this is only A matter of time. For a long time, I have covered air purifiers for WIRED, and the absence of IKEA in the market has become more and more obvious. Last year, when the market for air purifiers flooded in the hell of wildfires and coronavirus, the brand’s sense of procrastination was particularly evident. Suddenly, everyone wants cleaner indoor air.
As the saying goes: It’s better to be late than nothing. The IKEA Förnuftig is listed in the US today (sold in overseas markets earlier this year), even if it has an interesting name and today is April 1, it is not an April Fool’s joke. Förnuftig sells for $55, and you can choose the color of the case, as long as you choose black or white. The woven grille of both models is gray. Förnuftig̵
Most air purifiers look outrageous-like the weird plastic machine you find in the school gym storage room when you are skipping classes. But Förnuftig looks sharp, because it measures about 12 by 18 inches, so it doesn’t take up much space. It is very thin, only 4.5 inches deep, if you want, you can set aside the floor bracket and mount it horizontally or vertically on the wall. Few other air purifiers can be installed on the wall.
Förnuftig has a clean air delivery rate (CADR) of 130 cubic meters per hour, which makes it what I call a “bedroom air purifier”. CADR is an industry standard measurement standard used to measure how effectively a device can filter the air in a room within an hour. Without disturbing your details, this rating means that Förnuftig is ideal for small rooms such as bedrooms or small home offices. If you want to buy equipment for a larger room, it is recommended that you choose a larger living room air purifier from our air purifier guide.