The Motorola Smart Nursery humidifier looks like something Apple might make (Don't hold your breath waiting for the house of Jobs to moisten your air, though). Long time tech giant Motorola, which used to make the CPUs that went into MacIntosh computers, has put together a classy air-wettener that you can program from your smartphone. It's part of Motorola's Smart Nursery system. While that's supposed to be a nursery for babies, it could probably also be one for flowers, which like moisture too. The unit has a one-gallon tank for holding the water that it will use to spread a thin mist of particles across a room even while it purifies the air with a double filter, so it's really two units in one. And it networks with other devices in the Smart Nursery system, including the cam (presumably for watching your young cherub blossom in the moistness of his crib), the Alert Sensor, the Baby and Me Scale and the Dream Machine, which fills your young one's room with changing colors of night light, five pre-programmed lullabies, and three animated scenes to calm and amuse the tot (plus a speaker you can use to talk to the babe without going upstairs to its room).
What these devices have to say to one another isn't clear, but together they form as complete a child-care system as you could provide without mother's milk and the ability to change dirty diapers. The humidifier has four levels of cool mist diffusion and three timers to determine when it goes on and off. The advantage of networking the devices is that you can operate them from the same smartphone app, providing one-touch electronic childcare. Accordingly to Motorola, your baby will "breathe easy and sleep soundly" even while you monitor the heck out of it to make sure.
Baby-specific humidifiers are few and far between, but if all you need is moisture in your dry air, look at the Dyson AM10 Smart Humidifier or the genie-in-a-lamp-styled Taotronics TT-AH003. Or for a healing aroma along with your humidity, try the Aromyst Ultrasonic Glass.
I can't speak to the smart functions of this machine, because we didn't use it long enough to really give those a lot of use. Made a mess everywhere!
There is no status for temperature or humidity. For a nursery humidifier, it's way too loud, and the app is a pain to set up.
This is definitely worth the added cost versus a traditional humidifier. My daughter gets colds frequently and this one made her room much more comfortable...
Definitely not meant for nursery. Makes loud alarm when tank is empty and ends up waking baby. Extremely difficult to sync via wifi on any mobile device... Dissatisfied!
But all and all I found this to be a nice, reliable product that does what it promises. If you're a tech person, I think you'll love it...
It beeps incredibly loud when turning on and off and when the water runs out, hope you are prepared to unplug it in the middle of the night... Don't spend your money.