Summer doesn't have to be a bummer if you can beat the heat.
The Philippines is a tropical and maritime country characterized by relatively high temperatures worsened by high humidity, according to state weather bureau PAGASA. It is "especially uncomfortable" during March to May, the hot dry season when temperature and humidity attain their maximum levels.
PAGASA issues its heat index, which finds the apparent temperature by incorporating air temperature and relative humidity. This effect-based classification that includes caution (27C to 32C), extreme caution (33C to 41C), danger (42C to 51C), and extreme danger (52C and beyond) lists the various effects on the body. These are as minor as fatigue, to as major as heat cramps and heat exhaustion, to a worst-case scenario of heat strokes.
Looking for fans that could help preempt the high temps when you're out and about? You can count on these items designed for on-the-go use.
Gaabor Hand-Held Portable Fan
With an original retail price of P299, the Gaabor Hand-Held Portable Fan retails at only around P160 through Shopee and Lazada. The device features dual handheld-desktop use, dual power supply endurance, a detachable front net, and a 5000r motor. For what it's worth, the budget item certainly gives you the bang for your buck.
Firefly Portable Handy Stand Fan with Mobile Phone Holder
The Firefly Portable Handy Stand Fan with Mobile Phone Holder is available through FELCO Store for P630. The device has a charging time of six hours with its usage duration depending on its three-speed options: low speed allows up to five hours of use, while mid and high speed respectively translate to three or two hours of use. It offers overcharge and discharge protection for safety, a micro USB charging port for compatibility, and charging and full charge indicators for convenience.
Bavin E1191 Portable Fan with LED Light
The Bavin E1191 Portable Fan has several varieties with particular perks, including one that has a built-in mirror. Shopee has supplies of the version featuring an LED light costing P240. The compact gadget has built-in lights that change every two seconds as it supplies continuous cool air.
Akari Rechargeable Fan with 1W Solar Panel 7"
The Akari Rechargeable Fan with 1W Solar Panel 7" has an original retail price of P2,099.75 but currently sells for P995 via its website. Depending on fan speed, the device lasts either four hours (high), four hours and 30 minutes (medium), or six hours (low). Charging time, meanwhile, takes 10 hours.
JISULIFE Portable Neck Fan
The JISULIFE Portable Neck Fan retails at $24 (P1,340) from an original price of $40 (P2,235) via Amazon. This bladeless, leafless, and wearable personal fan is made to be entirely hands-free with its headphone design that weighs 255 grams. It accomplishes this feat through 78 air outlets around the neck that can run between four to 16 working hours depending on fan speed.