Vinyl static ionizers who's used them?

There are 2 that I know of the DS Audio ION-001 Vinyl ionizer or the CS Port Static Eliminator IME1. Are they worth the asking price? 


Another vote for Destat III. I will use an anti static brush after using the Destat. The Destat removes the static that causes dust to adhere to the vinyl.   I’ve noticed that there is almost no buildup of dust particles on the cartridge surface since using this method. Also greatly reduces the pops when playing whether they were caused by static or particles on the vinyl. For me it’s been a win win. 

I’ve been interested in finding an inexpensive answer for the static issue with records.  I have an original Discwasher desist gun which a slow process and a hassle.  I was looking at these ionizing fans that are used for electronics.  “Ionizing Air Blower Fan Ion Anti-Static Elimination Ionizer”.  They’re cheap and I’m sure noisy but I was thinking of mounting it next to where I open the records and only turn it on while unsleeving the record.   Then hold the album under the destatic fan for a few seconds before putting it on the turntable.  Then turn it on again when putting the album away.  I do also use an anti static record cleaning turntable arm while playing the record which should keep static down while playing.  I thought of putting the anti static fan near the turntable to blow on the record but it’s not quite enough to use while playing music.  Or maybe that is a better spot to only use the fan while putting the record on then letting the ionizing fan run for a few seconds before starting to play the record.  If the Acaia Ion Beam would shoot the field out far enough that isn’t a bad investment to put right next to your turntable.  Then again I wonder how much noise it emits?

In that device, what keeps the positive and negative ions in the air flow from combining with each other before excess charge of either polarity that may reside on the target can be neutralized?

I really don’t know.  I’m trying to figure out what might work but maybe an inonizer isn’t the perfect answer to destatic vinyl records.  That’s why I’m posting to see what might work.  It just seems that whenever you take a device and label it as an audio product the price multiples dramatically.  
I also noticed that it’s not good to run an ionizer continuously while in the room.  So if something like this would work to destatic vinyl it should be only be used for brief times I guess.  Here are the specs of this unit:


Current Consumption: 0.25A or 0.12A 

Air Velocity: 45CFM-110CFM (Adjustable) 

Air Flow Characteristics: 40cm*60cm 

Operating Temperature: 0~50℃ 

Ion Balance(Offset Voltage): 0±10 V. 

Noise level: <57dB 

Air volume: 1.0~2.0㎥/min 

Ion Needle Material: Pure Copper 

Silicone power cord length: 1.7m 

Test Results 

  • Test Voltage: 1KV-100V 
  • Ambient Temperature: 22 ℃ 
  • Test Humidity: 75%RH 
  • Test Distance: 300mm 600mm 900mm 
  • Neutral Time: positive 1.2s 2.5s 3.9s 
  • negative 1.3s 2.6s 4.1s 
  • Residual Voltage: positive 8V 5V 4V 
  • negative -7V -6V -3V

I also found a small battery or USB powered version that would mount easily on a stand next to your turntable but apparently this also should only be used for a short time.  
maybe an ionizer isn’t a good device to use for records?  I’d love to hear what others think.  I was just hoping to find an inexpensive alternative to these expensive devices.