Have had one of these fans for a couple of years and am about to order a second one. I find it brilliant as it gives out a good burst of fresh air and takes up very little room. Ideal if you want a fan for a coffee table or bedside table and it is very portable if you need to move it round the house or take it on holiday. I am now buying a second one for my spare bedroom. I find it is also very safe as there are no whirling blades - so am perfectly happy for my 8 year old granddaughter to have it by her bed. Dont really understand comments re packaging and as for mistaking it for a 'toy' !!!!! - mystified!!