The Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 (HSP002) is killing the competition, this time in mid-range. After the success of the Hathaspace HSP001, we all expect the Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 to bring amazing performance from high-range to mid-range budget. So, get ready for the latest flagship of Hathaspace, in our today Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 Review.
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- H13 True HEPA filter
- 100% ozone-free
- A bit noisy on highest speed
- Low performance for the new price
- High power consumption
- High annual filter cost
Hathaspace has officially released the next-gen Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0, codename HSP002, putting rest to all the rumors and leaks about the successor to the popular Hathaspace HSP001. However, according to the Chinese manufacturer, the Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 isn’t really a successor, and instead targets a different set of users and price segments. It’s time for a comprehensive Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 Review.
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Hathaspace HSP002 Price
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 aims to put a dent in the mid-range air purifier market with a brand new H13 True HEPA filter, higher fan power and no ionizer.
All of this, packed in a neat package that starts at a mouth-watering price. You can get the Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 for only $449, which doubles the price of the first model.
For those aware of its new mid-range tier, the Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 is competing against flagships of many air purifier brands, like Levoit LV-H134, Inofia PM1539 and even Medify MA-40 (with H13 True HEPA filter). We have spent 1 month with the new Hathaspace HSP002, and here’s what we think about it. But first, don’t forget to grab the best deal for this air purifier.
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Hathaspace HSP002 Design and Size
I will address the elephant in the closet. The Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 looks almost exactly like the InvisiClean Claro. In fact, in the world of air purifiers today, it’s easily to spot an air purifier with another resemblance.
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 features the dimension of 27 inches in height and 16.5 inches in width. This air purifier is a big console air purifier, as it can easily match the height of the biggest air purifiers, just like Medify MA-440 or GermGuardian AC9400W. A bigger air purifier can hold larger fan, to deliver stronger power.
The only difference of this air purifier with the InvisiClean‘s representative is the air quality index on the front. With bigger size, the Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 can constantly remind you of the current air quality status, one thing that the previous Hathaspace HSP001 is good at.
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 sports the common bottom-top-top air flow system concept, with the new 360° air intake. In my brief use, I found the new Hathaspace air purifier to clean my space much more efficient, thanks to this design.
It seems the company has checked previous customer’s reviews, because this time they bring the control panel to top, which is much more convenient to use. It is also touch control, for aesthetic of the black background.
For the huge size, Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 weighs 28 lbs, so you should use it for fixed location.
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Hathaspace HSP002 Filters
We always check the air purifier’s performance based on the quality and quantity of the air filters inside it, as well as the air filter types. Again, the Chinese company marketed their new air purifier with a complicated air cleaning system, up to 5 different stages.
- Pre-filter – The first line of defense in new Hathaspace air filtration system is a washable nylon pre-filter, which not only removes large particles like pet hair and lint.
- Polypropylene Pre-filter – This is the high-end pre-filter, which can capture medium particles, to extend the life time of True HEPA filter. It comes with an antibacterial treatment coating, to prevent the growth of bacteria and germs on the surface of HEPA filter.
- True HEPA filter – The core filter of this air purifier, efficiently removes 99.97% of any airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, like dust, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, pollen and fungi.
- Activated Carbon filter – The next Activated Carbon and zeolite filter can adsorb smoke, odors, gases and even formaldehyde.
- Cold Catalyst filter – Targets Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and chemicals in household products.
This time, Hathaspace wants badly for their air purifier to be certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for electrical safety and ozone emissions, so they straightly remove the ionizer out of the system. Our today reviewed only has mechanical filters, so it is 100% ozone-free.
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 has double pre-filtration, with the next pre-filter is made of polypropylene. The poly pre-filter is only available in high-quality products, as it can trap larger airborne particles that affects HEPA filter. It is coated by antibacterial treatment, to prevent the growth of bacteria and germs on other filters.
This air purifier also runs a H13 True HEPA filter, and the Chinese company said that it can trap even 99.95% of any particles as small as 0.1 microns. That is the size of harmful air pollutants like viruses and combustion chemicals.
This Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 needs to be tested in a much stricter test than the previous model. In a room of 200 square feet, I let this air purifier run in 1 hour. I also brought tests from Coway AP-1512HHS, AIRMEGA 200M, Inofia PM1539 and Oreck Air Response Large, which are air purifiers in the same price range. As you can see, the efficiency of Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 is really high, up to 99.93% for trapping any particles as small as 0.3 microns.
Hathaspace uses the new air filter for this Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0, but it doesn’t cost much more than the first model. You can buy it for only $44, but it can last for just 4 months. So to say, the annual filter replacement cost is really high.
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Hathaspace HSP002 Room Coverage
Hathaspace, once again, talks too high about the air purifier’s actual room coverage. The manufacturer suggests to use Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 for area of 1500 square feet. Again, I doubt that suggestion.
The ACH of Hathaspace HSP002 is 4X. This air purifier can exchange air up to 4 times per hour. Hathaspace suggests to use this device in a room of 1500 square feet with only 1X ACH.
The CADR of Hathaspace HSP002 is about 260 cfm in general. Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 has a CADR rating of 94 cfm for removing formaldehyde.
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Hathaspace HSP002 Sound
Though Hathaspace marketed the latest air purifier to have whisper-quiet operation, it seems impossible for the higher fan power to keep low noise level.
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 keeps the lowest noise level to be 30 decibels (db), which is exactly like the whisper. It is quiet, so you can sleep easily with this mode on.
However, on highest speed, the noise level can be as high as 60 decibels. This time, the air purifier generates too much noise, and you shouldn’t sleep with the maximum fan speed.
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Hathaspace HSP002 Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review if this air purifier is good or not.
The new Hathaspace air purifier also consumes more energy, even when it is using the DC motor to reduce the power consumption. Rated power of Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 is 100 watts, which is more than double the previous Hathaspace HSP001.
If you run the Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 for at least 8 hours per day, you will need to pay $36 each year.
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Hathaspace HSP002 Additional Features
This is where things get polarizing. Part of the first Hathaspace HSP001‘s appeal was that it packed a Smart Sensor, which offered top-of-the-line additional feature at a fraction of the cost.
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 is not that air purifier. In fact, it has Smart Sensor, which is no slouch, but it isn’t quite a flagship killer either. This is now common in mid-range segment, to have something like a good air sensor.
It is still okay for an air purifier to automatically adjust the fan speed to match the environment’s needs, so the user can set the air purifier and forget about it.
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 has a Max setting, to set this air purifier on max speed for 60 minutes before returning to the previous running mode. It is quite similar to the Turbo Mode of Honeywell air purifiers.
This air purifier also has basic settings like a Timer, and Light Dimmer options. These settings are mostly used in bedroom.
Finally, Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 has a LED indicator for filter replacement. However, there is no button to reset the filter change reminder instantly, instead you hold both the Auto Mode and Timer buttons for 3 seconds to reset.
Hathaspace HSP002 Customer Service
Hathaspace is only a minor air purifier brand, and they provide little support for their products. To contact this company, you can email them at email@example.com, or call them at 800-446-0535.
For any defects in materials and workmanship, Hathaspace will repair your product or replace it, as appropriate and at their discretion, free of charge, for 1 year. If you need a refund, you must do it in the first 30 days since the purchase date.
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 is the newest air purifier of the company that makes the popular Hathaspace HSP001. Of course the HSP002 is better in specs, as it is meant for larger room. But to say it would be as successful as the first model, maybe it is quite hard.
With the new price up to $549, we simply don’t buy this air purifier.