We love our short Canadian summers and the warm temperatures they bring. But there are times when and situations wherewe need to take a rest from soaking up the sun. Here are 5 great gadgets that can help you keep cool on those hot, humid days.
These fans not only keep you cool, but they look cool, too. The fact that there are no actual blades makes them safe (especially around curious kids) and easy to clean – not to mention appealing to the eye. Air Multiplier technology blows and circulates the cool air quietly and using little power. You can program the fans to automatically shut off at bedtime, and operate them from the included remote.
If you’re reluctant to fork over the money for central air conditioning, a portable air conditioner will do for the one room where you want to relax out of the heat. This one is slim and stylish, and includes a dehumidification function and oscillating air vent to keep every part of the room at the ideal temperature. With 14,000 BTUs, it can cool a room that’s up to 500 square feet in size.
Sometimes the office AC just isn’t enough, especially if you’re on an upper level of a large building. Or maybe (gasp!) the AC isn’t working, or you work from home and you’re left to sweat it out at your desk. This personal fan can solve the issue. Plug it in to any USB port, than place it in the ideal spot within reach of the 5-foot cord to provide a nice, cool breeze while you work away. The mini fan offers 180-degree oscillation, and has anti-slip rubber pads.
Staying active can help you keep cool, whether it’s feeling the windon your facewhile riding a bike down the trail, traveling the open water in a kayak, enjoying the fresh, summer evenings outdoors at a camp site, or taking a dip in the pool on a steamy day. Use this tiny Bluetooth speaker to pump tunes to keep you entertained. It’s waterproof, drop, and dust-resistant, and can even float in water. There are optional mounts, including suctions, bike mounts, or a carabiner clip.
Using breathable Italian fabric, this high-tech tank top (available in various sizes and men’s versions as well) helps regulate moisture and heat. The women’s version has a built-in bra so you don’t need to wear an extra one underneath. It’s water-resistant, and machine washable. But what makes it high-tech? Using the integrated sensors and the separately-purchased Hexoskin recording device, you can capture biometric data about fitness, health, and sleep and view your results in the smartphone app.