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The Evapolar 2 is a portable air conditioner offering 6-8 hours of air conditioning and humidifying comfort
The Evapolar 2 is a portable air conditioner offering 6-8 hours of air conditioning and humidifying comfort
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The Evapolar 2 can be set up to work in nearly any environment
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The Evapolar 2 can be set up to work in nearly any environment
The Evapolar 2 is a portable air conditioner offering 6-8 hours of air conditioning and humidifying comfort
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The Evapolar 2 is a portable air conditioner offering 6-8 hours of air conditioning and humidifying comfort
The Evapolar 2 provides person air conditioning and humidifying in small- to medium-sized spaces
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The Evapolar 2 provides person air conditioning and humidifying in small- to medium-sized spaces
The Evapolar 2 has been designed to be quieter than the original unit
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The Evapolar 2 has been designed to be quieter than the original unit
The Evapolar 2 now comes with a larger water tank for longer operation
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The Evapolar 2 now comes with a larger water tank for longer operation
The Evapolar 2 comes in white or black
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The Evapolar 2 comes in white or black
The Evapolar 2 is easily adjustable and only uses 10 watts of power
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The Evapolar 2 is easily adjustable and only uses 10 watts of power
The Evapolar 2 can connect to a mobile app for iOS or Android to provide remote control and monitoring
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The Evapolar 2 can connect to a mobile app for iOS or Android to provide remote control and monitoring

Evapolar must be on to something. In the fall of 2015, the company introduced a toaster-sized portable air conditioner via a successful Indiegogo campaign that netted over US$1.2 million and nearly 6,500 backers. The company is back for round two with some noted improvements and a new crowdfunding campaign for Evapolar 2 that has already exceeded its fundraising goal.

The original Evapolar was a 1,680 g (59 oz) unit that was said to be 12 times more energy efficient than a traditional split-system air conditioner. Delivering from four to six hours of cooling on a single 750 ml (25.4 oz) tank of water, the company claimed the Evapolar could drop temperatures by a maximum of 17° C (30.6° F), depending on the humidity and temperature levels.

The Evapolar 2 has been designed to be quieter than the original unit
The Evapolar 2 has been designed to be quieter than the original unit

This level of efficiency in such a small air conditioner was mostly a result of the company's proprietary EvaBreeze technology – a material with evaporative properties designed with nano-glass fibers. The new Evapolar 2 uses an improved version of Evabreeze, which the company says makes the new unit even more efficient and the user more comfortable without using any type of toxic materials.

Additional efficiency comes by way of a larger water tank, now doubled in size to 1.5l (51 oz), and more aerodynamic fan blades that maximize airflow and reduce noise. The water tank was also made to be spill proof, making it easier to move from one location to another.

The Evapolar 2 can connect to a mobile app for iOS or Android to provide remote control and monitoring
The Evapolar 2 can connect to a mobile app for iOS or Android to provide remote control and monitoring

The Evapolar 2 also includes an iOS- and Android-compatible app that allows users to change key settings remotely, set the device's timer, and receive information about how much electricity is saved using the device. A smart-home setting supported by Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Samsung Smart Things and Apple Home Kit will allow users to automatically turn the Evapolar 2 on with other home devices connected to one of the systems.

Ten watts of power is all it takes to power the Evapolar 2, which works on a USB power supply that can connect to the nearest electrical outlet, PC, notepad, power bank or solar battery.

Since the completion of its initial Indiegogo campaign in 2015, the company has sold over 20,000 units in 92 countries. The current campaign has raised over $277,900 exceeding their initial $50,000 flex goal.

Early backers can hold their Evapolar 2 for a $179 pledge, a 40% discount from what is expected to be a $300 list price. The company expects to ship units in July if all goes as planned, as it did with the introduction of the first Evapolar.

Take a look at the video for more details about how Evapolar 2 was designed and how it works.

Source: Evapolar, Indiegogo

EVAPOLAR 2 on IndieGoGo

6 comments
StevenRo1
A swamp cooler? That won't work in a humid place like the midwest. It requires low humidity so that the water can bring the air down to dew point temperature and cool you. In a humid place, all you get is more sticky...
Grunchy
Bog Cooler! First of all: they are bacteria farms. They've been making these for decades, their price $179/$300 is absolutely too much.
chomper
The first version of this thing gets absolutely horrible reviews. Leave it to NewAtlas to once again feature a product that is either not available or not ready for the market. Basically this thing is a computer fan that blows on a sponge which soaks up water. https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B01JAFI7R8/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_show_all?reviewerType=all_reviews&pageNumber=1
MIkhailEvapolar
Hello, Steven and Grunchy! Thank you for your comments! I'm Mikhail, evapolar support member. Evaporative material that we use in the cartridge is nonorganic that prevents emergence of bacterias. And also our cartridge material allows us to cool the air down by 16 degrees (Celsius) in dry and hot climate. It's possible because of enlarged evaporation area and improved capillary effect of our material. Our device works well in areas where humidity level is less than 70% and temperature is higher than 17 degrees by Celsius. You can find reviews on YouTube. The most recent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AlGfaJ5O8U Or contact our support team at support@evapolar.com Kindest regards, Evapolar team
wle
sorry, this is just a water sprayer, nothing new and they do not work in most humidities in the south at all even inside just make you sticky, increase mold problems indoors uck wle
Douglas Bennett Rogers
An evaporative cooler doesn't remove heat from the air. It converts sensible to latent heat. It will work on dry skin or a refrigerator coil.