Amazon on Wednesday added the Smart Air Quality Monitor to its lineup of home gadgets. Available for preorder now for $70, the new indoor air quality sensor is expected to start shipping next month.
The Smart Air Quality Monitor has built-in temperature and humidity sensors. It also claims to detect a range of allergens and toxins in your home, including dust, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds. Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, can be caused by a number of household items such as pesticides, permanent markers, paint, cleaning supplies and more.
If the Smart Air Quality Monitor detects an issue, it's supposed to send you a notification via the Alexa app. If you also have an, you can opt to get an audio alert from your Echo device -- or ask it for the status of your home's air quality. More air quality information is provided in the Alexa app and through smart displays.
Air quality monitors are a new product category for Amazon. In late September, the tech giant held an event where it announced a variety of other home products, ranging from the wall-mountedand a to the , which starts shipping to customers Nov. 4.
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