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Friday, March 20, 2015

Dyson Cool AM06 review

I still remember years ago {back in 2008} when the first Dyson blade-less fans came out. I was working in David Jones and we had to walk through the electrical department to get in and out of the staff areas so I got to walk past the fans each day. I couldn't help myself, I had to put my hands through them every time. A fan without blades was so fascinating to me and I couldn't for the life of me work out how on earth they worked. I loved walking past them each day and daydreaming of owning one.

Its taken me 7 years, but I can now finally say I own one. Better late than never.

When I went down to the bloggers bbq, in Melbourne in January, I connected with Dyson and they were after bloggers to test out and review their new Dyson Cool AM06 desk fans. Of course I couldn't put my hand up quick enough. Not only are these fans super cool, but they're also the perfect solution for someone who has young children. With an inquisitive, daredevil child like mine I definitely need a blade-less fan if not purely for safety reasons. For the past few weeks we've been testing it out.
Dyson Cool AM06 desk fan review
It turns out the fan actually came at the perfect time because our air-conditioner down in the lounge room {where we spend most of our time when home} has been dying for some time. On top of that our screen door also needs fixing {the toddler can easily escape out of it} so I can't leave the front door open to allow breeze through during the day. Combine QLD summer temps + no fresh breeze + no air-conditioning and you get a very cranky toddler and mummy. Hence why we spend so much time out and not at home! Thankgod the fan came into our lives!


No blades - The most obvious and beneficial feature of the Dyson AM06 is that, like the other Dyson Cool fans, it has no blades. Like most toddlers, bub has a fascination with fan blades and no fear or understanding of the consequences so she constantly tried to put her fingers into the blades of the air-con motor when she's outside {on the odd times it was actually working}. As such fans had been banned in our house in order to protect her tiny fingers. I love, love, love the fact that this fan has no blades. Of course it only took her about 2 seconds after it was put together before she climbed up to the desk and put her hand straight through the fan.

Air Multiplier™ technology - I finally know how it works without the blades! Basically these fans use the same technology as a jet engine on an aeroplane in order to create a high velocity jet of air that comes out around the edges of the oval rim. Thats about as technical as my explanation gets, but if you want to know more then check the website for the full technical explanation. I think it's pretty bloody cool that Dyson use this technology in a fan.

{Image: Dyson}

Oscillating & Tilting base - Like most standard fans, the AM06 can oscillate, however instead of just the head of the fan moving, the entire fan {including the base} moves from side to side. Its so cool, like watching a little robot dance back and forth. On top of this the body of the fan can be tilted on an angle while the base remains in the same position, so the airflow can can be adjusted up or down without compromising the sturdiness of the base. The base is also pretty sturdy and not easy to knock over unlike other fans {yep she's already tried that too}.

Remote Control - The fan comes with a remote control, which is pretty awesome in itself, but when I found out all the functions it can do I got really excited. You can make the fan oscillate and adjust the power of the fan via the remote. It goes to level 10 in power and mine sits between 7-10 here in QLD because my house is ALWAYS hot. The remote also has a sleep timer {um hello, how cool is that?} which can be set for 15 minutes up to 9hrs. On top of this the remote is also magnetic so it sticks to the top of the fan so you won't ever lose it. To be honest I didn't know about this for the first two weeks {because T threw out the instructions} so I did lose the remote once or twice so its a godsend that I now know it sticks to the fan because little fingers like to walk off with little things like remotes!

75% quieter - Dyson claim that the new AM06 is up to 75% quieter than previous generation Dyson fans. To be honest I have no idea if this is true or not, because unlike the rest of the lucky people who've previously owned a Dyson fan, I haven't so I have nothing to compare it to. I do know however that it's a lot quieter than the ceiling fans we have and a lot quieter than any other fan I've ever owned. The only time I really notice the fan noise is when everything else is quiet {which lets face it pretty much never happens with a toddler in the house}.

They also claim that the AM06 uses less power than previous models as well and again I have nothing to compare this to so can't really verify the claim. I will however be super happy if it makes a difference to my next electricity bill because they have been nasty recently!

Since we got the AM06 we paid an electrician to come in and re-wire our fuse box which we thought fixed the air-conditioner problem so I was all set to move the fan up to my spare room which I'm converting into an office. However, before it got moved the air-conditioner appears to be broken again so the fan will be staying down here for a bit longer. One day it'll make its way upstairs and I will have my office.

Have you ever had a Dyson fan before?

Toni x

Disclosure - I received the Dyson Cool AM06 at the Bloggers Bbq in Melbourne for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own based on my experience with the fan as per my disclosure policy. I did not receive payment for this review.

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  1. Oh I would have loved to connect at the BBQ - didn't realise you were a Melbournite too! I LOVE the Dyson!! It is truly the best thing since sliced bread with a toddler that likes to poke her fingers into everything!

    1. I'm not from Melbourne Caroline, just flew down for the day from QLD cos I'm crazy!

  2. I was really impressed with these when I introduced to them at the Blogger BBQ too. They just feel so far ahead of any other fans out on the market. I don't think I could go passed one if I were in the market x

  3. The Dyson cool is amazing! We don't have one but my parents do. It is my saviour when I go and visit them in the summertime!

    1. I don't know how I managed to live without it for so long Grace! This house is ridiculously hot, can't believe I suffered in this heat for so long.