This Mini Personal Air Conditioner Cools Small Spaces

Andrew LaSane

Designed as a portable solution for personal comfort, the Evapolar personal air conditioner is a compact "climate control system" that provides cool, moist air to the area of a room where it sits. The quiet, fully contained system plugs into an outlet and needs water to operate, making it ideal for small workspaces and other environments where full-sized air conditioning units are not practical. 

Evapolar cools and humidifies while being far more energy efficient and eco-friendly than traditional air conditioners. According to reviewer John Biggs at TechCrunch, users of the Evapolar should not expect the cube to be as powerful as a traditional air conditioner, but they will notice the difference. "The goal here is to reduce energy usage while keeping things nice and cool," he writes. "Because it has almost no moving parts and, thanks to the basalt material, it won’t rot or spread nastiness while it spreads loving coolness and humidity."

After a successful Indiegogo campaign, the Evapolar is expected to begin shipping next June and is currently available for preorder.