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A couple of weeks back, Dyson sent over one of their 10″ white Dyson Air Multipliers for me to check out. For those who don’t know, the Dyson Air Multiplier is the world’s first bladeless fan that sucks in air at its base and then propels the air behind it about 15 times toward the user. It looks unlike any conventional fan out on the market and it boasts a wonderful new way of pushing air that gets rid of an effect called buffeting that is caused by fan blades pushing the air unevenly between rotations.
The fan I got is incredibly light and constructed out of mostly plastic. It was easy to put together and I went from opening the box to enjoying a steady breeze in just about no time. Because the fan is bladeless, you not only get a beautiful looking product but one that is incredibly safe too and easy to maintain. Like other desk fans, the Dyson Air Multiplier oscillates left and right and also tilts up and down about 10 degrees.
The thing that really wins me over is the Dyson Air Multiplier’s good looks. As a desk accessory, it’s elegant and speaks volumes about Dyson’s careful consideration of aesthetics and design. Just like what they did to the vacuum cleaner market, Dyson has turned the world of fans upside down by offering a product that looks revolutionary and not only does everything a regular fan does but does it better while keeping good looks intact.
The one thing I was surprised with is the fact that the Dyson Air Multiplier isn’t much quieter than a regular fan of similar size. At full speed, the Air Multiplier still made the air around it whoosh through its circular face and didn’t offer much advantage in terms of noise reduction.
With that said however, the great thing about the Dyson is that it has variable fan speeds. While most desk fans have 3-4 set speeds, the Dyson Air Multiplier is able to go anywhere in between and still maintain a very smooth un-buffeted airflow. That’s another thing I loved about this fan — that I could adjust the flow of air coming from it down to the exact precise amount desired. No more relying on pre-set fan speeds!
Overall, I am very satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it to households that have little children or any animals that may be prone to getting their tails, hands, feet, etc. stuck inside a fan. Just note that the fan isn’t cheap, but if you’re willing to pay a premium for a neat gadget that looks nice and does its job well, then the Dyson Air Multiplier is your best bet. It’ll fit in perfectly with a modern office or a modern home. In a word, this fan is simply “cool” (in all meanings of the word).
Pick up a 10-inch Dyson Air Multiplier at Amazon.com for $300.
Here’s a short video I put together to give you a closer look at some of the beautiful lines on this Dyson fan.
Click below to see some larger pictures.
It’s pretty damn hot here in NYC, so if you’re a baller you could be enjoying a nice powerful breeze from this Buffalo 42-Inch Industrial Fan.
At nearly $500, it’s no cheap option, but if the 1 reviewer is to be believed, this fan is worth it all. Let’s see what this person has to say:
Very nice fan, I use it in my bedroom when it gets warm out and I don’t want to run the A/C. Usually when I run this, my wife’s snoring isn’t an issue, since the wind the fan generates drowns out any noise she could ever make. It takes me a while to fall asleep though, as our blankets are constantly being blown off the bed. Sometimes I wake up feeling a bit wind-swept, and my eyes and throat are dry, but that’s usually pretty easy to solve.
Sometimes the things we hang on our wall are blown off, so we now have bare walls in our bedroom. It’s less distracting.
It also saves me from having to use a towel after I shower, since I can just stand in front of the fan and air dry within a minute or so. It’s cold, but worth it.
It’s odd though, the frequency at which I get colds has almost tripled. Hmmmm.
Really these issues don’t have anything to do with the fan, frankly they’re caused by the fan doing exactly what it’s supposed to do.
My wife has been yelling at me to get rid of it, and is starting to hint at divorce, but I know she won’t go through with it, since I spent all the money she could have used for a lawyer on this fan. I love this thing, so if it comes down to it, I’ll move out with fan in tow. She normally wins our fights. She won’t win this one, that’s for damn sure.
So there you have it! This is obviously the best fan in the world.