Last week, we featured the Dyson vacuum cleaner, which is bagless, and a huge (IMHO) improvement over bag-using machines. This week it's another Dyson appliance, also with something remarkable removed. It's a fan, without blades! What an ingenious way of moving air in a pleasant and safe way!!
Dyson Air Multipliers use a jet of air to draw in surrounding air, multiplying it 16 times. Air moves smoothly and steadily and there is no unpleasant buffeting. At just over 1m tall (39"), the AM02 tower fan that we received is great for cooling a larger room. For smaller spaces, the AM01 would be perfect (30 cm or 12" tall).
I really like how the fan fits into a small space, but is tall enough to catch the breeze coming in the window. The "dimmer" switch for adjusting fan speed is super - much more customizable than the typical 1-2-3 fan speed choices we've been used to. As well, the fan oscillates at the touch of a button. Plus, all of these are easily controllable using the accompanying remote (which we have hidden away before it gets hidden for us!). One feature I liked of the shorter Dyson hot is the tilt feature, and it's available on the tabletop air multipliers but not of the tower fan, probably because of it's height - it would tip over. It would have been handy last night when we were trying to blow cool air up from the basement - but my ingenious husband figured out something that worked for us.
It's not just our family using Dyson Air Multipliers, though. Check out this photo taken last summer at the London Zoo (UK). :)
Dyson Air Multipliers are available at The Bay, Home Outfitters, Sears, Future Shop, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Dyson.com and Dyson authorized independent retailers. The AM02 tower fan retails for $549.99 and the tabletop AM01 retails for $399.99. There's also a pedestal fan (at right, above), the AM03, which retails for $549.99.