Lasko Portable Tower Fan with Remote Control
Last updated date: September 20, 2019
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In our analysis of 128 expert reviews, the Lasko Lasko Portable Tower Fan with Remote Control placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
The Lasko T42954 Tower Fan is 42. 5” tall with a woodgrain face and grey body. The sturdy plastic base assembles easily with a Philips-head screwdriver, and occupies a 13” x 13” footprint on your floor. This sleek, vertical space saving design allows you to put the fan in small places, where pedestal & box fans won’t fit, without sacrificing air circulation, comfort or style. Powered by 3 quiet speeds, this fan helps you beat the heat. This standing fan delivers excellent air flow but is still quiet enough to hear the TV – even on HIGH. It creates just the right amount of white noise making it ideal for sleeping at night when it’s warm and stuffy. Perfectly sized to aim over a high bed and powerful enough to reach across the room. If you live in the heat with no central air, and window units do a poor job of moving air around your home or apartment, this fan creates excellent air flow and will help make you feel cooler. The fan is portable and easy to operate and comes with remote control, optional oscillation, 7. 5-hr programmable timer and a Nighttime Setting that automatically dims the control display and puts the fan on High for an hour, then Medium for an hour, and then stays on Low until you interact with the fan again. The remote is the best for when you don’t feel like getting up to change the settings.
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An Overview On Office Fans
If you feel like your office is always the wrong temperature, you aren’t alone. In fact, the standard for building temperatures was set way back in 1966, based on a few variables and studies of middle-aged, 150-pound men. When the office is overly chilly, you can grab that cardigan you probably keep on the back of your chair. But when the temperature rises, you can’t exactly disrobe.
That’s where an office fan comes in. Although many offices have banned space heaters, you probably are allowed to have at least a small fan on your desk. If you haven’t shopped for a fan recently, you probably don’t realize just how powerful desktop fans have become over the years. Being able to direct airflow also means you can set up your office fan to blow directly on you, making the most of its cooling power.
The first decision to make while choosing an office fan is the cooling capacity you need. If you’re only using it on your desk while seated in front of it, a fan with shorter reach will do, but there are small fans that can cool a midsize room. Even if you only occasionally need to use it at home, or if you want a fan for larger office spaces like conference rooms, a fan with stronger airflow can be a big help.
Noise is another consideration. The gentle whir of a fan may help shut out outside noise. But some fans can be so noisy, they distract you from your work. Using it in an office means you’ll also need to think about how the noise will affect those around you. If you’re buying an office fan for home use or to take on the road as you travel, the noise may disrupt your sleep or bother others in the room with you. A fan with quieter operation can be more versatile.
DWYM Fun Fact
The concept of circulating air to remain cool is believed to date all the way back to 3000 BC, due to evidence that the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans used fixed handheld fans both for comfort and in ceremonies. Chinese literature also links fans to ancient people. Folding fans were brought to Europe as prototypes by merchant traders, then later copied and used by royalty. They were considered status symbols at the time. By the 17th century, both folding and fixed fans were in wide use throughout Europe and can be seen in many portraits from the time. The first mechanical fan dates back to the Han Dynasty, when a craftsman created a rotary fan that required a person to operate it.
The Office Fan Buying Guide
- Whether using your fan in the office or at home, chances are you don’t want it to be too noisy. The Honeywell Turbo Force Fan operates up to 25 percent quieter than competing models, making it best if silence is a priority. The Genesis Table-Top & Clip Fan also features quiet operation.
- Don’t be fooled into spending excess money for your desktop fan. You can get the Honeywell Turbo Force Fan, Genesis Table-Top & Clip Fan, OPOLAR USB Desk Fan and Holmes Lil’ Blizzard Table Fan for a very reasonable price.
- Energy efficiency isn’t just better for the environment. It reduces your electricity bill. The Honeywell Turbo Force Fan has an aerodynamic design that maximizes airflow while minimizing power usage.
- The Honeywell Turbo Force Fan also excels when it comes to speed options. You can choose between three separate speeds, where the Genesis Table-Top & Clip Fan and Holmes Lil’ Blizzard Table Fan only offer two speed options. With the OPOLAR USB Desk Fan, you only have one speed.
- If you’re trying to cool a larger office or even a big room at home, airflow will be essential. The Honeywell Turbo Force Fan maintains its strong airflow up to 32 feet, thanks to the turbo-force design. It also has larger blades for more power. With the OPOLAR USB Desk Fan, you get a metal build that promotes airflow. The Genesis Table-Top & Clip Fan has a powerful motor, and the blade design pushes air out for noticeable cooling.
- The small build of many office fans makes them better suited for direct cooling, meaning only the person seated directly in front of them will benefit from airflow. However, the Honeywell Turbo Force Fan can cool even a medium-sized room, thanks to its 32-foot range.
- One of the benefits of the Genesis Table-Top & Clip Fan is that it comes with a clip, allowing you to attach it to a desk, bookshelf or any other surface. Unlike other clippable fans, the clip on this fan is so sturdy, you won’t have to worry about your fan falling. The Honeywell Turbo Force Fan can be mounted on a wall to help free up desk space.
- If you prefer an oscillating fan, the Holmes Lil’ Blizzard Table Fan will be the fan for you. You’ll have the option to either oscillate or keep it in one direction.
- Being able to tilt your fan is essential to controlling airflow. The Honeywell Turbo Force Fan can be tilted upward as much as 90 degrees. The Genesis Table-Top & Clip Fan also allows you to adjust the head.
- The great thing about smaller fans is that they take up very little space. They’re also lightweight, making it easy to transport them from the office to home and back again, even if you take public transportation. The OPOLAR USB Desk Fan is the most lightweight, at only 11.7 ounces and 6.5 x 6 x 3.2 inches. The Genesis Table-Top & Clip Fan weighs only 1.89 pounds and measures 5 x 6 x 10 inches. The Honeywell Turbo Force Fan and Holmes Lil’ Blizzard Table Fan are slightly less compact. The Honeywell Turbo Force Fan measures 10.9 x 6.3 x 10.9 inches and weighs 2.6 pounds, while the Holmes Lil’ Blizzard Table Fan measures 8.1 x 8.9 x 11.8 inches and weighs 3 pounds.