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AWESOME product if you know how rechargeable devices work
on July 14, 2015
This fan is incredible, and worth every penny. I was very hesitant since about 20% of the reviews said it didn't work, but if you look closely at those reviews you'll see that most of them are about the same problem: USER ERROR. Those people who said things like, "I only used it three times in the six months I owned it, it should have worked longer than that," don't know how to care for rechargeable devices like these. You MUST use and charge it regularly in order to maintain the battery life!
I bought this for a day at an amusement park. My mother is handicapped and just wanted to sit at the park and be with us all day. We set her up under and umbrella with her iPad loaded full of books. I bought this fan literally two days before our trip, hoping and praying it would arrive in time and that it would NOT be one of the duds people complained about. I took it inside, charged it fully overnight, and tested it out. It worked great.
At the park, this fan ran ALL DAY LONG on its single charge! Everyone commented on how shocked they were it was still running, including park employees who'd seen her throughout the day. It was a real life saver since we're in the South.
Now for the fun part...again, it will not work long if you do not take care of the battery! Charge it and use it several times a week. Surely there's a place you can run it just to keep it in shape. I place it in front of my treadmill every morning while I work out, I place it in front of the dog's bed while the sun is hitting the house, I take it outside while I'm working in the garden, etc. Even if you just have to put it next to your bed and run it while you're not lying down, you have to run it and charge it several times a week!
Some other people complained about the switch, and again, if you don't know how this technology works you're going to be very confused by the arrangement. It goes OFF>>LOW>>STOP>>HIGH. Weird, huh? Here's the deal. The fan must be either in the LOW, STOP, or HIGH positions to charge! OFF means you're cutting the connection altogether, and that's GENIUS! Why? Because you can leave it plugged in with the switch in the OFF position, and your fan isn't getting any power! That means it's not destroying the battery. Even better, LOW and HIGH mean your fan is charging while you use it, and STOP is for charging if you don't want the blades to turn. All those reviewers who said it wouldn't charge probably had it in the OFF position because they didn't read the booklet. There's an indicator light that tells you if the device is charging or not, as well as tells you if it's running off AC power or battery power.
It would be nice to know how much battery is left, but it certainly wouldn't be worth increasing the price just to know if the fan is about to die.
I have NOT used the USB charger on the side yet, so I can't say how that affects the battery life or how long it takes to charge a phone. YET AGAIN...reviewers who complained that the USB on the side didn't charge the fan DIDN'T READ THE BOOKLET! The USB charger is to CHARGE your devices...NOT to charge the fan!
All in all, this is an amazing product. I couldn't be happier with it, even at the nearly $50 price tag. Don't hesitate to get one of these IF you know what you're doing!