Airdog X3 Air Purifier With Washable Filters – Review

Airdog is a fresh company on the air purifier market that launched a few successful crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo. The company has a simple goal, and that is to create the world’s best breathable air with its Airdog X3 air purifier. The company headquarters are in Silicon Valley, and they have been operating since 2005.

Airdog X3 - Washable Filters Air Purifier - Review

X3 is a futuristic air purifier with tons of fancy options. Maybe on the first look, the air purifier will appear simple, but stay tuned; this air purifier has many fancy options, including a smart application.

First, I need to say that Airdog X3 air purifier does not use a HEPA filter; in fact, it doesn’t use any type of paper filter. It uses an electrode generator as its main filtering technology, which captures pollutants with a filter plate.

I will talk more about filtering later on in the review; for now, let’s just say that this device has four speeds, auto mode, and is made for rooms up to 215 sq ft size. Airdog also released X5 and X8 models, which are similar to the X3 model.

Airdog X3 Air Purifier - In front of Desk

This air purifier does not use standard ways for air filtration; instead, Airdog X3 uses advanced technology that captures pollutants in the air. This device uses an ionizer, and on paper, it could create ozone. However, tests have proven that this device is perfectly safe to use.

Lots of fancy options allow this device to be one of the most wanted air purifiers in 2021.

Airdog X3 is one of the most advanced air purifiers that does not use the HEPA filter on the market.
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Airdog X3 Specifications

As it is an advanced feature air purifier with a lot of specifications, I extracted data in a table for easy review. Check the table below and find out more about this innovative air purifier:

Manufacturer Airdog
Model Airdog X3 (KJ200F-X3)
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 14.5 inches
Filters Pre-filter, Electrode Generator, Collecting Plate and Carbon Filter
Filter Longevity Washable
Ionizer
Coverage 215 sq. ft.
Power Consumption 27W
Warranty 1-year

Airdog X3 Design

At first look, Airdog X3 looks simple. White color is dominant and on the top is the black colored control panel.

Airdog X3 is controlled by one button, but all the settings and information are available on the screen.

On each side, there are holes for the air outlet that are also used for easier transport. A simple yet attractive design put X3 air purifier on the list of modern air purifiers. 

The plastic used in production is of high quality, and the whole device looks like some premium high-quality tool. Everything on the air purifier is of top quality.

An adapter powers Airdog, and it is highly recommended to use the original power adapter that you got in the package.

Control Options

This lovely air purifier is controlled in two ways, one is with the button on the control panel, and the other is through Airdog Smart App (Android or iOS)

For WiFi control, you will need a smartphone. Anyway, on the control panel, you can easily change the fan speed.

Display

The display is located on top of the device at the bottom right corner. All basic information is available on display.

Fan speed is measured from L1 to L4. L1 is the slowest speed, L2 is a medium speed, L3 is the highest speed, while L4 is a turbo speed. 

However, there is also a sleep mode. When you turn on the sleep mode, you will see three dots on display (“…”).

Display on the Airdog X3 air purifier that shows air quality index in a room.
Airdog X3 – Display on the top of the device

Other than that, you can check AQI on display. AQI rating goes from 0 to 500. The lowest number is high-quality air, while the numbers near 500 indicate polluted air.

On display, you can also see when the device is connected to the smart application.

When you see a padlock on display, then the child lock is activated. If you have kids you will love this option the most.

It also indicates all troubles about the filter on display. You will notice the letter “-C-” and the number “9xx” which represent that it’s time for changing the collecting plate or performing the whole device cleaning.

Airflow

On the bottom, half of the air purifier is an inlet. Airdog X3 pulls air from three sides as well as the bottom. As soon as air is drawn inside the air purifier, the filtering process starts.

First, air goes through the Pre-Filter that will capture all the bigger particles like pet dander, hair, large dust, and other larger particles from the air.

After going through a Pre-Filter, the air comes to the Electrode Generator that is going to kill viruses, bacterias, and other pollutants.

The next stage of air filtration is collecting debris with Collecting plates. They are like a magnet that will collect all the particles starting from microorganisms to dust and more.

In the end, the air is coming to the Activated Carbon Filter, which will remove odors and ozone.

The air outlet is on the holes on the side and on the top. All in all, Airdog X3 has an impressive airflow.

Everything on Airdog X3 is measured and installed with a fine touch; because of that, this is a premium air purifier with high quality.

Size and Dimensions

Airdog X3 has 12.7lb. Some people will not find this heavy, but there are holes for hands that will come in handy at transportation. The device is a medium size (12 x 12 x 14.5 inches).

Accessories and Parts

You will get one air purifier with a collecting plate, pre-filter, ionization wireframe, carbon filter, user manual, and power adapter in the purchasing package.

Airdog X3 Air Purifier Video Review

Check out the air purifier that does not use a HEPA filter, but it has a similar air purification performance. Airdog X3 is wanted because affordable and low maintenance costs closer to zero every year motivate people to buy this device. Check out the video to see more details about tests.

Review of Airdog X3 Features

Before anything, I must say that Airdog X3 has many certificates, and many tests were done on it. Since this Airdog air purifier’s main technology is an ionizer, certificates and tests are needed to prove its safety.

Zero waste is the motto of the Airdog company, and that is what makes the Airdog X3 unique on the market.

Airdog X3 has many advanced technology features like auto mode, smart mode, smart app, and many other things.

Two Pole Active Technology (TPA)

TPA is a patented technology by Airdog that uses it in their air purifiers. This technology is very different from HEPA filters. The main advantage is that everything is washable and you don’t need to buy any extra filters

Electrodes are used to kill viruses, bacterias, and other pollutants. After these pollutants are dead, they are trapped on plates that you can easily wash and clean. In this way, Airdog X3 air purifier produces zero waste.

Air Quality Sensor

Air Quality Sensor is located on the back side. Air particles are pulled into the system, which then, in real-time, calculates quality of air. AQI is a rating used by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Green air quality indicator light on Airdog X3 that shows the air in a room is perfectly safe.
Airdog X3 – Air Quality Indicator Light

You can see the emitting color on the air purifier bottom, which emits the air quality color. See the table below for more info about colors.

Color Quality (AQI)
Green Excellent (AQI <50)
Yellow Green Good (AQI < 100)
Yellow Moderately Polluted (AQI < 150)
Red Hazardous (AQI > 150)

How to Clean Air Quality Sensor

As the Airdog air purifier has an embedded air quality sensor, you don’t need an extra device for checking the quality of air but, you have to maintain it properly to make its lifespan longer.

The air quality sensor requires cleaning every six months. Besides cleaning the air quality sensor, doing that accurately, you will extend its lifespan at the same time. Below is the explained process of cleaning the air quality sensor:

Step 1

Open the air quality sensor cover.

Airdog X3 - Cleaning the AQI sensor - Step 1
Step 2

Use a dry, soft rag or cotton swabs and sprinkle a bit of alcohol on it. Then, clean the sensor with light circular motions. That’s it!

Airdog X3 - Cleaning the AQI sensor - Step 2

Auto Mode / Smart Control

Auto mode uses sensors and it will automatically adjust the fan speed  according to the AQI level. By pressing auto mode, you can let the air purifier work forever without any interruptions. With this feature, you can let it run hands-free and, in the process, save money on energy bills. The auto mode’s fantastic featureis if there is a night, the air purifier will enter sleep mode on its own.

Moving Sensor

This advanced air purifier has a moving sensor that detects people in the room. As soon Airdog X3 detects someone in the room, it will automatically display AQI.

Timer

The timer in Airdog X3 is not the standard timer I have seen in regular air purifiers. Airdog X3 has an advanced timer that can turn itself at a particular time. It can also shut down automatically. To use this advanced timer, you will need to use a smartphone application. It is simple to use, simple as setting the alarm.

Child Lock

You can turn child lock on only with a smartphone application. As the name says, when the child lock is on, buttons on the air purifier will not work. You can turn off child lock by using a smartphone application or by holding the control button for a few seconds.

Kills Viruses

Guangdong Detection Center of Microbiology has proven in one of their tests on Airdog air purifier that influenza viruses are eliminated from the air. The test is not a big surprise since we know that electroplates with ionization can destroy many airborne pollutants.

If you want to use all the fancy features that Airdog X3 offers, you need to connect with Airdog Pro Smart APP.

Airdog Smart App

A smart application is used to control all the advanced features Airdog X3 air purifier offers. Some functions of X3 air purifier are not usable without a smartphone application. You either need to have an Android or iOS smartphone. The same application controls all Airdog air purifiers.

Search for an app calledAirdogpro on Play or iOS app stores.

Installation, Sign Up, and Device Connection

As soon as you install the application on your smartphone, you need to sign up to access it. When you create an account, you need to add Airdog X3 to your menu by clicking Add Device. After that, choose MINI Air Purifier as an option. Check out the picture below for easy installation.

Screenshots on how to sign up the Airdog X3 smart app; step-by-step.
How to sign up to the app (step-by-step)

Starting Screen, AQI Chart and Child Mode

You will see your device on a starting screen if everything went all right with the first step and installation. Click on the device to see more information and options. 

Airdog X3 - Registered device after signing up on the app. The app will show the air quality index and all the other advanced options.
Airdog X3 – Registered device after signing up on the app. The app will show the air quality index and all the other advanced options.

You will see:

  • AQI: Air Quality Index that displays real-time air quality in the room
  • Chart: on the chart, you can see historical data about air quality
  • Control Buttons: power, sleep mode, auto mode, child lock, fan speed
  • Settings: in the right top corner of the screen is the settings button.

Timer Settings

The advanced timer is available only through the Smart Airdog X3 application. The first thing to do is to click on the settings icon and, after that, choose the timing setting. 

Airdog X3 - Setting the advanced timer
Airdog X3 – Setting the advanced timer

Now you can see a list of all active and inactive timings. If you want to add a new timer, click the “+” button. As you see in the picture below, you can choose the exact time when the air purifier should work. Also, you can add more than a one-timer. Airdog X3, if started by a timer, will start itself in auto mode.

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Room Coverage

Airdog X3 is recommended for rooms up to 215 sq. ft. In such rooms, it has a CADR of 117 CFM. However, you can use it in slightly larger or smaller rooms without any problems if you feel-like.

Airdog X3 Filtration

Airdog X3 is an ionizer with a four-stage filtration method. It doesn’t have a HEPA filter, instead Airdog X3 air purifier has a washable Pre-Filter and Collecting Plates. In fact, you can safely wash them in a dishwashing machine. 

Airdog X3 filters - Carbon Filter, Collecting Plates, Electrode Generators, and Pre-Filter (starting from the top)
Airdog X3 filters – Carbon Filter, Collecting Plates, Electrode Generators, and Pre-Filter (starting from the top)

There is no need for filter replacement. However, you will need to clean the air purifier periodically. As soon as you see the letter “C” on the screen, you need to clean filters. In case you see a 9xx error, then the whole device needs to be cleaned.

Pre-filter

Pre-filter is washable, and its main job is to remove large particles. Pet dander, hair, large dust can easily be removed with pre-filter. 

X3 - Pre-filter
X3 – Pre-filter

Electrode Generator

Electrode generators use electric power to kill viruses and bacteria. Nothing is trapped on the electrode generator since everything is destroyed.

Airdog X3 - Electrode Generator
Airdog X3 – Electrode Generator

Collecting Plates

Collecting plates collect debris and everything that wasn’t caught with previous filters. The good news is that this filter is easily washable. When the time for changing the collecting plate is, the air purifier will warn you on a display. Collecting plates can be washed by hand or in a dishwasher. It will usually dry in 20 minutes, due to infused graphene material, after which you can return it to the device.

Airdog X3 - Collecting Plates
Airdog X3 – Collecting Plates

The collecting plates of X3 contain infused graphene material that is the futuristic technology that the spacecraft regularly uses. Airdog X3 collecting plates apply the graphene to enhance its performance that can attract particles as small as 0.0146µm that is 6 times stronger than the traditional air purifier. It is also chemical-proof, so you can wash the collecting plates without worrying about any effectiveness losses.

When you see the letter “C” on display, then that means that this filter needs cleaning.

How to clean Collecting Plates in 4 easy steps?

Make sure the device is not powered! The best way to do that is to unplug it. For proper cleaning Collecting Plates, check the steps below.

If you just turned off the device, please wait for a minimum of 5 minutes before you open the back cover.
Step 1

Take out collecting plates after opening the back lead.

Taking out the collecting plates from Airdog X3 air purifier.
Step 2

Remove the upper collecting plate from the bottom collecting plate.

eparating the upper collecting plate from the bottom one.
Step 3

Clean the collecting plate with water, and wait for minimum 20min for complete dry.

Washing collecting plate under the sink.
Step 4

Put everything back in the direction of labeling, and close back cover.

Closing the back cover after placing the all filters back.

After completing all the necessary steps, long-press the operating button to reset the filter cleaning indicator.

Activated Carbon Filter

The carbon filter is the last layer of defense. It is used to remove unwanted odors, smells, and other compounds. It also removed ozone. Activated Carbon Filter is not washable, but it’s also a permanent filter. You can refresh/clean the carbon filter by placing it on a direct sun for some time.

Airdog X3 - Activated Carbon Filter
Airdog X3 – Activated Carbon Filter

Does Airdog X3 Creates Ozone

Airdog X3 creates ozone, but the amount that it produces is a few times under the safe amount, so there is no doubt that the air purifier is safe to use. Electrode generators with collecting plates scream ozone, but tests have proven that the amount of ozone created by X3 is totally safe. You can check results collected by SGS, an independent lab.

By the result, it creates 0.0053 ppm, while CDC’s safety limit is set at 0.1 ppm. In other words, ozone levels created by Airdog X3 are way below safety limits.

Noise Test

I can say that Airdog X3 air purifier is a silent one. I tested it in various conditions. And it is proven to be ideal for sleeping when sleep mode is on. On top speed, or so-called turbo speed, it creates the biggest noise, but there are no weird sounds of fan hitting or losing, as we found in some other air purifiers. 

In the table below, check out all noise levels.

Speed Value (dBA)
Speed 1 41.8 dBA
Speed 2 43.8 dBA
Speed 3 50.2 dBA
Speed 4 56.1 dBA
Sleep Mode 40.8 dBA

Performance Tests

I have tested the Airdog X3 air purifier in various rooms. Only the most exciting tests will be displayed. You must know that I used it in real life and did not do any lab tests. In all my tests, the air purifier did a great job, and air quality was drastically improved.

 Airdog X3 - doing performance test, and checking air quality index by using Temptop
Airdog X3 – Peformance testing

However, if you like to check out air purifiers that are recommended for the same room sizes as Airdog X3 but use different filtration technology, check out Levoit Core 300 and Molekule Mini.

320 Sq Ft Room

As you see, this room is larger than the recommended one. But that did not stop X3 from giving us great results. In only 60 minutes, AQI dropped from 136 to 12, and Airdog X3 improved the air by 91%. Since it does not use a HEPA filter, we must agree that these results are excellent. I was pretty surprised with this great result.

# Starting Baseline After 60min
PM 2.5 104.2 8.9
PM 10 146 12.5
Particles 151228 13037
AQI 136 12

194 Sq Ft Room

Few feet smaller than the recommended room, but yet the air purifier did well. I have a sense of fresh air in just a few minutes of work. In 60 minutes, X3 dropped AQI from 157 to 11, and the air was improved by 93%. I let it run for another 30 minutes, and AQI dropped to 9.

# Starting Baseline After 60min
PM 2.5 119.9 7.9
PM 10 167.9 11.1
Particles 173963 11539
AQI 157 11

Operating Costs

Airdog X3 uses 27W when working at maximum. You won’t notice any change in the electricity bill even if you let it run forever. In case you let it run for 24h every day in a month, it will cost you about 2.1$ if the US’s electricity price is 0.12$/kWh. On-standby this device will use 1.8W

Airdog X3 - Disassembled
Airdog X3 – Disassembled

If you add to these low costs, zero costs for filter replacement, we get the best buy air purifier. Check out the table below for more info about energy consumption:

Speed Power Usage (W)
Speed 1 10.1W
Speed 2 11.6W
Speed 3 16.1W
Speed 4 24.1W
Sleep Mode 9.2W
Stand-by 1.8W

Blueair 411 is also a small energy consumer, just like Levoit Vista 200 but these air purifiers need filter replacement.

FAQ

Does Airdog X3 produce ozone?

Yes, it creates 0.0053 ppm, while CDC’s safety limit is set at 0.1 ppm. The SGS confirmed the Airdog X3 ozone amount produced is safe.

Which Airdog X3 filters I can wash?

You can wash collecting plates and the pre-filter. Also, collecting plates is dishwasher safe, so you can wash it in a dishwasher.

Can I wash the activated carbon filter?

The Activated Carbon Filter is not washable. You clean this filter by exposing it to direct sunlight for some time, and the filter is ready for reuse.

How often do I have to clean the Airdog X3 filter?

You will get notified by the air purifier when it is time for cleaning the collecting plates on the touch screen. It will show the C letter. Also, if you see 9xx on the touch screen, that means you have to perform complete device cleaning.

Pros and Cons

To revise, here are advantages and disadvantages of Airdog X3:

Pros

  • Washable Filters
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Kills Viruses and Bacteria
  • Four-Speed Filtration
  • Smart App
  • Auto Mode
  • Sleep Mode
  • Air Quality Monitor
  • Great Performance
  • No Filter Replacement Needed
  • High-Quality Device

Cons

  • Generates Ozone
  • Sometimes Smart App is not working as it supposed to

Final Thoughts

The new patented technology is the brand of the Airdog company. Modern design, simple to use, and washable filters put Airdog X3 air purifier on the wanted list. Airdog X3 is built to produce zero waste but, at the same time, to provide excellent performance in filtering air.

Other Airdog models are also useful and very popular. The only concern is ozone, but a certificate proves that the amount of ozone created by Airdog X3 is perfectly safe.

9.5

SCORE

Review Breakdown

Performance

9.6

Noise

9.8

Operating cost

9.5

Value for money

9.2

Ease of use

9.5

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