Satechi USB Portable Amazing Humidifier v.1
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- Provides relief to cold and flu symptoms, and adds moisture to air in the immediate area
- Use with cold water as a mister during hot days
- Houses a soft, relaxing blue mood light
- US patent pending
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The Satechi USB Portable Humidifier provides a soothing environment at home, the office or traveling. To use, fill a bottle with purified water, place the humidifier into the opening, making sure the filter is submerged in water, & plug the humidifier into a USB port for instant comfort. To turn it off, unplug it or wait until it automatically shuts off after 8 hours. You can then refill the bottle and plug the humidifier into a USB port to turn it back on.
Please note: Due to customer suggestions, we have updated the USB Portable Humidifier into versions 2.5 (regular size) and 3.0 (mini size). These new versions can now secure onto bottles to prevent spills. Please search for Satechi USB Portable Humidifier v.3.
Provides relief to cold, cough, & flu symptoms, itchy dry skin, congested sinuses, chapped lips, & headaches by adding moisture to dry air.
When used with cold water, the humidifier acts as a mister to cool you off.
Add liquid fragrances or essential oils to the water for the ultimate relaxing environment.
This environmentally-friendly humidifier reuses bottles & has a low power output of 2 watts.
Convenient to use anytime, anywhere, the Satechi USB Portable Humidifier is a personal-use humidifier that is small enough into a purse, laptop bag, or suitcase & affects an area of 16.4sq.ft.
Included are 2 filters & a USB cable. To assemble the humidifier, simply insert the end of the filter into the underside of the humidifier. Every 2 weeks, clean the nozzle of the humidifier with a cotton swab moistened with vinegar to keep it free of dirt and minerals. Powered by USB 2.0 & 3.0.
Please note: Bottles not included. Sets atop most bottles as well as other containers. Use this portable humidifier with a container you have on hand.
Top Customer Reviews
Powered by a mini USB cable (included) this small humidifier can be attached to a standard small water bottle and with the included filters, it shoots out a constant jet of mist. By making this USB-powered, it can be used almost anywhere from your bedside to your car. Heck, I plugged it in to a portable USB battery pack and it worked just fine. It also has a blue LED "mood light" - whether this is a pro or a con will be subjective to personal tastes.
WHAT I LIKE
- Simple and effective.
- Can be used with cold water as a mister on hot days
- Two filters included
- Can be used for aromatherapy (couple of drops of essential oils in the water)
- Has a limited range, but works for one person very nicely
- Relatively inexpensive compared to other options
- Automatic shut-off after 8 hours
WHAT I DON'T LIKE
- I had trouble finding a water bottle that it would fit properly on. Underneath it has threads to screw down as a cap would, but so far I have found that am off-brand water bottle is the only one that it works with (tried five including the latter). Many water-bottles are using a plastic-saving, earth-friendly design, and the humidifier will only sit on top of these, NOT secure at all.
- USB Cable was a tad short for safe use
- LED light has no off-switch (i.e. you're stuck with the "mood lighting")
- Water bottles aren't exactly the most sturdy of things. Spills are a concern.
TO MAKE THIS A FIVE-STAR PRODUCT
I really think that a water container should be included with this product, even if it meant the price going up a few dollars. I do NOT feel safe with this resting on top of bottles without screwing down, and as I mentioned, it's getting hard to find the right bottles. On top of issues with fitting, water bottles are not known for their upright abilities - having this near a phone or computer is simply too much of a risk. I have added an image in the Customer Images section showing a simple hard-plastic add-on that would honestly take this from good to great!
This is a great piece of tech, and pretty reasonably priced. Used with essential oils, it is my new favorite scent diffuser, and it definitely puts out enough vapor for one person to get decent relief from those dry winter months. Given the design issues I mentioned, I would probably rate this at around 3.75/5, however I have rounded up to four stars. With the extra add-on of a hard plastic receptacle for water, this would be a five-star product, no questions asked.
Make sure you pick up some extra filters, and make sure they're jammed in there tightly! I though mine was defective until I gave the filter an extra shove. Recommended with a few reservations.
Update: well, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Satechi's customer service had read my review in full and responded to some of the points I mentioned!
1) Apparently Evian is the best brand for a secure fit. This is definitely good to know, and I will give it a shot next time I go to the store.
2) My suggestion for a hard plastic water receptacle was forwarded to a higher up for consideration, this was very nice to hear!
Though this doesn't change my star rating (at least, not yet) it IS very nice to see a company that listens for a change!
**Update: You must follow the directions and soak a Q-Tip in white vinegar and clean the nozzle. My Satechi was slowing down and not putting out as much mist. A through wipe with vinegar and I'm back in business.**
This portable humidifier exceeded my expectations. I've been using it in my forced hot air-heated office for almost two months. I have indoor allergies and have had sinus surgery so life is more pleasant with less-dry air. It does a great job of putting out cool mist without making everything damp. The auto-shutoff is also a very nice feature in case you forget to unplug it. Personally, I have not tried screwing it into a water bottle (the reviews say to use Evian). Instead, I use a wide-mouth cycling bottle and rest it on top. The weight of the water makes a solid base. On a large, wide-mouth bottle, the humidifier will only use the top third of the water before it shuts itself off, so the unit stays steady. It does have a faint blue light, which is barely perceptable if you're sleeping next to it.
I do use municpal water that has been run through a Brita filter. I'm not sure if that makes a difference, but I have yet to have an issue with this and am thrilled that I have it to ease the dryness in my office. If you allow the filter to dry out completely between uses, it will take several minutes for it to moisten up enough to really get going. Once it's damp again, it will be cranking at full capacity!
Before I begin my review, I'd like to address many of the negative reviews on here. This tiny humidifier sits on top of a bottle, weighs next to nothing, and is designed to humidify only the air immediately around it. It is designed to be at your bedside, at your desk, etc. If you buy this and expect it to humidify your entire hotel room... you are being a tad ridiculous.
That said, it works great for its function. I noticed a distinct difference in my comfort level when I had the humidifier running during a couple recent cross-country trips. I did not get all dried out while it was running. However, users should be aware of two limitations that may affect their enjoyment of it.
First, it does not screw on to many bottles. For some, you will just have to have it sitting on them. For others, it will screw on but not perfectly. However, for me that was never an issue - even on planes, it didn't make the bottle any more likely to fall over.
Second, you have to keep in mind that this requires a USB power source. On a plane you can use your laptop, but that requires your laptop to be out and you will probably drain your battery on long flights. For travel, I recommend that you purchase a rechargeable battery pack with a USB outlet.