Transcend Micro Travel Auto CPAP
Weighing under 0.5 lbs (219.5 g) and measuring less than four inches (9.1 cm), the Transcend Micro™ is the smallest and lightest travel CPAP available on the market. The Transcend Micro CPAP is designed to make sleep apnea therapy more convenient and portable.
With big things packed into this small device, the Transcend Micro meets the needs of travel CPAP users. These include quiet operation, auto-adjusting pressure, and the flexibility to add on a range of comfort accessories, including a heat moisture exchanger (HME) for waterless humidification. Planning and packing for your next getaway adventure is easier than ever with the new Transcend Micro.
The Micro features unique air-bearing blower technology coupled with built-in sound and vibration dampening. The result is a quiet, restful night of sleep for users and bed partners alike. The Transcend WhisperSoft Muffler (included) will quiet your Micro even further. Attach it to the machine with the standard 6 ft tubing for extra comfort.
Compatible with any CPAP Mask
The Transcend Micro travel CPAP is compatible with any CPAP mask. Simply connect your mask to the included Transcend Micro AirFlex 6-foot hose or the Transcend Standard 6-foot hose.
Note:The Transcend WhisperSoft Muffler and its short custom tube is required to connect the Transcend Standard 6-foot hose to the machine.
Auto Start/Stop Feature
The Micro comes equipped with Auto Start/Stop features and starts therapy automatically when you breathe into your CPAP mask. The machine will automatically stop therapy after the mask is removed. Users can also manually start and stop therapy via the power button.
Unplug and Sleep Anywhere with More Power Options
The Transcend Micro comes with an AC (wall) power adapter for when you’re at home, in your cabin, or at a hotel. The Micro can also be used with the Transcend PowerAway™ P8 portable battery as an ideal option for camping, flights, or travels to remote locations off the grid.
The Transcend Micro AirMist HME waterless humidification system is designed to easily add heat and humidity to your sleep therapy without the need for a bulky humidifier. The AirMist (sold separately) works with either tubing provided with the machine.
Adjustable Ramp Technology
The Transcend Micro features Ramp technology to help you fall asleep more comfortably. Ramp starts therapy at a lower pressure which gradually increases over the set Ramp Time until it reaches the prescribed therapy pressure. The Ramp feature is adjustable, so you can fine-tune your Ramp Time or turn it off altogether, depending on your comfort level.
EZEX Exhalation Pressure Relief
The Micro is also designed with the EZEX Pressure Relief feature which reduces pressure on exhalation to help you breathe more comfortably. Three EZEX settings are available - 1, 2, or 3 - and the higher the setting, the more exhalation relief the Micro provides. EZEX can also be turned off.
Keep Your Equipment Dry with Ease
Easily remove excess moisture from your mask and tubing with the Micro’s convenient drying mode. Upon waking up, just activate the 30-minute drying cycle on the unit and the Micro will start moving a steady stream of air through your hose and mask. The drying mode removes excess moisture in your hose and mask which can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
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Sleep Data Tracking
Track your sleep data and monitor your therapy progress via the Transcend MySleepDash app (iOS/Android) and the Transcend desktop software (Windows only, not compatible with Mac computers).
The MySleepDash app allows you to track your usage hours, detect any mask leak, and observe the number of events per hour for your last 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, 90 days, and year of use. You can also review your device settings, access FAQs, view and share your compliance report.
Users can make changes to their settings via the desktop software, which requires Windows OS and a USB-C cable to connect the Micro to your desktop computer. The desktop software comes with all of the features in the MySleepDash app.
Note: You do not need the app to operate the Transcend Micro machine.
Reviewed by Susan L. CSSC
Certified Sleep Science Coach
I was thrilled to give this tiny travel CPAP a go! I love the simplicity of this device, and you can’t beat the size - it easily fits in a purse or travel bag. It is easy to use, and when paired with the matching battery, you have the whole package. Just add the slim hose, use any mask of your choice, start breathing through the mask to start the unit, and you’re off to the races. Our team will program your Micro based on your prescription prior to shipping, so your Micro comes set up and ready to go.
The drying function on this device is quite impressive. Just push the drying button to activate a 30 minute drying cycle that removes moisture to help control bacteria growth. What a handy feature!
If you're like me and can't use CPAP without a humidifier, the Micro has you covered. The Transcend Micro has a waterless humidification kit (AirMist Kit) that captures the moisture from your breath and recycles it back to you to provide humidification. The kit is sold separately for a month's supply.
Travel CPAPs can be noisier than home units because there is less room for insulation. Given the Micro's small size, I anticipated it would be louder than my home machine. The technical data specifies a noise level of 27 decibels, which is identical to my home device.
Well, I did find it slightly louder, especially on inhalation. However, this was not a problem for me. If you are sensitive to noise, you might want to pack a pair of earplugs in your travel bag. It's worth noting that the Micro comes with a Muffler Kit in case you need to dampen the sound.
Overall, I am very impressed with this tiny machine. I always recommend our clients have a backup device that travels well, and the Micro fits the bill!
- Transcend Micro CPAP device
- Transcend Micro AirFlex™ Custom 6-foot hose (505004)
- Transcend WhisperSoft Muffler Kit: muffler, short custom hose, standard 6-foot hose (505029)
- Transcend Travel Pouch (drawstring bag)
- AC Power Adapter
- Quick Start Guide
Subject: Great Travel CPAP
I rented this CPAP for a two week trip to France and Italy. It was a great machine. I didn't use the app with it.
Pros: Small. Quiet. Easy-to-use. Works with any mask, so I could just use my regular mask. No humidifier, so no need to find distilled water. Even though it's small, it stayed put on the nightstand and wasn't pulled over by the tubing.
Cons: Had a red light come on twice, which I never saw mentioned in the booklet. Unplugged it and replugged it and red light went away and it worked fine. One night, the whisper damper tube kept making noises as I inhaled and exhaled, I was finally able to adjust the tubing so it mostly stopped doing that.
Renting through Respshop was simple and such a fantastic concept! If my insurance would cover (or at least a large percentage of) a travel CPAP for me, I would get one of these, but until they do, this is a great place to rent one for an extended trip or to try a specific travel CPAP machine out.
Subject: Works perfectly!
I love this product! I bought it for a camping trip with my family, and the size is amazing. It really is the size of a baseball. The user manual and quick start guide were very helpful in getting me started with this machine, as I had never used a Transcend machine in the past. Works just like the bigger CPAP machine I use at home, just a little bit louder. I’m so glad that this new product was released!
Subject: Great travel machine
Used this machine for travel instead of having to bring my heavy AirSense 10. Worked like a charm, and super comfortable to both carry and use. I have been a CPAP user for over 20 years and I can't believe how small the Transcend Micro is. It's about 4 inches in diameter so it fits in a pocket on my bag easily. Will be recommending to buddies of mine who have to bring their CPAP machines while traveling.
Subject: Great machine!
I am a flight attendant. This CPAP is perfect for travel. Although it's my first time using a CPAP, I couldn't be happier with it. Very easy to use and the self drying feature is perfect for packing it up for my next overnight. My only complaint isn't with the machine, but the app used to track your sleep quality. It's very confusing and no explanation of terminology. It would be nice if it was as simple as the " my air" used by resmed where you're given an all over sleep quality score.
Subject: Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP
Provides plenty of air.
A bit louder than my home machine even with muffler on.
Is so light it got pulled off the stand a couple times when I shift while sleeping.
Super light even with power adapter. Also takes up very little room in a travel bag. Just for perspective, the hoses take up about 2x more room than the CPAP and power adaptor combined.
Subject: Quiet Machine
Just received my machine today, its super quiet! works like a CHARM!
Subject: REally quiet!
Seems really quiet for a Travel machine.. i love it!
Subject: Transcend micro CPAP
Love the size and how it is preprogrammed for air pressure. Only concern is the additional noise of the air from my nose piece. That is a little noisy and tends to wakes me up. The unit itself is very quiet.
Subject: Quiet loud but portable
this machine is quiet loud this machine is quiet loudthis machine is quiet loud
You can download the new Transcend MySleepDash app by Transcend from the mobile app store for IOS or Android.