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Shark Air Purifier HP102PET Air Purifier Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 13, 2024 at 01:24 pm
Shark Air Purifier HP102PET Picture
6.8
Pets
7.3
Bedroom
6.5
Air Purification

The Shark Air Purifier HP102PET is an air purifier intended for small rooms. Like the Shark Air Purifier MAX, it has a two-stage filtration system, but it's housed in a smaller body and has a less powerful motor. Like other Shark models, it's equipped with the brand's Clean Sense IQ system, which allows it to automatically adjust its fan speed depending on current air quality.

Our Verdict

6.8 Pets

The Shark Air Purifier HP102PET is an adequate option for pet owners. Its ability to seal in the smallest of airborne particles, like pet dander, falls short of many of its rivals, though it's worth noting that it isn't terrible in this respect. It operates fairly quietly, which is good if your pet is easily startled by loud noises.

Pros
  • Reasonably quiet operation.
  • Automatic fan speed adjustment feature.
Cons
  • Air purification performance is middling.
  • No smartphone app.
  • Somewhat low air cleaning rate.
7.3 Bedroom

The Shark Air Purifier HP102PET is decent for bedrooms. Its compact size makes it easy to set up wherever you'd like in your bedroom, and this model runs relatively quietly. You can also easily turn off its display lights. Its Clean Sense IQ system also allows it to automatically change fan speed depending on current air quality, which can help minimize noise and energy consumption if air quality is at an acceptable level for long enough. With all that being said, its air filtration performance is nothing special, and it isn't especially efficient at cleaning larger bedrooms.

Pros
  • Reasonably quiet operation.
  • Automatic fan speed adjustment feature.
  • Display light shutoff.
Cons
  • Air purification performance is middling.
  • No smartphone app.
  • Somewhat low air cleaning rate.
6.5 Air Purification

The Shark Air Purifier HP102PET is only okay for general-purpose air purification. Its air cleaning rate isn't sufficient for efficient cleaning of larger spaces, and its ability to lock in the smallest of airborne particles lags behind some alternatives. Its Clean Sense IQ particle detection system and associated automatic fan speed adjustment features ensure you won't have to babysit it while it's running and could potentially result in savings on your energy bill.

Pros
  • Reasonably quiet operation.
  • Automatic fan speed adjustment feature.
Cons
  • Air purification performance is middling.
  • No smartphone app.
  • Somewhat low air cleaning rate.
  • 6.8 Pets
  • 7.3 Bedroom

Performance Usages

  • 6.5 Air Purification
  1. Updated Apr 29, 2024: Review published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

There are a few variants of this air purifier, though they have only minor differences. We tested the HP102PET model; you can see its label here.

Model Name Activated Carbon Layer Color
HP102 No White
HP102PET Yes White
HP102PETBL Yes Blue

Let us know in the discussions below if you come across another variant of this device.

Compared To Other Air Purifiers

This is a relatively compact air purifier intended for small to medium-sized rooms. Its relatively compact size makes it easy to set up wherever you'd like in your home. Unfortunately, its performance lags behind segment stalwarts like the Coway Airmega 200M or Levoit Core 300.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Body
Height 14.6" (37.0 cm)
Width 8.6" (21.9 cm)
Depth 8.6" (21.9 cm)
Weight
5.8 lbs (2.7 kg)
Power Cord Length 72.4" (184.0 cm)
Wheels
No
Design
Display And Control
Filter Change Indicator
Yes
Air Quality Sensor Auto Mode
Yes
Remote Control
No
App
No
Display On/Off
Dimmable only
Timer Function
Yes
Number Of Fan Speeds
4

Shark sells a remote control to operate the air purifier from afar. Do note that this remote only works when the air purifier is within line of sight, so you can't adjust settings from across the house. You can buy this remote here.

There are three levels of display brightness, which you can cycle through by tapping the 'Light' icon: fully off, mid brightness, and full brightness.

The indicator light surrounding the central display changes color depending on the Clean Sense IQ system's estimate of current air quality:

  • Blue: Good
  • Orange: Fair
  • Red: Poor

You can also cycle through this display to show the concentration of PM1, PM2.5, and PM10 particles in the air.

Design
Filter Configuration
Filtration Layers
2 Stage
Activated Carbon
Sheet

This air purifier has a two-stage filter system comprised of an Anti-Allergen NANOSEAL HEPA filter and an activated carbon sheet to trap odors. Models without the 'PET' suffix don't come with a filter containing an activated carbon layer. The manufacturer doesn't issue any regular maintenance schedule for this filter; note that you'll need to replace it every six to 12 months. You can find a replacement here.

Performance
6.5
Performance
Particle Filtration
Air Cleaning Rate
356 mยณ/Hour
Average Final 0.3 ยตm Concentration
117 particles/L
7.8
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Lowest Fan Speed
33.6dBA
Noise @ Highest Fan Speed
54.4dBA