Available in 4 different color options. An affordable, compact heater that offers energy-efficient operation. It's small, but provides plenty of heat. Isn't very loud and the casing of the ceramic heater doesn't get hot to the touch. Warms up rapidly, and features overheat protection.
Heat doesn't travel very far, so you'll need to have it close to provide warmth. No tip-over safety feature.
Provides plenty of warmth despite its small size. Device is fairly quiet. Features tipping and overheating protection for your safety. It's also energy-efficient and very easy to transport thanks to its miniature design. Nice budget pricing.
Handful of users complained of an unpleasant burning plastic smell upon first use. Though the heater says it features a cool-to-touch exterior, some report that it gets quite hot.
Three options in size – 600, 950, or 1,200 watts. Safety features include: overheat and tip-over protection. Heats up rapidly (2 secs) and provides plenty of warmth. Runs quietly. 90º oscillation option. Simple touch on and off.
Reports of lemons or of units no longer working after only a few uses.
Multiple settings allow users to select between different wattage modes to adjust amount of heat projected. There's also a handy fan mode for when the office gets a bit too warm. Has a safety feature to prevent overheating and has a handle for transport. Oscillation mode helps distribute heat.
Tip-over protection sensor is low-quality. A little louder than other models.
Streamlined aesthetic is paired with a positive temperature coefficient ceramic heating element for fast results. Shuts off immediately if it happens to tip over. There's an option to have the fan oscillate and the heater runs fairly quietly (no louder than 45 decibels). It's lightweight, so it's easy to move from room to room.
Single setting offers no option for low heat or cooling fan.
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Desktop heaters are compact versions of regular space heaters designed to warm up the surrounding area. Their small size makes them perfect for your desktop or living room side table. If your heating bills are high and you don't want to turn up the thermostat for your entire living space, an energy-efficient mini space heater can help you save money by providing warmth right where it's needed. Look for important safety features such as a tip-over switch and overheat protection. Although they're less powerful than run-of-the-mill heaters, they should still be used with caution.
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