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Published on January 14th, 2015 | by Greg


Sleep Soundly With Brookstone’s Pure-Ion Bedroom Air Cleaner

Start the year of 2015 off right- and healthier than ever. Whatever your resolutions may have been, sleeping soundly is probably important to achieving them- getting enough rest helps control weight, inspire artistic endeavors, and is critical to good overall mental and physical health. And one of the worst problems in your bedroom might be as simple to fix as improving your air quality.

One thing we’re definitely tired of is having to deal with two separate machines for humidification and air purification. New York City- and just about any- apartments can get really dry in the winter, and that’s bad for nasal passages. Plus, if you have any allergies or asthma, you need an air purifier running constantly to help deal with dander, dust, and other pollutants. The Brookstone Pure-Ion Bedroom Air Purifier and Humidifier combines both machines, handling both issues, and isn’t too large or loud, plus it offers dual reservoirs for long-term operation without nightly refills.

Like some other air cleaners that we’ve seen, the Brookstone Pure-Ion includes a stainless-steel filter that washes easily in the dishwasher, plus an indicator to let you know when it needs attention. Controls are simple, and allow you to select the desired mode- humidifier, cleaner, or both simultaneously. If you want to let it run non-stop, you can, but there’s also a timer you can set to have ti working for two to twelve hours. Solid CADR ratings- the official standard- are 109 smoke, 137 for dust, and 147 for pollen. It’s not built for a living room, but tested in a normal bedroom and could work fine in an office as well. On a low setting, it’s barely audible for the most part- except for an occasional pop or crackle due to the filters. On higher settings, you will notice it, but the Pure-Ion wasn’t louder than comparable machines, much less two different appliances running at the same time.

The Brookstone Pure-Ion Bedroom Air Purifier and Humidifier isn’t the best-looking model we’ve seen- the recent Coway pair were cute, and the Winix U300 offers extra filtration stages for odor protection and true HEPA purification. But we’ve been happy with reduced static and mold, the compact, dual-purpose machine and the large 2.6 gallon tank. Like with the Brookstone Pocket Projector Pro, it’s surprisingly solid and well-designed, and only slightly too expensively priced- available now, online and in stores for around $350.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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