Rowenta Turbo Silence Fan – Hearing Is Believing

Rowenta's Turbo Silence Desktop Fan.

Rowenta’s Turbo Silence Tabletop Fan.

This summer was a hot one in the Pacific Northwest where I live.  As I struggled to stay comfortable, I began to research various fans.  I focused my study looking for something quiet and powerful, which would last me a good long time.  Eventually, I decided on the Rowenta Turbo Silence Oscillating Tabletop Fan.  And, after spending the last couple of months using it, I’m very glad that I did.

The Rowenta is a very high quality fan, with a nice weight and heft to it, making it hard to knock over.  The two-piece fan grill has rubberized connectors, so there’s no metal-on-metal rattling or humming.  The five-bladed fan is very well balanced, so there’s no wobbling sounds as the fan speed increases.  Even the knob for selecting the fan speed turns with a satisfying ‘thunk’.  All around, the Rowenta simply oozes quality, and, for between $70-80, it should.

At the lowest speed setting, the Rowenta Turbo Silence generates almost no sound at all, just a low hum from the electric motor.  If you are more than a foot or so from the fan, it is virtually silent.  Of course, as you move up through the fan speeds, it will become louder.  However, even it it’s highest settings, the Rowenta – to my ears – never gets louder than your average box fan on a medium speed setting.  But, hearing-is-believing, so check out the video above.

Amazingly, at the lowest speed setting, the Rowenta’s five-bladed-fan is able to move an impressive amount of air.  I also own the Vornado 6301, which The Sweethome rated as one of the best ‘air-mover fans’ in 2015.  I’d put the Rowenta in the same ballpark.  On some of the warmest nights of this summer, I would use it over-night as I slept and it was a great relief and pleasure.

Rowenta Turbo Silence Tabletop Fan2 

Pros:

  • Very high quality product.
  • Nearly silent at the lowest speed.
  • Quieter than the vast majority of fans at higher speeds as well.
  • Efficient at moving air, throughout the speeds.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • I’m not a fan of the too-bright blue LED illuminated “Turbo” indicator on the base.  Fortunately, that only comes on when the Rowenta is running at the highest speed.

Verdict = Recommended.

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Mike Knotts

Mike Knotts was born in 1968 in a small town in southern Indiana. Even when very young, Mike showed a love for all-things technical and sci-fi. Moving with his family to California in the early 80's, he eventually graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in History. Rather than put that to good use, Mike continued to pursue his passion for technology by working for early, regional ISP's in the mid 1990's. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, where he works as a project manager for an Internet startup. Mike is a co-founder of Geekometry.

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