I have lost count on how many humidifiers we've tried out... probably around five or so. This TaoTronics TT-AH003 is similar to TaoTronics' other humidifiers in that it is easy to operate, runs very quietly, has low water protection, and has washable, reusable filters (all
I have lost count on how many humidifiers we've tried out... probably around five or so. This TaoTronics TT-AH003 is similar to TaoTronics' other humidifiers in that it is easy to operate, runs very quietly, has low water protection, and has washable, reusable filters (all important points for my wife and I). This one differentiates itself from the others by being both the most minimalist and the most aesthetically pleasing. There is no LED screen or multiple buttons like on the TT-AH001 and TT-AH006, nor is there even a knob like on TT-AH002. There is but a single button which sits flush with the body and cycles through low mist, high mist, and off. This thing puts out a good amount of mist even on the low setting so you probably won't need the high setting unless the air is super dry. Stylistically, this looks kind of like a teardrop shape with a white glossy body and a bit of transparent blue area on the side so you can see how much water is in the tank. This differs from most of TaoTronics other humidifiers in that usually their tanks are all semi-transparent. I never had a problem with how the others looked but I can definitely say this one is the most pleasing to the eye. There is an LED light in the base which lines up with this transparent strip to help make the water level more visible. This light can be turned off by holding the power button down for three seconds. This is called night mode, but really that little bit of light wasn't anywhere near distracting enough to keep us awake. There is a detachable nozzle on top which cannot be aimed. To adjust which direction the mist is flowing the whole humidifier needs to be turned. While not as convenient as turning a little nozzle, it's really no big issue as this thing looks great at any angle. It just makes me wonder why they bothered to make that nozzle detachable as it doesn't seem like having it detach serves any purpose. The water tank holds 2.5 liters, or around 0.66 gallons, making it the smallest tank in the TaoTronics humidifier line up by a full liter. I'd say that's probably the one downside to this machine in comparison to the others. Of course, if the reduced size of tank somehow permitted the ability to fill it in a shallow sink they I wouldn't even consider it a downside, but unfortunately it still needs to be filled in a deep sink so there's still no getting out of making our way to the kitchen sink whenever we need to refill. It's not so bad, though, as even a 2.5L tank will last all night. If you like simple, stylish, and quiet then you can't go wrong with this humidifier.