I have always, well for quite some time looked around for USB fans, I have found some at Walmart, online, and other places. Every single fan that I have bought was a piece of trash. I remember buying this 7 inch fan for my laptop, and after no more than 10 uses for less than 20 minutes each, there was a bad shortage in the cord. I don't care how much the product is, I take good care of everything that I own. I just don't understand why these companies use the cheapest materials, why can't they just go premium. People will be more happy with their products, I know I would be. I have had several USB fans, and all of them have burned out within less than month. All I want is a little air for my nice chocolate face.