Prime Day is the time to shop for everything you didn’t know you needed AND everything that’s been on your shopping list for ever. And portable mini air conditioners could fall into either category. Whether they’re something you didn’t know existed, or something you’ve been having “I should probably buy this” thoughts about, they are on sale for Prime Day.
And just in time, too. It’s a hot summer, particularly in certain parts of the country (including RMN’s Austin home). A heat dome is literally trapping heat (and us with it!) over large swaths of the southern U.S.
Why Get a Mini Portable Air Conditioner?
Mini portable ACs (sometimes called personal coolers) are small air conditioning units that cool a small amount of space. How much space depends on the size of the unit, but think a single small room or even just the space immediately around you. This makes them ideal for an office or a bedroom. They’re especially handy for these situations:
- When your AC is broken (and you need a quick stop-gap for your bedside until it’s fixed).
- Work days in your home office that’s far from your home’s central air unit and that gets a lot of sun. You just need a bit more oomph than a regular fan to stay cool in there.
- Hot summer days when you’re trying to reduce your power bill and want to give your regular AC a break. Mini ACs let you turn up your home’s temp by a few degrees and enjoy cool air in your immediate vicinity.
Mini ACs run anywhere from four to nine hours on a single tank, depending on the model. And, because the air has been run through the water tank, they can double as a humidifier, great for hot dry climates.
There’s a lot of variation in the portable AC world, including models that require you to hook up a hose that goes outside. But, here, we’ll be covering the quick fix (because it’s hot and we don’t want to deal with hoses OR the outside) — mini portable ACs that requires only a power source and some water. The water you put in the unit cools the air and blows it onto you. Think of it as a svelte swamp cooler.
The Best Portable Mini Air Conditioner Deals for Prime Day
If you’ve been curious about Portable Mini ACs, Prime Day is bringing their Amazon Prime Day price tags down (below $50 in some cases).
SEEPER Evaporative Cooler, 3-in-1 Room Air Conditioner — $119.99 (25% off)
One of the spendier portable ACs on our list, this model is on the larger side (it’ll need to sit on the floor). Amazon reviewers give it 4 out of 5 stars, and praise the fact that it packs a lot of power for its size and runs quietly.
It comes with four freezable ice packs so that it cools you down more than water-only models. And it offers oscillation, casters to direct the air and three wind speed settings. It’s remote controllable and lasts up to eight hours on a full tank.
Portable Air Conditioner Fan, KUUOTE Personal Space Air Conditioner Mini Desk Fan – $24.79 (50% Off)
This budget-friendly option doesn’t take up much space. Think of it as the higher-tech version of the water bottle spray fan. It has three adjustable speeds, mood lights and various settings (so you can use it as a cooler or even just a fan). Add ice to make it cool you down more effectively.
Do note that this product is SMALL. It won’t effectively cool a space, but it will cool YOU.
Portable Air Conditioner, Upgraded Multifunction 4 in 1 Cooling Fan — $35.19 (20% off)
This one’s truly portable, as its USB cable means you can hook it up to a laptop or rechargeable battery. It functions as a cooler, a fan, a humidifier and an air purifier. It runs for eight hours on a full tank of water. And it’s small enough to fit in a backpack.
The removable filter is freezable, which allows for more cooling.
Trustech Evaporative Air Cooler, Indoor Oscillating Swamp Cooler Fan — $136.79 (25% off)
This model is a bit on the tall side (at 42.52 inches), so it’ll need to sit on the floor. But that means it sends out a taller column of cool air. This cooler has three wind speed settings and oscillates, which makes it more usable if, say, there’s a group of you hanging out on the porch.
The Trustech cooler also has two ice compartments in which you can place freezable ice packs, so you can really load it up on hot days. The remote control means you can control it without having to leave the couch.
Evapolar evaCHILL Portable Air Conditioner — $76.80 (23% Off)
This mini air conditioner looks like a USB-powered ice cube. Hook it up to a portable battery and take it on the road or in your RV. It’s also right at home on a desk. Reviewers say it runs four to five hours on a full tank.
It doesn’t have the bells and whistles other models do, but it receives 3.5 out of 5 stars from reviewers for its energy efficiency and portability.
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