Transcend 3 MiniCPAP Review

September 16, 2022
3 Minute read

With the introduction of the world's first miniCPAP, Somnetics transformed the market. Then they returned with an upgraded Transcend 3 miniCPAP. They came up with the clever notion of cramming full-sized CPAP capabilities into portable machines, and it worked!

The scope of the Transcend 3 miniCPAP's travel-friendly features will be discussed in this Transcend 3 miniCPAP review.

Advantages and Features of Transcend 3 miniCPAP

Extremely Portable

Transcend 3 mini CPAP and accessories

The Transcend 3 miniCPAP machine is about a pound in weight. It stands about the same height as a can of Coke.

Not only can the machine fit inside any small to medium-sized bag, but its complete design is also outdoor-friendly. The Transcend 3 will see you through long flights and even go camping with you. You can even drop the machine in haste and expect it to survive 3 out of 5 times.

Because it has FAA approval, you will have no trouble onboarding the machine. Even when flying, the device automatically adjusts the pressure. You don't need to change the device settings up to 8000 feet.

The silicone base adheres to any surface it is placed on. As a result, the possibilities of the machine slipping are slim. There is also no screen to shatter. The item is covered by a 3-year warranty.

This alone demonstrates the Transcend 3 miniCPAP's robust resistance to external harm.

Power Options

Transcend P8 backup battery

The package arrives with a universal AC power supply and adapters. However, you can connect the machine to DC power sources too.

Did you experience a power outage? The Transcend 3 has its own battery backup that is FAA approved and last for about 14 hours.


Transcend Mini CPAP

The Transcend 3 miniCPAP is a little and long machine. The nozzle and sidewalls are both white. The top side is gray. It is not the most beautiful design in the industry, but it is functional.

You may twist your hose at any angle thanks to the pivoting nozzle. The kit also includes a six-foot hose.

When you plug the device in, the top LED lights will flash for less than a fraction of a second. This indicates that the machine is ready for usage.

To instruct the machine to supply CPAP air, press the bigger button. The RAMP feature is activated by pressing the smaller button. 

You also get a carry bag to store your Transcend 3 components in. Another pleasant discovery is the cable kit.


Transcend has its own software. You can download the data from your machine to your computer via USB transfer.

It’s a free application where you can get your entire compliance report. You can adjust certain settings from the application too.

Noise Level

The noise level for the machine is 26.2 dBa. So you truly can’t hear a thing while using it.

Do you want to use it in the forest while among animals? Go ahead. Want to use it on the flight? Do it. No one would complain about the noise.

Universal Compatibility

The miniCPAP device is not just compatible with the power options.

The Transcend 3 is compatible with any hose and CPAP mask. You do not need to purchase Transcend-exclusive masks or hoses. If you are switching CPAP machines, you do not have to replace your existing mask with one that fits the device.

High Technology

The Transcend 3 miniCPAP has all of the modern technology you'd expect from a traditional CPAP.

There's the ramp option. The air pressure will begin low and gradually rise as you fall deeper asleep. It runs at the normal 45-minute interval.

The time can be adjusted further in the Transcend mini software. Do you dislike the ramp feature? Switch it off.

When you exhale, the EZEX pressure relief reduces the severity of the air pressure.

As a result, every function of the Transcend 3 miniCPAP is designed to help you fall asleep quickly while while providing the necessary therapy.

The drying mode may be the most useful function of all. Start the drying cycle after a night of therapy.

It delivers 30 minutes of dry air to the mask and tubing. This removes any moisture from the components and is an excellent way to maintain your mask clean.

Cons of the Transcend 3 miniCPAP

While the device received mostly positive feedback from customers, it does have a few flaws.

  • The therapeutic tracking algorithm is not ideal. You don't get a complete picture of how your therapy is doing. However, if you only use it for travel and not as your primary CPAP treatment equipment, it isn't a big deal.
  • If you require humidification, you must use an HME filter. Some individuals dislike this since the HME filter must be changed on a regular basis.

Final Thoughts

The Transcend 3 miniCPAP is great for anyone who enjoys getting away from it all. Your sleep apnea may have previously made camping and hiking a misery. The technology can now keep your airways open as you adjust to the mosquitoes. This should not be your primary device, but it can be your traveling buddy.

The device's initial pricing was $625. In all honesty, this is a great deal. Given the quantity of features included, no one would be shocked if the price was greater. So, you want an extra machine for traveling? Don't be afraid to buy it.

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