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Air Wick's Essential Mist Smart Diffuser shows anything can be made 'smart'

Air Wick Smart Diffuser
Air Wick Smart Diffuser (Image credit: Air Wick)

What you need to know

  • Air Wick has announced the Essential Mist Smart Diffuser.
  • There are iOS and Android apps.
  • Users can turn the diffuser on and off as well as set schedules.

Air WIck has announced the Essential Mist Smart Diffuser and yes, it's an oil diffuser that can be controlled from either an iPhone or Android phone.

Setting the smart control aside, where this diffuser seems to differ from the norm is the fact it uses pre-mixed refills that negate the need to deal with water that needs to be refilled. So you use a refill to avoid refilling. Ok then.

The Air Wick® Essential Mist® Smart Diffuser transforms essential oils into a light, fragrant mist. The diffuser is an easy-to-use, cordless device designed for pre-mixed refills – eliminating the use of water allowing for a mess-free affair. Air Wick® Essential Mist's lightweight and portable diffuser is now enhanced with Bluetooth® capabilities.

There's a free Air Wick iPhone (opens in new tab) and Andoid (opens in new tab) app that handles all the programming and you can have your new diffuser turn on and off when you need it to, according to 9to5Mac. So, maybe have it turn on before your sweaty teenager walks in from school?

Whatever the use case for this thing, it isn't as expensive as you might expect. It's priced at $20 and the refills sell for around $5 apiece (opens in new tab). Unfortunately, finding the diffuser online seems to be almost impossible but that'll likely change soon enough.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

2 Comments
  • People need to learn that when they read the word ‘fragrance’ on any product it generally means liquid made up of mostly petroleum product that will give you cancer. The perfume industry has moved away from botanical ingredients to largely oil based products that make about 30 percent of people sick. Personally I suffer from severe migraines caused by perfume, I have to make sure I visit the grocery store during non peak hours, it limits the jobs I can have/keep, and makes it so that things like going to a concert or seeing a new movie in theaters are a game of migraine Russian roulette.
  • People will buy what works for them, really it's the governments that need to stop allowing ingredients that will cause harm