Honeywell HTF090B Turbo USB Fan – Best small fan

Recently bought this Honeywell HTF090B Turbo USB Fan to replace a cheapo USB fan I bought on Amazon back in July 2010 after the wire snapped on me.

Button on the front provides 2 settings: on or off.

When it’s switched on it feels almost as powerful as the Prem-i-Air 3 speed mini tower fan I bought at the same time as my old USB fan does on it’s lowest setting.

The USB cable is a thin 2-wire affair similar with a jackplug type thing at one end similar to a voltage adapter plug thing 1980’s/90’s kids may be familiar with from running their old Walkmans + Gameboys off the mains to save on batteries…. the other end a standard USB thing, so you can power it off a PC or I’ve also managed to plug it into the USB mains chargers than came with my old iPhone 3GS + iPad2.

The battery compartment has a plastic battery holder that pulls out via a ribbon to reveal the other 2 of the 4x AA batteries hidden inside. Item came with 4x fairly respectable “GP” branded Extra Heavy Duty AA’s ready fitted.

The fan tilts on a click-wratchet so it stays put when angled.

Only problem I’ve had with it is that it has a habit of readily falling over if you have it angled even the tiniest bit forwards.
Sends it clattering down off the top of my PC case nearly every time I turn the thing off, or when I pull myself up out of my gaming chair.
Normally it just hangs there on the cord like a stranded bungie jumper, and only twice has it fully made it onto the floor – once with the cable parting company with the fan, and just before I wrote this review it took the USB clean out of the socket.
Still working fine despite it’s lemming-like tendences to come crashing down onto my keyboard or the floor.

Honeywell logo printed on front of it barely lasted a few weeks before it’s almost faded to nothing.

Falling to bits skint Yorkshire bloke who likes knocking together websites in the hope I might make quite a few quid out of one of them some day.

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