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Dyson Stretches Air Multiplier Fans to 'Desktop' & 'Tower' Sizes

Gordon Kelly


Dyson Stretches Air Multiplier Fans to 'Desktop' & 'Tower' Sizes

The Dyson Air Multiplier caused headlines all over the world, when its fanless design launched in October last year and now the company is back with two huge new models...

The 'AM02 Tower' (second from right) and 'AM03 Pedestal' (far right) have both been designed with larger spaces in mind and generate much greater airflow than the original 'AM01 Desk Fan'. In the case of the Pedestal, to up 50 per cent more.

Consequently with the Pedestal we have a unit which can draw in up to 33 litres of air per second and amplify it 18x. It uses a constant rate Tensator spring to easily push or pull the 'loop amplifier' (fan head) to set the height and angle and can be adjusted between 1.2m and 1.4m in height. As for the Tower, it can draw in 33 litres of air per second and amplify this 16x.

In terms of size, the Pedestal comes in at 107 x 450 x 1188 - 1408mm and the Tower at 1007 x 110 x 190mm, both of which are substantially bigger than the 547 x 356 x 152mm the Desk Fan. The Pedestal weighs 4.35Kg, the Tower 3.39Kg.

The video below shows how the ingenious tech behind these fans work and as with all Dyson's air multipliers the lack of spinning blades means you get a constant stream of air without buffeting. They are ideal for family with children since there is no safety risk. They're easy to clean too.

Naturally enough, however, as with all Dyson products the question tends not to be "Do I want one?" but "Can I afford one?" and here the answer is: unlikely. The original Desk Fan still retails for £199.99 with both the Tower and Pedestal coming in at £299.99 and going on sale immediately.

So yes we have further extremely cool additions to this most premium of lines, though I can't help but wish Dyson would make a model one third the size of the original Desk Fan for £99.99 that could also run on batteries. Who's with me?

Link: Dyson Store Air Multiplier Fans

Peter 20

June 22, 2010, 7:58 pm

Please... I'm still trying to pay off my Dyson Vacuum I bought 5 years ago.


June 22, 2010, 8:06 pm

Any idea of the power consumption of these compared to a similarly-sized standard fan?


June 22, 2010, 8:12 pm

Can't say that i'm a fan (boom boom...)

I think Apple should buy out Dyson.

Geoff Richards

June 22, 2010, 8:15 pm

@DrMaustus: I found an owner on another website. He measured the following

Dyson off: 0-3w (3w is pretty bad, Dyson said <1w on standby)

Dyson stationary: Min 9-11w, Max 32w

Dyson oscillating: Min 15-16w, Max 37w

Ordinary fan: Off 0w, Min 37w, Max 47w (same stationary and oscillating)

I haven't done the maths but I don't think anyone could argue they'll make back the price premium in "saved" electricity any time soon. Unless you normally run fans all day, every day.


June 22, 2010, 8:20 pm

can use it to dry my clothes quicker.

justify that price!


June 22, 2010, 8:27 pm

An ordinary fan with a grill seems fairly childproof. Are these less noisy for a given airflow than other fans?


June 22, 2010, 8:40 pm

In theory they should be very quiet, and noise is one of the things that I really hate about normal fans. In reality though - how loud or quiet are they? Anyone with first hand experience?


June 22, 2010, 10:03 pm

@morsch - they are quiet, though when operating at full blast they still make quite a racket.

iain coghill

June 22, 2010, 11:16 pm

I saw some of the original desk model at John Lewis. TBH the airflow didn't impress me that much.


June 23, 2010, 12:09 am

Come on guys - whether you're impressed with airflow or not - it is just a cool gadget! Everyone should want one, and not being able to readily afford one just ups the coolness factor. If Steve Jobs had designed this, we'd all have at least one iFan each by now...


June 23, 2010, 4:30 am

"Design Genius" ? Surely you all know and saw that he did not design/invent this...the Japanese did 30 years ago (Tokyo Shibaura patent (1981) Dysons thin claim is that the Japanese version did not use the Coanda effect. Even so, all Dyson have done is take thier idea and modify it ever so slightly and tried to sell it as "New and Cool".

IPO ruled that its initial design was too similar to the Japanese invention. The Dyson version, "cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step"

Andrew Fordham

June 23, 2010, 12:29 pm

I bought one of the desktop ones and took it back because it made a hell of a racket even on its lowest setting. Far, far noisier than a normal blade fan. It's the same tech as the hand dryers, so you can see how it's only good for a family who don't communicate and don't need to hear the TV.

Hamish Campbell

June 23, 2010, 1:16 pm

From the reviews I've read, and a video review somewhere too, they weren't too complementary about the noise level. Shame really as that's the real issue that needs to be designed out. I think everyone would rather a silent fan than a cool noisy one.

When's the last time you heard someone say ' ooh turn off your fan its just toooooo buffety!'.

Seems making them quiet is the really hard part though.


June 23, 2010, 1:44 pm

@Greg - come on, all of us? Haven't you seen the fanwars (lol just had to include that) on here over apple v android v nokia or apple v ms? Having said that, I want to have a look as a matter of curiousity....

@Maverick - didn't know about the Japanese version, but it doesn't surprise me. Thanks for the info.


June 23, 2010, 3:59 pm

Well you can't do THIS with an ordinary set of fans!!!


Peter 20

June 24, 2010, 12:20 am


Nice... Who needs particle accelerators when you got a Dyson balloon accelerator.


June 24, 2010, 2:41 am

What nonsense.

After the first 11 seconds of looking cool, then what? It's noisy, gutless and silly money.

Who cares about the 1x air in and 15x air out - there's no shortage of input air!!!

Just like their vacuum cleaners - no loss of suction: this bit is true and is innovative. But nobody questions how much suction is there in the first place!!!

After throwing my 3rd dyson vacuum cleaner in the skip, I've switched to a Miele. It's cheaper, quieter and actually cleans. With the money saved, I can buy 2 lifetimes worth of bags. Also, the bags last ages and emptying them is super clean unlike any dyson. My only regret is not dumping the dyson sooner.

I know it takes all sorts and different thing work for different people. But for me, no dyson product is coming into my house whilst I'm still alive - even if it was free!!


June 24, 2010, 5:10 am

@Prem - I'd suggest that's a pretty extreme view, but you're certainly entitled to it.

Hamish Campbell

June 26, 2010, 11:46 am

Just watched Dyson explain it on Youtube. Funny how he uses the term 'fan' for other things, yet in the bottom of his 'bladeless' fan there is a 'propeller'!!!! PROPELLER!!!! I wonder what he calls a spade if he designed it.


June 26, 2010, 3:13 pm

I do like extreme views ...

So from this day forward I vow to ONLY allow Dyson products to grace my house - so I really do hope he will hurry up and invent a new bed, tv, pc, toothbrush, underpants and beer :)

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