Bionaire BAP1412-U Quick Review

Similar to Holmes HAP706-U, Bionaire BAP1412-U is the mini air purifier that packed with many features that you would only find in higher range air purifier. Powered by an optional ionizer and the hassle-free permanent filter that never needs replacement, can this compact Bionaire HEPA-Type PERMAtech air purifier provide adequate performance and coverage against a long list of airborne pollutants?
MRSP/ RSP**
± 87.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 0 p
Online price*
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Bionaire BAP1412-U Specification

ProductBionaire BAP1412-U
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 87.99
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Dimension
8.1 x 17 x 11.5 in
(20.6 x 43.2 x 29.2 cm)
Weight7.1 lb (3.2 kg)
Coverage (up to)80 sq. ft. (7 m2)
Dust free (CADR)52 cfm (88 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)50 cfm (85 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)50 cfm (85 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed3
Filtration3-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 0
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Washable foam Pre-filter
Permanent
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
PERMAtech FILTER
Permanent
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Ionizer/ TechnologiesIonizer
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler
Sensors
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

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Bionaire BAP1412-U key features

  • 3-stage filtration with 3 fanspeed settings
  • Slim, space-saving tower design
  • Permanent PERMAtech filter - 99% efficiency rate at 2 microns best
  • Optional Ionizer
  • 5 years limited warranty.
Bionaire BAP1412-U dimension
Dimension
8.1 x 17 x 11.5 in
(20.6 x 43.2 x 29.2 cm)
Bionaire BAP1412-U weight
Weight
7.1 lb (3.2 kg)

Being a mini air purifier, Bionaire BAP1412-U is measured no bigger than a large drinking bottle. With its small compressed design, Bionaire BAP1412-U is consideraly heavy that you would typically associate with. As usual, dial knob buttons are located at the top with air ventilation occupying the lower part of the body. Unlike most compact air purifier, Bionaire BAP1412-U is powered by a HEPA-Type permanent filter that will absorb pollutants coming in via the ventilation. It is not the most efficient filter but its certainly hassle-free (no replacement needed). Lastly a worry-free 5 years warranty is included in Bionaire BAP1412-U.

Airflow performance and applicable area

With such as compact housing, you will be surprise that Bionaire BAP1412-U is still able to capture pollutants such as dust, mold, pollen and pet dander. However, the catch is the effectiveness is relatively small in comparison. With the purifying coverage of only 8 m2 (81 sq. ft.), Bionaire BAP1412-U CADR is relatively poor at 52 cfm for dust, 50 cfm pollen and 50 cfm smoke. Other than the hassle-free replacement, the only upside for this HEPA-Type PERMAtech air purifier is the silent operation throughout the whole process.

Final thoughts on Bionaire BAP1412-U

Given the low pricing and size of the air purifier, if you do not set a very high expectation on Bionaire BAP1412-U, it is a good tabletop/ office desk air purifier that is very portable as well. The poor performance in almost every department is a big setback to its buyer, but the easiness and maintenance-free operation is easily the best remedy to the situation.

Bionaire BAP1412-U is covered against

Bionaire BAP1412-U VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Bionaire BAP1412-U VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Bionaire BAP1412-U VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Bionaire BAP1412-U VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Bionaire BAP1412-U VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Bionaire BAP1412-U VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Bionaire BAP1412-U VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

In conclusion......

  • Low entry price with official website bundled an extra unit.
  • Permanent filter that can last ages so no recurring filter replacement cost.
  • One of the most compact 3-stage air purifier.
  • Ionizer is available when needed.
  • 5 years warranty.
  • Weak airflow coverage and CADR performance.
  • Uses HEPA-type filter that can only traps microscopic particles at best 2 microns.
  • Very poor against smoke and odors.
  • Plain vanilla unit although expected given the size and price.
Build quality
7
Features
3
Coverage
3
Airflow delivery
2
Particle Filtration
4
Smoke Filtration
0
Price
9
Upkeeping
10
5.8
5.8

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