By Andrew Liszewski
Hot Summer temperatures and sealed motor vehicles are a terrible combination. Stepping into a sweltering car and waiting for the air conditioning to do its thing can feel like hours. But once again Thanko has come to the rescue with a device no one realized they needed. Working kind of like the liquid cooling systems that keep high-performance PC humming along, this seat cushion connects to a pump which you fill with a frozen bottle of water. In just 5 seconds it can cool a seat from upwards of 60℃ down to 28℃, and it will keep it cool for up to 8 hours.
It plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter since the pumping mechanism needs power, but it also includes an AC adapter if you’d prefer to use it indoors instead. At almost $200 (¥14,800) it’s certainly a pricey aftermarket upgrade for your vehicle, but totally worth the cost if you opted for black leather seats and happen to live somewhere just below the equator.