Dyson Hot Fan Heater Announced

The launch of a

new  Dyson product is always

something which excites the inner child in you. You hope for something magical,

something that will change your life, but you usually end up with a fan of some


And so it was at

the latest worldwide launch in London today when the company launched the Dyson Hot, a fan heater which like its

predecessor, the Air Multiplier, has no blades.

Dyson claims the Dyson Hot will heat a room evenly faster than any other fan currently

available and while we have yet to test out its claim, going on previous

experience we have to give Dyson the benefit of the doubt.

The whole thing

works in a similar way to the {link


Air Multiplier}, but Dyson was at pains to point out that heating a room and

cooling a person were two very different propositions.

Using the Air

Multiplier technology, air is drawn in through a “mixed flow”

impeller which Dyson grandly claims is a combination of the technologies used in turbochargers

and jet engines. It is then accelerated through a 2.5mm gap, set within the

loop amplifier.

This creates a

jet of hot air which passes over an airfoil-shaped ramp channelling its

direction. Surrounding air is drawn into the airflow, seemingly amplifying it six times in

a process known as “inducement and entrainment” – which sounds like

some form of torture to us. The six time amplification compares to a 14x

amplification seen on the Air Multiplier fan, a reduction presumably down to the fact that a higher ratio would cool the air too much.

Like its

predecessor, the Dyson Hot can rotate through 90 degrees to spread the hot air

around and can be set to temperatures between one and 37 degrees. The Dyson Hot

will regulate itself so as to maintain the desired temperature rather than

constantly pumping out hot air. As well as helping save energy, it will make

your living conditions a lot more comfortable.

Safety is a major

issue with fan heaters and Dyson were very conscious of this. The body of the

heater does not get hot to the touch and the two ceramic stone elements are

hidden within the sides of the fan so as to prevent the exterior heating up.

The fan is also fitted with a switch so that if it falls over it will cut out.

Another issue

with traditional fan heaters, according to Dyson, is that they heat up so much

they burn the dust in the air around them, creating a nasty smell. The ceramic

stones are calibrated so that they won’t get hot enough to burn this dust, thus

eliminating the problem.

The controls on

the front of the Dyson Hot are straight forward, allowing you to turn it

on/off, control the rotation, set the temperature and set the air flow level as

well as see what temperature the fan is set at. A neat remote control

replicates these functions.

Because the

temperature can be set as low as one degree, the Dyson Hot can also be used as

a regular fan to cool a room, though Dyson pointed out that this was not its

primary function and would not replace the Air Multiplier range.

The Dyson Hot

will be available in iron/blue and white/silver and will set you back £269.99

when it goes on sale later today in John Lewis and from other retailers at the

beginning of October.

While we were

hoping for a cyclone-powered PC or a smartphone that ran on air, we’ll have to

make do with a fan heater which Dyson claims could eventually replace your

central heating system.