Best Electronic Cigar Humidifiers

Best Electronic Cigar Humidifiers
There are two things worth living for. One is a good cigar, the other is a better one
– Raul Julia

Cigars have always been synonymous with pleasure. The opportunity to spend some time relaxing with a good cigar at the end of the day has always provided a release from the trials and tribulations that the world places upon your shoulders.

They are one of the rare pleasures that life affords to everyone regardless of social standing or position, and a good cigar, as has been noted and well-documented by luminaries from every sphere of influence, can change the way you not only view destiny but also your place in it’s constantly evolving plan. 

That’s why you don’t want the limited time that you get to spend contemplating life, the universe and everything with an exceptional cigar to be ruined by the most inconsequential of things. And in the grand scheme of things, the level of humidity that your cigars are exposed to, is a relatively minor thing.

Especially when those humidity levels can be easily controlled, and maintained at an ideal constant, with an electronic cigar humidifier. 

However, finding an electronic cigar humidifier is a lot like trying to find your favorite brand of cigar. It requires patience and due diligence and a willingness to absolutely devote yourself wholeheartedly to inspecting and investigating the minutia that separates and differentiates one from the other.

Or at least, that’s how it would be if we hadn’t already stepped into the breach and poured over the thousands of cigar humidifiers available in order to come up with a list of five of the best models available to you.

We’ve found the best electronic cigar humidifiers out there so that you can just pick one, and content in the knowledge that you’ve taken control of the fate of your cigars can get back to the business at hand. Relaxing, and putting the world to rights with a fine stogie…

Summary of reviews

Product name Capacity (cigars)Dimensions (inches)Product link
HumidiCup Electronic Cigar Humidifier800 cigar capacity6.22 x 1.97 x 3.31 inches; 11.57 Ounces
Cigar Oasis Excel 3.0 Electronic Humidifier75-300 cigar count 6 x 2 x 3.5 inches
Cigar Oasis Plus 3.0 Electronic Humidifier300-1000 cigar count3.75 x 9.75 x 2.75 inches
Le Veil iCigar DCH-12V5 Intelligent Electric Humidifier W/Extra Kit750 cigars 6 x 2 x 3.5 inches
HUMI-CARE XG1000 Pro Humidifier300-1000 cigar count11" x 4.25" x 4.75"

HumidiCup Electronic Cigar Humidifier


Don’t be fooled by its size, like most modern humidifiers, the HumdiCup is an elegant device for a more civilized age. Made to perfectly maintain the humidity levels in the smaller humidors that populate the homes of most devotees of freshly rolled tobacco leaves, the HumidiCup is able to effectively control the humidity within an eight-foot square radius.

Or to put it in layman’s terms, it can keep up to eight hundred cigars fresh and ready to be smoked at a moment’s notice for as long as you need it to. 

The HumidiCup uses a microprocessor-controlled fan to blow exactly the right amount of moisture into your Humidor all day and every night without fail. It regulates and controls the level of moisture surrounding your cigars thanks to its efficient digital sensors that were made with a single purpose in mind. To keep your cigars in pristine condition. 

Fitted with a water cartridge and audio and digital alarms that will alert you if the water level falls too low or the fan fails to function properly, the HumidiCup is also equipped with an anti-bacterial sponge which prevents mold and bacteria accumulating in the water cartridge.

Even if nature’s little parasites manage to infiltrate the HumidiCup, they won’t be allowed to escape and taint your cigars.


  • At less than a hundred dollars, the HumdiCup is a well-priced humidifier that’ll provide you with a cigar-centric peace of mind. It’ll keep your stogies as fresh as the day you bought them for as long as you need it too.
  • Compact and efficient, the HumdiCup is sized to sit alongside you cigars and alert you to the first signs of trouble as soon as anything goes awry in your Humidor. Which it won’t as long as the HumdiCup is guarding, and maintaining, it.
  • The anti-bacterial sponge is a welcome addition and serves as an extra protector in the battle to keep your cigars in pristine condition.
  • The HumdiCup comes complete with a no-quibble, thirty-day return policy and a one year warranty as standard, both of which can be activated upon purchase via email.

  • The HumidiCup has attracted more than its fair share of negative reviews, all of which seem to revolve around, and focus on, the same things – that it isn’t built to last, despite that warrant. The faults seem to be centered around its inability to maintain the humidity level after six months or so and the fact that one in five HumdiCup’s will, during their lifetime, succumb to this problem.

Cigar Oasis Excel 3.0 Electronic Humidifier


Most cigar enthusiasts aren’t going to have anywhere near eight hundred stogies in their Humidors, and so aren’t going to need a humidifier that’s made to keep those kinds of numbers fresh.

In all likelihood, you’ll fall into the same category as the majority of cigar smokers and have a much smaller tobacco collection. And if your stockpile is smaller, then you’re going to want to a humidifier whose sole function is to preserve your precious cigars and keep them in a constant state of smoke readiness. 

Cigar Oasis is widely regarded as being one of the premier manufacturers of cigar humidifiers. They know how to maintain cigars and, just like Wolverine, they’re the best at what they do. Powered by a USB adapter, the Excel 3.0 can safely maintain a humidor up to four square feet in size and ensure that up to three hundred cigars are kept as fresh as the day they were purchased, 

With larger than normal, soft-touch buttons and a wide-ranging LED display that monitors ambient temperature and humidity, the moisture setpoint, and water level within the humidifier, the Excel 3.0 is an ideal way to govern your small humidor.

It also features an easy to change water cartridge, that uses distilled water and only needs to be changed every two to four months, depending on the humidity balance of your humidor.

The Excel 3.0 also helps eliminate the “dead air” odor that can accumulate in humidors by sustaining a constant moisture content throughout your humidor thanks to it’s incredibly sensitive, sensor-controlled fan.

If you put the fate of your cigars in the hands of the Excel 3.0, you’ll never have to worry about being plagued by a dry stogie ever again.


  • The optimal guardian for small humidors, the Excel 3.0 is easy to install and even easier to use.
  • Its long-lasting water cartridge means that you can just plug it in switch it on and leave it do what it does without having to worry about your humidor or its contents.
  • If you want the best for your humidor and want to get the best out of your cigars, you look to the best to maintain them. And Cigar Oasis are the best, so why settle for anything else?
  • WiFi-enabled, the Excel 3.0 can be controlled from anywhere in the world via the Cigar Oasis app. It doesn’t matter where you are, with the 3.0 you can always be sure that your cigars will be fresh and flavourful.

  • The WiFi and the app? According to some reviewers, they’re not all that they’re made out to be and while they do work, they can be intermittent at best. That said, the Excel isn’t dependent on WiFi or the app and works fine without them. So if you’re not driven by technology, the Excel’s net related problems will have absolutely zero impact on your life or your humidor.

Cigar Oasis Plus 3.0 Electronic Humidifier


In keeping with the best ways to keep your cigars fresh, for the third choice on the list, we’re sticking with Cigar Oasis but climbing a rung or two up the humidifier ladder. The Plus 3.0 does everything that the Excel does, it just does a little bit better.

It’s more refined, it’s more subdued and treats your cigars with a touch more refinement.

Powered by the same slimline USB charger and featuring the same, larger touch-sensitive buttons and LED display that monitors and maintains temperature and humidity, Cigar Oasis claim that the Plus 3.0 is the most powerful active humidifier of its size.

It’s a claim that we wouldn’t even think about refuting or trying to argue with because as we’ve already noted, Cigar Oasis is the best at what they do. So if they say the Plus 3.0 is the best at what it does, then we’re not going to argue with them. 

Using a dedicated distilled water cartridge to keep your cigars fresh that easy to fit and simple to change, the Plus 3.0 is a perfect way to balance the humidity levels in any compact humidor. The best just got even better.


  • Cigar Oasis is, as we’ve already mentioned, the best at what they do. You work hard, so when it comes to enjoying what little time off you have, you deserve the best. It would be criminal not to treat your cigars the same way as you’d like to be treated. Don’t settle for anything less than the absolute best.
  • Everything we said about the Excel? That’s what you get with the Plus 3.0, except with the Plus, it’s all turned up to eleven to absolutely guarantee your stogie-centric peace of mind.

  • Unfortunately, the same issues that trouble the Exel, also pour cold water on the Plus 3.0. While it’s a perfectly good electronic humidifier that doesn’t need either WiFi or an app to do what it does, it comes with both, and just like they don’t on the Excel, neither seem to work very well on the Plus either. We don’t understand why Cigar Oasis is so adamant about installing them in their products if they don’t need them and they don’t work. It’s just another of life’s eternal mysteries.
  • And talking about things we don’t understand, why the water cartridge on the Plus 3.0 only lasts half as long as the Excel’s does is yet another cigar-related riddle that we can’t seem to find an answer to.

Le Veil iCigar DCH-12V5 Intelligent Electric Humidifier W/Extra Kit


Unlike the Cigar Oasis humidifiers, the iCigar isn’t troubled by technological issues and it’s BlueTooth connectivity seems to work just fine. At least it does according to both the manufacturer and reviewers.

And talking of reviewers, ninety-nine percent of them are happy to give the iCigar a double thumbs-up, while grinning the sort of grin that only a thoroughly satisfied cigar smoker can. 

Featuring a digitally calibrated temperature and humidity control, the iCigar uses a powerful, compact fan to measure and maintain the moisture levels of humidors that can hold up to seven hundred and fifty cigars.

Punching well above the weight-class of both the Excel and the Plus, the iCigar can also be connected to a secondary, remote fan (available separately) to vastly increase its humidifying powers. The iCigar can up its game without missing, or losing, a humidifying beat. 

Rather than using distilled water in its cartridge, the iCigar uses a combination of water beads and standard water which, even though the cartridge has to be filled with water more often, is just as effective at controlling the moisture balance of a humidor as a distilled water system.


  • At under a hundred dollars, the iCigar is more than an effective way to maintain the humidity of slightly larger than average humidors and can handle twice the load of the more expensive, similarly-sized models
  • Okay, let’s not mince words, the fact that the iCigar can be fitted with, and run, an extra fan and vastly increase its humidifying powers is the sort of feat that, were it made by a more established manufacturer, would grant it headlining status at any prestigious cigar event. But it doesn’t come with the same brand recognition that a lot of its competitors do, which is why its content to lurk in the shadows and only use its super-powers for the benefit of those who believe in it. Which, given its price-tag, we most assuredly do.
  • The iCigar comes with a year’s warranty, so if it does fail to live to its humidifying duties, you can trade it in for a new model or get your money back.

  • Remember how we said that ninety-nine percent of reviewers were more than happy with the iCigar? Well, that still leaves one percent who aren’t quite so satisfied and said one percent have highlighted fan issues and a not exactly diligent customer service department as the reasons they turned their backs on the iCigar for good.

HUMI-CARE XG1000 Pro Humidifier


Last, but by no means least, is the Humi-Care XG1000 which despite sounding like it belongs in one of world-famous cigar aficionado Arnold Schwarznegger’s science fiction films, is actually a titanic electronic humidifier which leaves its competition floundering in its wake.

This powerhouse, commercial-grade humidifier is, according to Humi-Care the most competitively priced model on the market. Able to effectively humidify areas up to twenty square feet, the XG1000 is the monster humidifier that the more serious cigar hoarder needs to keep their collection in immaculate condition.

With its dual fan system, and ability to power up to three extra fans, large water reserve, fifty-four-inch power cable and remote control that’s used to set and manage humidity levels, this is a serious cigar humidifier for serious cigar people.

The XG1000 wasn’t designed for cigar amateurs and packs enough humidifying wallop to find favor with the most devoted of devout cigar worshippers.


  • By far the biggest humidifier on our list, the XG1000 is powerful enough to protect any home-based humidor and its contents.
  • Able to power, and adequately use, an additional three fans the XG1000 is a monstrous machine that can exponentially increase its output with a little human assistance. It is pure, distilled humidifying power.
  • It’s LED display provides a humidity level reading every thirty seconds so you’ll always be aware of the moisture level. The XG1000 also provides a visual (LED based) and aural warning when the humidity level drops too low and it’s (distilled) water tank needs to be refilled.

  • It’s a split right down the middle decision as far as reviews of, and comments about, the XG1000 are concerned. This humidifier is the cigar world’s version of anchovies. People either seem to love it or hate it. And the problem is, you won’t know which camp you’ll fall into until it’s keeping your humidor humid.


Best Electronic Cigar Humidifiers Buying Guide

Why Do I Need An Electronic Cigar Humidifier? 

Regardless of the size of your humidor (the place where you keep and store your cigars), you’re going to want to ensure that your cigars are kept in as flawless a condition as possible. Any degradation in their quality will vastly affect the way they smoke and taste, which in turn will greatly reduce your pleasure.

The most important thing to remember when choosing an electronic cigar humidifier is the size of your humidor and the number of cigars that are stored in it at any given time. Relatively small humidors, the ones usually found in most homes, won’t benefit from an exceptionally powerful humidifier but do require one that’s designed to cope with both their size and storage capacity.

This is why, without exception, electronic cigar humidifiers are the best option for home-based humidors.

While there are a number of different humidifier options available, electronic humidifiers are designed to make sure that humidor maintenance is made easy. Most utilize a plug-in and go system, that allows you to program the levels you’ll require and then leave the humidifier to do the rest.

Some manufactures have also embraced the digital revolution and have designed their humidifiers to be Wifi and BlueTooth enabled, allowing you to constantly maintain and adjust the humidity level of your humidor no matter where you are in the world.   

How Does An Electronic Cigar Humidifier Work?

Electronic cigar humidifiers are active humidifiers. They measure the surrounding humidity level via a system of digital sensors and only increase the amount of moisture present, via a spray mechanism, when it falls below a certain point.

The level, or percentage, at which they are set to operate is determined by both the users’ preference and the optimal humidity level recommended by cigar manufacturers and is programmed, or set, by the owner of the humidor. 

While they are usually governed by a strict set of parameters that have been established by cigar manufacturers, users sometimes like to deviate from the norm and set their own rules. This is why electronic humidifiers are invaluable as the levels at which they can be set to operate, can easily be adjusted according to taste.

All electronic humidifiers use a water cartridge or tank system, and while this sometimes operates in tandem with a set of water beads, it will always use either distilled or “standard” water.

Distilled water systems usually last longer between refills, but need to be filled using distilled water which places the onus on the user to distill the water needed to refill the cartridge or tank. Standard water cartridges can be refilled directly from the tap, but tend to last nowhere near as long between refills as the distilled water variety.  

Where Should I Place My Electronic Cigar Humidifier? 

Even though this sounds slightly scary, don’t worry it really isn’t.

The people who made your chosen humidifier will have spent countless hours researching the best place to put said humidifier in your humidor so that it will provide the best protection for your cigars and ensure that they remain in peak condition.

And everything that you’ll need to know about optimal placement will be provided in the instructions for your humidifier.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Electronic Cigar Humidifier Is Right For Me? 

That’s that bit that we can’t help you with. You know how large, or small, your humidor is and you know how many cigars are stored in it at any given time.  What we can tell you is this – any of the humidifiers on our list are more than capable of conserving your cigar collection in a home-based humidor.

That said, in our opinion, the best value electronic humidifier and the one that we’d always recommend is the HumidiCup. It isn’t the brainchild of a world-renowned brand, but it is a workhorse of a humidifier that won’t let you, your humidor, or your cigars down.

And now the only thing left to do is relax, put your feet up and light a cigar.