When you roast in the Summer urban core without air conditioning or a ceiling fan or any sort of reliable cooling method other than a span fan or a box fan, you need to find a way to cool your human core fast because the threat to heart and health is losing your mind and melting away your senses.
Please meet the vision cured to cool you forever, the Vornado 280SSB Full Size Air Circulator:
Now $80 might sound like a lot to pay for a simple fan — and you’d be right — but the Vornado is no simple fan. It is Vortex. It is a Tornado. A VORnado.
You can cool an entire room with an “indirect natural breeze” by pointing your Vornado
at the wall or ceiling and “bouncing” the breeze off the hard surfaces
and onto your sweltering, sweaty, body.
It’s a delightful feeling and
it doesn’t dry out your nose and eyes like an air conditioner can and
will. You can also push air really hard through a shotgun hallway to
bring in fresh air from one room to another at the other end of the
A Vornado is tinier than it looks and stronger than you
think. The dial allows you to call up any variation of fan speed you
like. I keep mine — all three of my Vornado 280SSB Full Size Air Circulators — maxed out at the highest setting all day and all night long.
For those who care, you can also easily remove the grill to clean the blades because a Vornado is built to last a decade and not just a single hot Summer.
Why buy a new fan every year when you can buy a Vornado once and forget about ever buying another?
A Vornado is not merely a beast.
A Vornado is a beast made to tame humankind.