Unfortunately, it arrived with a couple of dents near the back, which are not very noticeable so I will keep it rather than returning it for an exchange. But I was disappointed that it was not in perfect condition. It came in a heavy weight shipping box, with an inner box that does not have a bottom with two plastic shipping straps, and styrofoam and cardboard on the corners and around it.) It arrived with some minor scratches as well.
When I opened the box, it had a brand new dryer smell. I wiped it down inside and out with some vinegar and water before putting my clothes inside because I have MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) and haven't used a laundromat or public washers or dryer for many years. I got the Costway Portable washer a year ago on Amazon and love that too. This dryer now makes my life so much easier!
This newer Panda model has touch-pad settings at the top of the dryer. Yay! Big plus. The other models have a knob on bottom right. It has a blue illuminated light that goes around in a circle, showing it is running. It is whisper quiet (imo). It came with a plastic vent tube and attachment for the back. It also comes with mounting hardware in case you want to put it on a wall (?) or? I set it on top of a couple of heavy wood crates until I can get a stand or table for it. The height is better for the back if it is off the ground. It also came with four adjustable screw-on feet in case the floor or ground is uneven like mine is.
I am posting some photos and a video. I thought it was kind of funny when I read the instruction manual and the first thing it warns about is fire hazard and NOT to use a plastic vent tube! :) I know they are just covering themselves legally, but it's kind of weird they would send a plastic vent tube when they claim it is a fire hazard. (See photo). I was going to buy a metal vent hose anyway, so I am going to use a metal one because the plastic one looks as if it might crack or wear out quickly. But, it works nicely for now.
I was researching these small portable dryers for a long time and was going to order the less expensive Magic Chef dryer, but I am so happy I spent the extra money to get this one! They carry it at a popular home hardware store, but Amazon's price was better for the exact same model. No regrets at all (so far.) I will update after using it for a few months if anything changes. Even though it arrived dented (as have all of the other appliances I have purchased from Amazon :-(, so I kind of expected it, I give this dryer five-stars and recommend it.
PS: The only thing that would make it even BETTER is if it came in different colors, like black or grey.