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Evo Jan11-11 12:29 PM

ANDREA: Plant-based Air Purifier
 
This is outrageous. $200.00 for a small plastic plant pot with a tiny fan. Doesn't even include the plant. Has no air filters, nothing.

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Product Description
Andrea is a revolutionary new air purifier engineered to significantly improve the air filtration capacity of natural plants. This living filter accelerates the removal of harmful VOC's and toxins through the active infrastructure system of a plant to continuously clean and oxygenate the rooms ion your home or foccie. Andrea naturally purifies air by drawing it in with a whisper quiet fan to propel it through the leaves and root system of a plant, then out through the water and soil filtration and back into the room . Works with any household plant. Ozone free operation. No replaceable filters.
$200.00

http://www.amazon.com/ANDREA-Plant-b.../dp/B002P8NZ1Q

WTH is a foccie? Is that a dyslexic office?

JaredJames Jan12-11 10:20 PM

Re: ANDREA: Plant-based Air Purifier
 
I was under the impression plants weren't very efficient at this sort of thing?

The plant can only process a certain amount, sticking a fan in isn't going to make it magically process more CO2 and give you cleaner air.

Borek Jan13-11 02:32 AM

Re: ANDREA: Plant-based Air Purifier
 
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Quote by jarednjames (Post 3080190)
I was under the impression plants weren't very efficient at this sort of thing?

The plant can only process a certain amount, sticking a fan in isn't going to make it magically process more CO2 and give you cleaner air.

That's not about just CO2. I recall reading that back in the times of the leaded petrol trees planted on the sides of the road were substantially slowing process of lead contamination of the surrounding terrain. No idea about exact mechanism. I guess that's the idea behind the device. But I agree with Evo, it sounds ridiculous.

Chronos Jan22-11 03:20 AM

Re: ANDREA: Plant-based Air Purifier
 
Dang plant huggers, no wonder my computer fan cost a fortune. I shudder to think what it will cost to put a catalytic converter on my grill this summer.

Evo Jan22-11 03:22 AM

Re: ANDREA: Plant-based Air Purifier
 
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Quote by Chronos (Post 3096069)
Dang plant huggers, no wonder my computer fan cost a fortune. I shudder to think what it will cost to put a catalytic converter on my grill this summer.

:rofl:

I can't believe more people haven't realized this is just a potted plant...without even the plant!!!!!

nismaratwork Feb1-11 06:05 AM

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Quote by Borek (Post 3080431)
That's not about just CO2. I recall reading that back in the times of the leaded petrol trees planted on the sides of the road were substantially slowing process of lead contamination of the surrounding terrain. No idea about exact mechanism. I guess that's the idea behind the device. But I agree with Evo, it sounds ridiculous.

In the case of lead from petrol fumes, it settles into the soil where it can be taken up by fast-growing, "thirsty" trees. This is done however, using their extensive root system, not their leaves for the most part. So, you're right, and you're right!

nismaratwork Feb1-11 06:06 AM

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Quote by Evo (Post 3096072)
:rofl:

I can't believe more people haven't realized this is just a potted plant...without even the plant!!!!!

Any time I find myself in that state of incredulity you seem to be experiencing (it stinks I know)... I say two words out loud, and EVERYTHING becomes clear... and calm.

Pet. Rock.

turbo Feb1-11 06:13 AM

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Quote by nismaratwork (Post 3114422)
Pet. Rock.

I'd rather have the rock than a house-plant in a $200 enclosure.

nismaratwork Feb1-11 06:19 AM

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Quote by turbo-1 (Post 3114432)
I'd rather have the rock than a house-plant in a $200 enclosure.

Yeah, but the principle is shockingly similar. I mean, plants, AFAIK grow like weeds! :uhh: So you can just fill your place with the darned things!

Rocks are also readily available, and between some pots, fans, nail polish, glue, and googly eyes... you have the makings of a fortune based on fools.

After all, the time and effort needed to produce and market pet rock was absurdly low... here you DO have a valid place to plant something, and a fan. It's a stupid concept, but it actually DOES something given the chance.

A pet rock... my god, is there ANYTHING that just screams, "kill me, I'm tired and lonely... my only friend is Rocky Balboa II... kiiiilllll mmmmeeeeee..." :approve:

JaredJames Feb1-11 06:24 AM

Re: ANDREA: Plant-based Air Purifier
 
I'd prefer the rock, but for $200 I'd want it to be solid gold.

nismaratwork Feb1-11 06:28 AM

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Quote by jarednjames (Post 3114445)
I'd prefer the rock, but for $200 I'd want it to be solid gold.


http://i.cdn.turner.com/asfix/reposi...d_ep006_21.jpg


Will this suffice? It's not exactly a ROCK however...

JaredJames Feb1-11 06:35 AM

Re: ANDREA: Plant-based Air Purifier
 
Hmm, gold coloured, glowing, inspires awe/fear in those who view it.

Yep, that would be just fine. I'll take two.

nismaratwork Feb1-11 06:42 AM

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Quote by jarednjames (Post 3114452)
Hmm, gold coloured, glowing, inspires awe/fear in those who view it.

Yep, that would be just fine. I'll take two.

Well, to be fair, in the context of the show it also brings death and misery to all who hold it... and you're a nice guy. So... eh. :wink:


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