As we approach the middle of the year, the mercury is rising. While Singapore is more fortunate than some places currently experiencing scorching heatwaves, it also had a record-high temperature of 36.7 degrees Celsius for May. This intense heat is expected to persist for the rest of the month. Besides staying hydrated and switching on the AC, here are 5 gadgets that will help you beat the heat.
Close Comfort Cool Focus
Running the AC may be expensive, especially if you're the only one at home. Instead, check out the Close Comfort Cool Focus, which sends a blast of cool air at you. It can achieve temperatures as low as 17 degrees Celsius, and uses less electricity than a typical air-conditioner. You also don't have to worry about water condensation — there's no pipe either.
Ambi Climate 2
Unsatisfied with your old, not-so-smart air-conditioner? While you can replace the entire system, it will definitely be more expensive than trying to optimise and smarten your AC using the Ambi Climate 2. This smart controller not only lets you adjust your AC via an app, it also uses machine learning to tweak the room temperature to your preferences.
Drinkmate Sparkling Water & Soda Maker
What's better than a cold drink to cool you down on a sweltering day? A cold AND fizzy drink, of course. The Drinkmate Sparkling Water & Soda Maker lets you make your own fizzy drink at home, so you can make them as healthy (or as unhealthy) as you like. The actual carbonation process is straightforward enough with the Drinkmate, and you can exchange the empty CO2 cylinders via delivery.
Torras Coolify 2
You can blast your AC at home, but you can't bring it with you when you're out. Or can you? Well, the Torras Coolify 2 may not have that kind of cooling power, but it's a portable one that wraps around your neck and runs on battery. The latest version works much better than the original, thanks to an improved design that moves the cooling plates to the sides.
ErgoTune Supreme v3
Even with the AC on, a leather chair still feels warm to me after extended use, especially if I'm gaming. That's why I prefer a mesh version like the ErgoTune Supreme v3. Not only is it ideal for our humid climate, it comes with many adjustable, ergonomic features that make it a very comfy chair.
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