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Message Mate Fan

by Funtime
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Technical Details
Item Weight136 g
Product Dimensions11 x 5 x 6 cm
Manufacturer referenceMESSMATE
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?Yes
  
Additional Information
ASINB0015L8OTM
Best Sellers Rank 365,749 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight249 g
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Date First Available7 Mar. 2008
  
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Product Description

At gadgetshop HQ, we don't bother much for fans, given that our lab is so well chilled by cryonic thermocoolers than even in August it's positively Baltic. But you may not be so lucky, and, like myriad British workers, rely on a humble deskfan for refreshment as you slave over that hot keyboard of yours. For years, office rules have rendered the Great British Worker silent. With increasing bans on mobiles, inter-personal fraternisation and now a broadside against the new-fangled social networking applications, there's an ever-decreasing number of ways to express one's individuality between the hours of 9 and 5. Until now, that is, and a truly pioneering yet cunning contraption that combines desk-based cooling device and personal messaging whatsit. Simply flick the switch and the fan springs to life like any other, except a message sequence in fat orange letters appears to scroll within the fan itself. Remarkable. An in-built LED strip does all the hard work, rotating with the primary blade to create the illusion of moving text, circling the face of the fan as it rotates. A set of handy buttons on the side of the fan handle enable the storage and editing of six alphanumeric messages including letters, digits and commonplace punctuation marks. So there's no excuse for sloppy syntax now, is there?

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By Stephen Owen on 26 Feb. 2013
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I bought several of these fans for a specific purpose. A third of them simply did now work properly and had to be thrown away. The build quality seemed a bit hit and miss.
Top tip, change the batteries supplied and they only seemed to last the time it took to programme the fans.
Overpriced, limited 'fun' value. No educational value and a poor product.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Waste of money 26 Feb. 2010
By D. Widick - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered 6 of these fans. What a waste of money. They only worked right after I programmed them. Once they had been turned off and turned back on, the words and letters were all jumbled up. I thought the first one was just a fluke, but all 6? I feel ripped off!! Don't deal with this company!
Lots of fun when they work 9 May 2012
By D. Bonacci - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought 2 new programmable Message Mate fans locally on April 4th,2012. The first couple weeks, both worked flawlessly. When they work, they're lots of fun. Both fans started to run slow & the ability to program ceased. New alkaline batteries (all tested before use) made no difference. I could understand them failing eventually, but both of them after only less than 5 weeks? These are the only programmable fans I've owned. Obviously I couldn't recommend this brand.
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