Blueair Blue Pure 411 Car: Specifications
Mate: 16.7 x 7.9 x 7.9 inches
Weight: 3.8 pounds
Suggested room size: 190 square feet
Filters: Pre-filter, HEPASilent and carbon
CADR (smoke/dust/pollen): 123/107/96
speeds: Three speeds and automatic mode
Noise level (db): 32.5/51.6
Energy consumption: 0.154 kWh in 24 hours
Guarantee: One year from date of purchase
The Blueair Blue Pure 411 Auto is a cute little air purifier that makes a solid addition to any small space. With its unique vented exterior and adjustable pre-filter skirt, the design will suit most rooms. Don’t underestimate its size though – it still packs a punch, which is why it’s one of the best air purifiers.
As you’ll see in our Blueair Blue Pure 411 Auto review, this air purifier is great value for money considering what it brings to the table. Plus, its compact and lightweight design makes it one of the more convenient air purifiers we tested.
Blueair Blue Pure 411 Auto Review: Price and Availability
At $139, the Blueair Blue Pure 411 Auto is a pretty solid deal, and sometimes you can find it on sale for less than this. It comes with a circular filter that contains both a carbon and a HEPA filter layer – these cost $21 to replace. The air purifier itself can be purchased from retailers such as Amazon, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Williams-Sonoma, and directly from Blueair.
Blueair Blue Pure 411 Car Review: Design
The Blueair Blue Pure 411 Auto is the smallest of Blueair’s air purifiers, weighing just 3.8 pounds and measuring 17 inches tall. It has a psychedelic, rounded top that you can get lost in quite easily. If you go down the matte white plastic shell, you’ll find a fabric skirt that doubles as a filter. Available in gray, pink, blue and green, this colored burlap pre-filter acts as the first layer of defense, but not the last. There’s also a HEPASilent filter, which Blueair claims can capture 99.97% of airborne particles, and a carbon filter for deodorizing.
This air purifier comes with a single button on the top, which is the only button you need to use – because it’s the only one it has. When you press it once, the device turns on and activates the auto mode, which detects the air quality and determines what fan speed is needed to clean it. On the front of the device you see a light slit that can change from blue, to orange, to red. That light tells you the quality of the air according to its sensors. On blue, it doesn’t feel problematic and continues to ripple at a slow speed. If it hits orange or red, it will feel something in the air and will work overtime to clear out any particles.
It has three dedicated fan speeds, low, medium and high, which can be accessed by pressing the same button. The low setting also acts as a night mode, which turns off the front air quality display and gives the fan a soft humming sound. You will have to cycle through each mode to reach the previous one, which can get a bit tedious if you miss the option you want.
Blueair Blue Pure 411 Auto review: ease of use
Right out of the box, the Pure 411 Auto was very easy to set up as you don’t have to do anything: just take it out of the box and plug it into the wall. To access the filters, all you need to do is remove the lid from the unit and remove a top ring that allows you to turn them off. They are easy enough to replace and work quite effectively considering how thin they are.
The Blueair Blue Pure 411 Auto came with a very thick and daunting manual with many different solutions and troubleshooting options. There is also a sticker on top of the purifier to guide you through the one-button operation and to show the capabilities of the device. However, the one-button operation is not very intuitive, so it is recommended that you read the manual so that you understand how to program it.
Blueair Blue Pure 411 Auto Review: Performance
Based on the CADR numbers, the recommended room size for this purifier is 190 square feet. That’s a bit small compared to other air purifiers, or the older brother of the 411, the Blue Pure 211+ Car. But this air purifier is very compact in size, so these results are not surprising. It received a CADR score of 123, 107 and 96 for smoke, dust and pollen, respectively. While these numbers may seem low compared to others we’ve tested, the Blueair Blue Pure 411 Auto is perfectly capable of filtering these contaminants in small spaces.
It used a reasonable amount of power compared to many of the other air purifiers we tested. If it was in automatic mode for 24 hours, it consumed 0.154 kWh, which costs about 50 cents per day as a reference. However, for a high quality air purifier, this can be worth the cost, especially if you only need to purify a small room.
And it didn’t make much noise, which makes sense for such a small tube. At the lowest speed, at 32.5 decibels, it barely rose above the ambient noise of the room. It fired at maximum function, reaching 51.6 decibels, but this was nothing compared to others we tested.
Because it’s so small, quiet and easy to use, you can just put this air purifier in a corner and forget about it until the filters need to be replaced. We did notice that the device has a tendency to fall over if you program it with too much pressure, so keep that in mind.
Blueair Blue 411 Car Review: Verdict
The Blueair Blue Pure 411 Auto isn’t the strongest, coolest, or most effective air purifier out there, but for its price and size, it’s hard to beat. If you have a small space that needs cleaning, this is the device for you. Remember this is the limit – it won’t be as effective in larger spaces.
It is not nearly as technologically advanced as the other Blueair devices, such as the Blueair HealthProtect 7470i or the 211+ Car. It also lacks in power compared to these models. However, its attractive appearance and compact nature make it the ideal solution for your office or smaller bedroom.