When Dyson introduced the Air Multiplier – their bladeless fan – in 2009, a lot of people were impressed by the elegant design and efficient cooling methods that you couldn’t get from traditional fans. Despite the hefty price point (the fans start at £200 for the smaller models, and work their way up to £300), there’s no denying that the technology used by Dyson is really impressive.
Fast forward to an unseasonably warm September in 2011, and the result of three years research and development, based upon the design of the Air Multiplier, has resulted in a new product: Dyson Hot.
Staying true to the Air Multiplier’s design, the Dyson Hot is able to heat a room all the way up to a whopping 37 degrees celsius, and if you want to keep things cooler in the summer, it can double up as a fan, cooling the room down to a minimum 1 degree celsius.
The Dyson Hot is a big leap over many of the heaters that you will find on the market today. Instead of an ambiguous dial being used to control the heat of the unit, you can simply set a temperature on the Hot, to the degree, and it will begin to heat the area around it.
James Dyson said “Other fan heaters rely on inefficient motors or dust friendly grills. As the heat rises you’re left with a partially heated room and a worrying burning smell. Dyson engineers have developed a heater that produces no smell and heats the whole room”
Like the Air Multiplier, you can simply wipe it down when it needs to be cleaned, and you won’t find any dust trapped between the fiddly little grill that covers the unit, because there isn’t a grill there.
Aesthetically, the Hot looks like no other heater on the market. Its design is modern, and very minimalist. All of these aspects have been carried over from the Air Multiplier, but unfortunately for potential buyers, so has the price. The Hot retails for £269.99.
Many prospective buyers will take one look at the price and immediately look away, and who can blame them? £270 is a lot of money to pay for a heater, after all, but you do get some nice little extras from the Hot that you wouldn’t get from regular heater units.
Little things, such as the remote control being curved to match the curvature of the base unit and magnetised so that you can simply keep it with the base when you’re not using it, make this product feel, well, revolutionary. It certainly isn’t going to break any market share records anytime soon with its price point, but that shouldn’t detract from the fact that the Dyson Hot is a really great product that will sit nicely on the higher end of the market.
If you want to buy the Dyson Hot Fan Heater, it’s available to purchase from Amazon today, or you can wait and view it in person at a John Lewis store before you decide whether or not you want to buy it.