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Tiny humidifier works with any water bottle

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May 29, 2013

The Amazing Humidifier is a travel-sized device that creates water vapor from a store-boug...

The Amazing Humidifier is a travel-sized device that creates water vapor from a store-bought bottle of water

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Carrying a full-size humidifier with you when you travel isn’t particularly convenient. If you still don’t want to dry out while sleeping in your hotel room, however, there is an option. South Korea’s Amazing Grace is now offering a tiny humidifier that can be placed in whatever bottle of water is close at hand.

The device humidifies an area of about five square meters (54 sq ft), drawing 2 watts of p...

Called the Amazing Humidifier, the device is powered by the user’s laptop or by a phone charger, via a USB-to-mini-USB cable.

The humidifier consists of a main unit which rests on top of the water bottle, with a detachable 12 cm (4.7 inch)-long core which extends down into the water. Once powered up, the device draws water through that wick-like core, dispensing it into the air as vapor at a rate of 30 ml per hour. At that rate, a 500-ml bottle of water should be more than sufficient for one night – the humidifier automatically shuts off after eight hours of continuous use.

The core doubles as a filter, and should be replaced approximately once every three months – obviously, that’s going to vary greatly with the amount of use it gets.

... and oh yeah, the humidifier also lets off a faint glow, allowing it to double as a night light. It can be seen in use in the video below, and is available for around the US$32 mark.

If you’re interested in the Amazing Humidifier, you might also want to check out the Air-O-Swiss. It’s another water bottle-fed mini humidifier, although it requires the bottle to be mounted on top of it, like the tank on a water cooler.

Source: Amazing Grace

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Ben Coxworth An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away.   All articles by Ben Coxworth
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4 Comments

Not a good idea for desktop users.

Elijah Sherv
30th May, 2013 @ 12:08 am PDT

Interesting idea, but $34? I was able to find what looks like the same one for $23 by Satechi.

Terrence
30th May, 2013 @ 10:51 am PDT

Elijah ..I agree, that thing was cranking out a mist. humidifier/fire extinguisher. I bet you can just watch the water level drop in the bottle

Jay Finke
30th May, 2013 @ 11:09 am PDT

Love the fact they swung at miniaturization and making it portable.... Bravo!

RG COLDWORLD
30th May, 2013 @ 01:07 pm PDT
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