Dyson Air Multiplier bladeless fan
The Dyson Air Multiplier is easy to clean and looks fantastic
- Looks great, no (visible) blades, easy to clean, will impress your friends
- A horrible price tag
In all honesty, you can pick yourself up a fan that will cool you just as much as the Dyson Air Multiplier and cost a lot less. However, we're yet to find a fan that exudes the same sense of cool as this one. In addition, the lack of blades adds to the appeal for those who have small children or pets without a strong sense of self-preservation.
Price$ 379.00 (AUD)
Even before we unpacked the Dyson Air Multiplier there were two distinctive things we noticed about it. Firstly, it's expensive — seriously expensive. Secondly, it has a somewhat pretentious name. However, when we unpacked this "bladeless fan", both of these things were forgotten as we marvelled at a piece of industrial design that was every bit as lovely as we'd expect from Dyson.
As soon as we'd set it up, the entire GoodGearGuide team gathered around the Dyson Air Multiplier like a flock of seagulls descending on a defenceless hot chip. Admittedly it helped that our office aircon was not doing a spectacular job.
The Dyson Air Multiplier has a solid cylindrical base that's 14cm in diameter and 18cm tall. On top of this slots a short, thick tube that sits parallel to the ground. In the case of our review model, it was 25cm in diameter and about 9.5cm long. When you switch it on, air is drawn in through the Air Multiplier's base and propelled outwards through top cylinder (courtesy of a narrow lip on the inside). There's a technical explanation for how the air is forced outward to the front of the "fan". But, at the risk of offending engineers, mathematicians and the product development team at Dyson, all you need to know is: air is propelled out the front.
Unlike a normal fan, however, there are no blades to catch the fingers of curious toddlers or the tails of unwary cats. There's also no grill to get clogged up with the fur of the afore-mentioned cats. A further benefit touted by the team at Dyson is the lack of buffeting — air comes out in a continuous, smooth flow. We've never been particularly bothered by this with normal fans, however.
We would have loved it if the Dyson Air Multiplier was silent, but sadly it relies on a small fan concealed within the base for air intake. It's not especially loud, however. We could feel the breeze from a distance of 4m, so it should be adequate for many medium-sized rooms.
The fan can tilt forward or backwards on the base, and it can also turn from side to side at the push of a button (which, quite frankly, looks wonderful). Apart from the oscillation button to make it turn, the only other controls are the power button and a knob for adjusting air flow. Unlike fans that have a limited number of settings, air flow can be adjusted smoothly from minimum to maximum.
We'll happily admit that, even in an office that is regularly filled with all kinds of groovy hi-tech gadgets, the Dyson Air Multiplier fascinated us. It's extremely expensive given what it does, but it's far more stylish than a conventional fan. If money is no object, then by all means go for the Dyson; otherwise you can make do with a plebeian desk fan like the rest of us. We'd say we're fans of the Dyson Air Multiplier, but we always hate to end a review on a pun.
Stay up to date with the latest reviews. Sign up to GoodGearGuide’s Gear Daily newsletters
Follow GoodGearGuide on Twitter: @Goodgearguide
Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Fetch TV Mighty review: Better than Foxtel
- 2 Fetch TV Mini review: Make your TV a smart TV
- 3 Parrot Mambo Drone review
- 4 Evapolar USB air conditioner review
- 5 Hisense Series 7 ULED 4K UHD TV review
Latest News Articles
- TP-Link's new Wi-Fi light bulbs shun smart bridges for easier, cheaper setup
- Nissan charges after Tesla with home battery system
- iLumi's BR30 Outdoor color-tunable smart bulb will bring programmable lighting to your yard this summer
- Solar on all U.S. roofs would supply 39% of power
- Kuvée Smart Bottle hands-on preview: Go ahead, open all the wine you want
GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
- Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: The new best Android phone
- TV buying guide: What to look for when buying a TV in 2016
- Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus plans: Optus vs Telstra vs Vodafone vs Virgin
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies
- FTAX Functional ConsultantNSW
- TPICT Procurement OfficerQLD
- FTDelivery LeadNSW
- TPProject Coordinator - IT projectsVIC
- CCSenior Pega DeveloperVIC
- CCAcquisition Marketing Executive - B2BNSW
- CCSenior Front End DeveloperWA
- FTProject ManagerSA
- TPSenior Software EngineerQLD
- CCHuman Sciences Professional - DefenceVIC
- CCTechnical Consultant MS Dynamics AX - Brisbane BasedQLD
- TPTableau SpecialistNSW
- CCSAP Release & Deployment ManagerNSW
- CCSoftware DeveloperWA
- FTMicrosoft Dynamics AX Technical ArchitectNSW
- FTMobile DeveloperNSW
- CCOpen_5pm_27/10_Project CoordinatorACT
- FTMicrosoft Dynamics AX Technical ArchitectWA
- CCSenior Frontend Developer (Angular or React or Ember)NSW
- CCSolution DesignerVIC
- CCWeb Programmer - Sydney - GovernmentNSW
- TPiOS Developer | Tech Start-UpNSW
- FTFrontend DeveloperNSW
- CCTechnical SpecialistVIC