Dyson Air Multiplier

From the charming blue-eyed man, who made the hearts of plenty of housewives beat faster (did you really think they bought a Dyson 'because it never looses suction'?), comes an idea that will really blow you away (no pun intended): a fan with no blades.

Sir James Dyson is at it again with his suave Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan. It has been around since late 2009 but we only spotted it today. Perhaps because Dyson keeps a tight control over its market and its price. The sleek modern Dyson Air Multiplier™ works very differently to conventional fans.

This bladeless fan uses technology found in jet engines to generate a cooling air stream without any blades. It uses Air Multiplier™ technology to draw in air and amplify it 15 times, producing an uninterrupted stream of smooth air. With no blades or grill, it is safe, easy to clean and according to Dyson, does not cause unpleasant buffeting (that's a bit of a sales pitch stretch since we are sure 99% of the population doesn't even know what buffeting is).

We tested it today and it's definitely a perfect desktop fan for the home or the office. Although it is not exactly a wind turbine, it will still be sufficient for most uses. The base of the Dyson Air Multiplier™ sucks in air after which it is amplified and released through tiny little holes which surround the inner circle. Stand to close and you will not feel any air since the center of the circle is relatively calm (like the eye of a hurricane). The price of $299 is a bit steep, but Britain's top inventor hopes it will change the face of fans, just like he did for vacuum cleaners. Winner of Time magazine's "Best Inventions" award.