The main difference is what is in the solution. CigarTech has a unique solution that they actually purchased from Xikar. The solution has an added benefit of acting as a tobacco beetle trap. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of have a tobacco beetle in your humidor, they will make a beeline to the humidification jar, ultimately protecting your cigar collection. Also, the Ciguardian hydro-gel jar is a two-way (both active and passive) product so it will maintain 70% humidity with zero chance of over- humidification.