The instructions tell you to fill the water reservoir, then let it sit for three minutes. I did so, then turned it on. Seemed to work, doubt it would actually cool anything other than your face. I then shut it off to move it to a better location, when I was presented by a massive leak. All the water in the reservoir had leaked out. I bought it at ACE Hardware, taking it back.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend