You might discredit them as too flimsy but there’s a very specific use case for handheld fans and misters: When you’re stuck somewhere without any other way to cool off.
For instance: Outdoors without a breeze, shade or a body of water to jump into. Or, indoors without any circulation, like during a power failure that effectively shuts down your air conditioning and any fan that plugs into the wall.
In these types of situations, this type of battery-operated handheld might even bring you back from the brink of heat stroke or even dehydration.
That said, not all battery-operated fans and misters are dependable; some don’t last long before falling apart.
Tamila McDonald has worked as a Financial Advisor for the military for past 13 years. She has taught Personal Financial classes on every subject from credit, to life insurance, as well as all other aspects of financial management. Mrs. McDonald is an AFCPE Accredited Financial Counselor and has helped her clients to meet their short-term and long-term financial goals.