Not all air purifiers have to be lugged around with a dolly. If your air purification needs are minimal and you don’t want one that is overpowered and will take up a bunch of space, then the Meleden Air Purifier may be right up your alley. The Meleden Air Purifier is a very compact little air purifier that you can set right on your desk or nightstand. This is one of the most convenient and economic filters on the market today so let’s take a closer look at it.
- Incredibly lightweight and compact
- Can be charged via micro USB cable
- Perfect for purifying air in small rooms
- Makes a great gift
- Cool, modern design
- Replacement HEPA filters for this purifier are affordable
- Does not come with its own Micro USB adapter
- Very limited air purification area
- Runs a bit loud
- Not good for odors
How Much you can Expect to Pay for the Meleden Air Purifier
Because it was designed to purify air in very small areas, the Meleden Air Purifier is very affordable. You can find it for just under $40 before tax at most retailers. The replacement filters are also very affordable since they are so small. You can typically get replacements for around $13.
Size and Looks – Meleden Air Purifier
The Meleden Air Purifier was designed very well. It looks like a modern home security camera or a small upright desk fan. It features a cool blue LED light around the top rim. It is basically the shape of a cylinder and stands just 7.6 inches with a diameter of also 7.6 inches. The bottom third or so of the unit comes off when you need to replace the filter. Currently, it only comes in white with blue lights.
What Type of Filters?
The Meleden Air Purifier uses a small true HEPA filter that is round and about 7 inches in diameter. It also features an activated carbon filter for trapping smaller pollutants in the air.
Power and Room Coverage
Keep in mind that the Meleden Air Purifier is a very small air purifier with a small fan that was designed to purify the air of small spaces. It can filter particles 0.3 microns in size and larger from the air. The effective space of purification for the Meleden Air Purifier is about 32 square feet.
Features of the Meleden Air Purifier
The Meleden Air Purifier features a single power button that controls basically everything. When you press it once, the purifier and the light will turn on and operate normally. Pressing the power button twice in quick succession will activate the “sleep mode” which will turn off half of the circular blue light and set the purifier to deactivate after 8 hours. Pressing the power button 3 times will turn the whole unit off.
In the box, you will find a micro USB charging cable, a single true HEPA filter and the device itself. The Meleden Air Purifier negatively ionizes the air and does not produce ozone.
In our opinion, the best place for the Meleden Air Purifier is right on your desk. It noticeably freshens the air in your immediate vicinity which is great for when you are working or studying. Dorm rooms would probably get a lot of use out of the Meleden Air Purifier as well. And at just under $40, you really can’t go wrong.
If you are in need of a more powerful air purifier for larger rooms or entire homes, then this one obviously isn’t for you. But if you want healthier air near your work/study area, in a small nursery room, on your nightstand while you sleep or in your kitchen, this is a great little appliance to have.
Frank is the chief editor and director at Specialty Air, where he oversees testing, research, and editing for all air quality-related articles. Frank is an expert in the air quality space with extensive experience testing, researching, and reviewing air purifiers, air conditioners, air filters, air fresheners, fans, and more. He also has over 4 years of experience with issues surrounding mold remediation, radon mitigation, moisture management, air duct systems, HVAC, and insulation.