Top 10 Gadgets to Survive the Heat

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As winter becomes a distant memory and the mercury starts to rise, it’s essential to prepare yourself for those warmer months ahead. Getting hot and bothered is no fun for anyone, so with this in mind here are 10 gadgets that’ll help you survive the heat in style – you could even take several of them away with you if you’re planning a summer holiday this year.
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1) Water Spray Cooling Fan

Why use a traditional handheld fan when you can opt for a motorised water spray cooling fan instead?

Available in many different colours these quirky gadgets are sleek, lightweight and highly portable making them a must-have for the hot season.

While the powerful blades will blow a cool breeze over your face, the handy water nozzle will give the extra freshness you really need during a heatwave or a trip to a warm climate.
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2) USB Desk Fan

Hot weather can be great if you’re in the pool or enjoying a BBQ with friends and family, but if you’re cooped up in a sweaty office it can be miserable.

The good news is that gadgets such as a USB desk fan are designed to make your working life easier by providing some much-needed breeze. Compatible with desktops, notebooks and other gadgets they’re incredibly handy to have around and can even be used on-the-go.
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This pen fan is one example of tiny temperature control

3) Mini Fan

A mini fan will let you take it on the move with you, and there are some great examples of innovation, such as the pictured Breeze Pen Fan.

These battery-powered fans cools at the touch of a button and are ideal for students in stuffy exam rooms, busy professionals who are forced to wear a suit even on scorching days and anyone simply looking for a bit of portable air conditioning. It’s also surprisingly quiet so you won’t have to worry about irritating colleagues or commuters.
Dyson fans make the air cool in more ways than one
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4) Dyson Bladeless Fan

Dyson has been responsible for some pretty great inventions over the years but their bladeless tower fan has to be one of the best for battling those sweaty summer days.

These futuristic-looking blowers pull in the surrounding air and blast it out 18 times more powerfully using state-of-the-art amplifying technology.

Unlike traditional fans they offer a continuous smooth stream of air which can provide instant relief when the sun has its hat on. Moreover, they have no blades making them safer to use around children.
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5) Car Refrigerator

If you’ve ever been on a road trip in summer, you’ll know that car picnics and beverages can become horribly warm very quickly.

Hot sandwiches and lukewarm drinks are far from pleasant, so it might be worth investing in one of the many car refrigerators on offer.

These can be plugged into the car cigarette lighter via an adapter and will help keep your provision nice and cold. Many gadgets also have a warming function meaning you can use the product all year round.
We all scream for ice cream, so why not make it yourself?
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We all scream for ice cream, so why not make it yourself?

6) Ice Cream Maker

What would summer be without an ice cream on a warm day? While you can always take a trip to an ice cream van or parlour, there are many gadgets these days that will help you make a smooth, creamy dessert in no time.

And, as you are in control of the ingredients, you can whip up your favourite flavours and make ice cream suitable for allergy suffers.

Research recipes online and you could even add sorbets and frozen yoghurt to the menu which is sure to please anyone looking for something refreshing to enjoy on a summer’s afternoon.
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Nice ice on a summer day will cool you down

7) Snow Cone Machine

There are several things you just can’t do without when it’s warm and stuffy – particularly cold water and ice.

Icy drinks are essential but if you’re looking for more of a fun way to cool people down, investing in a snow cone machine could be the way forward.

These produce shaved ice chips that can then be drenched in your favourite syrup or combined with juice/soda to create a delicious slushy drink.
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Walkman on water: great for swimming to music

8) Waterproof MP3 Player

Going for a dip is one of the best ways to survive the summer heat and thanks to products like the Sony Walkman W Series MP3 you can now swim along to your favourite tune.

These waterproof headphones and inbuilt MP3 player can be submerged in up to two metres of water for up to eight hours and are ideal for sport-lovers and water babies alike.
These t-shirts will let you cool down the more you sweat
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These t-shirts will let you cool down the more you sweat

9) Zero Cooling Wear

Wearable technology is currently taking the world by storm with fascinating new products being released on a regular basis.

Omni-Freeze ZERO cooling wear, for example, features Xylitol technology which works to cool you down the more you sweat.

It quite literally reacts to what your body is doing helping to keep you refreshed even while exercising during the summer months.  The material also comes with built-in stretch and offers protection from the sun.
The Smart Band will look after you in the sun
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The Smart Band will look after you in the sun

10) June Smart Band

From smartwatches that monitor your heart rate to accessories that tell how many calories you’ve burnt, there seems no end to what wearable technology can achieve.

There are even gadgets which will help you stay safe in the sun with the Netatmo June Smart Band, telling you when to put on a hat, what SPF sunscreen you should apply and even when to go back inside. A clever inbuilt sensor syncs with your smartphone and settings can be personalised to meet your needs.
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