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Mito Mobile FLEX Review: Breaking Down This Portable Red Light Therapy Device

Explore the Mito Mobile FLEX, the compact red light therapy device from Mito Red. Three modes of operation for versatile, portable therapy.

RedlightTherapyDigest Staff By RLTD Staff Updated June 16, 2024
Medically reviewed Medically reviewed by: Brendan Camp, MD
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Mito Mobile FLEX

Mito Mobile FLEX Review: Breaking Down This Portable Red Light Therapy Device


Red light therapy devices can be helpful for many things; but oftentimes, the arrays may be too big to fit in your home. The Mito Mobile FLEX is a great option if you have limited space.

It’s also a great choice if you are on the road a lot and need a red light therapy device that you can take with you. In today’s article we will be providing you with all the important details of the Mito Mobile FLEX.

What is Mito Mobile FLEX?

The Mito Mobile FLEX is a handheld red light therapy device. It has three different modes of operation. It can operate in near-infrared mode, red light mode or a combination of near infrared and red light.

It’s also the most compact red light therapy device that the Mito Red company produces. The package comes with a stand for the device, charger cable, carrying case, and protective glasses.

How Does It Rate?

Editor’s Rating

Mito Mobile FLEX

Mito Mobile FLEX
User Friendly4.9/5User Friendly
Customer Satisfaction4.8/5Customer Satisfaction


  • Offers two wavelengths
  • 1 year warranty included
  • Total battery lifespan is 5000 hours
  • Great for targeted relief
  • Easy to hold
  • Great for on-the-go therapy sessions


  • It may sell out quickly
  • Doesn’t provide total body coverage

How Does it Work?

One of the great things about the Mito Mobile FLEX is that it provides you with the benefits of targeted red light therapy without having to install a large array in your home. That’s why it works really well for relieving pain in specific areas of the body.

Red light therapy has been proven to stimulate healing of muscles and joints after intense workouts or even after injuries. So using this device for targeted relief can work to quickly alleviate aches and pains.

This device also works really well for facial treatments. That’s because red light therapy works really well to stimulate hyaluronic acid production in the skin.

Expert Opinion on Mito Mobile FLEX

Another exciting thing about the Mito Mobile FLEX and red light therapy in general is that it is one of the most agreed-upon forms of home therapy by leading scientists and researchers. It has been proven in multiple studies to be safe for use at home and excellent for skin rejuvenation. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reported that:

Treatment of human skin cells with low level red and infrared LED lights were found to significantly increase hyaluronic acid synthase (HAS2) and elastin (ELN) gene expression in human fibroblasts in as little as 3 days. Furthermore, synthesis of hyaluronic acid, collagen protein and elastin protein were also increased in human fibroblasts exposed to red or infrared light.

Furthermore, this report concluded that not only was red light therapy effective; but also that it was safe to use at home.

Quick Facts & Features

Safety & Quality RatingSafe & Quality
BrandMito Red
FormHandheld red light panel
SafteyLow EMF and flicker-free
AgeAdults and children/pets with medical approval
Skin TypeAll types
BenefitImproved skin, pain management mood elevator
ShippingFree US shipping
Return Policy60 days

Health Benefits of Mito Mobile FLEX

Reduced Inflammation

Inflammation is the root cause of many types of bodily pains. Mito Mobile FLEX can help reduce inflammation in various parts of the body.

What the Experts Say

Micheal R. Hamblin of the National Institutes of Health studied red light therapy’s effect on inflammation and found that it reduced certain nitrogen species in the body that were markers of inflammation.

Photodamage Reversal

Photodamage on the skin refers to signs of excessive UV exposure. Red light therapy devices have been shown to reduce the appearance of these unsightly marks.

What the Experts Say

The JAAD staff reported in one study that there were several benefits to applying red light therapy to the skin. One was the prevention of photoaging and another was the reduction of photodamage.

Mood Enhancement

Red light therapy devices have been used to combat psychological phenomena like seasonal depression.

What the Experts Say

Fangyi Deng, Guimei Zhang and others representing a Pubmed research team found that red light therapy increased awareness of anxiety, depression and other factors that alter mood.

The Evidence Score

Based on the research concerning the health benefits of this device, here’s how our expert panel scored it:

  • Mood Enhancement*4.7/5
  • Wound Healing*4.8/5
  • Skin Improvement*4.8/5
  • Photoaging Reversal*4.8/5

Mito Mobile FLEX Overview

The Mito Mobile FLEX is a handheld red light therapy device that is even smaller than the standard Mito Mobile device. It’s only 6 inches long, 3 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Ona single charge, it can last for 2.5 – 3 hours. This gives you plenty of uses per charge as each session should last no longer than about 20 minutes.

There are 12 LED bulbs with beam angles of 60 degrees. They can operate in infrared mode, near infrared mode and a combination of the two. The Mito Mobile FLEX also comes with its own stand so you can set it on a table and sit in front of it without even having to hold the device – a great option for facial treatments.

The Mito Mobile FLEX provides 660nm and 850nm wavelengths which are great for skin treatment and pain management. It also weighs less than 1.5 pounds so it’s very lightweight. The Mito Mobile FLEX is low EMF certified and is flicker-free to ensure user safety.

How To Use it

Simply charge the Mito Mobile FLEX, turn it on, choose your setting and hold it over the affected areas of your body. Be sure to use the protective eyewear during every session.

Side Effects & Risks

The Mito Mobile FLEX has been certified low EMF (electromagnetic field) and is flicker-free so it should be safe even for people with light sensitivity. It is also made from clinical-grade materials.

What is the Customer Feedback?

The consumer response to the Mito Mobile FLEX device has been very positive. Here are a few real customer reviews:

Absolutely amazing product. Love how portable and on the go it is battery life lasts forever and it works! Jessica.

I like that the mito mobile flex is easy to hold in your hand and great for targeting specific areas. I have used it on my face, knee, and one of my feet that gets achy. I do think it’s helped my knee and foot pain some. Katie B.

It’s pretty stable due to it’s size and shape, so it’s pretty easy to use in various position in bed. The stand it comes with is useful for when I want to use it while sitting at a desk. It runs completely silently. Paul T.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sets the Mito Mobile FLEX apart from the competition?

A: The Mito Mobile FLEX is more portable than most handheld red light therapy devices and it runs completely silently.

What is the return policy for Mito Mobile FLEX?

A: The Mito Mobile FLEX is covered under a 1 year warranty if something happens to it. You also have a 60-day return window if you simply don’t like it.

Where can you buy Mito Mobile FLEX?

A: You can get Mito Mobile FLEX on the official Mito Red website where it sells for $249.

Does the Mito Mobile FLEX work?

A: Customers certainly seem to think so. It can work for your skin, joint pain and even mood elevation.


The Mito Mobile FLEX device is a very convenient red light therapy machine that you can use virtually anywhere. Customers have confirmed that it works great for aches and pains.

It’s also very portable so you can easily pack it in your bag when you travel. The scientific research has also confirmed that red light therapy devices like Mito Mobile FLEX can help with anxiety and stress.

This is a great red light therapy device for targeted relief and quick, impromptu sessions at the office, gym or wherever.

By Brendan Camp, MD

Brendan Camp, MD, is double board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology and sees patients at MDCS Dermatology.

**This is a subjective assessment based on the strength of the available information and our estimation of efficacy.

*Result may vary. The information contained in this website is provided for general informational purposes only. No medical claims are implied in this content, and the information herein is not intended be used for self diagnosis or self treatment of any condition.

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Average Customer Rating:4.0 / 5.0 
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    Matilda Cooper June 27, 2024

    Effective for Inflammation Relief

    It is a convenient solution for reducing inflammation. It’s easy to use and has helped me manage joint pain effectively with regular use.


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