- Color: Blue
- Brand: Handy
- Model: JAPAN
- Dimensions: 7.00″ h x 2.00″ w x 3.50″ l, .50 pounds
- Small fan cools air up to 30F. Runs on 4x batteries or USB power (adapter included). Adjustable analog speed control.
- The initial Handy Cooler as featured in the Technology Review magazine (M.I.T.) 2010.
- Our cooling fan utilizes a 30db whisper-soft turbine system. The perfective desk fan for the office.
- 90 degree vertical airflow control. Flat bottom surfaces allows easy transformation from a hand kept fan to a desk fan.
- This mini fan develops a 15 knots sensational breeze *measured at outlet vent.
- Simply add water to activate patent-pending cooling feature.
273 of 275 people found the following review helpful.
Video review of the handy cooler
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3PRBMLGWE1N9T Since there are controversial discussions if the handy cooler REALLY works, here’s my video review of my take on this product. Verdict is, the handy cooler does work and it’s a nicely implemented product. The weather here at Palm Springs is great for swamp coolers like this and it gives a nice kick if you freeze the filter. (Sorry about the background construction noise and the wind noise from handy cooler!)
I’ve had the handy cooler for just over a year now and so far I really like it. It’s been lying under my bed for the whole winter, but now the heat is back and I’ve brought it back in action.
What I liked:
– The design. Looks good. Feels good. I like the swivel vent head too.
– Portability. I bring it around to classes, work and around home.
– Performance. Cools like a charm.
– Size and weight.
What I would like to see improved:
– Rechargeable lithium battery option. The unit is not capable of recharging batteries. However, I recommend getting 4 rechargeable batteries, and charge them with battery docks. It’ll cost you $40+ but will save you on the long run.
– Longer cooling duration.
– a longer USB cord!
It’s a nice little fan with a twist, but be sure to stock up on batteries.
178 of 185 people found the following review helpful.
Cool Cooler Coolest
By Jerry P. Danzig
Yes, this little puppy really does work as advertised. Just wet the sponge, turn the unit on, and point the air stream at your face.
The Handy Cooler appears to be well built. The fan is very quiet. You can put the unit on a desk or tabletop, and it will blow a nice stream of cool air at you.
I like the way you can rotate the air head ninety degrees, giving you greater flexibility in positioning the unit. I also like the little water bottle they give you, which holds two “recharges”. Yes, they have figured out how much water you can add to keep cool without water dribbling from the unit. They figure you can go from thirty minutes to three hours on a “full” sponge, depending on your environment.
I have told the company that makes the Handy Cooler that they need to introduce a shoulder holster, so you can wear it around and use it hands-free. In the meantime, I am going to see if I can rig up some sort of shoulder sling or something that will suit this purpose.
At any rate, if you hate the heat, the Handy Cooler is the real deal — cool relief to go. HIGHLY recommended.
My only gripe, as another customer commented, is the high UPS shipping charge. A lower-cost USPS shipping option would be welcome…
And yes, I use NiMH rechargeable batteries, and they last for hours on a charge. Ahhhh…
188 of 196 people found the following review helpful.
I like it so far.
By ol’ Honest Jim
I’m in the Navy, therefore I sleep in a tiny, tiny, often hot space with no air circulation. I ordered this because there is only so much night-sweat and dude-funk one can take in this sort of environment. It just came in the other day, but it appears sufficient to cool a cramped, curtained, coffin-like enclosure! The noise at high-speed is a total non-issue; trust me, the engines drown it out completely. If you’re ordering one of these for your sailor, I recommend the pink one. The guys who’ve seen it all want one, but nobody is going to steal something in pink.
Honestly, I wish it were less expensive, but the build quality is solid enough that I think it’ll survive until I get back, and that’s really all that counts.
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