Public bathrooms are rarely a pleasant experience. Typically it’s an in and out sort of venture with little time to meditate on the methodology of the process. You go, wash up, then…
Instead you’re face to face with an automated hand dryer. Rather than go through the trouble of starting up the miniature jet engine you decide to just wipe your hands on your pants, causing many awkward stares from your co-workers. Though it’s been noted many times, these machines are a nuisance and don’t do the best job of drying your hands. Well, the engineers over at Dyson have come up with a solution: The Dyson Airblade Hand Dryers.
Dyson, a company typically associated with vacuum cleaners, has designed three extremely powerful and beautiful machines. The first of these machines is the Dyson AB09 Airblade Tap Hand Dryer.
The Airblade Tap is completely touch free, it uses infrared sensors to wash your hands and to dry them as well. Since the Airblade Tap is over the sink all of the excess water goes down the drain rather than all over the floor. Dyson promises that the Airblade will dry your hands in 12 seconds flat, due to the power of the Dyson Digital Motor. This motor was in development at Dyson for 7 years and cost them 70 million pounds (roughly 110 million dollars). The result is a motor which spins at 90,000 rpms and generates very little noise. The Airblade also contains a HEPA filter to remove 99.97% of the bacteria in the air.
The second hand dryer from Dyson is the AB14. The AB14 replaces the older AB04 and guarantees a 50% drop in noise due to improving the aperture and motor. Much like the Airblade Tap the AB14 uses the Dyson Digital Motor and a HEPA filter to provide the most hygienic hand drying at a powerful 420 mph, literally scraping the water off of your hands! The AB14 produces 72% less CO2 and the running cost is 69% less than other hand dryers and 97% less than paper towels.
Finally, the Dyson Airblade V hand dryer. Sporting a design straight out of a sci-fi movie, the Airblade V functions like other hand dryers on the market, only with a Dyson twist. The V uses both the Dyson Digital Motor and a HEPA filter to provide clean, filtered air. The unit is compact yet produces very little noise, and can easily replace your current hand dryer on your bathroom wall. Dyson’s engineers have really designed some amazing hand dryers!
Be sure to check out CNET’s video on the Dyson Airblade Tap –