The sun is always a welcome sight in the UK but we’re not exactly accustomed to high temperatures, so it’s no surprise that many of us struggle when the mercury rises.

We’ve already explained the best ways to survive the hot British weather as well as foods that help keep you hydrated. Now it’s time to take a look at the gadgets that can help you stay cool during this sweltering heat… 


The best way to stay cool at home

Dyson HP02 Pure Hot + Cool Link

Dyson HP02 Pure Hot + Cool Link

£449.99 from Amazon

Dyson’s Pure Hot + Cool Link purifier is a high-end fan like no other. You may have to pay top dollar but it does much more than provide cool air. 

First of all it's bladeless and still manages to distribute plentiful cool air during hot weather. Then there's the fact it also purifies the air around you, capturing 99.95% of harmful pollutants around your home and trapping them. Lastly, when the summer is over, you can use it for heat as well. Plus, you can control it with a smartphone app. 


The best way to stay cool with your phone

USB Phone Mini Fan

USB Phone Mini Fan 

£5.49 from Amazon

Getting hot on the move? Back in the day you could buy a portable fan from Woolworths (and you still can find these about!) but they relied on batteries. That's why this 2017 take on an old classic is so useful, as it plugs into your phone and uses its battery instead. 

What's more, they're small and super affordable, so you can whip it out whenever you're getting a sweat on. 


The best way to stay cool... at your desk 

Desk fan

Twitfish USB Desk Fan 6" 

£11.99 from Tesco

There’s nothing worse than sweating as you’re trying to work, so a USB powered desk fan might be the answer – best of all, it can run forever without worrying about changing batteries.

It can be titled 180° and is relatively quiet, so you won’t be disturbed as you work.


The best way to stay cool… during a picnic

Electric picnic fridge

Halfords 40 Litre Mains and 12V & 24V Electric Coolbox

£85 from Halfords

Keep your drinks and sarnies super-chilled for picnics this summer with an electric coolbox.

This particular model can be powered either with mains or with your in-car cigarette plug, and cools up to 16 degrees below ambient temperature.

Electric coolboxes can be rather cumbersome so it’s just as well that this one has pull-out handles and wheels so you need not struggle to carry your picnic goodies.


The best way to stay cool… on the move

Cool Mist 'N Sip

O2 Cool Mist 'N Sip 20 Ounce Hydration Bottle

£11.30 from Amazon

Keeping hydrated is obviously incredibly important in the heat so always keep water close.

The O2 Cool Mist ‘N Sip bottle goes one step further, providing you with a burst of mist to spray on your body whenever you need some instant relief from the hot weather.

Read more: 11 ways to keep you and your home cool during summer heatwaves