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Metal USB Fan.
on 21 June 2014
Buy It !
It gives a mild but effective 'breeze' if close enough.
It doesn't make much noise.
The quality and construction are good.
It works and it's worth the money.
USB FAN COMPARED TO A MAINS FAN :
As you'll probably know, the normal type of fan that you plug into a standard mains socket ( 240 volts ) is much more powerful and effective than a 5 volt USB fan.
But if you can't plug into the mains, then this mini USB fan is a reasonable alternative.
AIR FLOW STRENGTH :
This Mini USB fan doesn't give the 'Cool and soft wind' or the ' Strong wind' that the blurb on the box claims. It will only give you a small amount of cool air. But small is better than nothing on a burning hot day. And in fact, it's quite effective.
If you're restricted to using mini fans, two of them working together might give the amount of cool air you need. If you don't have enough USB sockets, a USB multi adapter would allow you to plug in 2 fans.
BRAND NAME :
Lileng 815. USB Mini Fan. Made in China.
That's according to the box it came in.
Bought from Laptop Kit UK - Fulfilled by Amazon.
£10 including postage. ( purchased June 2014 ).
2 days after clicking, it landed on my door mat.
So, the stock is obviously stored in the UK rather than China.
Very good quality.
Superior to the plastic versions, partly because it has metal blades.
Construction : Efficient design. No sharp edges. Strong enough to take some knocks.
Materials : Strong metal casing. Metal fan blades. Metal stand with 3 small plastic tubular 'feet'.
Height : 150 mm - About the length of an average hand.
Width : 150 mm - About the length of an average hand.
Depth : 80 mm - About half the length of an average hand.
CABLE LENGTH :
114 cm. ( 45 inches )
ON - OFF switch.
PLUG AND PLAY :
No software required.
Plug it into the USB socket on your PC or Laptop etc.
Flick the switch on the rear of the fan. That's it, cool air should flow !
( The fan uses 5 volts = the power of a USB socket )
Light enough to lift with one finger.
Optimal distance = 30 cm ( 1 foot ) from your face.
Reasonable effectiveness = 60 cm ( 2 feet ) from your face.
Even at distances greater than 60 cm you still get some kind of mild 'breeze'.
Easily tilted on the swivel supports.
Generates a slight whine ; like a circling mosquito.
If you work with machinery or office equipment such as computers, phones and printers etc, you might not notice this whine. If you've got a Boss who whines all day, then you definitely wont notice the slight noise the fan makes.
The noise is present whether it's on wood ( eg a desk ) or a carpet or a chair.
If you place it on a hollow desk the noise might be exaggerated i.e. it might sound louder or possibly even rumble due to vibration.
With many fans, unwanted noise is created by warped or badly secured casing. Or by bent or squint blades.
The slight noise from this fan comes from the motor, not the casing or the blades.
WILL IT DANCE A JIG AROUND YOUR DESK ? :
No. It's well behaved and knows it's place. Its basic design, combined with the plastic tubular 'feet', mean it remains exactly where you plonked it.
PROGRESS REPORT :
If it becomes faulty or fails within one year, ( of June 2014 ) I'll update this review.
ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT :
The fan has now been in fairly regular use for one year.
Glad to report that it's working as good as ever.
Hope that helps.