IQAir Atem Desk – High-End Portable Air Purifier for Personal Spaces

Maintaining a safe and comfortable environment indoors is a fundamental concern for every household and every business space. Still, we often underestimate the quality of the air that we breathe indoors, which can have a profound impact on our health and well-being. As such, it is extremely important to have an effective and reliable way to keep the air that’s circulating indoors clean from airborne pollutants to ensure that it’s safe to breathe. To achieve that, there’s no better solution than by using an air purifier. Now, while many high-end air purifiers can effectively clean the air indoors, most models are specifically designed to cover large areas, such as an entire living room or a large bedroom. That essentially makes those air purifier models unsuitable for filtering and purifying the air within small personal spaces like a small office room, a small bedroom, or even your personal workspace at an office, as their coverage area and their power consumption are simply too high for that purpose. The alternative is of course to use a smaller, but still highly efficient air purifier that’s particularly designed to cover a small personal space. And that’s exactly what the IQAir Atem Desk aims to offer you.

The IQAir Atem Desk is a high-end portable air purifier designed for personal use in small spaces such as desktops and bedrooms which is equipped with a high-performance ozone-free HyperHEPA air filtration system composed of synthetic and inorganic fibers that makes it capable of effectively capturing ultrafine airborne particles and biological contaminants as small as 0.003 microns at a higher than 99% efficiency, including common allergens, fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and airborne viruses and bacteria, while also integrating a proprietary PureJet diffuser that delivers clean and pure air directly towards you within a 3.2 sq.ft. (0.3 m²) surface area. The Atem Desk is rated to have a 300 sq. ft. (27.87 m²) coverage area for one air change per hour (1 ACH) and a CADR of 39 CFM / 66.26 m³/h. The device is powered by a brushless Multiphase DC fan motor that boasts an ultra-quiet operation between 20 dB to 44 dB, and also comes equipped with an intelligent filter life monitor and LED filter indicator light that inform you when it’s filter must be changed, plus a proximity sensor that automatically turns it On/Off. It also boasts a built-in touch panel for its power and for selecting between its 3 fan speed settings, Bluetooth connectivity, plus in-App controls via the Atem App, which lets you adjust its fan speed remotely, control up to 4 air purifiers at a time, and also track its filter’s life.

Designed to deliver a continuous flow of clean air towards you within a small personal area, this high-end portable air purifier immediately provides you with clean air where you need it most, your own breathing zone. With it, you can ensure that the air circulating within your personal space is clean from airborne pollutants and safe to breathe, whether that’s at the office, at home, or even in a hotel room.

Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the IQAir Atem Desk, see exactly how this high-end portable air purifier is designed to work, and go over everything that has to offer you.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the air purifiers’s size, the IQAir Atem Desk has a slim and compact form factor, measuring just 11.77 inches long by just 5.51 inches wide / thick by 12.44 inches tall (316 x 140 x 316 mm) with both its stand and high-performance filter already installed, making it small enough to have it set up in just about any space, whether that’s a desk or even a nightstand. The device is also noticeably lightweight, as its main body weighs just 4.4 lbs. (2.0 kg) by itself, and just 6.26 lbs. (2.8 kg) when its filter and stand are installed.

IQAir Atem Desk
IQAir Atem Desk – Dimensions

On top of its compact design, this air purifier is also designed with portability in mind, as its stand can be detached from its main body. This allows you to easily pack it inside your luggage and take it with you anywhere, including to the office, back home, and even to hotel rooms whenever you’re traveling.

What’s more is that the IQAir Atem Desk also sports a stylish and super-modern design, which gives it a very discreet look once it is set up within your personal space.

IQAir Atem Desk
Super-Modern Design

Moreover, this air purifier also packs a very high-quality and durable construction, as its main body is built of high-quality PC-ABS and PC plastic materials. The same can also be said about its detachable stand, which is built of a sturdy zinc-alloy metal.

IQAir Atem Desk
High-quality & durable construction

Moving on to the air purifier’s internal components. For its internal air-filtration system, the IQAir Atem Desk utilizes a high-performance ozone-free HyperHEPA air filtration system consisting of a patented high-end HyperHEPA filter composed of synthetic and inorganic fibers, along with a smaller 270-degree filter that’s part of the device’s main body and sits directly within it.

IQAir Atem HyperHEPA filter
Equipped with a high-performance ozone-free HyperHEPA air filtration system

Its advanced HyperHEPA Air Filtration System makes the IQAir Atem Desk capable of effectively capturing ultrafine airborne particles and harmful biological contaminants as small as 0.003 microns and removing those from the air around you at a higher than 99% efficiency, including common allergens such as dust and pet hair / pet dander, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) such as mold, tree pollens and grass pollens, as well as smoke and soot (a byproduct from burning fossil fuels), and also airborne viruses (such as SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for causing the COVID-19 disease) and bacteria, both of which can pose significant health threats.

In regard to the maintenance required for its HyperHEPA filter, know that its filter kit is fully replaceable, and is rated to have an average lifespan of up to 1 year based on a daily operation of 10 hours a day on the air purifier’s default speed, so you should replace it within that timeframe.

IQAir Atem HyperHEPA filter
IQAir Atem HyperHEPA filter

The air purifier’s HyperHEPA filter is sold separately at IQAir’s website, and is priced at $79 per filter, and also is available as a 3-Filter pack priced at $199 (saves you $12.66 per filter / $38 in total).

It addition to its high-performance HyperHEPA air filtration system, the IQAir Atem Desk also comes equipped with a proprietary PureJet diffuser that delivers clean and pure air directly towards you within a surface area of approximately 3.2 sq.ft. (0.3 m²).

Equipped with a proprietary air diffuser that delivers clean and pure air directly towards you

Another really great feature this air purifier integrates is that it also comes equipped with an intelligent filter life monitor, for which a built-in LED filter indicator light located directly beneath its diffuser will blink twice in a Red light color when it’s filter must be changed.

When it comes to the air purifier’s total coverage area, know that the IQAir Atem Desk is rated to have a 300 sq. ft. (27.87 m²) coverage area, providing users with one air change per hour (1 ACH), and a CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of 39 CFM (cubic feet p/ min) / 66.26 m³/h (cubic meters p/ hour), making it most suitable for filtering the air within small spaces and personal areas. This includes office desks (even if shared with other co-workers as the air purifier is meant to clean the air within your personal zone), as well as desktops at home, bedrooms, hotel rooms, and other similarly small spaces.

Most suitable for filtering the air within small spaces and personal areas

The air purifier has a customizable airflow for its operationg, as it boasts multiple fan speed settings, including Default (delivers 4.7 CFM / 7.98 m³/h), Low (delivers 8.8 CFM / 14.95 m³/h), Medium (delivers 18 CFM / 30.58 m³/h), and High (delivers 39 CFM / 66.26 m³/h).

Lastly, for powering its high-performance ozone-free HyperHEPA air filtration system, the air purifier utilizes a brushless Multiphase DC fan motor that boasts an ultra-quiet operation varying between 20 dB (Low fan speed), 27 dB (Medium fan speed), and 44 dB (High fan speed).

Powered by a brushless Multiphase DC fan motor // Air Inlet and Air Outlet are positioned directly opposite to each other

The air purifier’s air intake is located at the top-back side of the unit, while its air outlet (i.e. its PureJet diffuser) is integrated directly on the opposite side of the device, through which clean air is released from directly towards the user.

This air purifier has a rated Power Consumption that varies between 0.5 Watts (Default), 1.5 Watts (Low), 1.9 Watts (Medium), and 3.4 Watts (High), depending on which of its fan speeds you have selected, and a rated Power Input ranging between 100-240 V at 50/60 Hz.

For helping to save power, the IQAir Atem Desk also integrates a proximity sensor that automatically turns the unit On/Off when you walk closer to it or walk away from it.

It’s also worth noting that this high-end air purifier is also rated to have a CARB Certification, which verifies that the device meets the current ozone emission standards set by CARB, thus confirming that its HyperHEPA air filtration system is indeed ozone-free.

INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL

For controlling its operation, this air purifier comes equipped with a built-in touch panel that’s located right at the center of its body, directly under its Atem logo.

Equipped with a built-in touch panel for controlling its operation with touch controls

Therefore, users are offered simple touch controls for easily turning the air purifier On / Off by performing a single tap and holding for a few seconds, and also for selecting between its 3 fan speed settings, which can be done by performing quick taps multiple times to cycle through each fan speed setting.

CONNECTIVITY

For establishing a wireless connection with its mobile App, the IQAir Atem Desk boasts Bluetooth connectivity.

THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Atem App

As an alternative to controlling the air purifier’s power and its fan speed settings manually, users can install the Atem App in their smartphones, which is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices.

Atem App
Atem App

Via the Atem App, users can remotely adjust the air purifier’s fan speed, and can also control up to 4 air purifiers at a time.

Atem App
Atem App

Moreover, the App also allows you to track its filters lifespan, for which the App will automatically notify you when it’s time to change the air purifier’s HyperHEPA filter for a new one.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Inside their package, users will find: their IQAir Atem Desk Air Purifier, along with its HyperHEPA filter and its PureJet diffuser, its detachable desk stand, the air purifier’s dedicated power adapter with 4 different types of regional plugs (including Type A, Type C, Type G, and Type I), and a User Manual.

FINAL THOUGHTS

To put it simply, this high-end portable air purifier allows you to take ensure that you can breathe clean air within your personal space. Not only is it remarkably silent during its operation regardless of its speed settings, but most importantly, it is also extremely efficient at keeping the air within your personal space clean and safe to breathe throughout the day.

IQAir Atem Desk
IQAir Atem Desk

The IQAir Atem Desk Air Purifier is currently available in two (x2) different color models: White and Black.

If you’re interested in purchasing it, know that each unit is priced at $399. You can order yours online either from IQAir’s official shopping page, or you can alternatively get it from Amazon, if you’d prefer.


OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

You can also purchase the Atem Car Accessory Kit (sold separately at $79), which allows you to use the air purifier inside your car.

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