Amazon shoppers call this $80 portable air conditioner a ‘must-have’ for summer

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This portable air conditioner on Amazon Canada includes a cold-mist function when users add water or ice.
This portable air conditioner on Amazon Canada includes a cold-mist function when users add water or ice.

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Summer heat is on the horizon, which means finding creative ways to cool off is part of our daily lives again. An afternoon spent lounging by the pool or an all-day beach trip are stellar methods to feel fresh throughout the season, but some days that's just not practical.

That’s where this portable air conditioner on Amazon Canada comes in handy, making it the "perfect" summer companion for some customers.

Portable Air Conditioner - Rechargeable Cooling Fan with 3 Speeds

SHAALEK's portable air conditioner can also be used as a fan, humidifier and night light.
SHAALEK's portable air conditioner can also be used as a fan, humidifier and night light.

$80 at Amazon

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 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.

Verdict

Even though temperatures might still be bearable in the latter part of spring, excessively warm summer heat is, no doubt, on its way. It might be easy to just wait until that intensely-hot day officially arrives, joining the swarms of sweaty last-minute shoppers plucking fans and air conditioners off store shelves like it's Black Friday. But it could also prove beneficial to plan ahead and avoid any suffering with this portable air conditioner.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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