- No filters, no maintenance
- Stylish, Sleek Design
- Convenient 56 inches long cord with cable management
- 650 square foot coverage
- Adjustable nightlight color
- Ability to turn off the nightlight
- No fan to let you know it is working (small blue LED)
- Slightly hot to the touch
- Blue Power LED may disturb sleep
- May take up a lot of space on your desktop
Enjoy clean, allergen-free, micro-free air with the portable quiet air purifier from Airfree.
I do not know who dreads the start of school more, students or parents. It seems that we only get a few short months of reprieve before the disease factory begins anew. From viral upper respiratory infections to pink eye, to strep throat, it is uncanny how the pestilence has not wiped us all out. If not for Chicken Noodle Soup, The Price is Right, humidifiers, a variety of essential oils, and the medical know-how of doctors, what else do mothers have at their disposal to protect their families? Some families choose to utilize air-purifiers like the one from Airfree.
The Airfree P3000 Iris Air Purifier arrived in a dual-toned 8 5/8 inches wide by 8 5/8 inches long by 11 3/8 inches tall retail package. The package was divided into a visually appealing upper 7 7/8 inches tall white panel and a lower 3 1/2 inches tall blue panel. The cover and back panels provided the Airfree logo along the upper left and upper right. Additionally, they included a 4 3/4 inches wide by 6 5/8 inches tall image of the purifier bisecting the line. Rotating the box to evaluate the right side, the packaging promises to eliminate dust mites, ozone, bacteria, viruses, mold, pollen, pet dander allergens. The European made device utilized eight icons to detail many of the features of the device: patented eco technology, requires no maintenance, totally silent, low energy consumption, small and portable, award-winning design, 2-year warranty and ozone free. The opposite side panel provided five 1 5/16 inches diameter icons, which detailed the mechanism of action: 1. Contaminated air enters into the Airfree by air convection. 2. Microorganisms are destroyed at 200 degrees celsius/400 degrees Fahrenheit. 3. The purified air is cooled down. 4. The purified air dissipates throughout the environment. 5. While it purifies the air, the Airfree Iris emits different colored lights that help to create welcoming and inspiring environments.
Within the box you can expect to find a 3.5-pound black-colored air purifier with a 56-inch long cord, and a well-written instruction manual. The 10.4 inches tall by 8.4 inches diameter device was quite visually appealing. I loved the glossy black surface and the rows of textured dots because they reduced the appearance of fingerprints, smudges, and dust. The three black panels met each other snugly, along the lateral edges, but not across the top. Along the top edge, between the panels, you will find a star-shaped triangular white output port. Near the bottom of the cover panel, you will find a white/blue “Airfree” logo with a blue LED indicator light directly above it. Just above the blue LED, you will find a light color touch sensor. Tapping the button will cycle between the red, purple, blue, dark blue, turquoise, green, yellow, orange, white, light blue, and color cycle mode. If desired, you can press the button one more time to turn the nightlight off. If you turn the device onto its side, the nightlight will flash, alerting you to the incorrect placement.
I was pleased with the design of the product and decided to utilize it in the bedroom of my seven and ten-year-old boys. The product promises to purify air in rooms up to 650 square feet. I plugged the Type B wall outlet into the wall and utilized the convenient cable management system along the bottom to orient the plug. The lower rim had three slits to accommodate the cable. I was immediately surprised by the lack of noise. This device has no fan, nor does it have humidifying/dehumidifying features. If you place your hand atop the device, you will feel a warm air emanating from the surface. Using a Nubee Infrared thermometer, the base of the device measured 75 degrees Fahrenheit, the upper arcuate edge measured 94.6 degrees Fahrenheit and the white output port measured 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit. If I measured the output port perpendicularly, it measured 174 degrees Fahrenheit. As noted above, the core supposedly reaches a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, to kill microorganisms in a similar manner to boiling water. The instruction manual noted that the device needed to be placed into a room larger than 43 square feet in size, else the device will actually heat up the surrounding area. You can utilize it inside of an airconditioned room but not in a hallway or room with an open window. It is designed to run 24 hours per day, seven days per week to reduce allergens/infectious agents.
I do not have a method to test the quality of the air going into the device nor coming out of the device. Luckily, the device has been tested by several independent labs throughout the world. According to the USAirPurifiers.com website, the “Exclusive patented Thermodynamic Sterilizing System (TSS) technology has been independently tested in “real life” working environments by world-renowned institutions and ISO 17025 laboratories in six different countries including the USA, Sweden, and Germany. These tests prove that the Airfree P3000 Air Sterilizer totally destroys up to 99.99% of microorganisms that pass through its patented TSS system no matter how small or hazardous they might be.” I read through several of the trials and felt that the data were promising. As promised, it appeared that the highly effective thermal device reduced airborne contaminants and odors. There are no filters, the device requires no maintenance, it is small and portable. Honestly, what else would you need in a device that promises to help your family breath better air?
I have tested several fans, humidifiers, and sleep aids and found that they help with some aspects but may also cause noise pollution or annoying obtrusive lights. The Airfree P3000 Iris was quiet, provided LED nightlight illumination but also had a light-free mode. If I had a single recommendation, I would request that the blue LED was replaced with a red LED. Since blue light decreases melatonin, your sleep hormone, and red light increases melatonin, it did not make sense to have a blue LED in a room of sleeping. Despite the negative comment, this was only a minor nuisance. We have used the device over the past 2 months and it does appear that my seven-year-old son has had improved/more restorative sleep. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or from frequent upper respiratory infections, this device may be perfect for you. Perhaps you have a college student who is about to live in a dorm or fraternity house. Perhaps you work in a small office with a few other people, or perhaps you run a daycare and want to avoid an outbreak. If you are looking to improve the air you breathe, consider the Airfree P3000 Iris air purifier. To quote Avengers Endgame, “I love you 3000.”