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Dyson debuts their updated Air MultiplierAt $299, this top-of-the-line desk fan is cool, but costly.
And CNET tracked Chris it is sixteen degrees outside here in mobile Kentucky but that's not cold enough for us over testing at best chance today. And right here I got dice and AM 01 and standing for air multiplier. And as you can see this is -- believe this -- -- that you can stick your hand right through it. Doesn't have any -- that has been any thing how this thing works is there's a bit of a -- like turbine in the base that draws air and and circulates it through this hollow ring that that -- here on the ridge -- the air comes out over a foil that directs to a cone. It also in trains air which is the term that means to pull in to an existing current and that makes it multiplied current -- -- that comes that you. And that's all great design works well it circulates there just as well as you'd like in our test it. Felt about the same as the standard desk and and it blew out -- and a very steady stream. Now if you compare the AM a sixty DMO one that came before it you'll notice some differences first off you'll see that the NS six has a remote and this is -- -- control the thing. It's got the power button -- -- oscillation on and off it's got -- sleep timer setting and you can adjust the intensity is well. Now none of those controls are on the -- itself except for the power button. And that's one complaint I have if you lose this promoter this remote breaks. Ought to be able to do from the ban on and you'll be a return oscillation on and off you'll be able to dial up or down or is that that's sleep timer humans all of that if you lose the remote. Other -- stores on topics this magnet so it's less likely to -- -- it's still. I found myself walking off in my pocket by mistake a few times I could see that getting lost pretty easily. In addition to -- your -- there's also a new vanishing LED display that looks very stylish. And on top of that the -- -- six is also much quieter desk and it's up to 75%. Quieter according to Dyson. Additionally it's also 30% more efficient -- less power to produce the same current -- So overall in most six is a better -- death and in the in the one way it's. So how much is a state of the art -- death and retail -- Well this ten inch model of the -- a six sells for 299. Dollars that's. -- pretty whopping price tag but. It's actually the same price as the in the one debuted for five years ago so they haven't -- the price that even though they've added the remote and -- it quieter and more efficient. And that's a little encouraging but still wow a lot to pay for it that's. I don't know that you need to spend that much their -- fans out there that you perfectly good work at thirty bucks or so but if you want a state of the art -- the top of the line futuristic desk and can't do much better than this for CNET I'm right next.