Last spring, Julie reviewed the Dyson Cool Desk Fan AM06.  She liked the cool, bladeless design of the fan, and her only "con" was the price.  For the same $299.99 that the desk fan cost, you can now get a large, floor-standing Dyson AM07 Multipler Bladeless Oscillating Fan.  This fan stands 40" tall and has Air [...]

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Vornado fans have been around since 1945, and while the style looks very much the same today, the materials used in the fans have changed over the years.  Vornado fans use their signature "Vortex Technology to provide complete circulation of all the air throughout a room.  Twin air cones and a deep-pitched propeller compress and move [...]

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There's nothing world-changing about the Harbor Breeze Brushed Nickel and White Pull Chain set, but it will make it plainly obvious to everyone in your family and to visitors which chain turns on the light attached to the ceiling fan and which adjusts the fan speed.  The brushed nickel chain pulls look like a tiny light bulb [...]

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Most air filters are designed to clean the air in an entire room, but the Satechi USB Portable Air Purifier and Fan cleans your personal space at home or in the office.  When collapsed (bottom, left image), the fan  "removes ultrafine particles to provide a clean personal environment. Unpleasant odors are removed, as well as small [...]

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My husband isn't quite as hot natured now as he was several years ago, but he still always complains that his feet are hot.  He used to say that he wanted to invent a fan  that would spritz cold water on his feet as he slept.  It seems that someone has created the fan of his [...]

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If you were interested in the Dyson AM06 Cool Desk Fan that Julie reviewed recently, you need to also check out the big, floor-standing model.  The Dyson AM08 Air Multiplier Bladeless Oscillating Pedestal Fan is 17.75" in diameter; it adjusts from 43-1/2" to 55-1/2" in height.  It has a 20-ft air projection and 70-degree oscillation range. [...]

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On the Gadgeteer scale of 1 to 10, a traditional electric fan probably wouldn't rate much higher than a 1. But the Dyson Cool Desk Fan (model AM06) earns a significantly higher score because of one obvious fact - it doesn't have any blades. At least none that you can see. Note: Images can be clicked to view [...]

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Honeywell HY-204 Cool and Refresh Fan

The HY-204 Febreze Freshness™ Cool & Refresh Fan from Honeywell promises to cool, eliminate odors, and freshen for whole-room comfort. Big promises for a small tower fan, so can it deliver? Physically, it is a pretty compact package: Dimensions: 7.40 x 7.40 x17.52 in Color: White or Graphite Gray (mine is white) Room Size: Small to Medium Speeds: 2 Other Features: Oscillation, deodorizing [...]

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Thanko USB Cooler

It's Summer time, the weather's hot, you're working away and your butt's getting hotter and stickier with every key stroke. Worry no longer, Thanko's USB Cool Cushion plugs into your PC's USB port and the inbuilt fan keeps your derrière cool, calm and  collected.  It's not going to be a Marilyn Monroe moment, but  hopefully the small luxury [...]

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Admit it, when you first heard about the Dyson bladeless air multiplier fans, you wanted one... at least until you saw their price. Now you can have a heart shaped USB version of this fan from Brando and it will only set you back $22. This mini fan has a color cycling LED and features [...]

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Mini Solar Set Review

Everything that comes in the box

This is a cool idea- a solar panel charging 'handle' with interchangeable heads. The 'mini kit' includes a flashlight, book light, fan, radio/speaker, and a USB charger head. Let's take a closer look... The P23000 Mini-Solar Set, Summer Series is not packaged with anything that helps identify the maker. The manual is listed at Sunsei's [...]

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Airflow 1

This is a great and simple idea- a small pair of thermostatically-controlled low-voltage fans that go into a duct and help cool or heat a room. We have the perfect room to test this- a living room with only one dedicated vent, right near an outlet. Even though the thermostat is set to about 82F, [...]

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