In the spirit of full disclosure; I have been provided this product for review by productreview.com.au.
I have a dyson v11 stick vac.
Any smoking is done outside but we have 2 dog, one that loves shedding fur inside the house.
Now that is over - here comes the review.
My Short Assessment:Read moreIf I was planning to buy an air purifier - then I would definitely place this on top of my shortlist.
If getting a heater or fan was also on the cards - then getting this all-in-one would be an easier decision.
My Detailed Assessment:
Packaging and 'as received'.
The HP007 comes well packaged. Some minor assembly is needed to install the filters into the covers, and attach these to the unit itself.
Instructions are brief, but with a QR code that can direct the new owner to the dyson website.
A very minor criticism, is they have provided a 4fold slightly bigger than an A4 sheet; but blank on one side.
As i do - I tried assembling the filters in different orientations - but the design is pretty forgiving. Left right / rotated 180 deg - all seem to work OK.
1 small observation - one orientation seemed to have a slight misalignment. This would probably not be noticeable except for me being particularly picky. Refer Photo A
As with many consumers I ignored the instructions.
The remote seems self evident, albeit my initial thoughts are that its small size will probably make it easy to loose. The HP07 doesn't seem to have a place to store the remote like a cradle - but wait - I was wrong. When I did read some instructions I discovered there are magnets on the remote that allow it to be attached to the top of the unit. I appreciate this is consistent with the overall minimal feel of the unit.
Battery replacement seems to require a small Phillips head screwdriver; probably one way to prevent the button battery from becoming a hazard for children.
I attached a power meter to the unit to measure the energy use.
This arrive during winter - so I immediately wanted to test the heating.
Can it heat a small room? - yep; it can make it comfortable.
Can it heat a larger room? I think no reasonable person would expect that, but it can provide a good warm airflow towards you.
The tilt and manual rotation makes it easy to aim it.
The auto rotation function works well, with obvious guidance on the front display panel.
Energy Consumption: ~1800 - 2000W/hr which is typical of many fan heaters. It does seem to hit 2600W for a brief amount of time during startup. refer images below.
It is winter time (Melb June/July) that this test is happening, so the cooling has been explored but not fully tested - other than; yes - it seems to somewhat cool the air. I'll jump back on here ~ Dec / Jan to add some more meaningful comments.
Cooling seems to use approx 5 W/hr
Tilt / rotate etc functions provide the same benefit as mentioned above.
For me - it is pretty hard to actually feel any benefit from the purified air. In time I may notice something, but I guess it is the same with any purifier. Maybe I need to have faith it is performing it's job.
The HP007 provides an indication of the particle sizes and amounts via its display.
This is easier seen when using the phone app [DysonLink]
Purifier uses ~ 2.5 W/hr
Works well with very little noise and nil lights evident.
This app was easy enough to locate and install.
The instructions and built in search made it easy to connect with the unit.
This was particularly good as I'm concerned I will loose the small remote one day - and there are no controls on the unit itself - other than the on/off button - and this will allow me to continue using this unit event without the remote.
A minor observation - when scrolling through the various screens (via the (?) button) you get a brief description of the quality indicator i.e. PM2.5 and its scale, and how to respond if the values are poor, but it may be good if it actually described in layman's terms what this actually was.
One evening, my phone was unable to connect with the unit, but I followed the instructions and resolved this quickly.
Style & Weight
This is a very nice looking unit, sleek and very obviously a Dyson product.
It seems to be a more compact unit than other similarly rated purifiers.
Maybe i shouldn't - but I've moved it around by lifting it from the inner opening.
When you look deeply - you can see a lot of thought going into the design.
Maybe something to indicate where the remote could be attached - could help.
There is also the expected Dyson - your filter may need changing - feature. After quite some use - my filter indicator has not moved from 'new'.
But does it work?
Heating - yep within reasonable use.
Fan - probably yep
Air purifier (Air Quality + humidity reduction) - it says so - so I guess so.
And value for money?
This is not a budget item - none of the Dyson products are.
If you were planning to buy an air purifier - this may come in at a small premium, but is likely to be a better quality unit with the added features.
The heater will add $$ to your electricity bill; but if you were replacing an older heater you may find the controls here to allow better control of the heat and thus a slight reduction in electricity consumption.
This is a well designed air purifier with a better than average fan heater and the recognizable Dyson style.
Comparing the price to fan heaters is foolish - this is not a fan heater, and it shouldn't be comparable to a $100 or $200 item.
Comparing the price to an air purifier - you may be paying a small premium but getting so much more.
The purifier's measurement of Air Quality is informative, some may suggest it is 'too much'....