The unit is larger than most humidifiers and has a 300ml water capacity which should allow for longer operating times. I found it would work for several hours before turning itself off as it does when it detects the water reservoir is empty. It is made of wood effect plastic and has a dark oak appearance which is a pleasant change from the usual pine or bamboo design.
Operating the unit could not be easier. Detach the the body of the unit from the base, fill the unit with water to the indicated mark on the tank, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil, replace the top, plug in and switch on. There are just two buttons only. The right hand button controls the misting period and there are three modes of use: continuous misting, intermittent misting and Misting Off. The left hand button controls the light, one press turns it on and begins a 15 second cycles through the seven colours, press again to set the light to the current colour, a third press will switch the light off. It can be used with the light or diffuser running alone.
The diffuser is attractive and unobtrusive in appearance and should sit well in a home, office or clinical environment, the lighting is more subtle than most rivals I have used. The misting process is pleasant and can lift or give atmosphere to the room very quickly when used with the right oils. Be aware that due to the nature of the misting process some water may be precipitated around the device so do not locate it close to sensitive objects. This diffuser emits a large amount of mist, more so than most of the others I have tried, which is a good or bad thing according to your outlook.
Of the several diffusers I have experimented with this is one of the best as it simple to use, looks good and works well. It is a little less expensive than some which can only be for the good. The device is well made and seems robust and durable. It has a good running time between refills and produces plenty of mist. The price is good and it has attractive and understated good looks. For the current Amazon price of £24.99 it is a very worthwhile buy.
Good build quality
Good User Guide
Safety auto off feature
Seven light colours
No sample oil
Some adjacent water precipitation
No preset time modes