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    Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) – High-End Smart Air Purifier for Large Rooms

    Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) – High-End Smart Air Purifier for Large Rooms

    Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the awareness about the importance of the air quality indoors, as more and more people have become concerned about air pollution levels indoors. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoors air can be five times as polluted as outdoors air, because the air indoors is not circulated as much as the air outside, which consequently allows many airborne pollutants to be able to continue thriving inside. Because of that, air purifiers have become a very important gadget for pretty much anyone working indoors (whether you’re working at home or in an office building), and are also a must-have gadget for people that commonly suffer from allergies and/or asthma. By utilizing an air purifier indoors, homeowners and business owners alike can refresh stale air indoors, and ultimately eliminate several types of air pollutants and airborne viruses that could potentially be circulating indoors, thus reducing the chances of those triggering health issues such as respiratory infections, neurological problems, or even aggravate symptoms in asthma sufferers. So, if you’re looking for a high-end air purifier for your home or office that’s reliable and easy to operate, then the Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) Air Purifier is a great choice for you to go with.

    The Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) is a high-end smart air purifier designed for large rooms that’s equipped with a 3-Stage Filtration System integrated by a Pre-Filter, a H13 True HEPA Filter, and an Activated Carbon Filter that makes it capable of removing up to 99.9% of harmful airborne particles, plus a DC brushless motor that boasts a whisper-quiet operation as low as 30dB, for which it is rated to have a 483 sq. ft. coverage area and a CADR of 312CFM (cubic feet p/ min) / 527 m³/h, all while also featuring a built-in button control panel with an integrated Child Safety Lock, 3 Fan Speed Settings, 3 Operation Modes, and 4 Timer Settings, a built-in light display for important information, Wi-Fi Connectivity, In-App controls via the TSmartLife App, which also allows you to track particulate matter and VOC levels in the air, and Voice Assistant support for Amazon Alexa.

    TOSHIBA CAF-Z85US(W)
    TOSHIBA CAF-Z85US(W)

    Based on the values related to its air-purifying capabilities, plus all of its different functionalities, you can expected this air purifier to be really powerful and very effective at properly cleaning and filtering the air that’s circulating inside your home.

    So, let’s have a more detailed look at the Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) and check out everything that this high-end smart air purifier has to offer you.

    DESIGN & SPECS

    Starting with the device’s size, the Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) measures exactly 12.2 inches in diameter by 26.8 inches tall. While this air purifier is in fact somewhat tall, it still comes at a sleek enough size to have it installed within just about any corner of a room without ever having it blocking your way.

    Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W)
    Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) – Dimensions

    On top of its sleek dimensions, this air purifier also has some weight to it, weighing exactly 25.2 lbs., for which its reasonably heavy weight ultimately allows it to remain perfectly stable during its operation without vibrating at all. Moreover, the device also comes equipped with a set of detachable wheels that makes it easy for users to roll the unit around within the room that you’re looking to have it installed at. Nevertheless, due to its somewhat heavy weight, you probably won’t want to be moving it up and down a set (or multiple sets) of stairs too often.

    Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W)
    Minimalist & Modern Design

    Then, regarding its design, this air purifier features a sleek and discreet column-shaped design, for which its white body comes coated with a glossy finish, which gives it a minimalist and modern aesthetic.

    Furthermore, the Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) also features a sturdy and very durable construction. What’s more is that this air purifier also comes equipped with a magnetic fixing shell that allows for an easy maintenance (i.e. cleaning) and replacement of two (x2) of its 3 filters from its internal air-filtration system (more on that just ahead).

    Equipped with a magnetic fixing shell that allows for an easy maintenance

    Moving on to the air purifier’s internal components. For its internal air-filtration system, the Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) utilizes a high-end 3-Stage Filtration System, which is composed by a Pre-Filter (utilized for capturing larger air pollutants like pet dander, dust, hair, and fur), a H13 True HEPA Filter (utilized for capturing smaller airborne particles such as pollen, dust mites, spores, and mold), and an Activated Carbon Filter (utilized for capturing ultra-fine airborne particles such as smoke, odors, and gaseous air pollutants).

    Equipped with a 3-Stage Filtration System

    In terms of the maintenance required for the air purifier’s 3-Stage Filtration System, keep in mind that the device’s Pre-Filter is designed to be washable and reusable, while its other two filters (which are its H13 True HEPA Filter and its Activated Carbon Filter) require to be replaced every now and then. While Toshiba itself does not mention how long its filters will last, you can expect these types of high-end air filters to have a lifespan of 3-6 months (depending on how often you use the device). On that note, know that you can easily purchase a pair of replacement filters from Amazon for $49.99.

    Its 3-Stage Filtration System draws large amounts of air inwards through two large 10″ by 17″ intake grills located on each side of the device, and after filtering and purifying that indoors air, it expels it through round air outlet vent located at the top side of the unit.

    The CAF-Z85US(W)’s 3-Stage Filtration System ultimately makes this air purifier capable of removing up to 99.9% of harmful airborne particles.

    Rated to have a 483 sq. ft. coverage area and a CADR of 312CFM

    When it comes to the air purifier’s total coverage area, know that the TOSHIBA CAF-Z85US(W) is rated to have a 483 sq. ft. coverage area that occurs in approximately 12 minutes or 7 times per hour, and a CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of 312CFM (cubic feet p/ min) / 527 m³/h (cubic meters p/ hour). According to those coverage metrics, this high-end air purifier is ideal for purifying the air indoors within medium to large rooms (but is a bit too powerful for small rooms).

    Last but not least, for powering its 3-Stage Filtration System, this air purifier utilizes a DC brushless motor which boasts a whisper-quiet operation, as it can be set to work at a low-speed (in Sleep Mode) that will generate just 30dB of noise-level.

    It’s also worth noting that this air purifier is also rated to be AHAM Certified, Energy Star rated, ETL certified, and also complies with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for indoor cleaning devices for sale in the state of California.

    INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL

    We’ll now have a quick look at the air purifier’s interface. As said before, the Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) also features a built-in button control panel (located at the edge of the device’s front side).

    The air purifier’s control panel is composed by a total of 5 Control Buttons, which, from left to right, consist of an Auto Button, a Timer Button, a Speed Button, a Mode Button, and a Power On / Standby Button, and it also has an integrated Child Safety Lock, which works by holding down both its Speed and Mode Buttons simultaneously for a total of 3 seconds.

    Built-in Button Control Panel

    Moreover, the device also integrates a set of indicator lights that inform users about all the Settings that are currently selected for the air purifier’s operation, plus a filter replacement indicator light that informs users when its time to replace the air purifier’s filters.

    We’d also like to note that the Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) also features an Auto Shut-Off safety function, as removing the air purifier’s top cover from its magnetic fixing shell will automatically turn off the device.

    Regarding its Control Settings, note that this high-end air purifier boasts a total of 3 Fan Speed Settings (Low, Medium, and High), 3 Operation Modes (Auto/Sleep/Turbo), and 4 Timer Settings (2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, and 12 hours).

    Note that when having the air purifier running in Auto Mode, its built-in indicator lights will be automatically turned off.

    Below the air purifier’s button control panel, there’s also a built-in light-up display that provides users with information about the current air quality indoors as well as any necessary maintenance for the device. Its built-in display shows how much life is left in its HEPA filter, while also informing about when you should remove its pre-filter for a clean. You can also see if the child lock is turned on and if Wi-Fi is connected. Additionally, its built-in display also provides users with information on PM2.5 particle volume and the current VOC levels.

    Last but not least, integrated around the air purifier’s air outlet vent, there’s also a bright LED light ring that seamlessly informs users about the air-quality within a room (for which you can switch it off when having the air purifier working in Sleep Mode).

    If its bright LED light ring shines in a blue color, that means a good air quality, while a yellow color represents a fair air quality, and a red color means a poor air quality.

    Ring Light Color Subtitle

    On a side note, we’d also like to mention that this smart air purifier also boasts a Smart Night Mode that’s automatically activated when its surroundings are detected to turn dark (i.e. when low-light conditions are detected).

    THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The TSmartLife App

    Finally, for controlling the air purifier’s settings in a wireless manner, users are offered In-App controls via the unit’s smartphone companion app, called the TSmartLife App, which is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices.

    TSmartLife App
    TSmartLife App

    Moreover, via the TSmartLife App, users can also track particulate matter and VOC levels in the air over time.

    TSmartLife App
    TSmartLife App

    Other Notable Features

    Voice Assistant Support (for Amazon Alexa)

    Last of all, this smart high-end air purifier also features Voice Assistant support for Amazon Alexa, meaning that users can also control its different Settings via simple voice commands.

    Voice Assistant Support to Amazon Alexa

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    The Toshiba CAF-Z85US(W) is a high-end smart air purifier designed for large rooms that’s equipped with a 3-Stage Filtration System integrated by a Pre-Filter, a H13 True HEPA Filter, and an Activated Carbon Filter that makes it capable of removing up to 99.9% of harmful airborne particles, plus a DC brushless motor that boasts a whisper-quiet operation as low as 30dB, for which it is rated to have a 483 sq. ft. coverage area and a CADR of 312CFM (cubic feet p/ min) / 527 m³/h, all while also featuring a built-in button control panel with an integrated Child Safety Lock, 3 Fan Speed Settings, 3 Operation Modes, and 4 Timer Settings, a built-in light display for important information, Wi-Fi Connectivity, In-App controls via the TSmartLife App, which also allows you to track particulate matter and VOC levels in the air, and Voice Assistant support for Amazon Alexa.

    TOSHIBA CAF-Z85US(W)
    TOSHIBA CAF-Z85US(W)

    All in all, this is a powerful air purifier that’s perfectly capable of cleaning the air indoors in a quick and effective manner. Not only is it easy to use, but its also very effective against all types of airborne pollutants that could potentially be found in your air at home.

    If you’re interested in buying it, know that each unit is currently priced at $299.99. You can order yours online right now, directly from Toshiba’s Amazon shopping page.

    João Matos
    João Matos
    Soon after getting his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, João Matos joined the GadgetGram team on May 2019. Since then, he has been working as the Content Director, with the main goal of publishing thorough reviews on all sorts of newly released tech-products. In addition, João has also been been working as a senior news writer and news editor at Gadget Gram, as well as the Director of Social Media.

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