Standing Ceiling Fans Could Be More Useful Than It Sounds

Could it ever get hot enough to justify this not-so-ceiling fan? Fanimation obviously thinks so, because it has designed this free-standing fan with the aim of raining down a cool breeze on you all day long.

Apparently designed for use on patios (or homes without ceilings) the Torrento is waterproof, so you can leave it out all year round, even if it rains. For around $US1000, you get your choice of almost 50 different styles of blades, from wood, to woven bamboo, to even natural-looking palm leaves. And while it's a little unorthodox as a way to stay cool, it's an easy way to add a ceiling fan to any room if you lack the requisite handyman skills to install the real thing.


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