Cool Gadget: Handycooler Personal Air Conditioner

The Handycooler is more than just a good looking personal fan, it uses effective evaporative cooling technology by utilizing a water filter to keep you cool. Inside the device is a small sponge you drop water onto. The fan then draws the water over the damp sponge and can cool you off by up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidifying effect of the cool moist air alleviates allergies and soothes breathing.

It’s basically a handheld swamp cooler. If you live in a hot dry climate like most of Arizona or other desert areas, I’m sure you know exactly what a swamp cooler is and how well they work to cool you off using a minimal amount of energy (especially compared to a standard air conditioner). The Handycooler works on your choices of 4 AA batteries, USB power, or a standard wall outlet. Battery life is a generous five hours and the 7 ounce gadget measures 2.5 x 2 x 7 inches.

Handycooler product page

One thought on “Cool Gadget: Handycooler Personal Air Conditioner

  1. I thought Ipod was the only thing that is getting small, but it seems air conditioner is following be hide.

    This is getting crazy for air conditioner!

    “The fan draws air over the damp sponge, cooling it by up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit.”

    I don’t see how does the air cool to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s so small.

    I guesses it doesn’t has the basic components like a regular air conditioner units does.

    The disadvantage it take 4 double A batteries, you have to carry water, take it dirty dust and recirculate to your face with cool air.

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