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The Newport 9000 air purifier sells to major big box brands. Their website name is Ultra Pure and/or Advanced PureAir. Most people notice that the Newport 9000 is similar in features and appearance to the advanced AliveAir (AliveAir.com), AirpodCleaner (airpodcleaner.com), and others. Despite the similar design, and similar technologies there is more to the story. In this article we will point out the differences.
The original design does go back a few years when Surround Air, Real Spirit (Ultra-Pure/Alive Air) approached the factory which makes them in China. The factory is the same that now makes the Oreck Air Purifier. Oreck came in to work with that factory years after they were already working with Real Spirit.
Surround Air (which also sells to Heaven Fresh) began selling the original model as "Intelli-Pro". The principles from Real Spirit (AliveAir & Ultra-Pure) chose to redesign and upgrade many of the inner-workings of the model. This included upgraded circuit boards, a upgrade to the fan motor, a remote control, and improved electronics.
Real Spirit sold their first revised version as the "Newport 9000".
Dr. Malcolm Currie, Chairman, who is the former chairman of Hughes Aircraft and Delco Electronics. He was also the design head for the EV-1, the first mass-produced electric car which unfortunately was killed by GM. It was ahead of its time. He and Richard Mayer started Currie Technologies, which is the primary producer of electric motors for just about every electric scooter, skateboard, and small electric motor in the world. Currie Tech provides scooters and skateboards to Mongoose, and Schwinn amongst others.
Richard Mayer, CEO, serves as the President of Currie Technologies, Inc. Richard is an electric motor genius, which is why Dr. Curry created Currie Technologies with him. Mayer originally owned an electric Motor Car Company which sold electric cars to celebrities like Madonna, and Ed Begley Jr.
Currie Technologies and Richard Mayer is the reason for ongoing "redesigns" and upgrades of this air purifier took a major leap for both Real Spirit and its Alive Air Division. After selling the Newport for several years they redesigned the fan motor in the AliveAir machine (and the "Shield" model) to be able to run for over 100,000 hours (Almost 12 years of continuous use). It also increased the square footage, and lowered the noise slightly.
Since the fan motor is the major expense in an air purifier, and primary factor in longevity, this represents a major upgrade. They also added safety features (shut-off switches) within the filters of the machine. Word is they are also in the process of upgrading the filters to be bacteriostatic, adding another level to the ability to treat the air.
This redesign brings the Alive Air purifier up to a 5 Year Warranty, whereas the Surround Air Intelli-pro (with the older motor) is 2. The Newport is 1.
Stage 1 Pre-filter. To capture dust and hair.
Stage 2 Electrostatic. To capture soot and pollution.
Stage 3 HEPA. To capture dust, dirt, and pollen.
Stage 4 Tio2. Kills germs, bacteria and Viruses when used with UV.
Stage 5 UV or Ultraviolet. Used in hospitals to kill germs, mold, viruses, bacteria.
Stage 6 Carbon.To remove chemical fumes, odors and gases.
Stage 7 Negative ION. To kill odors and mold spores out in the room (walls, etc.) and re-enliven the air.
Stage 8 Air Sensors. Pollen, dust and Odor sensors monitor the room and change the fan speed with problems.
Stage 9 Filter Monitor. This really just a timed sensor which tells you when to clean the washable filters and check the HEPA filter.
1 - Good price
2 - Includes HEPA
3 - Includes UV and Tio2
4 - Easy to use
1 - Uses the older technology
Retail Price: $ 229-299
Purification Technologies: 7
Square Footage: 735 SQ. Ft.
Replacement Filter Costs: $35
Yearly Costs: $50
Decibel Level: 20/45
Warranty - 3 years
Number of Speeds - 4
Filters - 4
2. Particle Removal (Allergens, Dust) 8
3. Immune System Threats (Germs, Virus, etc.) 8
4. Gas Removal (Odor, Chemicals, Smoke) 7
5. Longevity/Quality 7
6. Noise Levels 10
7. Ease of Use 9
8. Warranty 7
9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 3
10. Price Value 7
Score: 73 = Very Good
Newport - 1 year
Alive Air - 5 Year
Newport - 735
Alive Air - 846
The improved warranty and square footage might be a consideration for the Alive Air. Buying the Newport online will add tax and shipping. Newport does not offer phone support.