You pay a premium for novelty but this portable powered humidifier from Cup Shitsuki Inc. is a travel usb powered humidifier. You plug it into the USB port of your computer (or AC adapter) and it uses a cold mist humidifier technology (“ultra sonic process”) to turn water into mist – that’s a vaporizer humidifier to the layman. And if you’re a germaphobe, you’ll be pleased to note that it includes an ultraviolet light to zap bad microbes before misting, so that they don’t become airborne.
If the movie “Contagion” is anything to go by, this will be a popular travel companion…
Yes, there are numerous health benefits to humidifiers. They certainly make skin and mucous membranes happy. No, this probably isn’t going to revolutionise your life, unless you have a cold, or a condition that requires regular misting. If only the Marquis de Sade had one of these – he probably wouldn’t have had to live in his bath.
However, even if you aren’t suffering from the flu, this could be very useful on aeroplanes, where the recycled air and cabin pressure contribute to dehydration. You could crack open you laptop, pop one of these puppies on your seat tray table and hydrate yourself all the way to your destination. Your seat neighbours will be thankful, too. Also, at the office, where computing equipment creates a very arid environment. Now, if only it came with a de-ionizer…
If you are looking for a battery operated humidifier but don’t like your options, then why not turn this one into a battery operated one by connecting it to a USB recharger like the New Trent or Brookstone models?
It doesn’t hold enough water to be a humidifier for your home but if you are the only one in the room and you’re sitting at a desk all day, it won’t make any difference.
It doesn’t come cheap (just shy of $100) but it comes in a delightful package that will either make you smile, or extremely hungry – depending upon what you think of Cup O’Noodles. Not the best hand carry for weight watchers. Although, that said, there are claims that looking at pictures of food for long periods of time actually curbs appetite. Perhaps this WILL help you to maintain your diet? And with a name like “Shitsuki” – you couldn’t ask for a better appetite-killer!
Here’s a video of the product in action:
Where to Buy:
Cup Shitsuki USB Powered Humidifier on Amazon USA
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