Small fan that may cool air up to 30F. This revolutionary evaporative cooling fan is the nearest thing to a hand held mini air conditioner! Use it outdoors or keep it indoors as a desk fan. Provides tame cool breeze. Uses evaporative cooling technology. Add water to soak the cooling filter. Ambient air is forced through the wet cooling filter and cools down. Works best in arid and hot climates. Fully portable and mobile, take it in a literal sense anyplace you want. Rotatable turbine wheel allows adjustment of the cool breeze of air. Humidifies air – makes breathing comfortable and alleviates allergies. Variable power control. Stands by itself on any flat surface. Comfortable adaptable leather strap. Ergonomically designed, user-friendly, and easy to use. Environmentally friendly. 4xAA batteries grant 5 hours portable operation. Connect to USB (cable included) or home socket power (sold separately) for continuous operation. Includes committed 60ml water bottle, USB cable and 1x cooling filter. Best for hot flashes, home and office use, camping, outdoor sports, watching the game, and more. Mere 12oz with batteries loaded! Cooling filter life expectancy: 1 year. Patent-pending. Version 2.0. Comes with 1 year manufacturer’s warranty with Genexus Distributions. Replacement filters (x2) pack and home adapter sold separately: search on Amazon for details.
- Color: Blue
- Brand: Handy
- 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 basi 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.
137 of 143 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…
101 of 106 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.
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful.
Really Works! Just Finished Using it at Disney World for our 6Mo. She Stayed Cool in the FLORIDA Heat!
By M. Plurad
We knew we were in trouble bringing an infant to Disney World and Miami Beach. We knew we had to keep her cool in the Florida heat or our vacation was over.
We bought x2 baby kits (mesh bag holder, flexible tube, & HCs). We used two handy coolers and baby kits the first day at DW but the batteries lasted for 5 hours on the first day and we only had x8(ENELOOPs). So we decided to run only one at a time and swap out batteries for a total of 10 hours run time on high. The sponge is a hassle to remove out of the mesh bag and wet it and then put back while constantly moving with our pack. With the heat the sponge dries in less than an hour. So we added a Frozen water bottle on top of the sponge that constantly wets the sponge and it melts and gives off really cold air from the melting bottle. When its melted we just drink it and replace it with a new frozen one from the ice cooler. This set up worked really great for out two week trip in Disney World and South Florida. Amazing product!
I will post a picture soon.
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