The Handy Cooler utilizes the principles of ‘evaporative cooling’; to activate the air cooler, you simply need to wet the included cellulose cooling filter and Handy Cooler will do the rest. Best of all, it’s priced under $30. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.

The turbine draws air through the moistened filter, directing the cool air onto you. The process transforms uncomfortable hot air into a cool breeze (up to 30F cooler) that refreshes and satisfies you. The cooling performance may not be as powerful as compressor-based air conditioners, but if you are looking for a lightweight and portable solution to take around anywhere, evaporative cooling is the only option!

[via Amazon]