Review

Cooling down at work: SmartDevil USB fan for $16.99

Sultry heat in the office or at the workplace in the attic flat makes the already tiring everyday working life even more strenuous. Now that it is getting really warm again, a small fan like the SMARTDEVIL can make things a lot more pleasant.

SMARTDEVIL USB Fan three versions white black and pink

he small table fan measures only 12.5 x 12.5 cm and does not take up much space. In three different colors, everyone should find one that suits them. In case of doubt, at least the white fan fits into most office furnishings. The inner part with the actual fan can be turned freely in the frame and is only limited here by the cable. Thus, it does not matter if one wants to direct the airflow directly to the front or diagonally upwards.

Speaking of cables: this is pleasingly long at 1.15 m. Other USB fans have to be placed close to the actual port, so there’s a little leeway here. The cable is also colour-matched to the rotor blades and thus rounds off the overall impression of the fan.

 

There are three strength levels, which can be changed with the button on the back. A single press switches the fan on at the first level, a second and third press of the button increase the strength. Pressing the button again switches the motor off. The manufacturer describes the three stages with wind speeds of 3.9, 4.9 and 5.9 m/s. Even the lowest stage provides a noticeably pleasant cool wind; if you like it, simply shift up.

The volume is also important. At least on the lowest level, the SMARTDEVIL fan is still suitable for office use. It purrs quietly and is not disturbing. On the higher levels it depends on the tolerance of your colleagues. In a not quite silent atmosphere, for example when music is playing or you are alone, level two and three is not too loud either.

Conclusion

The fan does exactly what it is supposed to do: It blows air at you and provides refreshment when it’s hot. At the same time it is pleasantly quiet and also looks good. Sure, it’s a very seasonal gadget, but in summer it’s a real relief.

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Maike

My heart beats for all kinds of DIYs, smart and technical gadgets. Of course, the fun factor must not be missing :)

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