My office at work is the only room in the office space that does not have air conditioning. There are also no windows to open, so it becomes really hot in the summer months. I have about 3 different fans in my office, and the Lasko Platinum Desktop Wind Tower Fan is the perfect one for my desk. There are three different settings, so I typically keep it turned down low so it does not blow the papers off my desk. There is also the option of having the fan oscilate, which I always keep turned on so the entire room stays cooler. I like that there is a bottom and top part of this fan, so you can face one part to the left and one to the right. This basically ensures that you always have some type of breeze blowing on you while you sit at your desk. Since I make a lot of phone calls, I like that this fan is relatively quiet. I don't have to worry about turning it off when I make a phone call. Ease of Use This is very easy to use. You just press the button to turn it on, and click it a second and third time to get it turned to high.