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Radic8 Hextio H-100 review

Priced at $630.

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Recommended View more details.

We recommend air purifiers with a CHOICE Expert Rating of 70% or more.

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This is made up of performance (70%) and ease of use (30%).

Performance score View more details.

Based on dust removal (50%), smoke removal (40%) and VOC removal (10%).

Dust performance score View more details.

How well this model filters out dust compared to the other models on test.

Smoke performance score View more details.

How well this model filters out smoke compared to the other models on test.

VOC performance score View more details.

How well this model filters out volatile organic compounds (VOCs) compared to the other models on test.

Ease of use score View more details.

Based on the model's onboard controls, its remote (if it has one), how easy it is to move around, whether it's prone to tip over, how easy it is to clean, and the quality of the supplied instruction manual.

Comparative energy efficiency View more details.

How the model compares for its energy efficiency (energy used in the dust performance test) against the other tested models. Air purifiers don't use a lot of power, but the best models combine low energy consumption with good dust removal performance.

Noise on high setting (dB) View more details.

The noise measured on the highest speed setting.

Noise on low setting (dB) View more details.

The noise measured on the lowest speed setting.

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Tested model
Price View more details.

Typical retail price at time of publication.

$630
Replacement filter cost View more details.

The cost of replacement filters: HEPA, pre-filter and carbon filters as appropriate for each model. Some models have an all-in-one filter that combines all these types and must be replaced entirely each time. N/A = not available (we couldn't find any replacement filters or pricing; note the Hitachi claims 10-year life for its filter.)

Annual replacement filter cost View more details.

Estimated cost per year for replacing the filters, based on the manufacturer recommendation and assuming the best case for how long the filter is claimed to last.

HEPA charcoal filter change interval View more details.

How often the HEPA, charcoal and other special filters should be cleaned or replaced. Some models simply give a recommended time period, others will alert you, and some may do both.

6-12 months or when alerted
Fan settings View more details.

The number of fan speed settings, including special modes such as night, heating and automatic.

3
Claimed room size (m2) View more details.

The claimed room size (usually a maximum) for which the air purifier can keep the air clean. Treat this as a guide rather than a rule.

not stated
Dimensions (H x W x D, cm) View more details.

Rounded to the nearest cm.

36 x 13 x 11
Weight (kg)
1.4
Origin View more details.

The claim of where the product was put together.

Website
bioairtec.com.au
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HEPA filter View more details.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) – capable of trapping extremely small particles of dust, smoke and even bacteria and viruses. These filters need to be periodically replaced.

Yes
Pre filter View more details.

A coarse filter to catch big dust particles and pet hair so that they don't clog the HEPA and other filters. These can usually be washed and reused but may need to be replaced eventually.

No
Charcoal filter View more details.

Charcoal or carbon filters are said to be good for trapping odours and VOCs such as formaldehyde. These can usually be washed and reused but may need to be replaced eventually.

Yes
Ionisation filter View more details.

Generates charged particles (ions) to remove pollutant particles and microbes from the air. These filters need to be periodically replaced. Ionisation of air can produce small amounts of ozone which is a breathing irritant.

No
UV sterilisation View more details.

UV light can be used to kill bacteria and viruses trapped by the purifier. We haven't tested this feature.

Yes
Ozone generation View more details.

Some models use ozone to remove dust and other particles form the air. Excessive ozone can be a breathing irritant and we generally recommend avoiding these models, but include them in the test to see how they perform.

No
Remote control View more details.

Does the device have a remote.

Yes
Wi-Fi app View more details.

Some models can be controlled via an app on your smartphone. The app may also show data about the amount of pollutants detected and removed.

No
Timer View more details.

Most models have various timer settings to run for a set number of hours. Timers might apply only to certain modes such as Night or Away (for use when you're away from the home).

No
Claimed CADR dust removal (m3/hr) View more details.

The model's claimed dust removal rate as per industry-standard Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) tests. This shows how cubic metres per hour the model claims to process.

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Claimed bacteria and virus removal (%) View more details.

The claimed percentage of microbe removal, or other related claims. We haven't tested this aspect of performance.

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