Air Cleaner Review: Rabbit Air
Do you use or need an air cleaner?
For some reason – I’ve always had an mini-obsession with air cleaners. Regardless if you have pets, allergies, smokers (or just plain stink yourself) – Hoboken doesn’t always have the cleanest air. With buses, trucks, sewage treatment stench and disgusting dumpster juice left on sidewalks – it’s always nice to have fresh air in your apartment or condo.
I think I’ve tried all the possible air cleaners out there. From your standard Honeywell HEPA filters (which I thought were terrible – because the filters were expensive, didn’t last long – and stunk your house up MORE if you didn’t change the filters at the right time) – to the Ionic cleaners (first tried the “imitation” Sharper Image models – which worked ok, then eventually settled on four Ionic Breeze desktop models for various rooms). While the Ionic Breeze cleaners met much controversy (Consumer Reports claimed they didn’t work) – I felt they were the best. Even after a party – with many people smoking – my apartment never stunk like smoke. But alas, Sharper Image is gone – and three of the four Ionic Breezes I owned eventually broke. I needed a new air cleaner.
Success – works great!
A couple things sold me about the Rabbit Air model:
- 6 stage purification system:
You can customize your MinusA2 air purifier by choosing from a variety of custom filters that will benefit you most. You have the choice of Germ Defense, Pet Allergy or Toxin Absorber. Each type of custom filter is specially engineered to trap and destroy different types of germs, chemicals or allergens. The unit also includes a six stage purification system with BioGS HEPA filter. This new generation HEPA filter is what differentiates Rabbit Air from all other HEPA type air purifiers. As opposed to other models which only trap particles without eliminating them, the BioGS HEPA filter traps and destroys allergens and pollutants down to 0.3 microns in size 99.97% of the time.
- Flexible installation options:
You could use the Minus A2 either as a free-standing unit – or add the optional wall mounting bracket. I chose the latter – and found a perfect spot that didn’t take up any extra room in the house.
- It works – and works well:
One thing I noticed about the “auto” setting was – that it picked up on the slightest change in pollutants in the air. Whether something obvious such as a cigarette, or not so obvious, like when a truck drove by – it automatically sensed that were extra toxins in the air – and boosted cleaning speed. Other benefits include the relatively low noise – and the fact that filters only cost $75 per year (much less than other brands). Another benefit is the excellent support. I had one issue where a sensor got a bit clogged – and they immediately instructed me how to rectify the issue (it was my fault.)
Discount for Hoboken411 Readers
I like the product so much, that I wrote Rabbit Air and told them I wanted to share my positive impressions with the Hoboken411 readers. They were thrilled to hear that – and are offering a 10% off discount coupon through the end of the year. If you order any product from them – just use Coupon Code: HOBOKEN411 when placing your order.
Does anyone else have this air cleaner? If so, do you share my sentiments?
PS – One strange feature was this “mood light” – which doesn’t make or break the product’s effectiveness – but I just don’t get why it’s there. If anything, it’d be cool if the color changed based on ambient sounds, but it’s just a straight blue light, and I don’t get what’s “moody” about it!