For years, an assortment of fly-by-night brands on Amazon have been peddling so-called HEPA air purifiers. Without knowing anything about their efficacy or even what HEPA stands for, the whole market seemed like snake oil. How else could you explain the nonsense names of what Amazon identifies as the leading brands? RIGOGLIOSO, JINPUS, ASLOTUS, to name a few. (My favorite is a clever brand called “THE THREE MUSKETEERS III M,” a patently obvious attempt to capitalize on the credibility of the U.S. company 3M.)
Now that we are told to live in constant fear of a flying, unseeable virus, it seems like a good as time as any to revisit these machines. Do they actually work? For most of 2020, that question was purely academic; air purifiers flew off the digital shelves at a such a clip that you could not have gotten one even if you wanted to. But now that supply chains have stabilized to a degree, it is worth asking if air purifiers are worth the investment.
In theory, these HEPA-filtered devices remove 99.97% of particles from the air. However, despite what you’ve heard from scaremongers, you are unlikely to contract COVID from stray particles just floating around. If someone in your household has the coronavirus, you are likely to get it from being in contact with them. The quality of the air is unlikely to affect that one way or the other. Furthermore, even though an air purifier removes particles from the air, it does not kill them. This could make cleaning out the filter especially dangerous, as you are guaranteed to come into contact with whatever it picked up. If you’re like me, this all sound like much more trouble than it’s worth.
Look, if you want to waste $50 on some OEM Chinese air purifier for the peace of mind, like the one pictured above, I am not going to stop you. Just do not get bamboozled by the companies trying to price gouge you in the current climate. For example, there is no reason on earth that anyone should spend $800 for the Molekule Air:
I get that it looks cool. But if you buy it, you have to realize that what you are really getting is an art installation.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Her
When it comes to shopping for your best friend, mom, girlfriend, or any other leading lady in your circle, we’ve got you covered. Shop the best gift ideas for women with this holiday gift guide. All products are available on Amazon!
Surprise the makeup enthusiast in your life with this beautiful neutral eyeshadow palette.
Cozy up with these UGG sherpa slippers that will keep you warm all winter long.
Give the gift of glowing skin with this perfect addition to your skincare routine.
Comfortable sleep set that is cozy and cute.
A moisturizing lotion that rejuvenates the skin during the dry winter months.
Give the gift of this Pillow Talk icons set. Includes four favorite lip secrets from the collection.
Like an airy dream, Ariana Grande Cloud is a creamy, soft and luxurious perfume with a high-class scent. Fresh and uplifting bergamot orange, rich lavender and juicy pear create a bright opening.
A hair product any beauty buff would love.
An ideal gift for a girl who’s always on the go!
These must-haves are essential for every step of your hair care routine. Cleanse with normcore signature shampoo, moisturize with the nourishing mask, and refresh your style with perk up dry shampoo.
This lash enhancing liquid eyeliner and serum promote the appearance of longer looking lashes.
A great stocking stuffer and always an everyday must-have.
You can never go wrong with a good pair of earrings, let alone at this price!
At $9, This Silly Plush Turkey Hat Is A Must-Own
In 2022, Santa hats are out. Silly turkey hats are in.
I was on Amazon looking for things to do over Thanksgiving with relatives (eventually landing on the brand new game Christmas Categories) when I came across this:
My first thought was that it creates the perfect opportunity for someone in the family to recreate the classic Monica turkey head scene from Friends:
Then I realized that there are many ways you can have fun with the turkey hat Thanksgiving. When you play games, you can decide in advance that the loser has to wear the turkey hat. Or perhaps you can start a tradition that whoever carves the turkey each year gets to wear the turkey hat. The possibilities are endless!
No matter how you are spending the holiday this year (with funny turkey hat, or sans funny turkey hat), the We Know Products team wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Keep Comfort Within Arm’s Reach With NAIPO’s New Handheld Massager
If you go on Amazon and search for “handheld massager,” you will find dozens and dozens of clones of the same $100 massage gun. My immediate reaction upon seeing this was that there is no longer any innovation in the massager industry. Instead of actually investing in R&D to come up with more advanced ways to help customers, massager companies seem content to copy one another and compete on price.
One company gives me hope. That company is NAIPO, a well-known massager brand whose stated mission is to help people all over the world “Find Well-being.” NAIPO’s latest handheld massager features a brand new design that provides added value for the user. While it is still a percussion massager, its sleek comfort-grip handle grants access to otherwise inaccessible areas of the body. It also features 5 interchangeable massager heads so that you are able to treat each acupuncture point with the best possible massage.
This attention to detail creates a truly customizable experience. After a workout or just a long day at work, you can choose from 5 different speed levels and 5 different working modes, from gentle relaxation to vigorous, deep-tissue massage. By virtue of the extended front grip, you can give exactly the right type of massage to previously neglected muscles all over your body.
A common complaint about percussion massagers is the noise level that can make it awkward or even impossible to use in public. The new NAIPO handheld massager is different. Unlike its competitors, it provides amazing results with only a single massage head. This has the twin effect of reducing noise levels and making it lighter and therefore less unwieldy, a huge plus especially for older users.
The NAIPO XF-5120 handheld massager will be available for purchase soon, and at $52.99 it is inarguably cheaper than similar products on the market. You get your very own either at NAIPO’s own storefront on naipocare.com or on Walmart.com. Stay tuned for more updates!