Best Portable Nebulizer Machines of 2021

Respiratory Therapy Tips

Nebulizers are an essential part of managing respiratory conditions, such as asthma, COPD, bronchitis, and more. At The Oxygen Concentrator Supplies Shop, we offer a wide variety of home and portable nebulizers to help with these conditions. So, here is our list of some of the best portable nebulizer machines of 2021.

FeaturesPhilips Respironics InnoSpire Go Portable Mesh NebulizerFLYP Portable Handheld Mesh NebulizerDeVilbiss Traveler Portable Compressor Nebulizer SystemSunset Healthcare Mini Portable Mesh Nebulizer
WeightLess than 4 oz4 oz1.5 pounds2.6 oz
Treatment Time4 minutes5 minutesLess than 10 minutesAbout 10 minutes
Sound Level5 decibels5 decibels5 decibels5 decibels
Battery Duration120 minutes70 minutes45 minutes90 minutes
Warranty2 years3 years3 years1 year

Philips Respironics InnoSpire Go Portable Mesh Nebulizer

innospire go neb

The Philips Respironics InnoSpire Go is one of the most popular nebulizer machines among our customers. Its lightweight, portable design makes it ideal for home or also on-the-go use. Secondly, the one-button design makes starting therapy simple, and an LED ring alerts you of the unit’s status. The mouthpiece is completely detachable, so it’s very easy to clean. In addition, a fully charged battery can provide up to 30 treatments.

Current Price: $188.00

Dimensions

2.75 x 1.75 x 5.30

Particle Size

 <5 microns

Medicine Cup Capacity

8 ml

Battery Type

Lithium-Ion rechargeable; not removable

Features & Benefits

As mentioned, the InnoSpire Go weighs approximately 4 ounces, so it is extremely lightweight and portable. As a result, it has been approved by the FAA for in-flight use, making it ideal for family vacations or business trips. Treatments are whisper-quiet and also take only 5 minutes. Furthermore, its minimal parts result in minimal maintenance and cleaning.

Our Verdict

This is one of the most convenient nebulizers available. Portable and easy to use, the Philips Respironics InnoSpire Go is certainly ideal for children and adults managing respiratory conditions on their own. 

FLYP Portable Handheld Mesh Nebulizer

Flyp Portable Mesh Nebulizer

The Flyp Portable Mesh Nebulizer uses HypersoniQTM technology. As a result, it delivers effective and quiet treatment every time. Secondly, the vibrating mesh inside the handheld nebulizer turns liquid medicine into an ultra-fine mist that penetrates deep into the lungs for an efficient and effective treatment. The Flyp also features minimal parts, which makes maintenance and cleaning extremely convenient.

Current Price: $190.00

Dimensions

1.1″ x 4.7″ x 2.1″

Particle Size     

<4 microns

Medicine Cup Capacity

6 ml

Battery Type

Lithium-Ion rechargeable; not removable

Features & Benefits

As with other portable nebulizers, the Flyp also offers a lightweight, compact design. The magnetic mouthpiece easily folds into the unit and therefore allows users to slide the device into their pocket. A fully charged battery provides approximately 14 treatments. The Flyp nebulizer is also FAA-approved for use during commercial flights.

Our Verdict

The Flyp is truly a pocket portable nebulizer. In addition, the extra-fine mist makes treatments fast and easy no matter where you are.

DeVilbiss Traveler Portable Compressor Nebulizer System

devilbiss traveler portable compressor nebulizer system

The DeVilbiss Traveler is a portable compressor nebulizer machine. Unlike other portable units, this device uses an air compressor and traditional nebulizer tubing & mouthpieces to deliver treatment. Although it is heavier than the other units on this list (it weighs in at 1.5 lbs.), the Traveler is durable and offers a three-year manufacturer warranty.

Current Price: $109.99

Dimensions

3.34″ x 2.2″ x 3.8″

Particle Size     

<5 microns

Medicine Cup Capacity

6 ml

Battery Type

Lithium-Ion rechargeable

Features & Benefits

The universal design of the Traveler allows patients to use any nebulizer tubing and mouthpiece with the device. The DeVilbiss Traveler also includes filters to help trap dust and other particles from getting into the machine and medicine cup. Lastly, this nebulizer machine not only includes a rechargeable battery, but also AC and DC power cords making it truly portable enough to use anywhere.

Our Verdict

The versatile DeVilbiss Traveler Portable Compressor Nebulizer System can be used at home or also even on the goIn addition, the universal design lets you use virtually any disposable or reusable nebulizer tubing. 

Sunset Healthcare Mini Portable Mesh Nebulizer

Sunset Mini Nebulizer

Lastly, the Sunset Mini Mesh Nebulizer is one of the smallest devices we offer. It is truly portable, weighing less than 4 oz and is powered by either AA batteries or USB cable. The vibrating mesh disk used to mist the medicine is built into the medicine cup, so the unit is very easy to clean. 

Current Price: $139.00

Dimensions

78 x 41 x 73 mm

Particle Size     

<5 microns

Medicine Cup Capacity

8 ml

Battery Type

Uses 2 AA (alkaline)

Features & Benefits

The small footprint and lightweight nature of the Sunset Medical Mini Nebulizer are certainly ideal features for on-the-go respiratory therapy. In addition, a useful indicator light on the device alerts users to the device’s status, and the simple one-button operation makes it ideal for all patients.

Our Verdict

The compact size makes the Sunset Healthcare Mini Portable Mesh Nebulizer highly portable. It is versatile enough to be used with either a mouthpiece or face mask. Choose battery power for on-the-go use or also the USB power cord for home. This is certainly a good nebulizer for kids 5 years and older. 

Portable Nebulizer Machine Buying Guide

In addition to the list above, there are many portable nebulizers to choose from. Here are some things to consider when purchasing a portable nebulizer machine.

Type of Nebulizer Machine

Tabletop Nebulizer Systems – Many portable nebulizers, such as the DeVilbiss Traveler are perfect for use on a desktop or tabletop. When not in use, they can be conveniently stored or packed away.

Handheld Nebulizer Systems – Handheld models are the most common options when considering portable nebulizer treatment. They are lightweight, store easily, and also have rechargeable batteries that allow them to be used anywhere. 

Treatment Method

Compressor Nebulizers – some portable units use air compressors to help deliver medication.

Mesh Nebulizers – these portable nebulizer machines use vibrating mesh discs to help aerosolize medication and also help it travel deeper into the lungs.

Speed of Medication Delivery

How quickly the medication can be administered varies from different types of nebulizers. For instance, medication delivery can range from 4 to 10 minutes.

Operating Noise Level

A noisy nebulizer can be frustrating and in some instances, embarrassing. So, be sure to check decibel levels to find models that perform quietly.

Price and Warranty Period

One of the most obvious things to consider when making a nebulizer purchase is finding one that meets your specific needs while staying inside of your budget.

Additionally, a longer warranty period will help protect your device from defects down the road, reducing the cost of repairs or replacements. 

Who Needs a Portable Nebulizer Machine?

Nebulizers are a suitable treatment for anyone with respiratory illnesses such as asthma, COPD, and more.

How Often Can I Use a Portable Nebulizer Machine?

You can typically use a nebulizer either three or four times a day, depending on your needs. Also, it’s important to follow your doctor’s recommendations and your prescription for dosing.

Is a Portable Nebulizer Covered by My Insurance?

Many health insurance policies will cover a nebulizer. So, be sure to check with your insurance provider for more details. The Oxygen Concentrator Supplies Shop does not accept insurance, but we encourage our customers to submit their purchases to their providers for potential reimbursement.

Are There any Side Effects from Using a Portable Nebulizer?

Common side effects may include sneezing or stuffy nose, coughing or mild wheezing. 

If you’d like to learn more about portable nebulizers, or have additional questions about a specific model, be sure to contact our knowledgeable customer care team. Give us a call at 888-941-1688 or also email contact@oxygenconcentratorsupplies.com for more information.