This month we asked you to tell us what you want to see turned into a Bluetooth speaker for a chance to win a pair of Sennheiser MOMENTUM on-ears. Though there’s been a ton of suggestions, one of the things that hasn’t yet popped up is an air purifier. If that was your idea, China based company AXA Technology is one step ahead of you with a Kickstarter campaign underway that intends to combine the two.
The speaker, simply named the AXA Hifi Music Air Purifier, uses a built-in air purifier to remove harmful substances from the air. It does this by releasing ions that sterilize and suppress dust. AXA designed this speaker to function as two separate pieces in one uniform body. The bottom portion holds the audio drivers, two 10W bass drivers and two 4W drivers for the mids and highs. The top portion is the air purifier with a customized 3-in-1 filter to go along with the custom silent fan and the plasma generator.
The first layer of filters is for general sterilization and breaking down particles, the second layer is a carbon filter that absorbs formaldehyde, and the third is a HEPA (High-efficiency particulate arsenate) filter that removes 99.8% of fine particles. The list of toxins captured by the speaker/filter includes formaldehyde, benzene, smoke, airborne bacteria, and PM2.5 which are fine particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers.
AXA designed the speaker to be about 11-inches in height and 7-inches in width, which is just small enough to move around from desk to desk but a little too big to be considered portable. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 to stream music from your device but also has a 3.5mm input jack right around back. If you prefer more control it also comes with a remote control that allows you to adjust the fan speed as well as basic EQ controls to boost or reduce the bass and treble.
The team at AXA Technology has so far funded almost half of their $6000 goal and have 25 days left to go in the campaign. The Hifi Air purifier will retail at around $500 so if this seems like a good two-for-one investment for you make sure to get in on the early bird specials to save money. Assuming the goal is met estimated shipping time is in June of this year, right in the middle of summer allergies.