Fun With Dyson`s Air Multiplier

Submitted by: Tacos4Brkfst 6 years ago Misc

Early tests of the large hadron collider
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Male 68
Soon this will be how we all travel
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Female 3,598
umm.... what is the point?
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Male 2,085
Boring!
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Female 259
Put the air multipliers in a big circle -> create new universe.
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Male 3,314
I have to agree about the price. Far, far, FAR too expensive. I understand paying a premium for a new technology and all, but $300 for a table fan!?!?
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Male 496
each one of these is 250 quid, lol
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Male 5,094
Cool concept. I was hoping for a moment that it would be electrostatic, but that would be horribly cost-inefficient, not to mention lethal to the touch.
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Male 2,220
This is a bit like the ITER project.

Except they are dealing with magnetic fields and 100 Million C plasma....
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Female 51
I`m terribly amused by the commercial for these. When the fellow says "It`s only after you turn the fan off that you realise how unsettling it`s been" Yeah, maybe for the pets. I`ve never heard a human describe an electric fan as "unsettling" before.
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Male 275
personaly i find that $300 bucks is a bit much for an air mover
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Male 178
toooooooooooo much time on their hands
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Female 130
only if you dont mind little things like inaccuracy
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Male 234
If they could put these into a giant circle and send two ballons to crash into each other they would have a cheap example of how the LHC works...
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Female 803
I bet these guys had loads of fun making up routes for the balloon to take.

@thelonious: it just looks like fun. Moreso for the makers than us.
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Male 1,013
Love it, but at $299usd, no thanks! For the mere price of a cheesburger, I can get someone to blow on me! I said "on" right?
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Female 1,894
hahaooh dysoon
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Male 3,482
[quote]For anyone who doesn`t know how it works (and actually thinks it can be used as a weapon or a transportation device):[/quote]
Killjoy...

I was gonna stick pieces of debris in it and use it as a launcher across the room...

I could see it... Dyson Air Missile Wars...

But you had to go and ruin my fun...
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Male 3,310
Uh, I think I missed it. What point in the video did things become fun?
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Male 12,365
For anyone who doesn`t know how it works (and actually thinks it can be used as a weapon or a transportation device):

A fan in the base spins round and moves air like a normal fan.

The air flows up the inside of the base and out through a very narrow gap in one side of the circular upper section.

This moving air drags more air along with it, creating a larger flow of air. It`s a similar thing to what happens when you`re walking alongside a road and a large unaerodynamic vehicle drives by - the air moved by it drags the surrounding air with it, which you feel.
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Male 12,365
[quote]transportation of the future, maybe?[/quote]

It`s a desk fan. It`s no more the transportation of the future than any other desk fan. It moves relatively small amounts of air around to increase heat loss by convection.
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Male 3,482
Yeah, I just got done reading a few reviews of the larger room sized ones...

Apparently, one of the most popular things to do is stick your head through it.

And the biggest negative?

No robotic voice distortion when speaking through it...

And, you know, the $450 price tag...
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Male 12,365
It`s a £200 desk fan. I can buy a desk fan that works just as well for £5.

Sure, it`s a cool piece of engineering and it does produce less turbulence than a simple fan, but it`s a hugely expensive solution to a problem that doesn`t exist.

A traditional fan moves air past you to increase cooling by convection.

This fan moves air past you to increase cooling by convection.

The flow is more laminar...whoopie-do. You`re not an aeroplane or a racing car - turbulence isn`t a problem.

If you can feel *turbulence* in the airflow from your desk fan and that makes you so uncomfortable that you`re willing to spend £200 to fix it, then this fan is worth trying. Not the airflow itself, which is the point of any fan, but turbulence in it.

Incidentally, it isn`t a bladeless fan. The fan blades are in the base.
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Male 142
Futurama!
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Female 26
transportation of the future, maybe?
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Male 1,523
Dyson is the Apple of appliances...
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Male 394
I still don`t understand how it works...But to hell if I care.
It`s awesome.
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Female 3,574
[quote]*Hole through face*[/quote]
XD
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Male 725
Did I just watch a











commercial?





UGH
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Male 60
What does this have to do with the LHC?
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Male 454
That is one of the coolest things I`ve ever seen. That must have been expensive though. Unless they planned on returning them to the store later.
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Male 3,482
Now... All they need to do is MAKE A RAILGUN OUT OF IT!

Muahaha... The enemy won`t see it coming...

"Oh look, a fan, let`s go get cool in front of it!"
"Hey, it doesn`t even have those stupid blades that normal fans have!"
"Hey, what`s that thing on the other-"
*Hole through face*
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Male 1,627
crysis sandbox!
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Male 25,416
Such a cool marketing ploy!
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Male 85
"I really hope that the US government is wasting
tons of money developing a new mode of
transportation with giant versions of these."
How is that a waste?
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Male 211
lol... did anyone else notice that the gas bottle at teh start was labelled "balloon gas"
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Male 2,670
Surely this bladeless fan is an INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL!
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Male 321
Looks like Futurama minus the clear tubing.
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Male 599
I really hope that the US government is wasting
tons of money developing a new mode of
transportation with giant versions of these.
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Male 722
I hate his commercial for it: "Fans cause annoying buffeting"

Isn`t that what a fan is supposed to do?
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Male 359
......And they have free healthcare too....
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Male 2,593
what a waste of money
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Male 730
That`s ridiculous.
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Male 591
I wish I had this much time to waste at work. Oh, and boatloads of cash to blow on useless junk too.
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Male 10,845
NEAT-O!
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Female 3,574
They`re cool, but who the heck would spend that much on a goddamn FAN?
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Male 6,694
I think it looks neat but those things cost tons.
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Male 2,159
Well I thought that was pretty cool. Much like my face would be if I sat in front of one of those.
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Male 14,330
Lol $300 for a fan! or less for an AC gee lemme think.
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Female 2,695
i think it`s cool
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Female 1,380
awwww that didn`t make it when I sent it in :(
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Male 304
boring
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Male 252
Viral marketing is fu$king everywhere
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Male 215
=D I`m very amused. But jeez, do you realize that each one of those costs $330?

http://www.dyson.com/store/fans.asp
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Male 776
"what are these things?"

$300 fans that look really cool, basically
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Male 377
that must have been an expensive little project. those things are ~$300 from what I`ve seen.
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Female 59
veyr cool but i dont understand whats going on and why there is no cool background music
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Female 212
I got to play with one of these yesterday. They`re pretty fun.
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Male 757
what are these things?
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Male 620
Link: Fun With Dyson`s Air Multiplier [Rate Link] - Early tests of the large hadron collider
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