Originally developed for use in hospitals, where diaper and bedpan changes get deodorized, this instant deodorizer can now be used at home too.
Made from a long articulated arm with a cone collector at one end, the machine is huge, but it deals with odors as effectively as it claims. It uses a special activated charcoal to absorb the smelly, and the charcoal used in filters like a Brita pitcher has very small pores that can only absorb a small range of particles.
The charcoal used in the deodorizer has larger pores that can absorb a variety of particles and odors making it effective to neutralizing the smelly fumes.
The deodorizer is only available in larger models designed for use in hospitals but its creators said they are working on a smaller commercial version as well. Maybe one day we'll be able to get rid of all that stink in the house and on undried clothes. [DigInfo TV via Akihabara News]