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4.0 out of 5 stars Superb little fan, July 20, 2006
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This review is from: Vornado 530 Compact Whole Room Air Circulator, Black (Kitchen)
I own two other Vornados- a "mid-sized" model (6xx), and large (7xx). The small continues in the Vornado tradition of excellence, and I'm very pleased with it. It moves air like no other fan of it's size, and appears to be very well made. It's perfect for a small room.

Vornados are not particularly comfortable to have pointed directly at you due to the speed and concentration of the air stream... it's more like an air gun. You are supposed to point them across the room, and they project a beam of air to the opposite end, creating a mild breeze throughout the entire room.

However, this small fan does have a "low" speed setting that is tolerable for direct use, and is very quiet on low. The noise it makes is pleasant... it's worth noting that fan collectors prize each fan's distinctive sound above almost anything else, and Vornado's HQ is home to a museum of vintage fans. They clearly design their fans to create an attractive sound.

However, I will say that the high speed setting is somewhat loud, and a bit more intrusive than the sound of the larger models. The fan blades are spinning quite a bit faster in order to achieve such a massive air movement for such a small unit. However, I don't run mine on highvery often- it works best in a small room on medium or low. It's perfect for our young daughter's bedroom.

About price: in addition to the quality of the construction and design, it's worth mentioning that Vornado actually manufactures in the US... you can be sure these things aren't being built by children in a sweat shop. This certainly makes the more expensive, but I certainly feel better about buying them.

-R
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Initial post: Jun 2, 2008 9:23:21 AM PDT
Observant1 says:
Thanks for mentioning that this fan is made in the USA. I am trying to avoid all Chinese purchases. I also appreciate the info re fan sounds as I'm looking for a very quiet fan and didn't know fan fans look at different sounds.

Posted on Jun 10, 2011 11:53:31 PM PDT
Anonymous says:
Fan collectors prize each fan's distinctive sound above almost anything else? There are people who collect fans??

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2011 12:46:45 PM PDT
macher says:
ah,at last i have somthing that is made in the good ole u.s.a. and for putting somone back to work.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2011 12:46:47 PM PDT
macher says:
ah,at last i have somthing that is made in the good ole u.s.a. and for putting somone back to work.

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 5:35:32 PM PDT
Casey says:
designed in the usa, but produced in china. research your facts, if this was an american made fan you would be paying a lot more.

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 11:24:06 AM PDT
M. Harding says:
from what I have read so far...this WAS manufactured in the US...Now it is made in China with less quality...

Posted on Sep 3, 2013 9:36:37 AM PDT
Will D says:
Long-time owner of various models. I ALWAYS aim it directly at me at various speeds, are you kidding me? After an afternoon outside in NYC or now Phoenix, it's essential for about 10 minutes to return to normalcy. The fact that you make the assumption that this isn't viable undermines anything else you might have to say. As far as made in china or engine sounds, so far I see no difference and believe this comments are simply efforts to appear knowledgable.

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 7:14:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 3, 2015 7:18:08 PM PDT
Good to see kids working rather than goofing off on their tablet. At least the kid has some pocket money.

All jokes aside, China is having a financial crisis and they really need our help, And I am happy to save money so its a win-win.

If there are Americans who where too lazy to apply themselves to their school studies when they where younger and now are qualified only to work on an assembly line then that is the consequence of their own indolence and lazyness. Im sick of hearing these posts that we should support these numbskulls and pay 3 times the price. I've rather send the money to China
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