The summer months are coming if you’re living in the part of the states that experienced excruciatingly hot summer days and nights, air conditioners and cold drinks become your best friend. While refreshing drinks are relatively cheap, having your air conditioner running at full tilt 24/7 can make your head hot once you receive your electric bill. If you’re looking at a cost effective way to cool down, enjoy the cool breeze of a table fan blowing cool winds at you on a warm, sunny day.
What makes a table fan unique is its portability. You can practically place it on any flat surface you like, well, provided that there’s a power source nearby. Therefore, if you want to sit on your front porch but the weather is too hot for comfort, then you can bring the fan along with you to give you a nice, cool breeze as you take a comfortable nap. In fact, because of the fan being compact, you can even bring it along with you during trips.
For example, if you have a portable power source, you can bring the fan along with you when you go out camping. As such, you won’t have to suffer from the hot weather while you’re enjoying the great outdoors. It is also an excellent way to prevent the campfire from snuffing out as the breeze flowing through the fan would not be too harsh as compared to an industrial-sized electric fan. Consider your options by going through this list of table fans that are available on today’s market.
Honeywell HT-900 TurboForce Air Circulator Fan
From the well-recognized American brand Honeywell with their years of experience in the industry, you can expect to receive a great product from them. The Honeywell HT-900 Table fan is an excellent example. The simple construction of the fan makes use of Honeywell’s experience with making jet engines and turbines. No, you’re not getting a jet engine for a table fan, what you’re getting is a tiny yet very efficient fan thanks to specially designed fan blades that keep airflow and low power consumption in perfect harmony.
If you’re feeling the extreme heat during the day, hang out on your porch and plug in the fan. The fan can be used on the ground or set at the table. The head can tilt up and down up to 90-degrees which make it wall mountable making the table fan a wall fan. Honeywell incorporates their Aerodynamic Turboforce technology on the fan by allowing it to deliver maximum air circulation while being 25% quieter than competing table fans.
The small footprint of the fan uses efficient electric motors and maximum air circulation. It makes the fan ideal for use in open spaces such as the veranda or places near ventilation sources such as beside the window in a bedroom.
Opolar F401 Mini USB Table Desk Personal Fan
The Opolar F401 is a tiny fan that’s designed for personal use. The fan is so tiny that it makes use of a small motor that can be powered up by your laptop’s USB ports. The tiny fan is made with a metal design that makes it a tough little air circulator. Despite the small size and low power consumption, the motor and blades of the fan strike a balance of efficiency that makes the fan perfectly suitable for personal cooling. The word personal in the name of the fan is essential because it’s only large and powerful enough to circulate air for one person efficiently.
The USB power source makes the fan an excellent companion if you’re working outdoors like at a gazebo or the outside area of a local coffee shop. The fan can draw power from your laptop’s USB port and circulate the air around to cool both you and your laptop. The metal construction of the fan allows it to be quickly thrown into a bag and forget about it getting damaged. The metal cage of the fan is light and robust.
When setting up the fan, the head can be tilted to a fair amount to allow for some degree of adjustability. In some cases, deciding to bring a portable fan with you in public places may feel awkward. Some people may think that you’re some weirdo bringing a goofy USB fan with you or people might think you’re practical and you’re a “cool” person.
Holmes Lil’ Blizzard 8-inch Oscillating Table Fan
The first two fans on the list didn’t feature and oscillating functions. The lack of this feature made the previous two fans provide a fairly narrow area of coverage. The oscillation feature of the Holmes Lil’ Blizzard allows it to circulate the air in a wide efficiently are without having to use multiple fans. The oscillation feature makes the fan a real little blizzard because in can provide ventilation to a large area despite the modest size of the whole unit with its 8-inch diameter fan blade.
The fan features two speed settings mainly low or high so you can opt to use it as a primary source of ventilation using the high settings or keep it at the low setting to save energy or use it to complement your air conditioner that’s running. Having a table fan to accompany an air conditioner allows the cool air from the air conditioner to spread more efficiently and provide cooling to parts of the room that were once impossible with just the air conditioner alone. If you’re going to position the fan on the ground, the fan’s “head” can be tilted up and down.
The fan is primarily made up of plastic; this makes the tiny fan light and easy to transport. Despite the plastic construction, the plastic is designed to absorb impacts from average table height. The result is a lightweight and durable, portable fan that you can buy at a relatively low price.
VornadoFlippi V6 Personal Air Circulator
The VornadoFlippi is a uniquely designed table fan. This fan is made to be compact and stylish. The Flippi flips to conceal itself. This design is a take on both the modern and classic design. During the
50’s and 60’s, numerous inventions were popping up from after war research. During this time, most companies were experimenting with existing ideas for it to sell better against the competition. The classic design stems from its compact folding design. On the other hand, the modern design can be taken from its sleek lines.
The fan utilizes Vornado’s patented signature vortex air circulation dynamics that makes the fan circulate more air for less power. The small size of the fan makes you think that this dinky little fan can only blow small amounts of air. The results become apparent once you switch between the two power modes of the fan. The high and low-speed settings can give you a gentle cooling breeze or a powerful gust. The free swiveling design of the fan makes for highly adjustable air flow. This ability to control airflow makes it perfect to put on the corner of a room and just leave it there to circulate air without anyone noticing.
The VornadoFlippi is made with durable plastics both inside and out. Each purchase of the Flippi entitles you to a 3-year warranty of satisfaction that allows you to return the product if you’re unsatisfied with the performance of the item. Now that’s dedication.
BLUBOON Rechargeable Battery Clip On Fan
Continuing with the line of uniquely design table fans, the BLUBOON Clip On Fan is one of the most versatile fans on this list. The most striking design feature of the fan is its tiny size and built-in clamp for its base. However, there’s one thing that you may not notice upon the first inspection. You’ll notice that the fan has no cables. This fan’s main selling point is the fact that it can be placed anywhere and anytime. It would be stupid if its go-anywhere design would be hampered by a cable requiring to be plugged into a power source to power up the fan right?
The BLUBOON Rechargeable Battery Clip On Fan is the only battery-powered fan on this list. This makes it the perfect portable fan and an essential camping trip accessory. The design is simple and effective. It’s a fan, with a spring-loaded clip; that’s it. You use the clip to fasten the fan anywhere you like with no cables to hinder it from functioning. The battery endures for up to 6 hours depending on the speed settings and can be charged using the USB cable or the included power adapter.
If you’re eyeing the Opolar USB table fan, the BLUBOON Rechargeable Battery Clip On Fan is a worthy alternative. Despite the fan lacking the metal construction of the Opolar USB Fan, the BLUBOON Clip On Fan makes up for it with versatility and wireless operation.
Desk fans are neat, compact, and easy to use items that are handy to have. While most table fans stay within an average size category, there are compact fans that go beyond the norm and adopt radical designs to provide convenience. With that in mind, choosing a fan can offer you with a lot of choices, but most choices will fall based on how you’re going to use the fan. To keep things simple, try to look for a fan that fits your intended use case. The wrong fan for the wrong job won’t benefit you from anything so choose carefully.