On 18 October 2009 James Dyson announced the release of the Dyson Air Multiplier, an electric fan in desktop and floor-standing models, intended to provide smoother airflow and, having no exposed rotating blades, operating in a safer manner than conventional bladed fans.
The idea for the Air Multiplier came from Dyson’s Airblade hand dryer. The fluid dynamics engineers working on the design realised that a large amount of air was being retained in the body of the dryer, and decided to explore using it for other purposes.
A Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan works differently than conventional fans. It uses Air Multiplier technology to draw in air and amplify it up to 18 times, producing an uninterrupted stream of smooth air. With no blades or grille, a Dyson fan is safe, easy to clean and doesn’t cause unpleasant buffeting.
The Dyson Air Multiplier fan uses a technology that allows the fan to produce air without blades. By removing the blades the Dyson fan not only has a more modern, futuristic look but the fan becomes safe and easy to clean. Another perk to the fan allows you to precisely adjust airflow where as conventional fans have limited power settings. The Dyson table fans pivot on their own centre of gravity; they aren’t top-heavy like some other fans, and stay put without clamping.