Brookstone Air Purifier


This article will be reviewing air purifiers manufactured by Brookstone which includes the Pure-Ion Advanced Air Cleaner:

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PRICE = $199.95 (Amazon.com)

It’s best to first check what the major internet buying consumers think about this air purifier. Many large retailers provide their consumers the ability to rate/review their purchase. We can use these consumer reviews to quickly gauge the general opinion about this Brookstone purifier.

Review Site Rating
Amazon.com 3.5 Stars (3 reviews)
Epinions.com 4.5 Stars (4 reviews)
Shopping.com 3 Stars (2 reviews)

I am not happy with the amount of reviews that are available for this particular purifier. The problem is that when there are only a few reviews, it easy for marketers/manufacturers to publish their own positive reviews that can affect the overall score.

I can not prove that people connected to Brookstone have been publishing false reviews but i will outline some of what i have found out and you can make you own decision.

First review:

5.0 out of 5 stars Stop snoring and breathe better., January 23, 2010

By 
Internet shopper "Mike" (New Hampshire, USA) –

Total word count: 900+ words

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My problem with this review is how detailed it is. It has over 900 words which is impressive for just a normal consumer. I could understand this review being so long if he actually had some sort of grievance or point to make but he just provides a very “professional” review.  This Brookstone purifier review just reads like a marketing message that you would find on a retailers website or the script from a cheesy infomercial.

However you should read the review and decide for yourself.

Second Review

1.0 out of 5 stars filter breaks easily with no replacement sold, August 8, 2009

Barry Obama "2 bigg 2 fail" (DC) – See all my reviews

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This review looks more real and i can understand why the reviewer has taken the time to write it. They had a grievance with their Brookstone purifier breaking and tells us that the metal fins might not be dishwasher safe. We usually expect that a small number of purifiers will break so this does mean that other customers will have the same problem.

Third Review

5.0 out of 5 stars I have 2 of these and I like the results!, February 22, 2010

By 
Bold Consumer (Oklahoma City, OK USA) – See all my reviews

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Another 5 star review which is highly positive. I clicked through to find out what other products this person has reviewed.

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Wait, is that 3 reviews in just one day! All the products on the first few pages related to DVD’s that people use when riding their bike indoor which are all sold by third party sellers. I would suggest that this person is a professional Amazon reviewer and provide reviews for $. I suggest you have a look and decide for yourself.

Conclusion Retailer Reviews

I would be very wary of purchasing one of these air purifiers based on the fake reviews and lack of honest positive reviews that are available. The negative review are also very negative relating to the purifier breaking or causing particle build up that makes breathing problems worse.

The next step we take for this air purifier review is to dig a little deeper into what the experts are saying about this purifier:

After reading a couple of different sources (there really is not much about Brookstone purifiers on the net), it seems that the brookstone purifier use the same technology that was used in the now bankrupt Sharper Image purifiers.

When we read the technology details about the Brookstone purifier, it talks about he high CADR rating but then when we click to find out the CADR details we are taken to this page:

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It seems that Brookstone don’t want to publish their CADR rating as its missing from product information page.

From what i can tell this Brookstone purifier is that it uses an ionization unit primarily then an ozone release as part of its cleaning process. Ozone is a toxic gas and i would recommend that you should keep well away from any purifier that uses it. This is especially true if you have pets, children or elderly people living in your house. You can read more about the dangers of purifiers that use ozone at the EPA government website.

Conclusion

This purifier has a large number of dubious reviews and its technology is both antiquated and dangerous. I would seriously suggest that consumers look elsewhere to find a cheap air purifier. With a budget of $200 there is a still a lot of purifier that will clean the air and not harm your health: Air purifiers for less than $200

We give the Brookstone Air purifier 0 Stars and recommend that consumers keep well away.

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