The air you breathe has an impact on your health. We think you would agree with us when we say that it is generally a good idea to breathe in clean air. It keeps your lungs healthy and devoid of any nasty harmful particles.
Fortunately, you can buy compact and effective air purifiers that will get the job done and give you cleaner air to breathe. Do keep in mind that not all portable air purifiers are the be-all and end-all of air purifiers. Some do work better than others.
If you are in the market for a new portable air purifier, we have a review of one of the better ones out there – the Cooway AP-1512HH Mighty.
With its innovative features and compact sturdy design, this air purifier should be a great choice for most households.
Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Portable Air Purifier Review
Build quality on this Cooway model as tested, was impressive. The sturdy construction makes it ideal for use in the house. Mostly made of durable plastic this should last you just fine.
The design of the purifier is something we were frankly keener on. You are going to place this in the room, so it better be somewhat stylish and sleek – and that exactly what this purifier is.
Cooway has always designed mostly sleek industrial looking products, this one follows the trend but does it in a very classy and chic way. The overall aesthetic of this portable air purifier is minimal and nothing too over the top.
The front is plain square with rounded corners and a ring in the middle that comes in a different color which adds some contrast to the overall look – much like an iPod actually. You have very subtle branding on the inner part of the ring as well.
You’ll find carefully placed air vents under the plastic and buttons to control the functionality on the top. The size of this is also very manageable and given the capabilities of this little purifier, it is downright impressive. It’s ideal for a room of around 360 square feet.
Overall, we quite like the design of this. It should fit in quite nicely in any room. Often the problem with portable air purifiers is that they are bulky and not elegant when it comes to design. The Coway AP-1512HH Mighty was a breath of fresh air for a change – no pun intended.
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Functionality and Features
Alright, let’s jump into the main section of the review and the part that matters. How does this portable air purifier perform? Right of the bat, you will notice Cooway boasts a 4-stage filtration process.
This one caught our eye as this is an impressive claim if it works properly. Spoiler alert, it does and it does pretty well. The robust filtration system can filter out 99.97% of particles that are of 0.3 microns in size from the air.
It achieves this feat with the help of its commendable layers of filter that consists of the first pre-filter stage followed by the Deodorization filter, a true HEPA filter and a vital ion stage.
Also the addition of smart features are here to make your life easier. There are colored LED lights that can tell you how clean the air of the room. No more wondering and guessing about the air quality.
Simply let this portable air purifier do its job and check the LED light to tell if the air needs cleaning. It also has a timer that you can set to automatically turn off the filter after a couple of hours of running.
The options are either 1, 4 or 8 hours of operation before it automatically shuts down. You will find a filter lifetime indicator as well, letting you know when you need to be changing out the filters too.
Perhaps the most important feature of this purifier is the true HEPA filter. HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air and HEPA filters are capable of removing small particles from the air such as dust, pollen, dander or mold.
What you want in your air purifier are true HEPA filters. Stay away from products that claim “HEPA like” or similar wording like these. This Cooway features a true HEPA filter and performs just as it should.
If you are worried about noise levels in the house, worry not. You are treated with 3 fan speed options. These are smart controls as well. Apart from being able to manually set the fan speed, the purifier can automatically gauge the air quality of the room and set the fan speed to the optimal level.
On the occasion that it detects no pollution during a window of 30 mins, the fans are automatically turned off and the filter goes into ECO mode. We can’t tell you how much we love this small feature.
There have been many times where people keep running their air purifiers way past the point where it is needed, causing noise pollution and racking up the electricity bill.
A smart feature like the auto switch to eco mode is great for saving energy and keeping your room noise levels low. Speaking of noise levels, Cooway claims the Coway AP-1512HH Mighty portable air purifier operates at a noise level of 24.4 dB at the lowest and 53.8 dB at the highest.
We found the operation noise levels to be very close to those sound. There will always be a minor difference in the noise level, which is expected. But overall, the unit stayed consistently quite unless the fans were going full blast.
Portable air purifiers are essential if you want to make sure that your air is safe and sound. Be careful of what you buy though as not all purifiers are made equal. This Cooway model is one of the best we have tested although a tad bit on the expensive the performance. With a true HEPA filter, clever smart features and good built quality, this product did not disappoint.