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My Foldaway Fan is a round, white fan with a telescopic stand and a circular base that's been made for portability and both indoor or outdoor use. It's specified that the fan has a rechargeable lithium battery, three different speeds to choose from, and a maximum height of 40 inches. Plus, it's been designed to fold up when you're not using it, so it won't take up as much space in your home, office or vehicle as it would at its full size.

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Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of My Foldaway Fan is $39.98 and the shipping is FREE!

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How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Fold Fan Open

    When you want to begin using this fan, you'll have to unfold it if it hasn't been unfolded already. Once you unfold it, you'll see three main parts: the circular part that will blow air, a fairly slim stem, and a circular base. Before you do anything else with the fan, make sure it's balanced on its base on a flat surface, such as a table or the floor.

  2. Adjust Height (optional)

    In most cases, unless you're fine with the fan being as short as possible, you'll need to gently pull upward on its stem to extend its height. You'll be able to extend the stem so that the entire fan reaches almost four feet (40 inches, to be exact) in height, but you may want to keep it at a more moderate level. It all depends on the size of the area you want to cool down, and whether you'll be sitting, standing or reclining. To make the fan shorter again, simply push down on the stem in a gentle manner.

  3. Choose Fan Speed

    Once you've got your fan at an ideal height, you'll be able to choose the fan speed you'd like to use. This will depend on how much cooling off you actually need. The fan will be whisper-quiet at any speed, but you should keep in mind that running it at a higher speed could cause papers and other lightweight items to blow around. Press the button on the base that's closest to the stem to turn the fan on, and work up to one of the higher speeds by pressing one of the other two buttons, if needed.

  4. Turn Off the Fan

    When you're done using your fan for a while, you should turn it off by pressing the button that's closest to the stem again. This will help you conserve its battery's power. You can leave the fan sitting where it is, but to save space and keep it safe from damage, you may want to fold it up and store it in a drawer or cupboard.

Features

  • White

    My Foldaway Fan comes in basic white, a shade that most people find at least tolerable, and one that looks good in a wide variety of rooms or spaces.

  • Cordless

    Due to the fact that this type of fan is battery-powered, you won't need to plug it into an electrical outlet in order to use it. Not only will you be able to avoid dragging around an extension cord along with the fan, but you'll also be able to use the fan in places without electrical outlets. In fact, you'll even be able to use it almost anywhere outdoors, which may benefit you on days when there's almost no breeze.

  • Rechargeable Battery

    The lithium battery that's built into each of these fans is rechargeable, and you'll receive a USB cable with each fan for charging purposes. After you recharge the battery by plugging it into a USB-compatible digital device, such as a computer, a full charge will last through up to 10 hours of fan use.

  • Lightweight

    Since you can use this type of fan in such a wide variety of places, you can expect that you may be carrying it around your home (or another location) by hand. It may come as a relief, then, that each one of these fans weighs less than two pounds. Even a child will likely be able to carry one without struggling.

  • Sturdy Base

    Fans with flimsy bases tend to fall over, which makes them virtually useless when it comes to blowing air, and could also cause them to damage other objects in the area. It's unlikely that My Foldaway Fan will fall over, though, due to its sturdy circular base that resembles a large plastic cake plate.

Positive Points

  • Can Cool Large Rooms

    Some compact fans are only capable of cooling the immediate area around a person, with their air extending only a few feet in any direction. However, despite the fact that it can take a fairly small form when the stem is pushed down, My Foldaway Fan is capable of blowing air across fairly large rooms. Therefore, aside from a bedroom, a bathroom, or a small office, you may want to use one in a family room at home or a boardroom at work.

  • Unlikely to Disturb People

    When you turn some fans on, especially powerful ones, the noise of the air blowing out of them might immediately begin disturbing you and others in your environment. The noise may be so annoying that you decide that being hot is a better alternative to turning a certain fan on. Fortunately, My Foldaway Fan has been designed to be whisper-quiet as it emits air, so it likely won't disturb people who are reading, typing or doing some other quiet activity.

  • May Help You Sleep

    If you don't have air conditioning, or can't afford to run it at a high level, you may find it difficult to sleep on hot summer nights. In those cases, My Foldaway Fan can help you out by filling your room with cool air so you don't have to crank up an AC system or deal with waking up due to overheating. If you've got multiple bedrooms in your home, you might even choose to get multiple fans, which you can use in other rooms during the day and in the bedrooms at night.

Negative Points

  • USB Access Required

    In order to charge your portable fan, you'll need access to a USB-compatible digital device that you can plug the charging cable into (while the other end is plugged into your fan). There's no other way to charge this type of fan, as no wall adapter is included with each one. As a result, if your computer is broken or you don't have it with you for some reason, you may lose the ability to charge your fan.

Critical Advice

This fan is powerful, regardless of the height setting you choose, but to blow as much air through a large room or area as possible, it's best to extend the stem to its maximum height. If the fan's positioned at a lower height, the air may direct itself mainly at people's feet, which won't be very useful when it comes to cooling off bodies or the majority of the room.

Wise Advice

Do not buy My Foldaway Fan online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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Do not buy My Foldaway Fan online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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Posted: 13 Jul 2020 Missy Luevano - (Morton, MN)

I'd like my money back have yet to receive a status update on my order I order June 26th and no update no tracking number my money through on my card.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2020 Candice - (Queens, NY)

SCAMMMM

I purchased this fan just the basic package. To then see I’ve been charged an additional 54 dollars which rounded me to 100 and change for an item I calculated only to be about 40 bucks with tax.

If you call no one picks up! (red flag )

I have called several times! Several!
not one person picks up I stayed on the phone waiting for 1hr 46 min.

Terrible! Do not purchase from this company! It’s a fraud.

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Posted: 10 Jul 2020 Adrienne Cadway - (Jackson, TN)

SCAM!

15 minutes ago I placed an order for the 2 fans “special”. When I got my order confirmation, I noticed that I was charged for 3 fans, not the 2! I immediately called the # on the site tel:866-274-2797. It rang a long time then someone picked up then hung up. This happened 3 times. Realizing this is a scam company, I called my bank and filed a dispute. In addition, I will be reporting this company to the BBB. Don’t order from this company or you’ll have to go thru the same.

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Posted: 08 Jul 2020 Donna M Miles Baldwin - (Detroit, MI)

Very Disappointed Customer

I received all of the 3 fans in an very reasonable time frame. From the second day of using the fans, the USB connector to the fan will not stay in. The fans will not charge unless I wrap the cord around the base of the fan while it's plugged in. I find that unacceptable and should be replaced. Every time I call the customer service number, someone or something answers the phone and hangs up immediately. Gonna get in touch with Channel 2 hall of shame and other news stations if I don't get a hold of them within a couple of days.

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Posted: 08 Jul 2020 Corina Henderson - (Magna, UT)

This is in reply to lady playing the racism card for lack of colored people being represented in the commercials. Go to the official bell and Howell foldable fan website. Here you will find an entire family of color sitting on the couch enjoying their foldable fan. Now you need a different reason to complain.

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Posted: 08 Jul 2020 Corina Henderson - (Magna, UT)

I ordered 1 but got a second 1 for a small amount more. It took a few weeks but they did arrive. So far they work great. They run for quite a while on a charge, and you can run them while charging them. My payment was broken down into 2 payments. They took the 1st one when I ordered them. The second payment they actually took twice. After sending an email saying they couldn't get authorization from the bank. Any problems I have with this product isn't the product itself. It's the company selling the product.

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Posted: 10 Jul 2020 Adrienne Cadway

I ordered the 2 fans “special” and was charged for 3! I immediately called the # provided for the company and someone picked up then hung up. I immediately called my bank and told them not to accept the charge. This is a scam company. I suggest that you don’t order from them.

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Posted: 07 Jul 2020 Barbara Grant - (Freeport, NY)

Company Will not Answer My Calls

I ordered from this company and called to find out the Status. The Phone number, They have to call them for Customer Service, 1-866-274-2797, The person who answers keeps hanging up and will not respond. What type of Service is this company providing to their Customers.

Is this some sought of a Scam?

This is unacceptable! Very disappointed and They are using the Bell & Howell Name, which is a Disgrace!

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Posted: 29 Jun 2020 Karen Woods - (Burbank, CA)

There is no Customer Service

I, too, ordered the fan thinking I was going to get 2 fans for the special price but was billed just under $120.00 for 3 fans. So, I called to cancel the order but the man who answered at 800-655-8853 said I needed to call the number on the email (866-274-2797). Of course, as we have ALL discovered - the receiver is picked up and then immediately hung up.
So I called the credit card company to cancel, and I too will have to dispute the charge. Or change my credit card number. This is so poor.
Good luck to all.

If anyone has a way to contact the company please respond and let me know. Thank you!

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Posted: 26 Jun 2020 Julie A Shultz - (Ashby, MA)

Dissapointed

Ordered 2 the order came to be 3. The first day using 2 out of the three after a full charge it will not keep a charge even on the charger. Love the fan but not fan because it will not keep a charge even while plugged in. Trying to figure out how to return them! Not worth it. I will be calling solve it 7 if I don't get a call back from the company. I am out $120.00 for three fans that won't work after a few hours even while on the usb charger.

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Posted: 08 Jul 2020 Donna M Miles Baldwin

I have had the same issue from the second day that I received all 3 of my fans. The charging cord will not stay in the charging port for nothing. I can't even charge 2 of the 3 fans. Every time I call the number, someo as well. Ne or something lets it ring once and hangs up. I'm also out of the $120. I will go to the hall of shame and channels 4, 7, and any other I have to go to.

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Posted: 24 Jun 2020 Mary Harrison - (Stafford, VA)

Commercial

I just saw a TV commercial on this product. While I am interested in the product, I was very disappointed not to see, unless I blinked, a single minority or person of color in the ad. People of color get hot and like to use fans, too. Of the many people chosen to showcase this fan, did it not even occur to you that you neglected the representation of a significant number of people who might be interested in purchasing your item? That is, in part, what we refer to when we say that racism in this country is systemic.

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Posted: 25 Jun 2020 Francene Misiaszek

Always the race card used too often! Look at people with eyes closed! As for a product people are interested in it not the person showing it! Too much more terrible things in the world going on to worry about race! All people should be judged as humans. We all bleed the same! God bless us all!

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Posted: 27 Jun 2020 Pam

Absolutely. I am getting soooooo goddam sick of this. It is a fan. Not a social statement.

Posted: 03 Jul 2020 Really fed up

Unless you are a person of color or you know, actually humane and kind, you can't understand the fear that a black or other person of color undergoes with cops and the every day microaggressions towards you, if not blatant racism. Stay in your lane and only speak to your personal knowledge base.

Posted: 09 Jul 2020 April K AKA Spooky in CLE

Yes, the race card is too often laid out on the table because black people are too often treated as suspicious and up to no good. White people be like clutch your purses close, don't drive through "that" neighborhood, uh oh we gotta move cuz the blacks are moving into our neighborhood and the whole place is gonna go to shit. You know y'all have either thought it, said it or heard it. I agree with Really fed up. White people who live in white areas can't comprehend the problem adequately and should stop telling black people there is no systemic racism. As a white woman who has been one of only a few whites living in a black neighborhood, I have, more than once, been asked what a girl like me is doing in a place like this. I have been pulled over for driving while white in a black area and asked 'where's the heroine?' before having my car searched. I have also lived in a totally white area and have heard what hatred comes out of racists mouths, including cops. So, white people, speak to your own experiences and stop speaking about black people's life experiences and telling them they're wrong.

Posted: 27 Jun 2020 Ed Johnson

You must be the biggest idiotic moron ever in the multiverse!

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Posted: 11 Jul 2020 cal lav

AMEN Ed boo hoo poor little girl.

Posted: 03 Jul 2020 Shawna Parks

For crying out loud, I am beyond sick of hearing about imaginary "systemic racism" What the he'll does a commercial for a fan have to do with a person's race. Grow up! You, social justice morons, are really getting tiresome. Racism would totally die out if people would stop focusing on race.

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Posted: 08 Jul 2020 anon

You, shawna, are part of the issue. You believe systematic racism is imaginary when it, in fact, is VERY much real just as your ignorance is. I’d hate to be the bearer of bad news but unfortunately racism won’t die out because of people like you, ones who sit here and THINK things such as systematic racism doesn’t exist. Anyway, have a good one: ).

Posted: 05 Jul 2020 Cynthia J Ezzard

So this company needs to represent every nationality in the world in it's ads? ALL LIVES MATTER! Not just BLM!

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Posted: 08 Jul 2020 anon

“all lives matter” is a contradictory statement cynthia: ) if that statement you so proudly exclaim we're true, minorities, especially black folks, wouldn’t have to live in fear every day of their lives. Racism and hatred wouldn’t be as prevalent as it is now. If it were a true statement, EVERYONE would be treated with love, respect and welcomed WITHOUT being judged simply because of the color of their skin, the way they dress, their culture or the language they speak. Not to mention, NO ONE is saying that ONLY black lives matter. We’re simply saying BLACK lives matter at this moment because of the things they continuously face every day. So instead of using ignorance, maybe realize the constant oppression, fear, hatred and torture minorities and the black community face. All lives can’t matter until black lives matter. Have a good day: ).

Posted: 11 Jul 2020 Jim Smith

Get over it, there are people of color in the commercial. White is also a color in case you didn't know. Get over your racism.

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Posted: 23 Jun 2020 Phillip Lawson - (Cairo, GA)

I ordered two fans and have not received.

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Posted: 22 Jun 2020 Mike - (Pomona, CA)

Flow Rate

What is the cfm rating?

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Posted: 12 Jun 2020 Deborah Harford - (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fold Away Fan

What is the diameter of the fan itself?

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Posted: 09 Jun 2020 Linda - (Knoxville, TN)

Bellhowell Fold Away Fan

‼WARNING‼ very possible a scam. Ordered 2 but they process 3. Called 50+ times only for them to answer and immediately hang up No ability to contact via email either. I have a dispute with the credit card company and will be reporting to BBB.

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Posted: 15 Jun 2020 JT

I am having the same issue. Wanted to order 2 but they showed 3. When I call, the phone number is disconnected.

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Posted: 05 Jun 2020 Paul Lambert - (Lemon Grove, CA)

Pleasantly Surprised with Performance and Quality

I really am incredibly happy with this fan. My order just arrived today. I was able to order 2 with a small added fee but the full price for two came to only $0.61 more than I see it advertised today (I got free shipping and I don't see that option nor do I see the 2nd one for $7.95 option either). It did take about a month and a half to get to me, but I ordered it just after everything shut down due to COVID-19 and I'm sure that had something to do with it. It is impossible to contact the company. I tried calling but it just rang and the call ended over and over and sending them email messages also did no good. That said, now that they're finally here they seem lightweight yet feel fairly sturdy. I charged them both and ran one of them until it ran out of juice. I'm pretty sure I had it fully charged and on high it lasted about 2 hours 15 mins. It says it lasts for 10 hours (I'm sure that's on low). You can also run it while attached to a USB wall charger or portable power cell. The front grill can be removed to clean the fan (that's wonderful all on its own). As a desk fan, the lowest height is about 12". The fully extended height is 40" In the photos, the tape measure isn't fully extended. I realized just before I took the photo that the fan wasn't all the way extended so I fixed it, but forgot to adjust the tape. It is a full 40" (the length of the tape measure housing is 2 3/4"). I also show in the photos the range of motion of the fan head. It pushes a fair amount of air. I plan to use it when I go to various job sites. It will easily fit in a backpack to take with me. My only concern is that the adjustability of the fan head is just a pressure fit. I suspect that over time that joint will become worn and lose and I'm not sure it will stay put. But only time will tell.

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