Top positive review
A brilliant product!
on 19 April 2018
I came to Amazon to buy another of these fans as my first one (pictured) has given me 3 years of constant service and I’m frightened that this may be the summer it does die of exhaustion.
I’m totally shocked by the negative reviews saying that it is flimsy and easily broken. Mine has been thrown in my handbag, swim bag, the basket of my mobility scooter, on to my desk.. you get the picture!
My disability means I can overheat quite dangerously and very quickly so being able to carry this around with me, especially on my hot bus commute was a lifesaver.
I have seen people comment here about the unit leaking. If it is leaking then the sponge is too wet. You can pretty much wring it out and it will still work fine.
Someone else mentioned it being a bit of a pain having to re-wet the sponge etc My solution was to buy some sponges and cut them to size using the back cover as a template. I then put them in a ziplock bag and poured in some water, enough for the sponges to absorb and not have water slopping about in the bottom. Then, as soon as One became dry I took a new one, squeezed out any excess into the bag and put the dry one in there to absorb it.
This meant I could also put the bag with spare sponges into the freezer over night and still take the fan upstairs to bed with one sponge in it.
The only slight drawback I found is the it is fairly noisy so I wasn’t able to run it during meetings at work etc.
And of course it eats batteries! I did find it worth the expense of buying Duracell and the difference in power was noticeable so I wonder if some negative reviewers maybe used cheaper batteries. I figured it was a worthwhile investment as it stopped me from collapsing so many times. I tried USB to my pc at work and it barely powered it, but I haven’t tried a USB direct to a power outlet or battery pack.