ResMed AirMini: First Look At A New Mini CPAP Machine

ResMed AirMini CPAP Machine

Here is an image provided courtesy of ResMed, that shows the scale of the AirMini.

ResMed has recently released new information about a new product: the AirMini CPAP machine and an AirMini mask.

Designed to be extremely convenient for travelling, it appears that it will be the smallest CPAP machine available when it's released. No news has been shared yet about when it will be available, but sign up for our newsletter and we will keep you updated on its release date.​

ResMed is actually holding a drawing where you have the chance of winning the AirMini, click here for more information.

​While we wait for more information from ResMed, feel free to read our article about the current best travel CPAP machines. The popularity for mini CPAPs has increased significantly in recent years due to the technological improvements made by CPAP manufacturers.

One of the better options right now that the ResMed AirMini is looking to overtake is the HDM Z1 CPAP. With a small form factor and integrated battery compartment, it is a fantastic all-in-one travel CPAP option. ResMed certainly has more of a market share in the CPAP industry, so it'll be interesting to see how well the AirMini can perform.

ResMed AirMini Details: What We Know So Far

​According to the giveaway details, prize winners will receive either the AirFit F20 mask, AirFit N20 mask, or an AirMini Mask Pack. From this information, it appears the AirMini will continue to use standard CPAP hose sizes so you can use your favorite CPAP mask (hint: ours is the AirFit N20).

It will be interesting to see how they design the new AirMini​ mask to conform to a "travel size" while also being comfortable to use.

How Small Is the ResMed AirMini?

While no exact dimensions have been shared, it appears to be the length of an iPhone, and the width of a carrot. The carrying case looks to be just a bit bigger than a wallet length and width wise. Very easy to stuff into carry-on luggage. It'll be interesting to see if they release a shorter hose, and to see how they handle the delicate nature of masks.​

AirMini Giveaway

To help promote their new CPAP machine, ​ResMed is running a giveaway, and here are the details:

  • ​10 weekly winners will get a $50 gift card (announced every Tuesday)
  • You can enter again every Tuesday for this promotion
  • Each weekly entry puts you in the running for the Grand Prize drawing
  • Grand Prize is a AirMini and a $1000 gift card
  • Promotion runs until April 23rd, 2017

You MUST have a current CPAP prescription as of 3/12/2017 ready to present if you are the grand final winner. Contest is only open to residents of the US and D.C.

Questions And Answers

Q. Will my current mask fit the mini CPAP?​

A. If you have a mask that takes a standard sized hose, you will be able to continue to use it. We recommend the ResMed AirFit N20 mask as it is smaller than the full faced F20 mask.

Q. Does it have a humidifier?

A. From the information released so far, it does not appear to come with a humidifier option. In our opinion, this is completely fine as it makes it more mobile and travel friendly, and also easier to maintain. For those who absolutely must have a humidifier, there is a small CPAP machine called the Apex that offers an optional heated humidifier.

Q. Can I go through airport security with the ResMed AirMini?

A. Yes, you can take any CPAP machine with you through airport security. TSA is well aware of these machines by now and you are actually granted unique carry-on permissions if you choose to travel with a CPAP machine in a separate bag. For more information, you can read information directly from the TSA and traveling with a CPAP.

Q. What is the price of the ResMed AirMini CPAP?

A. You can purchase the AirMini for $999. It comes in 3 different bundle packs, either with the P10 mask, N20 mask, or the F20 mask.​

We're interested in hearing your thoughts regarding this new mini CPAP machine. I'm personally excited as I do find it to be a bit cumbersome trying to travel with a full sized AirSense 10, but that's because I try to travel as light as possible. The size of the AirMini looks very promising and I certainly hope it can provide useful CPAP therapy for such a small device. What are your thoughts on this new product? Let us know in the comments!

Leave a Comment:

Dana Jenkins says last year

I would love a mini CPAP but it must come with a heated humidifier. Why the current crop of travel CPAP’s don’t have small humidifiers is beyond me.

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    Austin says last year

    While I agree that I much prefer a humidifier, not everyone likes them, so I think it’s just easier for them to keep the design smaller and simpler to not include it.

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    Doris says last year

    The reason there is no tiny humidifier is that the amount of water and size of tank and equipment needed for heated humidification for a full night is not physically possible to be made much smaller than it currently is.

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RS says last year

Ive just taken delivery of an Resmed AirMini and Im returning it for a refund. There is no battery available, and worse, it is 24V not 12v and uses a proprietry plug so you cannot use any other suppliers battery or cigarette lighter adapter. Astonishingly, the plug pack does not even come with a range of plug types so you would have to carry a set of adapters. Also very annoying is it comes with a proprietry socket for their own hose so will not take a standard hose. and wait, only one of three masks will fit onto the adapter on the other end of the hose! The AirMini, required hose pack and compulsory nasal pillow mask cost just over £1000! I cannot see any advantage over the Transcend unit with battery.. very hyped up launch but this is NOT a travel CPAP

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    Austin says last year

    Sorry to hear about your experience with it! I think ResMed is taking a gamble making it so proprietary, but they have such a large share of the market, it’s possible they’re doing this to drive out some of the other competition by forcing use of their other products. You might want to send them an email regarding adapters, though, as they could be coming out with additional accessories.

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    Doris says last year

    The advantage over the Transcend is size (AirMini is smaller), and the fact that if any pressure change is needed, the AirMini can be programmed by any qualified technician, but the Transcend can only be programmed by the dealer that originally provided it.

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