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    Apr122019

    Swiffer introduces the 2.0 version of their Continuous Clean Air Cleaning System.

    In August of 2018 at a New Products Show I came across a clever electric device from Swiffer. I'm sure you know about Swiffer products. I use a small Swiffer to dust my shelves, pictures, etc., but I wondered why they had a such a large device on their display table. The spokesperson said: "Our engineers figured since the Swiffer material attracts dust, why not make a big Swiffer filter to trap dust in the air before it settles on furniture, floors, etc. And so The Swiffer Continuous Clean Air Cleaning System was born. The company says you'll be able to clean less often by using this device. By continuously circulating and filtering airborne dust and dirt, it prevents them from settling on your furniture, so you can go longer between cleanings. And the device is quiet. The company says their patented Swiffer technology uses Triple Layer Filtration to Trap and Lock away dirt, dust and allergens. Great for pets! And replacement filters sell for a fraction of the cost of more expensive HEPA filters, roughly $8. (Swiffer filters are NOT HEPA filters.) They asked me to test one myself and I did. It works really great as you saw in my World News Now spot when I showed a new filter and one that I used for about a month in the Continuous Clean device. But now Swiffer has introduced version 2.0, that adds 4 LED lights so you'll know when to change the filter. The new unit MSRP is about $90, the same price as the original unit, but it's often on sale for less. I was told the only difference is the new four LED light system. With the new 2.0 unit out, I've seen the original Swiffer Continuous Clean down to around $50, so if you prefer to decide for yourself when to change the filter, which is about every 30 days, you can save some money with the original Swiffer Continuous Air Cleaner. There are more details about the difference below after seeing some reviews on Amazon.

     

    Giz Wiz Video from August 2018 talking about the first Swiffer Continuous Air Cleaner: https://youtu.be/80ezD2hGxHw

    Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2V1qMNf This is a link to the new 2.0 model. It was under $75.00 on 4/14/19 but the price could change at any time! NOTE: I just read two reviews on Amazon that say this new unit will not run unless it has a genuine Swiffer filter which comes with a chip that plugs into the unit. Filters are about $7 to $8 each.

     

    This is the original model w/o the LED lights or filter chip system. It was $49.99 as of 4/12/19 and it came with four filters, while the new 2.0 version comes with one filter. https://amzn.to/2Cv9E7M   That price can change at any time.

     

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