Today Philips Respironics is releasing their newest portable oxygen concentrator – the SimplyGo Mini. Boasting 5 pounds with pulse flow up to setting 5, the SimplyGo Mini has upped the ante in the market and is the new standard for high oxygen capacity in a small compact size.
Philips’ last portable concentrator offering was the SimplyGo, a 10-pound unit that provided pulse flow settings up to 6 and continuous flow up to 2 liters per minute. While the SimplyGo continues to be the lightest continuous flow unit available among all brands, oxygen users are increasingly seeking portable concentrators that are small and light enough to allow an active lifestyle. It wasn’t long after the release of the SimplyGo in the spring of 2012 that Philips began working on its newest offering, the SimplyGo Mini, which is now the most powerful oxygen concentrator among 5-pound units, boasting 20% more oxygen capacity than competitors’ models.
The SimplyGo Mini offers a simple touch screen operation and has two battery options. The standard battery keeps the overall weight at 5 pounds and provides 4.5 hours of operating time at setting 2, while the extended battery increases the weight by just 1 pound and provides an impressive 9 hours on setting 2. The unit comes standard with your choice of battery size, AC power for electrical outlets, DC power for automobiles, a brown carry bag that has a built-in carry handle, and a removable shoulder strap that allows you to carry the unit over your shoulder or cross-body. A matching accessory case rounds out the complete system. Optional items include an external battery charger and a custom backpack. Also available is the carry bag, accessory bag, and backpack in black.
Online retailers have the new SimplyGo Mini in stock, with pricing starting at $2,595. Be sure to look for the SimplyGo Mini badge on the retailer’s website to ensure that you are purchasing your unit from an authorized dealer. Also, be sure to review my article on why choosing the right dealer is so important.
I’ll be returning later this week with a full review of the SimplyGo Mini. In the meantime, I would love to hear from those of you who get your hands on the new SimplyGo Mini right away. Is it the unit you’ve been waiting for?