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.