Feeds
65%
Dyson Air Multiplier

Dyson Air Multiplier desktop cooler

Fan-boys' delight?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

Dyson is slightly deceptive with its marketing, claiming the fan has "no blades". This is like hiding the wheels of a car behind a low body and claiming it hovers. There are blades - you just can't see them. They function further back on the production line and push air through filters, into the loop "amplifier". This results in a consistent flow of air rather than the blast after blast buffeting produced by traditional fan blades.

Dyson Air Multiplier

The science bit: air amplification, Dyson style

While in theory this sounds an improvement, I actually found it made the experience oddly artificial. I prefer the in-yer-face feeling of a wind turbine - this is more like an aircon. The airflow is more uniform from a distance, but when you're up close, it’s like you’re in some breezy vortex tunnel of wind. This donut of air is obviously larger with the 12in version I reviewed and would be interesting to compare to others. There’s a 10in version for the same price and larger oblong shaped tower fans that cost an extra hundred.

The way air is multiplied is the biggest innovation here. So how exactly does it work? After being drawn into the base of the machine, air is pushed - using the hidden blades - into the loop and accelerated through a 1.3mm slot running the length of the ring's inner circumference. The jet this produces pulls air in from behind the fan as other air from the front and sides are forced in too, amplifying the original flow 15 times. Or something...

Dyson Air Multiplier

Application security programs and practises

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.