Designed in a standard tower air purifier framework, the Wi-Fi enabled Winix NK105 manage to retain its robust air flow while still have top-notch build quality. Versatile and very simple to operate, Winix NK105 is terrific for owner and their children that utilize it on a day to day basis. Comparing the airflow delivery rate, applicable area, noise level and power usage, how is Winix NK105 efficiency against airborne microorganisms and contaminants? Head over to our air purifier complete review below.
Winix NK105 Specification
|Product||RSPRetail suggested cost ($)||Link|
W x H x D
|Weight||Room size/ Coverage (up to)||Dust free (CADR)||Pollen free (CADR)||Smoke free (CADR)||Airflow speed||Fanspeed||Filtration||A filterAnnual filter cost ($)|
- Replacement cost ($)
- Replacement cost ($)
Deodorization/ Carbon filter
- Replacement cost ($)
UV-light/ PCO technologies
Other filters/ Treatment
All-in-one filters/ Cartridge
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional filter/ Addons
|Noise level||Power consumption||Timer/ Schedule||Sensors||Multiple color options||Auto mode||Air qualityAQ indicator||Filter replacement indicator||Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth enabled||ENERGY STAR certified||Remote control||Child lock||Warranty||Email & Phone support|
|Winix NK105||+- 329.99|
12.2 x 29.5 x 12.2 in
(31 x 74.9 x 31 cm)
|17 lb (7.7 kg)||320 sq. ft. (30 m2)||221 cfm (375 m3/h)||218 cfm (370 m3/h)||207 cfm (352 m3/h)||48-224.6 cfm (82-382 m3/h)||4||4-stage||+- 120|
True HEPA filter
Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter
Filter N 112180
|33.7 - 50+ dB||5 - 55+ W||Via app||VOC sensors (Air quality)||2 years|
Winix NK105 key features
- Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with WINIX SMART app
- 4-stage 360 degree filtration with PlasmaWave™ Technology
- Fine mesh pre-filter
- True-HEPA filter
- Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter
- 360 degree advanced air flow circulation
- 4 fan speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo) with Auto mode
- LED Auto Dim Feature (sleep mode)
- VOC Smart sensor
- Child lock
- 2 years warranty
Sharing the exact same housing as Winix NK100, Winix NK105 modern tower air purifier is widely acclaimed and recognized by distinctive Reddot award 2016 and GOOD DESIGN AWARD winner. With tall and round-shaped tower profile at 12.2 x 29.5 x 12.2 in and 17 lb weight, build quality is one of the best that every parts is integrated except for the filter replacement cover. Standard features are exact replica of NK100 with 4-stage filtration including PlasmaWave, 3 colors air quality LED indicator light (Blue – Good, Yellow – Fair, Red – Poor), VOC SmartSensors, ChildLock, 4 fanspeed with Auto mode/ Sleep mode, filter replacement indicator, AHAM verified, CARB certified Ozone-safe, ECARF tested, UL listed, ENERGY STAR rated and 2 years warranty. Extra features from Winix NK105 is the WiFi-enabled support which is a must requirement to run Winix app.
Sole reason to go with WiFi ready Winix NK105 is the connectivity between air purifier and Winix SMART app. With Winix SMART app, you could monitor indoor & outdoor air quality via history charts, check local weather, control display lighting, rename your unit, check filter remaining lifespan. What you will surely utilize in the app is of course to control the fanspeed, comprehensive multi operation schedule based on specific time/ date, turn on/ off the air purifier anywhere in the world so long both are connected to WiFi.
Connecting the apps is very tricky regardless of the phone e.g. iPhone, iPad or android devices. You would need to turn on the app, complete the setup, disconnect from your current network and connect to the air purifier network by pressing the WiFi button on the unit. Once you are connected to air purifier network, the WiFi indicator light would stop flashing and you can start utilizing the app.
Airflow, CADR and everything in between
What’s inside count
^ Winix NK105 filters/ lifespan/ priceAgain same for Winix NK105, its powered by the exact same 4-stage filtration setup as Winix NK100. First off the all-in-one filtration is fine mesh pre-filter that helps prolong True HEPA filter lifespan by trapping large airborne particles e.g. dust, hair. For smaller particles such as pollen, mold that is untrappable by the pre-filter, the True HEPA filter would works it charm with its 99.97% efficient rate. On odors and smokes related pollutants, you can rely on the dependable Coated Deodorization Carbon Filter. Any trapped pollutants would be neutralize and break down via Winix PlasmaWave Technology that would not generate any harmful ozone in the process.
Winix NK105 is covered against
Hair/ Pet hair
Keep it down
At what cost
^ Winix NK105 replacement filters estimated cost
Winix NK100The non-WiFi version that is identical in every way with a lower price tag so long you are willing to give up on Winix SMART app support.
Winix U300Comes with addition CleanCel Antimicrobial coating, 5 years warranty and remote control. Drawback is the expensive price tag with weaker on CADR, airflow delivery and coverage.
Honeywell HPA204Easy to use, built-in timer with reasonable price tag. Disadvantages include No WiFi support and lower clean air delivery rate.
- Round tower housing that allows 360 degree air flow distribution with wide purifying coverage.
- Strong, consistent airflow to support 4 fanspeed and Auto mode/ Sleep mode.
- 4-stage filtration with True HEPA, Carbon filter and PlasmaWave™ Technology.
- Highly comprehensive scheduling via Winix SMART app where you could set multiple fanspeed at specific time and day.
- Again via the SMART app, you could turn on or off the unit at anywhere anytime.
- Child lock feature that prevent your loved one from meddling the control.
- Quick and simple filter replacement with only one filter cartridge yearly.
- 2 years warranty.
- Expensive to replace the all-in-one filter.
- Non-washable filter cartridge that if the filter is stuck with unwanted particles, the only solution is to replace the whole filter.
- Bright indicator light that does not dim down enough in sleep mode.
- Not easy connecting to WiFi devices including popular models such as iPad, iPhone and android devices.
More on Winix NK105 Tower
Winix NK105 Tower conventional tower shaped exterior is simple yet elegantly designed. Its considerably tall and bulky, the subtle seamless rounded edges help maximize Winix NK105 Tower overall appearance. Moving forward with the build quality, controls are located at top that offer responsive and sensitive feedback. Winix NK105 Tower is perfectly fitted that you could expect only minimal apparent gaps on its body structure. Expect the air purifier to last even after certain timeframe.
Airflow effectiveness and purifying coverageThis is the particular attribute where Winix NK105 Tower air purifier stands out. One of the few tower air purifiers that is capable of covering large-sized space area, the air flow delivery rate is excellent. In most cases, office, bedroom or living hall is arguably the ideal area for Winix NK105 Tower due to its purifying applicable area. Additionally, Winix NK105 Tower at full-blast would have no issue clean out air-borne pollutants that is lingering the household. Dust, mold and mildew within its purifying range would not stand a chance with the air purifier effective airflow performance.
Maintenance and careArguably Winix NK105 Tower is one of the handiest air purifier to maintain in its segment that owner enjoyed for its plainness design. To retain constant air flow circulation from the air purifier, the streamline air vent and body platform is ideal to maintain as dust could be effortlessly wipe off all at once. Gently sweep the air-ventilation portion to prevent dust and airborne pollutants from impeding the air flow circulation.
Noise level and power consumption
Final thoughts on Winix NK105 TowerBring to a close, Winix NK105 Tower is what owner would be satisied about. Compare with the pros and cons, you would appreciate the advantages than the shortcomings. Combines the above attributes, obviously Winix NK105 Tower is the tower product you should go for.
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