One of the smallest air purifiers we tested is the Levoit Core Mini. Although its size may be appealing, its performance left us wanting more. For those with mild allergies and odor problems, it’s not worth the price.
There are three speed settings on the Core Mini: low, medium, and high. In just 30 minutes, it reduced odors by 83% on high. In contrast, running it on high for eight hours only reduced our testing material’s particulate count by 46%. When set to an eight-hour timer setting, most air purifiers that run on a timer will run at half power instead of full power.
Also, we were surprised by how loud the Core Mini was on high. We measured 65 decibels, which is louder than most air purifiers.
Performance wasn’t enough to compensate for the Core Mini’s poor design. Neither its features nor qualities stand out. The dial isn’t intuitive, and the display is small, making it hard to read at night. Even though this purifier is easy to transport, it doesn’t come with a carrying case, so you’ll be carrying its thick power cord around wherever you go. Those with mild allergies or odor problems should use this as a permanent fixture in their child’s bedroom.