Chill Out!

air_portable_pic2_h174 "It's hot," is the understatement of the year. Dude, it's scorching. Even here in the usually mild Pacific Northwest, it's expected to go well over the 100 degree mark today. Oh joy. So what are you supposed to do when you don't have a/c in your office and you've tried everything else? Thankfully, small and portable a/c units have come a long way in the last few years. Our company finally bit the bullet and went out and bought a couple of Sharp portable A/C units. The new CV-P10LC Portable Air Conditioner is affordable and easy to install, as well as easy to move from room to room. It's ultra quiet and can be used as a dehumidifier to remove up to 60 pints of moisture from the air in a single day. The unit also features Plasmacluster (TM) Ion Technology which releases positive and negative ions into the air. It includes a fully featured remote control with LCD display that allows you to control the unit from anywhere in the room. The flexible exhaust hose and window adapter kit allow window installation and venting of the hot air, while keeping rain and insects out. [Product]

desk-ac If the $600 price tag for the Sharp a/c is too rich for your blood, you might give the Desktop Personal Air Conditioner a shot. For under $25, it might give you the some relief from the heat at a more affordable price. The desktop unit uses an ice and fan system to help cool down your cubicle or workspace. [Product]

And if that isn't techie enough, you can always get one of those crazy USB-powered air-conditioned shirts, but, frankly, the diva in me doesn't see a puffed out, air filled shirt being all that flattering...I don't really care how much cooler it is. [via Gizmodo]

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