We regularly visit family down in Sussex, and a few years ago when we visited the weather was extraordinarily hot. We decided that we would purchase an inexpensive fan for the guest room, that we could use on this visit and leave behind for future visits. After scouring many of the shops in and around Eastbourne, we found out that most places were actually sold out of fans, luckily Argos rang round some of their other local branches and were able to reserve one of these for us at their Hastings store.
This fan cost 7.99 at the time, although now retails at 9.99, and is an Argos exclusive product. The main factor in our deciding to purchase this particular model was the low price, coupled with the fact that really, there wasn't much choice available to us. The fan measures 22 inches in height, 20 inches wide, and 20 cm deep. The blade length is 7 inches, and the blades have slightly scooped edges. The fan comes with two speed settings, can be set to either stationary or oscillating movements, and requires minimal assemble (merely clipping on the front safety cage).
The fan is fairly quiet in operation - yes, it does make some noise, but it's white noise that can be ignored fairly easily, and blocked out completely with earplugs if trying to sleep. The higher speed setting is significantly louder than the lower setting, although it does have much more of an effect stirring the air up and making it feel refreshing. It seems quite sturdy on it's base - even when oscillating there are no concerns that it might overbalance.
I did like the fact that the fan head is slightly adjustable, allowing you to direct air slightly downwards or upwards as you need, a feature my more expensive home fan does not have, and the fan has a fairly wide swing when oscillating so could easily cover the small bedroom we were staying in, though I suspect a larger fan would be needed for anything bigger than a small double.
The front safety cage affixes securely over the transparent blades. It is a little difficult to remove for cleaning, but as this makes me feel more confident in the safety of this product this isn't particularly a downside.
This fan was only purchased to be used and left in a guest bedroom at my boyfriends parents house, and as such I didn't really consider the looks of the appliance at the time of purchase. Had I been purchasing for my own bedroom at home, I would have been put off by the white plastic casing, as it's not the most stylish item, and looks a little cheap. However, for the holiday, all we wanted was something to stir the air a little and stop us cooking in the heat, and this budget fan has served us well so far. Recommended.
Now I know Febuary isn't really the time to review a desk fan, however at work it gets swelteringly warm even in winter and we usually need one of these on. Yeah - so much for saving the environment but what can you do?
The fan is from Asda and just under £10, but the price may have changed now as we bought it months ago.
*What it looks like*
The fan has a white plastic base. It is fairly large - larger than it looks in the picture. On the fan itself it has a white metal grille over the fan blades, which are plastic. There's a short cable attached to a plug.
*What it's made from*
Plastic and metal.
*Is it any good*
We've had this fan for 3 months now after a previous one died. The fan has 2 options - high and low. If we put the fan on low it is usually fine, and if we put the fan on high is actually a bit noisy, so we usually keep it on low. It cools the office well without being too high and blowing papers etc all around the place.
None, and seemingly none available! Though presumably it conforms to the UK safety standards for electrical appliances. I hope so!
This is a cheap basic fan, with no bells or whistles. It does the job. If you need a fan for travelling etc or just a really basic one - yeah, emphasis on basic - then this might be for you!
I have been using the Argos desk fan for almost 2 years now. It is used almost daily in my office. Sat in a stuffy office for most of the day I needed something that could keep me cool all year round.
Situated perfectly on my desk it is of minimal size. According to Argos it has a height of 21.8cm and width of 20cm. We have fairly small desks in the office so being a small size is important. This issue with it's small size, is that it would not cool down a room on a hot day. The main purpose for it is to keep the desk space cool. This is exactly what I needed.
I purchased the fan for £9.99. This is cheap compared to other retailers. The fan is white all over which looks great as it provides that neutral finish.
In terms of design the fan is simple. It has 3 buttons. The off button and two further buttons to adjust the speed of the fan. I always use the second speed as I find the first speed is just not fast enough to provide enough cool air. Especially on a hot day I find it literally has no effect. However the faster fan speed is perfect. It's not overpowering and provides a suitable temperature of cooler air. It is also has a quiet operation which does not disturb others in the office.
The fan also has the standard oscillating function. It oscillates 180 degrees in total. The oscillate function is something used to disperse the cool air. However as I previously mentioned, I don't feel the fan is powerful enough to provide cooler air for an average room. I am a lot happier with it in a fixed position sat on my desk. The fan also tilts up and down which enables you to get the correct height. It is great for positioning exactly how you want it.
I am very happy with my purchase 2 years ago. The fan is perfect for using on a desk space at home or at work. It comes at a cheap price and has lasted all this time. The fan speed is perfect for the job it does. A great purchase.
During the recent hot weather there was only one thing that was making the heat just about bearable and that was the Argos Value Range White Oscillating Desk Fan. We luckily had a few other fans scattered around the house but as I was missing one for the home study room I decided the Argos fan would makes its residence in there for the summer.
== Price ==
This is currently priced at £8.99 on the Argos website, and is available to buy online on or alternatively it gives an option to reserve one at your local Argos store where you can pay and collect. I remember having a quick look around for a fan at my local supermarket and found they were all sold out due to high demand during the heat wave, in fact most places were sold out! Therefore my last option was Argos and luckily they had one or two still available and opt for the reserve and collect option.
== Design & Experience ==
The design of the fan is pretty standard looking and looks like any other desk fan. The fan has a white finish and is made from solid glossy plastic material, with the fan cage being made from metal. The base is strong and sturdy and the overall design is simple and plain looking. I can't really tell it's an Argos Value Range item as it looks pretty much like most other desk fan, that can instead set you back considerably more than £8.99, so I was more than happy with the low price.
The fan is small which is what you would expect of a desk fan, this is great as it doesn't take up too much desk space and can be easily stored in a small cupboard when not in use. It is also fairly light which meant transporting it to different rooms a doddle, as sometimes I would use it in my bedroom and put it next to my bed side table during those hot sticky nights. It has a strong sturdy base so it sits securely in place when in use, and I have never had any issues with it falling off or tipping over during use.
The fan has two speed modes, low and high power. I found the low speed to be okay for some light breeze, but I tended to use the highest power the most as it was just the right power to cool you down without blowing all your work papers away. I think I would have liked a few more speed options, as the highest power would not really make a huge difference when placed on my bed side table as it was a little further away from me I wasn't able to benefit from the fan breeze as much as I would have liked during those uncomfortable nights, therefore having a higher speed option would have been great.
The fan head can be tilted in diagonal positions which works great when working on a desk as it allows the cool air to circulate better and flow towards higher or lower areas. I would find this especially useful when working at my desk, with the tilt positioned higher it was able to circulate cool air towards my face which felt great when the room was hot and stuffy.
The oscillating option can be chosen by pressing a button at the back of the fan, and is very easy and fast to do. This option is useful and works well when positioned on my desk, however I would only use this option occasionally as I felt the cooling effect would not work as well compared to when this option is turned off, as I like the fan to be posited on my face while working.
I was very happy to find that the fan wasn't too loud when switched on which is good change to the other fans I have in the house which are all very noisy. This is specifically helpful when using it next to my bed at nigh time, as it meant that the noise wouldn't prevent me from drifting to a sleep. I would however point out that this really wouldn't be ideal for cooling down a big room, and is designed to effectively work in small rooms when people are positioned close to the fan.
== Conclusion ==
This is a really good quality desk fan which does its job well and helped me to deal with the recent heat wave. The fan emits cool air that did manage to cool me down well, but I still would have liked a higher power option as it would have helped me sleep through those hot sticky nights more easily. However for the price I can't really complain, it does it job quite well and is good quality for a value item as it managed to work fine despite its many hours of use. Therefore I would give this a 5/5 as it is a perfect desk fan.
My wife and I purchase the Argos basic range fan a number of months ago, Initially we bought this fan as we go camping as a family a lot throughout the summer and it can become quite hot in a tent throughout the day and anything that would circulate the air would be quite beneficial.
It quickly became apparent that this fan was too large to pack into the boot of the car so we opted to keep the fan for our bedroom.
The fan works well to circulate the air within our medium sized double bedroom, however the cable length is quite short that restricts where within the bedroom the fan can be placed unless you want to start incorporating the use of extension cables. The fan is an ideal weight however to move when necessary into our children's rooms when necessary, if the weather gets too stuffy.
This fan appears to offer good value for money priced at £9.99 and has benefited our family massively. The fan has two settings high and low with the low option works quite gently to circulate the air, the high option is rather loud and initial sleeping was difficult until we managed to get used to the noise.
There are small gaps in the guard of the fan that on occasions my children have attempted to push through the guard to have contact with the moving fan, however the gap is small enough to prevent fingers being damaged. The build quality is good and the fan has been moved around and taken a few knocks without overt damage.
There is no extra guarantee or warrantee offered with this fan apart from the standard year however this fan has been in almost in use throughout the summer.
I would recommend this fan to any family who have children as this is a great product to keep the room cool at a cheap price or people who own caravans as in the summer they become very hot.
Our offices at work are quite old and we have a huge problem with the temperature control; if you are sat under the air conditioning unit, it is lovely and cold but anywhere else, it is like working in a sauna. I am the type of person who is constantly warm, and hates it but not lucky enough to sit on the cool area so I decided to get a desk fan.
I was given a budget of £10 so I was quite pleased when I spotted this one at Argos, and even more pleased that it was is stock. I like Argos because I could check stock at my local store and reserve so I didn't have a wasted journey going to fetch it, this is also available to order online too but is then subject to a delivery charge. The fan retails at £8.99 which is what I paid too.
The fan is only available in white, although this didn't both me as I only brought it for work however if this was for use at home, this wouldn't bother me too much as I feel the neutral colour would fit into most room decors.
When I picked the fan up from Argos, I was quite surprised at how light the box felt, from checking the packaging, the fan weighs around 4kg which I do think makes it quite a lightweight appliance and easy to transport around (especially when I compare the fan I have at home).
Despite the cheap price, the fan is fairly quiet and doesn't make too much noise when in operation, as I increase the speed, the noise does increase slightly but not so much that you couldn't use in an office or home environment.
The fan has two speed settings, slow and fast, to be honest, I can't see much point in the slow one as this isn't very powerful and I always tend to use the fan on the higher setting. Although more expensive brands have more speed settings than this, I am quite happy with just using it on the highest and I wasn't expecting anything fancy for the price I paid. I would say that this isn't the most powerful fan that I have ever used, but on the highest setting, I do think it performs quite well and it does meet my needs.The fan oscillates approximately 180 degrees and this is operated by pulling a little knob on the top of the fan. I tend to keep the fan 'locked' in the same position, blowing straight at me.
Once fully assembled, the fan measures approximately 22cm high so it is a little on the small side, but I think it's ideal for using at work (we have desks which are only 1m long so space is very limited), but I suppose also suitable for smaller rooms and ideal for travelling.
Overall, I would recommend this fan, although it's not the most powerful, its idea for my desk at work and therefore it gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
I decided to buy myself a fan about 2 years ago when I was living in a small Annexe with very narrow doorways and the windows did not face each other so there was no breeze going through. There was a lot of pollution and cigarette smoke nearby, but the main reason for the fan was when it got very warm and just sitting still was very uncomfortable.
I got myself into town and found one at Argos which was about the cheapest one to buy straight away, it was not expensive , now it is £8.
DESCRIPTION / USAGE
I still have it, although it is under the bed as I now have double size patio type doors either end of my flat that open up and let a good breeze or gale through.
I can tell you though that the fan has 2 speeds and oscillates if you need it to, so that it basically moves around and changes direction. It is white and plastic, the fan is 7 inches across the actual height is 10 inches and width about 11 inches.
I found speed one was nice and quiet, and gave a gentle breeze which I left pointed directly at me for about 10 minutes at a time, then moved it away. It also works well on setting 1 oscillating if it's near to you. It is good for moving the air around when you have the window open to refresh the oxygen.
If you want to try and sleep with it on, on setting 1 overnight I was only able to with earplugs in. I woke up and turned it off after a while, but you could sleep if you had earplugs or were a heavy sleeper.
On setting 2 however, it is a lot noisier, maybe it could be compared to a loud computer starting up or an oven fan. When it was very hot I had it on 2 but put earplugs in as it was too annoying. The effectiveness of the fan at 2 regarding the breeze was very good though.
STURDYNESS / RELIABILTY
It still works after 2 years , fans do not tend to break easily in my experience. The only thing about this fan is that it keeps falling over ! On it's own sometimes, but mainly if you touch the wire or the fan it just topples over, as it is top heavy, the base seems to be made of light plastic and is a bit small.
Apart from that it is reliable.
I really hated it when the weather was boiling hot and I found it really hard to cope with the heat because I'm not used to it! During the couple of months when the heat wave kept making an appearance for a few days every week or two I found it very hard to get to sleep and stay asleep as I was so hot and in the end after a couple of weeks of being uncomfortably hot each night me and my partner decided to buy a fan.
We are trying our hardest to save money at the minute as we are the process of moving house so after having a look around we decided to buy this cheap desk fan from Argos. It didn't have as many speed settings or look as nice as the more expensive ones but the price was very appealing. We did initially want a big, tall one which we could have at the end of the bed so that we could both benefit from it but with this it's a desk fan so it needs placing on the bed side cabinet. We only bought one of the fans at first which of course meant that during the really hot weather we would take it in turns to lay on the side with the fan next to it.
After having the fan for around a fortnight and being impressed with the quality and efficiency we decided to buy another one, as although we are trying to save money I do think that the fans are very good value and not very expensive. We only paid £8.99 for each of the fans which is the full retail price. This in my opinion is extremely good value and the fans are the cheapest we came across (other than the small hand held ones) hence why decided to buy two.
The desk fan is from the Argos value range and it is very basic looking, well to be honest I think it is a little on the ugly side and the type of thing you'd expect to see in a dull office or school but it isn't really important what it looks like as it does what I want it to do and it is small enough to be put away in the wardrobe when we have people viewing the house. It is white and it looks a bit cheap but it works fine. It does need assembling but this was easy to do. Me and my fiancé have the fans on each of our bed side tables and they don't take up too much room as each fan is quite neat and compact.
The fans although quite compact are not that light but they're not too heavy either so they can be moved around the house easily, so although we mainly use them in the bedroom we have also brought one downstairs quite a few times when it was the boiling hot weather. When buying the first fan I wondered if it would be big enough and produce enough cold air to keep us cool. We found that with just one fan on one side of the bed the fan was efficient at keeping the person on that side of the bed cool but it did not produce enough cold air even when it was on the oscillating setting so that the person on the other side of the bed could really benefit from it, despite which angle it was at, which is why we bought another one. The fan has two speed settings - one slow and one fast. The slower one is nice and relaxing at night and not too loud but I found the fastest setting was needed during the heat wave.
The fan is louder than I had expected it to be, especially on the faster speed setting, however it has never disturbed my sleep or kept me awake. The noise did irritate me at first, however even with two of the fans on the lower speed setting the noise was never unbearable and after a couple of days both me and my fiancé got used to the noise anyway. We are both very heavy sleepers though! All in all this is a good value fan. We have had one since early June and one since mid June and both still work perfectly after regular use so they are good quality as well as amazing value.
I purchased a fan from Argos back in June after the weather started to get quite hot (for the UK anyway!). I was mainly after a cheap and small fan for my little office as it is on the third floor of my house and it does get hot up there in the summer. I have a little vent on my window, but I do not like to open the window itself as I always have a fear that my cat will jump out, and it would really do itself some harm from that sort of height.
The Argos value fan ticked all my boxes when I spotted it in their catalogue. It costs just £8:99 and is small in size with a 7" fan.
It came boxed up, and inside the box the fan was in 2 separate pieces - The base and the main body containing the fan blades. To put it together was really simple as the two separate pieces just needed locating together, before screwing the plastic tightening bolt on the side to hold it together. This was an easy task to perform by hand and required no tools which is always a bonus.
Although the fan from Argos is from their value range, it is good little fan. It is white in colour, and has several handy features that would not instantly be expected of a 'Value' brand product such as:
2 speed settings (slow and fast)
I have used each of these features many times now, and each works well. The tilt is perfect to get the fan to aim in the correct direction and at the ideal level, and the oscillating mode is useful to prevent a constant stream of air blowing constantly into your face.
The fan itself operates in a quiet manner which would be great for anyone trying to get to sleep with the fan on, although when it is in oscillating mode it is a little bit noisier especially at the points where the fan reaches the end of it's range and has to change direction.
In terms of dimensions it stands at 22cm high, 20cm wide and 22cm deep, and has a weight of 4 kilograms which keeps it firmly on my desk with minimal vibration. The power cord is around 1 meter long which is plenty for a desk fan in my opinion.
In summary this value fan from Argos does exactly what it needs to do. For £9 you get a flexible little fan which runs smoothly and produces a good flow of air to help keep you cool during the hot weather. It is very simple to assemble, and due to it's small dimensions it is also easy to store away in a cupboard or even a large drawer during the colder months.
Thanks for reading.
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In the UK, we usually have about 10 months of winter/ cold weather and 2 months of actual summer. This year has been pretty good in that the summer seems to have actual sun shining with the feeling of warmth spreading through my limbs. However, with the sun, it also comes the unbearable heat at night which makes it impossible to sleep some nights. I have to say I am one of many who gave in and bought an electric fan to make it through the summer nights with proper sleep.
I have been looking for cheap fans and Argos seems to deliver exactly the type of product I have in mind. I haven't had the experience of using Argos value range but I really needed a fan and I didn't want to spend too much on that, so I decided to try out this Argos value fan.
I bought this fan at the local Argos store for £8.99, which all things considered is pretty cheap. The package is relatiely light, the fan itself weighs 4 kg, which makes it ok for me to carry to my car. This fan requires assembly after I took it out of the box, but it was a simple matter of fix the top fan part to the base with a screw. If I can do it, I'm pretty sure 99% of people who bought this shouldn't have any problem. The dimensions of the fan is 21.8 x 20 x 22 cm, which saves precious space in my room.
The fan itself operates in two speed. It can also oscillate and the angle of the fan can be adjusted to have maximum air flow in the direction necessary. It is advertised as being a quiet fan, however from my experience, even the lower speed can produce a midly irritating background wizzing noise. The noise isn't much of a problem during daytime as it's usually get lost in the other background noises. However, during really hot nights where I cannot sleep at all due to the heat, I had to leave the fan on at the lower speed and it can get irritating after awhile. At least, it kept me cool and allow me to sleep after I leave the fan on for about 20 minutes or so.
Overall, this Argos value oscillating fan is a cheap and reasonable way to keep me cool during the summer. I cannot say whether this will be useful in the next summer, if it does then it would be brilliant. If not, for £8.99 a product I am willing to pay this price to be able to sleep soundly during sweltering summer nights. At least it will be easy to store this fan once the cold weather sets in as the fan is quite petite and light enough to be easily stored in the attic.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. :) x
I gave in to the heat and bought this fan in July when the weather was getting hot here in England. Having bought similar Argos Value products before and having been pleased with them, I thought it would be a good bet. This is a great little fan, which works well and comes at a good price.
It came in a box where the fan in the cage needed connecting to the base so that it could stand on a desk for example. This was easy and was done with a screw taking a couple of minutes. Once set up I plugged it in to give it a go. I then realised there were two speed settings - the faster one was excellent and provided me with a nice relief from the heat! This fan isn't too loud either, which is a bonus.
The fan has dimensions of 21.8 x 20 x 22 cm (height x width x depth). This is pretty small meaning you can comfortably fit the fan on a desk or bedside table to be used in a small room. The fan is oscillating too so you can have it moving from side to side to fan a larger area in a room. However you can take this oscillation off simply by adjusting the fan at the back.
The fan seems to be of good quality and it has not broke on me yet - gladly as I have only had it for just over a month! It is reasonably quiet to have on (especially on the lower speed setting), meaning I can quite easily sleep with it on if it is too hot.
This fan costs £8.99 from Argos and is available to be picked up in store or clicked and collected online. You could even have it delivered but this would incur delivery charges, which probably are not worth it! It's not ridiculously cheap, but it's a great price for a decent fan. It has done the perfect job I needed and kept me cool in the day and the night too. The great thing is you can tilt the fan and aim it wherever you like too. This in conjunction with its small size and weight of only 4kg make it quite portable and versatile in its uses. I would highly recommend this simple but effective fan.
I bought this fan at the beginning of June just before the weather started to really warm up and was so glad that I did as my friend tried to buy one in July but everywhere had sold out. I use this mostly in the study as it is a smaller room with just a top opening window and tends to get really hot and stuffy.
I didn't want to spend too much money and bought this one for £8.99 which I was much cheaper than a lot I had seen. I had to fix the fan part to the base but this was easy to do with just one screw and only took a few minutes. It is white and quite chunky looking and measures 21.8cm tall, 20cm wide and 22cm deep so is quite compact. It weighs 4kg so is easy to move around the house from room to room when required.
There are two speed settings and I would say that I usually use the faster speed as it really does generate a lot more air. It has an adjustable tilt so you can angle it directly where you want the most impact and it oscillates however I don't usually set it to oscillate as I find that it blows the papers off my desk. I place it on a cabinet which is about seven or eight feet away from where I sit and find that this is perfect for me to feel the cool air but not too close so that it is uncomfortable or blows in my face. The lead is quite long and I find is sufficient to plug in to a socket near to the floor and to have the fan quite high up.
I would say that as the fan is quite small it wouldn't be sufficient to cool a large room such as a larger lounge but is great for a small room such as a study or a small bedroom. The one downside is that it is quite noisy so if I need to concentrate for a long period of time it gets on my nerves after a while and I will turn it off for a bit. I will then switch it back on again when I get uncomfortably warm again and or the room starts to get too stuffy.
I have taken it upstairs when the weather was really hot and used it in my bedroom when I am reading for a while but have always turned it off before I go to sleep, and I have also used it in the kitchen when I am cooking which I have found to be effective and it also helps to disperse cooking smells.
I would say that this is a good little fan which doesn't take up too much space and works well in a smaller space, and is idea for anyone on a budget or someone who just doesn't want to spend a lot of money on an item which is only used for a small part of the year. High five for this fan.
When I bought this product
A few years ago I'd bought a desk fan from Netto which ended up having to go back because it stopped working, as they didn't have another one in store I ended up having to go to Argos which meant I was limited to this fan as I had my mountain bike with me so the fan had to fit into my bag so I could carry it home, I bought this one from an Argos in the town centre for around £8 and managed to fit it into my bag (only just fit).
My experience and assembly
I got the fan home and opened up the box, I pulled out the contents of the box ready for assembly, I found that it doesn't take much assembly, I believe I just had to fit the base to it which is done by one screw so should only take a few minutes to assemble.
As this is a small fan it isn't suitable for cooling a full room so is best used as close as possible to your face and have the oscillation switched off.
It only has two speed settings which may seem like a rip off compared to some fans with three speed settings, however I find even the first speed can be enough sometimes, the second speed is only really needed on really warm days.
I rarely have it set to oscillate due to the size of it although it does come in handy if you don't want the air in your face all the time, one of the main reasons I stopped using this fan was because it started to make a clicking sound when it's oscillating, I bought a tower fan in the end as I wanted a bigger fan.
I also find this fan to be fairly noisy when I'm trying to sleep and end up switching it off, I also didn't have a proper place to store it during the night so couldn't feel the effects of it very well due to being so far away from it.
*Easy to store
*Great for an office or small room
*Easy to assemble
*Only two speed settings
*Not suitable for cooling large rooms
*Not very quiet
I have had this fan for a few years and although I no longer use it myself other members of my family use it occasionally, this was a very good fan and last quite a while but I needed to upgrade to a larger fan, I would highly recommend this fan to anyone on a budget looking for a fan for their office or a small room, due to the noise issue I mentioned earlier in the review I will be giving this product 4 DooYoo stars.
As many I'm sure have done in recent days, I've had to stock up on any imaginable item to keep me cool. I've bought a couple of fans, one for home and one for work. The cheaper value fan went straight to work! Working for the NHS in an office comes with one temperature variable, the window. Unlike my husband who works in a rather fancy climate controlled offices, I absolutely swelter at work and so something was needed, even if its just pushing the air around!
The fan to look at, looks pretty much like any other oscillating desktop fan that I've seen, and to say its from the value range of Argos, it really doesn't look like it. The base is sturdy and is perfect to sit on a desk.
The 2 speed settings are good, although this is probably the main noticeable difference between more expensive fans which seem to have three or four speed settings as opposed to two. The adjustable tilt is a nice touch as you can get the fan angled perfectly to suit your needs and where you want it to blow the cool air towards. Because of where the sockets are situated on my desk at work, I have to have this fan sat on top of a filing cabinet which is much taller than my desk, so I have it angled as such that it is still of benefit to me. The fan also has an oscillating option, which I tend to have switched off. If this fan was used in the home, I would use the oscillating option more often, but if I have it on at work I find loose papers away from my desk end up all over the office! To start the fan oscillating is really quick and easy and just requires you to press a pin type lever at the back, to begin the fan to arc.
The fan is ideally used for cooling the air in a small room, and shouldn't be expected that it will cope with cooling an entire room, more directing cool air at one particular person!
As with most fans, it isn't particularly quiet. It is advertised as such, however I would have to disagree. It is fairly noisy, however it isn't unbearable, and I would rather be cool! My office is down at the end of a corridor, and when the fan isn't on, I can hear someone walking towards my office from the opposite end of the corridor, however when the fan is on I can't even hear them until they start talking once they are in my office!
This fan is available for the bargain price of £8.99 and I would absolutely recommend it.
Argos Value range Oscillating fan.
2 speed settings.
Adjustable tilt and oscillating.
Size hight 21.8, width 20, depth 22cm.
Lead 60 inches.
Currently this fan sells for a very reasonable £8.99.
We have had two for a good few years now - possibly about six or seven, so ours would have probably been a pound or two cheaper.
I know we do not gets lots of heat waves in the UK but sometimes we do get very hot spells and my son and I do not cope very well with the heat at all. Once the mercury reaches 80 degrees I start to complain.
We therefore decided to get ourselves fans during the hot summer of 2006 I think it was.
I am not very well at the best of times and the heat just drains me completely. Also at that time my son was ill too so I can recall when we had just bought one fan we would almost be fighting over it - so then we had one each.
These are small little desk fans and are not intended to cool a whole room. However they have two sped settings and a feature where it will oscillate if required - or it can be static.
Personally I prefer it static and on the lighter setting so I just have a gentle breeze aimed at my face - when put on the dressing table by my bed it works just right.
I do not normally keep it on full time but just have it on for a while until I cool down and then switch it off until needed.
It does say on the website that it is quite. I do not find it that quiet myself but it is not unbearably noisy and for a bargain price you cannot afford to be too fussy.
Both our little fans are Still working - after being kept in the Airing cupboard or bottom of wardrobes over the winter months. The only problem I have had with one of them is that his neck has broken a little - so the fan part sort of flops - but if you angle it carefully to balance it the mechanism still works fine - and after 6-7 years it has served us well.
I would not be without my fans now - we may not need them for long but when we do have a few weeks of high temperatures I am really glad to have mine.
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