Best Personal Fans

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 17, 2018
If you absolutely cannot stand the exhausting summer heat whether you're sitting in an office or hiking through the countryside, a small personal fan is exactly what you need to make those insufferable summer days a bit more bearable. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Number of Speeds
Power Source
Extras
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

The rechargeable 2200 mAh battery will be able to deliver between 3 and 13 hours of operation, depending on the speed mode and the use of lights. A built-in internal LED light and a side flashlight will prove to be immensely in a number of different scenarios, from camping and hiking to backpacking and fishing.

CONS

Produces a fair share of noise. 

OUR VERDICT

We don't know for sure if OPOLAR F201 is the most powerful option on the market but it is certainly one of the most interesting and unique offers that will absolutely improve the quality of your next camping trip or the upcoming backpacking vacation through Europe.

detailed parameters
Number of Speeds

3 speeds

Power Source

Rechargeable battery (2200 mAh), USB port (cable included)

Extras

Internal LED-light, Built-in flashlight

Dimensions

3.94"W x 1.58"D x 5.9"H

7.8 oz

Warranty

1 year

PROS

You can fold the fan 180 degrees and take it with you wherever you go. Using the V-shaped mounting buckles, you will have the option of strapping the product in question to an umbrella or clipping it to a variety of other objects. 

CONS

Takes quite some time to recharge the batteries. 

OUR VERDICT

The multipurpose model from VersionTech will probably prove to be the best personal fan for the type of customers that can't stand the summer heat and would like to always have the ability to keep themselves cool at their immediate disposal.

detailed parameters
Number of Speeds

3 speeds

Power Source

Rechargeable battery (2000 mAh), USB port (cable included)

Extras

Foldable design, Mounting buckles, Metal clip included

Dimensions

4.1"W x 2.8"D x 4.5"H (folded)

~8 oz

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The energy-efficient design of the blade does a pretty good job extending the life of batteries up to about 55 hours on low speed and around 30 on a high speed setting. The durable plastic construction will help the model survive the rough and tumble of the road.

CONS

You'll need a miniature screwdriver to access the batteries. 

OUR VERDICT

O2Cool FD05004 is an all-around model that plenty of people out there will be able to find some use for. You can put it on a desk or you can take it with you as the batteries will certainly be able to provide enough battery life for a nice outing at the beach.

detailed parameters
Number of Speeds

2 speeds

Power Source

2 D-Type batteries

Extras

Foldable design, Tiltable stand

Dimensions

6.5"W x 2.5"D x 6"H

~10 oz

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The high-gloss, sleek finish makes this model look simply stunning. The company's very own Vortex technology provides effective air circulation, making you feel comfortable in your own premises. The base of this personal fan swivels vertically and the head pivots, thus adding some options in terms of controlling the airflow.

CONS

One of the heaviest fans we encountered.

OUR VERDICT

Vornado Flippi V6 is definitely not the most portable model. Nevertheless, this is easily the best personal fan when it comes not just to keeping the temperature in the bedroom cool and enjoyable but also fitting and even improving the décor of the said bedroom.

detailed parameters
Number of Speeds

2 speeds

Power Source

AC (6 ft. power cord)

Extras

Pivoting head

Dimensions

5"W x 4.9"D x 6.2"H

27.2 oz

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The tiltable stand, when needed, effortlessly converts into a carrying/hanging handle, offering some additional options in terms of placement or improving the already impressive mobility properties of this fan. The Turbo Force technology will be able to distribute airflow up to 3 feet away from the fan. 

CONS

Only one speed. 

OUR VERDICT

Honeywell HTF090B is probably the best fan for sleeping as it doesn't produce a whole lot of noise. Aside from that, this is also one of the lightest models that you could just throw in a bag and carry with you wherever you go.

detailed parameters
Number of Speeds

1 speed

Power Source

4 AA-type batteries, USB port (cable included)

Extras

Foldable design, tiltable stand (converts into carrying/hanging handle)

Dimensions

4.74"W x 2.28"D x 6.44"H

7.8 oz

Warranty

1 year

OPOLAR F201

Light Em Up

Whether you could classify OPOLAR F201 as a mini personal fan is up to debate but there's no arguing the fact that what we have here is one of the smallest personal fans on the market. That said, it isn't just the size that makes this model such an interesting choice. For starters, you will be presented with a couple of power options. The rechargeable 2200 mAh battery will be able to deliver between 3 and 13 hours of operation, depending on the speed mode and the use of lights. Speaking of which, a built-in internal LED light and a side flashlight are probably the biggest reason behind the model's commercial success as you'd be hard-pressed to find this kind of setup elsewhere.

As you would imagine, the lights will prove to be immensely useful for all kinds of purposes and in a number of different scenarios, from camping and hiking to backpacking and fishing. Of course, considering the minuscule dimensions and the 7.8 ounces of weight, this handheld portable small personal fan will fit inside any bag. But, no matter how much you enjoy spending time outside, you'll always have to go back home and visit your place of occupation from time to time. That is where the second power option comes in. Using a USB port with a cable that is included in the package, you will be able to power the fan with the help of a number of devices, from a laptop to a tablet.

All things considered, we don't know for sure if OPOLAR F201 is the most powerful option on the market but it is certainly one of the most interesting and unique offers that will absolutely improve the quality of your next camping trip or the upcoming backpacking vacation through Europe.

Review of OPOLAR F201 Personal Battery Operated Fan

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VersionTech Multipurpose

Sun Umbrella's Assistant

The most defining characteristic of VersionTech Multipurpose Portable Fan is, without a doubt, its unique foldable design. What makes it special isn't just the fact that you can fold it 180 degrees and take it with you wherever you go, though it is certainly a plus. No, what makes this fan what it is would have to be the convenient handle and a design choice that incorporates the use of V-shaped buckles (included in the package). With the help of that handle, you'll be able to hold the fan in your hand or put the model on the table. And, using those mounting buckles, you will have the option of strapping the product in question to an umbrella or clipping it to a variety of other objects. The opportunities may not be endless but, suffice it to say, this is definitely one of the more flexible personalized folding fans.

Other than that, what we have here is more or less your typical fan used for personal reasons. The switch on the handle (or the foot, depending on how you look at it) will allow you to choose between low, medium, and high speed. When you decide to take the fan outside, it'll be able to run on a rechargeable 2000 mAh battery. Though, if you do manage to run out of battery life, you could always power this thing up using a USB port and an appropriate cable.

In conclusion, the multipurpose model from VersionTech will probably prove to be the best personal fan for the type of customers that can't stand the summer heat and would like to always have the ability to keep themselves cool at their immediate disposal.

Review of VersionTech Multipurpose Portable Fan w/ USB charging

 

O2Cool FD05004

Capable Batteries

O2Cool FD05004 is a pretty good all-around model that will be able to accommodate a number of potential customers. With 6"5 x 2.5" x 6" of overall dimensions and about 10 ounces of weight, it isn't the lightest nor the smallest option on the market but you still shouldn't encounter any problems using this fan as a portable tool. Since it runs on a couple of D-Type batteries, there isn't a place out there where O2Cool FD05004 won't be able to help you stay cool (though the calm and collected parts are up to you).

Though this is the only source of power that the model can utilize as it doesn't include a USB port or an AC cord, the energy-efficient design of the blade does a pretty good job extending the life of batteries up to about 55 hours on low speed and around 30 on a high speed setting. And if 30 hours somehow sounds underwhelming to you, we would like to mention that even at the low setting this personal fan will be able to deliver enough refreshing air while producing a minimal amount of noise. Given that the stand is tiltable, you will be able to direct that refreshing airflow anyway you want. Finally, the foldable design will further improve the portability properties of this little machine and the durable plastic construction will help the model survive the rough and tumble of the road.

To rephrase the point we made earlier, O2Cool FD05004 is an all-around model that plenty of people out there will be able to find some use for. You can put it on a desk or you can take it up with you as the batteries will certainly be able to provide enough battery life for a nice outing at the beach.

Review of O2Cool FD05004 Portable Personal Desktop Battery Fan

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Vornado Flippi V6

Don't Overlook the Looks

Vornado Flippi V6 takes a bit of a different approach compared to other products in this review. With about 27 ounces of weight, carrying this thing with you will prove to be a bit of a challenge. Of course, we aren't talking about 27 pounds here, so you would be able to take it to work from home or vice versa. But given not just the weight but also the fact that this personal fan can't run on batteries and can only use an AC as a source of power, you wouldn't have had the option of taking this thing on a hiking trip even if you wanted to.

Having said that, it's not like the manufacturers decided to make this fan as heavy as it is just for laughs and giggles. As this is a tabletop model, these people didn't forget to add a touch of necessary flare by incorporating a high-gloss, sleek finish that makes this model look simply stunning. But as important as looks can be, the stylish design wouldn't be worth much without the company's signature Vortex technology backing those looks up. The latter provides effective air circulation, making you feel comfortable in your own premises. And, speaking of air circulation, the base of this personal fan swivels vertically and the head pivots, meaning that you will have virtually unlimited options in terms of controlling the airflow.

To sum it all up, Vornado Flippi V6 is definitely not the most portable model. Nevertheless, this is easily the best personal fan when it comes not just to keeping the temperature in the bedroom cool and enjoyable but also fitting and even improving the décor of the said bedroom.

Review of Vornado Flippi V6 Personal Air Circulator Fan

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Honeywell HTF090B

Relatively Silent

The people behind the Honeywell HTF090B advertise it as an on the go personal model and we wouldn't be able to argue that claim even if we wanted to. Now, it may not be the most versatile option on the market, especially considering the fact that it only comes with a single speed setting. But as far as the question of transportation is concerned, this is easily one of the most interesting offers on the market. And it's not just the compact overall dimensions that add up to precisely 4.74" x 2.28" x 6.44" or the measly 7.8 ounces of weight that make the model in question even more portable than most personalized hand fans. It is also the tiltable stand that, when needed, effortlessly converts into a carrying/hanging handle, offering some additional options in terms of placement or improving the already impressive mobility properties of this fan.

Of course, since we're talking about a foldable model, the fact that you'll be able to use 4 AA-type batteries as a power source should probably go without saying. But if you do not feel like relying on batteries or if you manage to run out of those, the fan also comes with a USB port and a cable, so anything from a power bank to a laptop will do. And, before bringing this review to a logical conclusion, we wouldn't suggest overlooking the Turbo Force technology that will be able to distribute airflow up to 3 feet away from the fan. Nevertheless, despite the relatively impressive operation, the model is actually rather quiet compared to most other similar fans on the market.

All in all, Honeywell HTF090B is probably the best fan for sleeping as it doesn't produce a whole lot of noise. Aside from that, this is also one of the lightest models that you could just throw in a bag and carry with you wherever you go.

Review of Honeywell HTF090B Turbo on the Go Personal Fan

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What Is a Personal Fan?

The folk from House Stark may be right and winter may indeed be coming, but it isn't getting here before the hottest season of the year. Whether we're talking about trying to live through an exhaustingly sweltering day at the office or trying to fall asleep while it is like 90 degrees in your house, there's nothing worse than the omnipresent humid temperature that always comes with summer. Of course, you may not be able to escape it, but there are a few things you can do to soften the proverbial blow. The easiest and the most affordable one is, naturally, to purchase a personal fan. As the name suggests, a product like that is simply a small fan designed for personal use. There aren't a whole lot of differences between a personal model and a regular fan aside from size, weight, and a few extra features like a foldable design that will allow you to carry the device with you or a tiltable stand that will provide you with the opportunity to direct the airflow. They're cheap, easy to use, and do not require much in terms of power or space, so there's really no reason not to invest in one of these things before the upcoming summer.

And if you already have a personal fan and you do not feel like it is making a difference, you might want to acquire a humidifier or an air purifier.

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Publish Date: 2018-05-23 15:03:53