Last October, James Dyson unveiled his new Air Multiplier technology in the form of 2 bladeless desk fans that takes advantage of the high speed motors developed for Dyson vacuums. This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mr. Dyson so he could demonstrate the newest additions to the Air Multiplier family: AM02 Tower Fan & AM03 Pedestal Fan.
An engineer at his core, James Dyson was excited to explain the technology behind the air multipliers and focus on the key benefits of the designs:
• quieter than a traditional fan
• no "buffetting" of air — the air flow is smooth and consistent
• safer (no exposed blades, center of gravity in the base makes toppling over a non-issue)
• easy to clean (very popular with hospitals)
Designed to circulate air in larger spaces — think large open rooms and offices — the two new models pack a powerful punch in a sleek form. Stronger than last year's table models, both new fans also come with a small and lightweight remote control that is magnetized to easily store on the fan itself.
The AM02 Tower Fan measures less than three feet tall and is barely a foot wide — it's tall and narrow form make it ideal for a discreet corner.
The strongest Air Multiplier (yet), the AM03 Pedestal Fan, is also the only fan that telescopes with a constant rate Tensator spring making adjustments to height and angle easy.
Both new air multipliers have a MSRP of $449.99 and you can sign up to be notified when they are ready to ship.
Check out this video from the Dyson labs where they have fun demonstrating the power (and safety) of the fans:
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