DeVilbiss Nebulizer vs. TruNeb™ Portable Nebulizer: Which Is Better?

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If you’re considering the DeVilbiss Nebulizer for traveling or just to have at home as a backup, there are a few things you should consider. While the DeVilbiss Traveler Nebulizer is a good option to bring with you while traveling, there’s an even more convenient option – the TruNeb™ Portable Nebulizer. This article will break down both nebs and what you need to know to make a decision. 

All About the DeVilbiss Nebulizer

The DeVilbiss Traveler Portable Compressor Nebulizer System is a solid choice if you're looking for a compact and lightweight jet nebulizer to take with you on the go. It's smaller than a postcard and weighs less than a pound, making it easy to carry in a suitcase or backpack. The rechargeable battery is a nice feature, providing up to 45 minutes of use on a single charge. But is it the best option out there? 

Let's take a closer look at how it compares to the TruNeb Portable Nebulizer.

Type of Nebulizer:

TruNeb: Handheld mesh nebulizer 

DeVilbiss Traveler: Jet nebulizer 

Portability and Size:

TruNeb: Compact and lightweight, making it highly portable. Provide specific dimensions and weight.

Dimensions: 1.77in. W x 4.69in. H x 2.36in. D

DeVilbiss Traveler: One of the smallest compressor nebulizers on the market, smaller than a standard postcard and weighing less than a pound.

Dimensions: 3.34in. W x 2.2in. H x 5.3in. D

Battery Life and Capacity:

TruNeb: The TruNeb Portable Nebulizer provides approximately an hour of battery life when fully charged. The device can be easily placed in the chargeable base or be directly charged via charging cable. 

DeVilbiss Traveler: The optional battery pack attaches to the unit and provides 45 minutes of battery life. 

Nebulization Technology:

TruNeb: Utilizes mesh atomization technology with a patented honeycomb structure and high polymer diaphragm for ultra-fine mist nebulization.

DeVilbiss Traveler: Uses a piston pump compressor for nebulization.

Treatment Times:

TruNeb: The treatment time for a unit dose of medication is a maximum of 5 minutes. 

DeVilbiss Traveler: Treatments take approximately 10 minutes. 

Particle Size (MMAD):

TruNeb: The MMAD (Mass Median Aerodynamic Diameter) of the TruNeb nebulizer is approximately 3μm. This means more of the medication reaches the lungs. 

DeVilbiss Traveler: MMAD of 5 μm.


TruNeb: Our portable nebulizer is a single unit that doesn’t require extra parts like tubing. 

DeVilbiss Traveler: Can be used with any manufacturer's nebulizer kit, although treatment times may vary.

Ease of Use:

TruNeb: The TruNeb nebulizer has user-friendly features, such as adjustable nebulization rates and auto-shutoff.

DeVilbiss Traveler: Features easy one-touch operation. The DeVilbiss Nebulizer requires the use of a nebulizer kit including tubing, a medication cup, and mask/mouthpiece. 

Accessories and Inclusions:

TruNeb: Our portable nebulizer kit includes: 

1 TruNeb Portable Nebulizer

1 Adult Mask

1 Child Mask

1 Mouthpiece Attachment

1 Charging Base

1 Fast Charging Cable

1 User Manual

1 Travel Bag

DeVilbiss Traveler: When ordering a DeVilbiss, you get:

1 Compressor Unit, 

1 Reusable and Disposable Nebulizer

1 Nebulizer Tubing, 

1 Child Mask

1 Adult Mask

1 Car Charger

2 Power Adapters, 

1 Carrying Case

1 Battery Pack


TruNeb: Mesh nebulizers like the TruNeb Portable Nebulizer are virtually silent – making them convenient to have on the go. 

DeVilbiss Traveler: Jet nebulizers are much louder than mesh nebulizers, making them less convenient to operate anywhere. 

The Clear Winner – TruNeb

When it comes to portability, noise, medication delivery, and treatment duration – TruNeb is the clear winner. Our advanced mesh nebulization technology, convenient charging, and sleek design set us apart from bulky jet nebulizers that require a lot of accessories. Even though the DeVilbiss Nebulizer machine is considered “compact” – TruNeb is ultimately the most portable handheld option. It is much smaller and easier to travel with instead of carrying around a larger travel case like the DeVilbiss. 

Get your TruNeb Portable Nebulizer today. 

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