Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Dyson Airblade Tap

The Verge reports: [edited]

Dyson has unveiled its latest invention, an update to the Airblade hand dryer. The Airblade Tap takes advantage of some significant size reductions in the technology to integrate drying functionality into the faucet itself.

The Tap uses a 1600W motor that can dry hands in about 12 seconds by blasting air out at 420mph. It also cleans the air before blowing it onto your hands. You won't have to touch the Tap, infrared filters sense your hands and send out jets of water and air accordingly.

The Airblade Tap should be available March 1st. At £999, you'll certainly be paying for the privilege, but Dyson says the low energy consumption will eventually work out in your favor; the Tap supposedly costs up to 69 percent less to run than a traditional hand dryer, and up to 97 percent less than paper towels.

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