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11+ designs USB-powered portable humidifier

Korean design studio 11+ has created a portable humidifier with a transparent bottle, minimal monochrome packaging and a red USB charging cable (+ slideshow).

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

The Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+ weighs just 100 grams and is 15.5 centimetres tall.

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

"I believe that people can carry the Bottle Humidifier Mini wherever they go," said 11+ founder Keunha Kim. "They can carry it when traveling. They can also bring it from desk to bed side table."

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

The bottle holds 550 millilitres of water, enough to humidify a small room for eight hours.

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

The humidifier comes with a red USB cable that powers an ultrasonic nebuliser below the cap – a vibrating disk with up to 400 holes in its surface. When the disk vibrates it generates a water mist.

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

The water passes through a central replaceable filtration stick attached beneath the nebuliser. Once transformed into vapour, it passes though a hole in the aluminium cap.

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

The bottle is made from a type of plastic designed to mimic the transparency and feel of glass. It minimises the risk of breakage in transit, or when refilling water.

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

"Due to safety issues, we decided to use plastic rather than glass; however, we did try our best to maintain the same transparency as glass has. That was most difficult part of production," said Kim.

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

Understated cardboard packaging for the humidifier elements has embossed white lettering on a grey background.

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

Bottle Humidifier Mini is the latest addition to a collection of easily transportable products by 11+. The range includes the compact Sound 1 Bluetooth Speaker, the World Clock that rolls to change timezones and an LED lamp that will be released later this month.

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

"We designed and introduced our Bottle Humidifier Mini because we had a plan to build our product line-ups focusing products used on the desk or mobility," said Kim.

Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+

The company has pledged to donate a percentage of the profits raised from the sale of the Bottle Humidifier Mini to support children's charity Unicef's work on water sanitation.