CPAP Product Reviews

Product Review: ResMed’s AirMini CPAP Machine

Although the ResMed AirMini Autoset Travel CPAP Machine may be small and compact, its features make it one that’s not easy to overlook.

Light Travel CPAP Machines

This popular, streamlined CPAP unit weighs in at just 0.66 lb. The lightweight accompanies the small size with the AirMini being small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

If you’re tech-savvy and love the convenience of apps, then you will be a fan of the AirMini smartphone app. The app allows you to track your therapy and adjust your settings regardless of if you’re at home or on-the-go. Another bonus? If you’re in the market for a travel CPAP machine, the AirMini is an overwhelmingly popular choice for frequent flyers or those who prefer to travel light.

Benefits of the AirMini

The AirMini is so popular among customers that 27% of AutoCPAP users selected this model! The machine is travel-friendly with numerous different CPAP mask and accessories options, comfort settings enhancements, and sleep therapy data access. What’s not to love?

Travel-Friendly

The AirMini was designed by ResMed with both portability and usability in mind. Are you traveling and sleeping on-the-go? Designers developed the AirMini specifically to make life on the road easier.

This impressive little CPAP offers many travel-friendly features:

  • FAA-Approved. The AirMini meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements, which means you can get it through security with ease. The icing on the cake? If you have a long flight, you can even use it on the plane if you disconnect the machine from Bluetooth before takeoff.
  • Compact Size. This mini CPAP machine measures at 5.4 inches long by 3.3 inches wide and just 2.1 inches tall. It’s easy to tuck inside a carry-on bag, backpack, or purse. It’s small enough to be discrete for users who might not want everyone to know they have a CPAP in tow.
  • Travel-Friendly Carrying Cases. The AirMini has an array of accessories to ease the travel worries. Carry and protect the AirMini and its components with the compact machine travel case, designed specifically to carry only the AirMini or the premium carry bag, designed for keeping everything in your CPAP kit together, including tubing and masks.
  • Built-In Humidification. To save on space and weight, the AirMini was designed with the waterless HumidX unit, which comes standard with the ResMed AirFit N20 and AirFit P10 masks. The humidification function is built into the mask tubing, offering users the ability to breathe moist air without needing to carry a bulky humidification chamber.

Minimal Sound

With a sound output level of 30 dBA, this travel CPAP is less than half as loud as a typical snore. Though not as whisper-quiet as a full-sized CPAP, the noise on the AirMini compares favorably with other machines in this size category. Customers have compared the sound to white noise. Many customers who’ve reviewed travel CPAPs say it’s quieter than the competitors’ travel-size machines, which is a plus in the benefits category.

Multiple Power Options

The AirMini is Universal AC Power compatible, which means it can be used when traveling internationally. You can also use a DC converter to plug this little CPAP into a DC power source such as a car cigarette lighter. In areas where there are no such hookups or wall outlets, such as when camping or backpacking, you can run the AirMini off of a Freedom Battery that’s paired with an inverter. If you decide to go the Freedom Battery route and you’re planning to go off-the-grid, also consider checking out a solar panel to take your CPAP therapy on-the-go!


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Sleep Therapy Data Access

To save space, ResMed decided against a display on the AirMini. However, it does use Bluetooth technology to connect to your smartphone. With the Bluetooth capability, you can download the AirMini app to view all of your sleep therapy data. Are you wondering how to connect your specific machine to the app? All you have to do is scan your machine’s barcode. From the app, you can update settings like pressure or EPR. You can also track your sleep score, usage hours, events per hour, and leak rate from the convenience of your smartphone all while you’re on-the-go!

Different CPAP Mask Options

The AirMini does not restrict you to a single style of mask. Four different types of ResMed masks (in all sizes) are compatible for use with this machine: the AirFit N20 (nasal mask), AirFit F20 (full face mask), AirTouch F20 (full face mask with an UltraSoft memory foam cushion included), and the AirFit P10 mask (nasal pillow mask). These options make it possible for a variety of users to benefit from the AirMini.

Comfort Settings

The AirMini also comes with some key comfort enhancements. The ramp feature allows you to gradually increase air pressure over the course of your sleep session. The Automatic Start|Stop function allows your therapy to begin as soon as you place the mask on your face and start breathing. Therapy stops automatically when you remove the mask. The pressure relief function has three settings for lower expiratory pressure. And a bonus? Users can adjust these settings themselves. The cherry on top? APAP or CPAP mode—your choice, depending on your therapy needs.

Possible Drawback of the AirMini

Now that we’ve discussed all the benefits of the AirMini, it’s time to uncover a possible drawback to ensure you’ve selected the ideal machine for you.

Not Whisper-Quiet

While the AirMini is a quiet machine especially compared to its other travel counterparts, it is not considered whisper-quiet so keep that in mind if that’s an important element to you.

Final Thoughts

The AirMini by ResMed is small, compact, lightweight, and easy to throw in your bag and go while traveling. Comfort settings like APAP or CPAP modes, a ramp setting, and a built-in humidification component in the tubing mask make it easy to carry a full CPAP kit on a vacation, an outdoor adventure, or a business trip.

The smartphone AirMini app saves on machine space while allowing users to view the machine’s settings and their sleep data from their Android or Apple iOS smartphones or tablets. Overall, the AirMini is a solid choice for the frequent traveler or outdoors person who wants the ability to comply with their therapy while on-the-go.


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