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Every summer I think about it and finally I did it: I bought a fan to deal with stuffy, suffocating, stifling evenings. My bedroom is the hottest in the house, catching the evening Sun and heating up loads in the hours before bed, just when I want to be lounging around watching tv. I looked at Argos for a fan, having one close to the house and usually finding good products there, and was originally going to go for one of the cheapest ones they had (a 7 inch one for £10). My boyfriend diverted me to this one, which was really a great idea, because it is significantly bigger (at 14 ½ inches diameter,) more sturdy and better looking than the white, flimsy looking alternatives. At £19.99, I consider it to be an investment for the summers to come, and will get quite a lot of use out of it, considering it will probably come out for about three months of the year. It is sturdy and compact, it fits nicely on a narrow shelf and I can rest easy knowing it won't fall off. It can be tilted up and down, but if I want it to face a different side of the room I have to turn it myself. This is hardly a big problem, except possibly when there are two people in the room and it would be nice to have one of those ones that turns by itself. I like that it is black and doesn't look cheap - in fact it's quite sleek and stylish. It has three power settings and the highest one is pretty powerful, getting a good breeze going straight away. It boasts being 25% quieter than its previous model. I don't know how loud that one was, but this one is pretty quiet, although we still tend to turn it off if we're watching something quiet on tv, after a short while of cooling us down first. no assembly required. Size (H)28, (W)14.5, (D)26cm.
I bought this fan because my bedroom gets incredibly stuffy in the summer and I was finding it hard to sleep due to the heat. The thing I like most about this fan is that its a bit more attractive than the big white plastic monstrosities you normally see! Its quite compact and unobtrusive and is more likely to fit in with your decor. There are three settings which have been enough for me. The top setting is actually very powerful and can blow papers and things away of you aren't careful about where you put it. The lowest setting is a bit calmer and just right for keeping a breeze flowing on a hot day. The power cable is long enough, unlike on some other fans I've had, so there's a bit of flexibility on where in a room you can place it. The only downside to this fan is that it is quite noisy. There's a constant hum from it when its turned on, even on the lowest setting which can be distracting at first and you'll have to turn up the volume on the TV! However I've got used to the noise after a few months and I can now sleep through it perfectly fine.