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TaoTronics Air Purifier TT-AP001 Review: Under 80 dollars HEPA machine!

Enhance your healthy life with a TaoTronics TT-AP001 air purifier. An affordable air purifier that will only cost you less than 80 dollars yet with most of the air cleaning filtration you will ever need. Given its budget price category, so what can you get in this compact HEPA air purifier? Is the airflow distribution sufficient to cover a small room? How costly is the filter replacement set? Sit back and relax as every question shall be answered in our TaoTronics TT-AP001 review below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 79.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 40 - 80 p
 Online price*
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** 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.

TaoTronics TT-AP001 Specification

ProductTaoTronics TT-AP001
Dimension
8.5 x 13.5 x 8.5 in
(21.6 x 34.3 x 21.6 cm)
Weight3.8 lb (1.7 kg)
Fanspeed4
Coverage (up to)161 sq. ft. (15 m2)
Airflow speed
Dust free (CADR)88 cfm (150 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)88 cfm (150 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)88 cfm (150 m3/h)
Humidifying(H) speed
Filtration3-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Pre-filter
3-6 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA filter
3-6 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Activated Carbon Filter
3-6 months
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
TaoTronics TT-AP001 Replacement Filter
3-6 months
+- 19.99
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level25–45 dB
Power usage level12 W
Timer/ Scheduler
Sensors
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty12-18 months
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • Advanced 3-Stage filtration system with 360 degrees air circulation
  • 4 fan speeds (low, medium, high, Turbo)
  • Pre-filter
  • True HEPA filter - 99.97% efficiency/ as small as 0.3microns
  • Activated carbon filter
  • Quiet operation (Sleep mode)
  • Night light (dim, medium, bright)
  • Filter replacement reminder
  • 12-18 months warranty (for Amazon users)

The starters

TaoTronics TT-AP001 dimension
Dimension
8.5 x 13.5 x 8.5 in
(21.6 x 34.3 x 21.6 cm)
TaoTronics TT-AP001 weight
Weight
3.8 lb (1.7 kg)

Many people may have not heard of the TaoTronics brand from the Sunvalley group. It is by no means a small company with subpar products. TaoTronics TT-AP001 Air Purifier is a good example of a well-built model with a superior build quality at only a fraction of the cost. The sleek cylinder shape body is only at 8.5 inches diameters and a short 13.5 height. Fits perfectly well on a desk or bedside without having to worry it will top over by kids or pets. Complimenting the body is the light 3.8 lb weight that allows easy transporting during house moving or travel. Available in either black or white, the air inlet covers a wide 360 degrees angle and a top air outlet with blue glowing night light.

Moving to usability, the touch controls are nicely tucked at the top. You can manage the fan speed between low, medium, high, turbo, and adjust the night light brightness level to balance between comfort and security. Next, Sleep mode will turn off all indicator lights and lock the fan speed to low for a night of uninterrupted sleep. Right at the bottom, there’s a filter replacement reminder that will let you know when you will need to replace the filter. Last but not least, a standard 12 to 18 months warranty is inclusive depending on where or when you purchase TaoTronics TT-AP001 air purifier.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

TaoTronics TT-AP001 coverage
Purifying coverage
161 sq. ft. (15 m2)
TaoTronics TT-AP001 fanspeed
Fanspeed
4
Enjoy completely refresh and revitalize air with the TaoTronics True HEPA Air Purifier. At full speed, TT-AP001 can cover up to 161 square feet of room size. Best suited for small spaces like bedroom, bathroom (dry), walk-in wardrobe, or office desk. For those with asthma or hypersensitivity, you can set higher air changes per hour but at a trade-off of the coverage radius. Overall, the 4 adjustable fan speeds are nice to have but the differences are marginal that you won't be able to differentiate.

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What’s inside count

Nothing fancy with TaoTronics TT-AP001 setup to keep your indoor air clean. Just the workhorse 3-stage HEPA filtration that has been proven time and time again. By drawing pollutant air in, the pre-filter will trap large particles like dust, hair, lint and protect the HEPA filter. The True HEPA filter (Not HEPA-type) removes 99.97% of fine particles in the air as small as 0.3 microns. This includes pet dander, mold, mildew, dust mite, and germs. The activated carbon filter absorbs smoke and odors that are not captured by the HEPA filter. It can even remove cigarette smoke and toilet smell within its proximity, not many compact air purifiers can say that.

Keep it down

TaoTronics TT-AP001 noise level
Noise level
25–45 dB
TaoTronics TT-AP001 power consumption
Power consumption
12 W
With noise output as long as 25 dB to a max 45 dB, TaoTronics TT-AP001 can be a whisper-quiet air purifier if you run it at a low speed. Under normal circumstances, you will not hear any noise even if you place it close to you during work or sleep. Power output is very low at around 12 watts per hour. Way lower than your other home appliances. You can safely run it all day, all night without have to worry about any surge in utility bills.

At what cost

TaoTronics TT-AP001 MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 79.99
TaoTronics TT-AP001 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 40 - 80
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
Last we checked, a brand new TaoTronics TT-AP001 air purifier MRSP is around 79.99 but you can easily get it around 70 depending on the region you're in. Believe it or not, there are few competitors that offered similar price packages with a respectable specifications. Still, we highly recommend TaoTronics TT-AP001 if you need something cheap yet functional. Filter cost can be expensive depending on your home air quality. Expect an estimated annual 40 to 80 dollars cost to get the air cleaner up and running.
Availability is pretty darn good with via online purchase. Amazon is our favorite spot to buy TaoTronics TT-AP001 air purifier as it comes with a discounted price, free shipping, bundled deals, 30 days return policy, and hassle-free shopping with no account registration. Official TaoTronics website is also a good place to explore with special discount vouchers and seasonal sales. We did not find retailers like Walmart, Costco selling this particular model but is worth checking out if you have the time.

TaoTronics TT-AP001 VS the challengers

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Elechomes EPI081 Air Purifier

Elechomes EPI081

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Pros

  • Less than $80 for a 3-stage filtration HEPA air purifier.
  • Standalone True HEPA air filter and carbon filter.
  • Very quiet operation (25 dB). Suitable for restful sleep.
  • Portable and compact cylinder body with user-friendly controls.
  • Gentle blue night Light with 3 adjustable settings.

Cons

  • Limited 161 sq. ft. purifying coverage with only 88 cfm CADR.
  • Not the greatest against smoke and odors.
  • No auto mode, timer, and air quality monitor.
TaoTronics TT-AP001 Air Purifier
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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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