Cigar Oasis first showed off prototypes of the Cigar Oasis 3.0 line at the 2018 IPCPR trade show. At IPCPR 2019, they officially released the Cigar Oasis 3.0 line of electronic cigar humidifiers.
The Cigar Oasis Excel 3.0 is an electronic cigar humidifier designed to maintain 100-300 cigars. It retails for $149. The device features a fully automated system and even has wifi capabilities. I feel obligated to note the upgrade in packaging as well. The 3.0 units comes in boxes similar to Apple products. It’s a nice touch, especially for the money.
The unit comes with everything needed to get going. The top of the unit features the control panel and fan as well as the easy to read LCD screen displaying both relative humidity and temperature. The screen is bright and clear. There are soft touch buttons which make it easy to adjust settings.
The top is attached to a base containing the humidity source. It holds quite a bit of distilled water and is designed to prevent any mold issues. I tested the device for about five weeks, and it hardly feels like any water has been used up. The device notifies you when it runs low, and you can refill it with distilled water.
This new line of Cigar Oasis humidifiers features built-in WiFi capabilities. Previous models required an additional accessory which meant added cost. With the 3.0 models, they all feature built in WiFi which allows users to control and monitor the device via mobile phone with a monthly subscription.
The Cigar Oasis Excel 3.0 must be plugged in to a standard wall outlet, but they include a ribbon power cable which allows a humidor lid or door can be closed around it. It’s an efficient system that worked well in my NewAir CC-100H. It’s easy to setup and functions within minutes.
I tested the Cigar Oasis Excel 3.0 for close to a month and a half, and I’ve had nothing but good experiences. It provided reliable humidification without needing any attention and kept levels within a single point of where I set it. If you’re looking for a good humidifier for between 100 and 300 cigars, this is one of the best options available. I highly recommend it and will continue to use it in my own humidor.
Find all the Cigar Oasis products at www.cigaroasis.com