Jinpus GL-2103 – Tiny Air Purifier

Finally, it is Jinpus GL-2103’s turn to be tested. This air purifier is very small and very affordable. It is fascinating that many authoritative sites like NBC News and Health.com have ranked this product as one of the best products.

Looking at the specs, I’m not quite sure Jinpus could take such a place at the very top. But let’s leave that decision to the tests, which you can see below in this air purifier review.

It is essential to mention that the Jinpus GL-2103 uses a 1x HEPA filter and Ionizer as filtration methods. Besides, this model from Jinpus is identical to some other models that can be found on the market; one of them is Rigoglioso. It is not excluded that this is actually the same company that uses a different name. This review may refer to the Jinpus GL-2103 and all identical devices, which are maybe released under a different name.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - On The Desk

According to the specifications presented by the manufacturer, this model is intended for rooms up to 80 sq. ft.

Maintenance costs are extremely low on this model. Whether this is enough to make this product a purchase recommendation, and whether there are any other virtues and flaws I will cover in this Jinpus Air Purifier review.

Short on time? Here are highlights of the Jinpus GL-2103

  • Jinpus GL-2103 is a very small air purifier designed for rooms up to 80 sq. ft.
  • The device uses very little power since it has an engine that needs only 2W.
  • It uses only a HEPA filter, no Carbon, or any other similar form of filtration.
  • It uses an ionizer, but Jinpus is not CARB certified, so I cannot guarantee whether it produces an illegal amount of ozone.
  • I did not find product warranty information on the site. Therefore, if you decide to buy, it is best to do it through the Amazon website.

Jinpus GL-2103 Specifications

Check out all the essential specifications below in this table.

Manufacturer Jinpus
Model GL-2103
Dimensions 4.92 x 4.92 x 7.64 inches
Filters HEPA Filter and Ionizer
Filter Longevity 3-4 months
Coverage 80 sq. ft.
Power Consumption 2W
Warranty /

Design

The Jinpus GL-2103 is one small, portable, and very likable device when it comes to design. Many won’t even think it’s an air purifier. It reminds me a bit of a Bluetooth speaker.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - On The Office Desk

The air purifier is available in white color. I also like the blue light, which always lights up when the device is turned on.

Device Control

Jinpus is an absolutely minimal device. There are no advanced options or any unnecessary buttons. The device uses only one button for complete control.

There is almost no additional option except to change the engine mode.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - Control Button

The first press of the button turns on the device at maximum speed, the second switches the mode to sleep mode, while the third press turns off the machine.

Airflow

Jinpus is circular in shape. The device is completely hollow on the underside. Still, when placed on a hard surface, this hollow part is entirely closed, and air can only pass through small openings on the side.

Jinpus draws air through openings at the bottom, which is then filtered and exits through openings at the top of the device.

Size and Dimensions

The air purifier weighs 1.14 lb. The dimensions of the device are 4.92 x 4.92 x 7.64 inches.

What’s in the box?

When you buy the device, you get 1x Jinpus GL-2103, 1x HEPA filter, 1x USB cable, and 1x user manual.

The packaging is standard, but the device does not come with everything you need. In my opinion, the big drawback is that the adapter does not come with the device, so you will be able to use it only if you connect it to a USB from a computer or laptop or if you buy an adapter. You can also connect the device to the adapter from a mobile phone or to the power bank.

Features

The Jinpus GL-2103 has no advanced options, as I mentioned in the previous section. Many options that, in my opinion, are mandatory for a serious air purifier are missing from this model.

Jinpus GL-2103 - Tiny Air Purifier

One of those options is definitely the filter reset indicator. I think the lack of this option is a big problem and makes it harder for users to keep track of the time to replace the filter.

Sleep Mode

Jinpus uses sleep mode, which is essentially the second speed on the device. However, Jinpus, when switched to sleep mode, does not reduce the engine speed but simply dim the blue light.

Besides, when you switch the device to sleep mode, it will be set to turn off in 8 hours from the moment you switch it to sleep mode.

Ionizer

Jinpus uses an ionizer as an additional filtration stage. These are small brushes that you can easily see if you peek a little under the cover on the top of the device.

I don’t like that the Jinpus GL-2103 is not CARB certified, which means that there is no confirmation that it does not produce an illegal amount of ozone. Therefore, I cannot claim that this device is not harmful and does not produce an unlawful amount of ozone. What I also don’t like is that the Ionizer can’t be turned off, it’s always on.

Jinpus advises that these little brushes be cleaned sometimes, especially if you notice that the device produces an unusual sound.

It Can Be Powered With Power Bank

Since Jinpus uses a feeble motor, only 2W, and uses DC 5V for input, you can connect the device to almost all mobile phone chargers, to practically all USB ports. Besides, you can connect it to a car jack or even to a power bank, and Jinpus will work without any problems.

Room Coverage and CADR

Jinpus GL-2103 is an air purifier designed for rooms up to 80 sq. ft. Based on the tests I’ve done, I don’t think this device is effective in rooms larger than 50 sq. ft. So I don’t know for which room I could recommend it.

While I was using it, the most practical thing for me was to use it on a random table. However, I am not sure how effective Jinpus was.

One of the options is to use this model in a car, but it is not an effective option without a carbon filter. I would instead recommend Autowit Fresh 2 air purifier for the car. I also tested this model. It showed much better performance than Jinpus. It has many more options, and it uses a carbon filter.

Filtration

Jinpus GL-2103 uses only one filter, a HEPA filter. The filter is located on the bottom of the device and is very small. This filter is responsible for filtering small particles of dust, pollen, odors, and similar small particles.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - Filtration

The significant disadvantage is that the device does not have a pre-filter. An even more significant disadvantage is that it does not have a carbon filter.

In my opinion, this is an inferior device when it comes to filtration. In addition to the HEPA filter, Jinpus uses an Ionizer. The Ionizer is located on the top of the device, below the control button. Jinpus is not CARB certified, and therefore I cannot guarantee that the Ionizer is entirely safe to use.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - Replacement Filter

Jinpus GL-2103 Replacement Filter

Always buy genuine filter for the best performance. Please change filter every 3-4 months to keep getting a high performance.

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How to replace the filter on the Jinpus GL-2103 air purifier?

The filter on Jinpus GL-2103 models is changed on average between 3-4 months. The device does not have a filter reset indicator, so you will have to take care of it yourself and hopefully replace the filter on time.

The process of replacing the filter is straightforward, and only a few steps need to be done.

Total time: 5 minutes.

Step 1

Unplug the device, then immediately turn it so that the underside is facing you.

Unplug the device, then immediately turn it so that the underside is facing you.

Step 2

Next, unscrew the old HEPA filter clockwise, and remove it from the device.

Next, unscrew the old HEPA filter clockwise, and remove it from the device.

Step 3

Now is a good time to vacuum inside the box where the filter is located or simply wipe off any dust with a cloth.

Now is a good time to vacuum inside the box where the filter is located or simply wipe off any dust with a cloth.

Step 4

Insert a new, unpacked filter into the device, and the whole process is complete.

Insert a new, unpacked filter into the device, and the whole process is complete.

Noise Test

Honestly, I was expecting a slightly less noisy engine from Jinpus. Primarily because the motor power is only 2W, and it basically uses only one motor speed.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - Noise Test

Because it uses only one engine speed, I finished this test very quickly. When turned on, Jinpus produces a noise of about 45.3 dBA. Since it has only one speed, and the sleep mode does not further reduce the engine noise, this is a bit of a disappointment. But, all in all, not a big problem because the sound is bearable.

I would like to note that I had tested the Jinpus GL-2103 on a desktop for a while. In that close vicinity, the sound of the device sometimes knew to bother me.

Performance Tests

Jinpus GL-2103 air purifier is designed for rooms up to 80 sq. ft. However, I tested it in a slightly larger room. It is one of the rooms where I tested many devices of similar specifications.

Also, I used Jinpus on my desktop for a while to get some subjective opinions about the product. And to be honest, I wasn’t overly thrilled with what Jinpus offered me. Just look at the test results below, and everything will be clear to you.

120 sq. ft. Room Test

I tested the Jinpus GL-2103 in a room of 120 sq. ft. This room is slightly larger than the recommended dimensions. I tested the device for 60 minutes at the greatest speed, which is actually the only available speed. Jinpus improved air quality by about 52% during that time, lowering AQI from 90 to 43.

# Starting Baseline After 60min
PM 2.5 67.4 32.2
PM 10 94.3 45.1
Particles 97762 46736
AQI 90 43

This result is not enviable, and this is not a device I would recommend to filter air. A much better choice could be the TaoTronics TT-AP001 I recently tested, or perhaps the Levoit Core 300, which is a far better choice but also slightly more expensive.

Operating Costs

The Jinpus GL-2103 is powered by a 2W motor. Which is very little, even for this type of device. It is tough to make a device with excellent performance and such low engine power. The Levoit LV-H128 uses a 6W motor, which is not much more than the Jinpus. Still, the Levoit mentioned above showed several times better performance in tests and has more options. Besides, it is not a much more expensive device.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - Operating Costs

I believe that many can assume based on this that this device does not consume much electricity. Since the device has only one motor speed, it is unnecessary to calculate the power consumption by speeds.

At Max Speed, the device consumes about 1.1W, which means that if you leave the machine running at this speed 24 hours a day, it will waste about $ 0.1 a month.

A higher cost, as with many air purifiers, is filter replacement. For this device, this should be done on average between 3-4 months. The price of a replacement filter is not high, so the overall cost for this device on an annual basis is not high.

Jinpus Warranty and Customer Service

Overall, I am not thrilled with the transparency and availability of information about the Jinpus brand. I found a Jinpus website where there is not much information about the company. Also, the address information is incorrect and incomplete.

I did not check the phone number and email because these are all-sufficient indicators to conclude that customer support for Jinpus is not at an enviable level.

Also, I was unable to find warranty information anywhere. This information is not available on the site, on the Amazon listing, or in the user manual.

Because of these undefined issues, I suggest that if you decide to buy, you buy the product directly on Amazon and rely on their support instead of Jinpus support and the warranty they offer or don’t offer.

FAQ

Does Jinpus produce ozone?

Jinpus produces ozone. The device is not CARB certified, so there is no guarantee that it will not produce an unauthorized amount of ozone.

How often should the filter on the Jinpus GL-2103 be changed?

The filter on this Jinpus model needs to be changed on average between 3-4 months. However, if you notice that the filter is dirty, you can change it before the recommended time.

Can I use Jinpus in the car?

Yes, Jinpus can be connected to almost any power source supporting a USB port, so if you have such a port in your car, you can connect it without any problems.

Pros and Cons

To revise, here are advantages and disadvantages of Jinpus GL-2103:

Pros

  • Affordable Device
  • Needs Low Amount of Energy
  • Nice, Portable, and Cute Air Purifier
  • Powered via Power Bank
  • Low Replacement Filter Price

Cons

  • Very poorly explained user manual
  • Incorrect product listing information
  • Not CARB certified
  • Inferior performance and poor airflow
  • No carbon filter
  • Use only one speed

Final Thoughts

Honestly, as soon as I unpacked the Jinpus GL-2103, I knew I couldn’t expect much better performance and a possible miracle from this device.

Jinpus GL-2103 is a very affordable device, which consumes minimal electricity, but it is not enough for this type of product.

Jinpus did very poorly on all performance tests. Even on the volume test, it performed worse than expected. All this, plus the lack of advanced options, the lack of filter reset indicators, and many other shortcomings is a good indicator that I do not recommend the Jinpus GL-2013 for purchase.

My advice is to take a look at some other similar devices on the Air Purifier First website or on the YouTube channel. It is better to spend a little more money and get a much better product.

6.8

SCORE

Review Breakdown

Performance

3.1

Noise

8.8

Operating cost

9.3

Value for money

3.6

Ease of use

9.1

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