Honeywell HTF090B Turbo on the Go Personal Fan, Black
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Honeywell Turbo on the Go Personal Fan. On the Go styling, take it with you! Fan folds into its handle for easy carrying.
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87 of 92 people found the following review helpful.
Fabulous fan - read the directions!
When considering a purchase on Amazon, I always read the negative reviews (assuming they exist) because I don't know of a reason someone would write a false bad review. I understand there might be favorable reviews that are absolutely fake. Anyway, in reading reviews, I've come to notice that some people writing the reviews are not paying attention to the product's instructions which means their bad rating isn't a good example of any type of rating. Case in point, someone reviewed a microwave I was thinking about ordering. They said it was turquoise and not stainless which was odd since the manufacturer doesn't make anything in turquoise. I saw the item in person at Target and noticed there was a thin plastic film protecting the shell of the unit - and of course, it was turquoise. Someone had peeled it at the corner to reveal the stainless housing as stated on the box. I mention this because I was at fault of thinking this fan was defective on arrival. It was not - it would just appear so if one didn't read the directions.
Like many people, I tend to skip reading directions for simple items such as a fan. First off, I put in two batteries and then turned the fan on - nothing. I immediately remembered the many reviews noting the fan worked great with the plug, but it didn't work with batteries. Then I noticed a small strip of plastic in the battery compartment and could not figure out what it was for. Finally after pulling at it a bit, the whole battery cage dropped out of the fan! OK - it takes four batteries..duh! I insert two more batteries, put cage back into fan and turn the fan on - no go. All the batteries were brand new and I knew they worked. Finally, I looked at the instructions and it turns out that the adapter cord can NOT be inserted into the fan in order for it to work with batteries! Removing the cord allowed the fan to work with the batteries. And the plug allows the fan to work without batteries (the batteries can remain in the cage, of course).
The fan was bought for travelling, but I like it so much that I also use it at home in the bathroom when it's hot. It's provides just enough flow to cool off when getting ready, keeping the a/c unit from being cranked up. When travelling, it works as a cooling system as well as a sound machine...love it!
50 of 53 people found the following review helpful.
Great fan for eliminating bike-commuting-clothing stench and saving the world from evil fungus in small, enclosed spaces
I bought this fan to use in my work locker to dry out my bike commuting clothes. Previously, you could smell my stinky clothes from across the room and I'm sure that some evil fungus was setting up shop in my locker. I bought this fan and had a spare 13000 mA USB battery pack for power, and it drives this little fan for 8-10 hours on the 1A output. I have used this little fan every day for ~6 months and it does exactly what I need. The stench is gone, and I no longer fear that I am I unleashing a foul fungus on the world.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Battery sucking piece of crap
By Wendy S
I took it camping and it ran thru 4 AA batteries in two nights. And I barely felt the wind blowing. I brought it home and plugged it in in front of my computer. It provides a wispy little breeze. In comparison, i used to own a free clip-on schwag fan I got from a trade show 10 years ago that worked 10 Times better than this. I would keep looking if i were you.