Left at the mercy of a heatwave without the reprieve of the office air conditioning can make you forget why you were so excited to work from home in the first place. Not to mention, not all of us have hundreds of pounds to drop on an air conditioning system to keep us cool. This is where the humble fan comes in. Although a mini fan won’t cool down an entire room, having one on your desk to circulate the air and keep a breeze nearby will make all the difference. Some fans can be obnoxiously loud which would not suffice for a zoom-heavy workday, so we’ve rounded up five whisper-quiet desk fans under £15 to keep you cool during the mini-heatwave.
4.5 stars from 3,293 ratings
This compact desk fan is USB operated, meaning you can just plug it straight into your laptop or desktop and enjoy the breezy benefits.
The copper brushless steel and low noise motor designs negate any excess noise so you won’t have to shout over your fan during work calls.
4.6 stars from 160 ratings
This handheld portable fan can come with you everywhere this summer, or can just perch at your desk to keep you cool during the workday.
The rechargeable battery can last up to ten hours at a time to get you through office hours, and it charges fully within just three hours.
4.5 stars from 529 ratings
Small yet powerful, this fan can keep you cool all day.
The noise of the fan gets as low as 40 decibels with its advanced motor and air duct design, so not only will you be able to work with it nearby, you can pop it into your bedside table while you sleep.
4.6 stars from 562 ratings
Plug this personal fan into your laptop or desktop and enjoy a gentle wind all day long.
The strong airflow and quiet motor keep you cool without being distractingly noisy.
4.2 stars from 510 ratings
Clip this compact and quiet fan onto your desk, a shelf, or any other sturdy surface and enjoy the reprieve of a breeze.
The fan comes with two settings so you can up the ante on warmer days, or slow it down when you only need a gentle output.