MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC ADDS VOICE CONTROL TO WI-FI-ENABLED HEAT PUMPS
Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps connected with the brand’s optional Wi-Fi Control are now also Alexa-enabled for hands-free control.
BDT Product Manager, Sarah Ellison, predicts that as homes become more connected, voice controlled heat pumps will be the way of the future for optimum comfort.
“Not only does this simplify everyday living by letting you switch on your heat pump or changing the temperature when you have your hands full, it also means it is easier than ever for those who have impaired vision or disabilities to switch on their heat pump by uttering simple commands,” she says.
The Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pump Control Skill was developed in-house by BDT, using the predefined Alexa Smart Home Skill which was specifically created for HVAC devices.
DYSON LAUNCHES PURE COOL PURIFYING FANS INTO NEW ZEALAND
Since the last magazine appeared, Dyson has launched its Pure Cool purifying fans.
As well as cooling and improving air circulation, the product is designed to automatically purify the room it’s in, capturing gases and 99.95% of ultra-fine particles.
With the product’s easy to read LCD screen or via the Dyson Link App, users get an idea of how well the product is working with real-time information on the level of VOCs, Nitrogen Dioxide, pollen, mould, humidity present.
The new Dyson Pure Cool purifying fans come in a large tower format for floor placement and a small desk format for worktops in white and silver.