When we reviewed the Airthings View Plus last year we were massively impressed with its indoor air quality capabilities but a little miffed by the $299 price-tag.
The good news is that, over in Vegas at CES 2022, the Norwegian air quality monitoring specialist has taken the covers off of two near-identical, but more affordable products: the Airthings View Pollution and the Airthings View Radon.
Coming with a price-tag $100 less than the flagship View Plus, the devices hone in on the air quality issues that most concern you.
If particles caused by things such as car exhausts, chemicals, burning or gas are your main concern then the Airthings View Pollution is for you.
It measures both PM1.0 and 2.5 and tracks the particle size range that poses the most direct risk to your health, along with temperature and humidity.
If you live in an area with a high Radon reading, then it’s the Airthings View Radon.
Radon is a radioactive gas typically found in certain areas of the country (you can find maps to see if youâre at particular risk). This gas can cause cancer and, if itâs detected in high quantities in your home, should be dealt with professionally.
Unlike the brand’s previous sensors, such as the Airthings Wave Mini, the new View models (and indeed the existing View Plus) have a low-power e-paper screen, so you see whatâs going on without fishing out your phone.
They have Wi-Fi on board so you don’t need to be near the device to access the data and battery life is also impressive; two years on the Pollution, three years on the Radon (powered by six AA batteries).
Shipping is expected to start soon.
These devices won’t actually clean your air, mind â for that you’ll want to check out our guide to the best air purifiers.