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Thanko’s Water Cooled Car Seat Cushion

Thanko’s Water Cooled Car Seat Cushion

Thanko Water Cooled Car Seat Cushion (Image courtesy Thanko)
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.

[ Thanko’s Water Cooled Car Seat Cushion ] VIA [ Akihabara News ]