Hands on with the Dyson Air Multiplier

DSC0025Today we had the opportunity of meeting with James Dyson himself and getting a hands-on with the new Dyson Air Multiplier. If you haven’t heard about it already, the Air Multiplier is the world’s first “bladeless fan” that can produce an interrupted stream of smooth air without any buffeting. We’d by lying if we said we understood the ingenious technology process that went in to the design of the Air Multiplier, and James did do a great job of explaining it to us, but instead we’ll get right to the practicality of the device. First of all, because it’s bladeless – it’s super safe. You can literally stick your head through it without getting hurt. We can especially vouch for that, since we watched a fellow blogger take a “head shot” using one. The device is also portable, you can dismantle it in to two pieces for easy traveling and throwing into a suitcase. But aside from those two significant advantages over traditional fans, the Dyson Air Multiplier uses Air Multiplier technology to draw in air and amplify it 15 times, producing an uninterrupted stream of smooth air. It’s also easy to clean, and it features touch-tilt, 90° oscillation so that you can easily shift the direction of the air. The 12″ Table Fan model will be available soon for $329.99 and the 10″ for $299.99. This is no doubt more expensive than your average fan, but no matter what, you’re getting the world’s most advanced fan.

And you can be sure to look forward to more radically advanced products from Dyson in the future. James Dyson let it slip that they have been working on robotics for the past thirteen years, and that they will have a Roomba competitor come to market pretty soon. [nggallery id=214]

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