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Great design but very poor build and few features
, 17 July 2011
This fan is an excellent idea and works well (when it works). For the price though the build is very very cheap and simply doesn't make sense for the price it is being sold at. I can understand the circular part being as light as possible but the base should be solid aluminium or similar which may help quieten it. At the moment the oscillating feature has stopped after a week and we've no idea why and very reluctant to try anything as it is so flimsy, so will probably have to return it which is not what anyone wants for a product by Dyson. In summary, great design let down by very poor construction and a silly high price. This should be sold for less than half the price. By comparison we've also got a tower fan that cost £60, makes just as much noise, has a very useful timer and even has a remote. If Mr Dyson is serious about 'British' design making it onto the main stage then having a great design is one thing, but making it with very few features and very poor build won't do it - having it made as cheaply as possible in the far east to maximise profits is one thing but the far east are quite capable of making top quality products that can be sold for top dollars and will enhance a company's reputation - ask Apple.
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