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Recently updated on December 29th, 2020 at 09:27 pm

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I received the new Hathaspace Smart True Hepa Air Purifier for review and it is a great choice for large rooms. It is designed to purify the air in rooms up to 1,500 square feet. It will eliminate over 99% of particles under 0.1 microns. This machine has a 5 stage filtration system that can not only get rid of dust but also smoke and VOCs. I have gone reviewed other air purifiers on Sleep Sherpa but so far this one is the most effective for big rooms and the best value.

Ordering the Hathaspace Smart True Hepa Air Purifier

There are two ways to buy this air purifier. You can order direct through Hathaspace which I recommend or through Amazon. Either way, shipping is fast. Mine arrived in under a week from Hathaspace. It was also packaged very well.

hathaspace box

How Much Does it Cost?

This retails for $399 but if you order through Hathaspace, you have the option of joining their filter club plan which will send you a new filter automatically every 4 months at a 10% discount. Opting into the filter club also reduces the price of the air purifier, so then the price becomes $369. You also get an extended warranty. Hathaspace has a 60 day trial period if you order direct but if you decide to return it you will need to pay return shipping costs.

Overview of the Hathaspace Air Purifier

Here’s a video overview of the device. In the video, you can see how easy it is to change and replace the filter and how loud the device can get on its highest setting which will most likely be rarely used.

Construction of the Hathaspace Air Purifier

hathaspace constructionMy Hathaspace Findings

There’s really not much to get this setup. There are instructions but the most important is to remove the plastic wrapping from the filter itself before operating.

hathaspace instructions

This is the second 5 stage air purifier I have tried and I am a convert to this technology. I noticed a real difference in air quality within minutes after turning this on. Here’s a look at each filter.

The black grid in the picture below is the pre-filter that gets rid of the biggest particles. This is a washable filter and to clean it you just need to run it under the sink and use a light scrub brush with a little bit of soap and then let air dry before re-attaching.

filter cover

The blue filter is the polypropylene prefilter which captures bigger particles so the HEPA filter can run more efficiently. Behind this filter is the HEPA filter which blocks smaller particles. There are tabs at the top that make it easy to remove from the device when it comes time to replace it.

hepa filter

There’s also a carbon filter inside that traps odors.

The backside of this is the cold carbon filter. This is the final stage of the filtration process and will remove VOCs.

green filter

I like that the filters are all put together in one container. When it comes time to replace it, you simply take it out and put back one piece. The only real maintenance is washing the pre-filter and wiping down the outer container if it gets dirty.

My Hathaspace Smart True Hepa Air Purifier Recommendation

This is air purifier is an incredible value for the money. At just under $400 you get some of the more advanced air cleaning technology that will remove more than just air particles. It’s hard to find large room air purifiers that are this effective at this price point that will run this quietly. It is very intuitive to operate as it has an automatic mode that will detect air quality and adjust the fan as needed. There’s even a night mode that will turn off all the display lights if you keep it in your bedroom. The overall design is sleek and modern so it won’t look awkward in your living room.

As we are spending more time indoors it’s important that we have an optimal environment for health and productivity. Breathing clean air will reduce your likelihood of getting sick and just make you feel healthier and happier.

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Recently updated on October 6th, 2020 at 10:03 pm

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This air purifier couldn’t come soon enough. Okaysou recently reached out to me to review one of their products. They sent me the AirMax XL for free to get my opinion on how it stacks up to other brands I have tried. Currently, there are wildfires burning all over California and the air quality where I live in San Diego is very hit or miss. I invested in a Temptop Air Quality detector so that I could get real-time data on just how bad things could get. Most of the time the air quality is fair but certainly not good and despite using high-quality air filters for our house, smoke and ash still gets in through our leaky windows and doors, enough that it is irritating and results in poor sleep.

We have an air purifier in our bedroom but it struggles to keep up and so it was fun to see if the Okaysou Airmax was up to the challenge of keeping the air clean all night.

Overview of the Okaysou Air Purifier

Here’s a quick video overview of how the units works.

Ordering and Unboxing the Okaysou

My Okaysou shipped fast and arrived in the box below. No guessing on what’s inside the box here.

Okaysou Box

Inside you will find another box.

okaysou inside box

It’s nice packaging and there was no mistaking that I got the product I ordered. If for some reason you need to return it, you won’t struggle with finding a box.

Once you get through all the cardboard, plastic and styrofoam, you will find the unit itself. Before turning it on, just make sure you take the plastic off the filters inside.

okaysou out of the box

Okaysou AirMax 8L Highlights

Here are some of the main features of this air purifier according to Okaysou

  • Medical Grade ULTRA-DUO Filtration System – Okaysou AirMax8L, a multi-use air purifier, odor eliminator, air deodorizer, captures 99.97% of air pollutants like dust, pollen, smoke, pet dander and hair, household odors as small as 0.25 microns; also safely breaks down various harmful gases, such as formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene and VOCs that other 3-stage filter can’t do.
  • Premium Features – Advanced turbine motor with 45 vanes, creative internal structure and larger air inlet area (14.17 x 9.52 inches) work together to take in more air and effectively remove pet hair, stubborn odors, smoke and wild fire in your home, helps to relieve your unpleasant symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, shortness of breath and sneezing. Bonus features including child-lock, sleep mode, filter replacement indicator plus auto shut-off protection.
  • Perfect for Pet Owners – Combined with 3-Stage Ultra Filtration and 2-Stage Duo Filtration, the air cleaner is designed to capture pet dander and pet hair that can cause breathing problems. CADR is 210, AirMax8L circulates air up to 1.5x per hour in a room size of 800 sq.ft / 3x per hour in 500 sq.ft / 5x per hour in 320 sq.ft, often used in small to large room, living room, bedroom, basement, kitchen, and office. Ideal for home with dogs or cats.
  • Touch It and Forget It – Developed with the latest Silenceboost Technology, purifies your home with the lowest noise level of 22dB and provides you undisturbed sweet dream. Compact modern design that fits in any room, any home.
  • Superior Safety – 5-year warranty plus lifetime US based customer support. CARB certified- Compliance with California’s strictest safety standards, CE, RoHS certified, and ETL Listed. 100% ozone free. Use genuine and cost-effective Okaysou Duo-filter (B07KCBGRS2) and Ultra-filter (B07KC81LCN) to maintain optimum purification performance.

How Much Does the Okaysou AirMax 8L Cost?

The retail price on this air purifier is $119.95 and you can buy it right from Amazon.

My Okaysou Findings

Less effective air filters only use a HEPA filter an a fan. Knowing this, it isn’t hard to create a makeshift filter with a furnace filter tide to the back of a box fan. But Okaysou takes it to another level. The graphic below lists out all the filters you will find in this device and what impurities they will trap.

okaysou layers

First is the HEPA filter.

filter 1

The anti-bacterial filter can be found on the other side of this filter.

back of other filter

Next is the activated carbon filter.

filter 2

And finally, the cold catalyst filter. This is a first for me and according to Okaysou it can remove VOCs

pre filter

Once you get through all the filters, you will see the fan itself.

okaysou fan

My Okaysou AirMax 8L Findings

Once I turned the Okaysou on for the first time, I was blown away. This is rated to clean rooms around 500 square feet. Our bedroom is about 2o0 square feet so maybe a bit more than we need but is it very effective. The CADR rating on this model is 210 which means it will clean the air in a 500 sq. ft. room 3 times per hour so even faster for my room.

testing okaysou

There are 3 fan speeds on this and if you have a bigger room, you will want to use a higher speed but for my bedroom, I keep it on the lowest setting which is more than enough. At the low setting, it is quiet enough so you can still watch tv without it being annoying. If you prefer white noise, you can just increase the fan speed.

My biggest complaint about this unit and most air purifiers is that there isn’t a way to turn off the LED lights at night. I prefer my room as dark as possible and the lights will really stand out if it is close to your bed. A simple fix is just to put electrical tape over them but the ability to disable the lights would be a nice feature.

My Okaysou AirMax 8L Recommendation

This model is extremely effective at cleaning air to some of the highest standards. If you are used to a simple HEPA air purifier, this is a noticeable upgrade. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend all that much to get the benefits. At under $300 it is an incredible value. It is effective, efficient, quiet and affordable. It is an ideal choice for bedrooms, offices or any other medium-size room where you spend a lot of time. Pet owners will reap the benefits of less dander and less sneezing. But don’t just take my word for it, the Okaysou has hundreds of 5 star reviews on Amazon.

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Recently updated on May 16th, 2020 at 11:04 pm

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I recently received a free Molekule air purifier for review and the newest Molekule Air Mini. Clean air has a direct impact on sleep quality. If you find that you wake up sneezing or with a stuffy nose, you may want to look into cleaning up the air in your bedroom. I have tried many air purifiers and all of them clean the air with HEPA filtration technology. While these do a good job, the technology really hasn’t evolved much. That’s why I was so excited to be able to try the Molekule.

Here’s a video overview of the differences between the original Molekule and the Molekule Mini.

The Molecule is different in that it has a PECO filter which stands for Photo Electrochemical Oxidation. According to their website:

Developed over two decades by research scientists, PECO is an innovative technology that utilizes free radicals—the same radicals used to kill cancer cells—to oxidize pollutants. By using nanotechnology, PECO is able to destroy pollutants 1000 times smaller than what traditional HEPA filters can trap.

This is a strong claim and would certainly put it ahead of a HEPA filter in terms of effectiveness but I think what it really comes down to is will it improve your sleep and overall health? I put it to the test in our house and here are my findings.

Ordering and Unboxing the Molekule

Right now the only way to get this is through their official website.  There are no coupon codes for the Molekule but right now you can get a free six-month filter pack with your order. A $65 value.

After you place your order you will get an email confirmation and another email a few days later with tracking information. It will arrive in a box like the one below.

Molekule Box

I was really impressed with the care they put into packing it. It was fun to unbox. As you can see below it is protected in a white pouch which lessens the need for more plastic.

There’s really no physical setup required. Just plug it in. The filter you get in the box is an extra filter you can use when it comes time to replace it.

molecule accesories

You may have considered buying this just based on looks alone and I can’t blame you. Having another electronic box in your room is probably the last thing you want on your Pinterest board. This looks like some futuristic fuel cell with a leather strap. It is a clean, modern design that won’t look out of place.

molecule unboxed 2

Setting up the Molekule

Other reviews have a lot of complaints about the Molekule app and setup process. I found the setup to be a breeze. It could be that I received it when updates were made to the software but I didn’t have any issues.

To get it setup just download the app on the Play or Itunes store and power up the Molekule. The app will walk you through the process. Once it is setup on your wifi network, it will do an initial cleaning which can take an hour, give or take depending on your room size.

molekule software

How Much Does the Molekule Cost?

This is the most expensive air purifier I have ever used. It currently retails for $799. Keep in mind though that you are getting a totally new technology that claims not only to trap but destroy pollutants 1,000 times smaller than what a HEPA filter can trap.

My Molekule Findings

I unbox lots of mattresses and any mattress made with foam will be prone to some off-gassing. Since I do this much more frequently than the average consumer, I normally have an air filter in my room. Unfortunately, they really aren’t good at eliminating volatile oganic compounds (VOCs).

The graph below shows how quickly a PECO filter, found in the Molekule will eliminate VOCs. This testing was done by the University of Minnesota and University of South Florida.

molekule vocs

You can view the full white paper here which explains the process in more detail.

The Molekule Air Mini

The Molekule mini is ideal for bedrooms or other small rooms. It uses the same PECO filter technology but in a smaller package.

Molekule Mini Box

The unboxing experience is the same and so is the build quality. The instructions are added to the box which makes setup a bit faster. One of their recommendations is to put it on your nightstand but there’s no way it would fit on my nightstand with my lamp, phone and everything else. Mine ended up on my dresser.

Molekule Unboxing 2

Again, rather than more plastic, they put the unit in a cloth bag.

Cloth Bag

Out of the box, it is basically ready to go.

Molekule mini open

The cord can wind itself underneath the unit for storage or to just get the right amount of cord to make your space neat. Again, great design by Molekule.  This cord is a two-prong rather than the three-prong on the bigger unit.

Molekule Mini Cord

There are 5 different levels for the Mini and there is currently no option for Wifi connectivity to the app but I think that may change in the near future. Below is a little video where you can hear it get louder as I increase the intensity.

At $399 the Molekule Mini is a more economical choice and if you have a small room, this would probably be the way to go.

My Molekule Air Purifier Recommendation

There are many facets to sleep hygiene, clean sheets, clean mattress, consistent bedtime, dark room, cool temperature, etc. What good is a nice mattress if it’s in a room where you are breathing polluted air? Investing in a good HEPA filter is a great start but having gone through many HEPA filters, I was really impressed with the PECO filter. After the first night my morning sneezing routing was almost completely eliminated. I now leave it on in silent mode.

One of the drawbacks is that fort he PECO filter to work its best, the light needs to be on. That can be problematic in a bedroom at night. Thankfully there is a night mode that keeps the filter running but turns the light on. I have night mode enabled but I did notice that it’s not quite as effective as eliminating any morning congestion. I think over time as I keep the filter running during the day, most of the pollutants in the room will be completely eliminated.

If you are thinking of investing in a filter, the Molekule is by far the best technology I have used and has made a real difference in my sleep quality and how I feel in the morning. While these would be great for every room of the house, they aren’t cheap and I think you will get the most bang for your buck by having one in your bedroom.

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