In 1991, Sir James Dyson (before he became a Sir) raised eyebrows by launching his with the seemingly quixotic aim of reinventing that humble household workhorse, the vacuum cleaner. Less than three decades later, Dyson has revolutionized not only vacuum cleaners with it’s cyclonic technology and dazzling design, but a whole host of gadgets no one ever thought could be cool, from air purifiers to heaters, fans, and hair dryers. Home design junkies await Dyson’s product rollouts with the same anticipation as Apple announcements. Here, Siweb presents some of our favorite new gizmos from Sir James and son Jake Dyson.
Dyson’s son Jake is now the company’s Chief Engineer. The Lightcycle is his baby: a task light that adjusts its color temperature and brightness according to daylight. Jake and team tested 892 prototypes until they perfected this complex technology, which helps reduce eye strain and glare. Available for preorder in desk and floor versions, white/silver or black.
This is a new category for Dyson—a “personal air treatment machine” that incorporates a sealed HEPA filter into a white and silver fan that looks like it came off the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Dyson is pitching it as small enough to perch on a desk or nightstand or in a nursery. At 16 inches in height and 10 inches in width, it’s still a bit bulky for a tabletop appliance but the fan is wonderfully quiet and the air filter is perfect for allergy season. It will also be great to eliminate cooking smells in a kitchen.
Designer Sasha Bikoff fell hard for this special edition of the company’s hair dryer, which features real gold leaf from Florence, Italy, brushed onto the device’s matte blue finish. “When I saw the gold and Yves Klein-blue Dyson I thought it looked like a piece of art,” says Bikoff, who designed a “beautification station” around it. “It needed to have its own glamorous moment in a space that combines style and function.” What’s more, the hair dryer’s technology is another Dyson coup: the motor spins six times faster than the typical hair device, yet is a third of the weight and half the size.
Take it from me, Dyson’s cordless vacuums are a game changer—they are powerful enough to replace a corded vacuum and make vacuuming stairs (or any place far from an outlet) a breeze. The V11 Torque Drive is the best one yet, with a Dynamic Load Sensor that sense the floor type—hardwood or carpet—and self adjusts. The purple and blue design is chic, the battery lasts for 60 minutes and I loved the new digital screen that lets you know how much time is left until the charge runs out.
First Dyson reimagined the humble fan, with air circulation technology that eliminated the need for whirring blades. Next the company combined cooling and heating technology in a single device. The latest iteration of the bladeless wonder goes one step further with an air purifier, fan, and heater all in one. The machine’s HEPA filter captures 99.97 percent of particle pollution, removing everything from pollen and mold to gases like formaldehyde and benzene from the environment.