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Vornado - Duo Tower Circulator Fan - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 285 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lives up to the Vornado Reputation

    Posted
    JungleJan
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    We previously owned a Vornado that we've had since 2011. It was finally dying (or so we thought), and we decided to purchase another. The sales rep at Best Buy was incredibly helpful, and that is how we learned about the Vornado 5 year warranty. Turns out we were able to send the old one back in for repairs (Vornado paid for the shipping) just in time before the warranty expired, so now we have the new one AND the repaired old one, which worked out great for us. We were able to use some Best Buy rewards to bring the price of the new Vornado down to about half the retail price, which was an even sweeter deal. This tower can be used either as a vertical tower or you can lay it on its side, which is how we are using it. It keeps the temperature in my daughter's second floor bedroom (10' x11') very comfortable, which is great since we don't have a separate HVAC unit for the upstairs and it tends to be warmer up there, especially in the summer. I have always been pleased with Vornado fans and will continue to purchase them, even more so now that I know about the 5 year warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Efficient Desktop Fan

    Posted
    CryptoColorC
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    I had been hunting around for a desktop fan for my office and was limited on space. I wanted something with a small foot print, looked nice, and would quietly circulate the air. I have other vornado fans that are easily a decade old and still perform like a champ. I was surprised to see that they also made a very compact fan. The reviews seemed to show that it performed and was quiet durable. It have had it for a month and it has met all of my expectations. I usually have it on medium to low setting and it circulates to my comfort for a 10'x8' room. At these setting it is quiet and i have no problem using the phone with it on. On high setting it will be noticeable, and i have found myself turning it down to medium-high to not hinder a conversation with a colleague face to face. I dont really find my self needing to use the high setting unless i have just come back from gym and needed to cool off as quick as possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just okay not up to the Vornado standards.

    Posted
    Mary
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    This fan is okay yet not up to Vornado standards. It seems to slow down and speed up at times which I am not sure if that is a motor flaw as I have only had it a month. The buttons do not work all the time and you have to depress four times to go from high to low to shut it off it is not a one touch shut off. I was looking for a very windy fan and this is not it even at close range. I would say okay but not worth paying a premium for the Vornado brand for this one. I have an older model Vornado the largest one I was trying to replicate for my bedroom this is not even close. I do like the more compact size of a tower . I do think they are using less quality materials as none seem to compare to my older model. The plastic housing even seems much thinner . It is too bad as I do not mind paying more for quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fan Review

    Posted
    FanPurchase
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    I read reviews and all specs on this fan and was disappointed. It was said to really move the air and be "whisper quiet." Air movement was minimal even on high (and my place is quite small), and the constant sound it made was a cross between an itty-bitty cruising Barbie motorcycle and a 10-pound bumblebee. Since I was hospitalized shortly after my purchase and then again a week later, I was a few days past the 15-day return policy. I realize policy is policy but the manager was quite surly with me and I used every cell of strength to attempt to explain several times. I was ready to drop to the floor by the time he finally relented by agreeing to a "one-time" refund past policy date. Pleased to get the refund but so disappointed by the experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad Fan

    Posted
    TL68
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought this fan to cool my room so the air conditioning did not have to be on all night. The fan states it can be set in two positions, the fan had other ideas. If you laid the fan horizontal the motor made a horrible noise. Guess that should have been my first indicator the fan was not going to last. Then exactly 30 days from the date of purchase the fan was having issues turning on. The motor would start slowing and gain momentum, like we were on an airplane. Shortly thereafter the fan stopped working in the middle of the night to never function again. If you want a fan to work for more than 40 days, do not purchase this fan.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice fan

    Posted
    BestBuy101
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    Vornado works great and its not loud like other fans. NOTE: this fan won’t rotate but has a tilt adjustment (probably about 2-3 inches). It can also be use laying down or standing that’s why its called Duo Tower. REMINDER: has a small fuse in the plug end as a safety feature, if the fuse has burnt out, your fan will not start and you’ll have to replace the fuse. Overall I am satisfied with my vornado fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job.

    Posted
    Vito
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    This fan has a very high max blow strength, however, the difference between each setting is very drastic. It has 4 blow strength settings. The design is not terrible, but air is pulled in from the right side of the unit which happens to be the side closest to my wall. The unit does not oscillate like other products in the same price point. Overall it does the job but lacks a few features. Mine is also starting to make a noise that can be quite annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Small Tower Fan

    Posted
    GregG
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    We use this small fan to help move air around our living room, when we light up the wood burning stove. This little guy fits well, doesn't take up much space at all, and is only loud on the highest setting. It does a great job of moving air around the room, and spreads the heat from the stove quite well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Failed after a couple months

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    BTPisMe
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    Normally I like the vornado brand. This fan failed only after a couple months. The fan was used at night in a bedroom, to circulate air. It seems that either some dust or grime has built up around the motor, but can't be accessed to be cleaned. The dust or grime has bogged down the motor to where it could barely spin, and has since stopped entirely.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprising little Fan

    Posted
    Jazza
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    I was very impressed by this fan. I live in an apartment and have no control over when our air conditioners are hooked up, usually by the time they get to it is when it is 80 degrees every day and doesnt cool off at night. This little fan is very powerful and great at moving air around. It has been a lifesaver at making sure we can get some sleep at night and keeping the house cool. We even got another fan by this brand and its amazing too!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Moderately Disappointed in Quality for Price

    Posted
    David
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    Bought this fan based upon the Vornado brand reputatation that my wife perceived as superior (it was for her primary use in her office area). After a few days use, she suggested that we return it, as it had limited range in terms of volume and coverage. Returned and purchased another brand that was less expensive, but better suited for our application, and we are pleased with our new choice. Best Buy was great, but Voranado asks a lot for so little of a fan.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lots of airflow, but very loud on high

    Posted
    Merr35160
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    Very compact fan. Lots of airflow. However, when on the medium to high setting, it sounds like a mini jet engine. Slight exaggeration there, but its loud enough to keep you from going to sleep if you're using it for a bedside fan. We kept it because it's compact size for the night stand. It also only oscillates when standing up, not when its on it's side.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but Expensive

    Posted
    dms123
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    I was cheaply shopping end of summer deals and was hoping to find some blowouts on fans a/c's etc. I came across this item at BestBuy and decided to give it a try. I liked the design of the fan and it was on sale, not as much as I would like but it was still cheaper than original price. It has a cool design, 4 speed options, and is relatively quiet. You can also either lay it down or stand it upright without any problem. Expensive but nothing else bad to say about this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    Leli
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    I do love this fan, it’s sleek and user friendly design. It also comes with a remote and the buttons are touch activated so that’s great. The only bad thing is I wanted a fan that oscillates and it did, for awhile, then just stopped functioning properly, even though nothing appears to be wrong with the product. Only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big wind for small fan

    Posted
    Fanboy
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    I purchased this fan because the Dyson desk top fan was being recalled. My office gets rather hot no matter what season it is so I was looking for a replacement. I wasn't wrong with my selection the fan could be positioned up right or laid down minimal space is used. And the amount of air that comes from it is better than any desktop fan I've ever used. I highly recommend it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful for its size

    Posted
    Ksje1201
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    So pleased with our purchase! We use it in our bedroom (I have to have a fan for the noise or I can’t sleep) and it is perfect on one of the lower settings. The higher settings are more powerful than you might think for its size and really puts out some air. It has a total of 4 speeds. We love this fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    Posted
    PoppyP
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    I needed a small fan for my office, as the AC for the building is controlled by the office manager. They don't like being cold, so the temperature is normally higher than normal office settings. This fan is whisper quiet in the slower speeds, yet bearable when you need to crank it up. Very pleased with this Vornado, and the price was well within my budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    If You Need An Upright Fan

    Posted
    Starrzz
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    This fan is ok if you need a fan that must stand upright. However, we were surprised to find that it did not move much air considering the brand reputation and price. It was not on display at BB. Ultimately, we returned it (thanks to the BB return policy). I replaced it with a more conventional round fan at a lower price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Product

    Posted
    txredwing19
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    I use this everyday during the summer in my office. I can't believe how much cooler it is utilizing this product. The only issue is that it can be a bit noisy because it is generating so much air flow. If you use this make sure you put it far enough away from you so that you don't have so much noise if you are using the phone. This is a great product however and I would highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fan...compact yet effective

    Posted
    808user
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    Compact, quiet, and effective in pushing air across a small room. Three stage fan speeds button controls are nice and easy to operate instead of using a dorky dial. The fan does not turn back on like a fan with a hard switch after a power outage or if turned off using a smart outlet.

    I would recommend this to a friend