Following our intriguing look at air conditioned clothing, we decided to leave fashion alone and have a rummage with a view to discovering what other strange air conditioned items are available to buy at the moment. Needless to say, we weren’t disappointed. It seems that if you’re hot enough and have enough disposable income, pretty much anything can be electronically cooled.
1. Your Bed
Japanese company Kuchofuku – also responsible for some of the cool clothing we featured previously – have also decided to manufacture a mattress cover which could end those unbearably hot nights. Dual fans positioned within the foot of the mattress suck air through what is essentially an air cushion from the head of the bed. The air then circulates around the bed and ensures a comfortable night’s sleep. The accessory can be bought here.
2. Your Golf Cart
We’ve all experienced it. You’re driving around the golf course in a cart, not a care in the world, but the sun is selfishly and constantly beating down on you and threatening your composure. Enter the Mighty Kool MG3, a portable air conditioning unit which claims to be the ‘World’s First & Only Dual System Roof Top Golf Cart Air Conditioner’. It attaches to the golf cart’s roof and promises to keep your head cool no matter how badly you’re playing. Buy it here.
3. Your Garden
The strangest air-conditioner we found, and probably the most ridiculous, is the Intelli Cool, an outdoor air conditioner which beavers away in order to cool the air around you as you sunbathe in your garden. The device uses ‘special water evaporation technology’ to lower the temperature should you be overheating outside and even has a built in lamp to ensure sufficient light while you cool down at night.
4. Your Local Bus Stop
We all know that Dubai is an incredibly hot place to live, or visit. We also know that Dubai is (or was at least when these things were implemented) an extremely affluent region of the world. No wonder then that there are more than a couple of air conditioned bus shelters lining the city’s streets, cooling down commuters as they wait for the next wave of public transport. The bus stop above can be found near the Burj Al Arab.
5. Your Office Chair
Providing you have a bum and work somewhere that has at least once experienced a hot day, you will no doubt have suffered from a case of ‘sweaty buttocks’ at the office. Well, the same Japanese company which brought us the air conditioned bed have come up with a product to combat this very condition. It’s an air conditioned seat cushion and can ‘pump up to 170 litres of air per minute through the seat using an extraordinarily low amount of electricity in the process‘. You can buy the product, provided you speak Japanese, here.
6. Your Coffin
If there’s one thing I’d wish for when I die, it’s to not be overheating whilst resting in my coffin. Thankfully a Serbian company have developed a £4’500 hi-tech coffin which apparently keeps the corpse’s body at a low temperature prior to burial, ensuring a humidity-free ceremony for all. A spokesman said, “People imagine they want to feel comfortable in a coffin. They feel they want to be as relaxed as possible as they make their journey to the next world”. Nice.
7. Your Dog’s Luxury Kennel
Gone are the days when you could shove your dog in a wooden box in the backyard. These days people make a living from producing dog houses more luxurious than most people’s homes. The example above belongs to Rachel Hunter’s dog and is an exact miniature replica of the model’s mansion, including a working air-conditioning system. If you possess the money and madness to purchase your own air-conditioned dog house, go here.