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Blueair Sense Quick Review

The cheaper non Wi-Fi version, Blueair Sense is a compact and modern air purifier with supreme fitting. With an unique smart motion controls, majority owner that utilized Blueair Sense will really admire the intuitive control  this air purifier bring. Fairly alike Blueair Sense+ in terms of airflow delivery rate, applicable area, noise level and power usage, can Blueair Sense cheaper price tag be more prominent than other contenders' air purifier? Jump straight to the air purifier well-rounded review below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 599 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 80 - 160 p
 Online price*
N/A
** MRSP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)/ RSP (Retail selling price) is provided by cleanairprice.com. Accurate at the time of posting.
^ Annual filter cost is calculated based on filter price and 12 hours of usage. Pricing could vary depending on air quality, usage frequency, and speed.

Blueair Sense Specification

ProductBlueair Sense
Dimension
18.5 x 19 x 7 in
(47 x 48.3 x 17.8 cm)
Weight24 lb (10.9 kg)
Fanspeed3
Coverage (up to)150 sq. ft. (14 m2)
Airflow speed45 - 110 cfm (76 - 187 m3/h)
Dust free (CADR)100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Filtration3-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Blueair Sense Particle Filter
6 -12 months
+- 79.95
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Active carbon (under Particle filter)
6 -12 months
Ionizer/ TechnologiesHEPASilentPlus Technology
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level29 - 50 dB(A)
Power usage level4 - 30 W
Timer/ Scheduler
SensorsMotion sensors
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • 3-stage HEPASilentPlus Technology
  • Encapsulated particle-charging chamber (ionizer)
  • Blueair Sense Particle Filter with active carbon sheet
  • 3 fan speed with Motion sensor control (3 speed)
  • 5 years warranty

Pros

  • Award-winning design with immaculate build quality.
  • Intuitive motion sensor control.
  • HEPASilentPlus Technology (traditional filter media + ionizer).
  • Dual function particle filter with an active carbon sheet (for odor/ smoke filtration).
  • Industry leading 5 years warranty.

Cons

  • Expensive with no smartphone pairing. Blueair Sense+ would be a better buy.
  • Average airflow purifying coverage and CADR.
  • Motion control is not as practical as conventional button operation.
  • Troublesome filter change via bottom panel (requires the air purifier facing up).
  • No stand-alone pre-filter to enhanced the particle filter lifespan.

Typically, air purifiers are designed to be seen as a conventional portable fan/ air conditioner home appliance as many would perceived. Well not anymore. The Blueair Sense air purifier was clearly the distinctive beauty among the masses. In collaboration with a Swedish architecture firm (Claesson Koivisto Rune), this exceptional looking air purifier is artistically conceptualized and developed in a flat, minimalist design with intuitive, scratchproof motion-sensitive control panel. Very un-air-purifier like.

Design and build quality

Thanks to its simple, flat boxy size and impressive functionality, Blueair Sense is a reliable movable air cleaner for people that are suffering from allergies. The only downside I could think of is probably the weight, which slightly contradict to the portable factor. Constructed from 100 percent recyclable glass and steel, Blueair Sense air purifier comes with a button-less, scratch proof, tempered glass motion sensor user interface that can be controlled via a simple wave gesture. How cool is that.

Applicable area, airflow, noise level and power input

Like other Blueair models, the Blueair Sense isn’t just about stylish visual appearance and futuristic controls. It still has the fundamental, powerful air-filter functionality. With the airflow level of 76 minimum to 187 maximum m³/h and CADR of 100 cfm (Dust/ Pollen/ Smoke), not only it has the impressive allergies filtration capabilities, it only consumed 4 W to 30 W of power during the process. The applicable area is at 14 m2 and noise level is between 29 to 50 dB (highest fan speed setting). Not great, but acceptable for air purifier of this range.

Final thoughts on Blueair Sense

Futuristic designed; Check. Well-rounded air purifier; Check. Affordable air purifier; Not quite, but that’s the price you have to pay for this one of a kind beauty. With its three-stage progressive filter and 3 speed settings, the Blueair Sense is ideal for people with allergies however, it will be constraints to small room/ office cubicle. While usable in bedroom, probably the best place for Blueair Sense is at a workstation right next to a computer desktop where a dust-free environment will benefit use well.

At what cost

Blueair Sense MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 599
Blueair Sense annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 80 - 160
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
While Blueair Sense is far from cheap given the lack of modern features, the filter is and should be the main reason to go for this air purifier. As most air purifiers would last you for at least a couple of years, the estimated 5 years filter lifespan would greatly bring down the filter replacement cost and annual mandatory effort in replacing the filter. One little downside to Blueair Sense is replacing the filter is not as straightforward as a most air purifier with front pop-out cover. You would need to unscrew and pop out the cover, remove the exhausted filter and replace it with the new filter before closing it up. Check out Amazon website for more great deals on Blueair Sense filter replacement price.

Blueair Sense VS the challengers

Austin Air Babys Breath

Austin Air Babys Breath

Exact replica to Allergy Machine Jr with the exception of two unique bright colors (pink and blue).

Austin Air Allergy Machine

The non-junior version that is beef up on airflow, purifying coverage and filtration strength.

Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200

Standard version with a different set of an activated carbon filter that is as effective against gases and odors.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
9
Features
4
Coverage
4
Particle Filtration
8
Smoke Filtration
7
Price
3
Upkeeping
6
7.6
Blueair Sense Air Purifier
7.6

Max Fernandez

A loving father and a dedicated reviewer for airfuji.com with more than 1000 air purifiers under his belt. Max Fernandez is also one of the million patients currently suffering from asthma. Feel free to nudge him if you have any questions.

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