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  • Not good over USB1.1

    posted by edameii on 06/03/2010
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    -Small, light.

    -Fan 'blades' are made from thin plastic sheeting and not likely to snap or anything.

    -Provides a good gust of air for such a small gadget

    -It's no louder than a larger fan, and most of that is when you are directly in front of it. Can't hear anything a few feet from my desk and neither can my colleagues.

    Cons:

    -While it works in a USB1.1 socket, every time I plug it into my office PC I get constant power surge warnings. This doesn't happen from the USB2 sockets at the back of the PC, but it's no good there. I've had to disable the constant warnings after confirming with my IT department that I won't get in trouble should the motherboard short out or anything.

    -While the flimsy blades may not snap, they could tear.

    OtherThoughts:

    Nice gadget for the price but it gets marked down for not working properly with the only PC I wanted to use it on.

    Bottomline:

    If your office is too cheap to get you a proper desk fan, you can't really go wrong with this for such a low price.

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