(Pics) Dyson Air Multiplier
Dyson's latest invention is a minimalist, bladeless fan.
- 13 october 2009
The folks over at Dyson were kind enough to send over a test model of their new bladeless fan. They actually call it an “air multiplier”, and the effect is quite extraordinary.
A 3D fan in the base of the unit pushes air up into the circular piece on top – the “loop amplifier”, creating a jet stream that takes in air from the back and sides of the fan, producing a strong flow of air out the front. The effect is more akin to a smooth breeze than the normal choppy output of a traditional fan. The intensity of the airflow is controllable by a dial to offer just the right amount. A tilting base, and oscillation add additional customization to the mix.
Besides Dyson’s online store, the device is currently on sale at The Conran shop in New York, Luminaire in Chicago and Miami, and Twentieth in Los Angeles.