Review of the Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioner: Why It's the Coolest Fan for Summer

Updated on May 3, 2018
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What's the Madoats Air Conditioner?

The 9.5" Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioner Fan is one of the hottest personal cooling fans on the market.

It functions as both a mini fan and a humidifier with up to three different speed settings, all in a unique, tiny package. This unit was also designed to be portable, and it even has a handle on top that allows for easy carry.

So if you're sick of sweating in your house all day, or you live in hot & humid locations year-round, then this is the perfect fan for you. It'll keep you cool, you'll spend less on electricity, and you'll feel like a million bucks.

But what exactly makes this fan so special? Find out more below.

Madoats Mini Air Conditioning Fan Specifications

Madoats Fan
Parameters
Voltage
DC24V (adapter included)
Power
18W
Power cable length
48.03"
Noise (dB)
58 dB
Water tank capacity
420 mL
Wind speed modes
3 Levels (low, medium, high)
Weight
770 g (27.16 oz.)
Product Size
5.69" x 9.54" x 3.93"
Additional Functions
Water drip tray/humidifier button
Specification information found on Amazon.com

Top 5 Features of the Madoats Mini Fan

There are numerous reasons why you should get a Madoats Mini Fan, but here are the top 5 best features of this product.

  • Portability
  • Easy to Use
  • Three Fan Levels
  • Humidification Feature
  • Water/Drip Tray

Portability

This fan is very small and lightweight primarily due to its plastic build, which admittedly does look a bit cheap, however; don't let its outer appearance fool you.

This device is less than 10" tall and can be carried anywhere with ease unlike a large, heavy A/C unit that you can't drag from place to place. Now granted this device doesn't use coolants to function, but it wasn't meant to, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Easy to Use

Unlike a large A/C device that needs to be bolted down and have tubes connected to it, this air conditioner simply needs to be taken out of its box and get plugged in to work.

If you want more cooling and the humidification effect, then you just have to turn the dial on the back, pour some water/ice in the tray, and close it up. It doesn't get any easier than that, and the whole process will take you a couple minutes to do.

Three Fan Levels

This fan only has two buttons on top, one is to turn on the humidification and the other is to turn on/off both the unit and adjust the fan speeds.

There are three fan levels (low, medium, high), and each can be raised or lowered by tapping on the fan speed button. The only thing that can get annoying is that if you want to set the speed from high to low, the unit will have to turn off first before it goes back to the low setting.

All in all these three levels provide the perfect selection of fan power while keeping the noise levels relatively low (58-62 dB or the sound of normal speech). In fact this device could double as a white noise machine at night while it keeps you cool.

Humidification (Mist) Feature

Unlike most fans that blow out warm or hot air based on the air temperature around it, the Madoats fan has a built in humidifying feature that gives off a mist effect.

This effect not only feels refreshing, but it can cool off the nearby air by up to 15 degrees if you add ice/ice water to the tank. And best of all, this cooling effect can last up to 4 hours if kept at a low fan setting.

So if you want to get a true chill going and want a little more moisture in the air, then pour some ice in the tank, turn on the humidification feature (button below the snowflake), and enjoy that fresh breeze.

Oh and for an added bonus, the Madoats fan will let you know that the water has been depleted when the crossed-out raindrop symbol turns on, so you'll always know when to refill the tank.

Water/Drip Tray

As an extra perk, the Madoats Mini Fan also has a little drip tray on its front side that you can extend outwards.

This tray collects water droplets from the humidifier, and it recycles the water back to the storage tank.

However the biggest benefit of the drip tray is that it keeps surrounding areas like your counter top, your desktop/laptop, and any other fragile material/s free from water. Still, I don't recommend placing this fan too close to electronics in case a drop or two escapes the drip tray.

Those are my 5 favorite features of the Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioner, but there's lots more to like about this fan. I particularly love that you can safely adjust the wind outlet blinds 120° up and down like in other A/C devices.

So yeah there's a lot of things to gush over, but are there any negatives? Read a little further, and I'll tell you.

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The Biggest Cons of the Madoats Fan

I think it's important to list the bad with the good, and there are a few issues that I've come across with this fan.

These are the biggest cons that may turn buyers off:

  • Price
  • Defective Units
  • Cooling May Stop Abruptly
  • Cooling Is Limited

Price

The price on Amazon.com ranges from $45-50, which is arguably a lot for a small fan, and I agree.

I do think the price is a bit high, and I would have preferred to see it in the $35-40 range for what it does. I've mentioned before that the Madoats fan doesn't use a coolant, which means you frequently have to refill the tank for it to function properly.

It's also a mini unit created for one person, which also doesn't justify the current price tag. However the amount isn't so high that I'd consider it a deal breaker, and I think it'll go down in price over time. You can use Camelto track its price on Amazon, and then swoop in when it gets down to your desired range.

Defective Units

If your Madoats fan stops functioning after a few hours (or less), then you likely have purchased a defective unit. The people at Madoats have made it clear that you should only buy this fan if it says "sold by Madoats" as others could be either fake or defective.

However you may have also gotten a defective fan from them too, and if that's the case, then immediately contact either Amazon's customer support center or email them at madoats@outlook.com.

Cooling May Stop Abruptly

If the humidification feature stops working but the fan works fine, then you may have also gotten a defective unit. However I would first make sure the storage tank still has water, and you should try unplugging and plugging in the unit to see if that solves the problem before contacting them.

If you had the fan for over a week and the cooling stops, then I would clean the storage tank with a toothbrush or cup brush, make sure you didn't overflow the tank, and make sure no impurities were added in the tank. Remember you can only add water, small ice cubes, and essential oils into the tank.

  • Do not ever add dry ice into the tank because it could disrupt the humidifying feature.

If you're unsure about the product's warranty, then you should contact the seller to learn more.

Cooling Is Limited

I personally don't consider this to be an issue because I know this is a personal mini fan, but some customers may find the scope of cooling rather limited.

Before you purchase this unit, you have to be aware that it wasn't designed to cool your entire room or home. It was intended to be a single person fan, so do not purchase this if you intend to replace either your central air or large A/C window/stand alone system.

At most this may generously cool off a very small room if the tank is full of ice water and the fan's setting is on high.

If you understand the limitations of this product beforehand, then you should be fine.

So now that you know about this fan's defects, I bet you're asking yourself whether I should purchase one. While I can't tell you what to do, I can offer my personal thoughts about this product.

Should You Buy This Air Conditioner?

Is this fan for me?

Personally I really like this fan. I'm constantly using it when I'm on my laptop or if I want to use my home's A/C a little less to save money.

And that's who I think this fan is for. On the product page, this fan is listed as a personal table top and desktop fan, and that describes it perfectly.

This is the perfect fan if you're doing homework, if you're on your computer, if you're at your work desk, and if you want to save money on electricity. To be honest, you can use it for pretty much anything as long as there's a nearby outlet.

Even your pets will enjoy the cool breeze and misty air this fan blows at them during those long, torrid dog days of summer. Just be careful that it doesn't topple over, and watch out for those water droplets.

So if you're still asking yourself whether this fan is worth it, just think about how and where you can use it, and I think you'll know what to do.

Final Rating

My final rating for the Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioning Fan is 3.7 out of 5 stars.

I've purchased numerous personal fans over the years, but this is one of the best fans I've ever gotten. I love that it's small and lightweight; I love the mist/cooling feature; and I love how simple it is to set up and use.

Other fans just blow hot air, and nobody wants that in the summer. This is one of the few 2-1 fans that actually blows cooler air than the area around it, and one that I can use almost anywhere.

Yeah it can be a bit pricey and it may not be as powerful as some fans, but that's not enough to deter me from recommending this product.

So if you're looking for a personal fan and humidifier that can finally add a real chill to your hot, summer days, then look no further than the 9.5" Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioning Fan.

4 stars for 9.5" Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioning Fan

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      Krzysztof Willman 11 days ago from Parlin, New Jersey

      That's precisely why I've enjoyed it. It doesn't take up a lot of space and it's easy to carry from one room to the next. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, hopefully this product will be a good option for you.

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      Krzysztof Willman 11 days ago from Parlin, New Jersey

      Thank you as always. Yes it doesn't quite have the power to cool off a dorm room as its very self-contained. It may still make a good gift for someone who appreciates something more personal.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 weeks ago from USA

      Initially, I was thinking it might be good for a dorm room gift, but after reading the rest of your article I thought otherwise. Thanks for a thorough review.

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      Mary Norton 3 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      This might just be useful for us in the bunkies as sometimes in the summer, it could be hot. I like it as this is smaller than what we had before.

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      Mary Norton 3 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sometimes, in the summer, it gets hot and so we need fans in the bunkies so this might be a good option. They are much smaller than the first portable we bought.

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