@Perkalicious I truly wish that my experience mirrored yours for positivity. But mine have been of dubious value, other than to cause some minor extra convection in their immediate vicinity. Since moving on to a true HEPA system, I am convinced that these were not great for my environment.
Swifter aside…IHOP…something I ponder on the annual “All You Can Eat Pancakes” Day… Who is ordering the burger at
The International House of
P A N C A K E S?
Hmmmm, do they have pancake batter in them like the omelette’s?..
@hchavers It really won’t help with odors. From what I’ve seen in six months of use, it may barely even filter dust or pollen.
Literally, just a cheap, industrial fan, pushing air from the bottom into a semi-permeable “filter” bag. They may do something, but I’ve been thoroughly unimpressed, even by meh standards. Add the filter DRM crud, and now that I’m finally out of those, I may repurpose the sizable things as lamps or something.
I honestly wonder how bad sales of a product have to get before they just throw it in the irk after running it three times. There has to be a calculation. That says we may make x money on this and we hope to sell y. And we are only continuing to try and sell this because we need to fill days or don’t have anything more profitable in the pipeline.
Don’t waste your money on this thing. I fell for it one of the times it was for sale and have it does nothing… There’s a little fan in the bottom that moves just enough air to inflate a filtering bag above it. I let mine run a few months to see what it would do - there’s an even level of dust under it and if you use your imagination you can pretend the bag looks kind of like maybe it caught a couple of bits of dust and a few dog hairs.
@wickhameh I wonder what’s up with mine then. Maybe it’s an issue after turning it off; I unplugged it to check the filter. Was pretty clean so I just plugged it back in, but the fan wouldn’t start up until I plugged a new chip in. I cut the chip out of a new filter so I can leave this one plugged in while cleaning/checking in the future.
@Fourhundred57@wickhameh I have one, and it will completely shut down after a while, even continually having power. It does the one blinking light for quite a while, but then it will stop the fan until you put in a new filter.
Mine work awesome. Turned the filters black in a couple weeks the first time, longer after that. I have washed the filters and reuse them. Yeah, the light blinks but electrical tape solved that. Guess I’m in the minority but for me they work better than much more expensive filters I have bought, and they are sooo quiet.
I ordered one several months ago and I think it was a pretty decent job at picking up all those little particles in the air. So my lights been leaking for a while and I’m just kind of ignored it, someone was talking about a hack before the device earlier. So is the only negative thing that happens is the light blinks on and off but everything still works OK with the filtration process??? If anybody knows the answers to these questions please let me know.
@bigtom67 I have one too and it will blink for replacement for a very long time or possibly forever. If you unplug it or it loses power, it won’t start back up until you replace the chip / filter.
I’ve thought about monitoring the data to see if it can be hacked or reset but it’s pretty easy to just open up and jumper the wires (bypassing the logic board) if you are somewhat electrically inclined. Then it will just run the fan always when it has power.
Bought this the last time and was not impressed. The fan collected more dust and dog hair than the filter. After a few weeks, I’d washed the filters, let them dry then plugged them back in and other than the light flashing, it worked fine. It just doesn’t really collect much dust. Better to spend a few more dollars and get an actual HEPA air purifier.
Work great while it was running all of a sudden started having a burning smell after about 7 8 weeks. Still haven’t received a reply about warranty they said it was 90 days so much for that warranty I don’t get some answers they’ll be the last thing I buy
@Idorablo7 did you contact meh customer support or the manufacturer? Either way contact meh (even if it is a case of contact them again). Usually they are pretty good about dealing with issues and they do honor any warranties they say they give. Although I have only had to contact them a couple of times over the years, almost all of the folks I have interacted with there are/were helpful and polite (there was one asshat who thought snark was appropriate who apparently didn’t know the difference between forums and customer service, but that was an exception). If meh gave the warranty they will do something about it.
@eonfifty I took appropriate action after that encounter and don’t think that publicly airing, by name, a complaint about an individual employee’s unprofessional behavior is appropriate. Also doing that is liable to make the situation worse rather than better. For all I know that person has cleaned up their act and so no need for a customer to dread it if they are dealing with them. Allowing that person to have a second chance makes sense. Meh knows who that person is so if there is a complaint about them again meh will know it isn’t a first time offense.
Overall that person’s attitude/behavior (which was what my issue was with) has been the exception and not the rule with my very limited interaction with customer support. Presuming that person’s behavior is common across at least some of the other customers s/he has dealt with I now understand why there have been some complaints about customer service. Until this person I had none.