If you suffer from allergies, asthma or other afflictions aggravated by poor air quality, the brand new Awair air-monitoring system can help you breathe a little easier. The gadget looks like a tiny stereo speaker, but it actually tests the air quality in your home to make sure it's not bad for your health.
The Awair was created by tech startup Bitfinder. The gadget tests air quality in your home and then sends that information back to an app on your smartphone.
It has sensors that can test several factors that affect air quality like temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, fine dust particles and volatile organic compounds.
Awair doesn't actually clean the air in your house, but it can recommend products to improve air quality based on your preferences.
The Awair can also connect to other smart gadgets in your home like smart thermostats and humidifiers, and there's even a chip you can use to let it communicate with older devices.
It automatically integrates with Philips Hue lightbulbs and the Misfit Shine, and there are plans for the gadget to work with Nest and IFTTT in the future.
The Awair is available for preorder right now and costs $149.