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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great, 23 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Dyson Air Multiplier AM01 10 Inch Desk Fan (White/Silver) (Kitchen & Home)
The Dyson fan works by having a small fast fan in the base push air up and out through the magic ring.

First the good:

It looks good and feels well made.
Air flow is excellent and easy to control. Tilt and swivel all work well.

Now the bad:

No remote control, or sleep mode (i.e. turn off after 1,2,3 hours).

It isn't quiet, it's not really noisy either, but because there's a small fast fan in the base it does tend to make a weeee sound rather than the more usual flubflubflub of a big fan (You'll have to provide your own sound effects). When I use it in the bedroom, I have it as fast as I can without the noise becoming invasive, which isn't the way it should be.

The price is absurd. Keep in mind it costs more than the air con unit I have in the lounge. That has a remote, a sleep function and actively makes air cold. There's nothing on this thing to justify the price tag from a parts perspective.
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Initial post: 25 Jul 2011 17:05:59 BDT
bendy says:
ageed, i've seen these on demo in costco and i must admit aesthetically they look great.

but 200 quid odd, no thanks.

Posted on 30 Mar 2012 19:01:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Mar 2012 19:01:31 BDT
I found this review extremely helpful and entertaining to read.

Posted on 22 May 2012 09:32:44 BDT
KLD says:
"flubflubflub" lmao. VERY well described!! :D

Posted on 26 May 2012 13:28:46 BDT
Avatouir says:
In the Uk we have maybe 2 months of heat at best. I'd be at odds to pay £25 for a fan let alone over £100. Might as welll get a couple of cheap ped fans and get the same coolness at a fraction of the cost. This is seriously paying for the brand name rather than the product. Dyson are serious rip off merchants imho

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012 21:42:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 May 2012 21:48:08 BDT
J Walton says:
LoL. Two months of heat? Your criticism is only relevant for people with a very short lifespan. An investment like this would surely be intended to last more than one year. Give it three or four British summers and the thing pays for itself in energy efficiency compared to conventional blade-fans especially if, as you recommend, you've got two going. I do agree, nevertheless, that the price ought to come down a little now - it's been around for a few years I think. Then again, Dyson is more than a 'brand name'; some serious genius design going on there - not something the British can boast about very often - so let him make the money, improve the business, employ more people and make better products.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012 10:23:00 BDT
M. Carter says:
I bought a £10 fan from Wickes about five years ago, and it's still going strong. No one in their right mind is going to pay £100+ for something when £10 will do the job.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2012 16:15:46 BDT
BeX says:
Agreed, the decimal point needs to go one step to the left.

Posted on 21 Mar 2013 05:52:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Mar 2013 05:53:22 GMT
Dr Who says:
I am very disappointed with Dyson. You can't justify these silly, absurd prices and is a good reason that we should start looking at the restrictions of patents. Far from bringing new ideas to the market place it is bringing toys to the rich. Without doubt the company is holding the prices at levels far too high.

Posted on 15 Jul 2013 14:45:35 BDT
Gareth says:
When the Dyson product offered a "full product description", I expected to see an electrical power rating - ie the range of watts used - but there was none. I suspect that this is because the Dyson fan consumes an inordinate amount of electricity to be able to squeeze the air through such narrow orifices at a reasonable rate. They don't wish to publish the energy inefficiency of this device.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jul 2013 23:12:54 BDT
Dr Who says:
Nowadays it is hard ever to get reasonable information for anything. It seems the companies want to hide their imperfections (or the inappropriateness of a sale) and rely on marketing and excessive hype to sell rubbish ( or stuff you don't want, or that doesn't work) and to avoid the customers to empower themselves to make reasonable informed choice. It wouldn't surprise me that this was inefficient. There have been many items on Amazon with descriptions lacking the most important metrics. I like both M. Carter and Gareth's comments. I agree with them both.
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