I have own a MedKlinn Asens Premium for over a year now and some time last year, I bought the Asens Auto when they released the 2nd generation of the product for the car. I have been using these type of products since my wife is sensitive to “dirty” air.
Having the Asens Auto in my car is a rather long term solution compared to changing to a new pack of Car Perfume every single 1 to 2 months costing about RM10 to RM50 each of them depends on what I tried. I have tried a lot of product in the past including the famous Ambipure and also some Active Carbon filters.
I bought the MedKlinn Asens Auto at RM298 last year and been using in my 407 and never had to worry about odor in the car and the interior always stay fresh. I picked up some old colleagues last month and one of my ex-colleague was shouting that my car still have the “New car smell”. Well, it is not exactly the plastic / rubber smell but a rather clean and fresh smell when they got into the car.
Since I only have one of these and it is in my car and not in my wife’s car, I decided to get a second unit for her car as well. This is when I came across another brand – Okamizu and got one today at RM198. The first thing that caught me by surprise is that it wasn’t working in the Honda City when plugged into the 12V Cigarette lighter port. The shop agreed that I bring back to test on the 407 to see if it fits there. Fitted to the 407 when I got home and it is working fine and I have to transfer the Asens Auto to the Honda City.
The idea of this post is just to share the appearance and some basic information on these 2 products since I still need some time to use the new unit in my car to see how it performs. I cannot use the Okamizu unit in the Honda City even if I happen to prefer the Asens Auto more after I try it.
The MedKlinn Asens Auto is obviously a lot larger and it has a flexible arm that can bend up to 90 degree after inserted into the Cigarette port where the Okamizu Car Detoxifier is a straight piece.
The Okamizu unit has a visible Net on the head of the unit and it has a visible item that looks like a “bulb” underneath it. When powered up, there is a red LED indicating the power up and there is a soft white light glowing under the net on the “bulb” alike portion.
The Asens Auto has an Ionizer Plate with some “Stars” pattern that also found on the home unit. The Asens Auto will glows in a soft Blue light when power up indicating its operation.
Here comes the problem I noted on why the Okamizu doesn’t fit in the Honda City when plugged in. The Okamizu’s terminal is rather short and close to the holder. The Cigarette Lighter port on the car has some blockage to the Okamizu unit when inserted and the positive terminal failed to contact with the socket when plugged in. You can from the picture below on how close the positive ( center terminal ) terminal to the enclosure in comparison to the Asens auto.
Due to the shorter terminal, the Okamizu has difficulties in getting a contact to the Cigarette port when plugged in to certain type of ports. I am yet to find out the performance of the the Okamizu unit and will probably do a follow up part 2 after using it for a while.
MedKlinn Asens Auto – Product Webpage
Price : RM298
Warranty : 12 months
Advertised as Ionizer
Okamizu Car Detoxifier – Product Webpage
Price : RM198
Warranty : 3 months
Advertised as Ozonizer