So these use a proprietary dust filter with a chip and DRM to prevent use of any other filters or use of the filter beyond a set date. A quick Googlesearch™ shows that it’s trivial to disable the DRM and wash and re-use the filters. Might consider purchasing now.
@Mandamm I have done it. After it’s removed it will just blow at max speed. It gets much louder but that’s about it. It still does nothing to actually remove dust from the air. I’m going to just repurpose it as just a fan. lol
Bought one, when I had a maid come in. After a month or two asked her if she saw a difference in dust. She said no. If there was a difference, she didn’t see one. Now it’s part of my storage closet like the other meh items I bought
I bought one last time and I have two things to say.
I opened it up and removed the microchip that makes it shut off after the filter has been used for the 3 months or whatever. The filters can be easily washed and reused after that.
As far as actually removing dust and being an “air purifier” it sucks. I let it run for a couple months and the filter had done hardly anything. The desk it was sitting on was covered in dust. Almost like the unit was pulling the dust towards it but not actually collecting it so it just settled on everything around it.This was before I tampered with removing the microchip so it was running as it was intended to.
@MrDylan I no longer use it as it didn’t rly do anything for my bedroom that I had it in. It now sits in a corner unused. I might ry to dismantle it one day to make it into a regular table fan somehow. It is at least quieter than most and once you take the chip out it runs faster too.
They work well in smaller closed spaces. I’ve had one in the bedroom for 2 months now and there is noticeably less dust on the chest of drawers and bookshelf. We have one in the living room, where it looks like nothing has changed by using the swiffer. Didn’t know about the microchip trick, so looking forward to that.
Please don’t waste your money on this. I ordered it from them a few weeks ago and the cover does not fit on the device. We’ve tried dozens of times to get it to fit and it won’t. Returning. A waste of money and now having to waste money shipping it back. I’m about to unsubscribe from Meh.
@mygreatkid Mine fit together fine.
Really not sure how to judge if it’s doing anything useful, but my one included filter is about to electronically expire and I’m considering whether to try to hack it or buy some more.
Bought this a few months back and tried it in our family room where it did absolutely nothing but make noise and in a bedroom where it did absolutely nothing but make noise. Then I bought a $150 air purifier and golllleee is it working great!
Mine’s been in my ‘great room’ (not my word, it’s what the previous owners called it) - big room w/ cathedral ceiling, pile carpet and lots of dust.
No real way to judge if it’s doing much - the filter looks a bit more gray than the white it was when new.
Once the electronic timer shuts it off - any day now - I’ll hack it, wash the filter and then try it in my bedroom - a much smaller room, I keep the door closed at all times (no cats allowed!) and it also gets very linty-dusty.
Should be more noticeable in there if it’s actually doing anything worthwhile.
I love mine, I’ve had it for a few months–when we first got them on Morningsave. I actually ended up buying more filters to go in the item. For anyone having issues putting it together:
Need to plug it in here:
Need to wrap the filter around, I have it turned on so you can see:
IT DOES NOT GO AROUND THE ENTIRE BASE. If you force it and say “It doesn’t fit”, it’s because of this. I know because I WAS that person when I first bought it. I didn’t read the instructions and I rushed to get it together.
And as you can see, there is some discoloration from dust. I have it in the office where it’s carpeted flooring. Two cats and three people in the house, it helps this room feel a bit better.
If you got one, put a piece of Scotch tape somewhere INside the filter and on a different place on the outside. Say 2 inches x .75 inch width of the tape. Then after a month you can compare the color under the tape to the rest of it to see if it does anything at all.
Used video below to hack 2 of mine last night. (They worked about 2.5 months until we had a power outage.)
Hack took about 30-45 minutes total for 2 units. Pretty easy. Bags came totally clean in wash. Like a brand new unit. (I did have to wipe off fan blades and the wire mesh protecting fan.)
@PSUClaus1@thesugarat My Swiffer just tried to make me replace the filter. It was barely dirty. Hah! I borrowed my daughter’s soldering iron, did some practicing, and pulled up this video. Turns out all you need to know how to do is use a screwdriver and strip a wire. THANKS!
I was suckered into purchasing four. They aren’t worth a dollar. They wouldn’t let me return them. Mine also arrived old and musty. They’ve been sitting in my sunroom in the corner doubling as a redneck DIY hat rack! I’m going to put them in the trash THIS WEEK! I’m usually known for being a savvy shopper……not that time! Shame on swiffer on that one!