Dyson Bladeless Fans @ Amazon Gold Box

mrluckypants96

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So these work by ionizing air right? Would that be safe to use near a computer?

Edit: Nevermind, I'm dumb....
 

Sikkyu

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these are basically giant signs that screams whoever bought it is a massive idiot with more money then sense.
 

FrgMstr

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Hehe. Dunno about that. I don't own any of these, but I guess if you are going to shell out huge bucks for one, better to get a deal than not.
 

FrgMstr

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Kinda of interesting to watch. He actually shows how exactly these work. Cutaway model and all.

 

FrgMstr

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The fan mechanism is in the base. Nothing fancy.

Well, there is a bit more to it than that. There are actually some solid scientific principles that these operate on. That said, if you use one, it is pretty damn trippy that they can move so much air.
 

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Yeah, I found that out after a google search, hence the edit.



Still looks cool and futuristic, but overpriced by about 15x.
All Dyson products are overpriced, and for the technology that goes into them they're supposedly made very cheaply.

I've been in several places that have these and seen them on display. They definitely move a good volume of air, but are just as loud as bladed fans in operation. Frankly, I'd rather spend $20 on a box fan that I know is going to last 10 years (at least) than spend 10x as much on one of these that might last 5 years.
 

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these are basically giant signs that screams whoever bought it is a massive idiot with more money then sense.

I own one, are you calling me an idiot? Works great and everyone asks about it cause its so cool looking. I also own the Dyson Absolute cordless and its friggin fantastic. Just wait for the right sale at Kohls and stack with a 30% coupon for a tremendous deal.

All that being said DO NOT buy any refurbs of these fans.
 

mrluckypants96

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All Dyson products are overpriced, and for the technology that goes into them they're supposedly made very cheaply.

I've been in several places that have these and seen them on display. They definitely move a good volume of air, but are just as loud as bladed fans in operation. Frankly, I'd rather spend $20 on a box fan that I know is going to last 10 years (at least) than spend 10x as much on one of these that might last 5 years.

My grandparents have one of them (they keep in in their trailer, they travel a lot), and it seems pretty much like... well... a fan... just somewhat quieter (could be due to higher ambient noise because trailer) and cooler looking.
 

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Pretty cool tech, but damn they are pricey. Who wants to gift me one. ;)
 

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I used one of these that someone else abandoned when offices were moved. They are cool however the sound coming from the high RPM motor is annoying as shit and it doesn't have a good "white noise" effect like a normal fan (possibly due to the air buffeting normal fans do?). I use a normal desk fan now and find the overall experience much better and less annoying to myself and others.

I think they could make these ten times better if they added some sound deadening to the base and made them easier to clean.
 
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