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A simple fan that can cool off a large space with ease, the Vornado 660 Whole Room Air Circulator moves air up to 100 feet. It also gets plenty of praise from reviewers for quality construction and ease of use, which they say help justify the premium price.

Owners say the four-speed Vornado 660 is ideal for keeping air circulating in a medium-size room. It can be adjusted via a chrome glide to tilt up or down, and while you won’t get a remote control or oscillation, most say the fan circulates … MORE air so well that it makes those features unnecessary. The top-mounted push-button controls couldn’t be simpler: There’s an on/off button and a button for each speed. Testers with The Sweethome say it’s easy to clean the fan’s grates and propeller after popping just a few screws off the housing. It also gets solid marks for noise, with owners saying it’s fairly quiet on the two lowest settings.

The Vornado 660 comes in black or white, both of which have a sleek, glossy finish that will complement most décor styles. It isn’t the smallest fan at 12 by 13.5 by 15 inches, but since it’s low to the ground, it isn’t as noticeable as a more traditional stand fan. Reviewers say the fan feels sturdy and stable, and Vornado backs the fan with a long five-year warranty.

Traditional box fans have enduring appeal because of their versatility: While they can be placed on the floor, they can also sit in a window to draw in fresh air from outside. The Holmes 20-inch Box Fan earns praise for this reason, as well as for simplicity and durability.

The Holmes box fan has three speeds that users select using a simple dial, plus detachable feet to help keep the fan from tipping over when it’s on the floor. Though box fans aren’t exactly quiet, this one doesn’t draw any … MORE unusual complaints. Some reviewers do grouse about the location of the speed dial, which is in the back center of the fan – many say it would be easier to use on top. On the bright side, they say the front grill is easy to remove for cleaning.

Available in black or white, the Holmes box fan looks every bit like a traditional box fan, with a slightly rounded square frame. It’s also large, at about 20.5 by 20.5 inches. The fan has an integrated handle to make it easier to carry and a cord wrap for neater storage. It’s backed by a one-year warranty.

Buyers who just want a little bit of a breeze while they work should check out the Vornado Zippi Personal Fan, which owners say is the perfect desk companion: powerful, quiet and compact. Zippi comes in five colors — black, white, pink, blue and green – and at roughly 6 by 4.5 by 5.5 inches, it won’t take up too much valuable desk space.

One of Zippi’s standout features is its soft-touch nylon blades, which won’t hurt anyone who touches them while the fan is on. Zippi also has a foldable frame … MORE that makes it easy to take on a business trip or simply tote from home to work. There are two fan speeds, and the fan head easily adjusts to direct air where users need it. Reviewers are happy to report that Zippi is very quiet, even on high, so it won’t be a distraction during long work sessions. They also say it creates a great breeze for desktop use – enough to cool you down, but not so much that it’s overpowering. There are some reports of the Zippi failing to work after a short time; however, the fan is backed by a three-year warranty.