The One about the Vornado 460 Compact Whole Room Air Circulator

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As a proud owner of a Vornado 660 Whole Room Air Circulator, I wanted to see how the Vornado 460 Compact Whole Room Air Circulator compares. Especially compared to a similar sized and priced Honeywell Turbo Force Whole Room Air Circulator.

First and foremost, the Vornado 460 is a bit smaller than the 660, moves air up to 70 ft (as opposed to the 660 which is 100 ft). While both have the chrome glide bar for full control of the airflow direction, the 460 has 3 airflow speeds and is switched by a knob versus the 660 which has five buttons on the top (four speed, one to power on and off).

The 460 works perfectly for small office or for the bedroom as it really delivers great air circulation for its size. I feel at its fastest speed, it pumps out better airflow than the Honeywell Turbo Force Whole Room Air Circulator which I use in my work office.

Having used the Vornado 660 for the past few years, it’s still going strong and I would imagine that the Vornado 460 retains the same quality. Personally, I am very pleased because it’s good enough to fit on a desktop or table, or kept on the floor and keeping one cool. In fact, I’m typing my review while this Vornado 460 is circulating my home office.

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A big question for some people is whether or not they should go for the Vornado 660 or the Vornado 460. For the living room, definitely the 660 for its larger size and speed, but it’s important to mention that there is a misconception that one air circulator will make your room super cool. That’s not not going to happen! It helps to circulate airflow but it’s not a replacement for an air conditioner.

If I had to do it all again, knowing now how well the 460 circulates air, if I had only $100 to spend, I would purchase two 460’s versus one 660.

Reason being is that I thought the four-speed would make a big difference, but in the last two years, we only used three of the four speeds of the 660 and I could see myself having a much easier time cooling my living room by having two 460’s pointing on different corners, versus one 660. And getting two 460’s is nearly the same price as getting one 660.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love the Vornado 660, it’s larger and it really has great air circulation, but having used the 460 and for its price, I would get two 460’s if I only wanted to spend $100. I would position two in different areas of the living room and can easily leave one and utilize the other in another room.

Otherwise, if you had $200 to spend, then you can spend and purchase two Vornado 660’s (or four Vornado 460’s).

But overall, I was quite impressed by how well the air circulation was with the smaller Vornado 460. It’s more powerful than the Honeywell Turbo that I have in my office and I like that you can choose white or black versions.

For the price and it’s great air circulation and compact size, the Vornado 460 Compact Whole Room Air Circulator is recommended!


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Dennis A. Amith