DirectHomeMedical Customer Product Reviews
So Far So Good
Written By: Pappy, Arizona 9/24/2017
Received cpap in less that 2 days after order. Initially I had some persistent error message (flashing yellow light) which caused me no current problem but wasn't sure if something was lurking in the background. On reporting the problem DHM immediately sent me replacement which so far has not experienced problem. I would echo some other reviewers which say the buttons to turn on, etc. are somewhat difficult to find at night and also the unit does need some sort of nonslip legs as it can slide of end table easily. Otherwise, so far so good; have only been using it for 5 nights now.
Written By: J. Nolan, Chattanooga,TN 7/6/2017
Machine is very small and quite BUT the noise from the mask kept waking me up . Tried it for 6 days and returned it.
New travel companion
Written By: T Vail, NC 4/30/2017
I'm thrilled with the size and portability of this! Its so nice to have a battery pack and DC charging capability for camping and boating. The charged battery keeps the device going all night long. It's a little loud as a stand alone unit but I would expect that in such a small device and the noise is like a white noise machine so didn't disrupt my husband. I also got the humidifier to keep at our weekend home and it cuts down on the noise dramatically.
I travel a lot
Written By: Ted, Boston 2/1/2017
I really like this little CPAP, which I think of as a hedgehog. It is cute and generally efficient1 But I have a couple of complaints. The buttons are hard to find (especially if you are fumbling in the dark)! As for fumbling in the dark, if you dislodge the mask, the CPAP shuts down very quickly. More lag time would be useful (else you are fumbling in the dark to find those obscure buttons!). The unit is nicely small, but entirely unstable. It would be nice if it had some feet on the bottom that actually gripped a surface. Since it doesn't, the unit slips and slides, and sometimes just crashes to the floor (thus displacing the tube or the mask, etc. etc.) So I love the little critter, but it creates its own problems!
Written By: STEVE TAYLOR, HAM LAKE, MN 1/26/2017
UNIT IS VERY NOISEY, HEATED CHAMBER WORKES POORLY. I PREHEATED FOR AN HOUR AS PER INSTRUCTIONS, AIR WAS COLD.
great little machine
Written By: OffGrid9, Davenport WA 10/28/2016
Excellent CPAP unit. Relatively light-weight, even with the fairly heavy lithium battery. Maintains good pressure automatically and the EZEX makes exhaling much easier than with my large Respironics unit. Very little noise.
The Transcend Auto starts out at a low pressure, and gradually increases to a level determined by your breathing. After that, it automatically adjusts its pressure depending on your breathing pattern. I intentionally stopped breathing to test it, and it greatly increased the pressure to halt the perceived apnea episode. Nice!
The product includes an excellent carrying case, quite small considering that it holds the Transcend Auto miniCPAP, battery, charge-cord, cigarette-lighter charge-cord, hose, and headgear-mask.
Quiet and functioned as well as my regular CPap machine
Written By: ScrappyOT, San Diego, CA 10/17/2016
I have been using Respironics CPap machines for 14 years with nasal pillows. I had heard radio advertisements about the Transcend and then spent many hours researching which travel machine I would purchase. This was not covered by my insurance. I finally decided to go with the Transcend. It was delivered quickly and I tried it out yesterday since I will be going out of town next week. It was as quiet as my regular machine and I slept extremely well. I had also purchased the Dreamwear mask and I love it. So much more comfortable than the nasal pillows, Just found out my insurance will cover a Dreamwear mask when I am eligible to get a new one in December. So now I am all set for easier traveling.
Almost just right
Written By: Beautiful Dreamer, New York, NY 7/10/2016
Much quieter than the Z1Auto, however the TRANSCEND AUTO MINICPAP is missing the excellent controls found on the Z1. The TRANSCEND has a small footprint and perfect for travel however it is not stable and could easily slide off your night stand. I wish the travel case had a more subdued Lo-Go and I would not have bought the TRANSCEND if the Z1 was quiet. I'm able to get right to sleep with the quiet dependable TRANSCEND.
Love this little CPAP
Written By: KM, Oregon 6/7/2016
I travel a lot and my big CPAP was giving my shoulder fits carrying it through airports. My little travel cpap actually fits into my roll aboard carry-on! Takes up about the same room as a pair of shoes.
Written By: Paul, New Hampshire 5/14/2016
The Transcend Auto is very nice compared to older machines. But it slips off the table as there are no feet on it. The Z1 is worth the extra money, especially if you travel and go through airports.
Much better than I anticipated
Written By: Betty, Colorado 3/22/2016
I was Leary of a portable travel CPAP due to the reviews but this is not that noisy and seems to work great on battery all night long. I slept all night without any problems. The machine came adjusted with my prescription, so with a little adjustment on my part as to where and what buttons do what, it worked fantastic
P8 Battery lacks. Transcend is very good.
Written By: Greg P, Pensacola, FL 2/9/2016
Took my Transend to Peru. Perfect CPAP solution. Only problem has been with my P8 Multiday Battery only lasts 6 hours. Wakes me up n the middle of the night and cannot be depended on alone. Had to rig a deep cell battery in case we lose power at home. Bought battery through Direct Home Medical and should have gone through the hassle of sending it back.
Excellent. Sleep so much better!
Written By: Biggestdigger , Boston 1/21/2016
Small unit. Very easy to travel with. Passed TSA checkpoint without it issue. This little unit is so much better than my home unit that I stopped using my home unit and am seeking a replacement (upgrade). It is a little loud at first but calms down soon. Not an issue to me at all. I suggest the water tank if you don't like dry air because the unit blows very dry air.
Transcend AUTO miniCPAP
Written By: EJ, VA 1/5/2016
It's great. Getting through airport security and using it at the hotel was perfect. It's not heavy and it's compact which is a plus when traveling. I would recommend it to anyone who travels and needs a CPAP.
Should Have Tried it Sooner!
Written By: Kenn, WA 11/16/2015
I've been using big home machine for several years but got tired of the bulk so I thought I'd try this for travel only. Well I used it on a recent trip to St Louis and it was brilliant. I used for 2 nights in the hotel and couldn't have slept better. Then I used it for an evening flight home. I don't usually sleep on planes because it's so uncomfortable, but with my CPAP it wasn't bad at all. Great little machine. It wasn't noisy at all with my ComfortGel mask.
don't get if you need humidifier
Written By: FX Mullen, Reno, Nevada 11/4/2015
Yes, it's small, but if you need a humidifier -- as I do in Nevada and most users do in the desert Southwest -- the humidifier is big and needs a separate power supply, which defeats the small size of the Transend unit. I regret my purchase of this item.
Written By: Robert B J, Clinton 10/22/2015
Like the size hate the noise. You need a specific mask(s) for this machine to no have noise which is extremely loud.
Written By: Carolyn, Fairfax,Va 10/6/2015
Product was not user friendly and it was noisy. Have used cpap for years but took over an hr to fall asleep to to noise level and whistle with expiration.
Written By: Steve S, Hot Springs 9/16/2015
I can not get this unit to feel comfortable when exhaling. It is almost difficult. It certainly will not allow me to comfortably sleep' I tried 2 nights ago and was up for 30 minutes and failed to fall asleep. My other CPAP machine allows me to fall asleep in 5 minutes or less.
Great travel CPAP
Written By: Ken, Portage, MI 9/10/2015
Light, easy to pack and take on trips. Very easy to set up. No auto start like my home machine, but you quickly adapt. Really nice not to have to break down and pack my home machine for a trip. The Transcend is always ready to go.
Written By: Big T , Oklahoma 5/28/2015
Just a little trouble keeping plugged in with that big interchangeable plug.
Excellent travel CPAP
Written By: Happy Customer, San Antonio 3/17/2015
First time using the auto CPAP was an eye-opener, the auto-titration feature is a must. Having used a CPAP for 13 years this is the smallest and lightest I have seen, can be used daily or travel. With DirectHome Medical's affordable price and quick service this is an excellent value.
light and easy to carry
Written By: jdugo, chicagoland 1/15/2015
Machine works great, easy to carry. Some have complained about the noise. The noise is the air flowing into the mask, not the machine itself. this is only a problem if the ramp function is not set up correctly. It is everything I wanted in a easy to carry travel machine. I like that it comes with international plugs since i travel abroad.
Good Travel Option
Written By: WC, Southern California 10/1/2014
I purchased this for travel use. It is small, but actually not a whole lot smaller than my MesRes S9 unit without the humidifier. I use it with the HME in-line "dry" humidifier, and it works great- although I don't know if the HME really helps that much (I'm pretty much a newbie). Overall, I would recommend this product. Excellent customer service, by the way.
Transcend Auto Ultra Light CPAP
Written By: Rick R, 7/13/2014
Read the directions (thankfully few are needed), set it up with my existing hoses & Mask. When I first turned it on it was quite loud, but not as loud as a dusbuster. That noise went away, though, as soon as I put my mask on. It tool me a little bit to adjust to it's pressure rhythm, but then I was off to a sound sleep. Note: With Humidifier two electric cords are required.
Unit just OK; Humidifier poorly designed
Written By: FX Mullen, Reno, Nevada 7/10/2014
Cpap unit is small and quiet. Humidifier is clunky, loud, hard to refill and clean. The size of the humidifier negates the small size of the unit for traveling. If you don't need a humidifier, this unit is a great travel option.
A good solution
Written By: Anonymous, Colorado 5/30/2014
I am delighted with the very small size, simplicity and low weight of this machine. Its features make it extraordinarily easy to trace with it, and to use it off the grid (I camp a lot in the boondocks). All in all, a great compromise that does not compromise on quality and usefulness at all.
Transcend Auto, Ezex
Written By: CB, SAT 4/16/2014
Great unit, nice small footprint. Really quiet. Battery backup is a nice option to have.
Great for Travel!
Written By: Pam, New England USA 3/7/2014
I bought the Transcend AUTO recently before my trip to Ecuador, mainly because of it's small size. I also bought the 3 day battery because they have frequent power outages. The CPAP worked great, and is very quiet. I used the battery the last night and it also worked fine. It would be perfect on an overnight flight. The only downside is the controls are tiny and there are no lights on the machine, so they are hard to find in the dark. Also, when I returned to the dry air in New England, I had to add the humidifier which is 3 times the size of the CPAP. So the next time I travel, I will need to put the humidifier in my checked bag since it is so large. I did not have any trouble getting it through airport security. I didn't even need to remove it from my bag. They include all the electrical converter plugs for different parts of the world, which is helpful.
Great For Altitudes
Written By: Mark, Boston 11/18/2013
I used the Transcend Auto CPAP Machine on my recent trip to Europe. It was excellent! A must have for air travel. The battery was excellent. I'm very satisfied!