What is Philips SimplyGo Mini?
Well, we are all familiar with the line of products that Philips manufacture. But the “Simply Go Mini” is a mini portable oxygen concentrator, which is unique from the usual electronic equipment that Philips manufactures. The “simply go mini” is also the only respiratory oxygen therapy product from Philips and they did an excellent job in ticking all the right boxes.
Overview of the Philips SimplyGo Mini
The SimplyGo Mini is an extremely lightweight product, weighing only 5 pounds which is about 2.3 kg. Compared to other oxygen concentrator products, this is a highly lightweight product. Hence, it is of the easiest nature to carry it around with you anywhere you go. The Philips SimplyGo Mini is small and compact as well, unlike other bulky products that require you to drag it everywhere you go.
The stylish carrying case they provide easily fits the concentrator along with other important tools as well. The Simply Go Mini is FAA approved as well which ensures its quality and also makes it suitable for carrying it on commercial airplanes as well.
Working of the Philips SimplyGo Mini
The Philips SimplyGo Mini is capable of functioning at 5-different Pulse Dose settings. Even though it does not feature a concentrated flow setting, the five different pulse dose settings are more than capable of delivering any amount of required oxygen. In fact, the SimplyGo Mini has the highest oxygen output in comparison to its other counterparts with its lightweight capability. Philips estimates that the Simply Go Mini gives about 20%more oxygen output than its other competitors.
The Oxygen concentration stays almost constant at about 87% – 96% in all the 5-different settings options.
The battery life of the Philips SimplyGo Mini
The Philips SimplyGo Mini comes with two different battery options-the standard battery and the extended battery. The standard battery can give a backup duration of up to 4.5 hours, whereas, the extended battery can give backup of up to 9 hours (with the lowest settings option). This flexibility of battery option makes the Philips Simply Go Mini oxygen concentrator one of the best products in terms of battery backup duration. The weight of the unit also increases by about 400 grams with the extended battery option, which is about 2.7 kg.
The charge comes in both AC as well as DC power supply capability.
Key Features of the Philips SimplyGo Mini
- The intuitive LCD color touch screen display makes it very easy to navigate through different settings
- There is an additional option to purchase a dedicated backpack for the Simply Go Mini for patients who prefer a hands free POC
- The Philips Simply Go Mini provides 3-year manufacturer warranty for the unit, 1-year warranty for the Sieve Beds and 1-year warranty on battery and all other additional accessories
- Philips Respironics claims the Simplygo Mini produces 20% more oxygen than rival machines of equal or lesser weight
- Integrated battery pack (standard size) offers up to 4.5 hours of cordless power
The Philips SimplyGo Mini is an excellent POC product that is very hard to compare against. Considering how lightweight it is, the oxygen output is really astonishing. One more major credit goes to its excellent battery life and the option to get the extended battery as well. Even the standard battery gives more than adequate backup duration, and the battery charge time is also much faster than other Oxygen Concentrators as well.
Overall, the Philips SimplyGo Mini from Cardo Medical is an excellent POC product that ticks all the right boxes effectively.