Hot Summer: Gadgets That Help You Beat the Heat of Summer

Gadgets to help you keep cool this summer.

ByABC News via logo
June 15, 2010, 8:56 PM

July 29, 2010 — -- It's hot and you would give anything to be cooler, so what new gadgets can help you, your family even your pets beat the heat?

Hamilton Beach Half-Pint Ice Cream Maker, Bowl and Spoons


Cool foods and liquids bring your core body temperature down. Or at least that's the excuse we have for making homemade ice cream and indulging this summer.

This space-saving ice cream maker lets you customize your flavors even using healthier ingredients and it makes ice cream in 12 minutes.

Dogit Large Drinking Fountain


Animals are susceptible to the hot weather, especially large and older dogs. Staying hydrated is a key to summer health for dogs. The Dogit Fountain recirculates and filters water from it's 10 liter well. It also keeps the drinking bowl higher so dogs don't have to bend down to drink.

There are dog fountains that you can affix to plumbing and outside hose spigots, but the Dogit fountain is a more practical solution if you have an inside dog and don't want to hassle with plumbing.

Clima Flow Cushion Seat


A hot car seat while you are driving is the worst. You feel sticky and your clothes cling to your back when you get out of the car. The Climaseat plugs into the cigarette lighter in your car and circulates cool air through 150 "air-ports" within the cushion seat.

It has hooks and pad grips to keep it from slipping and reverses its duties in the winter to serve as a seat warmer.

Dyson Table Fan


If you are familiar with Dyson Vacuum cleaners you know that they pride themselves on innovation for household items. The Dyson Bladeless fan is a totally new take on the standard oscillating three-blade portable fan. This fan has a ring sitting on a stand, but no blades or cages. The technology that they call an "air multiplier" is primarily safer (great for a child's room) and it doesn't buffer. According to inventor James Dyson, traditional fans chop up the air and it comes to you in waves, think of the way your voice wavers when you talk into a fan. But the Dyson fan provides a constant stream of air with no chop.