Desk fans can help save your career! 😉
The office is ground zero for interpersonal conflict. But the most heated arguments and the coldest shoulders are reserved for fighting over the thermostat. Sally in Accounting is always too hot or too cold. Gerald from IT is constantly fiddling with the control, trying to achieve the perfect temp for everyone in the office, even though that is impossible. Oh, Gerald, will you ever stop trying to please everyone?
Probably best to let everyone control the temp it their own personal cubicles. But until technology evolves to the point where everyone lives in their own motorized bubble with climate control, why not spring for a desk fan for your colleagues? Desk fans are the only gift that will give the chronic complainers some real control over their temperature situation.
If you work in one of those newfangled startups with rows and rows of Macbooks (or you just share space with the other creative types at Starbucks) don’t worry. This list has a USB desk fan that will be perfect for your laptop.
Honeywell’s Turbo Force personal fan is the answer for many people. It is a great size, has 3 speeds and is extremely quiet, given its size. You could even mount it to the cubicle wall.
Looking for a super-cool tower fan like something out of Blade Runner? This Lask twist-top will do the trick. The top piece pivots for essential air circulation. This will get the most oohs and aahs at your Yankee Swap and is on the top of many people’s list of desk fans.
Sometimes, I get super distracted at the office and reach blindly for my coffee, while staring straight at my screen. With the Vornado Zipp, your friend doesn’t have to worry about clipping your fingertips with an excruciating blade mishap. Cloth blades on this desk fan will keep your coworkers’ pincers nice and safe.
Super inexpensive and refreshingly utilitarian, these USB desk fans just plug right into your computer. No crawling around underneath your desk, with an exposed backside, searching for an outlet. That kind of behavior is just trawling for office mockery.
The amazing looking Arctic can plug right into your laptop’s USB port and flex, twist and pivot to give you just the right amount of coolness. It works in a super quiet mode, so making use of it at your local coffee shop is definitely in-bounds.
Lasko’s Air Stik takes ups very little space on a desk. It is 14 inches tall, so it can give your colleague some powerful cool breezes, but it leaves plenty of room for all their other cubicle tchotchkes.
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