Meet Afloia Mage, the brainchild of a young couple on a mission to create a safe haven for their baby. Faced with a lack of options in the market, this dynamic duo, armed with their engineering backgrounds, decided to take matters into their own hands and birthed the Afloia brand.
Now, let’s talk about their latest creation—the Afloia Mage Air Purifier. This newbie on the block boasts a promise of a bright future, claiming to be Afloia’s best model yet. Designed to cater to rooms up to 538 sq. ft., the Afloia Mage stands out with its unique design and construction, setting it apart from the purifiers you might be accustomed to.
What’s intriguing about this little wonder is its 4-stage filtration system, which includes the magic touch of UV-C light. Having put the Afloia Mage through its paces in various conditions and rooms over several weeks, I’m here to spill the beans on its performance and whether it’s a worthwhile addition to your space.
Join me as we dive into the Afloia Mage Air Purifier review. We’ll explore its sleek design, its performance under different circumstances, and ultimately, whether it deserves a spot in your home. Spoiler alert: there’s a lot to love about the Afloia Mage!
Design and Size
The Afloia Mage Air Purifier not only does a good job in the quality department, with its high-grade plastic, but it also looks pretty cool. The main body is shaped like a tower, and it’s mostly white, with a sleek black control panel and gray grilles on top.
Now, let’s talk about the plastic. It’s solid, except for the grille on top, which feels a bit delicate to me. It’s not a deal-breaker, but worth mentioning. The designers thought about the little things, like putting a hole on the back for easier carrying – a handy touch.
The whole design is modern and cool, fitting well into any space. If you like a bit of flair, you’ll enjoy the air quality indicator that lights up in different colors on the top. It adds a lively touch to your room, making the Afloia Mage not just a purifier but a stylish addition to your space.
Afloia Mage review
Touch Panel to control the device
The Afloia Mage Air Purifier is controlled using a touch button display. The display has two parts – the lower part has touch buttons for power, fan speed, UV-C, and timer. Above these buttons, there are indicators for fan speeds, UV-C, filter reset, timer, and PM 2.5.
Now, here’s the thing: I feel like the buttons could be in a better spot. Sometimes, it’s a bit tricky to press the right button. Usually, for devices like this, it’s easier if the buttons are at the top, like what many other brands do. It just makes things simpler.
Size and Dimensions
The Afloia Mage Air Purifier is quite light, weighing only 10.5 pounds. Considering its size, it’s not very heavy. It also has a handy carrying handle, making it easy to move around. You can easily take it from one room to another when needed. The size of the purifier is 10.6 inches wide, 12 inches deep, and 22.1 inches tall.
The Afloia Mage air purifier has a big air intake area, covering half of the machine. It pulls in air from three sides at the bottom. The air then goes through three filters – a pre-filter, a HEPA filter, and a carbon filter. If you turn on the UV light, it cleans the air even more. Finally, the purified air comes out through the top of the device, moving straight up.
Afloia Mage Features
The Afloia Mage Air Purifier has a special feature called an air quality sensor. This sensor checks the air for tiny particles known as PM 2.5, which are really small and can be harmful. Unlike some other air purifiers, you don’t need to clean this sensor, which is a nice plus.
This sensor works with other features of the Afloia Mage, like the air quality indicator and an automatic mode. There’s also a screen on the control panel of the purifier. This screen shows you the current level of PM 2.5 particles in the air, updating in real-time. So, you can always see how clean or polluted the air is just by looking at the display.
The purifier uses the PM 2.5 levels to tell you about the air quality in your room. According to Afloia’s guidelines, if the number is between 0-75, the air is really clean. If it’s between 75-150, there’s moderate pollution. And if it’s over 150, the air is highly polluted.
Air Quality Indicator
The Air Quality Indicator on the Afloia Mage Air Purifier is a handy feature found on the top of the device. It uses the data from the air quality sensor, which it gets in real-time, to show you the quality of the air in your room through different colors.
- Blue Light: When the indicator turns blue, it means the air in your room is good and clean.
- Yellow Light: A yellow light indicates that the air quality is normal, not too clean but not too polluted either.
- Red Light: If the indicator turns red, it’s a sign that the air quality in the room is bad and needs improvement.
The Afloia Mage Air Purifier has a timer feature, which is really useful, especially if the device doesn’t have an advanced ECO mode or auto mode. You can set the timer for 2 hours, 4 hours, or 8 hours. Once you choose a time, the purifier will automatically turn off after that period. For instance, if you set it for 2 hours, the Afloia Mage will shut down after 2 hours. This makes it convenient to use the purifier without having to remember to turn it off.
Filter Reset Indicator
This feature is common in many air purifiers and is a great addition to the Afloia Mage. The filter reset indicator is a helpful tool that tells you when it’s time to change the filter. This means you don’t have to keep track of the filter’s lifespan yourself. The indicator is easy to find; it’s located on the display in the upper left corner when you look at the device. This makes maintaining your air purifier much simpler, as it reminds you when it’s time for a new filter.
The Afloia Mage Air Purifier includes a UV-C light as part of its four-stage filtration process. This UV-C light is safely tucked away inside the device, around the middle area at the back, and isn’t accessible from the outside.
UV-C light is a fascinating technology that significantly enhances the overall filtration capability of the Afloia Mage. It adds an extra layer of purification, making the air cleaner and safer. I’ll delve deeper into how this technology works and its benefits in the section about the purifier’s filtration system.
Room Coverage and CADR Rating
The Afloia Mage is suitable for rooms as large as 538 square feet. This makes it a great choice for open areas and larger rooms because of its strong airflow. The Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) for the Afloia Mage is approximately 236 cubic feet per minute (CFM). This number indicates how effectively the air purifier can clean the air in a room of its recommended size. The higher the CADR, the more efficient the purifier is at filtering air in larger spaces.
Afloia Mage Filtration System
The Afloia Mage Air Purifier features a comprehensive 4-in-1 filtration system. This system combines a 3-in-1 filter with an optional UV-C light for an extra level of purification. Here’s how each stage works
Pre-filter: This is the first line of defense in the Afloia Mage. It catches the big stuff like hair, dust, and fibers. This helps the other filters last longer because they don’t have to deal with these large particles. You can’t wash the pre-filter, but it’s a good idea to wipe it off with a dry cloth now and then, especially if it gets dusty.
HEPA Filter: The HEPA filter is the main filter. It’s really good at trapping tiny particles – it catches at least 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns in size or bigger. This includes things like pollen, small pet dander, and fine dust. It’s also effective against mold spores and smoke.
Carbon Filter: The third stage is the activated carbon filter. Instead of being made with carbon pellets, it’s a special kind of filter coated with carbon. This filter is great for getting rid of smells like smoke, cooking odors, pet smells, and chemicals in the air. The Afloia Mage uses a carbon filter similar to what you’d find in the Winix C535 and Blueair 411 air purifiers.
UV-C Light: This is an optional feature. To turn it on, you hold your finger on the UV/Light button for 3 seconds. It’s the third button on the left if you’re facing the purifier. The UV-C light in the Afloia Mage is different from others, like in the GermGuardian AC4825. It doesn’t produce ozone, and you can’t replace the UV light bulb. According to Afloia, this UV-C light helps kill germs and, along with Titanium dioxide, reduces harmful chemicals in the air.
Noise Test for Afloia Mage Air Purifier
The Afloia Mage operates with two main speed settings: a high-speed mode (Speed H) and a sleep mode. There’s also an auto mode that automatically adjusts between these two speeds based on the air quality in the room. Personally, I think it would be better if the purifier had a couple more speed options for more flexibility.
When it comes to noise levels:
- In Sleep Mode: The Afloia Mage is relatively quiet, producing a sound level of 41.7 decibels (dBA). This is about as loud as a quiet library, making it comfortable for night-time use or in quiet environments.
- In Speed H (High Speed): The noise level goes up to 64.7 dBA. This is louder, comparable to a normal conversation or background office noise.
The motor in the Afloia Mage is of high quality. Even at higher speeds, there’s no annoying rattling or other unpleasant sounds.
Here’s a quick summary of the noise levels:
- Sleep Mode: 41.7 dBA
- Speed H: 64.7 dBA
It’s important to note that my noise measurements were taken at home, not in a professional lab, so they might be slightly different from the manufacturer’s specifications. However, they should give a good idea of what to expect in a typical home setting.
I conducted thorough testing of the Afloia Mage in various rooms and under different conditions, including rooms of varying sizes to gauge its performance accurately.
- Speed Settings: My primary critique of the Afloia Mage is its limitation to only two speed settings. I believe there was an opportunity to include at least two additional speed options for greater flexibility and efficiency in different room conditions.
- Smart Sensor Accuracy: While testing, I noticed that the smart sensor’s accuracy could be improved. I compared its readings with several other air quality measurement tools and found discrepancies. The sensor didn’t always show similar values to my other tools. An option to adjust the sensitivity of the smart sensor, similar to what is available in the Coway AP-1512HH air purifier, would be a beneficial addition.
- Auto Mode Efficiency: Despite the limitation of having only two speeds, the auto mode of the Afloia Mage was quite effective. It managed to adjust the purification level based on the room’s air quality adequately.
In the tests I’m about to detail, I did not use the UV-C bulb feature. I focused on evaluating the performance based on the standard filtration process and the device’s operational features.
- Test 1: [Details of the first test, e.g., room size, air quality before and after, duration]
- Test 2: [Details of the second test, e.g., different room conditions, effectiveness in air purification]
- Additional Observations: [Any other notable findings or observations during the tests]
These tests were designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of how the Afloia Mage performs in real-life scenarios, reflecting its capabilities in typical home environments.
Performance Test Results for Afloia Mage Air Purifier
560 sq. ft. Room Test:
Duration: 60 minutes
Settings: Speed H (High Speed)
Results: The Afloia Mage managed to reduce the Air Quality Index (AQI) from 129 to 20, improving the air quality by approximately 85%.
Observation: Although the room was slightly larger than the recommended size, the device still performed well. It needed more time but continued to improve air quality effectively.
320 sq. ft. Room Test:
Duration: 60 minutes
Settings: Speed H
Results: In this smaller room, the Afloia Mage improved air quality by about 92%, lowering the AQI from 135 to 11.
Observation: The device showed better performance in this smaller room, indicating it works great in spaces less than 500 sq. ft.
320 sq. ft. Room Test with Auto Mode:
Duration: 60 minutes
Settings: Auto Mode
Results: The air quality improved by about 81%, with the AQI going from 126 to 24.
The auto mode relies on the air quality sensor, which sometimes may not provide completely accurate data. Therefore, it might be better to use manual mode or a combination of Speed H and auto mode for optimal results.
Pros and Cons
- Air Quality Sensor
- Air Quality Indicator
- Good Performance in a 560 sq. ft. Room
- Auto Mode
- Sleep Mode
- UV-C Light Filtration
- Unique Design
- Excellent Airflow and Room Coverage
- Acceptable Price-Quality Ratio
- User Manual Lacks Information
- Complicated Filter Replacement
- Limited Speed Options
In the crowded market of air purifiers, with new models emerging almost daily, it can be challenging to identify the right choice. I strive to test a wide range of devices from various manufacturers to simplify your purchasing decision.
Afloia’s Position in the Market:
- New Entrant: Afloia is relatively new to the air purifier market. However, they have already introduced several models and have garnered a growing base of satisfied customers.
- Performance: My experience with the Afloia Mage has been positive. It performed well in tests, proving to be effective in air purification and energy-efficient.
Key Aspects of Afloia Mage:
- Price-Quality Ratio: The balance between cost and features is commendable, especially considering its airflow capabilities, UV-C filtration, and other advanced options.
- Drawback: One notable downside is the slightly higher cost of filter replacement.
The Afloia Mage stands out as a strong contender in the air purifier market. It’s a great option if you’re looking for efficient air purification combined with energy-saving features. While there are a few minor issues, such as the cost of replacing filters, these may not be significant drawbacks for everyone. Overall, if the points I’ve mentioned in the review don’t concern you, the Afloia Mage could be an excellent choice for your air purification needs.