Review Content Disappointed -Arrived without the remote - still waiting - -Does not cool that well -After the freezer packs are defrosted air is room temperature and humid This is a very practical and useful prod Will be used as a movable product, e.g., warn areas in the home and take with us in our motor home. Perfect for the purpose for which I purchased it. This is perfect for use in bedroom on warm nights in Colorado. Just the right size and is compact and easy to move around. The fan is not terribly noisy and the timer feature is great. Overall, I couldnt be more pleased with the product. I would buy this evaporative again Its known that evaporative coolers have little effect in high humidity. Since my area is humid in the summer I have not gotten much cooling, which I understand. The unit does have a powerful fan and is easy to roll around on my shop. Portable Evaporative Cooler I use this product as an air conditioner to bring the temperature down significantly to call the room off. This is convenient, easy to use and works beautifully. this item is the best for any moment, for any place. its the best I would love to buy this again... Highly Recommended.! It works great - easy control -- Great Buy! I like it! Love Everything About It! Throws cool air both indoors and outside on patio. Makes sitting on the patio in hot weather more comfortable. Runs quiet. Swing function is a great feature. Absolutely love this product. Waiting for it to arrive We are waiting to get it. Shipping is taking too long Everything I Expected Im looking forward to saving on my electric bill this summer as a result of this purchase! Best product on the market. I live in Las Vegas where even the nights stay hot during the summer. I bought this cooler primarily to use in my outdoor seating area and it works great. It is so light weight, I can easily carry it into the house. It is perfect to cool down the kitchen while I am cooking and an added comfort to the great room while watching TV. I wish I had bought this item sooner. It is wonderful. The battery in remote is literally impossible to install I havent owned it long enough to determine its true value. One big negative is how hard it is to open the battery compartment to install the battery in the remote. Not as good as it sounded I bought this cooler to use upstairs in my hot apartment. The water tank needs refilled quite often & the cooler leaks all over inside when you pull out the tank to refill it (even though I turn the cooler off first, before opening the refill tank). For the price I expected it to cool a lot better. This cooler doesnt even cool down one small bedroom upstairs. The cooler makes the room feel muggy instead of cooler. Adding cold water & ice cubes doesnt make it any cooler/colder. It is quiet & the fan portion works/blows just like a fan should. Ive tried this cooler for two weeks now & Im unimpressed. Going to see if its not too late to return since it doesnt meet our needs. LAS Unfortunately this product did not cool a small bedroom which is why I bought it. It makes for a very good fan but thats all. I am disappointed. I do not intend to return it as I can make use of it as a fan in my basement, albeit an expensive fan. Sorry about the negative review as I had hoped it would work as advertised. Poor product good service from SI Dont be fooled. This product doesnt cool air just circulates it like a fan. I returned product twice as it never did what it is advertised to do. Sharper Image was great though and made it easy for me to return and get money back. They even sent me a new product once to make sure the first wasnt faulty. In the end it is not an AC unit and I got my money back. Great product I use the product in home, fan is quiet and cools nicely however when using the humidifier I dont like the water sound. Great Cooler I use on patio in Houston, Texas, during hottest summer days. Love the cool air. PEC is A gift for my husband on Fathers Day, we use the PEC in our 3rd floor bedroom. No need for use of a noisy air conditioner and the PEC is less costly to run, than a window air conditioner. It works great and we love it. Wonderful! Great purchase. I love the humidifier part. I am not sure if I should but I put one drop of essential oil in the water and your room turns into a spa. I love the fact that the filter can be cleaned and not replaced. Great purchase. Fan works great and does the job. Great cooling fan! Works great inside for additional cooling and on porch or patio. Does Not Work Put in a small bedroom. Was not extremely hot so just tried it without the ice pack and it made the room warmer. Tried again another day with the ice pack and had the same result. I am returning it. Does not work at all. Nice fan, but no air conditioner. I use mine mostly to help cool and circulate along with my air conditioner in another room. It cools my entire apartment! I only use the ice packs and water when its really hot or the air conditioner isnt on. Im hoping to keep my electric bill down by not having to use two A/C units. I really like the style of the fan and ease of moving around because its got wheels. Just doesnt cool We have a small dog that lives in our small garage. I was hoping this would cool it down a little for these summer months. The fan is fine, nothing exceptional. Its probably a decent humidifier. But in now way does it cool. i tried with just water and then with the ice packs. This Room Cooler is great for a hot and dry climate. Excellent value and very useful. Attractive design and quiet. Also, arrived a week earlier than expected. Highly recommend this unit. Really dissatisfied. It became a sauna Really disappointing. It definitely didnt cool the room. It instead made it into a sauna. The outside was cooler than being in the room. Very dissatisfied especially since the room were in is 10x10. This is that we are in San Francisco where its not even that hot. I would not recommend to anyone. portable evaporative cooler I have a 2nd floor southwest corner bedroom that I use a ceiling fan for cooling. I thought this cooler would help. When I set it up The temp was 76 degrees, and when I went back an hour and a half later it was 88 degrees. I am sending the cooler back and will stick with the fans. Just the thing for a long, hot summer! Although I am using this cooling device in a room larger than suggested, it makes quite a difference. Adding the two frozen bricks to the water does help a lot. The only drawback is that it uses up the water fairly quickly, but it isnt really a big deal to refill it. Really glad I tried it! Best Fan I Ever Bought We have an outside screen tent for smoking and it is perfect to keep everyone cool while outside. The ice packs make it even more cooler. I love this item and would recommend it to anyone. We also use it when we go camping. Portable evaporater Blows quiet Seems to help. We have one very large room in our home that directly affects the comfort of the entire house. We purchased this product to hopefully lower the temperature in that room. Weve only had it a couple of days, but it seems to help. Very convenient when an AC unit is not feasable! Would have been the top gadget for our holidays but the remote control came without the battery sleeve and its useless. I have contacted support for a replacement although. Like design and functions Would but it again Saved My Summer Due to the location of my bedroom, the temperature is about 20 degrees higher than the rest of the house and turning down the air conditioner does not seem to help. The Portable Evaporator Cooler worked quickly to lower the temperature in my room at least 20 degrees so my room does not feel like a hot box. My sleep is improved by 100% and I no longer wake up multiple times covered in perspiration. If I have work to do or just want to watch TV by myself, my room is now a refuge, not a place to be avoided at all cost. If you are on the fence about the price, its not a lot to pay when you consider a whole summer of comfort in a room or section of your home that was to miserable to spend time in. I am very happy with this purchase! We are trying it on our patio under an enclosed gazebo. So far, it is helping, but 100+ degree heat is difficult to counteract. We plan to take it inside and try it out as a replacement for running out A/C so much. portable evaporative cooler It reached into the three digits here this summer. My windows face the West afternoon sun. The best thing for me was the air circulation it provides to keep the room cool.I used only one ice pack so next time Ill use both at the same time. It did help to cool the air. Great machine so far. Could not find a warrenty on it. Ive had other Sharper Image products and they work well. An expensive fan I just moved into a tiny room in an apartment. I know this isnt supposed to act as an actual AC but the description implies that it can actually cool a small room down. Unfortunately this thing is just an expensive fan that basically does as much to cool down the room as the $10 fan i bought does. The room didnt cool off at all. Either buy an actual AC or spend much less money on a regular fan. Good air cooler It is useful only for small rooms <250,Typical apartment bedroom. Cooling is not that fast with ice packs,it works fine for temperatures under 80 degrees. Just what I needed Yesterday, the first day I used my new cooler, it was 91 outside with 13% humidity. Normally my office heats up to about 90 by mid afternoon and its just unbearable. With the cooler on, I was able to work comfortably through the afternoon. My old dog loves it too. Works better than expected. Worked better than expected even without the freezer packs being used. Great Product I am using it in my living room. Nice addition for summer heat One of the reviews I read said this would cool a room up to 30 degrees, it doesnt do that but it does make the room feel cooler. I add ice cubes to the water to make it colder. DOESNT COOL LIKE IVE READ EVAPORATES WATER, BUT DOESNT GET COOL. WE HAVE IT ON A 250 SQ. FT. PATIO THAT IS ONLY 33% OPEN. STILL DOESNT SEEM TO BLOW ANYTHING COLDER THAN OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE. sleek design and works well in a small space great design and I like that it has a drawer to pull out for the water, as I can also add ice or ice packs. (Other swamp coolers have a small opening for the water, and no space for an ice pack to get cooler air circulating). Ive only had it for 2 weeks, but so far, so good! I use it in my 9x11 foot office and does pretty well, considering the room can be scorching hot in the afternoon sun. Powerful and quiet Wheeled so easy to move and fan is the perfect height to create a cool breeze on you! But the best part is how quiet this fan is - it does not interfere with TV or music playing on the low setting and the low setting is sufficient for us. Switch malfunction doesnt work I purchased three weeks prior to heatwave tested fine turned on three weeks later switch malfunction doesnt work and remote never worked garbage I would recommend friends for this product The look is elegance and light enough to carry to use at patio or in the room.the fan power was strong enough, but adding with some packs of ice, it was not really cool as expected, should improve at this point, thanks! I would not buy this product again. It looks attractive and is fine for a small space without the water but for our patio it is useless. Cooler At Last Its just been too hot in my house (small house) and I can move this into any room Im in. Ive had it for a couple of weeks and Im a much happier and cooler person. I love it. Louder than expected I bought it for the backyard. It works as intended. However, it is noisy. I still need more time to see how durable it is in North Texas sun. I wish that the power cord was 5 feet longer. Potable cooling system I have a "bonus" oom over the garage that I have made into my sewing niche. Although it is air conditioned, It gets really hot in the summer months (which is my May to November in South Carolina) I have been searching for a portable cooling device that would work for me since, there is no window to vent an air conditioner. I was so excited to find this product. It works wonderfully for my use. I turn it on when I am upstairs and off when I am not. I am very pleased with this cooling device. My new best friend! This cooler replaces a window evaporative cooler any day! I love it! I may have to purchase more as gifts, Thank you! VERY little cooling for the cost After reading other customer ratings and comments I was expecting to be able to see a difference in the temperatures of my small 12 x 12 foot bedroom compared to the rest of my apartment but was unable to feel a change upon entering the sealed room. This is after running the cooler more than 4 hours with the cooling function on. Did not cool Did not cool the bedroom. Excellent product for room up to 250 sq ft home or office I would definitely recommend this product for the under 300 sq ft rooms, but could probably be effective for slightly larger space if using ice packs and keeping water level high. It will also depend on just how hot it is outside. I had to turn it to lower speed as it cooled me off too much several times. I wasnt a fan of the various "modes" as i prefer a steady stream of cool air, and it has worked great for me, and just as advertised. Its fairly portable to bring to the office, and on rollers for around the house, and not especially fragile. I love the remote, and waiting for a super hot day to grab a cool drink and just sit in front of it. Use on deck Use it on the deck. Would love to have a c.over. Came broken The water bin was cheap plastic and it came broken right out of the box. It wouldnt hold water. Much cooler than a regular fan Used in a small bathroom with vanity lights that put out a lot of heat. Blows very cool air, especially when ice blocks are used. Perfect! I purchased for use in an apartment bedroom. The room becomes instantly cool. And when I need a humidifier that is available too. Seems to work fine. It is cooling my small room fine. Cool Tool Newly installed Appears to be effective Swing - Rotating air director not working but intermittent and yet to talk to tech has worked briefly 2 times Works great! Wish I would have bought this ealier! cooling Cooling down the office but not by 30 degrees Works as advertised Runs Very quiet and produces a cool breeze when used with the ice packs. I prefer it over my portable AC. It is much quieter and uses far less electricity. It has definately cooled the house. Now what will it cost? so far so good Great cooler! Great for upstair apartments! Extremely helpful This really helps cool the room, especially if the room is not too large. We use it in the bedroom and it stays very comfortable. The freezer containers dont seem to make a difference. I really like this unit and it definitely has got us through an extremely hot season that is still ongoing. Im cool ! use it daily...its quiet, easy to use and very cool What a relief! For the price this cant be beat to cool you down. I use it in my garage all summer long where the temperatures are in the high 90s with the garage door open. It is 10 times better than just a fan and actually lowers the temperature in my work area by at least 10 degrees even with the garage door open. Awesome! I have hot flashes. Additionally we live in central Florida. I love this "swamp cooler"! It is perfect for cooling me off and keeping me cool, while keeping my hubby from having to wear long jeans and a jacket! Not bad at all. Really easy to use and fill. I live in Phoenix, Az.. We have to fill every 12 hours, but it is very dry here. This cooler saved me lots of money and headaches We have a two story house in California. When the temps rise the heat upstairs is much greater than downstairs, where the single temp control is located. We could get an expensive mod to the A/C system but this cooler does the job at next to nothing in cost. LOVE IT. Great Portable Cooler This is a great cooler, easy to set up, to move from one room to another, cools right away dont have to wait. MIXED FEELINGS I am so so when it comes to this cooler. I purchased this to cool off my living room. It cools off sometimes, but not on the really humid days. Even when the ice pack is in it, it still doesnt get really cold. The dehumidifier is AMAZING. it is easy to move around. Id recommend it for a smaller space. Quiet and Efficient! The Luma Portable Evaporative Cooler is definitely a few notches up from using just a plain old fan. It does cool you off if you live in a dry climate; however, dont expect to walk into the room and feel like its air conditioned. I like it because its fairly quiet at low speed---perfect for when youre trying to sleep at night. And it has a remote control and timer, too, so you wont need to worry about getting up in the middle of the night to turn it off. About the only drawback for this cooler is that the water tank needs to be refilled every few hours, but at least it does have an automatic shut-off should the water drop below the minimum level in the tank. I would buy the product again. I use this fan in my shop along with another fan. Im impressed with the overall design. Like all evaporative coolers it does not work well when the humidity is high, but this fact is well known. Without the evaporative feature being on it works well as a regular fan The blower is strong and moves a lot of air. Im happy with the unit. Very happy with my portable cooler The portable cooler is perfect for my very small working space. I was not allowed to get an AC because they draw too much electricity. The portable cooler does not draw as much electricity. In addition, its attractive and safe enough to leave out in the open. Portable Evaporative Cooler While it does make the room cooler, it does not cool the room by 20 to 30 degrees as stated in the article, not even a small room. (I tried it in the bedroom) It does help in my kitchen which gets the afternoon summer heat through a large bay window. For the price, a large fan will do just as well. Almost perfect cooler This cooler is almost perfect. It is attractive and it cools very well at all speeds. Unfortunately, when set to high and cooler, the tank empties within six hours. The unit then makes a noise. I had it on overnight during a recent heat wave. Filled it at 10 pm. It woke me up at 4 am. That is not good. The tank should be able to run for eight hours. And please Luma, stop making products that emit noises when they empty. Just make them turn off quietly. I would buy this product again I knew this was not recommended in Illinois, but it serves its purpose. I use it to help cool my bedroom at night. Im sleeping much better. More like a cool fan, rather than an air conditioner. Received my cooler today and it arrived sooner than I though Ill have it at my bed at night and not use my AC. It is really quiet even on high speed. I think were going to get along real well! I would buy it again Great machine.It cools really well...especially when you use the ice packs included with the machine I love it ! This fan is wonderful.... it cools the room like a summer breeze! Portable evaporative cooler This works well for keeping my small bathroom cooler and it helps cool a small bedroom a bit. Noticeable cooling if directed towards you. Love this cooler I run a small air conditioner in one room, and use this cooler in the next room. Both stay very cool, I am very pleased with this product. Easy to put together Ive been using this in my classroom and it definitely lowers the temperature of the room. You definitely need to use the included ice packs though... Those help a lot! If I stand right near it, Im actually cold! Thought it was going to be a lot heavier to move, but it really wasnt too heavy at all! Perfect My kitchen gets hot when oven is on. This fan is great to use to cool room and makes it comfortable to in there. I have looked for something like this for years that was free standing, light weigth and didnt have to be vented. Also, I love the fact that it comes with ice packs that can be used it if gets really hot. I am so glad I found this. Cautiously optimistic My master bedroom is on the second floor, and my central a/c has never kept it cool at night since all of the hot air rises. Ive been contemplating installing a minisplit system for that room, but at $5000+ its not a expenditure I can easily afford. I saw this unit and thought it would be worth a try. Ive only used it a couple of nights when my a/c is on, and was really amazed at the result. I first tried just the water, then added a freezer pack the next night. Im a bit astonished, especially since humidity can reach high levels in Minnesota, and I didnt know if adding more moisture would make the situation worse. Well, so far, Im sold. I hope to get many years of use from the unit. (It also works nicely as a remote controlled fan without the evaporation feature for air movement.) Needed for this global warming up weather My room is much cooler after using this unit, less a/c usage-save on electric bill. Its So Cool! We wanted something that was efficient and not unattractive. We didnt want some giant thing that had to hang out the window. This unit fit the bill for us perfectly. It has lots of options and features. Its on wheels so it moves. It was easy to learn to use it. Its quiet on some settings. And the best thing is that is does the job wonderfully. Our very large, very hot bedroom is now comfortable. Evaporative Fan, I have 2 for my office I will order 2 more, I am happy with the pulse and vigor of the air flow. Its 95 degrees in Atlanta today. This machine supplements the AC system. Does what it say it would do, cools our family room 20 degre Our family room & kitchen only have 1 vent for both rooms so they are always hotter than the rest of the house. This has been so wonderful, cools down the room at least 15 - 20 degrees. Great Purchase. just received it and... didnt use with the icepacks yet,but it kept it nice and cool on a hot night...glad i chose this over an air conditioner...cool and energy saving... Works Great It cools the air down and puts minimal humidity into the air. It works great. Yes Works well in are Gym. Very effective We needed something to cool off our server in the closet. This is amazing. It fits perfectly in the closet with no hiccups, easy to use, and all it needs is water to cool. Amazing! Good alternative to Air Conditioning High quality, Eco-friendly, Evaporative Cooler. Opening a window for cross-ventilation will improve the performance of the cooler. Try Placing the unit in front of a window where it can pull in dry cooler air and also open a window on the other side of the room to prevent a build-up of too much humidity. This is the best cooling device for any room We had a problem in a two story house where the heat on second floor was greater than the first and had to set the AC very low to cool the upstairs. Now with this amazing device we can cool the bedroom with no problem and keep the AC setting normal Great Idea...but short on delivery! Had it in a area less than 100sq ft & the fan was great...but with the ice pack in it never cooled...at all. I dont feel it does what it is claiming to do...to bad though. Portable Evaporative Cooler I need this cooler in the summer when it is hot. The cooler works best in a small bedroom, not in a living room. The wall air conditioners still are far better. Review for evaporative cooler I tried using this cooler in my garage with the ice packs and following the directions. Did not cool the room at all. Started out blowing cool air, then warmer air. Ill be returning this unit. I am very happy with this cooler. I live in a condo that does not have central air..It does have wall air conditioners that I do not like.So with my other Evap. Cooler and this one I am able to reduce the temp. from 80 degrees to 74. This product is very good for our purposes. Good for my exercise room and office when I dont want to use the full size air conditoner Love it Its light weight so I can just move it to the garage of use it in the Florida room. Portable Peace in the Summer Heat Easy, quick set-up. "Just add water." Provides a colder, more powerful breeze than your average fan, which is priceless in a very hot apartment or office. I would buy this again We use the frozen inserts only in the hottest temperature. The unit works well without them when it is not quite so hot out. Portable Evaporative Cooler I would give this product a 5 star instead of a 4 but it is bulky and difficult for most women to move to another room. It cools our bedroom well while we sleep so our whole house air conditioner is on a higher setting, and not "clicking on" nearly as much! Hope this lowers our bill, to early to tell! Portable evaporative cooler My bedroom is facing the sun light and it got really hot in the summer. This cooling is amazing; it cools down my room temperature a lots. I really love it and highly recommend it. It is quiet and did what the product said in the catalog Works well Pretty quiet and when used with the ice packs produces a pretty cool stream of air. Amazing Super Cool!! I live in the south and to help cool off our bedroom on these warmer days, without running my ac all day on full blast, I went to research the best portable unit. I came across this and once I received it I plugged it up immediately. Without the water or ice packs it blows amazingly cool and with them even colder. I recommend this product to anyone looking for a cooler experience. This unit is ok. High Decibel. The product is in use 24/7. But the noise level for Night use is way too high. A decibel level of about 40, would be great. The third speed is very noisy. Needs to cool much better than what was stated. The controls or remote is very easy to use. It is very easy to set to what you want and also cleaning and access to the different areas for both cleaning and water refill. So practical & effective. Feels like a cool mountain breeze! Purchased as a birthday for my son (a guy whos not easily impressed). I was so pleased when he text me the following: "...even easier to set up than I thought...so nice, like wind from the mountains rather than dry AC air..." No negative comments to date. Mahalo for a brilliant product. Definitely thrilled with this purchase I purchased this for my outdoor patio which is about 10 x 6. This is absolutely perfect. After trying a cheaper cooling fan that quickly broke, I decided to try this one after much searching. This is not only beautiful and sleek in design, it is easy to use and more powerful than it looks. I love the remote control! It has three separate speeds and I barely ever have to use the highest speed. Even at its highest speed it is incredibly quiet. It also has the circulating feature which cools my entire patio area. I needed a way to still enjoy the outdoors even in the hot Nashville summers. This was a perfect buy and well worth the money I spent. Ive used it about 6 weeks now and love it! Super easy to use and fill. Remote makes it perfect so I can keep it put of the way in the corner of the patio and still easily turn on and off. Portable Evaporative Cooler - Cheap Rubing Finally set the unit up this week since the weather has gotten warmer and the flimsy tubing going from the pump to the cooling grid had a huge leak in it. I was able to patch it and it appears to be working OK now but it is disappointing that such cheap tubing is used on such an expensive fan. I would reccommed this product to all my friends We love this product it works well it cools off very quickly. The only thing I would change is maybe a bigger water container. I would definitely recommend this product. Amazing Product! Bought this to keep the babys room cool during the summer, its perfect! Its way better than we expected! Instantly cools the room, its the perfect air conditioner. We highly recommend this to product !!!! Works very well. Cools air like advertised. This thing saved our tails from a sweaty night recently. We had problem with the AC system and had to leave it off until guy came in the morning to repair. Used the Evaporative Cooler unit in our bedroom for the night and it worked great. Kept the bedroom with door closed pretty cool all night. The water supply lasted about 7 hours so it did good for the night. We also use it for a cooling fan on the porch. SV Best Fan Ever! We use this fan in a large familyroom that has floor to ceiling windows and faces west. We have been unable to keep this room comfortable (72) in the summer heat. Today its over 100 and its cool and comfortable. We used cold water and added the ice packs, works perfectly! Very impressed. Might buy more as gifts.