Battery operated fans are a nice option to own when the temperatures soar. The weather can be humid, too, and that is a problem for many when traveling or on vacation. These ten fans offer some cooling breezes for different uses and locations. Some are perfectly sized to fit inside a pocket or purse, while others are made to hold for perfect control of the airflow. There are even those that attach with clips to other things, allowing for special angles and more cooling comfort. Each is as individual as the customer who needs one, but these are noted for their ability to cool and do it well even though they may be smaller than the typical fan.
10. Gama Sonic Rechargeable 12-Inch Cooling Fan
When there is a hybrid version of a nice battery powered fan combined with an AM and FM radio, plus an MP3 input it’s bound to meet the needs of anyone hoping for a good time. The fan blades are 12 inches long, and it uses rechargeable batteries. There are two operating speeds and it will run on a battery for 4 hours. Many owners like the breeze and the music it plays. Some simply purchased it to have an emergency fan in hot climates when the power goes out.
9. O2 Cool 5 Inch Battery or USB Operated Portable Fan
For customers who are loyal to this brand of battery operated fan, but want to have a new one in a great color, this is an excellent choice. It has all the perks of its white relative, with 5 inch fan blades and the capability of charging it using either batteries or USB port, but it has much more style. Available in vibrant assorted colors including Red, Orange, Green, Blue and Purple, the colors coordinate with most any favorite color space.
8. Topwell® Electric Portable Mini Desktop Fan
Getting its power from a rechargeable lithium ion battery or using the USB cable, this fan has 4 inch blades and 3 speed choices. The manufacturer states that it will only have one speed mode when using the USB port charging option. It received 5 star ratings from 79 % of customers, whose reviews indicate that it is capable of putting out a high volume of cool air. This high velocity fan was well liked by most owners due to its light weight, its high air output and its portable size.
7. Dreambaby White and Blue Stroller Fan
Certainly a specialty fan, this one is designed to attach to a baby stroller and help keep baby cooler. It has cute blue blades with rounded edges and complementary white clip and handle. It clips on to the handle of the stroller and focuses a nice stream of cool air into the stroller. Over 1,050 customers purchased this product. Some felt that it should be kept out of arm’s reach if the baby is very young because it looks like a toy. However, the foam blades are soft and flexible. Others felt that it was the perfect solution for warm days.
6. Personal Summer Pocket Fan, Battery Operated, by niceEshop
With a sleek, fit inside a pocket profile, this fan operates like a smart phone because it uses both a rechargeable battery that is lithium ion and also a USB cord. It does have a carrying strap to wrap around a wrist if desired. It will provide cool air for up to two hours before it needs to be recharged. Of those who reviewed it, 44% gave it a 5 star rating, while the rest of the reviews were mixed. People either love the way it keeps them cool, or they are absolutely convinced it doesn’t put out enough air. Most owners like the design which allows them to carry it easily.
5. Cool on the Go® Clip Fan
With a completely updated design, this next generation fan is advertised as a very versatile personal fan. It uses 4 AA size batteries and is available in a model that uses rechargeable ones as well. An ac/dc adaptor is included. It also can use its included USB adaptor to charge. Over 460 owners left reviews, with mixed comments. While some felt it was perfect as is, others felt that the plastic was not sturdy, or that the fan simply was similar to others they had owned, but nothing particularly wonderful about it.
4. Portable Battery Operated Fan by O2COOL 5″
Here is a portable, battery operated fan that is very compact. It measures in with 5 inch fan blades and is available in white or grey. A very popular purchase, over 1,280 customers reviewed it, and of those, 61% gave it a 5 star rating. It offers 2 speeds, runs on 2 size D batteries, will tilt to adjust the air flow and will fold to make it easier to store. Some owners estimated that it will run for about 40 hours on low speed before needing to change the batteries. Many owners felt it to be a bit heavy for its size, and felt they would be not so likely to travel with it. Others had problems removing the screws to access the batteries, making it very difficult to replace them.
3. O2COOL NEW 10″ Battery Operated Fan with Adapter, Graphite
Over 700 customers purchased this product, and of these, 64% left a 5 star review. This fan is offered in Graphite or Gray colors and it has 2 speeds. It tilts to change the direction of air flow. It can run on 8 D size batteries or use the adaptor included for AC power. The majority of owners indicate that the fan will run on low power every day for about a week without needing to change to new batteries. Many have used this on camping or other day trips where it will be hot. Some use it at night to keep cool while sleeping as the fan doesn’t make much noise.
2. Travelon 3-Speed Folding Fan
Running on 4 batteries in AA size, this folding fan has a neck strap to make it easy to take it on outings, but it can just as easily sit on a desk, a table or just about any other surface that is flat. Over 680 customers purchased this product, with 56 % giving it a 5 star review. Though it is only 7 by about 3 inches, most owners felt that it is too heavy to wear around the neck due to the batteries. Most prefer to place it on a level surface. Many like the options of having 3 speeds available.
1. The Original Handy Cooler Small Fan, in Pink
This handy pink fan was purchased by over 1,100 customers, of which only 38% gave it a 5 star Amazon review. With mixed reviews, this fan still has loyal followers. The key to its success is that it has a filter that is soaked with water, and the air blows across it to create a cooler breeze. Those who truly like it are customers who live in hot and dry climates. It is not as efficient in damp and humid areas. The filter life is said to be 1 year, and it does run on batteries. It also has a USB adaptor for more power options.
One thing is certain. There is no need to suffer in the heat when there are so many affordable and efficient battery operated fans to use. Each of these products has provided a welcome relief from the heat for the customers who purchased them. They also feature some of the latest charging technologies, which also makes them more practical than ever before.