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1.0 out of 5 stars Great design but very poor build and few features, 17 July 2011
This review is from: Dyson Air Multiplier AM01 12 Inch Desk Fan (Silver/Iron) (Kitchen & Home)
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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Initial post: 6 Jun 2012 01:18:29 BDT
apple use weak hardware, for example the only part of an Ipad that is good is the screen, compared to everything else the processing power etc is very poor. I wouldn't say apply concentrate 100% on quality goods, the Iphone is worth a fraction of what it sells for in terms of the hardware. people pay those stupid prices because it says "apple" on it. half of the apps are made by the people that use them.

but yeah totally agree this is not worth the price in the slightest lol.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 16:09:42 BDT
Gradivus says:
I'm a tad puzzled how a review of a bladeless fan (a totally unique design) turns into an Apple bashing rant.

But, for the record, suitably skilled and qualified people (people quite prepared to disclose their professional qualifications unlike your good self, Charles) have studied Apple v Other IT hardware and come to the conclusion that you pay a premium of about 8% "for the Apple badge".

There are self evidently many millions of people who recognise this and think that 8% is perfectly reasonable for the style and ease of use.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 12:30:21 BDT
J. Watkin says:
As a user of a 4 year old Mac Book Pro I wouldn't agree Apple use weak hardware. The laptop is going strong long after my HP and ASUS laptops have failed.
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