Unsurprisingly, there isn't a super long list of specs here. Most central for most people is probably the battery life, which is stated to be around 14 hours in approx. 50% speed.
A trip around the Arctic Summair Plus
Arctic Summair Plus is made to stand on your desk. It is available in black or white, where we have had the black one for a visit. Summair Plus is made of matt black plastic and is round with a diameter of 124mm. It's a fairly compact form factor that's easy to take on the go if you need it.
The top is a grid that ensures that you do not get your fingers in the fan below. The blades on the fan are confusingly similar to the Arctis P12 Max fan, and the Summair is probably based on it.
It is possible to tilt the fan from 0 to 90 degrees, so you can set it to suit you best. However, you should be aware that the fan is more open at the back, so here it is actually possible to get your hands on the machine. However, Arctic also warns about this nicely, with a small note.
The battery for the device is located in the foot and the entire device weighs a total of 320 grams. There are rubber feet at the bottom and, together with the weight, this means that the Summair Plus stands firmly on the table.
The speed can be adjusted from 600 to 1500 rpm via the small rotary knob on the foot. Finally, on the back there is a USB C connector for charging. Next to it are three small LEDs that indicate how much power is left.
Arctic Summair is also available in a "non Plus" version, which does not come with a battery. It is instead supplied with a USB cable, and must therefore be connected to power. So not quite as mobile, but on the other hand you don't have to worry about running out of power.
The heat has been upon us for the past few weeks, so I've been happy to be able to cool off a bit with the Summair Plus fan on the table.
There are naturally not many features to get around. Everything is quite straightforward and it's just a matter of finding a suitable place and choosing which speed you find comfortable.
For desktop use, during my testing I preferred the speed set to around 25-50%. More than that, I think I became too much for that kind of use.
With that setting, the Summair gave off a weak hum, which, however, was easily drowned out by just a bit of background music or the like. I measured the noise at about 49 dB.
The noise increased at 100% speed to about 64 dB.
The battery life, stated by Arctic to be around 14 hours at approx. 50% speed, has proved to last very well during my test. I could run about two working days with the fan on the table with continuous breaks during the day.
At the time of writing, I cannot find Summair Plus in any Danish stores. Arctic itself has it listed on their website, however, with a price of around 40$, while the USB-powered Summair can be had for approx. 8$ less.
It sure is nice to have a table fan when summer sends its hot wrath down on us poor geeks. With their Summair, Arctic has made a really good offer for a compact, yet efficient fan, which can help alleviate the heat a little.
The advantage of being able to take it anywhere is hard to beat. It is easy to fold up and take with you in your bag and at home it doesn't take up much space on the table.
The price of 40$ is also very good if you consider that large, unwieldy table fans cannot be found much cheaper.
We end up with a final grade of 8 and a safe buy award for a product that can be worth its weight in gold in the summer heat.