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Insignia™ - Portable Wire Heater - Black/Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 202 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent heater

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    Waystation49
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    I was Air bnbing and person running the house wanted to turn temps into fifties during last winter. The room I had was the coldest in the house. I had piles of covers and sleeping with multiple sweaters and surrendered to buying a space heater. This one. The room was about 12’x15’ in size with large glass windows to the south and west. At night I was turning this on about five minutes before going to bed. That may seem late if you are reading this, but it’s all that was needed. This heater really kicks out heat! —- The other way I use it. I often travel as a writer and work from WIFI in public. McDonalds often has plug ins. However the trade off for stable WIFI and electrical is in the winter in Los Angeles, San Diego or other places the temperatures inside McDonalds can be brutally cold. They often still run a/c! So I would plug in this little heater. It served me but also if I angled it a bit, it would help keep other customers warmer, too. A very good and practical buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect heater!

    Posted
    Saddiity
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    I love this heater it is small but don’t let it fool you it keeps you nice and toasty ! Great for bathrooms , medium sized rooms , bedrooms , offices , I even use it in my kitchen in the area I am in . I love the multiple colors they chose for them I love pink so purchased the pink one . It has 2 speeds low and high . It is tip over safe so it automatically shuts down if tipped over or uneven . It’s a great size heater I love I fact you can take it anywhere you go . It has a small fan in the back so it blows out heat it has a little noise but not too much to bother . I would recommend this heater to any and everyone it works miracles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Posted
    Noorie
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    I thought that this would be a great heater for winter but I was wrong. The insignia portable wire heater is so terrible that it stops running completely every 10 minutes. Each time it does that I wonder if it is dead. Once I turn it on it runs for 10 mins and stops. It is so frustrating. This is the second time im using it so I know it's not because of heavy use but because it's a faulty item. The only good thing is that it has a thick plastic screen in the front so my son cannot put his fingers through them. Quite safe to be placed near toddlers. That was one reason I bought it. Again it should function properly no matter how nice is the built or look. For now this is garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Thank you for taking the time to review this wire heater, I'm sorry to hear that it's not working as we expected for you, however, I would like to mention that the set comes with a 1 year limited warranty that you can validate at your nearest Geek Squad with your receipt. Regards, Shane B. Insignia products. BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small heater works good for small rooms

    Posted
    nukeit1
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    This heater is used to heat my farthest room from the furnace, the bathroom and I have it set on a timer to turn on right before I wake up in the morning. It does a good job quickly warming the medium sized bathroom so that I don't freeze during or after showering. The noise level is similar to a medium sized fan, but nothing too loud that it wakes me before my alarm and I'm a light sleeper. Actually, I recommend this heater and throwing it on a timer so that everyone can enjoy waking up to a toasty bathroom and therefore not take a scalding hot shower which dries out the skin especially in the winter!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Space Heater!

    Posted
    NICEandWARM

    I highly recommend this heater! My room is fairly large...around 10 feet wide and 25 feet long! Yet this heater (after running awhile) has me crack my window open, even in freezing cold weather! And I always have it on LOW setting. When I do turn it on HIGH (when I return home) it turns itself off after heating the room, to keep it from overheating. I have it running constantly when I'm home (on low setting) and it's great! The price is right too! Hope this helps you...and stay warm :) Cal

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Worked Great...Than It Didn't

    Posted
    Lauren
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    I had this heater for less than two weeks before it burnt itself out I guess. I kept it on the low heating level whenever I ran the heater as the low setting was warm enough for my needs, but then one day there was a burning smell and next thing you know it was smoking. However, I did exchange it for the same heater (not pink though) and it's working great! Heats small areas very well. I use it as a desk heater so it doesn't heat the area itself but definitely keeps me warm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ITS USEFUL

    Posted
    MOMSTUFF
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    I originally purchased for my living room, but has better use in a smaller area, so we use it in a bedroom. Usually its on about 10 hrs straight. I dont know if thats a bad thing. But it works well smaller than I expected. It only has two settings. low or high, and well it doesn't turn off when too hot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small but powerful

    Posted
    Reina500
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    This little heater is amazing! My office couldn't figure out that we needed HEAT in the winter, so I purchased this to keep at work. Even my co-worker says our space is sooo comfortable now. Don't let it's small size fool you! This little heater packs a punch. I keep it on the low setting and it still heats up our office sooo nicely. Insignia does it again :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good value for the price

    Posted
    eldro
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    I bought this about two years ago for my dogs. I used it several times during winter season inside the garage where my dogs would sleep at night. Considering the fact that typically garages don't have insulation and garage door doesn't seal, this little heater was good enough to keep my dogs comfortable enough to sleep during those winter nights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    astrid1103
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    I work at a telecommunications company were the corporate offices are ridiculously cold. Yet, i live in a tropical island. So, when i go out, i feel like i am melting, but inside the building it feels like i’m at the North Pole. This heater works great at keeping me warm. A whole bunch of my co-workers ended getting one, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable Heather

    Posted
    Trojanchick
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    This is the 3rd portable heather I bought. It is very effective in rooms that are about 500 sq ft. It gets the room warm quickly. The only set back is that it's a loud but you eventually get used to it.because it beats getting a power surge problem that the quieter space heaters cause in a home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gets Hot

    Posted
    Mike
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    This is a great heater for my bedroom-I even have to get up in the middle of the night to turn it off, it gets so hot--I love it. The one pictured is the one I got for my daughter. I got a black one for myself. It comes in three different colors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

    Posted
    DDTS
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    Bought this for use in a shed and in Colorado weather it gets cold in the shed. This little fan does a great job keeping the shed comfortable. It got knocked over and automatically shut off but it took a couple days to start working again, not sure if it just a fluke or not but it's still working.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super for Small rooms

    Posted
    Kali71
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    The heater has done what it is supposed to do. I am satisfied with it's ability to warm a room and control the temperature. I don't know yet about it's durability as I have only had it a few weeks. That is usually something that influences my overall rating of any product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was able to score it under some special deal.

    Posted
    NVpcfix
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    When I see pink, I see my girl friend. She loves Pink and so when I saw this fan on sale, I had to get it for her. I bought it for her office as she had once complained to be how she gets so cold in the office. Turns out, I was right. She really loved this thoughtful gift.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Portable Pink Heater

    Posted
    Snowwhite1131
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    Love this portable pink heater. I keep this going in my bedroom after my shower and when i am getting dressed, when it is chilly inside. There is no automatic shut off that I could find on this, so I have to remember to shut it off when my room is warm enough. This is a great little heater for the price!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Warm, loud

    Posted
    dirthurts
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    It puts off a good bit of heat, enough for a small room. The only problem is the fan is too loud to be inside that small room with it. It's about as loud as a small box fan, which is a bit insane. If it wasn't for the sound I would have enjoyed it. Returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy for the prices!!!

    Posted
    TheRealReview
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    It works, it's cute, and it's fairly inexpensive. No bells no whistles it does what it says it WILL do... and that's serve as a heat source for the coldest office in the planet. There's other features I wish it had, but I could've bought apre expensive heater for that matter!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Helped in sub-freezing temps

    Posted
    DudeDeuce
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    In the sub freezing temps we had in NY, I bought this to put near my oil burner so the pipes don't freeze, and then used it on my nightstand so I had some heat in the night while sleeping while we didn't have oil for heat. I liked it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very cheap

    Posted
    Charm
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    This seems more like a big round hair dryer. But even that has a fan that pushes the air with more velicity. There is no thermostat to automatically turn it off. In addition it uses alot of electricity.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend