Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 104
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Grace LIVE IN A SMALL ONE BDRM - COLD AIR DOES NOT WORK AND LEAKS!!
After reading all good reviews, I thought why not get one to help cool my room or living room since I stay at a one bedroom apt. Shipment was fast and excited to use it right away. After I added the water and ice, first thing I notice was the leak on the water outlet and on the button of the filter net. I added a lot of ice but still doesn't blow cold air and my apt got even hotter than usual. I'll give it a week and if it still doesn't cool, I'll return the product!
July 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SKNJ07601 better than I thought
I saw some mixed reviews in many places but it's actually better than I thought. it's definitely better than a regular fan I bought for more money at bed bath and so on. It's obviously not going to be equal to an AC but if you need to get something I would get this over a fan. It's a bit of a work with the water and all but like I said it's better than a fan.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ari12345 Relaxing, worth the price, and works great!
This product works great!!! It sends a nice cool breeze throughout the room when you add ice, and it keeps the room from being dry for sure! Also I love that you can just use it as a fan! The one thing that suprised me is that when you use it to humidify it sounds like theres a waterfall trickling down! At first I laughed cuz I really wasnt excpecting that but it really came to be very relaxin to fall asleep to! Very easy to take care of, never need replacement filters that cost $$, so it was worth th $100 in that respect! However, youare supposed to drain the water after about 2 weeks or so, so I wish the spout to do this was in an easier place; its on the bottom. Also if it is on for more than 1hr the machine has perspiration on the outside, so I keep a small towel underneathe. However in all reality both are minor setbacks in comparison to its advantges.
May 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by johnmac Excellent for price, little work required
The cooler works well for the Portland, Oregon area. Very few houses come with AC, so this is an excellent portable alternative. There is some work required though - be ready to change the water every 2 days, or have smelly air blasted on your face (the manual says this)
July 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Excellent value for the price
Very quiet, works well for a bedroom size room. Very happy with performance. Customer service from this company is really great. Highly recommend this product
July 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Steph A bigger fan...
This "portable AC" is just an bigger fan that blows slightly cooler than room temperature. I live in Denver with no AC so we were dying for something to help cool off our small bedroom at night to make it more comfortable to sleep. This almost made the room hotter (even with a window cracked for the humidity to escape) and after 1 night and a 20lb bag of ice it was not much better than out $30 fan from Target... We gave it 4 days and it just doesn't seem to cool anything down unless you have it blowing directly on you.
Not worth the money.
August 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BriM Awesome!
We've been using this for about 2 weeks now and had temperatures in the high 90's. We use it in our living room and it cools really well. We followed the directions exactly and put the 3quarts of water and ice and then ice packs in the top. My husband runs very hot and is a mail carrier, so when he comes home, he is burning up. This does the trick. Most nights by 6 we are ready to turn it off because we get chilled.
If it's humid, make sure to open the windows so it can work properly. We really love this little machine. We have no A/C and our swamp cooler doesn't cool the bottom half of the house (nor is it currently working.) This is great.
June 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GRO1969 It Serves a Purpose
I have an open floor plan rambler that nothing keeps cool. This doesn't cool the main room area but it does cool whatever you point it at - you or the dog who is his pen all day long. It has a lot of features including a sleep timer which is nice. You can add ice into the water reservoir and also on top in a special tray for more cooling effect. It hasn't leaked as noted by others. The screen lifts out easily for cleaning. The drain plug is underneath everything, but where else would you expect this to be for maximum drainage? Arrived quickly and no damage to the box in shipping. FYI - no one at the local HD store knew what this product was or its purpose.
August 2, 2014