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This simple doodad can make using a ceiling fan easier

on Friday, August 1st, 2014

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 bulbRead More…


Breathe clean, cool air in your personal space

on Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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 smallRead More…


Keep your cool this summer with this evaporative-mist fan

on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

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 hisRead More…


If you liked the Dyson desk fan, you’ll want to see the floor-standing Dyson for only $60 more

on Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

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.Read More…


Dyson Cool Desk Fan (model AM06) review

on Monday, May 12th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

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.

Honeywell HY-204 Cool and Refresh Fan

Honeywell Febreze Freshness™ Cool & Refresh Fan Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

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?

Thanko USB Cooler

Thanko USB Cool Cushion – Cooler Butt

on Monday, May 14th, 2012

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 luxuryRead More…


Heart Shaped USB Bladeless Fan for Dyson Fans

on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

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 featuresRead More…

Everything that comes in the box

Mini Solar Set Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Sunday, March 28th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

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…

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AirFlow Technology ‘Breeze’ Register Booster Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Friday, August 7th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

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,Read More…