Miscellany: Crappy products
This is a "Hawaiian Breeze" box fan, made in (where else?) China.
I've been to Oahu and Maui, and a "Hawaiian breeze" doesn't feel anything like this.
Imagine the sound a 1950s-era DC-7 taking off makes, and you get the general idea of how loud this thing is. It's hard to concentrate through the cacophony, but worse still is the tendency for the damn thing to slide back and flip over from the force of the air it's expelling.
Strangely enough, I found another example of this exact same fan in my laundry room. Turns out the previous tenant didn't like it either and left it here.
Yup, it's that bad. But at least it was only $10.