Portable air purifier makes running or biking in cities even better

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The Iwind is an active cycling filter — or, basically, a portable air purifier. The breathing device is designed for athletic users while they bicycle, scooter or hoverboard around urban environments. 

The lightweight filter’s compressor mounts to your helmet, backpack or jacket. It’s connected to a duct with a spout that directs fresh air toward the face.

“The essence of Iwind is optimum comfort and maximum efficiency. It sucks in the impure air around you, purifies it and supplies fresh air back to the nose cone through the air duct,” the Kickstarter states

The filter removes 99 percent of air pollution including cigarette smoke, allergens, dust, car exhaust and industrial waste. The Iwind doesn’t weigh more than a pair of sunglasses, so it won’t bog you down. It’s produced from shockproof, scratch-resistant recycled plastic and its duct can bend to any shape for your convenience. 

The device also has a warm breath function that uses ceramic heating to provide air at a more comfortable temperature. You can even add a face mask that will up your clean air intake from 95 percent to 99 percent. 

While you can’t buy the Iwind in stores yet, it has already secured $11,065 from its Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $10,000. There’s still time to back the Iwind to get yours so act fast. 

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