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Geniani Erie Humidifier Review – Good For Travel or Desktop?

Our Overall Rating:
Humidification Performance
Ease of Cleaning
Noise Level
Build Quality

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It doubles as a nightlight and can be used without activating the humidifying function.


  • It is very quiet when activated.

  • It is very easy to use and clean.

  • It is lightweight and small in size.


  • The output is extremely low.

  • It can’t turn off when the water level is low.


28 ml/h (our test result)







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Geniani Erie humidifier is quiet, portable, easy to use, and cheap to run. It can be used as a night light independently. However, it has a low mist output and is not going to humidify your whole room. As a travel or mini desktop humidifier, it may make you feel a bit better if you don’t mind placing it close to you.

Why you can trust this review: I purchased this Geniani Erie portable humidifier with our own money, took pictures, and spent two weeks testing it for its noise level, output, and humidification performance.

Although Geniani is not a widely recognized brand of humidifiers, their products have gained popularity on the market. Many people are interested in the Geniani Erie travel humidifier but are unsure if it lives up to its claims. Therefore, I purchased it and have written this review to assist you in making an informed decision.

Geniani Erie Humidifier Ratings Breakdown

Humidification Performance 7?

geniani erie output compare

I have tested a bunch of travel humidifiers and found that, with such a small size, the output of all these gadgets is low compared to standard-sized humidifiers. So, I didn’t expect this product to have good humidification performance initially.

In a 1-hour operational test, the output measured a mere 25 ml, which is quite low, even amongst other travel humidifiers. To put it in perspective, my Snow Mountain humidifier boasts an output of 73 ml, and my JISULIFE DONUT Mini Portable Humidifier outputs 30 ml.

geniani erie humidifier output-min

When I compare it with my Jisulife humidifier, I already found that its mist output is lower.

I also put two hygrometers in a room of 15m² (160 sq. ft) to test the performance.

As for the hygrometers, one is placed 0.3m away from the machine and the other is 2m away from it.

Starting with a baseline indoor humidity level of 50%, after 5 hours, the hygrometer 2 meters away showed no change, while the one closer to the device recorded a slight increase to 53% humidity. This modest improvement indicates that to benefit from this humidifier, it needs to be placed very close to the user.

Hence, if you hope this machine will bring you some relief, you should place it close to you. It will not have any significant effect on the indoor humidity level but it may bring you some humid air when you place it on the table while working.

Ease Of Cleaning 10?

geniani erie humidifier ease of cleaning

Thanks to its simple construction, this humidifier is very easy to clean. By screwing the top, I can take out the water tank and clean it. 

After one or two months, you need to replace the filter which is a small cotton cord. 

It is not allowed to be used with essential oils. According to the instructions, it is not advisable to use pure water, which is inconsistent with our common sense. 

The reason may be that the atomizer is on the top and pure water is more likely to form water droplets, and even block the atomization hole. (I got the answer from customer service from Jisulife, which is another portable humidifier that is recommended to use with clean tap or spring water.)

I have filled it with pure water and filtered water and found that it can create a stronger mist with filtered water.

When the atomizer is blocked, you can clean it with a cotton swab and citric acid.

Noise Level 10?

ModeSound Level(dB)

This mini humidifier is so quiet that you will hardly notice it, even if you are a light sleeper. The noise level is 38 dB in both continuous and intermittent modes according to my sound level meter, which is very low.

I used it at night for 3 days and have never been disturbed by it.

geniani erie humidifier noise level

Usability 9.3?

geniani erie humidifier review-usability

I have used a few portable humidifiers and have found that they don’t have complex functionalities. As for this Erie humidifier, it only has two mist modes and an extra nightlight function.

After installing the filter and connecting the USB cord to a 5W adaptor, it is ready to go.

By pressing the button once, the continuous mode is activated. The intermittent mode will activate if you press the button again. This humidifier comes with a built-in timer so that it can turn off automatically after 8 hours (we tested it).

However, it seems that it doesn’t have a water level sensor as many other models do. When I press the button again after an 8-hour operation, it will continue to produce mist, and the machine becomes a bit overheated when the water level is low. To prevent any possible issues, I stopped it.

So I suggest you refill this humidifier after an 8-hour operation. It is better to be safe than sorry.

If you want to turn on the night light, you can press the button for 3 seconds. Note that you can use it as a night light independently. 

I have recorded a short video to show you how to use it exactly.

Build Quality 9.5?

geniani erie humidifier review-build quality

Overall, it’s a solid humidifier. Both the water tank and power head are crafted from durable plastic, making setup and cleaning hassle-free. The only aspects that could use some tweaking are the port and the USB cable.

Warranty 9?

Honestly, they don’t provide information about the length of the warranty in their instruction manual. But I found the information on their official website.

The warranty is 1 year and you can extend it to 2 years if you register your product on their website during the first 14 days after the purchase.

What Set This Geniani Erie Humidifier Apart?

It can function independently as a nightlight

geniani erie humidifier review-nightlight

Many humidifiers feature an integrated nightlight, but it only operates when the humidification function is active. This means you can’t use it if the air is already humid enough.

However, this humidifier offers a nightlight function that works independently, making it a practical gadget throughout the entire year.

Low running cost

The wattage of the Erie humidifier is only 5W, making it an energy-saving gadget. Assuming you run it 24 hours per day and the local electricity price is 0.12 per kilowatt-hour, it will only cost you $0.432 per month.

Another cost is for filter replacement. If you use it frequently, you may need to replace it every month. Luckily, you can get it at an extremely low price. 

After each use, you can empty the water tank, take out the filter, and allow it to dry. It can prevent the growth of mold and mildew and extend its lifespan.

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Design and Sizing

geniani erie humidifier design
Mist ModeContinuous, Intermittent
ColorBlack, White
Size3.4 x 3.4 x 6 in
Tank Size0.25L
Weight0.55 lbs

This Geniani humidifier is remarkably compact, measuring just 3.4″D x 3.4″W x 6″H. To give you a clearer picture, I’ve compared it with a standard-size humidifier in the photo, so you can get a better sense of its size.

While it might not be as tiny as the Jisulife mini humidifier, it’s still sufficiently small to not take up much room in your luggage, making it an excellent option for travelers.

It comes in two colors: white and black. Each color is designed to blend seamlessly with your decor, ensuring a cohesive and stylish look that suits any interior design. You can use it as a desk humidifier as well.

Despite its water tank’s glass-like appearance, it’s actually made from PVC, offering durability without compromising on style.

The humidifier is controlled by a single button located on the side, making it straightforward to use. Additionally, it includes a USB port for convenient power access.


Price Range: $$$$$

Travel humidifiers are usually much cheaper than full-sized ones. This Erie humidifier also has a low price tag and the filter replacement is also affordable.

Other humidifiers to consider

If you want to look at other small humidifiers, you can also consider these two models.

For Higher Output

Pure Enrichment MistAire Studio Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

This model has a similar size but boasts an output that can reach as high as 77 ml.

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Pure Enrichment MistAire Studio Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier review

For Smaller Size

JISULIFE DONUT Mini Portable Humidifier

This humidifier is ideal for backpack travelers, as it can work with any water bottle, allowing you to save even more space.

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JISULIFE DONUT Mini Portable Humidifier review

Who Should Buy This Humidifier? 

GENIANI Portable Small Cool Mist Humidifier

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GENIANI Portable Small Cool Mist Humidifier review

The Geniani Erie humidifier, with its compact design, is an excellent choice for travelers. It’s also perfect for placing in your office to relieve dry skin during work.

However, the mist output is low, meaning that you can’t expect it to humidify your whole room. If you want to use it to relieve your dry skin or throat, you should place it very close to you.

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Liz Yang is the founder of Airsmartly. She has been working at home for a few years and realizes that the performance of the HVAC system plays such an important role in our life. She has tested more than 150 products in person, including humidifiers, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and ACs, and wants to share tips about using or troubleshooting these products with you. Her uncle is an HVAC expert with over 30 years of experience in the field, and often offers assistance when she is unsure how to handle a situation. He is also in charge of reviewing the articles on this site.

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