Are you too hot? Can't run an air-conditioner? Stuck on a sweaty tube train? You need a USB-C powered personal cooling device!
There are loads of personal electric fans available - but I've gone for something slightly more high-tech. A neck-wearable Peltier cooler. It looks like this:
And fits round your neck like this:
There is a USB-C cable running from my computer into my neck. I am now fully jacked in to the cybermatrix.— Terence Eden (@edent) July 9, 2021
Time to leave meatspace behind, losers! pic.twitter.com/auUvUv8pem
Huge thanks to Naomi Wu for alerting me to these devices
Does it work?
Yes! Hold down the power button and it switches on to low mode. Press the button again and it goes into super cooling mode. Here's a quick video review:
I felt noticeably cooler while wearing it.
Only two minor irritants. There's no built in battery - so you'll need a portable battery or to be plugged in to some other USB source. The fans make a bit of noise - not a huge amount, but noticeable.