Pricey but Worth It
Have had this unit for years now and with regular cleaning (dusting off blades and grill), it works just as new. Designed to circulate all the air in the room/space, it does take a bit of time (maybe 20 minutes) to make a noticeable difference compared to having a conventional pedestal fan pointed directly at you. It has three speed settings, the highest being on the loud side. Having it on the middle setting is comfortable with a very light hum and very good output. Living in Queensland, I use it for the most part of every day and night instea...d of switching on the A/C. If the A/C is turned on in the living room (the only A/C unit in the house), we set the Vornado up to circulate the cool air and it works great. Recommended if you're willing to pay a little extra for a fan that'll last.
Purchased in July 2015 at Harvey Norman for $118.00.
This is not a fan but an air circulator. It will cool but you need to be within its range as it doesn't oscillate
The fan has high velocity power compared to a cheap pedestal fan but the air is pushed in one direction. The idea is to use it with an airconditioner to push the cold air around. As a fan it works as a cool breeze or more powerful airflow unit but the higher the speed (1-3) the noisier due to being hi velocity by design like an aeroplane engine (its designers were from this segment). Its concept is to push the airflow to the walls where the air will bounce off and circulate (see video on Vornado). It does need to be on early to beat the heat ...and it needs to be pointed at you if being used as a fan. It is on a stable base and is expensive for what it is but you are paying for the turbo aeroplane engine style design which pushes the air forward in the vented direction.
Purchased in January 2019 at The Good Guys for $128.00.
Does the job
Awesome air circulator. Does the job in my son's room. Its noisy if you put the settings or 2 and 3. All in all glad I bought this brand. Will be purchasing a bigger one soon. Easy to move around to different areas of the house. Wish it came in different colors.
Powerful but loud
Nice small size and great airflow but it's very noisy at the II & III settings. The lowest setting is good for sleeping on cooler summer nights but most nights in summer I put it on II. Fine for sleeping, but might be a bit loud for some. It's designed to circulate air in a small-medium size room, not necessarily directly blowing on you, so keep that in mind. It works well for both purposes, but the floor height can be a bit limiting.
A little expensive but good summer investment
I moved to Sydney in the peak of Summer and my $29 fan wasn't enough. Decided to buy the Vornado and it really did a good job in circulating air in my bedroom. I only have a tiny window and it usually gets stuffy and humid, but the vornado did a good job in keeping the room cool. It seems loud at first but liveable.
Good to use
It is good to use and small size . It can fit anywhere you want to put it . The fan speed also strong compare normally fan . Price is reasonable however , i still like more silence fan . When you sleeping , of course prefer quiet and comfortable .
Good but expensive fan
I bought this fan for my mother as a Christmas gift as she needed a fan, it is very compact like a desk top fan but very powerful as it can blow a long way from one end of the room to the other end. Level 3 is noisy though so she doesn't use that level, but she likes how small it is. It only tilts up and down and not sideways, so some effort needs to be put in to set it up and point to the right direction before walking away.
Powerful Small Fan to cool a room
Bought it during the heat wave in Melbourne 2 weeks ago, it saved our hot steamy night. It serve the purpose to cool the room and it's not too noisy unlike some other brands. It sit perfectly on the side or small table. Apart from that, the outside frame has quite a small gap between the holes to prevent my young kids to put their fingers inside. Happy customer.
Small but effective
I got the 633 for the bedroom and 533 for the lounge room. Quite small but seems to be able to circulate the air in the lounge room and cool it down. But it was quite expensive at $76 after discount. It doesn't blow from side to side, you have to point it to where you are sitting to feel the breeze.
Great little jet
Trusted worldwide reviews of this little gem and took the first plunge in buying Vornado 533 about 6years ago. Still going strong. It suits the need for bedroom use and you are able to feel the breeze circulating. Agreed with most people it could be quite loud for higher settings. It is very efficient in directing a huge volume of air into its small vortex thus the loud noise. The noise is not due to the motor but the propelled air circulating through the blades. We are used to white noise during sleep and would not mind the noise. Follow the i...nstructions on directing the air circulator and this little jet engine actually works. Since then we got more Vornado air circulator- the pedestal model 783 for the living room and model 660 for the master bedroom. Had an performance issue with the pedestal model 783 after reaching the fifth year. The customer service is excellent and special thanks to Karen to resolve it despite this model has been discontinued. You spend a bit more for a reliable product and most importantly you buy from a company with great customer service.
Good for a small bedroom
This my first time trying an Air Circulation item.
I have a small bedroom and I do feel the benefits of the vornado's claims of air moving around the room. I have noticed the cooler room temps and not having to have the A/C on all night.
Bit expensive to be purchased in Australia compared to US prices.
Not going to be using the highest setting 3, since it just becomes overly loud,
Good purchase would definitely look into getting the larger 633 model.
Great compact fan
This is our second Vornado after purchasing the larger Vornado 660.
- Circulate air to lower temperature in short period of time which is sufficient for standard size bedroom
- Relatively small footprint on desk
- 5 years warranty
- Could be noisy at highest setting
- Australian importer charges very high premium compared to the US counterpart (check US prices) ...
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.
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
|Number of Speed Settings||3|
|Cord Length||1.8 m|
|Dimensions||287 x 245 x 178 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black or White|
|Blade Diameter||182 mm|
- GTIN13: 0043765008577
- GTIN12: 043765005576 and 043765008584
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