I absolutely adore this little humidifier! I have a couple of the bigger, full sized humidifiers already, but I've never had to use one when out of town. My family went on vacation for a week in a very dry climate and after one day my kids were having problems with their sinuses. We waited a day to see if it would get better, but the next day they were worse and I had it too. I found a local store knowing I didn't want to buy yet another big humidifier, or lug it around back home. I came across this little guy and without question I bought it. It was the only compact size, and I knew my kids would go crazy over the cute little polar bear! I guess I was right....I got back to the hotel and showed my kids who were SO excited it blew me away! They had to start using it immediately, so we filled it up, they played for a while with its adjustments (warm, cold, intensity of the mist) while I sat in awe of the complete lack of noise that came from it. If you're debating on buying this product, please keep in mind that it's not meant to be full sized.