Ultra Cool Looking Products . . .
|The "Ciclotte" via Wired.com, Photo by Christian Stoll|
|The Dyson's Air Multiplier Bladeless Fan via Time.com|
At $299.99 for a table top version to $449.99 for the pedestal style, these fans are pricey but don't break the bank. According to Dyson.com, the "Air Multiplier" technology draws in air and amplifies it – from 15 to 18 times, depending on the model. Instead of chopping and hurling air at you like conventional fans (ouch! sounds painful!), the Air Multiplier in essence works like a vacuum cleaner in reverse. Air is sucked in the motor base and pushes it up into the ring which rushes out the tiny, millimeter-long slots that run along the circular frame. As the air emerges, it creates a circular low-pressure region that pulls in the air from behind — creating a fairly uniform flow of air through the ring.
Now, if it truly works well, I'd build it into a wall capturing a vignette of the space beyond while cooling off those in front without any knowledge of where that lovely breeze is coming from!