This All-Seeing AC Unit Can Spot Room Obstacles and Blow Around Them

It seems like those of us on the American side of the Pacific ocean are missing out on some fantastic innovations in air conditioning. In Japan, Hitachi is introducing a new wall-mounted unit packed with cameras and sensors that's able to redirect its chilly blasts towards people, parts of a room that are too warm,… » 9/18/14 10:56am 9/18/14 10:56am

An Ultra-Flat Air Conditioner That Could Be Mistaken For Artwork

Those living in apartments or homes without central air have to come to terms with ugly, boxy air conditioners hanging out their windows. It's either that, or be roasted alive in the summer. But it doesn't have to be that way, not when LG is somehow packing air conditioners into these ultra-slim housings that hang on… » 3/12/14 5:00pm 3/12/14 5:00pm

This Air Conditioner Uses Predator-Vision For Targeted Coolings

If you've ever struggled to get the cool breeze from a wall-mounted air conditioner aimed exactly where you need it, you'll want to earmark some cash for Mitsubishi this November. That's when the company will be releasing its new Z Series Kirigamine air conditioners, featuring an infra-red camera that can detect and… » 8/26/13 9:40am 8/26/13 9:40am

Just Yell At This Voice-Controlled AC Unit When It Gets Too Cold

One day we'll probably take for granted the ability to just tell our devices and appliances what we want or need, but for now voice-controlled technology is new and novel. The latest appliance to start listening to our demands is LG's new Whispen air conditioner, although the tall free-standing device looks more like… » 1/02/13 8:55am 1/02/13 8:55am

Greencore Semi-Solar-Powered Units Use Both the Sun and the Grid

AC manufacturer Greencore has come up with a long-awaited solution to the inherent problem » 8/16/08 1:00pm 8/16/08 1:00pm in solar-powered air conditioning units-solar panels are still not efficient enough to power the energy-gobbling machines on their own. The company's 10200 model uses a single 170-watt solar panel during the day and electricity…

Hitachi's New Air Conditioner Keeps Your Skin Moisturized

Hitachi has just announced a fancy-pants new air conditioner that not only keeps you chilled, but it actually moisturizes your skin as well. Finally, your skin can be silky smooth without requiring expensive and emasculating lotions! » 2/13/08 10:42am 2/13/08 10:42am

Only time will tell whether or not adding humidity to a room on a summer's day will…

Solar-powered Air Conditioner Keeps You Cool During Blackouts

Summer's just 2 months away, and what better way to keep cool than with SolCool's solar-powered air conditioner, the Millenia. Theoretically, it makes sense. Not only will it help cut down your electric bill, but it'll keep you cool even when the lights go out. And should the blackout occur at night, the AC can run… » 3/21/07 10:40am 3/21/07 10:40am

LG's ARTCOOL Air Conditioners Double as Works of Art

No matter how you cut it, air conditioners are big, fat, and fugly. So to keep your apartment looking trendy and stylish, LG has revamped its line of Art Cool air conditioners. Previous models let you disguise your AC behind a painting/photo of your choice. The new ones come in standard or wide sizes and come in… » 3/01/07 1:17pm 3/01/07 1:17pm