Fellowes AeraMax 190

Fellowes AeraMax 190 Air Purifier Quick Review

Air purifier should be as eye-catching as it can be. Why shouldn't it? The Fellowes AeraMax 190 air purifier hit the nail on the head in its design. A mirror to Fellowes AeraMax DX55, this gorgeous looking air purifier comes with all the extensive certification on its performance and like most Fellowes air purifiers, it also has a 3 years manufacture warranty that you expect no less. However, is Fellowes AeraMax 190 exterior quirk able to hold up its performance and capabilities? Let's find out.
± 229.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
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Fellowes AeraMax 190 Specification

ProductFellowes AeraMax 190
13 x 20.5 x 7.1 in
(33 x 52.1 x 18 cm)
Weight9.9 lb (4.5 kg)
Coverage (up to)200 sq. ft. (19 m2)
Dust free (CADR)129 cfm (219 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)124 cfm (211 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)126 cfm (214 m3/h)
Airflow speed
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA Filter 9287101
1 year
+- 49.99
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon Filter 9324101 (4 pack)
3 months
+- 49.99
Ionizer/ TechnologiesPlasmaTRUE technology
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional/ Addon
Noise level
Power consumption6 - 62 W
Timer/ Scheduler
SensorsAeraSmart Sensor
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty3 years
Email/ Phone support
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Key features

  • 4-stage hospital-type filtration
  • Odor removal Carbon filter
  • 99.97%/ 0.3 microns filtration rate True HEPA filter
  • AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment
  • PlasmaTrue Technology (Ionizer)
  • AeraSmart Sensor
  • 4 speed + Auto mode and Aera+ mode (for allergy/ flu season)
  • Adjustable louver/ vent
  • 3 years warranty

Fellowes AeraMax 190 review

  • Sleek black exterior with front blue indicator.
  • Attractive online price for a 4-stage filtration with addon features including AeraSmart Sensor and Auto mode.
  • "Genuine" True HEPA filter and carbon filter that capture the finest airborne particles.
  • AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment that inhibit bacteria e.g. mold, mildew and fungi growth.
  • Additional PlasmaTrue purification (Ionizer) that can be disabled by holding the button for few seconds.
  • No dedicated pre-filter to capture first-stage dust, hair and reduce HEPA/ carbon workload.
  • Rather costly annual filter replacement on bad indoor air quality.
  • Overly bright Blue indicator light during night use which incidentally not dimmable.
  • Occasion loud fan noise that usually appear on higher speed.
Fellowes AeraMax 190 dimension
13 x 20.5 x 7.1 in
(33 x 52.1 x 18 cm)
Fellowes AeraMax 190 weight
9.9 lb (4.5 kg)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I can bet that many people would agree with me on how fine Fellowes AeraMax 190 is. With an all-rounder black housing that is not overly bulky, it is even lighter than the previously reviewed AeraMax DX55. There are air vents located at the top, sides of the air purifier, a handle for easy moving, bottom floor stand and a front blue display control panel to compliment its look. Inside the air purifier is the standard four-stage filtration that features a carbon filter that captures large particles and odors, a True-HEPA filter plus AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment that captures smaller particles while prevents the growth and finally PlasmaTrue ionizer that releases ions so airborne particles can be re-capture easily.

Applicable area and airflow

Fellowes AeraMax 190 filtration performance is widely certified by AAFA, AHAM and CARB. CADR is rated at 129 cfm (dust), 124 cfm (pollen) and 126 cfm (smoke). Even though its purifying applicable range is between 200 – 400 sq. ft, you could still place it in a medium-sized room size bedroom or living and still achieve desirable results. The combined True HEPA filter and carbon filter will eradicate most household dust, pet dander, pollen, mold and odor. Adding an antimicrobial treatment (inhibit bacteria growth on filter) and PlasmaTrue Ionizer in the bag, there is no doubt on Fellowes AeraMax 190 capabilities.

Final thoughts on Fellowes AeraMax 190

As with AeraMax DX55, Fellowes AeraMax 190 faces the same advantages and disadvantage. disabling the Ionizer is not as straightforward as it can be. The lack of standalone pre-filter is also a big miss. Lastly the airflow performance might not be on par with some of its competitive models. Fellowes AeraMax 190 does however have a sleek modern design, a quirk that might deem good enough for people that need a simple air purifier in purifying the air.

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Pet dander


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Fellowes AeraMax 190 4-stage filtration and purifying applicable area is amazing when pit against allergens, irritants, bacteria and viruses. It is very efficient on large scale airborne pollutants such as dust, pet hair. Nonetheless against small, micron size pollutants, Fellowes AeraMax 190 4 speed airflow circulation + is good at catching dust mites, pollen, mold, spores, mildew, fungi, germs and pet dander.  As for smokes, odors and fumes, Fellowes AeraMax 190 is also remarkable in eliminating chemicals, detergent odors, cooking smell, fire, VOCs, cigarette smokes.

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