By Garth Harris
Southeast Valley Line-X
In case you were wondering why itís so hot outside,
itís summer. Whatís more, itís summer in Arizona.
Okay, why am I stating something that is so obvious?
We watch the local television weather reporters break
out in a sweat just talking about the summer heat.
Well, itís to tell you about a new product that was
invented and patented by Arizona residents. Thatís
right, after years of taking the abuse from the Arizona
summer sun, someone did something that the rest of us
wish we had done ó invented the Cool and Heat Seat
The Cool part is for us Southern Hemisphere folks who
donít know enough to move North during the summer
months. The Heat portion is for those folks who havenít
learned its okay to visit Southern Arizona during the
cold winter months.
The seat cushion is designed using recent
advancements in Thermo-Electric Technology, which
utilizes soft coils inside the seat cushion to cool or
heat the cushion as the user demands.
It works great for burning-hot car seats, sweaty
backs and bottoms, and for lower back pain. The
seat-cushion package also comes with an AC adapter so
that it can used in the office, home, patio or your
automobile. It is the only cooling seat cushion on the
Utilizing the Cool or Heat Seat Cushion, drivers may
be able to lower their gas usage by using the vehicle
air-conditioning system less than they otherwise would
need to do.
We took it on two test rides. The first time we
placed two cushions on the seats of a 1985 280 Mercedes
SL convertible and drove round trip from Mesa to Payson,
With the top down, even with the AC turned up high,
it would get pretty warm inside the car before we would
get into the high country. However, we discovered that
the Cool and Heat Seat Cushion did as it promised it
It greatly aided in keeping our backs and bottoms
cool while driving with the top down. Another nice
feature, we discovered, while riding around the Rim
country, where it would cool down quite a bit at night,
we turned the cushion to heat mode, which created a very
nice comfortable ride with the top down.
The second time we tested the cushion was during a
trip in our motor home. During a very long I-17
traffic delay, we felt that the Cool or Heat Seat
Cushion went a long way to keeping us cool and
comfortable; this allowed us to turn off our
roof-mounted air conditioners and wait out the traffic
The ability to turn off the roof-mounted ACs, thus
our generator, allowed us to cut down on the amount of
fuel we would otherwise have had to use.
At over $3.00 per gallon for fuel, that usage would
add up to a substantial expense.
The Cool or Heat Seat Cushion is a complete personal
cooling and heating system that easily installs on top
of any car seat, office chairs, patio chairs, or home
loungers. The Cool or Heat Seat package comes with
a thermo-electric power unit/pump, a foam- padded seat
cushion with soft coils that allow for the circulation
of the cooling or heating liquid, and 12-volt DC vehicle
adapter, and an AC home/office wall-outlet adapter.
For more information on the Cool or Heat Seat Cushion
contact the folks at Southeast Valley Line-X, 1015 North
McQueen Road, Suite 160, Gilbert, AZ, 85233, call them
at (480) 539-4909, or visit
You can order by calling or going online ó or you can
show up at their store and take the seat test.