Sunday, March 22, 2009

Glade Sense & Spray Review

I had a chance to try out the new Glade Sense & Spray air freshener through, a company that sends me promotional products to try out and discuss with other people.

I was excited to try out this product because we buy a lot of Glade air fresheners already, and I am a fan of the automatic spraying kind. But what's different about the Sense & Spray air freshener is that you only need to use the amount of scent needed. With our other automatic air freshener, it can be set to spray every 18-30 minutes (I think), which is nice, but what about when you don't need the scent to keep coming? Perhaps you go on a trip and are gone for 3 days. The air freshener is going the whole time unless you remember to turn it off (which I never do), so you waste a lot of money buying more refills.

With the Glade Sense & Spray it only sprays when it senses movement. So it will only go off when you go into that room. At first I was worried that it would just keep going off if you stayed in the room and moved around a lot, but it comes with a built-in lock out that keeps it from going off for 30 minutes after it releases the scent. During that time you can push the button for more scent if you want, but it won't keep automatically going off.

My Sense & Spray came with a Clean Linen scent. It smells nice and fresh, though Hubby doesn't like it much. I at first set it on an end table in my living room, but Jacob kept pushing the button and making it spray way too much. So I moved it to a wall (it has a spot on the back to hang it up) out of his reach. Unfortunately up on the wall it doesn't sense movement as well and I usually have to push the button if I want it to spray. I even waved my hand in front of the sensor to get it to go off and it wouldn't. So, on the table it worked great but was too accessible to little boys, but on the wall the sensor didn't work well. I'm going to try it on different walls to see if it will work better in a different area.
*Edited to add: It seems to be working fine on the wall now! :)*

The Glade Sense & Spray starter kit costs $8.99 and refills are $3.49. Scents available are Clean Linen, Apple Cinnamon, Powder Fresh, and Country Garden. If you would like a coupon for $4 off, shoot me an email with your address and I will send you some! No more coupons!

So, tell me what you think about this product. Does this sound like a product you would use? What features do you like/dislike?


Michelle said...

Sounds like a nice product! I have a friend who has one of the kinds that sprays every so often whether you're in that room or not. I think I would prefer this one because it only sprays when you're IN the room. Smart. :D

Carol (Nicci and Izzy) said...

As a two cat household this product has been great. We placed ours on the floor near the litter boxes so it goes off whenever a cat goes into the litter box. Keeps the air fresh. Even though we clean the boxes daily, we always worry about the litter box odor. This product really puts our minds at ease and the cats do not even seem to notice the spritz sound it makes as it goes off.

Anonymous said...

I wish there was a way to "disable" the sensor. It's on my bathroom wall, but every time I turn on the light, even if I do not go in to do any "business" that requires paperwork, it will spray. I'd rather just use the button to spray when needed, as it is too sensitive to light. Even when I happen to walk by the BR, and happen to cast a darker shadow on the unit... it will go off... If it were motion-sensitive, instead of light-sensitive... it would be a MUCH better product, IMO.

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Unknown said...

two times now, the little spray tube on the top of these small cans has broken off even before I get it in the battery controlled sensor unit. Aside from the fat they are really expensive for their size, broken makes me just really angry.

D said...

Just got myself one of these and want to hang it on the wall. What in your experience is the maximum height that I can hang it where it will still detect motion and spray properly?

Kara said...

D- I have one about 6ft up and it works fine. Haven't tried one higher.