Is Arctos Portable AC a Scam? Review of the Air Conditioner

Arctos Portable AC does NOT fulfil the advertised specifications. The bottom line, it does not cool a room in two hours, as specified; it would be better to describe it as an expensive "short-time" toy. We were NOT satisfied with the performance of any of the five units with their corresponding five filters. We decided to return them and requested a full refund. We received instructions from Arctos on how and where to return the five units. We never heard back from this company and we DID NOT receive our refund. We have been unable to contact them again to resubmit our claim for the refund.

Is Arctos Portable AC a Scam? Review of the Air Conditioner

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There was or still a product called Blaux Portable AC or Blast Portable AC similar to Arctos Portable AC. It seems as if it is the same people selling the same product, all they did was to change the name.

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August 21, 2022 at 2:40 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Monmouth, Middletown, New Jersey, United States

100% SCAM

Yep there is a sucker born every minute and I’m one of them . I’m embarrassed to admit I did not just purchase 1 of them

Oh No … I decided to purchase 4 of them

holy c**p how stupid was that

I received them less than 30 days ago

I’m not going to bother with trying to get a refund

That would be pointless

My ignorance my lesson

Arctos personal space cooler

Produced by OnTel Products

Model #27205

Absolute piece of JUNK

100 % SCAM

Complete Waste of Money.

Less then 3 Weeks after receiving

All four units still boxed three of which were unopened are currently at the local landfill

Where they belong .

And the marketing team or people that are selling this product on the Internet

Selling for $80.00 Each Absolutely unbelievable so i’m sure have already made a boatload of money

and should be stoped .

The product is Honestly the worst item I’ve ever purchased online.

Posted by Consumer

Stupid & Still




Several Hundred Dollars Short ..


August 13, 2022 at 2:08 AM by
Is Arctos Portable AC a Scam? Review of the Air Conditioner
an anonymous user from: Loudoun, Ashburn, Virginia, United States

Only an idiot would think that this thing would work just proves is a sucker born every minute


July 28, 2022 at 4:48 PM by
Is Arctos Portable AC a Scam? Review of the Air Conditioner
an anonymous user from: Jamestown, Tennessee, United States


It's a computer fan blowing over a wet sponge. You can add ice if you want to keep the unit cool. Won't help with room temp. Do not set it on anything you value as it puts out as much water as you put in it. Buy a window unit it's not much louder or more expensive. Would not recommend it to my worst enemy. 😕


November 13, 2022 at 3:07 PM by
Is Arctos Portable AC a Scam? Review of the Air Conditioner
an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

I totally agree. I called the company to return it. I asked if they wanted me to return the unit and they said “No”. I told them that I wanted my money back (this was June 2022) and they said it would take 7-10 business days to receive a refund. Since then I have called them 4 times and was told each time that they returned my money. THEY DID NOT! I called my bank and verified that no money from their company had been deposited back on my card. This is so frustrating! Julianne Sullivan


July 28, 2022 at 10:54 AM by
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an anonymous user from: South Pittsburg, Tennessee, United States

Don’t believe any of the hype surrounding this “AC”…. It is junk. Does not work! I tried it to cool an indoor 5x5 dog kennel area that houses one dog and it didn’t do squat! There was no difference at all that I could feel and the dog couldn’t either.

Wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.


July 27, 2022 at 7:35 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Bozeman, Montana, United States

I bought a Arctos. And I am not friggin impressed. I got better results from a wet towel and a box fan. Never again


July 24, 2022 at 8:29 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

So I just bought this thing. I should have researched a few more review sites. Purchasing it was was similar to a combined experience of a slimy car sales man plus a late night info-mercial.

I don’t know why I didn’t listen to my spidey-senses. 🤦🏻‍♀️

We’ll see if it’s any good I guess.

I also knew to begin with that I don’t expect it to cool down an entire room. But it might allow me to set the _AC to a reasonable temp even though my want is to set it to 68 or 65!

So this way, I’m hoping, I can set my AC to 70, elongate my AC’s duration and use the portable AC (close by?) to keep me cool.

I also only bought one— despite their best efforts into banbozaling customers into buying more and “saving more.” Very dishonestly slick.


July 27, 2022 at 12:50 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Virginia, United States

I bought the ARCTOS AC. When I opened the ARCTOS box an Arctic Air pure chill 2.0 was inside. So I paid 89.00 shipping for the Arctic air 2.0. the same company makes them! In fact it says ARCTOS by Arctic air where it's supposed to say ARCTOS. ONTEL manufactured both of them! Same item two different prices! Scam


July 23, 2022 at 12:01 PM by
Is Arctos Portable AC a Scam? Review of the Air Conditioner
an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

I am unable to get my refund company won't return request e-mail come back unable to deliver. I can't believe I fell for this out of $106.81. PayPal won't help. Is there aa place you can report this company to. What else can you do


September 29, 2022 at 9:40 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Irvine, California, United States

Piece of junk. I've been getting the refund run around since August 22nd. They even told me to cancel my PayPal dispute which I did. Stupid, stupid, stupid!


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