This is a great fan if you have a workout room. In fact, I first saw the fan at the gym I go to. It has three speeds and can be set to oscillate as well as having a timer function. Finally, it has a remote control which really gets a lot of work at my house as I can turn the fan on or change the speed with the remote without leaving whatever workout machine I am on. It is tall, but it is a very sleek looking fan that could be left out in any room in the house without really taking away from the decor. It is a little more than one might want to spend for a house fan, but you can usually find it at one of the warehouse stores for a decent price. However, even if you have to pay a little more for it, it is well worth the price. And, while this is not an issue in the gym as noise is not an issue, it is a very quite fan, but quieter at the lower speeds than at the higher speeds. Best of all, it does a great job of cooling the room and the people in it. Also it has an easy hand grip allowing you to move it easily.