Think of portable fans and what comes to mind? Those that you can hold in your hands? Cute but not entirely functional? I’ve been blessed to have one of such portable fans which can be held in the hand or placed on a stand, is cute and very functional. It’s the So-love N-9 which I love so much but is now used by one of my daughters.
When a friend posted on Facebook that he had bought a portable fan that can be extended to one-metre tall, I was intrigued.
A quick check online saw the fan listed as a Xiaomi cordless remote control foldable stand fan. There’s no Xiaomi branding on it but I guess it could be because it probably looks like something from the China lifestyle device maker.
I read the specs, reviews and price and decided to give it a shot. At S$36.90 (without delivery), I figured it was a low risk bet.
The Qoo10 order arrived the next day and I could see why it was described as a Xiaomi brand. With its all-white body, the fan looks like most Xiaomi devices.
Setting up was easy. No manual was needed. It’s just a case of plug and play. The P9S is about the size of a short stack of dessert plates.
It unfolds easily and can sit nicely on the table or be extended to stand unobstrusively on the floor.
Here are seven reasons why I really like this portable standing fan:
- Practical. With its ability to extend from 41 to 106cm, the fan is so versatile and can be used anywhere in the house or outside. The fan head can be tilted up to 180 degrees.
- Portable. It really lives up to its name. The P9S is so portable that it can fit in a backpack and be brought around and used anywhere.
- Powerful. In most cases, portability comes with a price. The smaller the device, the less powerful it is. But this fan has the right balance of portability and power. It comes with four fan speeds — soft wind, cool wind, strong wind, and natural wind. Admittedly, the fan can be a tad noisy at its most powerful setting.
- Painless. If moving to the fan to adjust settings is a pain, the P9S provides the perfect anesthestic. The bluetooth remote control lets the fan be controlled from up to five metres away.
- Precise. A timer lets you set the duration you want the fan to be on.
- Protective. The fan will deactivate when an object jams the blades, ensuring that no one gets hurt from any accidental poking at the blades.
- Priced right. At S$36.90, the fan is a little pricey when compared with hand-held models but it is better compared with desk and standing fans.
Charging is via a USB-C. It takes about 5.5 hours to be fully charged but can last up to a day of use depending on fan speed.
Perhaps the clincher for me is the ease of cleaning. Just twist the cover and unscrew the fan blade cap and the parts can be easily washed.
The price varies depending on where you order from. From my research, I won’t pay anything above S$40 inclusive of shipping.
After using it for three weeks, I’d recommend it to anyone needing some cool respite for hot and humid days.