The air that surrounds us is constantly changing, from the temperature to the humidity, and this can have effects on both us, and aspects of our daily lives. Air Comfort is a compact device that measures the air temperature and humidity and relays the information back to the user’s smartphone.
The device’s profile has been taken directly from its ancestor, the Clinical Thermometer of 1884, but with an added playful and bold spin that brings it into the modern day! It is free from any glaring lights, invasive buttons or design-interrupting connectors, leaving the design looking simplistic, but most importantly, allowing it to seamlessly blend into its surrounds! The only flat edge is found hidden on the base, allowing Air Comfort to be stood upright, or if the user wishes, it can be suspended by the large void in the body.
This is certainly and more inconspicuous method of monitoring the air quality!
Designer: Francois Hurtaud for iBeabot
A familiar shape.
In 1884, Joseph Hicks was granted the patent for Clinical Thermometer using mercury to display the temperature level. The mercury reservoir and the vertical shape will become a global visual symbol.
A playful object.
A gömböc or gomboc is a convex three-dimensional homogeneous body which, when resting on a flat surface, has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium.
A versatile usage.
A hook lookalike system will allow the user to hang or suspend the sensor in the desired location.
The design deliberately features no light, connectors or buttons.
The sensors are placed at the heart of the product in order to benefit from a homogenous ventilation whether the product is laid flat or suspended.
The low power consumption sensors are powered by a flat battery accessible by twisting the bottom part.
Connectivity: Wirelessly sync with iOS and Android
Detection range: 10 meters (free field)
Battery Type: Button cell CR2450 (changeable)
Battery life: Minimum 12 months
Temperature sensor range : -25°C to 70°C, accuracy at 25C: ±0.5°C
Humidity sensor range: 0% to 100%, accuracy at 70%: ±4.5°C
Measurement interval: 5mins to 40mins adjustable
Data storage amount: Up to 100 days (4032 sets)
Dimension: Max Diameter 35.8mm, height 115.2mm
Net Weight: Approx. 35g