Evapolar is introducing a portable “climate control system” that can humidify and cool air in a small area. It's a fully contained system that only needs a power outlet and water to operate, making it perfect for workspaces, sleeping areas, and rooms where a full-sized air conditioner isn’t practical.
While the toaster-sized device doesn’t pack the same punch as a conventional air conditioner, it still manages to keep things nice and cool. It can reportedly reduce outgoing airflow temperature by 30°F (17°C) depending on humidity, and work for 4 to 6 hours on a full tank.
The device’s efficiency is the result of the company’s patented EvaBreeze material—a non-toxic material made with nano-glass fibers that has evaporative properties.
In 2015, the first version of Evapolar managed to raise $1.2 million via a successful Indiegogo campaign. The company recently launched and concluded a new campaign to fund Evapolar 2, which improves on the original design.
Evapolar 2 is even more efficient than its first iteration. It uses an improved version of the Evabreeze material, a bigger water tank that’s spill proof, and more aerodynamic fan blades that increase airflow and make less noise. The device also comes with a smartphone app that lets users change its settings remotely.
10 watts is still all it takes to power the device, which means a PC, laptop, power bank, and solar battery are all viable energy sources in addition to electrical outlets. Evapolar 2 will retail for $300. Check out the company’s website for details.