An Air Conditioner for Your...Yard?
A unit that air-conditions the outdoors!
Aah, summer. If only we could air-condition the patio. Actually, we can, with an evaporative cooler. By blowing air through a water-saturated pad, these units lower outside temperatures by 15 to 25 degrees, on average. They work best when temps hit 85 degrees and humidity is below 75 percent. This new, R2-D2-cute Cyclone 110 cooler ($400; ) covers up to 300 square feet and operates for just pennies per hour.