The Palm TP70 Travel Bidet Review

The Palm TP70 Travel Bidet

The TP70 does the job it’s designed for despite a couple design missteps.

Current price and more photos.

ProsCons
Extendable nozzleLeaks a bit when being used
Recently enlarged (450ml) squeeze bottleDorky tote bag
Don't need high mobility to use effectivelySome might want higher pressure

First, the basics:

  • Many of these measurements may be different than what you see listed on some websites, that’s because this bidet has recently undergone some changes (most for the better).
  • This is a portable bidet.
  • About 7.5 inches (about 19cm) long when nozzle is retracted (how you will most likely be carrying it around).
  • Non-electric (uses only your hand pressure to operate).
  • Comes with a retractable nozzle, 15oz (450ml) squeeze bottle and a small carrying bag.
  • It comes only in blue/white as shown in the the attached picture.
  • Nozzle is split into two halves, one with five small holes on each side.
    • This allows for a fairly wide area of cleaning (maybe about the size of a dime at normal cleaning distance).
  • Utilizes an “airlock” to determine pressure.
    • This is a small hole on the bottom of  the squeeze bottle that you can cover with your finger to prevent water from leaking out of the nozzle when you are about to use the unit.
    • When you uncover the hole, you can squeeze the bidet while the hole acts as an air intake.  This should allow for a nice, steady stream with easily controllable pressure and also allows the bidet to re-inflate itself so that it can be more easily squeezed again.
    • Some water may (probably WILL) leak out of this if the bidet is right-side up (as it appears in the right-hand image).
  • Can be used with both warm and cold water (essentially whatever is available in the restroom!).
  • One-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Pros:

  • The cost.
    • It’s hard to put a price on feeling clean, but I’d say $12.99 is a bargain for it.
  • Generous squeeze bottle.
    • With the recent bump to 15 ounces (450ml), there is going to be enough water to get the job done.  You won’t find yourself doing a walk-of-shame back to the faucet to refill the bottle.
  • Nozzle angle is just right.
    • Very easy to insert this bidet in the front with a small (somewhere around 10-15 degree) angle and get good coverage.  Doesn’t take much adjustment or mobility to make it work.
  • Longer nozzle than most.
    • There is something to be said for keeping your hands as far from the area about to be cleaned as possible.  The Palm does a very nice job of this with its longer-than-average nozzle.
  • Retractable nozzle.
    • This is a very nice feature, given the length of the nozzle.
    • Easy to retract and extend.  Not much strength required.
    • After it is retracted, expect what little water remains in the squeeze bottle to potentially find its way out.
      • In short, empty the bottle completely before retracting/storing!

The Cons:

  • Leaky.
    • The airlock seems to always leak a bit when the Palm is upright.
      • This is on the magnitude of only a few drops.  Small, but worth mentioning.
    • Very annoying to nearly always come away with wet fingers.
  • Slightly low pressure.
    • With the recent ‘upgraded’ nozzle, there just seems to be too much water and too little pressure.
      • Be warned, this is coming from someone who likes higher pressure bidets, so it might be just right for you.
  • Dorky carrying case.
    • Large advertisement for BioBidet on the carrying baggie.
    • Yes, this case is almost always going to be inside my bag, but sometimes I go rooting through my bag and things fall out.  I don’t need the world to know I’m packing a BioBidet.  Would be nice if it were unbranded!  You can turn it inside out, but that affects the usability somewhat.
    • And yes, this carrying case it needed.  From potential splash contamination to the wet nature of the product after use, a bag is needed.  I suppose we could just use sandwich bags, but…. come on!

Final Thoughts:

It’s hard to fault a product that does its job well and for such a small investment.  It really works wonders on the go and can totally change your public restroom (or hiking) game forever.  The leaks, pressure and carrying case may bother some more than others (and the leaks seem to vary from unit to unit), but overall, this is a very hearty recommend.  Once you get used to using a bidet at home, the thought of a toilet paper only experience will send shivers down your spine.  The BioBidet Palm TP70 brings a decent fraction of the home-bidet experience with you, wherever you may find yourself.

Check out more photos and the current price HERE.