(credit: Thanko) Portable Water-cooled Cold Air Fan | ¥1,480.00 | www.thanko.jp
sometimes when you are out and about, quelling the heat by using a portable fan just isn’t enough. understanding this, Thanko Japan has a brilliant solution by introducing water into the mix. meet the Portable Water-cooled Cold Air Fan [JP], it has a sponge within its sleek chassis to soak up water to give you a boost of cool air, thanks to the law of evaporation. you can even add aromatherapy oil to it for the added therapeutic effect. i bet you didn’t think aromatherapy could go mobile, did you? the gadget runs of four AA batteries or directly from a powered USB port.
unlike some who thought that this is an idiotic portable cooler, we thought the concept was pretty awesome. though, we are not sure how powerful the motor is cos’ it is after all, powered by just four AA batteries. nevertheless, we love the detail of the design and the hand strap is certainly a nice touch. costing just ¥1,480 (about US$19), it is yet another Japan-only product but we are confident that you already know the drill by now on how you could lay your hands on Japan-only products. a few more look of the Portable Water-cooled Cold Air Fan after the break.