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Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews 3

4 stars
BioGS 582A - not bad for the money

Let me start off with the negative points, but qualifying that by saying this is a positive review;

- There doesn't seem to be much difference between the 582A and the lower-coverage 421A, except for the calibrated fan speeds. If you don't intend to run the unit "full-tilt", or if noise is a concern, you're better off saving the extra 70$ and buying the 421A.

- The "auto" mode seems to be of dubious value, and will significantly reduce the coverage area of the unit, because it relies on the on-board sensors to adjust fan speed, and they can't sample air quality over the entire advertised coverage area unless the unit is on very high. You can test this yourself by hitting the "turbo" button -- the dust/odor sensor will spike as the unit pulls in more air. You'll be better off to manually set the fan to the highest setting that you find acceptable (noise-wise), and purchasing multiple units for coverage. See my previous comments about the 421A.

- The "odor" sensor seems to be possessed. I assume the manufacturer is using some sort of an industrial chemical sensor, so it goes off at mysterious times for mysterious reasons. Unfortunately, it can't be disabled (easily). You'll notice this feature is missing from the new microA2 model.

- My 582A shakes at low fan speed, no doubt because of an imbalance in the internal fan (which is oddly somewhat off-center). This problem is entirely cosmetic, as the unit makes no additional noise as a result, but the shaking is oddly disconcerting and wouldn't exist if the fan's axis was at the center of the unit.

The good stuff;

- For the money, you would be hard pressed to buy a similar device.

- The five year warranty is exceptional, although the unit is of such simple design, its hard to imagine anything breaking or wearing out.

- The multistage filtration system is well conceived, filter life is excellent, and replacement costs are low.

- When run at an appropriate speed with a reasonable coverage area, the unit is quiet and power efficient.

- It will actually remove many household odors, despite the oddities of the sensor.

Allergy Guy from Montreal, Canada - October 13, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Clean Air!!!!

Works as promised - Cigarette smoke smell is under control now. Breathing much easier. Thanks!

lc040354 from San Diego, Oct 10, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Excellent investment and a great product!

I bought this product primarily for easing up my allergies. I have used this product for a month now and I am happy to report that I am not disappointed. Not only that this product works well to reduce allergens in the air but it's also capable of removing/minimizing odor (I cook a lot and when it's turned on in the kitchen, it does not take long before the cooking smell disappears and makes the house smelling clean again. I like the timer feature very well and I can set it to run in hourly increments (1, 2, or 3 hours) using a small handy remote that stores in a slot on top of the unit. Besides using the remote control to operate the unit, you can also use the button (one and only one that toggles through all the functions of the machine) located in front of the unit. So if you lose the remote, you're not out of luck being unable to operate the machine. The remote can be stored in an easy to access slot located on tope of the unit so you will never ever have to misplace it. The unit is also reasonably quiet and the physical appearance is well designed. While it claims that the filters are washable, I have not tried this just yet but will definitely do so when it's due. I highly recommend this product to anyone who's looking to buy an air purifier that does what it promises and is priced about right.

D. Baines from Arizona, USA - September 27, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Amazingly functional !

I am a smoker & my wife objected to the smoke odor in my "den". My "den" is actually the finished half of the basement (approximately 400 sq ft). I was using an Oreck air purifier which really did nothing & required frequent cleaning. My solution was the Rabbit Air 582-A. This unit really does not cost much more than the Oreck & does an amazing job of removing the smoke odors.
I leave the unit set on Auto & as soon as I light a cigarette, the Rabbit Air kicks on & goes to work removing particles & odor. The Rabbit Air is quiet, even with the highest fan speed. It is inaudible when on standby, but it is still cleaning the air. The unit uses less electricity than a night light when on standby. My wife no longer complains about smoke odors in the "den".
I am extremely pleased with the unit, especially since the filters are easy to access for cleaning. I was surprised at the volume of air which is moved with so little noise. I mounted mine about 1/2 way up the wall on a shelf rather than let it remain on the floor. The air intake is in the center of the front panel & also around the edges of the front panel.
A great buy !

einar from Grand Rapids, MI - September 20, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Great Product

I've had this product for about 1 month now. We were in a tight financial situation, but my wife and I were both having allergy problems after moving from our 3 bedroom house in Alabama to a 1 bedroom apartment in the Smoky Mountains, with our dog (American Bulldog about 65lbs). (This product is worth every penny) I guess just a small living space with a dog was causing unhealthy air in our small space. Since having this unit, the apartment smells fresh and our allergy problems have improved tremendously. About 3 weeks after using this product my wife's parents visited, and her dad (who is very sensitive to smells and would never allow a dog to live in the house) made the comment that you can't even tell that a dog lives in the apartment. The dust has also been drastically reduced. Also, at first I was skeptical about the smell sensor and the particle sensor on the unit (I thought this is a bunch of bulls**t) but the things actually works. I sat down to polish my shoes and the smell sensor kicked the machine into high and if you spray Febreeze around the house the smell sensor kicks the machine into high. If I shake a pillow in front of the unit the particle sensor kicks the machine into high. So in conclusion, if you have been considering an air purifier, this is the unit you want.

Adam D. R. from Bryson City, NC - September 16, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Wow! This air purifier is NO JOKE! Priced accordingly.

I was pleased to see that they wrapped the retail box with a shipping box and bubblewrap. All too often you get the retail box completely destroyed in shipping, and subsequently damaged goods.

It took me about 10 minutes to open the box, unwrap the filters and plug it in. I was going slow, so you could have yours up in less time. Just one look at the filters and you KNOW this thing is no joke.

The remote is nice. Minimal, small, and just a bit slow to respond. (There will be no quick action button-mashing here.) I DID NOTICE THAT IF YOU LOSE THE REMOTE YOU WILL BE SCREWED. All of the functions are selected via the remote! The only button on the unit itself is the on/off button. BUT! You can purchase a spare remote for $13 through Rabbit Air's website. Not bad.

Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! I can't stress how QUIET this thing is. I cranked it up to the highest fan setting and found that it was quiet enough to sleep with. All other settings are really quiet. I had to put a piece of ribbon in front of the vent in order to check if the lowest setting was even working - it's that quiet!

I agree with one of the other reviewers: the negative ion setting is a default setting that comes on every time you change something. No biggie for me since I leave it on, but I figured this was a little weird to make as a default.

Lightweight unit. If you have trouble picking up a sack of sugar or a really obese cat, you might have trouble with this. Other than that, I feel that this is the lightest air purifier (of its size and function) that I have ever seen.

I like that you can shove it right up against the wall (product pictures coming soon.) The air goes in the front and gets blown out the top toward the back.

Nice display, too. Only a little goofy looking in their choice of colorful icons, but I have seen far worse. Actually, I have seen some units that don't have any display what-so-ever, so this one is nice in that department. The (Replacement HEPA Filter - Flu Prevention) for Rabbit Air BioGP Air Purifier is nicely priced and lasts between 1.5 years and 3 years, depending on usage.

Anyway, I highly recommend this air purifier over ALL of the rest.

B. T. Denyer from Midwest, United States - September 10, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Great

It has made a big difference in our breathing. My wish is they should have a model which we can use per room, preferably wall hanging one. Expensive but worth every dollar.

P. Dhandayuthapani from San Jose, CA - September 9, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Clean Air and Very Quiet

When I first turned on the Rabbit Air BioGP to the auto setting, I thought it was not working because I did not hear anything. I placed my ear next to the unit and heard a faint sound from the fan. Yep, it really was working. This unit is quieter on high fan setting than most other units set on the lowest fan setting. For this reason alone, it is well worth buying. After having it on for only one hour I noticed a difference in air quality. The air smelled similar to clean mountain air, but I attribute this mostly to the ion setting. The price is in line with any high quality air purifier. Some reviewers complained about the front panel being too bright. I found that it is actually dimmer than many night lights.

Features: There are 3 filters: one washable pre-filter, a HEPA filter and a washable charcoal filter. The settings are numerous. Auto uses the lowest Night fan speed. Turbo uses the highest fan speed for 10 minutes then goes back to Auto. Pollen switches back and forth from medium to Auto fan speed every 10 minutes. There are also 4 manual fan speeds plus a Night setting which uses the lowest and quietest fan speed. There are 2 sensors. One sensor detects odors and the other particulates. All of these settings are controlled by a very small remote that can be stored on the unit. The front lighted panel shows you what it going on. For example if the sensors detect anything the bars increase in number from green to yellow to red.

Here is what I found after trying different settings. At first I used the Auto setting. This defaults to the lowest fan speed unless the sensors detect poor air quality. If that happens then the fan speed goes up then adjusts back down accordingly. However, after several hours on Auto the sensors only briefly went into the yellow a couple of times. So, I turned up the fan speed to number 3 and both sensors immediately went into the red. Obviously the higher fan speed works better.

I read several professional reviews and this is what they said. Most of them rate air purifiers, in part, to the amount of air flow the unit can produce and pass through the filters. The more air flow, the more efficient and better job the unit will do. Keeping those reviews in mind and with my own experience, here is my recommendation to get the most out of your Rabbit Air. Use the manual fan setting and turn it up to the highest speed that you feel comfortable with, considering the fan noise. Or, when you leave the house, turn the fan speed all the way on high then turn it down when you get home.

Bottom line: When used properly, this air purifier will definitely improve your air quality.

When I first turned on the Rabbit Air BioGP to the auto setting, I thought it was not working because I did not hear anything. I placed my ear next to the unit and heard a faint sound from the fan. Yep, it really was working. This unit is quieter on high fan setting than most other units set on the lowest fan setting. For this reason alone, it is well worth buying. After having it on for only one hour I noticed a difference in air quality. The air smelled similar to clean mountain air, but I attribute this mostly to the ion setting. The price is in line with any high quality air purifier. Some reviewers complained about the front panel being too bright. I found that it is actually dimmer than many night lights.

Features: There are 3 filters: one washable pre-filter, a HEPA filter and a washable charcoal filter. The settings are numerous. Auto uses the lowest Night fan speed. Turbo uses the highest fan speed for 10 minutes then goes back to Auto. Pollen switches back and forth from medium to Auto fan speed every 10 minutes. There are also 4 manual fan speeds plus a Night setting which uses the lowest and quietest fan speed. There are 2 sensors. One sensor detects odors and the other particulates. All of these settings are controlled by a very small remote that can be stored on the unit. The front lighted panel shows you what it going on. For example if the sensors detect anything the bars increase in number from green to yellow to red.

Here is what I found after trying different settings. At first I used the Auto setting. This defaults to the lowest fan speed unless the sensors detect poor air quality. If that happens then the fan speed goes up then adjusts back down accordingly. However, after several hours on Auto the sensors only briefly went into the yellow a couple of times. So, I turned up the fan speed to number 3 and both sensors immediately went into the red. Obviously the higher fan speed works better.

I read several professional reviews and this is what they said. Most of them rate air purifiers, in part, to the amount of air flow the unit can produce and pass through the filters. The more air flow, the more efficient and better job the unit will do. Keeping those reviews in mind and with my own experience, here is my recommendation to get the most out of your Rabbit Air. Use the manual fan setting and turn it up to the highest speed that you feel comfortable with, considering the fan noise. Or, when you leave the house, turn the fan speed all the way on high then turn it down when you get home.

Bottom line: When used properly, this air purifier will definitely improve your air quality.

D. Dell from USA - September 2, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Quiet, powerful, space-saving,

easy and inexpensive to maintain, and the design is just kewl with the dust and odor sensors. I have an Austin air filter in the upstairs bedroom, but did not have floor space for one in the living room. The Rabbit Air's wall hugging design fits in well, and I think it is really going to help with our dust and pollen allergies.

J. Mullen from Belle, MO - August 31, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
JavaLlama

We purchased two of these units. They are incredibly well engineered. In auto mode, they actually "sniff" the air and adjust fan speed automatically to clean the air. Highly recommended!!!

Java Llama - August 27, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Great product!

This is the best air purifier I have ever seen and I love it. I immediately was entranced by the odor and particle detector and it really does work. I have suffered from sinus headaches and infections for the past year since I moved into my apartment and so far, I haven't had any problems since I purchased the rabbitair air purifier. It is great and I recommend it for anyone! Allergy sufferer or not!

K. Bishop from North Aurora, IL - August 25, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Great Air Purifier

I purchased this air cleaner after I had already purchased an IQAir purifier. The IQAIr Purifier works great, but at half the price, I decided to give the Rabbit Air a try. It works just fine. I put the Rabbit Air in my bedroom and the air sensor is so sensitive that when I enter the room and shake a towel the blower suddenly speeds up to clear the air of dust generated by the towel!. Unlike the Ionic Breeze and similar "ionic" air purifiers I have owned, this one works.

Raymond A. F. from Los Angeles, CA - August 11, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
SO BEAUTIFUL I WANT TO MARRY IT!

Since childhood, I have had severe allergies to dust, pollen and mold. Over the decades, I have purchased multitudes of air purifiers. Honeywell (hated it, blew up lots of dust), Hunter (decent, but expensive filters had to be changed often), Biozone (good for removing odors but not dust), Vornado (expensive, hard to find filters, very noisy), Ozone machines (bad to breathe but good to get rid of odors), and many more brands and names that are too numerous to mention. Most of these worked minimally and as the years went by the filters either became difficult to find, or they quit working or the price of the filters added up to the price of a new unit (think Vornado). They were either mildly good at removing dust or they were somewhat effective at removing odors, depending on whether the HEPA had a charcoal prefilter. The charcoal prefilters were expensive to replace too!

After reading hours of reviews (yes, I was determined to do some research before buying yet another purifier - don't think I'm too obsessed, the last units I bought were Hunters about 8 years ago, but now the fan motors are giving out and the HEPA had to be replaced every 4 months - expensive!) I was torn between the Sharp Plasmacluster and the Rabbit BioGP. Oh, I still want a Sharp Plasmacluster, but I had to go ahead and decide how I was going to get maximum benefits from a single cost appliance.

I'm so glad I went with the Rabbit! First I noticed all the positive reviews on this site. The BioGP arrived last week. It's streamlined, durably constructed and the appearance is elegant - at their website they even give you the option of buying different color frontplates if you decide to move it to another room and want it "match" the decor - and the frontplates are reasonably priced.

I was particularly impressed when I assembled the 3 stage filter to notice how the carbon filter is honeycombed - heavy duty - and not these thin, flimsy charcoal prefilters that are so standard in most air purifiers. That means it's really good at odor removal. If you don't believe me, just get one and watch the odor sensor quickly detect an odor of your choice. When in auto mode, the unit will quickly smell it and speed up the fan and you can actually WATCH the sensor indicate the odor has been reduced or eliminated within minutes!

I also like the remote control functions - auto, manual - 4 speeds, and turbo mode, which causes it to run at high speed for 10 minutes before going back to auto mode. I've tested the unit out in different rooms and have watched the sensors come on and over a short period of time indicate they have reduced or eliminated dust or odors. Also impressive is the ability you have to wash or vacuum the prefilter and the charcoal filter - greatly extending their life. Also the HEPA filter probably won't have to be replaced but every 18 months to 3 years - more like 18 months for me because I will run it often. But even then, the HEPA filter doesn't cost nearly as much as other air purifiers charge for their HEPAS.

Another design marvel is how the Rabbit BioGP has this nano-silver prefilter and the charcoal filter is placed on the other side of the HEPA filter. Most air purifiers that have charcoal elements place them before the HEPA. This causes them to have to be replaced frequently. But the BioPG has a separate prefilter from the charcoal filter, and because the charcoal filter is placed after the HEPA, it is free to do what it does best - remove odors - and it doesn't get clogged up with dust, making it last a long, long time compared to units like this that use charcoal prefilters!

And I get the feeling that the Rabbit people really care and support this product. I called with a question which they answered promptly. Overall, I am very, very pleased with this unit.

L. C. Jones from Alabama - August 11, 2007

 


 

 

1  stars
Air Purifier does not work new out of the box.

update: This is an excellent company. They have shipped me a new machine before I even returned the one that doesn't work. And THEY called ME, I didn't have to go after them. No worries here, folks!

later review: Customer Service very responsive and fast. They will pay postage and send another unit. I would upgrade to two stars based on this, but can't add another star via this webpage.

I checked the directions several times, checked the 'troubleshooting' page, the outlet is live. Unit does not power up. Very disappointed after reading all the glowing reviews. Am interested to discover how their customer service will be.
I would still like to try the product.

June L. Caroll from Greenville, South Carolina - July 29, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
Very Happy with this Product

Very happy with this product. I bought one for my miami apartment -was good. Moved to NYC and bought another one 3 months later. . .works really well - quiet.

I used to have the sharper image one, and some other air purifier. They are not good - i am very happy with this one and recommend it to anyone who wants a clean air room.

S. Bekas - July 12, 2007

 


 

 

5 stars
I notice a difference

This is the one I got. I did a bunch of research and this one seems to really work well, I have noticed a difference with my son's allergies and it's funny how my son's room really doesn't have much dust at all on his dresser since we go this too. It is super quiet (and I have tried a few and read tons of reviews). It kicks up and gets louder when it detects a need too (if you have it on auto). It also ionizes the air without hurting the ozone, like some of those do (if you even believe/care about that kind of thing). Two of the filters can be put in the dishwasher when needed (it has an indicator light to tell you when). Only the hepa filter has to be replaced (every few years). Anyway, I am sure there are better ones out there for more money. ??? But this is what I found after doing HOURS of research and I am pretty happy with it...for what it is.

Mary from California - July 9, 2007

 


 

 

2 stars
notice it says nano in the description

I have read about the nano technology and in my opinion it is not proven safe. the nano steel are microscopic and may or may not be dispersed into the air you breathe?

D from United States - July 9, 2007