TaoTronics TT-AP001 Air Purifier: Our In-depth Review and Analysis

taotonics TT-AP001

The elegant TaoTronics TT-AP001 has captivated me, with its sleek circular design and impressive three-stage filtration system. Compact yet powerful, this air purifier can efficiently refresh spaces up to 161 square feet large – but it will still work perfectly in rooms of a smaller size. With four adjustable fan speeds for optimal performance, the TT-AP001 is undeniably an exceptional piece of technology that promises clean air without compromising on style.

TaoTronics TT-AP001

Best Air Purifier for Small Rooms

TaoTronics TT-AP001 has been a game changer for the air purifier market, quickly becoming popular and obtaining glowing reviews from around the globe.


  • The TaoTronics TT-AP001 is a small, cheap air purifier. You get a lot for your money.
  • 3-stage filtration. (pre-filter, true HEPA filter, and carbon filter.
  • This would be a good addition to a smaller room, like a desk or bedroom.
  • The TT-AP001 is completely safe to use as it does not emit any ozone.
  • Yearly maintenance costs are surprisingly inexpensive.
  • This product is not too noisy and uses 4 fan speeds. The motor is well-optimized.
Manufacturer TaoTronics
Model TT-AP001
Dimensions 8.5 x 8.5 x 13.54 inches
FiltersPre-filter and Activated Carbon Filter, True HEPA Filter
Filter Longevity3-6 months
Coverage161 sq. ft.
Power Consumption12W
Warranty1-year (18 months extension available)

Design and Size

The TaoTronics TT-AP001 brings sophistication to the air purifier market. With its circular design and sleek color scheme, it immediately reminded me of Levoit Core 300 or Vista 200 – only with a more compact build taking up minimal space in your room! It’s clear that this device was designed with beauty as well as practicality in mind; making it easy on you not just visually but also spatially.

This TaoTronics air purifier features a 360° air inlet that is “wrapped” around the bottom of the device, giving you more powerful performance. The plastic feels sturdy and reliable for its price point, making it a great purchase!

Control Panel

The control panel is conveniently located at the top of the device, and I am thrilled to report that it features several responsive touch buttons! They are large enough so you don’t have to press hard or search for meaning. With their user-friendly design, they quite literally explain themselves.

Size and Dimensions 

The TaoTronics TT-AP001 is a lightweight device, weighing only 3.3 lbs or 1.5 kilos – ultra-portable and easy to carry at 7.6 x 10.6 inches (19.3 x 19.3 cm) in size, with no extra details like wheels or handles needed!


Fan Speeds

Different fan speeds offer a range of cooling options. From the gentle breeze to full-on turbo mode, each level increases in power and intensity offering an effective yet energy-conscious choice for comfort. With four settings available there’s something suitable for everyone!

Sleep Mode

This air purifier is truly special. Even while in its sleep mode, it doesn’t sacrifice performance and the noise output isn’t minimized either – a rarity among devices from other manufacturers. Additionally, the indicator lights are immediately dimmed to ensure that you won’t be disturbed even if you’re an exceptionally light sleeper. The TaoTronics TT-AP001 stands out as a device with excellent technology for uninterrupted restful nights of sound slumber!

Night Light

TT-AP001 is the perfect solution for a peaceful sleep. The purifier’s nightlight has three intensities that cast out calming blue, creating an atmosphere of tranquility as you drift off into slumber. For anyone who needs a good rest and fresh air in their bedroom – this device makes it possible with ease!

Filter Replacement Reminder

Though not widely known, if you purchase an air purifier for your home, it is important to remember that the replacement filters will need to be changed out every so often. Fortunately, this isn’t a costly venture; however, remembering when these replacements should take place can test one’s memory!


Seated at the bottom of the device, this circular filter is composed of three specific stages- a pre-filter, an activated carbon filter, and lastly, a True HEPA filter. The initial step – the pre-filter – works to capture larger particles that enter it; laying the groundwork for finer and more sensitive purification stages.

Although these filters are not able to be washed, they need to be replaced every once in a while. The TT-AP001 filter replacement indicator will begin flashing when it is time for the change; however, if you notice any decrease in performance, you may want to check your filters and consider replacing them before the light turns on.

Pre-filter and Carbon Filter

Now, let’s dive deeper into the filtering stages and understand how to maintain our device by caring for its filters properly. I’m also here to provide sound guidance on how we can extend your device’s lifetime significantly.

When it comes to filtration, we encounter the pre-filter first. This rougher filter is designed for bigger particles and those with more texture. Imagine the pre-filter as being easier and cheaper than other filters that are crafted to sift out finer substances; this one defends them from overworking.

Noteworthy to mention, this device offers a two-in-one combination of the pre-filter and carbon filter. It is often observed that companies opt for connected filters; however, I favor when they are separate as it aids in cleaning them more easily. There’s no upside to attaching these components together – only downsides.

True HEPA Filter

The True HEPA filter is the gold standard of air purifiers, making it an ideal addition to any home. Its powerful presence in filtration systems serves as a shield against particles 0.3 microns and smaller – that includes dust mites! What’s more?

This high-functioning system promises 99.97% efficiency when removing airborne contaminants from your living space – giving you assurance with its near-perfect performance every time.

Noise Test

The TaoTronics TT-AP001 is an exceptionally silent machine. As we’ve already noted, it has a sleep mode that won’t affect the sound or speed of the purifier; it only modifies its lights.

The motor of this purifier is remarkable – it operates seamlessly and without any strange noises, pops or crackles. When I set the speed one at 41.6 dB, switching to Speed 4 produces a noise level of 54.6 dB – not bad for such an efficient machine!

Speed Value (dBA)

Speed 1 41.6 dBA

Speed 2 43.5 dBA

Speed 3 48.5 dBA

Speed 4 54.6 dBA

Performance Tests

To provide you with a more accurate insight into its capability, I have put the TaoTronics TT-AP001 to test in different rooms up to 194 square feet. You can view my experiment results and make your own conclusion between its “120 sq ft version” and the “194 sq ft version” for optimal performance!

120 sq. ft. Room Test

Let’s take a look at the 120-square-foot test to get started—this air purifier is advertised as suitable for 161 square feet, so remember that. I left my TaoTronics TT-AP001 on turbo mode for an hour and the AQI dropped from 122 to 21——an 83% improvement in air quality!

194 sq. ft. Room Test

When I questioned how the 161 square feet model of the TT-AP001 could perform in an even larger room, about 194 square feet, within 60 minutes it had improved air quality by 76% on turbo mode–reducing the AQI from 128 to 31!

Operating Costs

When choosing an air purifier, it is essential to take into account the cost of energy consumption. The TaoTronics TT-AP001 stands out for its 12 Watt motor and accompanying AC adapter—included in the purchase!

This device operated non-stop on its highest speed setting, known as “Turbo Mode”, and I was extremely pleased with the results. Taking into account the current cost of 1 kW/h in America (which is approximately 0.12$) this air purifier will add an extra $0.50 to your monthly bill – a small price for such remarkable performance!

Pros and Cons


  • has 4 Fan Speeds
  • Portable and light
  • Night Light mode & Sleep Mode
  • Quiet
  • Doesn’t Generate Ozone
  • True HEPA filter


  • Small size
  • Filter Replacement Lifetime is short
  • The Carbon Filtering Stage can be improved


TaoTronics TT-AP001 has been a game changer for the air purifier market, quickly becoming popular and obtaining glowing reviews from around the globe.

If you’re looking for a modern, white air purifier with a minimalistic design that won’t break the bank, then look no further than the TT-AP001. It’s not only quiet and perfect for bedrooms – but it also has an attractive night light! This air purifier is sure to be your go-to choice among its competitors in similar price ranges.

Investing in the TaoTronics TT-AP001 Air Purifier will give you amazing performance – all from just a 12-watt motor. The only downside is that filter replacement cartridges don’t last as long. To maximize your results, I suggest using it in rooms of 161 square feet or less for optimal performance!

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The author is an Air purifier expert with overall knowledge of air and ionizers.