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No common household product is save from a Dyson disruption. This time around the company is taking on the household space heater and just announced an air multiplier fitted with a ceramic heating element. The result is a heater that not only looks freakin’ awesome but also one that draws in surrounding air and recirculates it without the traditional choppy air effect or spinning blades. A handy remote allows for operation from afar and a temperature gauge allows you to precisely dial in the desired temperature.
Heating is optional. The AM04 also possesses all the goods as Dyson’s traditional Air Multipliers, which gives owners a valid excuse to keep this functional conversation piece in their room year round. Just like the other models, the fanless design allows for easy cleaning and save operation but Dyson included a tip-over sensor that automagically cuts the power if the 5 lbs heater is tipped over.
The new AM04 is available for $ 399 in either iron/blue or white/silver. The company just announced the models so local retailers might not have them in stock, but you can be sure these heaters will eventually occupy prime retail locations well before the holiday spending season kicks off.
So what’s next for Dyson? The company already reinvented vacuums, hand dryers, household fans and now with this announcement, heaters. I hope toasters are next. I love toasters.
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When it comes to ColorWare, the surprise is never the choice of colors, it’s the price you’ll pay for exclusivity on a lime-green and suicide-orange paint job. This time its the already overpriced $ 300 Dyson Air Multiplier getting the $ 450 ColorWare treatment. For that absurd price you’ll be treated to a brand new “bladeless fan” personalized with the airfoil, base, and control colors of your choosing from a healthy palette of gloss and sofTouch finishes. Of course, there’s always the $ 150 option to send in your existing product for ColorWarezation, assuming you can go three weeks without habitually demonstrating the concepts of inducement and entrainment to baffled pets and family.
It’s probably a good time to be a patent lawyer over at Dyson. After all since the company produces bonifide innovative products every other week, clones no don’t pop up everywhere. It’s job security. That’s all. Just last week a seemingly perfect clone of the fanless Air Multiplier hit the interwebs and Dyson just issued a statement to do us concerning the knock-offs.
The Dyson Air Multiplierâ„¢ fans were launched in 2009 after four years of research and development. A team of specialist Dyson engineers have refined and patented the technology: illegal copies are of significantly inferior quality. Dyson rigorously defends its intellectual property and treats any infringement very seriously. Dyson is taking legal action against anyone who copies its technology.
In other words, the hounds are released and dem be hungry.
Props to CrunchGear
James Dyson seems to have made the manipulation of air his life’s mission, and his most recent product, the “bladeless” desktop fan, has apparently enjoyed enough success to merit an expanded range. You’ll soon be able to splash a cool $450 on either of the elongated Tower (above left) or Pedestal Air Multipliers. They function along the same principles as the original: air is stirred up (by blades!) in the base and then thrust through the circumference of the device to deliver cool, calming, and buffet-free chills to your overworked self. Mind you, Dyson’s keen to point out that only 7 percent of the air comes from its impeller-driven base — most of the flow comes from “the inducement and entrainment of surrounding air.” Boy, the company sure is getting its money’s worth out of that thesaurus purchase. If you want to read more of this highfalutin stuff, go past the break for the full press release.
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