I try and only review things that I actually use or have a need for and I’ve put off reviewing an essential oil diffuser as I never really needed one as my wife likes those little plug in ones but it recently died and it just so happens Aennon asked me to review their latest product which is an essential oil diffuser so it all worked out. The oil diffuser is wireless meaning it has a rechargeable battery in it so no need for a power cord, but best of all it charges right over USB with a very standard microUSB cable. The diffuser has timer settings and aroma intensity settings and in my time with it I’ve found it works great. One bottle of oil lasts over a month and that’s using it everyday and the battery life is decent as well. All in all not a bad product really. Read on to learn more…
Specifications and Features
Once you get everything unpacked you’ll find the diffuser itself, microUSB cable AC USB power adapter like what comes with most cellphones, empty bottle, user guide and a spare rubber gasket.
The unit is made of plastic but it looks very nice, it’s nicely done and finished well. It’s a glossy off white color with a sliver band across the middle and a logo on the front in silver or gray as well. It’s about 3.5 inches tall and about 3.5 inches wide at it’s widest point at the base as it does have a cone shape where it’s thinner at the top and wider at the bottom. Aesthetically this diffuser looks very nice, it would be fine in the home or office.
On the top of the diffuser is the control panel and the diffusing outlet is at the top, it looks like a metal circle. There are two buttons for mode and timer. The mode button is for aroma intensity where it has three modes for 30, 60 and 90 seconds meaning it will spray for those amounts of time and then it will go off for 120 seconds. Example would be that it spray the aroma for 30 seconds and then shuts off for 120 seconds and then spray again for 30 seconds and keeps repeating the cycle. There are three small puff or wisp like symbols below the diffuser outlet that will light up to let you know which mode is on. The timer button is used to have the diffuser automatically turn off after a set amount of time if you want, you can choose from 1, 2 or 4 hour settings or it can be in continuous mode where it won’t shut off until you turn it off or it runs out of oil. There are 1, 2 and 4 markings as well that will light up to let you know visually the timer mode you’re in. The last thing is a battery indicator, it’s lights up red when charging and green when charged and it let’s you know when the battery is low by flashing red.
On the back at the bottom is a rubber flap or door that open up to reveal the power switch and microUSB charging and power port.
The bottom has three rubber non-slip feet and it twist off fully so you can install your bottle of essential oil. The bottle is easy to install, it just twists into place.
The oil does seem to last a very long time. I’ve had it for a few days shy of one month and I’ve been using it virtually everyday since it arrived to test it and that’s a mixture of being on all day and then on just while I’m awake and as of now I have a 1/4 of the bottle left. I can safely say that if you fill up the bottle it should last more than one month, which I think is very good and cost effective. I should note that I used it on the middle or 60 second aroma intensity setting.
As far as the actual scent, it all depends on your settings as to how strong it is. I found it’s best to put it near a heating vent so when the furnace comes on the air will help to spread the aroma around the room. You don’t have to of course as right now my furnace is no longer on since it’s almost 80F here right now, I just have it sitting on top of my movie shelving across the room and I can smell the scent faintly.
For battery life, it all depends how you use it. I charged it on a Saturday afternoon and just left it running non-stop all day and night and it lasted until Tuesday mid-morning before the battery died and it needed recharging. I got about three full days of use out of it being on all the time. Using it just during the day on average of about eight hours per day I got about a week of use before having to recharge it. You also have the option of just leaving it plugged in so you don’t have to worry about charging or you could plug it into your computer. I do like the fact that that it’s USB powered as it gives you more options and it doesn’t have some proprietary power adapter. USB powered let’s me use anything really to power it, any microUSB cable should work fine and any USB adapter should work as well for power and charging.
The Aennon aroma diffuser is well made and it’s very aesthetically pleasing, it would fit in either an office of home setting equally well.
The ability to set the timer and intensity settings is welcome so you don’t have to worry about.
Battery life is decent in my opinion, but it all depends on what you have it set on as to how long the battery will last.
All in all I do like this product but it has two issues in my opinion. The first one is the price, I just think it’s a bit too high, but then again I don’t have much experience with these. I did do some other price comparisons and there are many, many choices that are much lower priced for wireless and rechargeable aroma diffusers but I can’t say anything to their quality. There are many more that are priced above this one from Aennon as well, so I’m not sure as to the price as to where it really should be. It’s just my opinion here, take it as you may.
The second issue I have is the hissing sound it makes when it’s dispensing or diffusing the oil, I think it’s a bit loud. It’s not bad if there’s noise in the room but for example I’m watching a movie and I can plainly hear the hissing of it from across the room. My kids and wife have commented on it as well saying it’s rather annoying, again it all depends on the noise level in the room you have it. At night when trying to sleep I’ve had to turn it off as I’m a light sleeper and it was really annoying me. This is subjective though, I have it here across the room while I’m working and after a while I don’t even notice it going off.
The third sort of issue I have is that it didn’t come with any oils, I had to go out and buy some, which is a non-issue really as most don’t come with them anyway, but it just needs to be noted that you will need to buy oils to use with this.
+Decent battery life
+USB powered and rechargeable battery
+Oil lasts for days and days
+Seems well made overall
-Price seems a little high
-A bit too loud for my tastes
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