Blu Breeze Review: Does it Work?
Blu Breeze is a personal air conditioner and humidifier that is compact and portable. Does it really work? Here is my Blu Breeze review.
About Blu Breeze
Blu Breeze is a lightweight personal air cooler that pulls in hot and dry air while expelling cool and moist air. The official product website is blubreeze.com, which was registered in January 2018. The screenshot below shows how the product website looked in June 2018.
Claims & Features
- Converts arid air into moist and cool air
- Low noise
- Ideal for humid rooms, warm kitchens, or outdoor usage by the grill or poolside
- Easily transportable (small enough to place on a countertop or desk)
- Can be powered by a standard electric outlet, USB port, or 4 AAA batteries
- Conserve funds on electric bills
Blu Breeze costs $39.98. Shipping is free, and payment can be made in total or in two payments of $19.99. There is an optional double offer for a separate fee of $19.98 which would raise the total to $59.96. I found Blu Breeze at a local Walmart for about $40.
Blu Breeze Review
As the weather began to heat up in 2018, several warm-weather related products began to appear in advertising on TV and online. One such product is Blu Breeze, an evaporative cooler marketed by Tristar Products, Inc. This unit is designed to help keep you cool on hot days by blowing water over a fan. To use Blu Breeze, you simply fill up the reservoir with water and press the button to start the cooling device. You can power Blu Breeze through an outlet, via USB port, or with batteries, which is a handy to have several options.
A good feature of this product is that it does blow cool air, and the air it produces is moderately cooler than a standard fan which merely pushes air around. I would compare it to “misters” commonly found here in the desert. These misters spray a fine mist that can keep you cool even in very high heat without getting you wet. One not-so-good feature of Blu Breeze is that you’ll probably need to sit directly in front of it to feel much cooling effect at all, and it is less likely to work as humidity increases.
The biggest con with Blu Breeze, at least for those in humid climates, is that it is an evaporative cooling device. In dry areas like where I live in Las Vegas, an evaporative cooler is a great product to have around. In humid areas, however, evaporative cooling works less as humidity rises, and could even end up making your room feel more humid. Adding insult to injury, in humid areas these devices need to be cleaned regularly or they could develop mold, mildew, or fungus which would then be pumped into the air. This is the same problem that plagues humidifiers.
Blu Breeze is portable, which means you can take it with you almost anywhere, although I don’t think it would function well in a moving car, as it would be liable to spill. Depending on the speed you select and how dry your room is, the reservoir should last several hours before it needs to be refilled.
Overall, Blu Breeze should work as a fan that blows colder air than usual, provided that you are in a climate with humidity under about 60%. If you are in a dry area, try adding ice water for air that is even colder. I wouldn’t expect it to replace an air conditioner or swamp cooler, but is a discernible difference between this and a standard fan when placed right in front of you. Another pro tip is to place this behind a regular fan, which will do a better job of pushing the cool moist air into your room. Those who suffer in areas of high humidity will find little to no relief with this or any other evaporative cooling device on the most humid days.
You can find countless personal space coolers online and in stores. This $27 model uses ice cubes rather than water. In a higher price range is something like this $150 evaporative air cooler with a modest 3.3 star rating. I should point out that most space coolers of this size and price range fall in the 3-star consumer rating, perhaps to to differing experiences by those in arid vs humid climates.
Below is my video review of the similar Arctic Air Personal Space Cooler.
Your Blu Breeze Reviews
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