(05-07-2016, 08:15 AM)NCZzzz Wrote: Thanks Bill!
I'll put that one on my short list, I had signed up to be a beta tester of that unit before it hit the market, but was not "selected to participate" ;-/
I'd like so see one as some people seem to object to the noise level - has that been an issue for you?
The Z1 is noisy, not motor noise but the noise of rapidly moving air. The noise never bothered me but it does bother others. HDM now sells a Q-Tube muffler which is small and works very well at reducing the noise.
I think the noise is likely more of an issue for a sleeping partner than the user but that's just my opinion. In any event it has been my experience that the Q-Tube solves the problem.
Right now HDM has a 30 day money back deal going on where you can return everything in your initial purchase within 30 days for a full refund...I don't know of anyone else who does that. Check to insure that program is still available before you buy.
If you're interested in the Z1 or Z1 Auto I'd suggest buying one, including the plug for the cigarette lighter and the Q-Tube (so that all can be returned) and try it out for at least a week or two. I also suggest that you use a full size hose as that makes less noise than the tiny one they provide with the unit.
My bigger concern with folks who try out the Z1 or Transcend is that the air "feels" different than the bigger units and one needs to get used to it. You really need to sleep with it to get used to it. I use mine every week for biz travel and can go between it and my PRS1 with ease. If you only use it for a night or two and decide you don't like it then I think you are doing yourself a disservice, give it at least a week.
All that said I would not be without mine, I love it.