Acerpure Cozy Air Circulator fan review

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8.5Expert Score
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The Acerpure Cozy Air Circulator Fan’s ability to change between desktop and pedestal fan is its great, but its the power it delivers that makes it a good option.

Design
8.5
Performance
8.5
Pros
  • Adjustable stand
  • Easier to clean than it looks
  • Powerful air speed
Cons
  • 16 fan settings is too many
  • No control over vertical oscillation
  • Pedestal mode seems a little short

Acer’s fairly new to the appliance space in Australia, but it’s off to a strong start. Its Pro Vero air purifier is a good (albeit pricey) option and the company has plans to expand the range later this year.

But fans aren’t complicated appliances. They spin a blade around pretty fast to help circulate air. Some even oscillate, moving up and down and side to side to help maximise that airflow.

So I was somewhat surprised at the versatility of the Acerpure Cozy Air Circulator fan. Yes, it’s just a fan. Yes, it spins a blade around pretty fast to circulate air, while oscillating up and down and side to side. 

But with its striking design and adjustable stand height, it can easily make the transition between a pedestal and a desktop fan.

It’s probably a bit on the pricey side for what you get, but if you’re after a safely designed fan that can easily transition around your home, this will do the job.

A look at the handle and back of the Acerpure Cozy.

Design

The best thing about the Cozy is that it has an adjustable stand. 

It’s not adjustable in the sense that you can loosen a nut and move an internal pole up or down. It’s a section of the stand that can be added or removed to set the fan for desktop or pedestal mode. 

As a desktop fan, it stands 54 cm high, while in pedestal mode, the fan only stands 86 cm tall. 

Visually, my first impression was that it looks a little short. But over time I came to appreciate its limited height — fans are ugly to look at the best of times. By standing a bit shorter, the Acerpure Cozy draws less attention to itself.

And the oscillation helps spread the airflow well.

The fan component of the Cozy Air Circulator is pretty bulky. You can clearly see that there’s a fan inside the plastic body, with the pedestal connection buried inside. 

There may be some fancy engineering reason for the design, like improved air movement. But the first thing my wife said to me when I unboxed it was, “that looks like a nightmare to clean”.

She’s right, of course. It does look like a nightmare to clean. But thankfully, it’s easier in practice, as you only need to remove a single screw to pull the fan apart to clean it.

There’s also an integrated handle in the connection part, so you can easily carry the fan around your home.

The base of the Acerpure Cozy fan

Specs and other features

Sitting firmly in the overkill department, the Acerpure Cozy offers 16 different fan speed settings. While I appreciated the ability to adjust at an incremental level, 16 is just a weird number of speeds to offer.

Cranking it up high, though, the fan can push air to distances of up to 25 metres. That’s more than I was able to test in my home, but it was certainly powerful enough to move air around my 3 bedroom home.

Part of that is the oscillation, which goes far beyond any other fan I have used. The fan can rotate 90 degrees vertically, to the point it’s blowing air straight up. 

I’m not sure what the use case for that is, but when it’s oscillating both horizontally and vertically, you get a good amount of circulation.

While you get three levels of horizontal oscillation control (30º, 60º and 90º), that same control is not available for the vertical movement.

The fan comes with a remote, which magnetically attaches to the top of the fan, and there are some controls on the base of the stand as well.

Finally, an LED display panel sits in the main fan’s stand component, showing what setting is being used, fan speed and more information.

The Acerpure Cozy fan in pedestal mode

Performance

The Acerpure Cozy blows air, and it blows air pretty well. 

On the lower speed settings, it’s also remarkably quiet. Sure, when you crank it up to 16 it sounds kind of similar to an aircraft getting ready to take off, but any fan cranked to 16 would.

What I found while testing is that popping it on vertical and horizontal oscillation on about a 5 or 6 setting did a solid job of circulating the air around my home.

I have a split system air conditioner down one end, but it’s a narrow passage to the living area of the house, which tends to stay quite warm in hot weather. While I was testing in autumn when it’s not overly hot, on the few days we needed it pumping it helped move the air.

There are three main modes for the fan: Eco, Sleep and Turbo. While Turbo cranks it to 16 and blasts air with power, Eco mode adjusts the fan speed based on the temperature. Sleep mode turns off the lights and drops the speed right down.

The other factor I wanted to call out here is just how easy it is to swap between pedestal and desktop mode. 

There’s a button on the back of the extender, and one on the underside of the base. A simple press of these buttons let you easily pull the fan apart.

The base also features a retractable slot on the back to store the stand when in desktop mode.

It’s ugly as sin with the extension pole sitting at the back, but at least you won’t lose it.

Close up of the fan oscillating

Verdict

This fan does everything you need it to do: Blow air.

But it’s Aldo reasonably stylish and intelligently made so you can move it around your home easily, and switch between a pedestal and a desktop fan when required.

The Cozy is a bit short in pedestal mode, and the lack of vertical nuance is frustrating. 

It’s maybe a tad expensive, but looks to be on par with pedestal fans on sale at Bunnings. It may cost more than something from Kmart, but it also performs considerably better.

Buy the Acerpure Cozy online

The Acerpure Cozy is available to buy from Acer’s online store and Bing Lee.

Product disclosure

Acer supplied the product for this review.

Author

  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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