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Wynd monitors and cleans the air as needed. It’s portable, so you can breathe easy wherever you go.
Wynd monitors and cleans the air as needed. It’s portable, so you can breathe easy wherever you go.
Wynd monitors and cleans the air as needed. It’s portable, so you can breathe easy wherever you go.
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Wynd - The smartest air purifier for your personal space

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Wynd creates a bubble of clean air around you by removing dust, allergens, smoke, and pollution from your personal space. Since it filters harmful particles out of the air around you, Wynd helps you breathe clean air and feel refreshed.

Wynd isn’t just an air purifier—it’s an intelligent personal air quality system. It monitors your environment and cleans as needed. Wynd is the size of a water bottle, so it’s easy to use anywhere—in offices, hotels, cars, public transportation, and more. Wynd helps you breathe easy wherever you go.

 

 

Freshen up your car: Wynd can clean over 70% of particles in a typical car cabin in under 10 minutes. Wynd fits in standard cupholders.
Freshen up your car: Wynd can clean over 70% of particles in a typical car cabin in under 10 minutes. Wynd fits in standard cupholders.

 

Keep your baby safe on the go with the Wynd Stroller Holder. In a semi-enclosed stroller, Wynd can reduce PM2.5 (fine particles) by over 50% and PM10 (coarse particles) by over 70%.
Keep your baby safe on the go with the Wynd Stroller Holder. In a semi-enclosed stroller, Wynd can reduce PM2.5 (fine particles) by over 50% and PM10 (coarse particles) by over 70%.

 

 

"You can't see what's in the air that you breathe. But the sensor attached to the Wynd air purifier can figure that out for you, and actually do something to clean up that air before it hits your lungs." - Tom's Guide

"Instead of being tied to one particular room or area, Wynd can adapt to different environment. This allows a range of possibilities for use." - PSFK

"Most startups just want to reinforce your phone case or maybe make your speakers a bit more portable. And then there are the ones that have the weight of the world on their shoulders" - TechCrunch

 

Wynd weighs less than a pound, so it goes where you go.

Wynd’s size makes it easy to travel with, and it’s a must-have for those going to polluted areas.

No need to keep Wynd plugged in: It lasts for 8 hours of typical use without having to charge it.

Wynd keeps your personal space free from particulates, including allergens, germs, and industrial pollution (PM2.5).

Wynd cleans these particles out quickly. Despite its small form factor, Wynd can deliver over 8 liters of clean air per second.

You don't need to wait to breathe fresh air. Wynd can instantly funnel clean air towards you.

 

Wynd is more than one device: It's an air quality tracker and purifier in one— and the tracker can actually detach for ultimate mobility.

Know your air quality at all times. The Wynd Air Quality Tracker continuously monitors your environment and alerts you when it becomes unhealthy. The tracker senses for the level of particulate pollution, from sources such as allergens, tobacco smoke, bacteria, mold spores, and smog.

The tracker detaches from the purifier and can clip onto things.
The tracker detaches from the purifier and can clip onto things.

It's the smallest particulate sensor on the market, so you can easily take it with you.

Check the air quality at a glance: The tracker's light color shows you how healthy the air is.

AUTO MODE

We don't just tell you the air quality: We proactively take care of the problem. With Auto mode, Wynd can automatically adjust its purification level to maintain a clean environment.

Just sit back, relax, and know that Wynd is keeping your air healthy.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE BREATHING

Open the Wynd app (for iOS and Android) to get more insights into your environment.

Get notified when the air quality around you is getting worse.

Track how your environment changes over time.

Wynd tells you how much pollution it's kept out of your lungs. By tracking air quality, airflow level, and usage duration, we can determine how many milligrams of particulate matter Wynd has cleaned from the air.

Got friends in L.A., a grandma in Beijing, or a child you want to keep safe? Keep tabs on your loved ones' air quality.

 

Check out macro air quality levels with Air Bubbles, our free companion iOS app.

 

As our community grows, we can even combine everyone’s tracker data to create a worldwide crowdsourced air quality map—the Waze of air quality. This would open the doors to hyper-local air quality info that could help people around the globe stay healthy.

 

 

 

We worked with Mike Nuttall, one of the co-founders of IDEO, to bring Wynd to life. He designed numerous beautiful and successful consumer electronic products, so we knew he’d help us create a product that’s beautiful and easy to use.

Watch Mike discuss his philosophy behind the design of Wynd:

Wynd was designed to fit in anywhere.

Wynd includes a dynamic 360-degree LED light ring that indicates air quality, airflow, battery level, and filter use.

We don’t believe in just having low, medium, and high settings: Wynd enables you to gradually adjust its purification level from 0 to 100—to find the setting that’s most comfortable for you—by turning the top control ring left or right.

 

Early sketches of Wynd's filter form factor
Early sketches of Wynd's filter form factor

 

The evolution of early Wynd prototypes
The evolution of early Wynd prototypes

 

CADing Wynd
CADing Wynd

 

Wireframing the Wynd app
Wireframing the Wynd app

 

AIRFLOW DESIGN

Our engineering lead, Eric, is an aerospace engineer who worked on the design of jet and rocket turbine blades before joining Wynd. He used his airflow expertise to craft Wynd’s patent-pending fluid dynamics.

We designed a low-turbulence, high-airflow system that keeps Wynd small while enabling it to clean a high volume of air and stay quiet.

Watch Eric discuss how he designed some of Wynd's airflow features:

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Early iterations of Wynd's fluid dynamics
Early iterations of Wynd's fluid dynamics

 

3D-printed iterations of Wynd's airflow system components
3D-printed iterations of Wynd's airflow system components

 

THE FILTER

Wynd contains a medical-grade air filter, capable of purifying particles as small as 0.3um (1 / 210th the average thickness of human hair).

The filter is lined with an antimicrobial layer lined with silver to keep it clean from microbes such as bacteria and mold. As air passes through this filter, the particulate pollutants are removed and any residual germs are killed off, and purified air flows out into your environment.

 

The filter typically lasts for 3 months in a polluted environment (with an average AQI of 200). In a less polluted environment, it lasts between 3 months and 1 year.

But don't worry about having to calculate it—we do it for you.

Replacing filters is automated: By tracking how polluted the air is around the filter—as well as Wynd’s airflow level and usage duration—we can tell you how used up the filter is and alert you when it’s time to order a replacement.

You can even subscribe to automated filter shipments: We’ll send a new filter to your door whenever it’s time for a replacement, so you don’t have to think about it.

Replacing the filter is way easier than on cars or house filters: With Wynd, just pop the old one out and pop the new one in.

Wynd's replacement filters will be $7 each.

SMALLEST PARTICULATE SENSOR ON THE MARKET

We spent 18 months developing our own patent-pending, particulate matter (PM) sensor because everything on the market was too big—and too inaccurate.

We created the smallest commercial PM sensor in the world.

Check out a demo of the tracker's functionality:

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The Wynd sensor—officially named the Wynd Air Quality Tracker—is highly accurate. It’s comparable to much more expensive (and larger) sensors. And, many of those large and expensive sensors stop working over time because grime and pollutants throw off their mechanisms. To avoid this, we engineered the tracker to remain highly accurate over time through dynamic calibration and an internal design that protects sensitive components from accumulating dust.

Our prototype trackers have a very high correlation (0.99) with high-end, professional air quality sensors such as the TSI DustTrak (which sells for around $5,000 and is the size of a handheld vacuum cleaner). The chart below shows a test we conducted of the Wynd Air Quality Tracker prototype vs. the TSI DustTrak II, and yields a correlation of 0.99 (the highest is 1.00):

RECHARGES QUICKLY

Wynd uses the new (and soon-to-be widely adopted) USB Type-C cable, which enables the device to fully recharge in 4 hours.

LAB-TESTED

Although we built Wynd to purify the air in your personal space, we decided to see how well it could clean a small room. So we had it tested in a 640-cubic-foot chamber (comparable to an 8x10ft room) by Research Triangle Institute, a leading national research institute and filtration testing laboratory. 

Check out the difference Wynd made:

 

 

 

We’re happy to give Wynd to your friends and family. If you would like to give Wynd as a gift, you can provide us with an alternate shipping address after purchasing a Kickstarter reward.

 

 

ADD-ON INSTRUCTIONS

You do not need to choose a different reward tier for your add-ons.

NEW BACKERS:

  • Add the amount for each add-on item you want to your Pledge amount
  • Send us a direct message (click "Contact me") on Kickstarter telling us which add-on items you want (i.e., "2 replacement filters")
  • After the campaign is over, we'll confirm with you which add-ons you want.

PREVIOUS BACKERS:

  • Click the Manage button to manage your pledge amount
  • Click Change your pledge and add the pledge amount for each add-on item you want
  • Send us a direct message (click "Contact me") on Kickstarter telling us which add-on items you want (i.e., "2 replacement filters")
  • After the campaign is over, we'll confirm with you which add-ons you want.

NEW BACKERS USING THE KICKSTARTER APP:

  • Add the amount for each add-on item you want to your Pledge amount
  • Comment on the project or send us a direct message (tap "Contact" on the Wynd Technologies, Inc. page) telling us which add-on items you want (i.e., "2 replacement filters")
  • After the campaign is over, we'll confirm with you which add-ons you want.

PREVIOUS BACKERS USING THE KICKSTARTER APP

  • Tap the Manage pledge button to manage your pledge amount
  • Add the appropriate pledge amount and tap Next
  • Navigate back to the Wynd campaign
  • Comment on the project or send us a direct message (tap "Contact" on the Wynd Technologies, Inc. page) telling us which add-on items you want (i.e., "2 replacement filters")
  • After the campaign is over, we'll confirm with you which add-ons you want.

 

 

 

 

 

We created Wynd out of a need to create clean environments for ourselves and our families wherever we go.
 

Ray (founder) frequently traveled to Asia, where poor air quality is a well-known problem. He hated the way pollution made him feel, and wanted to be able to take healthy air with him on the go. An engineering major at MIT, he decided to take action—he brought together a team that included other MIT engineers, seasoned designers, and even a former rocket scientist to build such a device.

Air quality affects people all over the world and comes in different forms. Allergens, germs, and smog decrease quality of life and lead to long-term health issues. As we developed Wynd, we met people from all walks of life who wanted to breathe healthier air. Over 40 prototypes were distributed to people from the U.S. to China to Israel and Nepal. Testers used them to clear their allergies in San Francisco, keep themselves and their families (and even babies) safe from air pollution in Beijing, and filter out mold spores from hotel rooms in Southeast Asia.

After 18 months of work we’re excited to bring you Wynd. We hope it will have a positive impact on your life.

For more about our story please read Ray's blog post here.

We need your help to build the product, spread the word, and grow the community. But most importantly, we want to engage with the amazing community of early adopters here and get everyone's feedback and ideas.

Risks and challenges

As with any smart hardware project, there are natural risks and challenges in engineering and manufacturing. We've done our best to minimize risks for backers: We've completed our design for manufacturing (DFM) and have completed seven generations of prototypes. In addition, we've already chosen our contract manufacturer in South China and have begun tooling, which will be used to create the premium matte plastic enclosures for Wynd. Our electronics and firmware are also at an advanced stage. In addition, the accompanying Wynd app is being developed and on track.

Our team is experienced in the manufacturing world, and we're confident that we can meet our timelines. However, unexpected delays can occur due due to manufacturing issues, component shortages, and possibly more. We'll do our best to be as transparent as possible and keep you informed, and work hard to resolve any issues as they may arise.

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    WYND AIR QUALITY TRACKER

    - Wynd Air Quality Tracker, in matte white or matte black
    - Mini microfiber carrying case
    - Charger

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    - Wynd in matte white or matte black (includes the Wynd Purifier and Wynd Air Quality Tracker)
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    WYND BABY BUNDLE

    Create a bubble of clean air around your baby with the Wynd Stroller Holder. This package includes:

    - Wynd in matte white or matte black (includes the Wynd Purifier and Wynd Air Quality Tracker)
    - Stroller holder for Wynd
    - Kickstand
    - Microfiber carrying case
    - Charger

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    WYND TWO-PACK

    Get 2 Wynd devices. Each package includes:

    - Wynd in matte white or matte black (includes the Wynd Purifier and Wynd Air Quality Tracker)
    - Kickstand
    - Microfiber carrying case
    - Charger

    Retails for $378.

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    WYND FAMILY PACK

    Get 3 Wynd devices and save. Each package includes:

    - Wynd in matte white or matte black (includes the Wynd Purifier and Wynd Air Quality Tracker)
    - Kickstand
    - Microfiber carrying case
    - Charger

    Retails for $567

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    DISTRIBUTOR PACK

    Get 10 Wynd packages and save. Each package includes:

    - Wynd in matte white or matte black (includes the Wynd Purifier and Wynd Air Quality Tracker)
    - Kickstand
    - Microfiber carrying case
    - Charger

    Retails for $1,790

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    WYND VIP

    Come join us on our adventure to improve personal air quality for everyone. You'll receive one of the first 10 Wynd devices manufactured, each with its own single-digit serial number. We'll also show you how we work behind the scenes.

    - 1 Wynd VIP Edition in matte white or matte black, with a laser-engraved single digital serial number (you choose which number you want—0 through 9, first come, first serve). Also can laser engrave a special message or name up to 15 characters. Comes with kickstand, carrying case, and charger.
    - 3 extra Wynd devices to give away to friends and family
    - Premium coffee table book detailing the making of Wynd and signed by the whole team
    - Meet the team. We'll take you out to lunch in Palo Alto and walk you through the design, engineering, and manufacturing of Wynd

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