Whether you're suffering the shivers of winter or the sweatiness of summer, it's human nature to complain about the temperature. And while modern clim
Whether you’re suffering the shivers of winter or the sweatiness of summer, it’s human nature to complain about the temperature. And while modern climate control often protects us from extreme temps, the whole world isn’t air conditioned—at least not yet. It seems there are more ways to keep warm during the winter than to cool off during summer. You can always bundle up, but your biology—and the HR department at your work—will only allow you to strip down so far. Luckily, technology can save the day once again. Here are a few ways to keep cool during this summer heat.
Bodum Ice Coffee Maker
This Bodum Bean iced coffee maker uses a French press system to make refreshing cold brew. Similar to the Toddy from our make badass cold brew article, you grind coffee, leave it in the fridge overnight, press down the French press’ plunger, and then pour yourself some tasty brew. It even comes with a locking lid for fridge storage.
Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Cube Tray
Continue on your quest to make everything in your house Star Wars-themed with this Han Solo Carbonite ice cube tray. It come one 3.5-inch cube spot and six 1.75-inch cube molds that will go great with your Darth Vader baking pan and wookie-themed floor mop.
ColdCan Core Plus Riser
The ColdCan surrounds 12 ounce or 16 ounce cans with Cryogel, which is similar to the insulation used in NASA space suits. It has a no slip base and snap-on lid, and while they weren’t designed by NASA, they may keep you from spilling beverage all over yourself at the barbecue.
PETMAKER Ice Water Pet Bowl
Your pooch deserves a cold one on a hot summer day, too. This ice water pet bowl has a non-toxic gel insert that keeps water cold up to eight hours. The bowl holds two cups of liquid.
The Coleman 54-quart cooler can hold 85 cans, is tall enough to have two-liter bottles stand upright, and has burly stainless steel handles with rubber grips. The cooler is sturdy enough for you to sit on it and it has a leak resistant drain channel.
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
There’s nothing like a scoop of homemade ice cream to get you through a heat wave. The Cusinart ICE-70 makes two-quarts of ice cream, gelato, or sorbet in 20 minutes and shuts off automatically once the cycle is done. There are pre-programmed buttons on the machine for each dessert, so there’s no learning curve. Plus, the opening on top allows you to mix in items such as nuts, chocolate chips, or Oreos!
Bluewave Bedding Ultra Slim Cool-Gel Memory Foam Pillow
One of the worst parts about the heat, is sleeping in it. This 2.5-inch thick pillow is made of memory foam with a heat absorbing cooling gel infused on top. When pressure is applied to the water-based gel and polymer, it triggers a reaction that pulls heat from the body. The pillow comes with a bamboo cover, which helps wick moisture from the skin for a cooler sleep. It’s also designed to be a flatter pillow for stomach sleepers like me.