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Dyson Air Multiplier Review

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010 | 13 Comments

Air Multiplier is the newest invention of Dyson. Air Multiplier is a window fan but, have no blades which means it is completely different from standard house fan, and it features a unique design that uses air multiplier technology. It is the most luxurious and most eye-catching gadget.

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Dyson Air Multiplier

The price of this Air Multiplier runs $299 for the 10-inch version and $329 for the 12-inch version. The world famous James Dyson is best known for his innovations with vacuum cleaners. His company was the first to introduce the concepts of cyclone technology, cleaners with a ball and made huge improvements to bag-less cleaners.

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The Dyson Air Multiplier

It looks like a round hoop attached to curved base. The fan would not look out of place in any home, it has the ability to either be a modern looking ornament or can merely blend unobtrusively into its surroundings. The team of Dyson has managed to create a fan without blades choosing to produce air flow with a powerful yet efficient brushless motor. This has a number of key benefits when compared to a traditional fan.

Following are the benefits of Dyson’s Air Multiplier:

The first key benefits are aesthetics which have a knock on effect to hygiene and safety. It makes cleaning quick and simple because it uses smooth surfaces. It has no guards or external moving parts which also makes it very safe for children and animals who might be tempted to prod fingers or objects into a conventional fan. The machine is placed at the bottom which makes the fan incredibly stable and a lot less likely to topple over and because it is so stable Dyson have included a tilt function which you can adjust with just one hand.

Dyson said, “We realised that this inducement, or amplification, effect could be further enhanced by passing airflow over a ramp.” He also added “And of course this was the point where the idea of a bladeless fan became a real possibility. Here was a way to create turbulent-free air and finally do away with blades.”

Dyson Air Multiplier Review

Dyson have managed to multiply air flow 15 times to provide a flow of 405 litres of air per second. The unique shape of the fan ensure optimum delivery of all this airflow which means you have better airflow when compared to a normal fan and because you can clean the fan you know that you will be breathing in clearer air too.

The fan does not use blades which results in a constant flow of air. A conventional fan actually uses a chopping motion to force air forward which can result in a ‘buffeting’ feeling. The Air multiplier got its name from the way it delivers the moving air – it feels much calmer and more consistent which is exactly what you need on a hot day.

Because the fan uses a unique brushless motor the fan is able to deliver its power in a new way. You can control the flow of air using a ‘dimmer’ style switch on the front of the fan so you can limit or increase the airflow to suit your individual requirements.

We really liked the Air Multiplier and thought it was a good blend of style and function. It costs around £199 to buy which is more than a conventional fan. The main thing to remember is that this is much better than a conventional fan, it has a higher air flow, is cleaner, will last longer and as the saying goes ‘you get what you pay for’.


13 comments

  1. Nathan says:

    how about the noise? did you measure the dB?

  2. Not Fooled says:

    The “easy to clean” line is blatantly false advertising.

    Like every other fan in existence, the spinning blades hidden in the base will accumulate dust over time. How easy is it to take apart the base and clean out those impeller blades?

    Thanks for playing.

  3. skeptic says:

    I also worry about the hidden dust and it disrupting the use of the fan. But my real question is does the dyson oscillate. I cannot find that answer anywhere including the dyson website.

  4. Uhh says:

    You are not fooled cause you are already a fool. Why can’t you just appreciate something beautiful such as this. Who gives a damn if there is some dust. Some people need to stop being lazy. I think it’s rather amazing to develop something that’s been around forever. That’s design at it’s finest! Visually orgasmic is what I say.

  5. Ben Franklin says:

    This is like the emperor who has no clothes. To be a successful snob you must prefer a $300 engineering exercise vs paying 1/10 that for the same cfm from a quiet conventional fan. I know where the other 9/10ths of my money would go. One need not wonder why the economy is where it is for driving demand for toys like this.

  6. Waldo says:

    You sound like a loon. Just how does it work and don’t wave a wand and expect me to believe.

  7. Toadie says:

    It’s an incredibly overpriced fan. That’s it. I saw one at Frys and it was just as loud and blew just as much air as a normal fan. It is a great conversation piece and looks amazing, but at the end of the day it’s still a fan. The blades are just hidden in the base instead of on top.

    I thought it was cool and figured it wouldn’t be more than 50 bucks since it’s just a plastic construction. Needless to say my jaw dropped open when I saw the price.

  8. Melissa says:

    It “is” important to know if the fan is easy to clean. I’ve gotten bronchitis from a “blade” fan before because I didn’t know to clean the fan from dust. I’m soooo reluctant to use fans now. But if the fan can be easily taken apart to clean I would love to buy this fan.

  9. Christine says:

    I was very disappointed. It claims that it is quieter but it is just as loud as a regular fan. The fan is just at the bottom but is angled just right to push air out the top. It is also not easy to clean because dust collects at the base. You are basically paying 10 times more for the looks.

  10. Chrissy says:

    @skeptic, I think that if it oscillated, it wouldn’t work the way it’s meant to work.

  11. Dennis says:

    I was initially excited about this when I saw it on TV. But then I dug deeper and discovered that it still use a fan (albeit hidden). I thought Dyson would come up with something that eliminated blades completely.

    By the way, JohnD, in reference to one of the lines in your article:

    >>t looks like a round hoop attached to curved base.

    A hoop, by definition is round.

  12. Unimpressed says:

    So, here we have it then, its just a fan and the cost is justified by inovative appearance. Sounds like another gimic that I bet will be in my brother-in-laws house the next time I visit!

  13. Fan Enthusiast says:

    The height of fan evolution was around 70 years ago. GE fans from then are amazing all steel construction, powerful and silent with metal blades. Boo plastic and boo 300 dollar fan aim up with air shooting through plastic hoop. :(

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