OPOLAR USB Desk Fan

Last updated date: October 10, 2019

DWYM Score

8.8

OPOLAR USB Desk Fan

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We looked at the top Office Fans and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Office Fan you should buy.

Editor's Note June 2, 2020:
Checkout The Best Office Fan for a detailed review of all the top office fans.

Overall Take

The OPOLAR USB Desk Fan is among the most portable you'll find anywhere, weighing only 11.7 ounces. That makes it easy to transport it from office to home and back again. The metal build gives it a unique cooling ability.


In our analysis of 109 expert reviews, the OPOLAR OPOLAR USB Desk Fan placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

FAN The Mini USB Fan is a light weight, table top fan for your home, office or wherever you choose. Made of high quality metal, the fan is the ideal companion on a hot day when you want to keep cool. Powered by a USB cable, you can have the fan running anywhere — connect it to your laptop or use it at the pool with a portable charger. No matter where you choose to use it, you can always stay cool and fresh with your Mini USB Fan. FAN Powered by a USB cable, you can have the fan running anywhere, connect it to your laptop or use it at the pool with a portable charger. FAN 3 rubber cushions at the bottom keep the fan in its place while working. FAN 4-inch blade and 6-inch frame that saves your desk lots of space. This fan is perfect for the office, home, dorm, study, library, and games room.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.7
9 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

7.2
3,159 user reviews

What experts liked

The sturdy metal fan produces a soft breeze to keep you cool and relaxed.
- Blitorn.com
The model works noiselessly which is a great advantage, especially if you choose the fan to use in your home. You can switch it on early in the morning and late at night without the fear of waking your family up.
- Best Advisor
The durability of the fan is not questionable as it is made of high-quality metal and that does not add it extra weight. It is therefore light making it easily portable.
- Paramatan
Conveniently powered by a USB cable that’s just under four feet long, it’s suitable for the office, home, or even the car. The single cable means you won't have a bulky power cord dangling off the desk, either.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Featuring 4-inch blade and 6-inch frame, this amazing product provides you with a cool working environment when still saving on space. It is powered by 3.9 ft USB Cable that is compatible with computers, laptops, power banks and other devices that feature USB ports.
- The Z9
This is very quiet.
- Best Top Now
It is lightweight. Convenient to carry and use.
- Vacation Advice 101
Opolar has a very low noise level, even when operated at the highest speed. The noise it creates is comparable to a soft hum.
- Slant

What experts didn't like

- Blitorn.com
Some customers report that this fan may stop working for severa minutes
- Best Advisor
This only comes in one speed. Some say it is not powerful enough.
- Best Top Now
Gripes about noise in some units.
- Vacation Advice 101
The fan only works when plugged in via USB cable.The fan can only be operated in 3.9 feet radius of the USB port (that is the length of the cable), as it does not work without it.
- Slant

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.