Tuesday, October 1, 2019

PulseTV's Portable Culer -- Mist On Your Skin: My Review

I'm a bit of a sucker for those Facebook ads.  You know the ones you get that seem to know what exactly you feel you cannot live without? (Like they've been peeking into your life, which heck, "they" probably are, anyway)?

Anyhow, one came at me from a company called PulseTV right in the most horrible, humid, sweat-pouring-inducing phase of Washington's famous hot swampy summers.

They were pitching a product that was a portable air conditioner.  Just pick it up from room to room, wherever you need, and it will provide air-conditioning magic and save tons on your electric bill!

Here's a partial screen shot of what the company emailed me soon after I ordered it:

It worked in a special way that was -- well they made it seem somehow revolutionary. I can't remember now, however, how they said it it worked exactly.

So I ordered one. Shortly thereafter a tall box arrived on our doorstep, of which I took pictures I cannot now find.

But here's a photo of it set up and doing its thing in my office:

In any event, to my pleasant surprise, there was no assembly.  I just lifted up the tall-ish white thing out of the box, took out the paper directions, and read them.

OK, so this wasn't going to be too bad....I was to unscrew the little knob and pour in almost a gallon of water. Screw the cap back on, plug it in, and turn on "Power."  There are also two buttons, "Cool" and "Dan," (wait -- not "Dan," but "Fan," -- but I suppose it would be funny to have a button with a boy's name on it) which I turned on as well, wondering why anyone would not, since the thing doesn't really work well without all three buttons pushed on.

So how do I like it?

I like it.  It's not the Second Coming of Jesus, but it does make me feel cooler.  However, I need to be only about three to four away from its nozzle to feel this cooling effect.

How does it work?

Near as this non-engineer can tell, it vaporizes the water you pour in, spewing it out in a blast of air containing tiny water molecules.  You will not necessarily see any mist coming out, though I did once.

Once the light mist gets on your skin, it cools you down by evaporating from it.  And the breeze from the fan has a slight cooling effect.

So, I do recommend the Portable Culer, but I feel it will really only work well for a single (as in individual) person.