I’m a certified gadget nut. I love all kinds of electronic toys, because normally they make my life easier (which is always welcomed). Cigars aren’t normally a huge forum for gadgets, but I’m sure most of you have seen an electronic humidifier either within the pages of our catalog, on the web, or at a cigar shop. It’s been my experience that most people eye them up with interest but never pull the trigger on a purchase. I know, it seems pricy for a humidifier. But if you have as much cash tied up in cigars as I do (or even a collection half the size of mine), it makes sense to ease the process of keeping your prized cigars properly cared for.
Not too long ago, I put together an instructional video for the Humi-Care EH Plus Electronic Humidifier. The EH Plus a great unit if you have a “smaller” humidor (150-500 capacity). I’ve been playing around with these electronic humidifiers for a while, and they really make cigar humidification nearly effortless. Electronic humidifiers are like the cigar accessory version of those rotisseries from the infomercials – set it and forget it. I know a lot of guys have developed good systems, and an electronic unit may not be on your wish list. But if you’ve been using those plastic humidifiers with the floral sponge inside, get one of these – it will change your life, I promise. The EH Plus works well, wont break the bank and accommodates the majority of the humidors out there.
Just recently, Humi-Care debuted a new electronic humidifier – the Humi-Care XG1000 Pro (the name even sounds impressive!). The XG1000 Pro is the EH Plus’s bigger, badder cousin, equipped with enough power to humidify everything up to a commercial size cabinet humidor (16 cubic feet). For those of you who have a cabinet size humidor, or are thinking of getting one, take note of the Humi-Care XG1000.
The unit itself is big for a humidifier, but not massive (11" x 4.25" x 4.75") – able to be nestled nicely in the bottom corner of a cabinet without losing too much space. It comes equipped with dual top-mounted fans and the ability to add additional fans (up to 3 more) if desired. The reservoir is large, to keep refills to a minimum. Once you fill it up with distilled water, set the desired humidity on the LED screen and the unit will run until it achieves that level then shut off. Then when it dips below again, it kicks back on. Simple, but effective. Another nice feature is the remote control panel (on a 54” cord), which lets you operate the XG1000 without even opening up the humidor. The unit also alerts you when the water is low with a blinking light and a beeping. Its design is sleek and attractive, it’s all digital and accurate, and it’s powerful enough to get the job done on bigger areas.
If you have a larger humidor, this thing is the way to go. In addition to being feature-loaded, powerful and well made, it retails for only $149.95 – more than $50 less than most other comparable models.