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Handy Cooler Mini-Air Conditioner Review

Overall Rating:
4.1 out of 5 stars
Handy Cooler Mini Air ConditionerClick to Enlarge

Handy Cooler

The Handy Cooler is much more than a portable hand-held fan. In fact, it’s one of the first mini air conditioners of this kind to arrive on the market. Featured in the acclaimed M.I.T technology review magazine, a breath of cool air using the patented air cooling technology can be utilized at the flick of a switch. It can be hand-held or adjusted to be used on a desktop.

Review Details

The manufacturer behind this little air conditioner has thought about how the human body naturally cools itself when it gets too hot. They have used this technology to produce one of the most effective and smallest portable air conditioners on the market.

Truly portable, the Handy Cooler mini air conditioner can be with you 24/7. It will run off a USB, batteries and can even be plugged into an 110V outlet. Using this unit couldn’t be easier. Simply soak the cellulose cooling filter in water, switch the unit on and you’ll receive advanced evaporative cooling on the go. It also has a hybrid design which means it will happily sit on a flat surface making it perfect for home or office.

What We Liked

  • Truly Portable
    The Handy Cooler mini air conditioner can be taken anywhere. If you are commuting, at a sporting event or even taking a walk in the park, you can stay cool no matter how warm the weather is. Doubling as a desk fan, this unit is also perfect for home or office.
  • Whisper Quiet Operation
    With a noise level of just 30dB the soft turbine will not disturb sleep or other times of the day when additional noise can be an issue.
  • Patented Air Cooling Technology
    The Handy Cooler uses ‘evaporative technology’ developed on a much smaller scale. The turbine draws in air through the cellulose filter and produces a cool breeze up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit lower than the ambient temperature.
  • Functional/Stylish Design
    With its ergonomic design this unit can comfortably be held all day. It also comes in three stylish colors – black – pink – blue.

What We Didn't Like

  • Not Recommended for Humid Conditions
    Because the Handy Cooler uses evaporative technology, it’s not recommended for use in high humidity conditions.
  • Pricey
    You can expect to pay anything up to $50 for this unit. However, since the technology used isn’t new to the market, it is new to units of this size which is why it costs that little bit extra.


If you’re looking for a mini air conditioner that will cool you down in hot weather no matter where you are, the Handy Cooler is the answer. It’s very easy to use and doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. Design has also been thought about. With an ergonomic handle, comfort whilst holding for long periods is not an issue. You will pay a little more for this unit, but the Handy Cooler really is a true mini air conditioner.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: May 15, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Handy Cooler
Dimensions (L x W x H):
2 x 2.5 x 7 inches
0.75 lbs
Power Supply:
3 Volts
5 Watt
Noise level:
30 dB
Heater Mode:
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Yes, 2 speeds
Remote Control:
Fan-Only Mode:
Air Direction Control:
Oscillate Option:
Air Filter:
Particle Filter:
Antimicrobial Protection:
Dehumidification Option:
Automatic Restart:
Drain Option:
Energy Star Certified:
1 year

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