AmazonBasics Oscillating 3 Speed Tower Fan Review

Today, we’re looking at the AmazonBasics 3-speed oscillating tower fan, a 40-inch cooling device that’s as simple to use as it is simple in appearance. It’s not packing a ton of features that you’d find in more high-end tower fans, but as a budget-friendly option, it definitely does the job. Check out our full review of the AmazonBasics tower fan below.

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3 Modes

The AmazonBasics offers three different fan modes. The first of which is normal fan mode that blows a continuous stream of air at the highest speed the motor can produce.

The second is natural mode that blows intermittently to randomly yet effectively recirculate air. The last is sleep mode that blows about half of the amount of airflow as normal mode for quieter cooling.

3 Speeds

Each fan mode has different strengths depending on how fast the internal fan blades are spinning. The AmazonBasics offers three fan speeds—low, medium, and high—signified by the number of blades shown on the LED display (more on this later).

AmazonBasics does not provide a CFM rating for each speed and mode, so you’ll have to test it out to understand just how much or little air comes blowing out of the grill, but take our word for it: the fan’s highest speed could definitely be stronger.

Amazon Basics Oscillating 3 Speed Tower Fan with...
  • Powerful circulation with oscillating tower
  • Built-in LED control panel
  • Remote control that changes modes, speeds and more

Last update on 2021-11-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Quiet as a Mouse

Even on normal fan mode on third gear, the AmazonBasics hardly produces any noise. At most, its noise output is less than a microwave’s which is actually quite impressive for a tower fan.

At nighttime with sleep mode active, you’ll hardly hear the gentle hum of the AmazonBasics over the chirping sounds of nearby crickets.

Timer Function

Perhaps what is most surprising about the AmazonBasics is that it has an energy-saving timer. The timer can be programmed to up to seven hours at one-hour increments. After the time has expired, the AmazonBasics will turn off and await further instructions.

Nothing too fancy, but it’s a feature we’re glad the fan has.

Built-in LED Controls

On top of the AmazonBasics is a LED control panel with all of the buttons needed to power on/off and switch between fan speeds.

There’s nothing too impressive about the digital controls, and we’ve found that it takes quite a bit of effort for the fan to register whether you’ve pressed on a button. It’s not the end of the world since it has its own remote control (AAA batteries for the RC not included).

Oscillating Feature

As you can correctly guess from the title of this page, the AmazonBasics is an oscillating tower fan. You’ll find a button on the control panel and remote control that activates the oscillating feature.

Some users have reported that their AmazonBasics squeaks when the oscillating feature is activated. We haven’t come across this issue before, but spraying the base with some sort of lubricant should do the trick.

Simple Design

As is typical of any tower fan, the AmazonBasics is tall, slim, and nearly made entirely of plastic. It’s not much of a looker, but its neutral black matte finish is far from being a sight for sore eyes.

On the front of the AmazonBasics is a plastic grill that runs vertically to make cleaning a breeze. A single swipe with a moist cloth from top to bottom will remove all of the lint and dust trapped in the grill.

Wobbly Base

No matter how well you assemble the AmazonBasics, when pressing the buttons on the LED control panel, the unit will wobble back and forth. We’ve tried tightening the screw nut that connects the fan to the base, and we also tried pushing the two base pieces together tighter, and even after checking the level of our floor, the entire fan still trembles at the slightest touch of a button.

The good news is that no matter how much it wobbles, it never topples over completely. The better news is that by using the remote control, you won’t have to deal with its wobbliness.

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Verdict: Should I Get the AmazonBasics Oscillating Tower Fan?

We’d be lying if we said the AmazonBasics is a bad product, but we’re definitely not claiming that it’s the best oscillating tower fan out there.

There are plenty of things to love about this basic tower fan—its simplistic design, its great performance, its ease of use, it’s low noise output, and its inexpensive price tag. However, you definitely get what you pay for.

Overall, the AmazonBasics is a great product that we’d recommend for use in dorms and bedrooms. Office spaces, not so much…

Amazon Basics Oscillating 3 Speed Tower Fan with...
  • Powerful circulation with oscillating tower
  • Built-in LED control panel
  • Remote control that changes modes, speeds and more

Last update on 2021-11-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Tower Fan | Recommended

Last update on 2021-11-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Tower Fan | Recommended

Last update on 2021-11-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


This website is supported by readers. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.


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Hi I’m Alexander, founder of HouseholdMe.com and I’d like to say thank you for dropping by. Like most of you, the first thing I look at before buying something online is reviews or buying guides. By reading what other people say will help me gauge whether or not a product is good or not.  I am trying to help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired.

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