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Summer is finally here — and across parts of the country, it's being welcomed by some of the hottest temperatures of the year. That means finding creative ways to cool off, and while an afternoon spent lounging by the pool or an all-day beach trip are stellar methods to feel fresh throughout the season, sometimes that's just not practical.
What is it?
This portable air conditioner from SHAALEK helps cool down small spaces, offering a special cold-mist mode that emits crisp air when paired with water or ice. But it's more than just a simple small air conditioner: the battery-powered device doubles as a humidifier, night light and regular fan.
Users have the option of three adjustable fan speeds as well as a range of LED light colours. A remote control and LED display make the air conditioner easy to control, while a 4000 mAh battery boasts a six to seven hour run time. But its "ultra-quiet" operation is what seems to be the biggest hit among buyers.
It’s a ‘must-have for summer’
With a 4.4-star rating from more than 1,100 reviews among Amazon Canada shoppers, this portable air conditioner is a summertime favourite. One reviewer claims the cold-mist feature makes a "huge difference" in cooling, adding that it's "way better" than normal fans.
Another "pretty happy" shopper agreed that it’s "way better than regular fans," noting that it's "powerful" yet doesn’t "make too much noise."
But one customer wasn't too happy about the product's quality, claiming the air conditioner's blades are made of "somewhat fragile plastic." They added that it's an "inconvenience" when trying to clean the device, as they broke a blade trying to do so.
If you're looking for a quick way to cool down during the summer, this portable air conditioner is a great way to chill out — especially at its current sale price. However, you'll want to keep in mind that you get what you pay for — at only $61, some shoppers note that the AC unit isn't the most sturdy.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.