Satechi USB Portable Humidifier Works with a Water Bottle

Humidifiers can help relieve a stuffy nose and break up mucus so you can cough it up. They help ease problems caused by dry indoor air: dry sinuses, itchy dry skin, and chapped lips.

When you think of a typical humidifier, you likely picture a large device that you fill with water and plug in. But not anymore. Enter the Satechi USB Portable Humidifier.

Satechi USB Portable Humidifier

This cool little gadget attaches to most water bottles and gets power via a USB cable. Whether you’re at home, in the car, at the office, or traveling, the Satechi USB Portable Humidifier just needs a water bottle and a USB port to provide moisture to your immediate area. Using cold water, you can also use it as a mister during hot days. The device doubles as an aroma diffuser using liquid fragrances or oils. Check it out in the video below.

Satechi Portable USB Humidifier ($29.99) | Amazon

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