Should You Buy a Dyson Air Multiplier?

Anyone that has spent time around small kids knows that their fingers get in to everything. Fans are often a big concern for parents who forego more powerful models for safer, slower ones. For the past several decades, the science of air transfer really hasn’t changed much. Fans have taken on slightly different shapes, blades have been tooled several different ways, and the motors driving them have become quieter and less bothersome. None of these advances have really been revolutionary, until recently.

The Dyson Air Multiplier isn’t your normal fan. For one, it has a bladeless design making it much saver to have around children. This design also makes it much easier to clean. You no longer have to chase after dust that clings and sticks to blades and grills faster than you can keep up with it. Yes, you’re still blowing dust around with the Air Multiplier, but cleaning the fan itself is a matter of wiping it with a damp cloth once in a while.

Wind is uninterrupted and smooth compared to the choppy breeze created by fan blades constantly cutting in to the air flow as it pushes air through. According to Dyson, the Air Multiplier actually increases the natural current of the air up to 18 times, making it a capable room cooler. At its top speed, things get noticeably louder as a quiet breeze becomes a strong gust flowing past hollow tubes. If you keep the speed set at low and mid settings, you really can’t hear it at all.

The biggest drawback to this particular gadget is the price tag. At $300, it doesn’t exactly solve any critical issues or replace any technology that goes for anything close to that price range. Like the early adopters of the Tesla, you’re buying in to the newness of the technology and prices will undoubtedly drop as competitors find a way to build on this concept. Is the Dyson Air Multiplier really worth $300, probably not unless the coolness factor is really worth it to you.

11 thoughts on “Should You Buy a Dyson Air Multiplier?”

  1. FYI, There is a brushless motor in the base of the fan that accelerate the air into the ring.  Still has a fan, regardless what Dyson will say. 

      1. Dyson also claims his vacuum cleaners maintain 100% suction yet they have filters that clog – badly, pretty easily so the claims are dubious at best given a past track record. It’s still not a bladeless fan!

        What happens when the Venturi slots start to clog with dust on this fan, I doubt it’s user serviceable. Markup is also ludicrous given that Dyson took manufacturing abroad for cheap labour.

  2. While growing up as a kid we had a metal box fan with solid metal blades in our house and as kids we used to stick the eraser tipped pencils in the fan and watch the blades chop up the pencils.  Kids do stupid things, I know I DID!   This is a good idea for those who have kids younger than say 7.  I do think however the price is too high and unless the price point, in Arizona I have 3 floor fans in my house plus air conditioning and they produce lots of air + noise but only cost like $30 per fan.  

  3. While growing up as a kid we had a metal box fan with solid metal blades in our house and as kids we used to stick the eraser tipped pencils in the fan and watch the blades chop up the pencils.  Kids do stupid things, I know I DID!   This is a good idea for those who have kids younger than say 7.  I do think however the price is too high and unless the price point, in Arizona I have 3 floor fans in my house plus air conditioning and they produce lots of air + noise but only cost like $30 per fan.  

    1. For 300 bones all it does is move air. For 300 bones you could go get an AC that moves air and cools down the room Hmmmm hard choice????

  4. In the commercials they talk about the annoying “buffeting” from conventional fans. I saw a couple of these on display at Best Buy about a week ago and they were louder than any blade fan I’ve ever owned. I think that would be much more annoying. I know for a fact I would notice the sound coming from these fans more than a blade fan. I have a blade fan on my desk at work (because the air conditioner in my office doesn’t get that cold) and I never even really notice it.

  5. In deep south Texas, that thing is practically useless. Only central A/C and ceiling fans will do (the ceiling fans just help distribute the cool air across the room).

  6. Traditional fans can be cleaned easily without ripping of its warranty or any sophisticated electronics.. Dyson on the other hand.. it may look clean from the outside, but when you use it for a same amount of time you as a traditional Fan, it will eventually collect dust or any airborne substance.. including pet furs!

    But its a great innovation and i will revolutionize electric motor manufacturers.

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