Take time to get used to it
Because my home machine has been recalled, I chose to try to find a replacement that I could also travel with. This machine fits that category quite well. The size and weight is next to nothing which means it can go in a carry-on very easily. I also liked the fact that it was self-humidifying and that it has a Bi-Pap type of feature with the lighter exhalation. The nasal pillows that I use with my home machine will work with this as well. I was also happy that I had 30 days return guarantee. I would have given it 5 stars but here are issues that I had to resolve with the machine. It's a good thing I had 30 days.
1. Get used to listening to yourself breathe. The noise at first was as if I was sleeping with someone who was breathing in my ear and trying to sync my breathing to that person. It was awful that first night. There is no getting around that except to just try to ignore it. The reason is because the humidifying disk/inhalation and exhalation point in the mask is right at your chin. In a home machine, it is at the machine - 6 feet away.
2. The script sent by my doctor lists the lowest and highest points of cmH2o and the machine was calibrated that way. The problem is that I never have had to use the highest point but this machine does not know that. My home machine does. After the ramp time I was being pushed to the maximum and it was choking me. At this point I was going to send it back. Luckily customer service was able to help me re-calibrate it to my average usage.
3. The Bluetooth works fine with the app, but I can't disconnect it on my phone. Every time I try to disconnect, it just connects back. So as to not drain my phone battery, I either have to pull the plug on the machine or completely disconnect all Bluetooth on my phone. It's not a huge issue but it shouldn't be that way. I guess I'll have to reach out to the ResMed company to find a work around.
3. The cost is rather high compared to other travel machines but I know that it is coming from a reputable manufacturer.
Just take some time to get used to it. I'm ok with it now but it has taken the better part of a month.
Written by ThoughtfulKangaroo-44474, Florida -2021-08-24
Machine has no feedback and free mask was worthless to me
I used this portable machine while visiting away from home. It seemed to work but was noisy with my adapted mask - I bought a hose and adapter so I could use my N30i mask and cushions instead of the provided full face mask that I would never find comfortable. No adjustment could be made in terms of the free mask - I wold gladly have accepted a couple of nasal cushions (old style N30i) instead of the mask provided. As I said, there was no readout on the machine so I have no idea whether the machine actually worked re my apnea and it was very noisy compare to my home ResMed machine. Very disappointed by this purchase. It is compact and light weight but that seems to be the only positive for me.
Written by Gaye H, Delray Beach, FL -2021-08-05
The AirMini is better than the Z 2 cpap
I had Z cpap portable. It became too loud and for some reason it lost its ability to gently increase pressure. Of course it was over 4 years old. I purchased the Air Mini to replace the Z . The Mini was whisper quiet and had a great and easy increase in pressure.
Written by TalentedRobin-29625, -2021-06-09
Blazing quick delivery and great pricing!
Smooth transaction, everything delivered on time and exactly as advertised.
Written by ProudAntelope-98199, GA - Georgia -2021-05-11
Great unit, and a great price.
I love the AirMini for travel.
It's quiet, and I no longer have to find distilled water when on the road.
The app integration is also very good.
The small size is easy to pack, and the case holds everything I need.
My only complaint is with the P-10 nasal pillow mask.
The short hose between the HumidX unit and the mask results in the HumidX flopping all over, and the exhaust air blowing on my shoulder, chest or face.
The HumidX should be attached directly to the mask, so the exhaust blows away from the user, and the thing isn't always flopping around every time I move.
Please pass this along to ResMed so they can revise the P-10 mask to include this change.
Written by David.L, VA -2021-05-08
Blazing quick delivery and great pricing!
Not much else to say - product exactly as advertised, delivered next day, at an unbeatable price.
Written by ProudAntelope-98199, -2021-04-20
Excellent product, works as well as my in home machine. Great customer service too.
Written by snoozerMan, New York -2020-12-08
Terrific size for travel
This is a wonderful mini unit for travel so one does not have to carry yet another piece of luggage. The unit is louder than my home resmed airsense 10 unit (also an excellent machine!) but the tiny size in my suitcase is worth it. It takes a bit to get used to no water humidity but I will try to adjust.
Written by MysteriousFinch-97371, Tucson AZ and SF CA plus worldwide with United Airlines -2020-12-06
Great travel CPAP
I like the auto feature and it worked well for me. The inline filter is a good idea. But the plus filter created too much moisture. Woke up wet and moisture in hose. The reg. Filter works fine.
Written by scotth-84723, Maryland -2020-08-22
After reading some of the reviews about noise on this machine I was surprised at how quiet it was. Yes, there is some noise... but you know it's a very tiny machine and it's not really a home unit. With current Covid travel craziness I've only used this on 3 trips; but each time I slept very well and it's much easier to pack and get through security with it. I've also tried it at home comparing it to my main CPAP (a Remstar). When I sleep with it right near me it is louder; but when I put it as far away as my main unit you really can't tell the difference in sound. I guess it's like a phone... if I keep it next to my pillow IT'S LOUD; but if it's on the nightstand I can tap it and roll over back to sleep.
Written by arizonareds, Scottsdale AZ -2020-07-23
5 Star Product and Service.
Air Mini was set to my prescription by youf people. Basically plug and play. I assembled and used it the night I received the machine. Used Humid X because my last machine had a separate humidifier. Slept like a baby. Thrilled with the product and your company. The mini is so small it is going to be a joy When traveling.
Written by tpbeath, Pegram, Tn -2020-07-19
Awesome travel set.
So far it is very good, but limited do to COVID-19. Once I am back to work, I will be traveling alot and this will be very handy.
Written by Brownjamesm, Georgetown, TX -2020-05-11
I like the size of the machine however the sound of Air to the user is very annoying. The nasal mask is also uncomfortable because of the hard front on the headgear. I prefer the dream wear under the nose cushion for comfort.
Written by HilariousMarlin-63902, -2020-03-25
A great little machine
I've been using the AirMini for about a week now and couldn't be more pleased. The unit is super quiet and loaded with great features. The auto start and stop feature means I don't even have to touch the button when going to bed or waking up in the morning. Bluetooth connectivity allows me to track my therapy and provides feedback to ensure proper usage.
The only drawback is the proprietary nature of the mask and tubing. The tubing has a unique locking connector on the CPAP end and a specific mask connection on the other. Only ResMed masks will fit the connector. Lucky the package comes with a mask an tube, but that also means when replacement time comes only ResMed products will fit.
Overall I am pleased with my CPAP and would highly recommend it to anyone just be aware that any current masks you may use will not work.
Written by FredetteB69, TN -2020-03-12
Great Idea but Poor Execution
I wanted to love this machine but I don't. The unit itself is extremely quiet but the hose and exhalation valve/port are noisy. It is so noisy, I'm surprised Resmed put this product on the market. I use an AirSense 10 at home and I was so impressed with the quality and design of that unit. Based on my experience with the AirSense 10, I assumed the AirMini would be equally as impressive but it is not. I purchased a Resmed hose cover but that didn't really help much with the noise. It seems all the noise comes from the exhalation port around the HumidX cartridge. I was hoping that Resmed would come up with a solution but I have owned my unit two years now and have not seen any signs of this. I am assuming Resmed hasn't come up with a solution because they haven't recognized that there is an issue. Surely someone at Resmed reads on-line reviews of the AirMini to see there is a noise issue. I only use this unit when I travel alone because it is noisy enough that it keeps my wife from falling asleep. I paid for the AirMini out of my own pocket because my insurance would only cover my home machine. I wish I could get that money back. If noise doesn't bother you or your bed partner, this is a great, well built unit. Otherwise look somewhere else.
Written by Frank, Central Illinois -2020-03-02
Initial weekend results were good - More like 4.5 stars
Just received and used this for the first time for a 2 nite stay out of town. Once I got used to the difference between this and my ResMed AirSense 10 on the first nite it was an easy adjustment. So far so good. Would've given 5 stars but it's too early in the use process.
Written by jdwalkman, Harvard, IL -2020-02-29
A very small travel CPAP. HumidX only works with nose mask, not full face mask
CpapXchange was very helpful in getting our travel CPAP machine. Many additional options when purchasing
The power supply is almost as big as the unit
No way to humidify the air when using a full face mask
Very small. Just a little more noise then our full size CPAP.
Written by joel-50900, -2020-02-21
Only one flaw!
ResMed AirMini was almost everything I could hope for in a travel CPAP unit. Cost, size, a complete package deal in the world of CPAP use. The one flaw, and it was a big one for me, was the noise that the air tubing made when I inhaled. I am a light sleeper, and it sounded very much like I was underwater diving in my attempt to sleep. Needless to say it kept me awake. I used it for about two weeks and could never make it through more than two hours before I had to get up and switch out to my regular CPAP (AirSense 10). Maybe a heavy sleeper can muscle through better with this unit. But I am deeply disappointed that the AirMini did not work for me.
Written by MERIDALUV, Los Angeles, CA USA -2019-09-25
Machine and hose is loud!
Written by Rmaroni, Geoy -2019-08-24
Bought this little gem because I am traveling a lot and I love it! So wonderfully tiny. Fits in my hand. Thought I would miss the humidifier, but I only experienced dryness 1 time and the rest has been perfect!!! The mask is spectacular because once you get it just right there is an extra magnetic opening to get in and out without redoing the tightness. Also, it’s the only headgear that stays put and doesn’t pull my hair; it is perfect for side sleepers too. Love it!
Written by Loretta B, Grapevine, tx -2019-07-08
Excellent service, good price
I have made several purchases from this company. All of my dealings with cpapXchange have been exceptionally efficient and professional. Shipping from them is faster than from a local company.
Written by boshersand, S Calif. -2019-05-09
Nice machine, but...
Nice machine, great small size, great app that runs it but totally unacceptable exhalation noise from the proprietary hose that comes with it. My Air sense 10 is so quiet but with this thing I sound like Darth Vader breathing in bed. My wife can't sleep with it and neither can I so its going back. Sorry Resmed I had high hopes for the mini but the hose is a big deal breaker. Should be interchangeable with other Resmed machines especially since other brand masks are universal. Ironically the free mask has the universal hose coupler on the swivel and the quiet valve, but you have to throw that in the trash and use the ridiculously loud one to make this thing work with the proprietary mini hose. I called Resmed and they couldn't give me a work around so I guess I buy a machine from the competitor. Big mistake on what could have been a really great machine.
Written by rheko, -2019-02-20
Way too loud to sleep
Way too loud to sleep, complete garbage! DO NOT BUY
HUMIDX SYSTEM **** PLAIN AND SIMPLE
Written by NOLAN230, -2018-12-28
Fit for purpose.
Really like it. Wore it on a transatlantic flight and got 4 hours great sleep. I wouldn’t want to use it every night as my main CPAP but for travel it’s terrific.
Written by geoffreyutley, -2018-10-27
Great travel machine
Very compact and quite for such a small unit.
Written by schultzte-31837, -2018-05-01
It is loud, i couldnt sleep from the inhalation and exhalation noise it makes. Didn't meet my expectations for a $880 machine
Written by Jaydee1971, -2017-12-25
Too much noise
The machine itself is very quite. What generates too much sound is the humidifier exhaust valves upon inhalation and exhalation. I use n20 mask setup. If only i can return it i would. I hope resmed can make modification in its design to fix this. Otherwise the machine itself is very good.
Written by Jaydee1971, -2017-12-14
Auto set works perfect for me. Used it for 14 day vacation
Written by gmceneny1, -2017-09-17
I have used the AirMini now for 2 weeks and fine it very quiet at night , easy to use and very small. We travel often and don't want to hassle with my big Cpap machine . Thank you. Jackie
Written by rickandjackie81, Iowa -2017-07-28
I was hesitant to purchase this cpap machine since it is a non-returnable item. The built-in, waterless humidifier and blue-tooth capabilities, along with the machine size sold me on the purchase. I received the AirMini last week. After a few nights of trying both humidifying filters and different sizes of the pillows for the mask, I found the right combination last night. I love being able to use the blue-tooth on this machine and receive a report each morning with the AirMini app. This cpap is small and will be great for travel. It is so convenient to use compared to my F & P Icon. The people at cpapxchange are knowledgable and have always provided great customer service.
Written by LJCAWTHON, USA -2017-07-27