A Great Fan With Features That Will Surprise You!
Ozeri is a well known, well respected maker of all manner of household items ranging from electric wine openers to bathroom scales, and their oscillating tower fan is a fantastic product that stands as an almost ideal compromise choice between the two options above. Here's why:
Things I liked about the fan
- It's quiet – I'm not privy to the inner workings of their “Micro-Blade, Noise Reduction Technology,” so I don't know exactly how it works, but I can report that it does. You'll hear the fan running, but only slightly. It's not like those box fans in your window that sound like a jet is taking off somewhere nearby. That's good, because it makes the fan relatively unobtrusive, and after all, isn't that the whole point? You don't want it drawing attention to itself, you just want it to move the air.
- Compact Design – In my mind, towers are always going to be superior to box fans, simply because of the smaller footprint. I don't want something that's big and in the way, or cumbersome to have to lug around. The Ozeri tower fits that bill because it's small, lightweight, and easy to relocate if you need to. That's wins all around as far as I'm concerned.
- Good Air Flow – This is, after all, why you're considering a fan in the first place. A fan that doesn't get this right does not deserve to be purchased. Fortunately, the Ozeri passes this test with flying colors, though honestly, how it moves that amount of air and remains so quiet, I'm not really sure.
- Wind Patterns – This is something I hadn't really considered in terms of a fan, but it's a really neat feature, and why I would recommend it over any other “regular” fan. The fan comes with three pre-programmed “wind patterns,” designed to foster sleep, relaxation, and comfort, respectively. I mention this because if you do any sort of meditation or other personal development exercises, this could be a way to help with that, in addition to keeping you cool throughout the rest of the day and helping you get a better night's sleep at night so you feel good, well rested, and refreshed the next morning.
Things I didn't like about the fan
- Digital Display – I'm not a huge fan for digitizing things just to do it. My coffee maker has one simple button. An on/off switch. It can't tell me what time it is, either here, or in Rome, and it has no idea what the barometric pressure is outside. I'm fine with that, really. I'd have been just as happy with a series of elegant dials. Digital is neat here, but not strictly necessary.
- Price – Coming in at just over a hundred dollars, this might give you pause. You can actually buy a small, window mounted air conditioning unit for what this fan costs, although in fairness, the air conditioner won't come with the wind patterns. Still, if you're at the point of pinching pennies, you'll probably just get a box fan and live with its limitations.
- Only comes in black – A minor nit, but the company goes to some length to sell this fan as being a designer piece. As much a decoration as a functional appliance. That's great, but then, shouldn't it come in multiple colors? A small oversight, but an oversight.
Overall, I give the fan five stars out of five, despite having found a few things to gripe about. It's a great product and it does what it does really, amazingly well. If you get this fan, you're not going to be disappointed in it. It's worth the price and highly recommended.
Bio: Irish Carter is a Wellness Specialist and Development Coach who owns Dedicated 2 Life. Her mission is to help others Rock Wellness and be the best they can be in both their personal and professional lives. Besides being a Coach in Personal and Professional Development, she is a proud mom, a serial entrepreneur, author of 2 books and several publications, as well as a motivational speaker. Irish has over twenty years' experience assisting in Wellness and Development topics and holds degrees in both Social Work and Human Services. She is available for private consulting and public speaking events worldwide.
On a Personal Note: My daughter doesn't want to sleep in her room now because we put this bad boy Ozeri fan in our living room. I'm not making this up, really! Silly girl she is!