- For rooms as large as 21 square feet
- Night light feature
- Cost: Starts around $99
The Evapolar evaCHILL is one of the most popular models for the best compact air conditioner, and it is also one of the cheapest, making it our pick for the best budget air conditioner.
At just two pounds, this is a USB-powered unit that is super easy to transport wherever you like in just the palm of your hand. It is energy-efficient with a 5 Star Energy Star rating, and its battery is enough to power for up to six hours. Despite its diminutive size, this is a unit that is very capable, holding its own in rooms as large as 21 square feet.
Of course, it is not the pick you want when you are looking to cool bigger spaces, but for your typical school or office desk, it could be the perfect reprieve you have been needing in your room, office, or dorm. Simply touch to control the unit, and choose the feature you want between cooling and humidifying. There is even a night light feature to help you find your way, whether it is to your home or to your dreams.
- Portable and stylish design
- Made of biodegradable fibers
- Only works for small spaces
- Operates six hours