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Honeywell Whole Room Air Circulator Floor/Table Fan, HT-908
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274 of 281 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2011
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Geez, half the reviews here complain this fan is too quiet, while the other half say it's not quiet enough. Didn't know who to believe, so I just took the plunge and ordered the bastard. My verdict? Not dead silent, but on the lowest of 3 speeds it's quiet enough to make me happy, and appreciably quieter than my former fan, a raucously loud Holmes Lil Blizzard. Some of the improvement is probably due to this fan having an 8" diameter blade instead of 6" (bigger blade = lower frequency noise), but still.

Sound aside, this Honeywell HT-908 is physically stable, can tilt 90 degrees (straight up), and lives up to its self-description as a Whole Room Air Circulator (didn't realize "fan" needed marketing euphemisms) by doing a bang-up job of moving air across a bedroom even on its lowest setting. Overall, a pretty phat fan. If anyone cares, it's not a real Honeywell product, but made by some Massachusetts company called Kaz.

PS - If you're in a cheap mood, note that the 6" version (HT-900) retails for about half as much ($16 vs. $30).
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174 of 180 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2010
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My college is very old, and the dorms don't have air conditioning. I live on the third floor of a 125 year old dorm. As you can imagine, it gets really hot. Opening a window and using a small portable fan does not cut it. I wasn't sure what I was looking for. Having never thought about the concept of an air circulator, when I read the description I knew I had to get it. It sounded perfect. And I'm very glad purchased it. My entire room is cool, my window is closed, I don't need to carry it around with me, and it is quiet. Now when people say they don't want to live above the second floor because of the heat, I'll show them this, and they might change their mind.
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106 of 114 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2010
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I'm very pleased with the 908. I was looking for another HT 800 but found out that it was discontinued. This one is bigger and quite effective. Had it about a month now and only used it a the lowest setting, so far. We've had some 100+ degree weather recently and this one has come through like a champ. It's pretty quiet. Some folks seem more concerned about using fans as 'white noise' generators, but as a cooling device this one works!

I notice that the price has gone up, so I'm glad I got it when I did.

[update, because I'm only allowed one review]
Fast forward to May 2012. I bought a second fan from another online store. I noticed two things, the new version now has a fuse in the plug and, maybe more importantly, the fan speed is slower than the original 2010 version (judging from the lowest setting). Looking more closely at the underside of the bottom of the fan, it appears that while both are still Made in China, the actual manufacturer might have changed. So, I'm hoping the quality and construction hasn't changed, especially after reading the other recent reviews saying it didn't last them. My old 2010 edition is still going strong and I've just unboxed for its 3rd summer season. With the older one I never considered the other two higher settings. Now with the newer one, the slow setting is fine but might need to notch it up on occasion. Will monitor through summer and update here if necessary.

[Oct 2013 update] I just wanted to note that my 2012 edition fan broke last month. The fan still works but the rotating/tilt ratchet (both sides) broke. The round plastic piece just shattered for no apparent reason. Now, I have to prop the face of the fan to keep it facing forward, else it will point straight to the ceiling.:D Kind of disturbing since I don't think that I excessively used the tilt mechanism.
And as for the 2010 edition fan, it is still working fine.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on September 14, 2011
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after using only more expensive Vornados, I took a chance on this cheaper Honeywell. after a year I can say it's a great little fan for air circulation and white noise in a small bedroom, but it's such a chore to remove 5 deep-set screws in order to clean the vents and blades (unlike the Vornado's easy plastic clamps). I can't recommend it to anyone with pet hair, lint or dust issues.
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127 of 145 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2011
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I've been using these for years and have gone through about a half-dozen. I used to love them. Unfortunately their quality has been consistently declining.

The new ones that say "25% Quieter" are definitely quieter; but the reason they're quieter is because they put a really underpowered motor in them. Now, the high setting is about as powerful as the low setting used to be. And the low setting is essentially useless.

I would not recommend these fans anymore.
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2009
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I got this fan to try to move some air in my stuffy room.
This fan does a great job of doing that, even on the 'low' setting.
I bounce the air flow off my ceiling and can am able to feel it on the other side of the room (which I thought was great).

I bought this model because the box said 25% quieter than comparable models, but it has failed to live up to its claim (unless the others are even nosier than this one).
Probably 50-60 db noise level (I was hoping for about 30 db).

Notes about what is included:
Black fan with cord (head rotates 90 deg)
Three speeds (High, medium, and low) - I usually only use low (it gets too loud)
Fan cover has six screws holding it on (sort of awkward to take off).

I would think it would last a while, but I've only had mine for two months.
Overall, its okay. It moves a lot of air, but is not at quiet as I had hoped.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2012
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I've had 2 of these fans, they work for a year, then all of the sudden one day you turn it on and the motor is running but the blade will not turn. It will take a while before it starts to work and then it will cut in and out. Had to throw them away, was just waiting for the motor to overheat and cause a bigger problem. Go with another brand name.
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47 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2010
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After reading some of the 1 and 2 star reviews I wasn't so sure but I got this fan anyway, and am very glad I did so. It's a little larger than the space I originally had for it (it was replacing another, smaller fan that went belly-up), but I found a different place and it fits just fine.

On the lowest setting it's still powerful enough to move the air in a large area. It's also pretty quiet, for a powerful fan.

The only issue I have with it is that the control knob is on top and sort of recessed, behind the fan, so it's awkward to manipulate from in front of the fan.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2014
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This once was a good fan and Honeywell was once a good brand but the motor is cheaper than cheap and underpowered.

Moreover, the construction is flimsy. The base is so "flexible" that it easily bends in your hands. It is a surprise that it even can stand up. The supports from the "legs" are so fragile that if you bump into it, you easily risk destroying it. I tipped it over in the dark and the support on one side almost disintegrated.

Of course, it cannot be unscrewed and repaired because the manufacturing process does not contemplate ever repairing it. It is a complete loss, a waste of money, junk.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2011
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I was debating between this fan and the Vornado 530 for my bedroom and I ended up choosing this one because it's cheaper (at least here on Amazon, although not everywhere) and the head pivots (which the Vornado 530 doesn't do). I'm glad I chose this one.
Used as a directional fan (i.e. aimed right at me), this is hard to beat. Even on the lowest setting I can feel significant breeze from across my room (which is not huge, but I used to share with 2 brothers, so it's sizable) and it's quiet enough for me to sleep comfortably on the middle setting as well. On the highest setting it's kinda noisy, but also powerful.
As an air circulator (i.e. aimed into the room at large but not at me directly) when the temperature is not that hot it makes the room noticeably more comfortable even on the lowest setting. You have to fiddle with aiming it properly to get good airflow depending on where it's situated in the room and how the furniture is arranged, but I can usually find a good spot, and after a few minutes I can feel the air moving. I also got it partly as a heat circulator in the winter, since I sleep on the top of a bunk bed (two brothers, remember?) and often the temperature is uneven (really hot and dry on top near the ceiling, cold near the floor). I haven't had a chance to try it yet (I just got it this summer), but I think it will work.
This fan is also fairly small and light, making it easy to move from room to room and set up on a stool or table or just on the floor.
A nice touch is that the plug includes a protective fuse (replaceable, of course), which I've never seen anywhere else.
Something that could use some improvement: the fan doesn't pivot downward, only from straight forward to 90 degrees upward, so it wouldn't be very effective on top of a closet or high shelf (for example) and the cord is kind of short, although that's an issue for many appliances (it's six feet, I think, which seems to be standard, although it can be hard to find a nice spot for it within six feet of an outlet). That can obviously be remedied with an extension cord.
I've only had this fan for about a week, and so far it's been great, I would recommend it to anyone else and I might even get another.
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