Sanyo Virus Washer System: Good Luck

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There's nothing like playing up the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) factor to sell products, and that's probably what Sanyo is doing with its Virus Washer System, a group of five products that the company claims can remove airborne viruses and allergens using electrolyzed water. The products are said to "suppress" 99% of airborne viruses without any chemicals.


Excuse us, but we smell a rat here. If someone is infected with viruses, those creepy crawlies can be passed on in many different ways other than airborne methods. And that airborne virus filtering capability is suspect, too. Removing pollen, dust and even bacteria? Maybe, but viruses? Good luck reaching that 99% number.

No word on pricing of this suite of air filters, but they can't be cheap, and their effectiveness would be hard for consumers to prove and probably 99% psychological.


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Um, cheaper to operate until the expensive UV light burns out. Electrodes are FAR cheaper to replace. Like really, really way cheaper.

Sanyo is a no B.S. company. I have purchased tissue culture incubators for my lab and they are far better than any competitors, really well thought out and affordable.

I understand Gizmodo doesn't have any science expertise but this product serves a real purpose (airborne transmission is common, especially in public areas) and is designed in a way to do it cheaply and effectively (few moving, disposible, or breakage prone parts).

As for the last poster, he is just regurgitating the brochure on the product he sells which is a conflict of interest and just not well informed.