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Air purifier zaps germs at 400 degrees

Sterilize your bubble at home


A USB air purifier is fine when you're on the road, but at home you need something more powerful for a fully sterilized bubble. That's when you might want to consider the "Airfree Platinum 2000."

Its name may sound like something out of RoboCop, but the purifier claims to eliminate 99.99 percent of all germs. The secret weapon is a ceramic core that reaches 400 degrees, a temperature where no micro-organism can build their germ villages, according to Appliancist. (Airfree claims that it functions at these levels without burning down the house. Glad they mentioned that.)

We've seen--and tried--our share of miracle air cleaners, so forgive us for withholding judgment on Airfree's claims. But even if it doesn't pan out, you can always turn it into a futuristic Trojan helmet.