Airdog X8 vs Molekule Air Pro

In this Airdog X8 vs Molekule Air Pro review, we will compare the high-end devices of the Los Angeles, California and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based companies.

Both employ patented technology, which allows them to remove contaminants up to six times smaller than competitors using only HEPA filters. So how do the two models differ, and which one is the best fit for your needs?

This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Molekule Air Pro

Molekule Air Pro

Coverage Area

Up to 93 m² (1000 ft²)

Up to 18.6 m² (200 ft²)

CADR (Particles)

800 m³/h (470 CFM)

241 m³/h (142 CFM)

CADR (Formaldehyde)

320 m³/h (188 CFM)

?

Working Noise

39 – 63 dB(A)

33 – 64 dB(A)

PM 2.5 Sensor

Yes

Yes

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Comparison: Airdog X8 vs Molekule Air Pro – What are the Differences?

Coverage Area & Efficiency

With a coverage area of up to 93 m² (1000 ft²), the Airdog X8 is suitable for classrooms, office spaces, and equally large rooms. The Molekule Air Pro, on the other hand, is limited to surface areas of up to 18.6 m² (200 ft²).

The suggested room size is based on five air changes per hour (ACH), which is the amount recommended for allergies and asthma. For regular air cleaning, where two ACH suffice, the covered area would increase to 233 m² (2500 ft²) and 47 m² (500 ft²), respectively.

Winner: Airdog X8

Up to 93 m² (1000 ft²)

Up to 18.6 m² (200 ft²)

Clean Air Delivery Rate

Airdog’s filtration process starts with a pre-filter which collects larger pollutants such as hair and pet dander. Next, a wire frame electrifies smaller particles like bacteria and germs before they are destroyed by an ionic field and eventually captured by a collecting plate.

In the final step, odors are neutralized by a catalyst filter. Airdog’s patented TPA technology allows the X8 to remove 99.9% of particles as small as 0.0146 μm, giving it an advantage over competitors using HEPA filters that only remove particles down to 0.1 μm.

The Molekule Air Pro captures 99.97% of pollutants and irritants with a True HEPA pre-filter, and then uses Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO) technology to destroy them at a molecular level by triggering a light-activated catalytic reaction on the surface of the filter.

Lastly, a layer of carbon helps it neutralize odors and gases. The Air Pro does all this at a calculated rate of 241 m³/h, significantly below the official Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 800 m³/h for the X8. And unlike its competitor’s, the X8’s filters are also washable.

Winner: Airdog X8

800 m³/h (470 CFM)

241 m³/h (142 CFM)

Introducing the Airdog Air Purifier X8

Working Noise

On the lowest speed setting, the Molekule Air Pro operates at a noise level of just 33 decibels (dB), giving it an advantage over the 39 dB of the Airdog X8. On the highest speed setting, the X8 is surprisingly slightly less noisy, despite being the more powerful device.

Both models support auto mode, in which they will automatically adjust their fan speed based on air quality. As soon as pollution levels start to decrease again after a sudden spike, their fan speed and noise level will decrease accordingly.

Winner: Draw

39 – 63 dB(A)

33 – 64 dB(A)

Sensors & Display

To gather the real-time data needed for the auto mode, the Airdog X8 relies on a detachable detector to measure the concentration of particles and formaldehyde, as well as humidity and temperature. The Molekule Air Pro replaces the temperature sensor with a CO2 sensor.

In both models, a colored indicator reveals the current air quality at a quick glance, while the exact amount of particles is visible on their displays. Even more detailed information is available through their respective apps (see below).

Winner: Draw

Yes / LED

Yes / LED

Introducing the Molekule Air Pro

Connectivity & Compatibility

Both the Airdog X8 and Molekule Air Pro can be monitored and controlled remotely using your smartphone and Wi-Fi connection. Unlike its competitor, the Air Pro is also Amazon Alexa enabled, allowing you to interact with it using only your voice.

Winner: Molekule Air Pro

Yes / None

Yes / Amazon Alexa

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Airdog X8 vs Molekule Air Pro comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two devices. At 22.9 lbs (10.4 kg), the Air Pro weighs roughly half the X8. Thanks to its wheels, however, the X8 can still be moved around relatively easily.

Winner: Molekule Air Pro

43.4 lbs, 15.0 x 15.0 x 30.0 in

22.9 lbs, 10.9 x 10.9 x 23.1 in

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Conclusion: Airdog X8 vs Molekule Air Pro – Which is the Better Air Purifier?

With a significantly higher coverage area and CADR, the Airdog Air Purifier X8 comes out on top in this comparison. Thanks to its washable filters, it does not incur any follow-up costs and helps reduce waste at the same time. We also like the detachable pollutant detector.

While not as powerful as its competitor, the Molekule Air Pro is just as good at capturing and destroying harmful pollutants. Thus, it is an option if you have a smaller area to purify, and place extra value on the lower minimum operating noise.

Molekule Air Pro

Molekule Air Pro

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