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Bladeless electric fan

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I do have to say that while my vacuum is great, when that bag gets 3/4 full it looses it’s suction pretty quick.

    Mike
     
  2. HDJulie

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    Ditto. We have long-haired cats *and* I am a terrible housekeeper so when we vacuum, there is ALOT of dirt & hair & the dyson is the best vacuum we've had.
     
  3. 04Taco

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    I am glad to see that I am not the only one that is like this. I have a fan with me constantly. When I travel, I take one with me. If I forget to pack one, I have to find a store to buy one. Needless to say, I have probably 30-40 fans in my house. Even have a couple of battery powered ones for camping. My wife thinks I'm crazy but it helps me sleep. Would I pay $299 to $329 for these? Not right now. Maybe if the price comes down some. I like high tech stuff so I want one just for the "gotta have it" factor. But this on I won't be able to justify.
     
  4. JM Anthony

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    Dysan was on the Today Show this morning with his new product. Hard to find a cooler (pun intended) model than his.

    John
     
  5. Ken S

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    Drew,

    You love your vacuum? LOVE? C'mon :)
     
  6. 4HiMarks

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    Same here. They usually don't even review stuff in the price range I'm looking. I'd really prefer something like a Connoisseur's Reports for more high-end gear.
     
  7. The Merg

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    Gotta agree here. We never had luck with vacuums, but the Dyson definitely picked stuff up or other vacuums didn't. The only one we saw better was I think a Kirby that was being sold door-to-door. They came in a vacuumed a few steps of ours. The steps, which were pretty soiled from over time that they were almost a dark brown instead of a light tan, looked just like new carpet after they demonstrated the vacuum. My wife tried to get them to demonstrate it again on the whole stairs. Needless to say the seller wouldn't do it. If we hadn't already purchased the Dyson, I would have gotten that vacuum.

    - Merg
     
  8. rudeney

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    I remember once being at Walt Disney World one December and we forgot the fan, so off we went to get one. Guess what? We couldn't find one anywhere - tried WalMart, Target, Walgreen's, etc. I think we finally found one on "clearance" at a grocery store.

    Oh, and WAR EAGLE! :)
     
  9. jacksonm30354

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    Maybe it's something in the Chattahoochee! (Columbus is my hometown)...hahaha. I might be a bit worse - I don't need just any fan, but what my siblings and I refer to as "hurricane" fans. The loud, high air flow fans. The big ones are the best, but I can get by on a vacation with the 12" variety ("tropical storm" :) ). I'm up to about 5 of them now as when going out of town I have forgotten it or it wouldn't fit in the suitcase. I almost had an emergency when visiting a friend in central FL. The walmart only had replaced all the fans with heaters except 1 vertical type fan. It worked in a pinch.
     
  10. Drew2k

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    :lol:

    I remember having a conversation (in a discussion thread here on DBSTalk) about "love" and the several meanings , so ... deja vu!

    Yes, I love my Dyson. :)

    17. to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music.
    18. to need or require; benefit greatly from: Plants love sunlight.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/love
     
  11. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Has any here gotten the fan yet?

    Anyone know of any knockoffs?
     
  12. Earl Bonovich

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    I came "this" close to getting a week or so ago.
    Waiting for a 12% of coupon for BestBuy...

    I am still looking at it, as the demo at the store was amazing awsome.
    This would make a great fan for the living room, as it can't hurt the little one.
     
  13. Hutchinshouse

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    Perhaps this technology will lead to airplane propulsion. Bird strike/engine failures will be a thing of the past.
     
  14. Drucifer

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    I keep a small fan next to my lounge chair to keep my AC at a higher setting, but having the fan on requires me to turn up the sound on my TV. But I just can't see paying this much for a low noise solution. I'll go a hundred, but no mo.'
     
  15. dpeters11

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  16. DavidMi

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    There are blades in it just like a regular fan... they are just hidden in the base of the fan and then blow up and out the vents above it.

    Just because you can not see the blades does not mean it does not have any. ;)
     
  17. barryb

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    Super amazing Earl. I too almost bought one, but thought.. hrrmmm... I need a BBnB coupon.
     
  18. Mike Bertelson

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    Actually, it’s an impeller. A fan blade wouldn’t work in this situation.

    I know it sounds like semantics, but they really are functionally different.

    However, you make a good point. Prior to the video with the cut-away, their marketing made it seem like there wasn’t any mechanical movement of air. In fact it’s a simple ducted venture; interesting use of some pretty old technology to be sure, but I just don’t understand why the dang thing costs $300. :eek2:

    Mike
     
  19. Tom Robertson

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    "Because they can" for awhile.

    Just not gonna get my money...

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  20. wilbur_the_goose

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