Today marks the first official day of summer. It also marks the debut of Dyson’s latest batch of Air Multipliers. You remember those, right? The bladeless fans that came out in October 2009.
This is how the tech works:
From the base the air is forced into the loop amplifier and accelerated through the annular aperture, creating a jet of air that hugs the airfoil-shaped ramp. While exiting the loop amplifier, the jet pulls air from behind the fan into the airflow (inducement). At the same time, the surrounding air from the front and sides of the machine are forced into the air stream (entrainment), amplifying the flow to create a constant smooth air stream.
While the technology is the same, the form factors are quite different from previous models and are meant to be used throughout the house and not just on your desk. Exclusive to Techland are the AM02 tower fan and AM03 pedestal fan. And they both come with remote controls! We’ll be testing these out tomorrow in-depth but here’s a sneak peek at them now.
The AM02 has an oval configuration and stands less than three feet tall and not even a foot wide. This sucker pulls in nine gallons of air per second and then amplifies the air 16 times.
The AM03 also pulls in nine gallons of air per second but amplifies the air by 18 times. It even extends toward the sky an extra 8.6 inches.
Both models will retail for