Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is a vital device that will almost certainly shape the design of the iconic series going forward. It ditches the tired design of the previous BioGS Model (which is discontinued by Rabbit Air) and brings in a new modern look. Today, I will make a Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Review to see whether the power of this air purifier is as beautiful as its design or not.
In Breathe Quality, we have reviewed all air purifiers under these sections. Also, we guarantee that:
- We do give honest reviews (both pros and cons) so anyone will guarantee to have the wisest choices.
- We do not (and never) exaggerate one product just to let you click the links and buy that product blindly.
- Top-notch True HEPA Filter
- Ultra Quiet
- Attractive design
- Good starting price for a large room air purifier
- Smoke and odors removal is not as good as MinusA2
- Single button control is not easy to make acquaintance
Rabbit Air is one leader in air purifier industry since 2004. Their fame has risen to a new level since they won “Best air purifier” title given by New York Magazine for their Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0. As the upgrade to the successful BioGS, I have high expectation for the BioGS 2.0. Now, let’s jump in the Rabbir Air BioGS 2.0 Review.
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Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Price
In air purifier market, Rabbit Air always offer the mid-range air purifier devices. Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is a top-class air purifier, but not in the same vein as the flagships Rabbit Air MinusA2 or Blueair Classic 605. The air purifier targets at a lower-range segment, but still comes at a $20 to $30 price increase over many potential competitors like Winix WAC9500 or Levoit LV-H133.
Even though Rabbit Air has improved the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 with the new MinusA2, it’s still worth taking a look at the Reddot Award winner in 2014 for your next big purchase. The price of this Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 doesn’t change since launching, and you can keep most of the value when sell it after easily.
In 2019, the starting price for the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 can be found from $369. The package is an enticing one, but staying in a tough mid-range segment requires Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 to stay ahead. The Honeywell AirGenius 6 HFD360B is finally released, marking a very ambitious move from another popular American brand. And don’t forget the Blueair Classic 205, a rare Smart air purifier that uses the most progressive air filtration technology.
Of course, the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is not only a sleek device for looking, but also one of the best air purifiers for the price with a high-quality BioGS HEPA filter.
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Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Design and Size
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 were designed to make people remember why ultra-premium air purifier exist, and to firmly establish Rabbit Air at the top of the market as far as innovation, design and manufacturing are concerned.
For a long time, the design of an air purifier never change. That’s why we can’t stop looking at the new design of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0. Sure, it is nothing like the previous BioGS 1.0. The design concept of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is “flow”. To emphasize this flow, Rabbit Air makes this air purifier with a curvaceous body. With this new model, Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is stylish, unobtrusive and elegant. Thanks to that concept, this air purifier has won multiple of design awards since 2014.
From the front, we will have an user interface with automatic light. All LED indicators have the same white color making the BioGS 2.0 look beautifully minimalist. Not like other air purifiers, Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 has only one button to adjust everything. This is a key point in the battle of aesthetics versus usability. With only one button, Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is really beautiful, but it also increases the chance of this one button be null, or destroyed.
From both sides and the bottom is the air intake grill, hiding in the stylish body of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0. On top of this air purifier, you will find a big air outlet to exhale the fresh air back to your room. This air purifier is simply gorgeous like that.
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 comes with 2 main editions, similar to the predecessor BioGS. The SPA-550A is the smaller one, which can cover only 550 sq ft. The SPA-625A has an area coverage of 625 sq ft, also features 3 main colors while the SPA-550A model only has a White edition. You can get the SPA-550A model below.
In fact, I love the design of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 the most in all air purifiers today. It is just beautiful. For the size, this Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is not portable with a height of 22 inches, however, it is not big, either. With a weight of only 16.8 lbs, this air purifier can be put easily anywhere in your house. Compare to other air purifiers at the similar price range like Winix WAC9500 or Blueair Classic 205, this air purifier is quite lighter.
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Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Filters
When it comes to raw performance of an air purifier, we decide based on how many filters it has and what types of air filters are used. Though doesn’t have a Six-stage air purification like the latest MinusA2, Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is still one of the best air purifiers in the world with its 4-stage air purification:
- Pre-filter – The polluted air must pass through a pre-filter, there it will capture all large particles, along with dust mites and some of pet hair. It is washable and permanent.
- BioGS HEPA Filter – It is a True HEPA Filter that captures 99.97% of down to 0.3 microns allergens, virus particles, pollen, mold and fungi particles. Rabbit Air advances their air filter process, therefore extend both optimal filter efficiency and filter life of their HEPA Filter.
- Activated Carbon Filter – Made of high-grade granular activated carbon, this Activated Carbon filter will eliminate odors and smokes, also reduce the common household chemicals.
- Ion Generator – allows the particles to get trapped more easily by your air purifier’s filters, or to settle onto the floor where they can be picked up by your vacuum instead of accidentally inhaled. Can be switched on/off.
The reason for having a Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Air Purifier is because of their BioGS HEPA filter. It is better than normal True HEPA filter (a certified air filter to help capture contaminant particles) thanks to Rabbit Air technology reducing the buildup of common allergens and the growth of bacteria and viruses on the filter. It makes the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 HEPA filter last for up to 3 years before replacing a new one.
Also, a combination with an Ion generator is necessary in trapping small airborne pollutants. It will emit a cloud of negatively charged ions to attract the contaminants back to the physical filter. As a result, the performance rating of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is nearly powerful as other high-range air purifiers.
Source: Rabbit Air website.
There is a high concern of Rabbit Air air purifiers having ion generators in their structures. Studying said that the ozone emission could irritate asthma and respiratory issues, however, in this Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0, an amount of 0.001 ppm (parts-per-million) was recorded for ozone emission. It is 50 times less than the standard 0.05 ppm for safety, so you shouldn’t worry about it. Anyway, this ion generator can be switched on or off easily.
I have put the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 in a test comparison with a $349 Honeywell AirGenius 6 HFD360B and a Blueair Classic 205, in very same conditions: large coverage of 200 sq ft, running continuously in 1 hour. The result, my Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 has the highest efficiency: 99.95% of as small as 0.3 microns particles. The Blueair Classic 205 is nearly the same with 99.94%, while the Honeywell HFD360B drops to only 93%.
Also, the price of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 HEPA filter replacement is only 2/3 the price of MinusA2, which is a big plus for anyone who consider a budget air purifier. And for a durability of 3 years, a $79 BioGS 2.0 Filter Kit’s annual filter cost is only $26. You should know that the annual filter cost of Blueair Classic 205 is about $90, because its air filter can only last for 6 to 8 months.
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Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Room Coverage
It is safe to say that Rabbit Air air purifiers are for home use. So the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 room coverage is enough for a common household in the United States. I suggest you to check the ACH (air change per hour) and CADR (cleaning air delivery rate) before purchasing any air purifier.
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 has two editions with different room coverage. While the SPA-550A can only cover up to 550 square ft in your room, you had better to use the SPA-625A for a larger room, as it can cover up to 625 sq ft. This area is for normal use, but for a serious allergy sufferer, Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is better for a room coverage of only 300 sq ft.
The ACH of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is the same with MinusA2. It is 2X for normal residential use and up to 4X for allergy sufferer. Note that a 4X ACH translates to an air purifier can clean a room 4 times in a hour, which means this Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 will clean a room at least once every 15 minutes.
The CADR of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is 165 Dust/ 154 Smoke/ 180 Pollen (cfm). CADR rating tells exactly how fast an air purifier can clean the air within a particular size room. With this CADR rating, Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is more suitable for a room under 300 sq ft than a 600-sq-ft area as it stated in advertisement.
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Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Sound
For every air purifier, it is important to know if it is quiet or not. The fan technology of Rabbit Air air purifier is really great, if not want to say it is the best fan technology at the moment. Therefore, all of Rabbit Air products produces little to no sound.
Rabbit Air called their fan technology Ultra Quiet, implying that the sound is a key advantage of this brand. Using a cutting edge Brushless Direct Current Motor, Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 can operate 5 fan speeds with only a noise level of 22.8 dBA at low setting. This noise level is even less than the quiet MinusA2 SPA-780A, and as exactly quiet as the sound of whisper.
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Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, an 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. There is a illustration graph to show how efficient this Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 can be with both lower annual energy cost and annual filter cost.
The power consumption of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is varied from 5 to 29 watts (for SPA-550) and 7 to 39 watts (for SPA-625). This difference from the lowest to highest is due to the speed of fan settings. From these numbers, we can verify that Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is worth the Energy Star rate. Within the same price range, the maximum power consumption of Blueair Classic 205 is up to 80W.
For an air purifier using 5 fan speeds, normally we will think of very high power consumption at highest setting. However, the Brushless Motor of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 can provide greater efficiency with more efficient. I don’t want to go in detail of physics, but without any brushes, the fan can run smoothly without continuous energy loss.
Let’s have a quick math, if you are using Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 for like 8 hours per day, it would cost you only $10 to $12 per year. I could tell that an investment in Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is a smart investment.
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Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Additional Features
For a high-end air purifier devices, people not only demand the high efficiency of air filters but also the additional features one could give. Because all the Rabbit Air air purifiers are among mid-high range, they all have the most important Smart Sensor. This function can adjust the fan speeds following the reality of your home air quality, therefore save the energy better.
The lack of some buttons see big changes to the way in which Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 operates. Now the device’s operating system is only controlled pretty much via a single button, making it is harder to make acquaintance with. Most importantly, you can still use the remote control to help you better navigate through the functions of Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0.
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 adds an idle mode for conserving energy much better. When you don’t need, this air purifier will automatically dim the light.
Also, you don’t need to remember the date to replace your air filters because Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 has a LED life indicator to remind you.
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Customer Service
The top reason why you should choose Rabbit Air is because of their wonderful customer service. They have a total of 4 offices, which work from Monday to Friday if you need to schedule an appointment. Otherwise, you can call them for free (only available in the U.S and Canada) with line: 888-866-8862. Or you can reach them via email at CustomerService@RabbitAir.com. Remember that the live chat and free line are available 24/7, and you can call them anytime for anything.
Beside a friendly and fast customer service, Rabbit Air also provides the best Free Shipping policy to all domestic orders, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. You can return the order with another free shipping, providing as you are in the 90-day money back guarantee. However, I doubt that you need to refund any product from this brand.
The warranty policy of Rabbit Air is one of the longest in air purifier market to guarantee against all defects in workmanship and materials, with up to 5 years warranty. They don’t give you any special rules or fine print to honor their warranty, which is really awesome.
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is a good air purifier to check in 2019 if you want some real deals for your allergens and asthma attack. Though without some smart functions like the latest MinusA2, this air purifier is still one of the most powerful air purifiers at the moment. If you only have a budget of around $300, you really need to put this Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 in your list. You will not be disappointed for Rabbit Air’s performance and customer service.
Should I buy Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0?
Yes, if you can pay a little bit more to have the high-quality air filtration against all types of airborne allergens, bacteria and viruses. The Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 has an amazing room coverage for the price, and you can’t find a better air purifier in terms of low power consumption and very quiet operation like this device.
- If you have serious allergies or asthma to airborne pollutants: the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 has the top-notch quality for its air filtration process.
- If you want a better performance, or better fan power to clean your room faster: you should search for Sharp FP-A80UW or Winix HR1000. The Whirlpool WPPRO2000 also has a better fan power, with a cheaper price.
- If you need an air purifier with a better room coverage: you could pay $20 more for the Austin Air HealthMate Jr (700 sq ft), $30 more for the Alen BreatheSmart 45i (800 sq ft) or $40 more for Austin Air Allergy Machine Jr (700 sq ft). The best could be the Oransi Max, with a room coverage of 1100 sq ft.
- If you need a budget version of this air purifier: you can save more money by choosing the Winix HR950, Blue Pure 211 or Coway AP-1512HH. It will save you about $100-$200 for an air purifier with exactly same performance.
- If you need a more silent air purifier: the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is the best air purifier for the price you can get.
- If you care about the annual filter cost and energy cost: the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is the most-saving option for you. If you don’t want to pay for the filter anymore, you can choose the permanent filter in this Honeywell AirGenius 6.
- If you love the additional features: the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 only has the Smart Sensor, and if you prefer the Wifi connectivity feature, you should get one among the Winix NK105, Winix QS, Winix HR1000 and Philips 2000i. You can also check the Sharp KC-850U or Sharp KC-860U for the humidifier function.
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- Power Consumption
The Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is one of the best air purifiers yet – and we expected nothing less. The price is a bit higher than normal devices, but if you’re happy to spend then you won’t be disappointed.