So to start things out, recently I was looking for an air purifying unit for my apartment, which is 600 sq. ft. I sifted through many reviews, and finally went with the relatively inexpensive Germ Guardian Tabletop model. I didn't really know what to expect since I had never owned an air purifier.
Well, all I have to say is that I'm surprised.
This little (relatively speaking, it's kind of big, and definitely needs a sort of flattop surface to fit on) guy does its job just like it should: purifies the air, keeps odors at bay (somewhat), and kills germs (I'm not really sure about this one). One can definitely feel the difference between a room with the air purifier running vs. one without. You will really notice the difference when sleeping. This is my biggest joy out of the air purifier. When used throughout the night, I sleep un-congested, can breathe loads better, and wake up without any discomfort in my throat or mouth. Plus, I have two cats, and I feel it does an adequate job of controlling some of the dust associated with them.
Now, my only con is the whole odor thing. It does an okay job of odor control, but if I cook something, and flip this bad boy on high (3 settings), it will still take some time to actually affect any of the smell.
I'm going to be purchasing another one of the tabletop models, or the 22" standing model, along with the portable purifier for the bathroom so that all of my room are covered throughout my place.
Overall, impressive product.