Smart Home Gadgets to Combat Allergens

If the return of warm weather has you weeping—and not just tears of joy—then it may be time to invest in some intelligent allergy fighting technology.

Below we’ve identified a few smart home devices that will keep your domicile comfortable—and breathable—regardless of season.



Forewarned is forearmed, and with the AlerSense you’ll be well-equipped to avoid impeding allergy attacks with near prescient insight. The Wi-Fi-enabled, honeycomb-shaped monitor comes equipped with four sensors (air quality, temperature, particle, humidity) to read the dust, pollen, mold spores, airborne dust mite allergens and other chemicals or toxins in the air and alert owners when necessary. Utilizing a combination of artificial intelligence, cloud-based algorithms and user feedback, the AlerSense understands which air quality conditions may be most triggering for specific owners and only alerts them when those conditions arise, providing specific tips on how to “clear the air” and bring peace back to the home.

The AlerSense is available for pre-order now for $179, with units shipping in late 2018. Alternatively, buyers can purchase the identical, European version of the device—branded CAIR due to distribution partnerships—right now for €159.00 ($190).


Molekule represents a revolution in air purifiers. Were you even aware there was a revolution in air purifiers? Well, there was and this is it. While the standard air purifier technique is to trap offending airborne toxins, Molekule destroys them. Employing nanotechnology, Molekule eliminates allergens, mold, bacteria, viruses and airborne chemicals by breaking them down on a molecular level and releasing them back into the air as their harmless component parts. This advanced technology also allows Molekule to destroy pollutants a thousand times smaller than what the industry standard HEPA filters are able to catch.

The Molekule is available for $799.

Keen Home Smart Vent Systems


A great way to keep your home’s air quality optimal is to prevent harmful pollutants from entering the abode in the first place. The Keen Home Smart Vent System has plenty of great smart-home features for HVAC-equipped homes, allowing owners to control temperature, airflow and humidity—all great ways to alter a room’s air quality—room-to-room and on-demand via a smartphone app. But each of Keen’s clever vents can also be outfitted with electrostatic, antimicrobial smart filters that will destroy the germs which commonly cause asthma attacks, reduce pollen, dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander all year-long and prevent other toxic agents from entering your air space. Best of all, the connected system will automatically order new smart filters for your vents when necessary, based upon your HVAC usage.

Keen Smart Vents are available for $109 to $139 per unit, based on size and Keen Smart Filters are available for $19 per unit.

Neato Botvac Connected

Not all allergens are airborne, and unfortunately, some are the byproduct of our best friends. Fortunately the Neato Botvac Connected is a pet hair pulverizer. Not only does the Neato have all the features you’d want from a smart vacuuming robot (smartphone and voice control, scheduled cleanings, app-based analytics), the D-shaped device’s Spiral Blade Brush and powerful suction allows it to eliminate piles of pet hair, regardless of vacuuming surface. Furthermore, the Neato’s Combo Brush is specifically designed to snag more pet hair, especially in hard-to-reach places like the walls, where such dander tends to cling. Rounding out the Rover-remnants-fighting robot is a large, high-performance filter that can trap a sizeable amount of hair and is easy to empty, to keep you from sneezing at any point in the pet-mitigation process.

The Neato Botvac Connected is available for $699.


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