I have a close neighbor who has a terrible habit of buying made for television products when he sees the commercials.
And since you can now buy a lot of these products in select stores, he’s getting them when he goes to a supercenter to purchase groceries. Back in the mid 2000s there was this product called the Cold Heat soldering iron that supposedly only heated up when the tip made contact with metal or solder. It would lose its heat the hour you pulled the tip away as well as couldn’t burn your skin. It was marketed as portable as well as safe, however the execution was horrible. The time it took to heat up the tip made it virtually unUnited Statesble. It was my neighbor who initially bought this device as well as he asked me to try it after he struggled to get it to work. In the years since, he hasn’t changed his attitudes even slightly. Recently he bought a device called a personal air cooler. It’s basically a miniature evaporative cooler, which works in dry temperatures through a water vaporization principle. You take a stream of air made by a fan as well as you pass it through a medium that is water soaked forcing the water to evaporate in the process. The evaporating water naturally cools the air around the device. These are enjoyable in dry environments where the air is desperate for moisture, however in our humid temperature there is too much airborne humidity for the effect to take locale. He basically bought a glorified paper weight unless he plans on moving to the desert any time soon.