Best USB Fans for Laptops to Use During Hot Season

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 13, 2017
Working conditions have a major impact on our effectiveness and performance at work. If your office room is too hot, using a personal fan can become a solution. In our review you will find 5 different portable USB fans that can be used for many purposes. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Number of Blades
Body
Features
Size
 
PROS

Adjustable blowing capacity enables you to create a comfortable working environment.

CONS

No protective cover for fan blades.

OUR VERDICT

You will be pleased with operation and convenience of use of this steady and practical Arctic Breeze fan. 

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Number of Blades

7

Body

Stable with a flexible neck

Features

Adjustable fan speed with the knob

Size

3.78" (L) x 3.94" (W) x 7.32" (H)

PROS

The option of adjusting air flow direction makes this USB-powered fan a popular choice for many users.

CONS

Some customers report that on occasion this fan may stop working for several minutes. 

OUR VERDICT

The fan is small and quiet, so it is an excellent option for both office and home use.

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Number of Blades

4

Body

Durable compact metal cage

Features

Adjustable arm

Size

2" (L) x 6" (W) x 6" (H)

PROS

Can be used with many different digital gadgets owing to several connectivity options. 

CONS

When connected to a USB port, it's less powerful.

OUR VERDICT

Compatible with portable power banks. Can be powered from both a USB port and a Li-ion battery.

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary/Portable

Number of Blades

4

Body

Plastic casing

Features

LED backlight to illuminate the workplace. Adjustable blades rotation speed

Size

1.73" (L) x 4.88" (W) x 5.83" (H)

PROS

It can be used as a portable fan during walks in the park and as a stationary cooling fan at your office desk. 

CONS

The metal clip obfuscates the process of switching the fan on/off. 

OUR VERDICT

This VersionTech multipurpose fan can be used just anywhere. Grab it with you when you go out or connect it to your laptop to cool in the office. 

detailed parameters
Type

Portable

Number of Blades

3 big, 3 small

Body

Plastic folding casing

Features

Ability to mount and install on any surface

Size

2.8" (L) x 4.1" (W) x 7.87" (H) 

PROS

This personal fan with a stylish clock can become a decor element at your computer desk. 

CONS

The glowing of the clock display might distract in the dark.

OUR VERDICT

If you aren't sure what to give as a present to your friend, consider buying this unique USB-powered fan. It will become a useful addition to any office or home computer desk as well as a helpful assistant during traveling. 

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Number of Blades

2

Body

Flexible metal neck

Features

Shows the time on the blades with a LED

Size

8.8" (L) x 6.7" (W) x 1.7" (H)

What is a USB fan?

If you spend a lot of time working at the computer, a USB fan is an essential thing for you. They are very compact and quiet and especially relevant in the hot season. As their operating noise is very low, USB-powered fans are often used at computer desks in offices. There are also portable models that can be carried around and used for cooling digital gadgets. In our review, you will find 5 different models of fans and hopefully select the perfect one for your special needs. 

To enhance your working space in the office or at home, you may also want to consider using such computer accessories as USB hubs or laptop docking stations.

Arctic Breeze USB Desktop

A Simple and Practical Device From Arctic

Unfortunately, air conditioning and ventilation systems are not always as effective as we expect and people who spend a lot of time in the office often find themselves in a hot and stuffy room by the end of a day. If you're in the same situation, the Arctic Breeze can become the perfect solution. It works via a USB port. Sturdy all-metal design with a flexible neck makes this fan incredibly stable on a table and enables you to position it at a convenient angle. It is also worth saying that the fan is equipped with a 5.9-feet cable, meaning you will get a notably wider area to place it. The air flow efficiency has been achieved not with a powerful engine but with 7 blades of different lengths located at the right angle.  

We don't doubt USB-powered fans will soon become as popular as USB flash drives among office workers and computer users. 

Review of Arctic Breeze USB Desktop Fan with Flexible Neck

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Arctic Breeze USB Desktop
Arctic Breeze USB Desktop
 

OPOLAR F401 USB Mini

Compact , Sturdy, Quiet

The OPOLAR F401 is a compact and reliable device. It works through a USB port and consumes 5V only which is by no means comparable with big climate equipment such as windows fans, but do not underestimate its potential. The model works noiselessly which is a great advantage, especially if you choose the fan to use in your home. You can switch it on early in the morning and late at night without the fear of waking your family up. We'd like to point out that you can also change the air flow direction so that the fan would blow either towards you or to the side.

As an added bonus, this USB fan is available in several colors. So, you can choose the one that will match your office or room interior better. Due to a range of colors, you can get several of them as presents to your family members or colleagues. 

Review of OPOLAR F401 USB Mini Personal Fan

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OPOLAR F401 USB Mini
OPOLAR F401 USB Mini
 

Efluky Mini USB

Compact and Practical

The Efluky table fan features a built-in LED lamp activated with a long press of a button. The ability to choose the speed and adjust the force of the airflow is a positive and practical option. This USB-powered fan works from both a USB-enabled digital gadget and a standard phone adapter. You can also use it without connecting it to your laptop. Fitted with a rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery, the fan will operate offline. This number of power options makes it possible for you to use the Efluky table fan not only in the office or at the computer desk but literally anywhere you go. 

Review of Efluky Mini USB Rechargeable Table Fan

Efluky Mini USB
Efluky Mini USB
 

VersionTech Multipurpose

For Multi-purpose Use

VersionTech has produced a flexible and practical device that could be used in any conditions. Powered by both a built-in rechargeable battery and a USB port, this fan allows multi-purpose use. Due to a folding design, you can use it as a personal fan during your outings. It can be clipped to an umbrella, stroller visor, belt, backpack or anywhere else.   

The set includes a 2000 mAh battery that provides you with up to 8 hours of operating time and requires approximately 4 hours for full recharging. However, if you haven't got any USB-enabled device on you and you're away from outlets, it's possible to use it with standard-type batteries that can be bought from any store nearby. That being said, if you used a power bank, you'd not need to think of batteries at all. 

Review of VersionTech Multipurpose Portable Fan w/ USB charging

VersionTech Multipurpose
VersionTech Multipurpose
 

Tenflyer LED USB

Unqiue Solution

The Tenflyer fan features an elegant and minimalistic design. Based on a metal neck, it is flexible and sturdy at the same time. Thanks to the neck, you can position it at different angles so that cold air could reach you. The manufacturer fitted this fan with soft blades in order to make it safer for use and prevent injuries. A glowing clock with LED-diodes is a distinguishing and unique feature of the Tenflyer table fan. With the clock face, this fan can become the best choice for office use. 

On the note of unique inventions, you may like our review on the standing desks that in spite of being launched onto the market only recently have already become a popular choice among office workers around the world. 

Review of Tenflyer LED USB Fan Clock

Tenflyer LED USB
Tenflyer LED USB
 

Sources:

1. Fan Buying Guide, Walmart

2. Preet Dhunna How does the USB LED Fan Clock work? How can I make it work? Quora. January 17, 2016.

3. What is a USB Fan? wiseGEEK.

4. Mechanical fan, Wikipedia. April 9, 2017.

5. What Is a Rechargeable Fan? wiseGEEK.


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Publish Date: 2017-04-28 10:41:10