Room sprays and candles are the most common solutions to getting rid of bad smells. However, these usually don’t do a great job at “masking” the odor, instead, they mix aromas and arguably worsen things. This is definitely not the ultimate solution, especially for someone with a sensitive nose or allergies. This is when a gadget using NASA-inspired technology comes in handy.
VentiFresh ECO: The Modern Solution to Bad Smells
Funded on Indiegogo with over 300% of its goal, VentiFresh ECO is a portable device that removes odor without mixing the bad smells with artificial ones. The two-inch gadget can practically fit anywhere, and its gel pad on the bottom helps it stick to surfaces.
It’s great for placing near all the smelly spots, such as the cat’s litter box, trash bin, bathroom, shoe rack, etc. The creators managed to make this gadget so effective as they got inspired by NASA’s use of photocatalyst technology in the International Space Station.
The Benefits of Photocatalysis
Because of the need to purify water in space, NASA has studied the benefits of photocatalysis. Ever since, plant growth chambers featuring photocatalytic have flown on multiple missions, using the newly discovered process to preserve space-grown crops by eliminating the rot-inducing chemical ethylene.
Knowing that NASA can rely on photocatalysis for air and water purification, the VentiFresh creators decided to use similar technology against bad smells. The gadget is chemical-free, ECO-friendly, doesn’t require maintenance, and only needs a USB power bank to charge. It works in two different models to knock out the odors anywhere at their source.
With everybody coped up inside right now, air purification and dealing with bad smells is a common in-house battle to win. The VentiFresh ECO is one of the many newly created gadgets, and there are more to come. What’s most important is that more and more independent projects tend to focus on environmentally-friendly gadgets that generally improve our lifestyle.
Skydio, a company that has made a name for itself with self-flying, obstacle-dodging drones, has recently made two huge announcements regarding its upcoming drones. The company has launched the new and updated Skydio 2 Plus. It is also providing a free update that will turn the drone into a programmable cameraman. Read on to know more about the technological advancements of the Skydio drones.
Skydio 2 Plus
This latest version of Skydio’s product cost $1,099 and is the fix to its predecessor, Skydio 2’s, biggest shortcoming. The Skydio 2 Plus comes with the kind of long-range, robust connection that the original Skydio 2 was missing, thanks to a new high-power 5GHz Wi-Fi radio and a pair of pop-up antennas. The company also promises a view of up to almost two miles with an optional Skydio 2 Plus Beacon controller and almost four miles if you’re using the optional twin-stick Skydio Controller. The new drone also has nearly 20% more battery and a maximum flight time of 27 minutes, both an improvement over the last model.
A new feature will soon be unrolled for both Skidio 2 and Skydio 2 Plus. This brand new addition, called Keyframe, makes it possible for anyone to capture continuous choreographed shots with complex, cinematic, and smooth camera motion. With Keyframe, all the pilot has to do is select the start and end shot, along with any interesting points in between, while the drone’s system will do the rest. This feature will allow any user, no matter their skill level, to capture Hollywood-style camera shots.
The company has grown massively during the pandemic, now housing more than 400 people. Skydio has also launched the $149 Skydio Care plan which will let you swap your broken drone for a new one for a flat fee of $150, no questions asked.