Published June 25, 2020
The first half of what seems to be the longest year in our lives is about to end. “What a relief!” Most would say. But as we enter the cold weather months, we also welcome an old nemesis in dry air.
Dry air is damaging to your body, plain and simple. It can be harmful to your eyes, skin, and even your respiratory tract. Cold winter air is much drier than hot summer air, as it holds much less moisture.
Soon it will have you hunched over at your desk with sinuses as dry as the desert. Yes, it can do that (No, not literally). But don’t you worry, your friendly neighborhood humidifier is here.
Humidifiers, used responsibly, can combat the effects of dry air by injecting moisture back into your environment. They come in many shapes and sizes, but here is a list of the best desktop humidifiers in 2020:
$18.99 on Amazon
The first thing you notice about this product is its sleek design. It has a unique, eye-catching teardrop shape. This frame is fantastic for holding a large capacity of water (500mL).
This diffuser is extremely quiet when working. And speaking of working, it can run for up to 8 full hours.
If you enjoy playing around with lighting, it comes with 7 LED light colors. These are adjustable between bright and dim modes. It also comes with set timers for ON, 1, 3, and 6 hours, respectively.
VicTsing 150ml Essential Oil Diffuser
$16.99 on Amazon
Many modern humidifiers have incorporated humidifiers with essential oil diffusers, and VicTsing has done a great job with this product. This product packs a massive punch for its small body, capable of humidifying a 20-30 m² room. Because of its minute frame, it holds much less water (150mL) than the last product.
It comes with two different mist settings to control the humidity output:
- High Mist (25-40 mL/hour for 3-6 hours)
- Sleep Mode (15-30 mL/hour for 5-10 hours)
This BPA-free product also comes with a comfortable sleep mode. With one press of the SLEEP button, you activate a no light, low mist setting, which lasts for 5-10 hours.
$15.99 on Amazon
This URPOWER new version is quite an upgrade from the last version. It’s much more powerful than its predecessor, being able to emit more mist for 6 hours. It can fit comfortably on any desktop. The trade-off for this is that it’s only able to hold 100mL of water.
This little guy is a perfect fit for newbies in the humidifier realm. It’s a straightforward product, capable of injecting moisture and sweet scents into the air.
This product is an absolute all-star in customer reviews with over 44,000 on Amazon. Additionally, it seems like the customer service for this product backs up its reputation too.
$26.99 on Amazon
Classic. That’s one word you can slap on to this product. You can vividly see the Japanese touch of this company through its products. Wonderfully designed, this humidifier not only makes the air better but adds to the aesthetics of the space too.
The premium eco-friendly materials and state-of-the-art production make for a product of exquisite build quality. Capable of holding 300 mL of water, it can last ten whole working hours.
It also comes with the same four timer settings in ON, 1, 3, and 6-hour timers. To boot, it comes with two mist density control settings to fit your liking.
$16.88 on Amazon
You might skip through this product because of its name, but wait one moment. This portable humidifier is quite flexible, as you can use it practically anywhere. Although small, its water tank can hold 200 mL of water.
Built into its small frame is a powerful battery which you can charge with your computer or mobile phone through the USB power port. Capable of lasting 16 full hours, it also comes with 7 LED light colorways.
And you want simple? You can’t get simpler than one-button control.
“One-button control?!” Yes! One-button control for everything.
$21.99 on Amazon
Is that a humidifier or furniture? It can be a little bit of both. VicTsing seems to have a fantastic framework in making humidifiers and diffusers. With a wood grain finish, this product stands out as much as it blends in. It comes in three different shades of wood brown to suit your tastes.
In terms of features, they’re almost identical to the ASAKUKI product I mentioned earlier. Specifically, it has the same two mist settings, as well as the four power options.
At maximum capacity, it can last for 10 hours with a water tank capacity of 300 mL.
About The Author
Terrence Tan Ting is an industrial engineer by profession but a full time writer by passion. He loves to write about a wide range of topics from many different industries thanks to his undying curiosity.