Desktop Air Purifier with Photo Frame

Clean air is essential to good health. Breathe easy when AIRic is on the job! Perfect for back to the office or back to school.

The Story

Like many people during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, my family was scattered around the country and unable to be together. As it became clear that the pandemic was fueled by airborne transmission of the virus, I began looking for ways to reduce the risk of infection for family and friends. In the middle of all the uncertainty about COVID-19, my son in California was dealing with smoky air from numerous wildfires. The combination of COVID-19 and wildfire smoke drove home the idea that clean air is as essential to good health as eating right and exercising. There was no question HEPA filters were an important part of the solution for both issues and others like allergies.

In late summer 2020, with some limited return to the office, there was also a recognition that this involved some loss of control over the condition of the work environment. What was easy to control in the home was not so easy to control in an office environment, including the cleanliness of surfaces and air quality. The entire office is served by a single HVAC system with multiple vents distributed throughout the office. Whatever got into the system would be efficiently spread throughout the space. This was even worse for those who worked in cubicles. Without walls and a door, they couldn’t even create a defined space to maintain some element of control.

I’ve been a product development engineer and inventor for over 30 years. I quickly recognized the need for a product that would fit into the normal work environment and give people back control over the quality of the air they breathe. I developed AIRic to solve this problem, with the belief that breathing clean air is one of the healthiest things we can do.

– Eric

Enjoy fresh air immediately with AIRic. H13 Medical Grade HEPA Filter media delivers a high flow of purified air.

AIRic is designed to sit on the desktop to direct clean purified air toward your head, so every breath you take is as clean as can be. You can’t control the quality of all the air in a building, but you can take control of the air you breath. AIRic’s H13 Medical Grade True HEPA Filter media removes up to 99.97% of airborne particulates, including smoke, dust pollen, mold, bacteria, viruses, and odors.

Use the picture frame for your favorite 8”x10” photograph, to hold your calendar or hold a reference document. Works in portrait or landscape orientation. Integrates perfectly into any desktop environment such as office, cubicle, dorm, open floor plan table, etc. Portable enough to stick in a backpack and use on the go anywhere you have an outlet, such as coffee shop, airport, restaurant, etc.

Typical air purifiers are designed to clean entire rooms like bedrooms, living rooms, offices or dens, but they are insufficient to provide much benefit in a large open space like the typical office filled with cubicles or open floor plan seating arrangements. Maybe the building’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system has filters, but do you know how effective they are against common contaminants and irritants? Do you know how often the filters are changed? Some HVAC systems actually spread contaminants through the air rather than removing them, making matters worse.

Breathe easy and take control of the air you breathe. AIRic puts out up to 600 liters of purified air per minute. That’s up to 80 times* the amount of air you breathe every minute! All directed right toward your head. It’s like AIRic creates a bubble of purified air around your head so you can breathe easy.

If you work in an area with the possibility of airborne particles, then you’ll want AIRic there to help promote better air quality and respiratory health.

For improving health, please understand, a HEPA air purifier is not the total solution. It’s a powerful and useful tool, but it can only capture particles that pass through the filter. Airborne particles can still be present in the air out of reach of the HEPA filter and these particles can land on surfaces or travel around open airspace before being drawn into the filter. AIRic is designed to provide filtered air in the immediate area around a desk, it’s not designed to clean the air across the other side of the room (although for small rooms it will do that too, over time).

This is why proper disinfecting procedures are required, wearing masks, gloves, and following procedures to regularly disinfect are all key factors in reducing the spread of any contagion.

*On highest fan speed. Normal breathing is 12 to 15 breaths per minute at an average volume of 0.5 liters per breath. This means the total volume of air you normally breathe per minute is 6 to 7.5 liters per minute.