This fan is VERY tall - it reaches way up to the light switch on my wall and its style is VERY modern. It has streaked chrome on both sides and glossy black finish. The LED lights are a nice blue. It's actually not as skinny as the picture makes it look and it has a nice sleek round shape. The top of the fan, where the 5 buttons are, is literally in the shape of an oval pocket. The pocket has the same shape and depth of the controller which just sits right inside while not in use. Like a cherry on top a cake. The settings are MANY like I have never seen on any fan. They include a power button, a fan button which each time you press can change air flow up to 5 speeds and the speed level is indicated by LED lights that shine up to 5 horizontal bars in a pyramid arrangement below the 4 motors, an oscillation button, a squiggle line is the breeze button which has 5 different settings depending on the number of times you press it - 1 time gives you varying speeds every 10 seconds in a certain pattern that is supposed to emulate a natural breeze, 2 to 5 times just changes which of the 4 fans stay on while the others shut off - and the last button is a sleep mode timer button for 2 4 and 8 hours. The fan cools best on fan mode (not breeze mode) at the highest speed. The air on other settings feels great and is very relaxing. NOTES:
You will need to place the battery inside the pull-out clip in the controller and screw on the fan-base for assembly in order for it to oscillate but that's about it for parts. Cons:
My fan shows degrees in Celsius. The manual does not show how to change this to Fahrenheit. I'm not even sure if it is a setting can be changed. But the box shows one image of the fan with a cm height label and C degrees on the fan display. The other side of the box shows the fan with a height label in inches and the fan display screen shows F degrees. Maybe someone has found a way to change this setting? Oh and don't press the little knob in the corner pocket on the top of the fan in an attempt to see if it does something - it seems like a little button and could be the temp sensor but I pressed it and it ended up remaining "pressed" and won't pop back out. The manual does not indicate what this little knob is. The variance in power between the lowest speed and the highest speed is not significant and somewhat disappointing for a fan this price. Most likely it is because the 4 fans are not large like the blades of a box fan, and the motors would really have to burn up to move the small blades fast enough to get that kind of powered air. I don't really need a power blaster so this isn't such a big deal for me, but would have been nice to get a real blast included for the price. The buttons on the fan and controller are padded press type buttons, similar to a lot of microwave buttons but they are raised a bit. The power button on my fan is very difficult to press without digging a nail at it. Seems like the pad did not align very well with the button below it. Not quite sure why only this button is a little more difficult to press. The buttons on the controller are more firm and worked fine. The battery clip sides out and slides back in conveniently but is somewhat irritating with the cheap plastic that does not slide in smoothly. This doesn't bother me much at all, but some people really don't like cheap flimsy plastic if they're paying 80 dollars. The digital face and lighted settings all over the fan are VERY bright and bothersome at night unless you prefer a full room night light! Recommendation:
I think this fan is particularly made to produce therapeutic air with a bit of white noise rather than for ultra AC cooling. It is not as loud as a box fan, but it does have a low hum. It is not ultra quiet, but is perfect white noise. I would not recommend getting this fan to replace an AC. If you don't mind minor imperfections, and if you like to move air in your home and relax to some beautiful beach type breeze while staying cool with a sleek modern device, this is your fan!