Dyson Re-Invents The Fan With Air Multiplier, Charges Dearly For It - HotHardware
Dyson Re-Invents The Fan With Air Multiplier, Charges Dearly For It

Dyson Re-Invents The Fan With Air Multiplier, Charges Dearly For It

Dyson. It's a name generally linked to wild (and wildly expensive) vacuum cleaners, but today the company is doing something a little different. Er, a lot different. The only other diversion for Dyson in recent memory from its core product group was the Airblade, a commercial hand dryer that blasted water from your hands without requiring your to hit any buttons or touch any germ-infested towel dispensers. It's that same wind-blowing idea that's passed along to the firm's first "bladeless fan," the Air Multiplier.

Without a doubt, this is the most high-tech fan the world has ever seen, though it'll probably only be found in homes bigger than most could imagine. In a world where $5 fans from the local dollar mart are more than adequate for most, James Dyson and Company have decided that there's a luxury need for a blade-free fan that costs upwards of $300. You read that right, a $300 fan.

Put simply, the 10-inch version relies on fans held within a column to generate oodles of blowing air, and there are no blades there to dice up your fingers. Dyson claims that the fan can expel 119 gallons of smooth and uninterrupted air every second--impressive, indeed. If you're curious about specifics, air is sucked in the unit's base and then forced up into the oop amplifier and accelerated through the 1.3mm annular aperture, creating a jet of air that hugs the airfoil-shaped ramp. When everything comes together, you're left with an uninterrupted flow of cooling air.



It's available as a 10" model in blue and iron colors for $299.99, while the 12" model will cost $30 more and ship in iron and silver. So, anyone snagging one of these for Christmas? No one?
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It's quite underwhelming as far as I see. It's one of those things that the very wealthy will buy like crazy as conversation pieces. Anyone with a combination of sense and a real world budget will shy away from this Yuppie Jewell.

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The price makes more sense when you find out that what they didn't mention is that it's also a Stargate. You stick your hand in it and can grab stuff from the fridge.

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Definitely more about style than substance.

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I have nothing to say about Dyson i have one that i love, is the only thing that i like doing in my house.

You could find a Dyson in costco for less than $500

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Now, if only this thing had an ultrasonic water vaporizer that ejected the vapor into the center of the ring, you'd have one mean evaporative cooler.

Seriously, though, this thing is just a glorified air ejector. No one seems to talk about why they are calling it an "air multiplier," unless perhaps everyone understands that it's using a venturi effect to pull more air through the ring than the blowers themselves would move. Very cool, but not worth $300, considering I can get a good industrial air ejector for about that; one which moves 800 ft^3/min, while only being powered by 62 ft^3/min of compressed air.

Still, I really respect Dyson for making such weird and different stuff. Keep it up, and someone will buy it!

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You know what would be cool? dip the end of this thing in a bathtub full of dishsoap and see how big of a bubble you could blow.

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LMAO!

You're on fire today!

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Great, just saw this tidbit on the news:

http://ny1.com/9-staten-island-news-content/ny1_living/107332/new-dyson-fan-blows-away-the-need-for-blades

Apparently they justify the $300 price tag by saying that this fan can replace your A/C. Absolute Hogwash.

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If the Stargate on this thing is $300, I shudder to think what the DHD is going to cost...

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Ha!

I like the idea of blowing bubbles with it. We could have a competition!

Another thing, if you farted on the intake side of it, would it stink more?

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It wouldn't stink more; you'd just get the WHOLE stink where as a bladed fan would chop up the stink. ^_^

By the way, the Airblade rocks...used one in a SmashBurger a couple days ago...it's badass. Airblade FTW!

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I think I'll pick one up to go in my nuclear-pulse spaceship to keep me cool on the way to that artificial biosphere which completely surrounds a star.

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ROFL Clem! I get it: a Dyson sphere.

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