While Meross were busy throwing products out left, right and centre not too long ago, things went a little quiet. Well, the China-based company are back with another new product, and this time a new product category, with the Meross Smart Wi-Fi Air Purifier (MAP100).
The new product, reportedly initially surfacing in Hong Kong, has yet to officially appear in any online stores, is WiFi-based and is compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant. In terms of the shape, it’s fairly similar to the recently released Smartmi P1, in that it’s cylindrical, as well as using a tubular style air purifier, which also looks surprisingly similar to the filter used in the P1.
We’re told the filter used is a standard HEPA 13 filter type (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) designed to remove up to 99.97% of particles measuring no less the 0.3 μm, which includes pollen, dirt, dust, moisture, bacteria (0.2-2.0 μm), virus (0.02-0.3 μm), and submicron liquid aerosol (0.02-0.5 μm) (1). Also, similar to the aforementioned Smartmi P1, the filter is removed and replaced from the bottom of the device, with an easily removable base.
Given the nature of Meross products to be very budget-friendly, we’re expecting this to probably come in at around US$129 – 150, although don’t quote us on that, with a release date sometime around June.
In separate, but related news, Meross is reportedly working on a Power strip that will also include fast-charging GAN USB-C ports. When such products will emerge, and for what regions, we’re not sure yet, but it just goes to show there’s still some life in power strips.