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The Original Handy Cooler Small Fan & Mini-Air Conditioner, Black

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  • The original patented hand held cooling fan as featured in the Technology Review magazine (M.I.T.) in 2010.
  • Small fan cools air up to 30F. *best used in hot and dry environments. Humidifies air and alleviates allergies.
  • Runs on 4x batteries or USB power (adapter included).
  • Cooling fan assembly utilizes a 30db whisper-soft turbine system.
  • Cooling filter life expectancy: 1 year. Wash filter with soap and water before first use and occasionally during life of filter.
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 7 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA
  • ASIN: B003WC4EYQ
  • Item model number: HCBLACK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,039 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,436 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Color: Black

Small fan that can cool air up to 30F. This revolutionary evaporative cooling fan is the closest thing to a hand held mini air conditioner. Use it outdoors or keep it indoors as a desk fan. Provides gentle 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 dry and hot climates. Fully portable and mobile, take it literally anywhere 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 adjustable leather strap. Ergonomically designed, user-friendly and easy to use. Environmentally friendly. 4xAA batteries allow 5 hours portable operation. Connect to USB (cable included) or home socket power (sold separately) for continuous operation. Includes dedicated 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.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The heat this year has been HOT and it's been a great help.
Marian Zades
Instead of spraying out water droplets to cool the air, the handy cooler fan has a wet cooling pad that is like a sponge.
Knittik
Just bought it in June, it stopped working after about 3 months!
Mimi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

671 of 693 people found the following review helpful By Tanookal on May 15, 2012
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
Length: 2:56 Mins
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.
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349 of 370 people found the following review helpful By Black Butterfly on July 20, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Length: 3:17 Mins
When a friend suggested this product to me, I was a bit hesitant at how well it would work but when I ended up purchasing one and using it for the first time, I was quite SURPRISED! Because I use an AC Adapter (which I *highly* recommend), the airflow was much stronger. The cool air helped lower my body temperature and I felt like I was sitting next to an AC. Now, it doesn't replace an AC but I feel that it is better than a fan! I will also use this to dry my nails because sometimes my nail dryer blows *warm* air on summer.
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387 of 429 people found the following review helpful By ol' Honest Jim on April 12, 2011
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
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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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By V. Cambell on August 10, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Excellent product. It works well, produces a gentle hum when it's on and is very small. It can easily be placed on your desk without taking up much space or blocking you.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Cordero on July 1, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this in backorder status. It took them 2 weeks to send it to me. Once it got here, the product was fascinating. It's different to any summer fan I bought and the cooling really works.
PROS:
- Has a variable knob to adjust the speed
- Quiet compared to the propeller fans I've owned
- Smart idea to use water cooling through a wetted filter
- Is relatively small/compact. I moves to anywhere you take it. It's best if you use it close to your computer so you don't have to use alkaline batteries when USB power is available.
- Fits in hands perfectly secured with a hand strap.
- air outlet pitches up and down to any angle

CONS:
- Requires cleaning every so often. The filter may form weird smell if you leave it in the compartment for too long. It's got holes to breathe, but it still prevents the filter drying up.
- Only comes with 1 filter.

***I don't mind cleaning the filter, but it's annoying when I realize I left the filter inside a whole night the next morning.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By DeanieW on July 8, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
This small quiet fan moves a good amount of air very quietly. Fits into a very small space - unobtrusive.
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254 of 298 people found the following review helpful By Jerry P. Danzig TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 15, 2010
Color Name: Blue
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.

Ahhhhhh...

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...
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