Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dyson launches the bladeless electric fan

By Paul Taylor
Published: October 13 2009 00:09

First there was the bagless vacuum cleaner, then the towel-less hand dryer: Now James Dyson, the British inventor, has developed a bladeless electric fan which goes on sale on Tuesday in the US and Australia.

The Dyson Air Multiplier fan – which looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie – uses advancements in airflow engineering instead of traditional blades to ‘multiply’ air 15 times and push out 119 gallons of smooth and uninterrupted air every second.

As a result, Dyson claims the bladeless fan, which works by forcing a jet of air out of a narrow circular slit and then over an aerofoil-shaped blade, is at least as efficient as its bladed counterpart, more comfortable and much safer.

Conventional electric fans have gone largely unchanged for years,” notes Mr Dyson. “The fundamental problem has remained the same for more than 125 years – the blades ‘chop’ the air creating an uneven airflow and unpleasant buffeting...”


belinda said...

That's flipp'in cool !
I'd love to see the patent drawings on that.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Yeah, but if you stick your head in there does it chop it off?


swissmiss said...

I was thinking the same thing :)

It's winter in MN. Right now a fan is just not very appealing. If the thing kicked out heat, then I might be interested!

belinda said...

Nahhhh, you girls are to pessimistic (sp?)

There are child safty laws that these manufacturs have to follow.

When you put your head in it (to cool off quicker) it causes damage to your brain on the cellular level so you don't feel a thing and it's hard to trace back to the company. Brilliant !!
Just guessing though.

Terry Nelson said...

Belinda, remember when you stuck your finger in the light socket and Paul turned it on?

Cathy_of_Alex said...


belinda said...

Dear Mr.Terry, It is indeed amazing how you are able to come up with so much accurate information about me. Perhaps you too were at one time a "Charismatic Catholic". (They just know stuff.)
Okay , so here's how the incident went down, we all know that electrolysis removes unwanted hair , well when I was zapped by the electrical current something freaky happened and instead of removing hair , it gave me hair, and it was then that I acquired my full beard. The process must have worked backwards.

Remember the photo of Paul and I that I had sent to you under your post "for men only"? Of course I felt left out , but I had to comment anyway. Paul says's it tickles when I kiss him.
(If I really had facial hair I would kill myself, but not before a clean shave.)