[Trending Technology News] Say Hello to Your Own Personal Air Purifier

Candy Ho
May 16, 2019

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Taiwanese company, Rice Ear Ltd. has developed a personal-space filterless air purifier called Luft Qi. This neat gadget cleans the air in your immediate surroundings for up to 16 square meters.

Design of the Luft Qi, the smallest filterless air purifier

The Luft Qi is a much-needed innovation as the world struggles with both indoor and outdoor air quality and its detrimental effects on health and quality of life. According to the WHO, air pollution kills an estimated 7 million people worldwide each year. The sad thing is, indoor air quality may be even worse according to some estimates. Nano-technology products like Luft Qi use nano-photocatalysis technology to create a brand new air purifying experience.

Air purifying innovation

The Luft Qi uses the latest UV LED technology together with nano-photocatalyst through an IP protected reaction chamber. The Luft Qi is the first air purifier that has a patented nano-reactor instead of a filter.

Luft Qi takes in the surrounding air from every angle wherever you are, in your home, your office, your car or outside. A chemical reaction results when the nano-reactor is activated by UV LED light and pollutants like mold and airborne bacteria get broken down into harmless molecules.

"Although traditional HEPA filters can trap bacteria and mold, they are also perfect places for these microorganisms to grow," said Chein, CoFounder of Rice Ear Ltd.e. "No larger than a beverage can, this new air purifying concept will go unnoticed in any home or location."

Enhances quality of life

Coming in the shape and size of a soda can, the Luft Qi helps you to breathe easy wherever you are. The air purifier was specifically designed for people who suffer from allergies and is ideal for inhabitants of old, moldy buildings. The gadget contributes to a better quality of life by getting rid of germs, toxic chemicals, bacteria and viruses in any environment.


The simple design comes in different colors, looks classy, and is small enough to be unobtrusive. In the office, this desktop air purifier is so quiet you won’t even notice when it’s busy doing its air purifying work.

Because the Luft Qi is small and lightweight, you can take it anywhere. You remember that strange smell in the car? Just plug your Luft Qi in at the micro USB port and it will get rid of the odor for you. If you have a problem with allergens, this is the ideal product for you, as you can take it with you when you travel.

Rice Ear Ltd., the company behind Luft Qi, was founded in Taiwan on October 6, 2016 by Titus Chang and Wayne Chein. Chang has a background in material science and Chein qualified in chemical engineering.

The crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that started on April, 2018 has been a great success. The next step on the Rice Ear Ltd. adventure is a pitch at Collision in Toronto later this month.

Luft Qi is the world’s first filterless air purifier that integrates LED expertise with nano-photocatalysis technology to enhance quality of life for everyone.

Latest product updates

The company has announced an improved version of Luft Qi called the Luft Cube, which will be available on Indiegogo soon, according to their official website. The Luft Cube will be even smaller than the soda-can-shaped Luft Qi, and claims to have a 25% improvement in cleaning effects. The Luft Cube is currently running a crowd funding campaign on FlyingV in Taiwan, but the the start of the Indiegogo campaign is yet to be announced. We will make an update when we get the information.

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