Record-breaking heat continues to scorch most of the country. Unfortunately, the high heat and suffocating humidity are expected to last for days.
While you could beat the heat by duct taping foil to the outside of your windows, there are other ways to stay cool. From pillows designed to wick away heat to personal fans you can drape around your neck, these summer gadgets were made to help you beat the heat. Also, make sure to check out our guide on how to cool down a room in a heatwave.
Best summer sales — quick links
- Air conditioners/portable AC: deals from $49 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
- Air purifiers: Dyson, Blueair, more from $41 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
- Breathable bedding: 20% off @ Layla Sleep (opens in new tab)
- Cold brew makers: from $17 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Ice cream/yogurt makers: up to 50% off Cuisinart, Breville, more @ Wayfair (opens in new tab)
- Insulated water bottles: deals from $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Personal fans: deals from $12 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Bladeless Neck Fan: was $41 now $35 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Sure, it looks gimmicky, but the ComLife Bladeless Neck Fan actually does a decent job of keeping you cool. You can set it to any one of four different speeds (ranging from mild to strong) and it can be charged via USB. Plus, its bladeless design makes it safe for anyone to wear.
Hydro Flask 20-ounce Coffee Mug: was $34 now $25 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Staying hydrated is a must during the summer and the Hydro Flask is one of the best water bottles we've tested. The reusable, stainless steel thermos is BPA-free and fits in most car cup holders. It also features a strap that makes it easy to carry. However, we love it because it does an excellent job of keeping liquids cold for 24 hours.
Layla Kapok Pillow: buy one, get one 50% off @ Layla (opens in new tab)
The Kapok Pillow is one of the best pillows for keeping cool. It's designed to wick away body heat and stop the growth of bacteria on your skin. It accomplishes this thanks to its outer cover and inner fill, which is a blend of memory foam and lightweight Kapok fibers that are airier and softer than cotton or wool. Currently, when you buy one at full price ($109 for queen), you'll get another at 50% off.
Presto Dorothy Rapid Cold Brewer: was $49 now $41 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Make the perfect cold brew from the comforts of your home with the Presto Dorothy Rapid Cold Brewer. It makes cold brew coffee in as little as 15 minutes via its rapid brew tech. Just fill its carafe with water, adjust the machine's whirlpool speed, add coffee grounds, and you're good to go. It makes up to 22 ounces per batch.
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker: was $95 now $87 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Want ice cream, but don't feel like standing in line at your local ice cream shop? The Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker is one of the best ice cream makers around. The machine can make up to 2 quarts of ice cream, sorbet, or frozen yogurt in just 25 minutes. Make sure to click the digital coupon to save $7 at checkout. By comparison, Wayfair has it on sale for $100 (opens in new tab).
Tovolo Popsicle Molds: was $14 now $13 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Treat the kids — or yourself — to some homemade popsicles with the Tovolo Popsicle Mold. Each mold has a built-in drip-guard handle that prevents sticky hands by collecting drips from melting popsicles. The base can make up to six popsicles at once and they're all reusable. It's made of BPA-free plastic.
Kespen Window Film: was $40 now $27 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
It won't replace your air conditioner, but window film is a great way to reduce heat in any room. Simply apply it to your windows and it will reflect sunlight back outside. It also provides tinting, so you can still see outside your windows.