Dyson Pure Cool TP04: Fresh air, fancy features and a sky-high asking price

Nancy J. Delong

Two of our most recent products roundups here from the CNET Wise Property staff are rundowns of the best air purifiers and the best tower lovers. The Dyson Pure Cool TP04 designed an visual appeal on the two lists, for the reason that it is both. At a significant retail value of […]

Two of our most recent products roundups here from the CNET Wise Property staff are rundowns of the best air purifiers and the best tower lovers. The Dyson Pure Cool TP04 designed an visual appeal on the two lists, for the reason that it is both. At a significant retail value of $550 (£500, AU$799) the modern-searching, HEPA filter-equipped equipment promises to purify the air in your house when simultaneously casting a cooling breeze from aspect to aspect. Many thanks to a created-in Wi-Fi radio, you can handle the matter remotely and keep track of your home’s air excellent from an application on your phone, or turn it on and off applying voice instructions with Siri or Alexa.


  • Double functionality as the two an air purifier and a tower lover
  • Close to silent overall performance other than at highest speeds
  • Liquid crystal display screen can make it simple to make educated changes at a glance
  • Application controls enable you keep track of air excellent or use your phone as a distant
  • Supports voice controls by means of Alexa or Siri
  • Good-searching structure obtainable in several colours, features magnetic distant

Don’t Like

  • Air purification is not demonstrably better than machines that cost hundreds considerably less
  • Dyson’s overall performance claims are not backed by standardized, third-social gathering checks
  • No Google Assistant integration
  • Two-calendar year guarantee would seem a minimal small at this value

As he tackled the tower lovers, CNET’s Ry Crist arrived to enjoy the TP04’s bells and whistles and its close to-silent overall performance, and known as it a deserving improve decide on for people ready to expend. Dave Priest, in the meantime, was considerably less enthused about the TP04 in his produce-up on air purifiers, and questioned whether it was definitely any better than major-performing air purifiers that cost hundreds considerably less (third-social gathering tests indicates that it is not). 

Now, the two of us are teaming up to come to a consensus on the TP04. In a way, we are the two ideal. Irrespective of whether you are searching for a tower lover or an air purifier, the TP04 is obviously far more equipment than most individuals will need, and there are plenty of possibilities that can tackle a very hot, stuffy house for hundreds considerably less. For all those who want to continue to keep a nearer eye on air excellent in their house — who would enjoy a device’s beneficial nudges when, say, a Saharan dust cloud is approaching — the TP04 is a justifiable little bit of excess.

Most individuals, on the other hand, will be better served by preserving their income and opting for a little something considerably less subtle but just as purposeful.

Pure Dyson structure

From vacuum cleaners and desk lamps to hair stylers and hand dryers, Dyson is nearly synonymous with bold, fashionable structure, and the British firm’s air-purifying tower lovers are no exception. Obtainable in the US in 5 colours, the TP04 is a modern position image for your living area or bedroom, and about as fantastic-searching as air purifiers or tower lovers get.

The colour-coded air excellent rating on the entrance of the unit can make it simple to see when the degree of pollutants in the air is climbing.

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With a acquainted elliptical form, a lover in the base that blows air up and out as a result of vents in the loop, and the very same, nifty magnetic distant that docks on major, the structure hasn’t changed a lot at all above the many years. Save for the addition of an Liquid crystal display screen on the entrance of the unit, it is almost unattainable to convey to the TP04 aside from its Pure Cool predecessors at a glance. The structure wasn’t broke, and Dyson did not repair it.

Don’t be much too brief to gloss above that Liquid crystal display screen. It really is a refined matter, but acquiring a visual indicator of serious-time air excellent situations empowers you to make brief, educated changes at a glance. That is a meaningful improve, and 1 that can make it a lot a lot easier to truly feel like you are applying the TP04 effectively.

Tap a button on the distant, and you can cycle the exhibit involving a colour-coded air excellent rating, a serious-time air excellent line graph, the ambient area temperature or humidity, ranges of specific sorts of pollutants like allergens, or the filter position. If you discover the screen distracting, you can activate the Night Manner environment to instantly dim it down. All of it feels thoughtful — and appropriately high-stop, provided the value.

Cloudy overall performance claims

Most air purifiers can be judged by a combination of things: how well they filter particulates out of the air, and how a lot air they cycle as a result of in an hour. Dyson’s HEPA-accredited filter will reliably get rid of ninety nine.97% of particulates of .three micrometers in mass — a notably challenging dimensions to seize — which usually means it should really get rid of the broad vast majority of pollen, smoke particles, aerosol droplets and other irritants that could be floating about your house. It also has an activated carbon filter, which will seize odors and gaseous pollutants, until the carbon is saturated, which happens fairly quickly with most purchaser-grade air purifiers.


An inside of look at the TP04’s HEPA filter (still left) and activated carbon filter (ideal).

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The TP04 functions perfectly well as an oscillating tower lover, and when it is not quite as whisper-peaceful as our major tower lover for minimal-quantity overall performance, the Honeywell QuietSet, it is nevertheless considerably less noisy than common, maxing out at forty eight decibels at close assortment. When it will come to air biking, Dyson’s bona fides are a minimal harder to verify than other air purifiers on the current market. The corporation would not submit to the very same Affiliation of Property Appliance Producers checks — which create beneficial purifier-to-area dimensions tips — as most competition, for the reason that it claims, all those checks do not mirror serious-existence use cases.

Rather of tests for cleanse air shipping fee, which AHAM verifies, Dyson submits to its possess take a look at, which options a a lot more substantial area with nine sensors put at intervals about it. The declare: Dyson’s oscillating lover helps circulate air far more properly than other air purifiers, which devoid of powerful lovers may well just develop cleanse air bubbles about them selves.

Dyson’s products, most likely predictably, performs well in its possess tests setting.

The trouble is that impartial researchers we have spoken with at length expressed confidence in AHAM’s checks — and we have found no evidence to propose that well-rated air purifiers develop the “cleanse air bubble” Dyson has prompt they do. What is far more, third-social gathering tests like Wirecutter’s hasn’t turned up noticeably better outcomes in substantial rooms for Dyson than its competition.

In small, the air about Dyson’s cleansing claims is not notably very clear, and its $550 value tag well outstrips demonstrably reliable house air purifiers created for substantial rooms — these as the superb $250 Honeywell Property. If you adore the structure, Dyson’s Pure Cool will look awesome and very likely do its career in your house. But if you are not fully enamored with the extras, you can discover better performing purifiers for considerably less than 50 % the value. Make that a tenth of the value if all you are searching for is a good tower lover.


Screenshots by Ry Crist/CNET

All about the application

Connecting the TP04 with the Dyson Link application is easy more than enough — just plug it in and stick to the pairing recommendations on your phone. Once it is on your home’s Wi-Fi network, you may be ready to keep track of air excellent and adjust settings from the application. There are also brief recommendations for how to pair the unit with Alexa or Siri, which lets you turn the equipment on and off, or toggle its settings with your voice. That is a terrific selection, but it is a shame the TP04 would not support Google Assistant voice controls, much too.

The settings obtainable in the application go earlier mentioned and over and above most air purifiers and tower lovers. For starters, you can adjust the lover pace on a ten-issue scale or adjust the oscillation angle involving four different settings: 45, ninety, one hundred eighty or 350 levels. You can established a snooze timer for as minimal as 15 minutes or as lengthy as nine hours. If you want to run the purifier devoid of casting a breeze throughout the area, you can reverse the airflow route so it blows backwards. The application will also enable you develop a weekly schedule, wherever the TP04 will run at your chosen settings at specific situations on specific days.

Together with Alexa, the TP04 supports Siri voice instructions.

Screenshot by Ry Crist/CNET

If you just want the TP04 to do no matter what it demands in buy to continue to keep air excellent optimal, you can established it to run in Auto Manner. If you are applying it in a bedroom and you do not want Auto Manner to crank up to its noisiest settings when you are attempting to snooze, you can activate Night Manner at the very same time to cap the fan’s pace at 50%. All of it functions perfectly, and it lets you use the equipment on the other hand you like.

As for the air excellent metrics, the app’s house screen employs your ZIP code to keep track of situations in your region alongside what it is registering inside of your house. With a tap, you can pull up a sequence of line graphs demonstrating all round air excellent in your house, as well as specific metrics like the degree of volatile natural compounds or allergens. You can also keep track of ambient temperature and humidity above time, which is wonderful facts to have on hand.

A recent temperature phenomenon here in Louisville, Kentucky gave us a fantastic possibility to take a look at all of that out. An great cloud of Saharan dust designed its way throughout the Atlantic and settled above the southeastern US (2020, amirite). Neighborhood meteorologists warned of weak air excellent as a final result — particularly, an excess of PM2.five and PM10-sized pollutants. Guaranteed more than enough, which is exactly what the TP04’s sensors began to detect.

In Auto Manner, the TP04 immediately cranked by itself up to the highest settings to consider to get all those numbers down. Slowly, the app’s line graphs for every type of pollutant began to slide. Following an hour or two, almost everything was back again in environmentally friendly territory. At that issue, we turned Auto Manner off and established the TP04 to 50%. That wasn’t more than enough — the traces began creeping back again up into yellow and toward pink. Apparently, Saharan dust is no joke, and the TP04 essential to run at full blast in buy to tackle it.

What is significant is that Dyson’s Auto Manner was intelligent more than enough to realize the challenge, and the application in depth more than enough to allow us to keep track of it in serious time. That is a degree of handle that should really remember to energy end users and temperature nerds alike.


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The verdict

At $550, the Dyson Pure Cool TP04 is appropriately fancy and full-showcased, but it is not demonstrably better at its main career than air purifiers or tower lovers that cost noticeably considerably less. Like most factors at Dyson, the in-house overall performance claims are the products of fantastic engineering. That leaves it to the high-stop structure and the application-enabled options to definitely justify the sky-high asking value. For most of us, they probably do not.

Still, the TP04 functions well and looks terrific, and it offers a degree of meaningful air excellent handle that you will never get with other air purifiers. If which is far more interesting to you than a standard established-and-forget about equipment, then Dyson’s air multiplier could make feeling as a luxury purchase. Usually, you are better off procuring for a considerably less high-priced choice.

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