The InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier (IC-100) is a curious device which can appeal to a wide consumer base, especially with its so-cheap price tag. Despite of its young age in the InvisiClean family, this necklace air purifier is still one of the most popular products, making it out of stock most of the time. Why is it so hot? Find out in our InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier Review.
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- Sleek, compact design
- Can last up to 240 hours, unless you use the fan-version
- Ionizer can irritate asthma
- Really noisy
- Cheap build
- Low performance
InvisiClean, like lots of other small players in U.S air purifier industry, has built up their reputation with only one successful product – the InvisiClean Aura. But this company doesn’t just relax on the initial success, and the InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier is a creative device that doesn’t bust you lots of money. Now, we will continue with the InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier Review.
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InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier Price
Just like the InvisiClean 4-in-1 Tower Air Purifier, the American company doesn’t give this necklace air purifier a proper name. We will call our today unit as the InvisiClean IC-100 for short, and InvisiClean IC-103 for the fan-version.
It’s often now for you to find an on-the-go air purifier like this InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier, or InvisiClean IC-100. Most of the top sold products are from China, a market demanding air purifiers to be mainly outdoor, not just indoor. The Airdog FitAir is one of the best personal air purifiers, with the progressive Bluetooth function. Or you can get the new Pure Enrichment PureZone Mini, with real True HEPA filter.
Back to the American manufacturer, we can see the InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier as a more lightweight device, in fact, it is really light that you can wear around your neck. And for the price of this InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier, it is also low. You can buy the IC-100 with only $29, and if you like to have the personal fan function, you can buy it with $49.
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InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier Design and Size
Fitting an air purifier into a necklace no thicker than 0.95 inches while meeting potential demand to clean the air around you was no mean feat, but thanks to the advanced technology of the ionizer that many air purifier brands can bring such device to our lives.
The most concerned feature of this air purifier is, of course, its compact design. It is only 2.7 inches in height and 1.8 inches in width, meaning you can easily put in in your palm and cover the whole air purifier. This is the size for both the IC-100 and IC-103.
And for the weight, the InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier is only 1.4 oz, which is just only 1/4 the weight of a typical slim smartphone. Wearing it around the neck proves no difficulty, but you can also choose to strap it with your belt.
From the back, we have here a clip to hold this air purifier in any pocket, for example the breast pocket of your shirt. The clip is good at doing its job, but if you want to use the air purifier while jogging or running, I suggest to wear it around your neck.
InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier has an on/off button on the side, and below is an USB port. The IC-103 completely resembles the IC-100 for the design, as you can look from the image below.
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InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier Filters
For an air purifier that is only 1/5 the size and weight of the personal Airdog FitAir, and nowhere near the size of the IQAir Atem, we can guess that the InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier is just a simple ionizer, without complex mechanical air filters like its brothers. So to say, the air cleaning system of this device is only including 1 thing.
- Ionizer – Vital ionize destroys harmful airborne allergens.
We have experienced the good performance of InvisiClean ionizer from its popular console air purifiers, like InvisiClean Aura or InvisiClean Claro, and the mini air purifier is a lot weaker. It can only generate 3 – 3.5 million ions per second, and maximum of 5 million ions per second when plugged in.
And there is one problem, the ionizer of InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier hasn’t been certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the safety of ozone emission. Though I do not find any situation with high ozone emission (because of the little amount of ions being generated), you should be aware of the problem that high ozone emission can irritate asthma and some respiratory issues.
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InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier Room Coverage
The InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier is only meant for personal use, and its effective range is only 1-2 ft. If you use the IC-103 (fan version), the fan can spread ions and increases its effectiveness at longer distances, which is 1-4 ft.
There is no ACH or CADR rating for this air purifier, because basically this device doesn’t use the fan to move the air like common air purifiers. Instead, the ions will anchor the pollutants and lay it on the floor or walls.
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InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier Sound
Problem with the built-in ionizer is the crackling noise from the ions. Even without the fan, the InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier is really noisy, and because it must be placed near you, there is no way to fix that annoying noise.
Our testing unit, with a fan on, can produce the noise level of 60 decibels (db). This is quite audible and, for people who are sensitive with the noise, it is unacceptable.
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InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier Power Consumption
A full recharged InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier can last for 240 hours when running without the fan function. If you use the IC-103 with the fan on, the air purifier can only last for 8 hours unplugged.
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InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier Additional Features
Just like any cheap and affordable necklace air purifiers in the market, the InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier comes with no additional features, except for the fan feature of the IC-103. There is only one simple button to operate the device, and I bet it is enough for most of the users.
InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier Customer Service
InvisiClean focuses not only on the air purifier manufacturing, but also the great customer service. You will receive your products in 1-5 business days. And all orders placed before 8 AM Pacific Time (Monday through Friday) will be shipped in the same day. For international shipping, InvisiClean only deliver to Canada.
If you need support, you can contact them via email at Contact page or at 818-787-1188 via phone. Their working days are from Monday to Friday.
Finally, once you want to refund their products if unused or defective merchandise, you can contact within 30 day to proceed the return, but remember that you will be charged 15% as the stocking fee. The return process will take 10 to 14 days. They also provide a 3-year warranty for all air purifier products.
I can’t suggest the InvisiClean Personal Mini Air Purifier to any readers of Breathe Quality. Sure, it is cheap, and you can bring it outside your home, however the possible problem of ozone emission and its annoying noise can keep anyone from buying it. There are still positive reviews for this device, but I can’t verify them for you.
A necklace air purifier, with built-in ionizer.