Summer can be brutal, especially when temperatures really start to climb. Step foot outside, and you may feel like you’re melting in the intense heat and humidity. Yes, we have gadgets and gizmos that can provide relief from the tormenting weather, like some smart beds and thermostats, but the tech devices we’re going to be diving into here are odd, to say the least.
Like its namesake, Amazon can be a jungle — you can find just about everything under the sun, from the exotic to the ordinary. When it comes to tech gadgets, some of us may have that impulsive nature to impulse buy, which becomes even stronger when we’re desperate for a solution. If you’re daring enough to try something new, however, then check out some of the gear below that you can buy on Amazon right now. Or just take a look at the best coolers to buy and keep the cold drinks coming.
There’s no denying how weird this one looks. It’s like a monstrosity born from the marriage of one of those around-the-neck-style headphones and a portable fan. It may lack in looks, but the FecPecu Hand Free Fan will help keep you cool by delivering a constant breeze to your face. It has received a solid rating from various reviewers.
Featuring dual fans that can be articulated in almost any way, it’ll blast a breeze toward your face at three adjustable speeds. For those wanting a pleasant smell to accompany the breeze, there’s a built-in aroma box to add the fragrance of your choice. Battery-powered and charged via a Micro USB port, you can bring the FecPecu Hand Free Fan just about anywhere.
Neck Cooling Scarf
An alternative way of cooling down is by applying something cold directly to your body. This gadget is billed as an electric neck-warming and -cooling scarf. You wear this gadget around your neck to help cool you off. At first glance, it looks rather strange, but G2T’s device can easily pass for a pair of headphones.
Amazon’s listing details all the specs and main features, but doesn’t go into detail about how the device operates. It does require a separate power source, however, so if you plan on using it on the go, you’ll need to carry a power bank. It doesn’t require any coolants of any kind to work, meaning there’s no need to add water or ice to it.
USB Type-C and Lightning port fans
You’ve seen them before — probably at some discount store — but the quickest and most inexpensive way for you to stay cool is by using an attachable fan that affixes to your smartphone. Available for USB-C-equipped Android phones and Apple products featuring a Lightning port, these fans are convenient to set up and juice using your smartphone. Pop one on if you need some relief from the heat. The best part? They’re typically available for under $10.
Handheld Misting Fans
A step up from the attachable fan for smartphones, the various handheld misting fans on Amazon offer even more relief as they spray a mist while blowing air. They’re also battery-powered for easy operation and rechargeable via USB. This particular model even features the ability to change colors, allowing you to cycle through LEDs embedded in the fan. Not only will it cool you with mist, but it will make you look cool while you use it. They’re a bit more expensive than the aforementioned attachable fans, so expect to pay around $20.
Personal Air Cooler 4-in-1 Air Space Conditioner
Fans are great, but there’s no comparison to an air conditioner. And that’s exactly what’s last on our list here — a portable AC unit that’s USB-powered. Not only is this cube-sized contraption a cooling fan, but it also acts as both a humidifier and air purifier. It even features color-changing LEDs that can adapt to your mood.
To blast air that’s cooler than your ordinary fan, you need to fill it up with water and ice, which makes sense. It delivers an uninterrupted wave of chilled air — perfect for those extra warm days. Best of all, you’re not spending a fortune, as this particular model can be purchased for under $40.
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