Morus Zero Portable Dryer
This is a compact, well-designed portable dryer. Perfect for 1 or 2 people in a small household. Although it’s expensive, and doesn’t have a high capacity, it’s built well, relatively quiet and very effective for drying all kinds of clothing and fabrics.
- Highly portable
- Fast drying power
- Incredibly quiet
- Small footprint
- Limited capacity
- It’s a bit pricey
Doing laundry can be a chore, especially when it comes to drying clothes. For those living in apartments or small homes without a dedicated laundry room, finding a space-efficient and reliable dryer can be challenging.
This issue extends to homeowners who are tired of conventional bulky clothes dryers and want to downsize and save space. And what if you travel often and don’t usually have access to a quality clothes dryer? These are all problems that, until now, have remained largely unaddressed.
Sure, there have been “portable dyers” in the past. But let’s be honest – they were hardly convenient, and their drying performance left a lot to be desired.
Enter: The Morus Zero Portable Dryer.
Morus aims to solve these problems and more by offering a compact and efficient drying machine. In this review, we will explore the design, features, and performance of the dryer and assess whether it’s worth your investment.
We’re always on the lookout for cool tech, and we can honestly say that the Morus Zero is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. It sports a sleek and modern design that makes it an attractive addition to any room or space. It’s encased in matte gray plastic and has a stainless steel drum. We’re off to a good start.
It bears repeating that this is one attractive unit. And we can imagine numerous scenarios where this dryer would be perfect – be it a cramped urban apartment, a tiny home, or an RV. Be sure to stick around because we have some pretty interesting ideas as to where the Morus Zero can come in handy.
It’s worth mentioning that the entire door is made of plastic, but don’t let that deter you. We really like the quality of the plastic. Plus, it helps keep the unit lightweight and portable (more on that in a moment). Ensuring the door stays tightly shut, Morus equipped it with a gray silicone seal. It’s not just shut – it’s airtight. Anyone who’s done laundry while on the go knows how important that can be.
As for the Morus Zero’s primary appeal, this clothes dryer is significantly smaller than a conventional unit. And that’s precisely what you want and need from a portable dryer. Its measurements are impressive, to say the least. It stands only 16.3 x 19.3 x 20.8 inches and weighs just 28.7 pounds. That’s right; it’s less than 30 pounds – lightweight enough for one person to move around with relative ease.
On top of the unit is a user-friendly control panel. We break it down in the section below. But in general, it’s a nice addition with a lot of mileage. We really enjoyed the overall form and function of it and are confident that just about anyone can find their way around it.
So far, Morus is firing on all proverbial cylinders. This portable dryer thus far appears to offer a robust design and reliable performance. But looks and build quality are only part of the equation when it comes to a top-of-the-line dryer. We need to know how it performs when put to the test. Let’s find out.
Controls and Operation
The Morus Zero is designed with a simple control panel that’s easy to use, even for those who are not tech-savvy. As mentioned, the control panel is located on the top of the dryer and features a circulating-arrows button to select the mode, “+ and -” buttons to adjust the drying time, and a power button to turn the dryer on and off.
To use the dryer, you first need to load your clothes into the drum. The dryer has a capacity of up to 3.3 pounds, which means that it’s suitable for small loads of laundry. Once your clothes are loaded, select the drying mode that’s appropriate for your load using a circulating-arrows button. There are eight modes available, including Quick, Smart, Warm, Refresh, Shirt, Shoe, Sanitize, and Silk.
Next, set the drying time using the “+ and -” buttons. The dryer adjusts the temperature and airflow according to the selected mode and drying time. Press the power button to turn the dryer on, and the drying process will start. You can monitor the drying process through the transparent window without opening the door, which helps to conserve energy.
The dryer also features a child-safety lock that can be activated by pressing both the “+ and -” buttons simultaneously. This feature is helpful for families with young children who may accidentally turn on the dryer.
When the drying cycle is complete, the dryer will automatically turn off, and you can unload your clothes from the drum. Cleaning the Zero is also easy, thanks to its detachable lint filter that can be removed and cleaned, preventing lint buildup and ensuring that the dryer continues to function efficiently.
The controls and operation of the unit are straightforward and user-friendly. The dryer’s simple control panel, combined with its transparent window and child-safety lock, make it easy and safe to use. The dryer’s compact size and energy efficiency also make it a convenient and eco-friendly option for those living in apartments or small homes.
The Morus Zero is a convection clothes dryer that uses circulating air and heat to dry clothes. It draws in air through vents and heats the air using heating elements powered by electricity. The dryer then uses a blower to move the heated air to the clothes, which tumble inside the drum, allowing air to circulate around them.
It’s an impressive process, and it’s no surprise that it’s capable of drying clothes quickly and efficiently. We put it to the test, drying a variety of garments, including denim jeans and cotton tees, as well as towels and bedsheets. In each case, the dryer delivered impressive results.
In terms of noise, the unit is surprisingly quiet. It’s significantly quieter than conventional dryers, thanks to its rubber feet which help absorb and reduce vibrations. We used the dryer in a variety of space – a 12 x 18 room, a 10 x 13 room, and a 10 x 6 room. To accurately assess the dryer’s noise level, we used a decibel meter to measure the sound output in each of the testing rooms.
The decibel meter was placed at a distance of about 3 feet from the dryer, which is the typical distance a person might be from the machine while it’s running. In each case, we found the unit to be significantly quieter than traditional dryers. On average, its noise level was around 50-53 decibels.
We attribute the dryer’s low noise level to its rubber feet, which absorb vibrations and reduce noise. Additionally, the dryer’s compact size and efficient design allow it to generate less noise than larger, more traditional dryers.
When compared to conventional air drying, ithas some significant advantages. First and foremost, the dryer is much faster than air-drying methods. It can dry a small load of laundry in as little as 20 to 30 minutes, making it a convenient option for those who need their clothes dried quickly.
The Morus Zero is also energy-efficient, which means that it’s a more eco-friendly option compared to conventional dryers. It has a brushless DC motor that’s both energy-efficient and long-lasting, and it operates at a lower temperature than conventional dryers. This means that it uses less energy, reducing your electricity bill and your carbon footprint.
It uses 900 watts, which is about the same as a coffee maker or space heater. Given its impressive drying times (see below), this little unit performs well without requiring a bunch of energy to do its thing.
Of course, its small size doesn’t hurt, either. Due to its small construction, it naturally uses less energy than a regular-sized dryer. All of these factors come together to make the portable dryer an excellent option for those who want to save money and reduce their environmental impact.
And because it’s produces minimal noise, it’s suitable for use in small apartments or shared living spaces. It’s also easy to use, thanks to its simple control panel, and cleaning the dryer is a breeze, with a detachable lint filter that can be removed and cleaned, preventing lint buildup and ensuring that the dryer continues to function efficiently.
However, there are some limitations to the Morus Zero compared to conventional dryers. The dryer’s capacity is relatively small, with a maximum load of 3.3 pounds, which means that it’s not suitable for larger loads of laundry. Additionally, the dryer is more expensive than conventional dryers, which may be a deterrent for those on a tight budget.
Overall, the Morus Zero is a reliable and efficient option for drying clothes. While it may not have the capacity or speed of conventional dryers, its compact size, energy efficiency, and ease of use make it an excellent choice for those living in apartments or small homes.
Modes and Features
The Morus Zero features eight modes, each designed to dry clothes quickly and efficiently. These modes include Quick Dry, Shirt, Silk, Warm, Refresh, Shoe, Sanitize, and Smart Dry. Here’s the lowdown on each:
- Quick Dry mode is designed to dry a light load of clothes in 15 minutes. During testing, we dried a tank top in 15 minutes. It definitely passed in flying colors.
- Shirt mode is designed to reduce wrinkles by using more frequent tumbling action. We dried a dress shirt in around 50 minutes, which we can see coming in handy for business trips.
- Silk mode is designed to dry delicate fabrics such as silk. On this mode, the Morus Zero got a silk pillowcase dry in 12 minutes. As anyone familiar with laundry can attest, 12 minutes is very appealing.
- Warm mode is designed to warm up clothing, making them perfect for winter months. Our flannel robe was piping hot and comfy in just 8 minutes.
- Refresh mode uses air circulation and UV LED to refresh clothes and remove any odors. Once the mode was complete in our testing, we found our t-shirt to feel light and airy.
- Shoe mode is designed to dry shoes without tumbling them. Sneakers get completely dry in about 75 minutes, which is impressive for a portable dryer.
- Sanitize mode is designed to remove bacteria and other germs from clothes. We tested more than half a dozen t-shirts, and the Morus Zero finished them in 32 minutes. Nice.
- Smart Dry mode uses sensors to detect when the clothes are dry and automatically stops the drying cycle, reducing the risk of over-drying and damage to clothes. This is a huge addition and one that’s certainly going to appeal to a lot of people.
It’s worth noting that the dryer’s temperature settings cannot be manually adjusted, but the drying time can be increased or decreased in 5-minute increments using the “+ and -” buttons.
As you can see, it features a variety of modes that make it a versatile and efficient option for drying clothes. From quick drying to sanitizing, the dryer offers a range of options to suit different needs. The surprisingly handy Smart Dry mode also adds an extra layer of convenience by automatically detecting when clothes are dry, preventing over-drying and saving energy.
If you want a convenient and efficient way to dry your clothes without taking up too much space or using too much energy, the Morus Zero might just be the perfect solution for you.
Although it’s definitely expensive, it’s lightweight, compact, and energy-efficient, make it an ideal choice for those living in small spaces. All while taking up a fraction of the space and energy that conventional dryers require. Now that’s what we call a win-win.
Meet Derek, “TechGuru,” a 34-year-old technology enthusiast with a deep passion for tech innovations. With extensive experience, he specializes in gaming hardware and software, and has expertise in gadgets, custom PCs, and audio.
Besides writing about tech and reviewing new products, Derek enjoys traveling, hiking, and photography. Committed to keeping up with the latest industry trends, he aims to guide readers in making informed tech decisions.