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My Foldaway Fan

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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!

This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page which was taken offline due to My Foldaway Fan being discontinued. My Foldaway Fan may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page which was taken offline due to My Foldaway Fan being discontinued. My Foldaway Fan may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

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.

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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Posted: 03 Sep 2021 larry canady - (Walterboro, SC)

If you are stupid. You will buy this?

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Posted: 18 Aug 2021 M Richard - (Montreal, QC)

1 Month

Been a month. Lol, the fan broke off the base what a joke. Glued it back in place! The battery keeps flickering. Junk and waste of money.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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Posted: 10 Aug 2021 Roc - (New York, NY)

Lasts 10-Hours - False Advertising

Bought this fan, fully charged it & tested it on LOW setting. It lasted 5 hrs-40 minutes! Can you imagine if I had it on Medium or High setting how long it'd last? False advertising on "Lasts 10 Hours". I Will return, very disappointing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Posted: 02 Aug 2021 Marie - (Warminster, PA)

False Advertisement

The commercials show the fan being used outdoors in many scenes. However, point number 8 under the safeguards ( listed with the instructions) states “DO NOT USE” outside with the “DO NOT “ capitalized to emphasize the point. I wrote to the company on July 5, 2021, and have yet to receive a response. I specifically bought the fan for outside use and feel this is a false advertisement. I am very disappointed with my purchase.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2021 Rosati - (Blackwood, NJ)

Bought at Walmart Last Yr

Used all last yr from may until Oct. Packed away. Using again this summer,2021 paid $20 in no.

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Posted: 23 Jul 2021 William Anthony - (Arlington, TX)

USB Charging Problem

The USB charging jack is not very strong. It broke away from the circuit board in the base & would not charge anymore. We contacted customer service #866-274-2797 on their website to try to get a new circuit board to repair this $40+ fan. "No parts available" was all they told me. Thus making this fan crap. It lasted about 6 months.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Posted: 22 Aug 2021 Judi

Used this fan maybe two months and now it won’t charge. What a waste of money! Can’t believe Amazon is selling it.

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Posted: 18 Jun 2021 LEON ROBINSON - (Chicago, IL)

Good Airflow Where Needed

I have been using My Foldaway Fan and it is very beneficial. Where I need air it accommodates but the only thing I hoped it could do was oscillate. Nevertheless, it's very useful while fishing or just sitting on the deck reading a book or anywhere for that matter.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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Posted: 26 Apr 2021 J Snow - (Kansas City, MO)

Buy It

I read up on it, different places to buy. WALMART has it, $20.00.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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Posted: 21 Oct 2020 Kandice McGary - (Houston, TX)

Don't Buy

This fan is not worth 10.00. It doesn't blow air hard enough and hard to open and close.

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Posted: 12 Sep 2020 Tracy - (Langley, BC)

My fan Stops and Goes?

I loved this fan for about 2 months but now it only works when it feels like it! Anyone have any ideas what the problem might be?

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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Posted: 23 Jul 2021 William Anthony

The USB jack is poorly attached to the circuit board inside the base & breaks easily, not letting the fan charge anymore. We tried contacting customer service to get repair parts, were told no parts available. Thus making this "nice little fan" crap. Poorly engineering in regards to the essential USB charging jack.

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Posted: 02 Sep 2020 Deanne - (Hollywood, FL)

Fan Keep Arriving

Hi, I ordered (1) fan received (3) and was charged for ALL. We worked out a deal on price & shipping. $107 Fine right. No. A few weeks later I received (2) more fans charged to my bank acct. Which I never ordered. The first time I used PayPal which is connected to my bank account as my form of payment FYI. I just returned the two fans and I’m waiting for a refund of $79 and change.

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Posted: 03 Jul 2021 Jan

Who did you order yours from; myfoldawayfan.com? I just want to make sure I avoid the vendor you used. Thank you.

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Posted: 27 Aug 2020 Tricia - (Bedford, MA)

Ordered 1, got 3?

Ordered 1 fan, got 3 and am charged for 3. Called CustomerStatus.com (cause ya can't do anything on the Web Site. Been on hold for 1/2 hour.

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Posted: 01 Jul 2021 Sharon Fashaw

Hi your company doesn't owe up to their offer.

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Posted: 26 Aug 2020 RONALD W SEWARD - (Mountain View, CA)

Ripe Off

Was charged $181.37 for 3 fans. Only signed up for two at $60.00 WTF.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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Posted: 08 Sep 2020 Susan Gray

I payed for a fan in full and I never got my fan and no way to contact them. I really would like my fan.

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Posted: 07 Jul 2021 Melanie

If you paid by credit or bank card, simply contact them and let them know that you have not received your product and file a dispute. My bank/credit card will refund the money AND do all the legwork! Best wishes!

Posted: 13 Aug 2020 Margaret - (Houston, TX)

Rip Off!

I’m glad I read the reviews before deciding to buy one of this fans. Your company is a Big rip off! I just feel sorry for the ones that got swindled!

15 of 17 people found this review helpful.

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Posted: 03 Aug 2020 April - (Poughkeepsie, NY)

BEWARE! THIS IS A SCAM!

I ordered one of these fans back in June and as of this date August 3rd, I still have not received the product! Forget contacting customer service because they are non-existent! Don't waste your time or money! 😠😠👎👎👎.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2020 Valerie Nicholson - (Apollo, PA)

Still Waiting

Ordered these on June 15th. Today is July 19th. Still do not have the product. Customer status says: Out of Stock. No one answers the phone. Will be disputing this on my card. Do not order from them! Seems like a SCAM.

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Posted: 01 Jul 2021 Sharon Fashaw

Too many baaaaaad reviews I change my mind about the order online maybe home depot but will. Miss out on the double offer! What happens to the commercial? They took it off!

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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.
Missy luevano
missyaluevano20@yahoo.com.

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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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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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: 23 Jul 2021 William Anthony

The USB charging jack is poorly mounted to the circuit board in the base. Our fan only lasted a few months before having the problem with the USB charging jack. Poorly engineered for an essential charging jack. We contacted customer service to have them say "no parts available". Thus making this nice little fan: crap.

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