This thing is quite powerful if you want it to be for as small as it is. Love the multidirectional style. Makes it very easy to adjust and point where you want it. I used it in an apartment next to a B&BW scented candle to spread the scent around (on low, pointed towards ceiling, and at times directly towards livingroom). And this thing really gets the scent circulating fast. Covered up the smoke and pet smell that was in there when I moved in, thank god!! I love it, it's a great item.
This item doesn't really live up to my expectations of a Vornado product, but perhaps I expected too much.
For something designed to sit on a desk, it is quite loud and after less than 6 months of use was wearing out with noticeable noise from the bearings (or some other rattle).
There are better alternatives.
The Vornado® Flippi™ V6 Circulator increases your cool factor with 2 speeds and a quiet breeze! Flip it down to conceal the fan or rotate it up to direct the air where you need it. The V6 Flippi is perfect for your dorm room or desk.