Sharper Image Ionic Breeze Air Freshener 2.0 for Bathrooms & Small Spaces (SI717)

 
Customer Reviews:
  • great product
    Great product! We have small rooms so I use it in every room. Works great in eliminating dirty diaper odor in my baby's room. Just clean it regularly. ...more info
  • They are working
    The items I ordered are actually working. I can feel it moves air when I put my hand near its outlet. It is complete silent or quieter than florescent light bulb. It gives a smell close to a water fall in forests(Is that defined as fresh?). It is definitely good for a bathroom sized room possibly a larger room. In my opinion they are worth $15, but at the original price $79 I would not buy....more info
  • Annoying hum!!!
    I can't say if it works well or not since the high pitched hum that this unit generates is so annoying that I immediately removed and returned it. It is not loud just really annoying. Most people seem to not notice it which I find baffling. I am not a bat nor do I have super human hearing and I live in a NYC apartment which means it's plenty noisy already but I could still hear the hum which is almost painful it is so high pitched. ...more info
  • Ionic breeze
    No filters, just wipe and clean. It is currently being used in the office which is bigger than the intended area of a bathroom and the like. A laser printer and fax are next to me and you should see after one week what I wiped off! Great bargain considering a lot of the others contain a commitment of filters to purchase....more info
  • sharper Image SI717
    The 1st time I got it, after a week the product started to having buzzing sound. Returned and received a replacement. The 2nd one makes some kind of noises too, different sound from the first time.

    I tried to decide should I return the one I have and ask for refund.

    ...more info
  • Works well, but noisy
    I bought this for my bedroom. I share a house with other people so I figured I'd spend a lot of time in my room. This thing works great. Every time I come home my room smells fresh and clean. However, I cleaned it after about 2 weeks and now it makes this loud hissing sound constantly. It's very annoying especially considering it didn't do that before I cleaned it. But I plug it in before I leave and still works great....more info
  • Great with Cats
    I got this to help with the catbox smell in one of the smaller rooms in my house. It works quite well, as long as you keep cleaning the blades once or twice a week. There is a really high-pitched hum coming from the unit but most people can't hear it, and it's only noticeable withing two feet....more info
  • Good, but worth $59?
    I got this free w/ my Fresher Longer set (which is great). You will notice a different in a small bathroom with a bleach kinda smell, so I guess it's working. A large room you will not notice the diffence.

    When I cleaned it there was black stuff in it. Almost soot-like. Makes me wonder if I have a mold problem as we don't smoke. But, we do cook a lot.

    I would not pay $59 for this, but I am temped to try a larger one....more info
  • Doesn't do much
    The lowdown:

    Got this Ionic Breeze 2.0 for free after buying the Hybrid GP. Retail value is $79.95. In theory the product is supposed to freshen the air and trap dirt. Well, does it? Yes. But then the real question is - how effective is it? I plugged the 2.0 in my bathroom and it runs 24x7. I clean it at least once a week and I do find dirt trapped in its collector plates.

    Unlke the motherload gigantic Hybrid GP that you can smell the change in clean air when you enter/exit a room, this tiny version can only do so much. And in a high traffic area like the bathroom where the door opens and closes to introduce more "unclean" air, the product has to work hard to constantly clean the air. To do this on this small scale product - the door has to be shut and you can only feel fresh air after a few hours.

    Design:

    Simple. Not space-age looking. Blends well in a wall socket and allows the use of the second outlet below. It has a soft orange glow to act as a night light.

    Cleaning:

    Just pull out the small collector plate and wipe with a soft damp cloth. For dirt trapped in the single ionizing wire, gently shake the product itself to let the bead slide up and down the wire. Careful because this is a thin, fragile wire. So do this gently and on rare occassions. How do you know the ionizing wire is dirty? You'll hear a faint zapping sound. Its definitely dirt trapped on the vibrating wire.

    Performance:

    Like I mentioned above, its too small of a product to make a difference in a high traffic area. Perhaps if this was in a closet that was rarely opened...

    The product shorted out after I cleaned the blades with a damp cloth and put it back after a few minutes only. When I plugged it back, no air coming out and a slight burning smell. Unplugged immediately and never worked. Again, unlike it's bigger performing brother, this can't handle any sign of moisture in the blades or you would short the components. The Hybrid GP can handle a moist blade and has a built in drying feature if it detects such occurence. With this product, it just burns out. Scary. And this is confirmed by the product's sticker label that issues the same warning.

    I did bring it to the store and without question they replaced it.

    I am keeping the product only because it's free. Otherwise, I wouldn't buy this product for any price, let alone $79.95! If I were to spend toward $100, I'll just save up some more for a larger and higher performing Ionic Breeze.

    Hope this helps out with the purchasing decision. Get it if it was given for free with a more expensive purchase. Otherwise, pass....more info
  • STAINS YOUR WALLS
    THE PREDECESSOR TO THIS UNIT STAINS THE PAINTED WALLS. THIS ONE PROBABLY DOES THE SAME THING.

    I HAVE AN IONIC BREEZE QUADRA COMPACT THAT I REALLY LIKE. WAY BETTER CLEANER THAN ORECK. MAYBE IF YOU LEFT ORECK ON HIGH SETTING ALL THE TIME, IT WOULD CLEAN BETTER. BUT THE NOISE FROM ORECK IS LOUD, EVEN ON THEIR QUIET SETTING.

    BUT, I WOULD NEVER PUT AN IONIC AIR CLEANER CLOSE TO A WALL. BOUGHT ABOUT 6 OF THESE FOR LAUNDRY, 3 BATHROOMS, AND 2 HALLWAYS. EVENTUALLY THE DIRT THEY ATTRACT STAINS THE WALLS. FORGET ABOUT CLEANING THE MESS, YOU HAVE TO REPAINT.

    I REPEAT, DO NOT BUY THESE IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE THESE ON A PAINTED WALL. I DID KEEP ONE FOR MY MASTER BEDROOM. ONLY BECAUSE THE RECEPTACLE ON THE WALL HAS A MIRROR AS A BACKGROUND. MUCH EASIER TO CLEAN. ...more info
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Product Description

Our all-new Ionic Breeze Air Freshener 2.0 has been completely redesigned with significantly enhanced air flow, larger collection blades and much greater capacity for neutralizing unpleasant odors, without any cover-up fragrance. You, your family and your guests can now enjoy much cleaner, fresher-smelling air in every bathroom in your home. This ultra-compact electrostatic plug-in air purifier is perfect for myriad other small spaces where air is often filled with odors and irritants but where a room-size air filter is impractical workstations, pantries, stairwells, hallways, walk-in closets, sewing rooms, nurseries and pet corners. The cordless built-in plug keeps this discreet device flush against the wall it takes up absolutely no floor or shelf space and it won't block the other outlet socket, so it's free for plugging in a hair dryer.Exclusive, patented Zenion Effect electronic propulsion moves air without a fan silently circulating air past the electrostatically charged collection array to trap small airborne allergens and irritants. No need to replace any filters — simply slide out the collection blades and wipe them clean occasionally with a damp cloth. The small lifetime LED night-light casts an unobtrusive glow for safety. Measures 8" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". Plugs into standard outlet. One-year warranty. Created by Sharper Image Design.

Features:
  • A complete redesign of our original Ionic Breeze Air Freshener.
  • Significantly enhanced air flow, larger collection blades and much greater capacity for neutralizing unpleasant odors, without any cover-up fragrance.
  • Moves air without a fan silently circulating air past the electrostatically charged collection array to trap small airborne allergens and irritants.
  • No need to replace any filters simply slide out the collection blades and wipe them clean occasionally with a damp cloth. Measures 8" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". One-year warranty.