VersionTECH Mini Handheld Fan

Last updated date: September 18, 2019

DWYM Score

8.9

VersionTECH Mini Handheld Fan

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

Editor's Note November 25, 2020:
Checkout The Best Personal Fan for a detailed review of all the top personal fans.

Overall Take

The VersionTECH Mini Handheld is quite the workhorse for such a small fan. It blows air forcefully but quietly, and you can take your pick of power sources, thanks to a USB port and removable battery pack. You can also place it just about anywhere with your choice of a flat base, clip-on or hanging mount.


In our analysis of 72 expert reviews, the VersionTECH VersionTECH Mini Handheld Fan placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

fan mini fan QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: QUESTIONS: Q:1.Why is it charged so long, but the fan still doesn't work? Q:2.Why does the fan work when it is plugged into the USB line, otherwise it doesn't work? ANSWERS: A:When you receive our articles, you should take out the insulating pieces from the battery compartment.Otherwise it will not work properly.If you have any question,please tell us in time.Thanks for your purchasing in our shop. WHEREVER YOU GO, YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH IT! OUTDOOR: This fan is especially mini,it can be easily taken to other places. It would be a good partner for you, when going outdoors like travelling, hiking, climbing, camping, exercising etc. INDOOR: You can fold the fan up and put it on the computer desk to make you enjoy your leisure time better(Play games, go to the movies, read books and so on) SPECIFICATIONS: Material: ABS Fan diameter: 10.3cm/4.06inch Height: 20.5cm/8.07inch Handle width: 3cm/1.18inch Output power: max 4W Input current: 0.5-1A Output current: 0.5-0.8A Charging time: approx. 4 hours Charger: input: 5V output: 5V-9V Battery: Li-ion 18650-3.7V 2000mA Battery install method: replaceable Speed mode: 3 speeds mode PACKAGE LIST: 1 x VersionTECH. Handheld Fan 1 x Battery(18650-3.7V 2000mA) 1 x Charging Cable 1 x Metal Clip 1 x User Manual

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

10.0
9 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.2
3,013 user reviews

What experts liked

Made of high-quality ABS, this fan enjoys a solid, pressure-resistant construction that enables you to apply it to your car’s dashboard or your umbrella at any given point without using any additional tools.
- Savant Magazine
The VersionTech Handheld Fan comes with a rechargeable battery for portable use sans USB power. The battery is removable, so it can use a regular non-rechargeable battery as well.
- Business Insider
This mini portable fan goes beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary. It does not just offer the option of being a handheld fan, it also gives you the option of hanging it, clipping it onto a surface or standing it on a table.
- Heat Wiz
The durable fan is powered by a replaceable battery or the included micro USB charging cable.
- Wise Bread
June 7, 2017 | Full review
The lightweight and compact device is very easy to carry and fits in small bags and backpacks for convenience. You can also fold it to a smaller size for storage or easy movement.
- Best Selected Products
The structure is solidly made of high quality ABS and is pressure resilient, weighing a regular 8 ounces. Power consumption is managed efficiently without hampering wind strength.
- Battery Chargers Expert
It remains steady when placed on a flat surface and doesn’t vibrate too much. It’s also very silent and a perfect choice when in a quiet environment.
- The Z8
The VersionTECH handheld comes with 6pcs fan blades. It provides strong wind, wind distance up to 3m. Brushless motor makes the fan durable with high performance. Efficient power and conversion circuitry can minimize the loss to save energy and protect the environment.
- ReasonBuy
June 30, 2019 | Full review
Brushless motor—powerful and quiet.
- Vacation Advice 101

What experts didn't like

Not as powerful as dedicated desk fans
- Business Insider
It does not last very long when electrically charged.
- Heat Wiz
Complaints about the item not working when unplugged from the charger.
- Vacation Advice 101

An Overview On Personal Fans

Anyone who’s been through August (or say, any month at all in Florida) can tell you how dependent we are on air conditioning. But we can’t always be indoors, and when it comes to cheap and portable ways to get cool, there are few solutions better than a personal fan.

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In fact, even when we are indoors, a good breeze from a small desktop fan can make a big dent in your energy bill. They use far less wattage than your AC unit, and if you tend to stick around in a home office, they can help keep your computer cool in the bargain.

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Most personal fans essentially do one thing: Rotate their fan blades as quickly as possible to get the air moving. They typically do this by way of simple electric motors, though one that uses a brushless motor might be liable to last longer — and probably cost more.

Companies will throw out stats like RPMs to boast of how powerful their fans are, but there’s really only one measurement that matters when it comes to power: CFM. That stands for cubic feet per minute, and in this case, it refers to the volume of air that a fan can move through a given space and how forcefully it can do it.

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Ceiling fans might have a CFM rating of 6,000 or more. For box fans or tower fans, that might get up to 2,500. Personal, desktop fans and the like can vary a lot — anywhere between 100 and 1,800. With that in mind, the positioning of a fan can be just as important as its power. Fans placed in a corner or against a wall will generally work better than those in the middle of a room, and at night, they are best placed in front of an open window where they can bring in the cooler evening air.

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Of course, there’s a lot of other factors to consider: portability, safety and energy efficiency, just to name a few. Do yourself a favor and get in some research on your new fan before buying.

The Personal Fan Buying Guide

  • The term “personal fan” covers a lot of ground, from mid-sized, stationary units to tiny clip-on gadgets that you might use to keep a baby cool in the stroller. The first question you’ll want to ask, then, is where will your fan see the most use? Flat-base models tend to pack a bit more power, but more expensive smaller fans can be just as effective. If you’re looking for versatility, some fans even come with adjustable bases that can be attached to different surfaces.
  • If you’re getting a portable fan, check the power source. Cheaper fans might rely on standard-issue batteries, so considering investing in an energy-efficient model or expect to pay more down the line. For just a bit more, you might be able to get a fan powered by a range of modern methods, everything from rechargeable batteries to solar power. Smaller desktop fans might even come with a USB so you can plug it directly into your laptop or other device, but check the reviews: The output on these fans can vary depending on what source they’re drawing from.
  • Even if you’re just buying for yourself, an oscillating fan can be a good investment. Models with a head that moves back and forth are fairly common and can be the difference between a constant, annoying blast of air and a gentle, occasional breeze. Needless to say, they also circulate the air much more evenly.
  • No matter how powerful your fan, it will be a lot more energy efficient than running your AC, especially if well-positioned. To maximize that advantage, check the wattage consumption on your fan.
  • Noise level can be a huge factor, depending on where you use your fan. The comfort of a good, stiff breeze can be quickly offset by the loud drone of a particularly cheap fan. On the other hand, some people might not mind or even prefer such a model. White noise can be a great sleep aid, after all. Loudness can be tough to quantify since many fans operate at multiple speeds, and the official stats on some models can be less than helpful. Be sure to check the reviews.
  • If you’re using your fan in a house with small children or pets, give a thought to the safety features.  Check the casing around the fan blades to make sure your little one’s fingers won’t be able to get through, or be vigilant about placing it up high. Smaller, pocket-sized fans or those made specifically for strollers might feature blades made of felt or a similar material that won’t hurt tiny hands, but be advised that they can still be a hazard if hair gets caught inside.