Fans come in all different shapes and sizes to fit a need, even a niche one. In this case, if your need is a fan that\u2019s portable, easy to carry, but can still pump out good airflow\u2014the Holmes 12 inch Blizzard Fan can be the best fans for the job. It\u2019s compact, has an oversized carry handle and its circulation gets a boost from the grill.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Holmes 12 Inch Blizzard Fan\r\nThe ideal fan to have if portability is a need, thanks to its compact nature. Unlike other box fans, this one has a grill that rotates to increase airflow by 40%.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nWe were most impressed by the fans ability to push out air. For starters, it has 5 fan blades\u2014but that wasn\u2019t the entire story behind its powerful airflow. It has a rotating grill that adds an additional 40% of power. Wherever the Holmes Blizzard Power Fan is pointing is going to get a strong gust of wind. Unfortunately, it doesn\u2019t have a wide area coverage like the Honeywell QuietSet or Lasko T42950 does. It\u2019s focused in one area like the Vornado 660 Large Whole Room Air Circulator Fan.\r\nDesign\r\nEven though the Holmes HAPF624R UC is small in size, it still works beautifully in large rooms. It helps that it has three speed settings, with the third being the strongest airflow. In addition to speed settings, it has sleep and breeze settings, which come in handy at night or when you just want a cool breeze. One issue, however, is the remote controls. The icons used for each setting are difficult to understand without trial and error. It has a large handle along the top for carrying while at the bottom it has a storage place for the power cable.\r\nValue\r\nThe Holmes 12 inch Blizzard Fan did more than what its $40 was asking for. It proved its worth in large and medium-sized rooms, showing that it can run with other fans in its category. The grill was especially helpful as it did well to soften its lack of oscillation\u2014especially pointed towards a central location for the air to spread out. Given its performance and overall portable design, we are happy to give this fan our seal of great value.\r\nHolmes 12 Inch Blizzard Fan Wrap Up\r\nThe Holmes 12 inch Blizzard Fan is no doubt a great fan; in fact, we even suggest picking up another one for improved airflow\u2014just make sure you have the space. It may not oscillate but its better airflow from the grill made up for it. There\u2019s plenty of speed settings to choose from, and its compact body and handle make it easy to move.