The UK is in the midsts of a heatwave with temperatures reaching 33°C. If you are anything like me you'll be struggling to keep cool at the moment, here are five handy gadgets that can help you do just that...
UNOOE Small Mini iPhone Fan
Why not turn your iPhone (Android versions are also available) into a battery pack for your fan. This UNOOE fan has a 180-degree rotation so you can point it just where you need it. Simply plug the device into the lightning port on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and enjoy the breeze, I’ve had one of these for a few years now, and it's very handy when you need a fan quickly. You can pick one up on Amazon for just £5.99.
Balhvit Cooling Towel
Soak this microfibre towel in water, ring out and have a long lasting cool towel. Balhvit claims it has advanced cooling technology of functional apathetic fabric, which is featured by high absorption, circular and evaporation of the three unique-structured layers. Can get instant and enduring coldness even in the sweat of the human body. I haven't got one of these myself, but the review seems very positive, you can pick one up on Amazon for just £5.99 and it come with a waterproof carrying case.
TIanNorth® Mini USB Handheld Humidifier
This handheld fan has a trick up its sleeve, as it can also produce a mist from its water tank. Simply select from one of the three wind speeds and either a continuously misting and intermittent mist and enjoy a cool breeze on those hot summer days. I have one of these myself, I tend to keep it on the intermittent mist setting so my face doesn't get to wet but I still keep cool, you can pick one up on Amazon for just £14.99.
Chill Factor Slushy
Making slushy at home just got super easy with this slushy maker. Simply put the Chill Factor slushy cup in the freezer and once frozen take it out and add in your chilled drink, then squeeze the cup several times and you’ll start to see it turn your drink into a slushy. We have had one of these for a few months now and it works really well and makes slushy in seconds, you can pick one up on Amazon for just £9.99.
EasyAcc Small Personal USB Fan
With three blades in the front and five blades in the rear rotating in opposite directions, this very fancy looking desktop fan is sure to keep you cool, it's also really quiet at between 30-40 dB. You can turn the fan on or off and adjust the speed by touching the top of the fan. simply plug it into a USB port on a plug, laptop or power bank and off you go. I haven't got one of these myself, but the review seems very positive, you can pick one up on Amazon for just £13.99.
All pricing and information correct as of 5 pm on Friday 6th July 2018.
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