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As good as you would expect for the price
on May 2, 2014
I'll break it down a bit based on the item description
Cools air up to 30F: It's not working that well for where I'm living (but it IS supposedly 50% humid out, though it doesn't seem that way). Results may vary based on how dry or wet your climate is, but for me, it might make a slight different, but it's not noticeable enough to be called an air conditioner.
Runs on 4x batteries or USB power: So far I've only been able to test out the USB power, and it does work for that.
Adjustable analog speed control: The dial is VERY sensitive. It goes from off to max speed in about 1/5 of what the maximum turn of the dial is, so it technically has speed control, but 80% of the dial's possible turning doesn't matter.
Our cooling fan utilizes a 30db whisper-soft turbine system: It isn't that loud, but it is a noticeable noise. As a student on-the-go, I wouldn't use it in class (so if you're an office worker, don't bring it to important meetings), but it wouldn't attract too much attention when you're out and about.
90 degree vertical airflow control: The vent doesn't have 90 degree turning. I would say it's about 45 degrees.
Flat bottom surfaces allows easy transformation from a hand held fan to a desk fan: Completely true. It stands up and stays stable, and there's a strap to help you carry it around.
Extra notes: Based on what I've seen of the Handy Cooler, the sponge for this is not nearly as good of quality. It is not able to stay on the cover, so the air flow isn't going through the sponge as well as it could.
EDIT: After about an hour of use, it stopped working altogether. Could be just that unlikely event that my unit was one of the faulty ones, but buy at your own risk...