So, I got the Arctic Air thinking it would work great, boy was I wrong! The instructions tell you the water in it will last 8 hours, no it does not, 3 at the most. Also, it doesn't blow cold air, unless their definition of cold is lukewarm. Completely disappointed!
I had previously purchased two Artic Air units - one from Artic Air and the other online - after the first had DIED beyond the warranty. The second started leaking within two months after purchase - called the company who sold it to me - ONLY A 30-DAY WARRANTY. I called Arctic Air about the problem - POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM THE REP. Tried the following day and spoke to a different CONCERNED REP and decided to purchase the new ARCTIC AIR ULTRA - she gave me a deal - two for $29.99. They just arrived five days ago. Had the first one operating and had a paper towel underneath it and shut it off overnight. Woke up the following day and the paper towels were SOAKED - it did a number on the wood finish on my cherry desk! I moved the unit to a laminate counter-top and ran it yesterday - IT LEAKED AGAIN.
I put the unit back in its box for return to Artic Air and pulled out the second new one and GUESS WHAT - it started to leak, from the back, just like the other new one! I am going to call them today to see what can be done. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend