Staying cool during summer can sometimes be hard, especially if you’re in an office and dressed in a suit and tie because your boss decided that he’s not going relax the dress code for the hottest day of the year. Well, I’ve decided to treat myself to a Dyson Cool desk fan from AO.com in preparation for some hot days that we are no doubt due to get. I thought to myself I will not be caught out this year. I will definitely be the envy of the office, due to the Dyson Cool possibly being the best fan available on the market.
Unlike conventional fans, the Dyson Cool is 75% quieter and most importantly bladeless. The fan also consumes up to 40 percent less energy, so you have no need to worry about the running cost. There’s a lot of thought that’s gone into the engineering of the Dyson Cool. From the tilts which allow the fan to pivot at an angle on its own centre of gravity to the acoustically engineered motor bucket where the motor’s casing has been tuned to reduce vibration and noise. Like I said it’s well thought of engineering.
The Dyson Cool has 10 airflow speed settings ranging from 1 – 10. This can be changed with the soft-touch control located on the bottom half of the fan. There is also a remote that changes the speed settings, you can switch the fan on/off from across the room, set the fan to oscillate and even set a timer that allows the fan to turn off after preset intervals ranging from 15 minutes to 9 hours. The remote can be kept neatly on the fan where there’s a magnet that makes it attach easily. Because there are no spinning blades the fan is completely safe and I don’t need to worry about my 3 years old having an accident. The fan gathers hardly any dust but can be easily wiped clean with a dry cloth.
Helmholtz Cavity – Captures and dissipates audible motor noise.
Tilt – Pivots on its own centre of gravity staying put without clamping
Mixed Flow impeller – A combination of the technologies used in turbochargers and jet engines generates powerful airflow
LED Display – Displays the current airflow setting and sleep timer duration
Eccentrically aligned loop amplifier – A larger space at the bottom of the loop allows air to enter with less turbulence, reducing noise.
Aerodynamic Diffuser – Separates airflow into controlled paths, creating a more efficient journey to the loop.
Brushless DC Motor – Uses less energy than AM01 to generate powerful airflow.
Remote Control – Allows the user to switch the fan on/off, set a timer, change the speed settings and select the oscillation.
I am amazed at how quiet the fan is, it will certainly not cause any disturbance to my colleagues in the office. Even though the plan is for me to use it in the office, I fully intend on taking it home with me so I can keep cool as well. The Dyson Cool is really light and probably weighs no more than 2kg, so makes for easy travels. The Dyson Cool retails at £249 and I picked mine up at AO.com. I must commend the amazing customer service I received, the fan was ordered on Thursday and I received it on Saturday. I was able to track where it was from start to delivery using the AO app.