Portable Doughnut Humidifier Mist Maker Aeroponics/Fogponics (Unicorntech) Review

Portable Doughnut Humidifier Mist Maker Aeroponics/Fogponics (Unicorntech) Review

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Takeaway: Compact but puts out a decent amount of mist.

This humidifier generates a fine mist using just water and is a stripped down version of a full sized humidifier. It has a built-in timer and will run for either 3 or 6 hours at a time. I typically use humidifiers during the cold dry winter months to add comfort to a dry room and help alleviate dry, itchy skin. I tested this unit in my plant cloning mist chamber that I use for propagating plants, but it wasn't a great fit because it runs for those fixed amounts of time, so I'd have to go and turn it on every so often to continue to generate mist.

The unit is very light weighing in at 1.25 oz. The housing on this is a hard plastic like kids toys. There are three rubber feet on the bottom but I'm not sure how useful they are since this unit is designed to float in water. The USB cable is 45" long which I found to be a tad short, though this really depends on how and where you use it. Note that it does not come with a USB wall charger, but you can use any standard 500 mAh USB adapter, and it can also be powered by your computer or laptop's USB port.

The instructions on the box are in Chinese but you basically just place this in a cup of water. There is a touch sensitive "button" on the opposite side of the doughnut from the wire. Touch it once to set the timer for 3 hours, twice for 6 hours and a third time will turn the unit off. The humidifier does generate mist, though at a fairly low volume. It would take a long time to raise the humidity in a large room, but for close proximity and small rooms it would do okay. Getting it to generate mist can be a little tricky. Make sure not to submerge the doughnut or fill the center of the cavity with water or else no mist will come out. This presented a challenge sometimes as the doughnut doesn't always float horizontally and the wire positioning can tilt and flood the center easily. I also found that the touch-sensitive button sometimes gets triggered by the slightest brush and occasionally by the water if the mineral content is high and thus has higher conductivity. However, once you get it to generate mist, if you leave it alone for the allotted amount of time, it will just continue to run and create mist.

It's not as feature filled as a typical larger humidifier as it lacks a fan and directional control or an "always on" mode. However, you can use whatever sized container you want and are not limited to a fixed capacity. It also has automatic shutoff if there is no water to protect the transducer from damage. But if you're just looking to add a bit of humidity to a dry room with a device that is small, lightweight and portable, this one works pretty well.

Buy it at Amazon: Portable Doughnut Humidifier Mist Maker Aeroponics/Fogponics (Unicorntech) [Affiliate Link]

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