- Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:35
Units that can sterilize the air and diffuse scents, and come with colorful exteriors vivify the line.
- Multipurpose models: Many midrange and high-end units are capable of air purification, sterilization, dehumidification and scent diffusion. Select releases generate warm and cool mist as well.
- Added features: The most popular products come with automatic moisture settings, humidity meters, ozone generators, low-water indicators, variable speed modes and auto-off function. Some new designs have 360-degree rotatable mouths to allow users to change the mist direction. FM radios, night lights, LCDs and LED indicators are also incorporated in a number of units.
- Aesthetic upgrades: Humidifiers made to match various home motifs are gaining ground. Some floral-themed versions, for example, have water tanks and mouths shaped like flowers. Models that resemble cartoon characters, food, plants and animals are drawing attention. Color-changing designs, which can shift hues gradually or rapidly, are also available.
- Price forecast: To cope with rising material and manpower spending, makers plan to implement a 5 to 10 percent markup in the months ahead.
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