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Every summer it's the same story: the weather heats up and suddenly fans are sold out everywhere. Which is why this year we are planning ahead and preparing ourselves for working indoors in the warmer weather.
While some may prefer full length adjustable fans to keep them cool on a humid summer's night, others are in need of a smaller desk fan to make the 9 to 5 a breeze, quite literally – and we've found just the thing.
Why we rate it
The ANYDAY Handheld and Foldable Desk Fan is compact, which makes it ideal not only for on your desk but also for on the go and travelling too, just pop it in your handbag.
This design is rechargeable and boasts three speed settings, so you can opt for a light waft or faster, more full-on ventilation.
Not only can the fan be handheld, but the handle can fold out to form a stand to prop it up, which makes it easy to use when at a table or desk.
To charge, all you have to do is insert the charging cable into a standard USB port, and you can use the fan while charging, or juice up the battery ready to keep in your bag for when you start to overheat.
It will operate for approximately nine hours on a low speed or four hours on a high speed.
The fan comes in four colours, white, steel, magenta and olive, and costs just £12 on John Lewis.
As the weather warms up it appears the gadget is already is high demand, as the magenta hue has already sold out.
What the reviews say
The ANYDAY Handheld and Foldable Desk Fan has received over 300 reviews from shoppers, with 45 sold in the last 24 hours.
"This has got to be the best handheld fan I've ever had."
"If you need an instant cooler by your side, don't hesitate to buy. It is literally one of the best things I have ever bought."
"We have all used those small fans before that you get on holiday that just devour batteries and feel like someone is blowing softly on you. Well, this is considerably more powerful and not only that, the battery lasts for several hours even on the highest setting. The fan is everything you want in a portable fan. Powerful, long-lasting and lightweight."
"These little fans are surprisingly powerful and yet not at all noisy. They are really neat, in that they fit in a bag, they're not heavy, they can be used handheld or freestanding, the jet direction is adjustable - and they're rechargeable too - what's not to love!"
"I already have one of these fans in grey and it's so efficient and reliable I decided to buy another, in white, as a spare. The battery life is excellent and just as cooling as my 18" pedestal fan... but quieter. I carry it with me in my handbag on hot days as I suffer from overheating and it's perfect for waiting rooms or public transport where escape isn't an option."
Buy it: ANYDAY Handheld and Foldable Desk Fan | £12 from John Lewis & Partners
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