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Holmes - Oscillating Tower Fan - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 286 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Moves air well, easy to operate

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    Bweiss
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    I needed a replacement tower fan and was not interested in spending >$80 for lots of features. I just wanted it to move air, be quiet, and at least have a timer. This fan has most of those qualities. It is perhaps not the quietest but it is unobtrusive with its noise. The cooling is satisfactory, the lowest is setting is maybe more powerful that I expected or want, but that's not a real complaint. The timer comes in 2, 4, 6, 8 settings and is easy to set, which is improvement from my previous fan which required interpreting LED light on/off states and math to determine the timer value. The structure of the fan is sturdy enough, a big improvement from my older fan which was always a little wobbly. The included remote is functional. Nothing fancy here. $49.99 at the time of purchase is perhaps a little high.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for your feedback as it is greatly appreciated. We are constantly working on improving our products and will forward your comments to our product team. holmes

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not quite and cheap plastic

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    NOTAFAN
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    First the assembly instructions where so poor I did not realize I put the base on backwards until I stood it up and the power cord was coming out facing front not back. The base stand plastic is so cheap the screw whole for the cover that holds down the power cord would not hold the screw thus the power cord is lose. The fan is not quite, it needs to be at least 10 feet away to be not so audible of a noise. Not good when trying to cool off watching TV. as far as speed and air flow its fine but it needs a lower speed and that may help with the noise factor. I don't think they could have designed or found a cheaper way to make the base or attached the electrical cord. Sad they couldn't finish off and make it a much better product by just spending a few cents more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for your feedback as it is greatly appreciated. We are constantly working on improving our products and will forward your comments to our product team. holmes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fan cools like an A/C

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    Igiriski

    This fan is simply great! It amazingly cools like an A/C. The tower-like design allows for more air circulation and the features are easy to use. You can set the fan to produce sea breeze effect making you feel youa re at beach (sounding likea roaring ocean). The fan is noise-friendly, It produces very minimum noise even at its highest speed - of course, I do not know of any fan or A/C that does not make some form of noise, even human beings make very disgusting snoring noise when sleeping. The "smooth" noise from this fan is better that snoring noise of humans. One better way to enjoy this fan is to allow it to run while your A/C is on, the combination is great! The technology behind this fan is good. The price too is relatively okay for the design. I love the fan!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great budget fan!

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    UpForRed
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    I bought this fan on sale and I love it. I read review before buying and some complained about the base breaking after a fall. I have accidently knocked it over a few times and it is still strong. The cord doesn't get in the way since it is screwed down. Having to cycle through the speeds just to turn it off does get old but you get used to it. The fan keeps my master bedroom cool through the hot AZ nights and sometimes I have to turn it off since it is too cold which the remote comes quite handy. I have noticed the fan has gotten a bit louder since purchasing it but doesn't really bother me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I wanted

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    KBex81
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    I've used an older model of this fan for nearly three years and honestly, I just wore the poor thing out. This fan is used primarily in my bedroom to keep air moving and also as a white noise for sleeping. I love that it has a remote control so I don't have to get out of bed to adjust it. It has a wide oscillating capacity and the three speeds allow you to customize the air flow you want. My only wish is that there were levers to allow the air flow to be directed up or down as desired (I have a tall bed and the flow doesn't come up quite as I high as I'd like). Overall, very satisfied with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK BUT.....

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    alleykat
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    MY LST TOWER FAN DIED AFTER FIVE YEARS FAITHFUL SERVICE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTENSE HEAT WAVE. I WANTED A LASKO TOWER FAN BUT SINCE THIS WAS THE END OF SUMMER I COULD NOT FIND THIS ITEM AT BEST BUY SO I BOUGHT THIS ONE. I WANTED A TALLER MODEL AS THIS ONE WAS TOO SHORT. AND I WISH I HAD BOUGHT THE PREFERRED LASKO. THIS ONE WAS OK BUT THE AIR OUTPUT AND HEIGHT DOES NOT MEET MY NEEDS IN A SMALL LIVING ROOM AREA.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for your feedback as it is greatly appreciated. We are constantly working on improving our products and will forward your comments to our product team. holmes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Fan for the Price - & it has a remote

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    PepPopMom
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    I have an older version of this fan which is what prompted me to purchase when this one was on sale. The biggest difference is that the new one uses AAA batteries that are easier to find and people usually have on hand (the old one uses a button battery). It is a tower fan so it doesn't have the same air flow as a regular fan and it is slightly noisy but all fans make noise. So overall I'm happy with this fan. Remote, 3 speeds, oscillating, timer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Fan. Would Buy Again.

    Posted
    KRC446
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    Good price from Best Buy, and free shipping. Quiet and efficient. Good Remote. Good Design. Don't need the timer or breeze functions. In fact, we find the "breeze" function silly. One button dedicated to "on and off" would be preferred, as you have to rotate through all of the fan speeds to turn off. Otherwise, used for nearly two months, and pleased with the purchase, ...at the right price, would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Overall

    Posted
    globe1013
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    It's a basic tower fan that is fairly cheaply made. It works overall and the remote is a nice feature. However it's made of cheap plastic so I'm not sure how durable it will be if it's moved too many times. But it works as a fan and pushes a good amount of air on low with very little noise. Overall I'm happy with it and would recommend it. Just don't expect anything too fancy when it shows up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I was looking for

    Posted
    Chirja

    Shopped around for a tower fan but couldn't fid any with remote and were white in color. Got this from BB on 4th of July and couldn't be happier. This product does what's supposed to do. 3 fan speed serttngs, remote and easy assembly. Material is not the greatest but it's not cheap looking. Noise can be an issue if on higher settings. I would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fan

    Posted
    Ruthmomof3
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    This fan is perfect for my office. It is 13x14 and gets very hot from the computer. I bought the fan to help cool it off when we're in there. It has various settings you can adjust 3 speeds and it does oscillate. The fan is very easy to use, quiet, and our study is much cooler now that we put the fan in there. It looks good too and is tall and narrow so easy to fit in where I need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fan for the price

    Posted
    FallFlowers
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    Have owned fan for four years now. Ample air flow, for my large living-dining rooms. Remote is handy. I really like the tall, slim, smart design. Easy to store in closet during winter. Noise is not a factor me, I think it’s quieter than most fans. Very happy with purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keeps it cool

    Posted
    supergrl23
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    I purchased this fan about 3 years ago and it still runs just fine. It's a little noisier than some of the other tower fans on demo at the stores, but not a deterrent from buying it. The first one was broken right out of the box (plastic grates inside had broken off the spine). I was able to get it exchanged for another and haven't seen any resemblance of the same problem creep up within the last 3 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tower Fan for the Money

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    GizzyPapa
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    This is an incredible value for a full size fan. I purchased this fan while there was a $10 off sale and having lived with it for a month, I would pay full price! Powerful and oscillating, this tower fan can cool and circulate air for a medium size room really well. If I had to pick one complaint it would be the noise. It's a little louder than expected, especially when swiveling. No big problem!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Oscillating tower fan with remote

    Posted
    Azil5967
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    I have been using this fan for about 3 months on top of my ceiling fan because it is just too hot in Arizona (especially in the sumer). I use the remote and have it on my nightstand so I don't have to get up and change the modes around. The fan has a timer that is convenient just in case I do not mean to leave it on all night. Very satisfied with fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent fan for midsize room use

    Posted
    Rainning
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    Bought this fan to replace a ridiculously overpriced model from Sears which was not worth the money. The fan was easy to assemble and not complicated to use. While I would prefer more power, when setup in an average sized bedroom it does a good job of helping to keep the room cool. Also, the motor is not so loud that it interferes with sleeping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What a Nice Fan

    Posted
    Slayer42
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    This is my first tower fan. I just love it. I would have given it a 5 star rating, but it does have some problems. It has 3 speed, I only us the first speed. The other speeds I find to strong. The oscillation is wonderful. The timer is very helpful. I would recommend this fan to anyone looking for a nice fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fan!

    Posted
    RedJeepGirl
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    My real purpose for purchasing this fan was for white noise, but this fan does a great job of cooling the room. At first I thought the remote control was a bit frivolous, but I've found it to be very convenient at times. Wake up hot/cool you can increase/decrease the fan speed without even getting out of bed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fan!

    Posted
    Corndog
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    This is a really great tower fan. I have it in my bedroom and it works well. It moves the air nicely, which really helps me sleep in the hot weather we've been having, and it's pretty quiet. The remote is a nice thing as it allows me to make any adjustments without having to get out of bed. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommend

    Posted
    Ladysjc
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    The cord at the bottom makes the stand unbalance. There should be a slit in the base so the cord does not interfere with standing on surface. The at level 3 is not that strong. Has to be a very small room to receive the benefits of the air. Like the color black.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback as it is greatly appreciated. We will be happy to forward your comments to the product team. holmes