Best Air Coolers

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 5, 2021
An air cooler will allow you to enjoy a breath of fresh air in an otherwise dry and scorching environment. It doesn't consume as much power as an air conditioner and it doesn't generate as much noise as a fan. So grab one of the best air coolers and make your office, bedroom, or any other place around the house that much more comfortable. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Dimensions and Weight
Power Consumption
Control
Functions
Cooling Time
Features
Power Supply
Warranty
 
PROS

The model can keep on cooling the targeted area for 30 hours straight. You can choose between fan-only, fan and humidifier, and rapid cooling modes. You can also adjust the blades, making them blow up or down. 

CONS

The side handles are small. 

OUR VERDICT

The WiLand Air Conditioning Fan Air Cooler will create a mild, moderate, or strong wind, keeping the wind wet or cold with the humidification option. With its 65-watt output, the unit provides refrigeration comparable to small-time air conditioners.

detailed parameters
Type

Personal / Indoors

Dimensions and Weight

14.8" x 9.5" x 9.5"

8.58 lbs

Power Consumption

65 watts

Control

Mechanical

Functions

3 speeds

Cooling Time

Up to 30 hours

Features

Automatic swing leaf air supply, Water level window, Side handles

Power Supply

Wall outlet

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The water reservoir opening has been put atop the unit, making its refilling hassle-free. The water level window on the bottom left side will make sure you do not overfill the reservoir. The model's range stretches 5 feet. 

CONS

The controls are too sensitive. 

OUR VERDICT

The ADDSMILE Evaporative Air Cooler lets you control everything regarding its output, including the fan speed, cooling level, and the oscillation degree. With these settings, you can turn any environment from suboptimal to perfectly comfortable.

detailed parameters
Type

Personal / Indoors & Outdoors

Dimensions and Weight

9.1" x 6.1" x 5.7"

2.25 lbs

Power Consumption

10 watts

Control

Electronic

Functions

3 speeds, 3 cooling levels, Adjustable 60-/120-degree oscillation

Cooling Time

Up to 9 hours  

Features

Water level window, Top handle

Power Supply

Wall outlet, USB port

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

You can power and recharge this air cooler from/off any USB-enabled device, including laptops and power banks. The wind direction is adjustable. The plastic is sturdy and the non-slip bottom prevents the unit from skidding around.

CONS

The highest speed setting is a little noisy. 

OUR VERDICT

Cooling, fanning, humidifying, sterilizing, diffusing aromas, and illuminating the room with LED mood lights, this model from Auka does it all. Plus, the unit lands among the most lightweight and portable models within its class.

detailed parameters
Type

Personal / Indoors & Outdoors

Dimensions and Weight

7.4" x 6.49" x 6.49"

1.54 Ibs

Power Consumption

50 watts

Control

Electronic

Functions

3 speeds, 7 LED lights

Cooling Time

Up to 5 hours

Features

UV sterilizer, Washable filter (recommended to replace it every 2-3 months), Diffuser tray

Power Supply

USB port

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS
The timer will let you fall asleep with the cooler working yet knowing that you won't wake up with a runny nose. Making sure that the noise levels do not go above 45 decibels, this device will not disturb even the lightest sleepers. 
CONS

The range is pretty limited (~3 feet). 

OUR VERDICT

The Boyon Portable Air Cooler comes equipped with an oversized top handle, enabling easy relocation. The refrigeration and waterless indicator will tell you when it is time to refill the unit. When tipped over, the model will automatically turn off.

detailed parameters
Type

Personal / Indoors

Dimensions and Weight

9" x 5.1" x 5.1"

1.3 lbs

Power Consumption

20 watts

Control

Electronic

Functions

3 speeds, 7 LED lights, 2- and 4-hour timer

Cooling Time

Up to 5 hours

Features

Top handle, Refrigeration and waterless indicator 

Power Supply

Wall outlet

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The model's freon-free operation draws less than 20 watts. Using a cup brush or an ordinary toothbrush, you can easily keep the tank clean. The 420-milliliter (~14 fluid ounces) tank can continuously spray cooling mist for up to 6 hours.

CONS

The whole thing's black, including the water tank, so you can easily overfill this cooler.

OUR VERDICT

The SHSTFD Portable Air Cooler will fit home and office use, workshops, any place with a desk where the temperature is suffocating. You'll be able to adjust the wind direction, lifting the blades or lowering them with 120-degree clearance between two options.

detailed parameters
Type

Personal / Indoors

Dimensions and Weight

9.5" x 5.7" x 3.9"

1.9 lbs

Power Consumption

18 watts

Control

Electronic

Functions

3 speeds, on/off cooling mode

Cooling Time

Up to 6 hours

Features

Waterless indicator,  120-degree adjustable wind direction

Power Supply

Wall outlet

Warranty

1 year

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WiLand Air conditioning fan

30 Hours Cooling Time

The WiLand Air Conditioning Fan Air Cooler is the most intuitive high-output model that we've seen in some time. The controls on this machine are seamless, with wet/cold wind settings and an intensity dial. What sells this product is not its intuitive controls though, it is primarily the cooling time and the output.

While most personal coolers are capping at 5-6 hours, sometimes reaching 10, this one gives you a whopping 30 hours, which is nothing to sneeze at, to say the least. Apart from extending the cooling time, the 65-watt output offers refrigeration that pretty much mimics ACs, something that even the more expensive coolers are seldom offering. Despite its output, the model remains quiet, which's also an impressive feat when we're talking about a unit that almost matches small-time ACs.

What's less impressive are the side handles, a little small and, thus, not necessarily comfortable. Also, at 14.8 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches, this is not the most compact unit and, weighing 8.58 pounds, not the most lightweight but these dimensions are to be expected considering the output.

Long story short, the WiLand Air Conditioning Fan Air Cooler goes above and beyond what air coolers are generally capable of. With this portable unit, you'll be able to control the whole climate indoors.

Review of WiLand Air conditioning fan Air cooler
Last updated price $89.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B085HGNDPJ

 

ADDSMILE Evaporative

Even More Settings

The ADDSMILE Evaporative Air Cooler is but a humble device in most respects. Looking at its 10-watt output, you can deduce that the unit will not be covering sizable premises, not quite. On the upside, this model stretches the cooling time 9 hours, so you can spend an entire day at work with this portable unit keeping you cool and comfortable.

The unit will let you decide between 3 speed settings and 3 cooling levels, spraying a cool mist at least 5 feet, not bad considering that most models within its class cap at 3, maybe 4 tops. Presenting a cold breeze within seconds, this evaporative device can make the temperature drop quite a few notches, reaching 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Last but not least, you can choose between 60- and 120-degree oscillation, cooling the surrounding evenly or targeting a more specific area.

These settings are accessible via the touch-button controls below the blades. The controls are generally fine except a little sensitive, so you can accidentally misclick them but this is not something that can cause a huge issue.

Taking everything above into account, as well as the sizable 700-milliliter (~23.5 fluid ounces) reservoir, and the 5,000 mAh rechargeable battery, what we're left with is an excellent portable climate control solution.

Review of ADDSMILE Evaporative Air Cooler
Last updated price $29.61
Stock In stock
ASIN B089F72XTW

 

Auka Portable

5 Devices in 1

The Auka Portable Air Cooler is as much a cooler as it is an air conditioner (not the strongest, most multifunctional one but still), desk fan, and a humidifier. The 3 speed settings that this model's adopting will let you choose the intensity. The unit will let you adjust the wind direction. Using an evaporative atomization cooling tech, this device keeps you away from dry air and allows you to enjoy the mist.

What's a little less important but one would argue more impressive (considering an already impressive feature lineup) is that this portable unit also comes equipped with 7 LED lights, so you can put it in the bedroom and create a romantic atmosphere. But when you decide to do that, we would recommend avoiding the highest speed setting since that one produces noticeable noise.

Between its UV sterilizer, washable filter, and a diffuser tray, the only real downside somewhat dragging this product down is that its battery life caps at 5 hours and your only option is the built-in rechargeable battery since the model cannot work off the mains. Still, even with this little flaw, the Auka Portable Air Cooler is the best, most versatile option within its budget price bracket that works both indoors and outdoors.

Review of Auka Portable Air Cooler
Last updated price $4.98
Stock In stock
ASIN B0886B2ZS1

 

Boyon Portable

Easy Relocation

The Boyon Portable Air Cooler does not just cool the air, it also looks pretty cool. Sure, as far as these devices are concerned, aesthetics are not that important, but they can warrant bonus points as long as the product delivers where it counts, which is pretty much the case here. We're not crazy about its limited (3 feet) range, so you have to place the unit quite close to you. Aside from that though, we have no real complaints.

We're certainly not complaining about the 2- and 4-hour timer options that will let you turn on the device and go to sleep without worrying that you will wake up with a runny nose. We're not complaining about the sizable top handle either, enabling easy transportation. Sure, the 5-hour cooling time is nothing to write home about (though nothing to scoff at as well), but we cannot say the same about the model's practically silent operation, keeping the noise levels below 45 decibels.

The last 2 stops before wrapping this one are the standard 3 speed settings and the less standard 7 LED lights that you can use to illuminate a small area or make the atmosphere a little more romantic.

In short, the Boyon Portable Air Cooler is the one model that you can easily move between rooms without experiencing any discomfort and without sacrificing settings or performance.

Review of Boyon Portable Air Cooler
Last updated price $0.00
Stock May be out of stock
ASIN B085DLTPQQ

 

SHSTFD Portable

Satisfactory Personal Output

The SHSTFD Portable Air Cooler can be used both as an ordinary fan or, when you fill the tank with water and some ice, as an air cooler. Barring that, the device also doubles as a mist humidifier, making the atmosphere indoors less dry. When standing beside the models reviewed above, this model easily holds its ground, except that the whole thing's black, including its tank, so you can easily overfill the unit, an oversight (we presume) that we would like to see improved next time.

Removing its appearance from the equation, the unit borrows multiple elements from its competition (or the industry's playbook), including the 3 speed settings and the on/off cooling mode that lets you switch between fanning and cooling. Likewise, you can adjust the wind direction 120 degrees, making the model blow up or down.

Size-wise, measuring 9.5 x 5.7 x 3.9 inches, this device is quite tall but also quite thin, so you should be able to find enough space on most desks without moving around multiple items. Plus, with the cooling effect lasting 6 hours, you will not have to move these items every few hours.

Bottom line, assuming you're fine with its tall-ish profile, the SHSTFD Portable Air Cooler should satisfy personal use both at home and in the office.

Review of SHSTFD Portable Quiet Air Cooler Misting Fan
Last updated price $11.92
Stock In stock
ASIN B085CD2KBM

 

What Is an Air Cooler?

We all wish for the summer to come along and save us from the chilly spring weather. But when it inevitably does, we also get a reminder that summer isn't all sunshine and rainbows, it is also a scorching hot temperature that makes you want to live in a freezer until the fall comes. Different people try different methods of bringing that temperature down to an acceptable minimum. The problem is, an air conditioner consumes way too much energy and a personal fan is simply too inefficient. Fortunately, an air cooler is arguably the best solution to the problem. It doesn't consume too much energy, the majority of them are light and compact enough to be portable, and, unlike regular fans, a cooler like that also humidifies the area around the user. All you have to do is simply pour some water into the water tank, plug the device into the required power supply, and enjoy somewhere between 4 to 8 hours of fresh air, depending on the model. Some of those models also include LED lights and, not dissimilar to standard fans, the absolute majority of air coolers come with 2 or 3 speed settings that you can adjust according to your preferences.

That said, even the most powerful personal air coolers won't be able to control the temperature in the entire house. So, if that's what you want to do, you might want to purchase an air conditioner after all. And when the summer is gone, get yourself a ceramic heater or a personal heater to keep yourself warm.

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Publish Date: 2018-06-15 11:22:00