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Airdog X5

$799.00 $599.00

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
5.0 (10 reviews)

 

Advanced Technology (cleans down to 0.0146 micron)/No Filter Replacement/Energy Saving /Lower Budgets/Smart Design  (6 operating modes & child lock)

APP Featured Items Included: One Airdog X5/ Cleaning Brush/Professional Cover

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Specifications:

Can purify a 300 square foot room in 20 minutes

Size: 22.5(H) x 10.7(L) x 10.7(W) inches

Item Weight: 22.5 pounds

Shipping Weight: 28.9 pounds

CADR(PM2.5): 200CFM

Noise Level: <63dB(A)

Power: 100-240V~  50-60Hz

 

Shipping Information:

Free shipping within the US excludes Alaska and Hawaii.

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10 reviews for Airdog X5

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kyle

    I’ve been using the Airdog X5 for about 8 months now since backing their Indiegogo campaign. Let me be the first to tell you that this gadget is amazing!

    I use the Airdog in a 20x30ft room where there is occasional smoking and the auto mode works great. As soon as the smoke hits the air, the Airdog senses the poor air quality and begins to churn more air. Even when the fan is running at a higher speed it is fairly quiet. When it is idling at a lower speed it is barely noticeable. The digital air quality meter is a neat feature that allows you to watch the air quality fluctuate along with a color coded light that changes from green to yellow to red as the air becomes worse. But if you run it on auto mode, it will probably stay in the green unless there is a pollutant introduced like smoke or aerosols. There is also an app that you can use to control and monitor the Airdog, but I don’t really see a need for it because you can just turn it on auto mode and it will do everything for you. A nice option nonetheless.

    It only takes about 15-20 minutes to clear my entire room of smoke and leave the air smelling clean. If you turn it all the way up to level 4, it moves some serious air. You can clear a room in probably half the time although it is noticeably louder, so I use it only when I need too. Auto mode will only allow it to turn up to level 3 which helps keep the noise to a minimum if you run it constantly. When there is no smoke, it always smells like fresh mountain air. I run the Airdog 24/7 and I have not noticed a difference in my electric bills. I have a ton of electronics running and I have no way of monitoring electricity usage, so take that observation with a grain of salt.

    The removable, washable filter is one of the features that attracted me to the Airdog X5 when I first saw it on Indiegogo. I wash the filter on a monthly basis and if there was no smoking I’m sure it could go for months without cleaning. Trust me this thing works. I can visibly see the tar build up from the smoke and whatever else is in the air. It really gets caked on there and takes some effort for me to clean. But, that is what I get for allowing smoke in the house. Running it through the dishwasher will probably do the trick for most. So far it has held up to about 5 washes with no signs of degradation.

    I can rest assured knowing that the garbage in the air is ending up on that filter and not lingering around for me to breathe all night. I can report that I’ve had no sinus infections since owning the Airdog which have plagued my existence. My allergies are also non-existent when I’m in the room. There is also noticeably less dust build-up on surfaces. I used to HAVE to dust every couple of weeks. Now I do it monthly, but it’s not always needed. I despise going into the office for work because I imediately start sneezing when I enter the door due to who knows what is lingering in there. I wish I could bring the Airdog with me everywhere.

    On top of all of the great features, it looks pretty sleek too! Everyone asks about it when they see it. It’s a crowd pleaser with a small footprint of about a square foot and only stands a little over 2ft tall.

    Before I put this review to bed, I have to mention the sleep mode function. In the dark, the LEDs are fairly bright and it can double as a night light if you prefer. But if you are like me and you like to sleep in an abiss of darkness, just turn the Airdog to sleep mode and it will continue to run on quiet level 1 with the lights out. Goodnight!

    For what it’s worth, the Airdog X5 is without a doubt my favorite crowdfunding perk I have received of the 100+ successful campaigns I’ve contributed to. It’s impact on my quality of life has been imeasurable. For such an advanced piece of technology, I expected several setbacks and disappointments that happen with many ambitious technical projects in crowdfunding. The Silicon Valley Air Experts delivered on their promises and exceeded my expectations! I would recommend the Airdog X5 to anyone.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    lenazhangucsc

    Thank you Kyle for your insightful review. It helped a lot for us to understand this unit better in real life applications.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Coco

    Since receiving my unit, I have not had a problem with breathing as a result of nasal congestion or a blocked/stuffy nose due to high dust particles in the air. This is the primary reason I pledged for one and so far AirDog X5 has delivered . I still have the usual hay fever symptoms – sneezing, runny nose and watery, itching eyes of the summer hay fever season, perhaps not as frequent or pronounced. But I can definitely breathe without feeling like calling an ambulance crew for oxygen.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    J.S.

    I was shocked to see all the dust and dirt when I cleaned the filter. I cannot believe this is the air I used to breathe everyday!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    GK

    I have mine tilted towards me next to my bed and the cool breeze is great. Without a doubt, this well-made machine is one of my favourite purchase.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lieuw

    I suffer from chronic Hayfever and must say that after the first hour of running the Airdog my symptoms have reduced considerably!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary D

    It has significantly cut down on the airborne dust in our house which has been a problem in our 67 year old house. When I plugged the unit in, I saw a red light and a 167 reading. We are now down to readings under 40 and the dust is no longer an issue. I ordered 2 more units for our 3600sp/ft house!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    It beats the heck out of buying and changing HEPA filters for other air purifiers I have, and not having to worry whether filters for particular model is not available.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jimmy

    The filter works fantastically. I am really happy with the hardware. I sleep a lot better at night with it on.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    DeAd MiKe

    I purchased this device from its IndieGoGo campaign, and now feel comfortable reviewing it after using it for a while. The more money a product costs (compared to its competition), the more time I want to use it before reviewing it. Scroll to the “things I like/things I dislike” section at the bottom if you just want to get to the more important details.

    Over the last year, I’ve purchased and reviewed about 5 or 6 different air purifiers (some for me, some as gifts for family members), so I’ve done a lot of research about the different kinds available. The Airdog X5 is the one I currently use in my bedroom (where I spend the most time), while using the less expensive purifiers in other rooms in the house. HEPA air filters are the most common, but they only capture 99.97% of particles down to 0.3μm, while the Airdog X5 can capture 99.99% of particles down to 0.0146μm (viruses are double that size, so germs don’t stand a chance with the Airdog). Another difference is that HEPA only “stores” what it captures, so if you have mold in the room, the HEPA filter will capture it and the mold will continue to grow in the filter. Air purifiers that use ionic fields (like the Airdog X5, the Sharper Image Ionic Comfort, the Envion Ionic Pro Turbo, the Nectar HexaDuo, etc…) kill all of the germs/viruses that pass through the field, and then capture it in washable collection plates. So, you don’t have to purchase new filters like with HEPA, and you are killing germs and viruses in your room (as well as collecting dust and other particles), making the air extremely clean. The way that this works is that it creates a positive electrical charge inside the device, which kills the airborne pathogens that pass through it (bacteria, viruses, mold, pollen, allergens, etc… – you get the idea) and then uses a negatively charged metallic filter to cause everything that was just zapped with the positive charge to be attracted to it and stick to it. Finally, the ions are neutralized and only clean air exits the machine.

    This machine is very expensive, but you are getting a lot for your money. The air purifiers that use ionic fields that I mentioned earlier in my review only use either one or two (depending on which purifier) metal wires to generate a germ killing ionic field inside the device. The Airdog X5 uses 17 wires to generate the ionic field, so nothing is getting through this filter alive. Another benefit to this is that no particles will blow out of the device (since the ionic field is so strong and the metallic plates are so dense). I confirmed this with a particle counter that I put on top of the device to check the particles coming out of the top of the fan. Speaking of particle counter, the device comes with one on the back of it (the numbers you see on the front of the device in pictures). There is also an LED that will change colors (along with the numbers on the front), depending on the air quality in your room. The readings on my device are usually in the 5-10 range. This is easily achievable if you keep your door and windows closed, as the Airdog will be able to clean the air in the room very easily if there isn’t constant outside airflow coming into the room. If you keep your doors and windows open (which really defeats the purpose of using an air purifier, but that’s neither here nor there), you may see a small bump to about 20. Anything less than 50 is considered “good.”

    I notice the numbers jump up when I am cooking in another room and open the door to the room containing the Airdog, even for a few seconds. By default, I usually like to keep the device in Sleep mode, which means all of the LEDs are off (except for one very tiny LED that is lightly illuminated to show that the device is in sleep mode and not “off”), and the fan operates in near silent mode, since I like having a quiet room. However, if I always run the device in turbo mode an hour before I go to sleep (to thoroughly clean the air), and whenever I am cooking or planning to spend some time in the bedroom. It’s great to thoroughly freshen up the air before putting the device in a more “quiet” mode, without LEDs distracting you. As for the modes, the default is an automatic mode, which means it will use its own particle sensor to determine the fan speed. If you cycle through the options, you can move it from auto and then go to low, medium, high, turbo, and then sleep mode. There is also a “pre-filter” to filter out the larger particles (dust and pet hair) in the air to preserve the time it takes to make the metallic filters fill up with even smaller debris.

    When you purchase the device, it comes with a remote that lets you reset the “clean filter” timer, enable the child lock, pair to WiFi, etc. As others have mentioned, pairing the device to WiFi and using the app can be a pain, and I don’t even care to try, as long as the included remote works. At some point, the makers of Airdog released a new firmware to the product that helps it pair better to WiFi and use the new app, and there are instructions available for upgrading your firmware. However, there’s really nothing that you can do with the app that you can’t do with the remote controller, so even if you can’t upgrade the firmware (if your device is older and on the older firmware) and pair to either app, you aren’t missing anything if you use the included remote controller. If you do attempt to pair with your WiFi, you have to connect to your 2.4ghz network, and not your 5ghz network. If you can’t get it to connect to your home network at all, you could turn on the “hotspot” feature of your phone and temporarily connect it to that, while you turn on/off whatever features you want.

    I saw some other reviews mention that they didn’t care for the ozone-ish smell that came out of the Airdog when they first bought it. I know exactly what you’re talking about, but that very slight smell only lasted 5 days, tops. If I had to guess as to why it’s temporary, it must have something to do with the included catalyst filter capturing some type of smell when the device is packaged – or some other type of outgassing is taking place for the first few days. It didn’t bother me at all (it actually smelled a lot like the smell that the Envion Ionic Pro Turbo produces), but it went away. I noticed that Amazon sells this product: Airdog X5 composite catalyst filter, which seemed to be an “upgraded” version of the catalyst filter that came with the device. I swapped out the original filter with this filter, and the odor reduction is even better. It’s a very heavy duty filter that eliminates odor, TVOCs, and ozone. This filter would be what you’re looking for if you want additional odor reduction.

    Another thing that makes this device worth the extra money is that it is made out of V0 level fire proof material and has a built-in power failure protection that will shut the device off in the event of an electrical problem. The two of those features combined is enough to give you the peace of mind that you can leave the device running 24/7 and it’s not going to catch fire in any way due to an electrical issue. Most devices wouldn’t have that problem anyway, but it’s nice knowing that the designers included those features “just in case,” to give you additional peace of mind. The Airdog only uses 1 button to cycle through the various modes and fan speeds (hold the button down to shut it off). There is also a nice rubber sleeve inside the device, which holds the metallic filter in place – as well as rubber coating the inside of the outer door (which you open to remove/clean the filters). This helps create a nice airtight seal, as well as dampen noise.

    Things that I like: HEPA air filters can only capture 99.97% of particles down to 0.3μm, while the Airdog X5 can capture 99.99% of particles down to 0.0146μm (viruses are double that size, so germs don’t stand a chance with the Airdog) It uses 17 metallic wires to create an air pathogen killing ionic field, as opposed to the competition having only one or two wires at most, attempting to do the same job – making sure that all pathogens that pass through the filter are killed. It has a pre-filter (washable) to prolong the amount of time that needs to pass before you need to clean the metallic plate filter (also washable). Cleaning the filters is extremely easy, and you don’t need to buy any new filters. It has a sleep mode which makes the fan nearly silent and disables the LEDs on the front of the device. It has multiple fan modes and an auto mode that will adjust depending on the particles in the air that it detects (thanks to its built-in particle detector). It’s made out of V0 fireproof materials, giving you extra peace of mind. It comes with a catalyst filter (and Amazon sells a more expensive version of this filter, if you think you need it), which is used to eliminate the smell of ozone, and capture odors/TVOCs. As people should know, carbon is a part of this filter, and carbon filters are *not* washable, but the manufacturer recommends that you put it out in the sun for a few hours every year or so, so that the heat will allow the catalyst filter to release whatever trapped odors/gasses it collects, as well as dry up any potential moisture inside it. This is great, since you won’t have to buy a new one every year (unless you really want to).

    Things I dislike: Needing a remote/the WiFi app to clear the “clean filter” warning, rather than being able to do that with a button on the device, itself. Not a big deal, since you at least have two options (the remote or the app), but still a little annoying that you need an external device in order to reset the “clean filter” message. You also need to use the remote if you wish to use the “child lock” feature (which I suppose makes sense), or pair the device to WiFi. I personally don’t like “having” to use a remote to do certain things that should have been buttons on the device itself, but I suppose they took the “Apple” approach by making the device itself simple (it has one button), and using an accessory for some additional things. That’s seriously my only complaint.

    Final words: This is an expensive, high quality device, more akin to the IQAir brand of products (they go for around $800+) than anything else out there. If you want to buy the already more expensive IQAir instead, you will also be purchasing their hyper-HEPA filters (as well as pre-filters and carbon filters) on a regular basis, while the filters in this device are washable. Some people have mentioned that the air purification tests that were done overseas and have been used to tout the Airdog’s abilities, but there were no tests done in the US, as a reason to put the device down. To that, I say two things: 1) I put a particle counter on top of the device’s fan to confirm that it captured everything that went through it and didn’t release any particles, so I know it works as stated. 2) As I mentioned before, the Airdog uses 17 wires to generate a germ-killing ionic field, while most of the other similar products out there use only one or two. You can rest easy knowing that nothing is getting through this machine and into your room. Some people mentioned the Airdog not coming with instructions. Mine came with them, so maybe that’s hit or miss, depending on where you buy it from (or when). However, the instructions are on their website, and here on Amazon, so that shouldn’t be much of a problem for most people.

    This is an extremely well-made, expertly designed air purifier. You’ll even notice a trend in the reviews that the people who had issues with the product only had issues with the WiFi/lack of instructions, and not the Airdog’s ability to clean the air. I am extremely happy with this device, hence, the very thorough review. As somebody that is very concerned with household air quality, as well as not wanting to need to continuously purchase replacement filters when you can get an air purifier that has washable filters, I did my best to explain the benefits to this product. When I noticed the upgraded composite catalyst filter being sold on Amazon, I contacted the makers of Airdog about it, and they were extremely helpful explaining the difference between the two catalyst filters to me.

    If anybody has any questions, please comment and I will do my best to answer them.

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