The air indoors may be as bad, or worse than the air outside. This is due to pollutants such as pet dander, cigarette smoke, cooking fumes, and even air fresheners! This is the reason why many homeowners consider an air purifier as an essential home appliance.

Dyson Pure Cool Link

Two smart air purifiers have entered the market – the Dyson Pure Cool Link and Philips 3000 Series Air Cleaner. Whereas the Dyson Pure Cool Link's smart features are connected to an app, most of Philips 3000 Series Air Cleaner's smart features are in its Aerasense Sensing Technology.

So which is better for your home and lifestyle? We compare its features below. (For this comparison, we've used Dyson's Tower model; there is also a Desktop model.)

First, the basics:

Room Size 42sqm, but is equipped with oscillation  31- 76 sqm room
  • Made in Malaysia
  • Colour: Silver/White, Grey/Blue
  • Made in China
  • Colour: White
  • Fan Speed:  1 – 10, Auto Mode, and Timer
  • Sound Level: 62dB (and even lower, with the Night Mode)
  • Power: 58 Watts
  • Fan Speed: Silent, Speed 1 – 3, and Turbo
  • Sound Level:32.5 – 63.8 Db(A)
  • Power: 11- 60 Watts


Philips 3000 Series Air Cleaner

Next, we compare the technology used (and type of particles it removes) and of course, the smart features.


360 deg Glass HEPA filter

  • Captures 99.95 per cent of ultrafine allergens like dust mites and pollen, odours, and other pollutants as small as 0.1microns


  • Particles are kept in the filter, preventing them from escaping back into the room


  • A layer of activated carbon granules in the filter traps odours and harmful toxins like paint fumes inside the filter

Vita Shield IPS technology:

  • Removes ultrafine particles as small as 0.02microns  (more than 100 times smaller than PM2.5), and harmful gases like formaldehyde, toluene and TVOC


  • Removes 99.97 per cent of common airborne allergens, pet dander, and dust mite


  • Removes 99.90 per cent of bacteria and some viruses


Filter 360 degree Glass HEPA filter Extra thick Nano Protect HEPA and AC filter
Smart Features

Dyson Link App

  • Real-time indication of air quality


  • Reports the live indoor and outdoor air quality, even when user is out of the house. This allows user to oversee peak pollution time e.g. pollen seasons, cooking


  • Sensors inside the machine detect changes in conditions – fan and air purifier will adjust automatically, to meet the targeted air quality


  • LED display will dim and noise lowered, with night mode

Aerasense Sensing Tech

  • Real time PM2.5 feedback


  • Lifespan of filter is calculated based on indoor pollution level, air flow and operation time


  • User is notified when it is time to replace filter, through a four-step color feedback


  • Appliance stops functioning (to avoid running with no effect) if filter is not replaced promptly


  • Sensor touch UI with big numerical display

Quiet Mark by the Noise Abatement Society

Certified asthma- and allergy- friendly by Allergy Standards Limited

Certified by European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation

The Dyson Pure Cool Link Purifier Fan (Tower) retails for $1,099, and the Philips 3000 series Air Cleaner for $899.