06 February 2013

Wow. I Repeat: Wow

As a rule, I avoid repeating post categories in the course of a week. And I have an aversion to bad illustrations that verges on—more honestly, transcends—the obsessive. But the new Airblade faucet from fan and vacuum guru James Dyson is so whiz-bang innovative that I am casting aside both these editorial principles. In a nutshell, it's a touchless, sensor-operated tap with an integral hand-dryer. You wash your hands under the central spout, then move them under the side 'wings' where they are dried by HEPA-filtered air blowing at 420 miles per hour. It's available in deck- and wall-mount models. dyson.com

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  1. I've found that I ratehr dislike the airblade-style dryers. Yes, the get most of yuor hands dry. But they fail utterly at getting the sides of the fingers dry.

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    1. Your point is well, taken, Anonymous, with regard to the wall-mounted Airblades; there's not enough room in the unit to turn your hands around. Maybe the faucet-style will be more forgiving in that respect?

      Thank you for sharing your observations with us.

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