This is the replacement for the Destat II. It is a more ergonomically correct design for use with LPs than its predecessor. It performs the same static-busting job with a powerful ion stream. In this new incarnation, however, the batteries are back to being Alkaline conventional ones rather than the problematic rechargeable ones in the Destat II. The new model features a 30% increased static zapping power over the Destat II, great ergonomic design, and can be used while placed on its side or hand held.