and a half!
I've had my AirSense A10 for two weeks now and am really happy with it overall.
I don't have detailed data yet as I'm a Mac user so I'm waiting for the next version of SleepyHead to come out before I can import the data and analyse it in detail but the basic data on the screen each morning is looking good and I'm getting a consistently low AHI, I'm feeling refreshed and full of energy during the day so I'm pretty confident the detailed results will be ok. I've been copying the info from the SD card to my computer weekly so I don't loose any detailed history and if that shows anything different I shall come back and update my review.
I find the A10 a little quieter than the S9, at first I thought it might have just been my perception but then on Sunday morning, my 9 year old climbed into my bed and promptly woke me up asking why I was wearing my mask if the machine was not on
Integrated Humidifier & Heated Hose
I always use the humidifier so I wasn't concerned about not having a detachable set up. I do prefer the design of this humidifier over the H5i. I find it easier to empty and refill and simple to disassemble, clean and reassemble. I really like the swivel on the heated hose at the machine end, it means I can have the hose coming from the machine horizontally which is great when the machine is on the nightstand like I have it at home, but when travelling i can flick it back to vertical if I have to have the machine on the floor.
Layout & Size
Smaller footprint than the S9 and I like the location of the buttons, dial and screen. Being someone who has the machine on the nightstand, I find it easier to see the screen when I am laying down in bed. I can reach across and touch the dial to light up the screen rather than having to sit up in bed like I did with the S9 which had the screen on the top, particularly handy when running the mask fit feature. For me, the SD card is much easier to remove and replace due to the location and the cover.
What I don't like
The varying brightness of the LCD screen, it adjusts the brightness depending on the amount of light in the room but I actually find it a little dim for my liking at times and I would find it easier if it was a little brighter. It's fine when the overhead light is on but when just the bedside lamp is on it's not optimal for me without my glasses on! This could be because the lamp and machine are sharing the nightstand, others with better eyesight or a different lighting set up might not have the same issue. Not a deal breaker thats for sure!
The dial on the front. It is not as deep as the one on the S9 and is flat and smooth frosted looking plastic where you grasp it. Aesthetically it's nice, but for someone with arthritis like myself it is harder to use than the one on the S9 was. Fortunately I don't use the dial as much now I'm a few weeks in but during set up and the first few days when I was honing the settings it was a bit of a pain.
All in all this has been a very good purchase for me and money well spent. I was a little worried about getting such a recently released machine but so far so good and no regrets.