6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Dyson Airblade Tap, the faucet that dries

About Video Transcript

First Look: Dyson Airblade Tap, the faucet that dries

1:27 /

Luke Westaway goes hands-on (or should that be 'under') with Dyson's pricey new bathroom tech.

Dyson is best known for making weird-looking vacuum cleaners and high-velocity hand dryers. So what's the British firm's next invention? Well, to paraphrase Admiral Ackbar, it's a Tap. This is not just any tap though. It's Dyson's Air Blade Tap. It washes your hands automatically once you trigger an infrared sensor underneath and then it dries them using these air blasting prongs on the side. Beneath the surface, the tap is powered by a brand new Dyson digital motor which spins up to 90,000 rpm in under a second. Dyson says the motor took 7 years to develop at a cost of nearly 30 million pounds. It's money well spent though as Dyson says this monster will get your hands dry in 12 seconds flat. I'd given it a go and the amount of air that's funneled through these sub-1 millimeter slit is absolutely pretty impressive. It frees you from the nightmare of tracing across the bathroom to use the hand dryer, but that amazing convenience doesn't come cheap with this fancy faucet costs 1,000 pounds. There's also another way to control the temperature of the water that comes out which means this tap is probably not ideal for your actual home. Instead, you'd be better off waiting for the Air Blade Tap to start popping up in airports, train stations, or restaurants which will probably start happening in the next few months. In the meantime, let us know which piece of household technology you would like to see given a high-tech makeover. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET and this is the Dyson Air Blade Tap.

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 102: No offline Netflix, giving holiday GIFs, eating cricket cookies and more
24:44 December 17, 2014
On today's show, Ashley and Khail discuss a car concept that would eliminate blind spots for drivers, explain how you can create a...
Play video
Sennheiser Urbanite: An on-ear headphone with a retro-hip design and "now" sound
1:03 December 17, 2014
The $200 Urbanite has an eye-catching look and plump bass geared toward younger listeners.
Play video
Samsung Gear VR turns a Note 4 into stunning virtual reality headset
3:28 December 17, 2014
Are you VR-curious? Samsung's "Innovator Edition" headset accessory for the Galaxy Note 4 does a seriously impressive job of putting...
Play video
Brew espresso drinks fast and with some flavor
2:18 December 17, 2014
The $100 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me creates fancy espresso-style drinks in a flash.
Play video
The 404 Show 1,596: It's the end of an era with Steve Guttenberg (podcast)
36:33 December 17, 2014
Today's the last video episode of The 404. Ever. To help us say goodbye to our video feed, Steve Guttenberg joins us to discuss his...
Play video
Withings Activité, the high-end watch with smart fitness hiding inside
2:24 December 17, 2014
Meet the stealth fitness tracker: Swiss-designed and elegant, the expensive Activité is a Bluetooth-syncing pedometer and sleep tracker...
Play video
BlackBerry Classic tempts hardcore fans with keyboard
2:58 December 17, 2014
A new BlackBerry arrives with signature features, Sony's ready to show off a new take on smartglasses, and TAG Heuer goes after the...
Play video
HP's Omen offers high design, high performance
2:05 December 17, 2014
A slick midsize gaming laptop from a company not known for being on the cutting edge.
Play video