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The biggest issue with this purchase is how Amazon and/or Pelonis has intentionally mislead customers with the review section. At the time of writing, this page has 4.5 / 5 Stars with 738 Reviews. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT FOR THE MODEL YOU'RE PURCHASING. These are COMBINED reviews for a number of Pelonis Fan models. The one you're receiving is the FS40-16JRB (as indicated by the Store Page), and some of the higher-rated reviews are for the FS40-19PRD which is a 12-speed fan with a digital readout, higher speeds, and is a bit louder in the high speeds for those who prefer louder fans. By combining reviews from another, better-received (and discontinued) model, it makes it seem as though it's merely a variant of the 16JRB. This is clearly not the case.
The two things I look for in a fan is the sound and the air speed. I have a cheap Windstream 10" desk fan that has significantly higher CFM than this fan, and is much louder as well. The highest speed of the 16JRB is akin to the Low or Medium setting on your usual Lasko or Honeywell 16" pedestal fan. Very disappointing CFM at Max speed.
If what you're looking for is a silent fan, this may be the way to go. However, for a silent fan, I feel it's just slightly too loud at max speed for Office use. Medium and Low speeds are very good. I prefer the noise of a louder fan to sleep to and drown out ambient noise, however. This is definitely not a sleeper fan.
Another issue is with the power cable; it is extremely short, around 5 ft. The low power of the fan means that it can't be used from very far away, so it seems the fan is designed to be used in close proximity to the user. However, given the size of the fan, it doesn't lend itself to this task very well, and you would be better served by a smaller desk fan, or a bladeless fan.
The one thing I will say is the build quality is very sturdy. It has a very heavy base, metal piston, and a metal fan cage. The blade is plastic and flimsy, but that's to be expected for a modern fan that prioritizes silence. The remote is rather cheap, but it works. Note that no AAA batteries are included for remote. In terms of build quality, I would give it 4 Stars, since it's getting harder to find a fan that uses metal materials so much.
Assembly was fast and simple. Instructions could have been better, as it wasn't initially clear how to affix the head / motor to the piston, but it was easy enough to figure out.
Overall, I have to give it 2 Stars because the fan was not what I look for in a fan, and the Review gerrymandering - if you will - is very misleading in regards to the reception of this product. The only reason I couldn't bring myself to give it a single star is the fact that it is rather sturdy and feels well-built.
Actually one of the better fans. I just can’t believe how expensive fans are these days. $50 is a little ridiculous but I mean that’s about the going rate and at least you get a good quality one. I like that it’s easy to take apart thus easy to clean and there aren’t a lot of places that are hard to access where dirt / dust gets trapped. I 10/10 recommend.
Used product for bedroom fan. This fan has weak blades that bend when the fan is in high speed giving a variable speed and a noise when the blades are cavitating ( needing more air ). The varying noise gives the body a sense of nervousness when you wake in the morning. Fan would be good for a noisy factory or shop but still is not 100% efficient. The remote is the only way of controlling speed etc. ... It is nice for a holder on the fan but you need to remove the remote to control the fan as the infrared optics from the remote is not visible from the fan sensor until removed and pointed at the fan. I gave it one star for the packaging it came in.
The amazon box came to us pristine, as you would expect, but the fan's box inside the amazon box had very obviously been opened (it wasn't even fully closed up again). It was clear this product had been returned and everything had just been thrown back in the box then ship back to the company. It was missing an essential part that attaches the cage to the actual fan body (see attached picture). I'm unclear on whether this was a mistake by the company or an intentional attempt to find someone who won't return their part-less product, but buyer beware either way. A replacement order has been issued and I'll update this when I receive the new product.
Its a good fan for the price but I noticed that sometimes it randomly gets louder despite being on the lowest setting and it can be quite annoying if your trying to sleep. I was excited for the remote it came with but you have to be super close to the fan for it to work which is disappointing because if I want to change a setting in bed I still have to sit up and reach towards the fan before it works.
El ventilador me parece que tiene buena relación calidad/precio ($900.00 pesos mxn aproximadamente) no tiene mucha potencia pero considero que tiene la suficiente para ventilar muy bien una habitación mediana, los materiales y la construcción fue lo que más me gustó ya que se sienten de buena calidad. Por el precio considero que es una buena opción si lo que buscas una buena calidad y durabilidad ya que una gran potencia no la encontrarás en este ventilador.
Very easy to assemble,very easy to use and VERY GOOD AIR FLOW and quiet well worth the money and well worth the time..You will enjoy this awesome fan Even 1 night of using this,is a charm the remote is also easier to use this is for sure should be more expensive but its not GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN ..
Item was shipped on time, easy to put together via simple instructions, and nothing is loose/shaky (a problem with other fans I've tried). Settings are adequate, fan is quieter than others I've had in the past. No complaints!