- Verified purchase
I bought a Vornado 533 recently and though I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first, I’m now pretty satisfied. The Vornado functions as a ‘whole room air circulator’, not as a directional fan. You aim it up into a corner of your room and because of this (and also the design of the blades, etc.), it sets up circulating breezes. For me, it’s great to have a ‘fan’ that doesn’t blow directly on to me because I cannot sleep in these conditions. Mind you, because of the way it functions, the Vornado’s breezes are nowhere near as strong as those of a...directional fan (hence my initial doubts about its effectiveness). And, by the way, if you buy a Vornado expecting that, by some magic, it will do the work of a cooling a/c, well, you will be sorely disappointed. In the end, it is no more than an up-market fan.
Does exactly what it is meant to do!
This is not a fan, but a unit designed to move the air in your room so that it circulates cooler air.... it really does an amazing job, so much better than a fan, as it really moves a lot of air! Works great with airconditioning units by reducing the need to have the aircon run colder tha is really necessary. Do you have lots of still nights?? Then the Vornado is what you need - circulates the air around the room rather than blowing directly onto you, which can make you too cold. We purchased it just at the start of summer and it has been invaluable ever since.
At a price to blow you away
The Vornado 533 is a compact desk top fan. It is quite powerful. It does not oscillate. It relies upon its unique design to circulate air within a room. 3 speeds - 1 is quiet and soft, 2 is powerful, 3 is very forceful but rather noisy. The design is attractive. The product is however SIGNIFICANTLY over-priced, It is $100 more in Australia than its retail price in USA!
Compact size, power, good circulation of air. 5 year warranty which is excellent
Intrusive at top speed. The BIG problem is price - I paid $130, marked price $156 yet the same model retails in the USA for just $54.99. The price is a real joke
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