We're about to close for the day when our boss Maxwell emails over these "hold the presses" snapshots of a working model of Sir James Dyson's newest creation: the Dyson Air Multiplier is best described as one of their vacuum designs engineered in reverse, able to push out 118 gallons of air every minute for some serious air circulation. Mention of Stargate and a striking resemblance to an oversized magnifying glass are sure to be heard/thought upon first sight, but this device has a revolutionary design which allows for air flow without need for fan blades which is quite amazing (and very quiet)...

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Supposedly this new design not only eliminates the need for fan blades, but also creates a smoother, more even airflow instead of the "chopped" variety that typical fans produce (thus the quieter noise levels). The design also eliminates the need to clean any blades and is a safe choice for parents worrying about household accidents; an interesting note is the "dead zone" where no air flow can be felt inside the dead center of the fan. But like Dyson's much coveted vacuums, the new technology comes at a premium, with the 10" model offered at $299.99 and the larger sibling 12" model priced at $329.99.

Is it bad that we want one of these simply to train our cats to jump through and pretend they're transporting back to the dimension we think they're originally from?