How to survive a heatwave with technology

Melting in this summer heat? You’re not alone. When the mercury rises so high, a simple ceiling fan won’t keep you cool. Here is some more advanced tech that will help you survive and thrive during the heatwave.

How to survive a heatwave with technology
  • What are the best new gadgets for summer? Take a look at our recent roundup and browse the Summer Gadgets category for more.
  • How does summer 2019 compare with previous years? This year only ranks in the top third for recorded temperatures so far, but San Francisco set a new record for June: 100°F.
  • How can technology help you survive a heatwave? From smart AC systems to rapid drinks coolers, there are many kinds of cooling tech to choose from.

It has only been a couple of months since the summer started in earnest. Yet those cooler days of spring already seem like a distant memory. If you are melting in the current climate, you might want to turn to technology. Here’s a roundup of the advanced tech that can help you beat the summer heat.

Sombra Shade Portable Cooling Shade

The first step to cooling down is getting out of the baking sun. Sombra provides shade wherever you need it, and the durable design can withstand wind.

Price: $79 USD

Culer SOLO Flash-Evaporative Air Cooler

Wherever you can find a power socket, you can use the Culer SOLO to enjoy some cool air. This device has a one-gallon tank, providing 10 hours of evaporative cooling.

Price: $291.90 USD

StowCo Portable Drinks Cooler

Most coolers are too large to carry around, but not StowCo. No bigger than a briefcase, it still has space to keep 10 cans ice cold.

Price: $39 USD

Chill-O-Matic Automatic Drink Chiller

You can travel even lighter with the Chill-O-Matic chiller. This device spins your can over ice to speed up the cooling process. It’s actually 240 times quicker than a traditional freezer.

Price: $24.98 USD

Dyson AM04 Hot + Cool Fan Heater

Don’t be fooled by the “heater” description — the Dyson AM04 offers a nice cool breeze in summer. The fanless design is very efficient, blasting air to all corners of the room.

Price: $599.99 USD

bFan Air Cooling Bed Fan

Sleeping can be difficult at this time of year, but bFan offers a smart solution. This small yet powerful fan pipes cool air under your sheets, meaning you can get some rest.

Price: $159.95 USD

Bedjet Climate Control System

If you want ultimate control over the temperature of your bed, you need Bedjet. This clever device provides a constant stream of cool air while removing moisture from the sheets to keep you sleeping like a baby.

Price: $339 USD

Hisense Hi-Smart Portable Air Conditioner

If your home office or bedroom doesn’t have air conditioning, the Hisense Hi-Smart is a real lifesaver. This thing can cool an area of 300 square feet, and it’s really easy to install. You can even control the temperature via Alexa.

Price: $419 USD

Evapolar evaSMART Smart Personal Air Conditioner

If you need something even smaller, the Evapolar evaSMART should do the trick. This desktop air conditioner creates a cool bubble, and filters out dust from the air to help you breathe better.

Price: $229 USD

Sensibo Sky Smart Air Conditioner Controller

If you already have air conditioning, Sensibo Sky will help you use it smarter. The device lets you set up a smart schedule for the week, meaning you save energy.

Price: $119 USD

Advanced tech for the summer heat

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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