|CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) rating||Not tested (very low)|
|Energy Star certified?||No|
|Area coverage||150 – 250 square feet|
|Dimensions||5.5 x 6.5 x 17 inches|
But it’s priced so low for a reason: the machine isn’t very powerful, its coverage area is limited and it isn’t equipped to deal with small particulates. It also generates very small levels of ozone, so it’s not a good match for people with respiratory issues.
Read the full review below.
- Truly “whisper” quiet
- Very low-maintenance; no filter replacements necessary
- Adequate for small bedrooms
- Not a powerful device
- Doesn’t eliminate smaller particulates (below 1 micron )
- Small coverage area makes it ineffective in medium or large rooms
The O-Ion B-1000 is relatively new in the air purifier scene, but it has quickly become one of Amazon’s best-selling devices – largely due to its eye-poppingly low price and it’s low-maintenance design.
There are some huge drawbacks to this machine (including the fact that there are much better air purifiers available in this price range), but let’s talk about the good stuff first.
Low-cost and low-maintenance
As just mentioned, this is one of the more inexpensive air purifiers on the market. And you’ll never spend a penny in upkeep, because this device is about as low-maintenance as it comes. The filter is permanent and will never need to be replaced – which is great, because replacement filter costs can add up over time.
The B-1000 is very, very small and compact. You’ll be able to stick it in a corner, or on a desk, and the device will blend right in. It helps that the B-1000 emits almost no noise at all; it’s truly “whisper” quiet.
It’s also extremely energy efficiency (7.5 watts). The reason for its great efficiency, however, is because the B-1000 just isn’t very powerful.
The B-1000’s performance capabilities are hard to measure, because the manufacturer doesn’t provide sufficient documentation to validate elements like CADR rating or an exact coverage area.
The device works well in small bedrooms, but will struggle to handle anything bigger. TrueBreeze estimates the coverage area to be somewhere between 150 – 250 square feet, although even 250 sq. ft. might be pushing the limits of the B-1000.
The device also doesn’t tackle all particulates; the filter only deals with particles larger than 1 micron. That means this purifier doesn’t pick up many types of dust, allergens and certain levels of cigarette smoke.
The other important issue: the B-1000 emits small levels of ozone. It’s perfectly within the legal limit, and there are no health concerns for most people. But people with respiratory conditions should probably stay away from this purifier as a precaution.
The O-Ion B-1000 is inexpensive, low-maintenance, and is adequate for small bedrooms. But the machine isn’t very powerful, its coverage area is limited and it isn’t equipped to deal with small particulates. It also generates very small levels of ozone, so it's not a good match for people with respiratory issues.