The 10 Best cooling fans
The British fan season may well be regrettably short - but for the time being, here are the finest devices for keeping cool
Monday 08 July 2013
No need for your papers to blow all over the place with this 12in desk fan from Dyson. Not only does it look striking, but it works in a unique way that allows you to very precisely control the amount of air dispersed by the fan.
Say goodbye to loud and bulky fans with this whisper-quiet, space-saving offering from NScessity. The high-performance air movement system offers variable speed settings, breeze and sleep modes and even an eight-hour timer.
For 20 quid, this funky, two-speed desk fan will turn your room into a cool haven. It’s impressively robust for the price and is available in green and blue, as well as the fuchsia pink shown here.
Made of formed, oiled wood, this handsome and masculine fan has height-adjustable feet and three speed settings. It knocks out some serious air, keeping the room lovely and cool, but it’s nice and quiet, too.
This hand-held fan, which is available in various colours, is great for when you’re out and about. Whether you’re on the Tube or at the theatre, or relaxing in the garden or on the beach, a flick of a switch will cool you down and unlike many of its contemporaries, it has three blades rather than two.
Tall and sleek, with a thin bottom, you can slip this almost anywhere in your home, no matter how short on space you are. You won’t even have to get up from your armchair to switch it on or off or alter one of the three speed settings, thanks to the remote control.
This low-level fan was originally designed for the Japanese market, where sitting on tatami mats is common. But it’s proved a huge hit over here, too, not least because it is so incredibly stylish and it delivers a cool stream of air quietly and efficiently. As there are no blades, it’s a doddle to clean.
This four-bladed desk fan has three speeds for flexible cooling options and it works very efficiently. But its biggest selling point is its classy looks, meaning that you won’t mind putting it anywhere from a desk in your study to the dressing table in your bedroom.
If you want a good-value fan that you can easily transport, this is worth buying. It’s lightweight, compact and can easily be stored. And if you want a fan you can mount on the wall, this will still tick your boxes.
New to the market last year, this balances chic with practicality, boasting a tall, slim body and a sleek black finish, as well as plenty of nifty features including electronic LED display, three speed settings, eight-hour run-back timer and a remote control.
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