Water Bottle Humidifier

Water Bottle Humidifier Picture

Dry air causes a world of discomfort, and while in some areas this is an issue which only affects people during winter, others are confronted with it all year long. Humidifiers are the only devices that can help effectively raise moisture and prevent itchy skin, chapped lips, or clogged sinuses, and they come in numerous shapes, forms, and sizes. Perfect for small spaces and ingeniously portable, water bottle portable humidifiers present a convenient manner to raise humidity levels indoors.

Top 11 Water Bottle Humidifiers Compared

1. Boneco 7146

Boneco 7146 Water Bottle Humidifier

Built to provide comfort no matter where you are, this Boneco product goes perfectly on your nightstand, desk, coffee table, or wherever else you want to place it. It is incredibly compact in size, measuring 2.6 inches by 4.4 inches by 3 inches, and weighs a mere 0.66 pounds, so its transportability is out of the question.


Even though it is incredibly small in size, one thing no one can deny is that it can get quite impressive performance-wise. The maximum water bottle size it can accept is 0.5 liters, and it is able to output a maximum of 1 gallon of moisture into the air over a 24-hour timespan. It is recommended for spaces of up to 215 square feet, which means that you can trustfully use it in an office, a hotel room, or a small bedroom.

Mention-Worthy Details:

  • Comes with a travel bag where you can neatly place it to transport it more easily.
  • Comes with an adapter that lets you use bottles up to 0.5 liters in size with it.
  • Features variable output that allows you to choose just how much moisture it will release.
  • A red LED displays when it runs out of water so that you know and replace the bottle or refill it.
  • Automatically switches off when there is no water left.


Due to the adapter which it features, the humidification raising device becomes compatible with water bottles of varying sizes, the maximum that it can handle being 0.5 liters or 17 ounces. Thus, you have your pick when it comes to what type of water bottle you can insert in the device, which adds to the versatility in use of the Boneco.

What We Like

  • Full control over how much moisture it releases
  • Cleaning brush included handle upkeep more easily
  • Easy to use and position properly


Easy and safe to use, the Boneco makes for the perfect travel companion to anyone who is preoccupied with maintaining proper humidity levels to avoid clogged sinuses, dry skin, and other unpleasant outcomes of dry indoor air.

2. PerfectAire PAU1

PerfectAire PAU1 Water Bottle Humidifier

The Micro Mist technology the PerfectAire uses ensures that through the release of fine cool mist into the air, humidity levels will rise quickly. Evidently, as it is a travel system, its size is ingeniously compact, measuring 4 inches by 4 inches by 5.5 inches so that it won’t take up a lot of space in your bag and transport to be hassle-free.

It is compatible with 12 to 24-ounce water bottles, and over the span of a day, it can release up to 0.95 gallons of moisture into the air, which means that it releases approximately 5 ounces of mist per hour. On average, it provides 2-6 hours of continuous runtime depending on the mist output setting you select and the capacity of the water bottle inserted.

When the time comes to refill the bottle, a LED indicator will light up to let you know. It allows you to set the desired mist output by simply turning the dial knob to the level you desire. When it comes to backing, the manufacturer covers it during the first year after you make the purchase, so repairs are handled free of charge.

What We Like

  • Can provide up to 6 hours of runtime
  • LED indicator lets you know when the water bottle needs to be refilled
  • Dial knob mist output adjustment makes it user-friendly

What We Dislike

  • Some users state that refilling is required too often
  • Some users report that it sometimes tips over


Compact and easy to use, the PerfectAire is a great travel buddy for health-conscious people who want to upkeep proper humidity wherever they go. Able to release up to 5 ounces of moisture per hour and compatible with 24-ounce bottle, it is one of the more reliable options on the market right now.

3. CLBO Ultrasonic Mini

CLBO Ultrasonic Mini Water Bottle Humidifier

A portable solution for solving dry air that might come at a heftier price than other models but one that is understandable nonetheless considering the performance it provides, the CLBO is an entry that managed to impress us. It accepts a 1.5-liter or 0.4-gallon bottle to be attached to it, and as the maximum mist output you can select for it is 90 milliliters per hour, you won’t have to worry about refilling it with water before approximately 16 hours pass.

If you consider this mist output to be too high, you can take advantage of the dial knob it features to adjust this setting to your personal preference. When it does deplete of water, to make sure that overheating or other damaging events don’t occur, it automatically turns off. Another mention-worthy aspect regarding its operation is that it produces less than 25 decibels when it runs, so you will barely hear it when it is turned on.

What We Like

  • When it runs, it produces less than 25 decibels
  • When no more water is detected, it turns off on its own
  • Features a dial knob that you turn to control mist output as you please

What We Dislike

  • Not the best price to quality ratio
  • Some customers reported operational issues after a few months of use


It might not be the cheapest entry you’ll encounter, but it is worth taking into consideration as a viable option due to the fact that it uses the ultrasonic technology to disperse cool mist into the air, making the environment feel perfect from the humidity point of view.

4. Pure Enrichment MistAire PEHUMINI-2

Pure Enrichment MistAire PEHUMINI-2 Water Bottle Humidifier

The perfect travel companion for people who are aware of the dangers of low humidity levels, this Pure Enrichment entry is one worth the money as it delivers a 2.7-ounce moisture output per hour, providing a healthy living environment in no time. It is recommended for use in spaces and areas of up to 160 square feet.

The recommended bottle tank volume for it is 0.5 liters or 16.9 ounces, and it will provide approximately 6 hours of continuous runtime per bottle. It’s easy to set up and provides a whisper-quiet operation that ensures it won’t present a distraction, which means that you can set it up in your office or bedroom without worrying about noise.

There’s even a soft glow mood light that provides a soothing ambiance if you place it in the bedroom overnight. Furthermore, when the bottle runs out of water, it will automatically turn off to prevent overheating.

What We Like

  • Turns off on its own when the bottle is empty
  • Suitable for areas of up to 160 square feet
  • Instant dry air relief granted by its 2.7-ounce moisture output per hour

What We Dislike

  • Some customers find the mood light to be a bit too bright
  • A bit more expansive than other entries


With a runtime of approximately 6 hours per bottle and able to cover areas of up to 160 square feet, the Pure Enrichment makes for the ideal travel companion for those aware of the importance of a balanced humidity level indoors.

5. Hunter QLS03

Hunter QLS03 Water Bottle Humidifier

Compatible with 20-ounce bottles of water, the Hunter is perfectly suited for small rooms and it is able to produce up to 0.5 gallons of cooling mist per day. There are 10 different designs that you can pick between when it comes to the coloring of its exterior so that it will match the décor of the room you intend to use it in. As there are no filters to replace with it, maintenance won’t be costly at all, which is good news in the long run.

It lacks features that higher-ranked products come with, like an automatic shut-off when it runs out of water or a low water indicator, but this is a reasonable downside considering the cheap asking price and the fact that it outputs a decent amount of moisture per day. What it does come with is a dial knob that allows you to control its mist output to your specific need or preference.

What We Like

  • As there are no filters to replace, maintenance won’t be costly
  • Maintains a quiet operation throughout
  • There is a total of 10 different color options to pick between design-wise

What We Dislike

  • Lacks smart features that other devices come with, like an automatic shut-off or a low water indicator
  • Some complained that customer service staff were not helpful when responding to their requests


It might not be the most modern entry on the market, but it’s one worth acquiring as it does a more than wonderful job at raising humidity levels to upkeep a healthy environment for you to be in.

6. Sense Magic

Sense Magic Water Bottle Humidifier

The fine mist produced by the Sense Magic helps increase indoor humidity in a safe and convenient manner. It uses adaptors so that it fits most water bottles, and it is quite easy to disassemble come cleaning time. Thus, upkeep is completely hassle-free. It features a control knob that you turn to adjust mist output as you like, so you are granted full control over its operation.

Another neat feature it boasts is the 360-degree rotating mist spout that ensures an even coverage of the room you place it in. Furthermore, expect it to cover raising humidity effectively when used in areas and spaces of up to 100 square feet.

What We Like

  • Omnidirectional mist spout ensures an even coverage
  • Easy to disassemble for hassle-free cleaning
  • Affordable acquisition

What We Dislike

  • Some users reported leaks as time passed
  • Some users complained about its durability


As it adapts to fit most water bottles, the Sense Magic makes for quite a versatile on-the-go humidifier. Compact, easy to use, and quiet, it ensures proper humidity is maintained anywhere you go if you use it.

7. JoyLife ED-MH152B

JoyLife ED-MH152B Water Bottle Humidifier

Design-wise, it’s one of the more appealing entries on the market, its compact size ensuring you will be able to sneak it in your bags when you travel to enjoy proper humidity levels wherever you go – it measures a mere 5.5 inches by 3.5 inches by 5 inches. It might not be the most feature-rich entry on the market, but it does come with a few functions that make it worth acquiring.

First off, while it might lack an automatic shut-off when the water bottle empties, it does notify you of the occurrence as a red light turns on. Another highlight is that it comes with 2 bottle adapters that have different sizes so that you may opt for the bottle size that best suits your needs at that moment. It’s easy to clean, and it’s incredibly easy to use, allowing you to even adjust its humidity output from low to high as you like.

It maintains a whisper-quiet operation, so no matter if you use it in the nursery, bedroom, or office it won’t present a distraction. Furthermore, there is a 6-month warranty provided for it by the manufacturing company.

What We Like

  • It comes with 2 bottle adapters that differ in size
  • Red light turns on when there is no more water in the bottle
  • Maintains a whisper-quiet operation

What We Dislike

  • Some customers complained that it dropped in performance after a few months of use
  • Unlike other models, it doesn’t feature an automatic shut-off


A portable solution for keeping the air moist enough to ensure that it is safe to breathe, the JoyLife allows you to adjust its output to your preferences, all while maintaining a whisper-quiet, discrete operation.

8. Bell+Howell 8662

Bell+Howell 8662 Water Bottle Humidifier

Per bottle, this device is bound to provide up to 12 hours of continuous use. For it, you can use 0.6-liter bottles of water, and per day, it can output a maximum of 0.3 gallons of moisture. Price-wise, it is one of the most appealing entries yet, and its design doesn’t hurt either as it boasts a compact and convenient size. However, some customers have complained about its durability, which is something we must mention. But this isn’t the case for everyone, and as long as you take proper care of it, you shouldn’t have any issues of this sort.

It consumes little power to run, more precisely a mere 15.6 watts, and it produces less than 30 decibels, which means that you can even use it in the bedroom while you sleep without worrying it might bother you. Furthermore, its UV germicidal protection ensures the mist it releases does not contain health-threatening microorganisms.

What We Like

  • Produces less than 30 decibels when it runs
  • Maximum power consumption of 15.6 watts
  • Features UV germicidal protection which ensures the mist released isn’t harmful for your health in any way

What We Dislike

  • Not the most durable entry
  • Price can seem a bit high


As it ensures the mist it releases is free of any health threatening bacteria and germs, and it consumes little power to run, this is one of the most popular entries on the market. Sure, it might not be as durable as more expensive models are, but if you take proper care of it, you shouldn’t be faced with any issue.

9. Fancii FC-AM2PH

Fancii FC-AM2PH Water Bottle Humidifier

Even though it is a compact device, don’t let appearances fool you as it is a force to be reckoned with. It is compatible with 20-ounce water bottles and uses the PureMist technology to spray cool mist into the air delicately so that humidity levels are increased in a safe and natural manner.

The same technology is to thank for its quiet operation of less than 15 decibels which makes it perfect for use in a space where you need silence, like the office or bedroom.

It comes with a cable that you can use to run it, but it can be powered by 3 AA batteries as well if you want the advantage of cordless portability. One of its most appealing features is the timer function that can be set for 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours depending on your preference, a time span after which it turns off automatically to save battery power.

What We Like

  • Adjustable timer can be set for 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours of continuous run before it turns off
  • Can be powered with 3 AA batteries or by plugging it into a USB source using the included cable
  • Makes less than 15 decibels when it runs due to the PureMist ultrasonic technology it uses

What We Dislike

  • Features filters that need to be replaced, so you will spend a few bucks on it when maintenance work is due
  • There is a lot of hassle involved with using it


One of the most popular entries on this market and one of our favorites as well, it uses the PureMist technology to ensure proper moisture content into the air while keeping a silent operation.

10. Smart Frog Acquarius II

Smart Frog Acquarius II Water Bottle Humidifier

The Smart Frog Acquarius II is one of the most elegant entries on the market, but don’t fret as its moisture output matches the impeccable design. It can release approximately 20 milliliters of moisture into the air and seeing how it is compatible with 600-milliliter water bottles, you only have to replace the bottle or refill it once every couple of days if you run it continuously.

The size of its bottleneck connector is 30.5mm, and it also comes with a 28.5mm adaptor so that water bottle compatibility won’t be an issue. It can be powered in one of two ways – with the included USB cable connector or via 3 x AA batteries. It stays whisper quiet when it runs and releases cool mist so that it refreshes you when the weather gets hot.

As it features a non-slip bottom mat, it won’t leave scratches on the surface, and it will maintain a stable position throughout. To provide you with more control over its operation, it can be set to automatically turn off after 2, 4, or 6 hours of runtime. Furthermore, it is accompanied by a 1-year warranty against defects.

What We Like

  • Provides 3 timer setting modes – 2, 4, or 6 hours
  • Non-slip bottom mat ensures a stable position is kept at all times
  • 600-milliliter maximum water load

What We Dislike

  • Some users complained about water bottle compatibility issues
  • Not reliable in the long run


Elegantly designed yet able to provide a fierce humidification, the Smart Frog Acquarius II can output up to 20 milliliters of moisture per hour, and it comes at a cheap price that adds to its appeal.

11. HoMedics UHE-WB01A

HoMedics UHE-WB01A Water Bottle Humidifier

Portability is key when it comes to these humidifiers, and as it measures only 7.63” in length by 9.63” in width by 4.5” in height and weighs a mere 9.8 ounces, you won’t have trouble fitting the HoMedics UHE-WB01A in your bags and taking it with you wherever you go. It is compatible with standard 20-ounce bottles and can provide up to 9 hours of runtime to upkeep proper humidity levels.

It comes at a very cheap price which makes it one of the most accessible options on the market right now. Furthermore, there are no pads or filters to replace, so maintenance doesn’t actually cost you a thing.

As it features adjustable mist control, you choose at what pace it should increase moisture indoors. It stays whisper quiet when it runs, so you will barely notice it is turned on. Additionally, it automatically turns off when the water bottle empties to prevent damage and save on operational costs.

What We Like

  • Provides up to 9 hours of runtime when a 20-hour water bottle is used
  • Soundless motor ensures a quiet operation so that it won’t present a distraction
  • Automatic shut-off when the bottle empties

What We Dislike

  • If a quality water bottle is not used, you might be confronted with leaks
  • Some found its design to be flimsy


HoMedics is one of the more recognizable brands out there, and with the release of this compact humidification device, it manages to impress fans once again. Reliable, easy to use, and compatible with 20-ounce bottles, all while maintaining a cheap asking price, it is sure to cater to your needs.


How do I use it?

Although models differ from each other, their basic operation is mostly the same. The universal steps you must go through include to fill the humidifier or a bottle with water and attach it onto the base. Make sure that you don’t spill water on the plug or base. Press the ON button, and if the model you own doesn’t feature automatic shut-off when the water level is too low, keep an eye on it yourself. When the water is used up, simply refill it and follow the previous steps to restart it.

Warning: Even though these steps generally apply, it is best that you consult the instructions manual included with the acquisition to see if there are any major differences and proceed as explained in it.

Should I use filtered water?

Yes, it is preferable that you use filtered water for two reasons:

  1. You help prolong the lifespan of the unit as mineral deposits won’t build up all that fast or at all, depending on the filtration means you utilize. Moreover, routine cleaning will be less hassle and required considerably less.
  2. You ensure the mist released into the air doesn’t contain potentially health-threatening agents, thus preserving and even improving air quality in the room or space you use the humidifier.

Tip: Use a water distiller if you have hard water as it completely demineralizes the water. If high levels of chlorine or varying other contaminants are the issue with your tap water, then use a water filter pitcher as it is a financially convenient method to purify the water used specifically for the humidifier.

How do I keep it in a good condition?

Generally speaking, personal humidifiers are made for the long run, so even if you don’t do the needed routine maintenance on it, the unit is likely to work for years to come. However, to prolong its lifespan and benefit from its operation for as long as possible and to make sure the moisture it releases into the air isn’t contaminated, there are some routine tasks you must take up:

  • If your model features a filter, always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations in regards to changing or cleaning it as a dirty filter doesn’t properly clean the water and thus presents an air pollution issue.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations in regards to cleaning. Generally, it is best that you clean it daily and sanitize it more thoroughly using bleach or vinegar every couple of weeks.
  • Always unplug the unit before you start to clean it.
  • Clean it by wiping it with a damp cloth. Make sure to never submerge it in water.
  • Check for the parts to be dry before storage to prevent mold growth.
  • Use distilled water to prevent mineral build-up.


Whether you are looking for a humidity raising solution for where you are on the go or you simply need a device that is both easy to use and delivers sufficient moisture to cover a small area, a water bottle model is your best choice performance-wise and when it comes down to your finances.

If you want a complete product, the Boneco 7146 is the one we recommend the most as it not only outputs up to 1 gallon of moisture over a 24-hour time period, but because it comes with convenient features like a red LED light that shows it is running out of water, and variable output that you get to control.

Even though none of the entries on this market can be called expensive, if you want to save extra money on your purchase, the Hunter QLS03 is what you need. Not only does it come at a cheap price, but there is an impressive total of 10 design options to pick between, and it can produce up to 0.5 gallons of moisture per day, so it is worth the money from all points of view.