I was in need of a personal handheld fan to use for my make-up routine, just to be able to help dry liquid and spray make-up, finishing sprays faster. I ended up getting another fan unit the day before I got this one. They both arrived at the same time and I opened them both to compare. The other unit cost a little more, but right away I could tell that this unit was much much quieter and slightly smaller too, which I LOVE. I don't have a ton of room on my vanity so having something small and compact is ideal. I also love that this one has multiple settings for how strong you want the fan to blow. The other really cool thing about this fan is that is has a detachable clip that you can slide onto the handle with adjustable arms so that you can actually clamp/clip this to the edge of a table, or to a chelf or something that has a ledge if you don't want to just hold on to it! How cool is that!!! The other fan that I got only has a round stand for it to sit in, and it cant sit in the stand if you have the charger cord plugged in to it which is a weird design. I'm so glad that I got this unit, I'm going to definitely be using this one mor ejust because of how silent it is and it's more compact size.