapping particles in the air as small as 0.3 ┬Ám.

That is an impressively small particle size and the device could go a long way towards improving the air quality in your office or cubicle. The purifier also features an integrated ionizer to help capture dirt and other allergens. Another feature inside the device designed specifically for killing bacteria and germs is an integrated ultraviolet light.

Hospitals all around the world use ultraviolet light to kill airborne bacteria and germs so as strange as using UV light sounds, it is a proven method. The USB purifier sells for $65, so the device isn't exactly cheap. You could probably go down to your local Walmart for Target store and pick up a plug-in air purifier that would do much better job, and do it quicker.

[via EverythingUSB]