The reason we leave the house during summer is to bask in the temperate weather of the sunny outdoor skies. While it’s fun, there are days when the mercury rises so high, all you want to do is lock yourself in an air-conditioned room until the night rolls around. That would be a good time to have the Zero Breeze on standby.
A portable air conditioner, it measures just 18.3 x 6.5 x 3.8 inches (l x w x h) and weighs 8.8 pounds, all while delivering enough cooling power to lower the temperature in a 50-foot room. More impressively, it can get temperatures to as low as 44.6 degrees Fahrenheit in close quarters, which should be cold enough to make you want to wear a light jacket.
Unlike other portable air conditioners, the Zero Breeze doesn’t require a power outlet, as it comes with a battery dock that can keep it running for five hours between charges. It uses a rotary compressor with Dupont’s R-134a refrigerant, the same coolant used for the air-conditioning systems found in automobiles and home chiller systems. Of course, it can be used indoors, too, although you’ll need to hook it up to the included exhaust hose to get rid of hot air through a window opening.
Features include three temperature settings, three fan speed settings, adjustable airflow blades, and a convenient carry handle on top. Aside from cooling down the air, the device also pulls multiple duties as a 3W Bluetooth speaker, a mobile charging station (it has two USB ports), and soft camp lighting (it comes with LED lights around the airflow blades.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for Zero Breeze. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $389.