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Fight the extreme heat with this $30 cooling neck fan: 'Best thing ever for hot flashes and summer'

Fight the extreme heat with this $30 cooling neck fan: 'Best thing ever for hot flashes and summer'

There's a lot to look forward to about summer — longer days, warmer nights, summer holidays — but summer also has some pretty terrible side effects, most notably the extreme heat we've had in recent years. And with much of the U.S. expected to see air temperatures reach or exceed 90F this week, it's important to find ways to stay cool and hydrated, from lightweight clothing or cooling gadgets.

Of the nearly 265 million Americans who will be dealing with excessive heat temperatures this week, it's those who work outdoors, in kitchens, who deal with over heating, or who work in other conditions where it's hard to find shade and where temperatures can swelter who need innovative ways to stay cool during the heat.

And we've found one gadget that we think could work for a lot of people during this heat wave — from construction workers to even those going through menopause. This tiny but mighty portable neck fan can be used to keep you cool when your surroundings are hot.

This portable neck fan has a hands-free design that lets you wear it while doing other tasks — like working, cooking, doing yard work, at a ball game and much, much more. And because it's designed with a low-noise feature, it means that you can even carry on a conversation while wearing it.

$28 at Walmart

Designed to be worn around the neck, this battery operated bladeless neck fan provides three speeds of cooling air directly where you need it most on a hot day. The air blasts the back of your neck along your hairline where sweat gathers, instantly cooling you down.

The hands-free design means that you can wear it while doing other tasks — like working, cooking, doing yard work, at a ball game and much, much more. And because it's designed with a low-noise feature, it means that it keeps you cool and free from distractions — you can even carry on a conversation while wearing it without problems.

Plus, it's made of a soft silicone material that won't rub your skin after a long day of wearing it. At just 9 ounces, it's lightweight enough to all day, no problem. The battery can last anywhere from 4 to 16 hours — depending on your speed setting, of course.

Out of the nearly 700 reviews on Walmart of this best-selling neck fan — where it has a 4.4-star rating — many have found clever uses for this little gadget.

"Wore this while assembling an outdoor cabinet outdoors in the scorching sun," wrote one reviewer. "Couldn't have finished the project without it."

Another reviewer advises buying multiples so family members don't try to nick yours. "Now I’m having to order several more because everyone in my family wants to use the one I have," they wrote, "so when you do order, I would definitely get two."

"I use it all day long in the heat," wrote another five-star reviewer. "It really helps a lot! The battery lasts all day long which is very impressive so I only charge it overnight. It’s so light that I forget I am wearing it."

"My face used to drip with sweat, as a cook at work," said another fan of this, well, fan. "This fan prevents that and makes me feel much better. It kept power through my whole shift, alternating from low to high, at different times."

Right now you can score it on sale at Walmart for just $30. Don't wait if you think you could benefit from this little devices, as we don't know how long this deal will last — or how long the hot temperatures will stick around.