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Dyson Hot fan heaterDyson redefines the space heater with its blade-less heating fan
-Hi, I'm David Carnoy, executive editor for CNET.com, and a lot of times in the tech world we like to describe products as hot and new, but this is the first time that word hot has actually been incorporated into the product name. This is the Dyson Hot fan heater. It is really a heater. It's looks like a space heather, but it's actually more of space age heater. It works with Dyson's latest fan technology before the company had something called the Dyson air multiplier fan. That fan comes in multiple models. Now, we have the Dyson hot, which basically pushes hot air through that bladeless fan. There is a thermostat that goes from 32 degrees all the way up 99 degrees. That's a little bit deceptive because this isn't an air conditioner actually. What you do is you set the thermostat to say if the room was around 40 degrees and you wanted to be 50 degrees, you set it at 50 degrees and every time the thermostat would drop below 50 degrees, the heater would kick in. Couple of cool features, like the air multiplier models this one has a tilt mechanism in it. This one also comes with a remote control. It's actually magnetic and you can stick it to the top of the fan. That remote control allows you to get the thermostat, also the power of the fan and you can set it to oscillate. Like Dyson's air multiplier models, this is a fairly quite fan. It does kick up the sound and when you do put it on the higher power levels. It's also designed not to get too hot. There's no exposed heating elements and Dyson is making a big deal about how I would say safer fan. If you tip it over, it turns off automatically and there's nothing to in theory start a fire. In case you wanted, this can also be used as a standard fan. It is a little bit confusing at first, but you have to set the thermostat all they way down to 32 degrees and in the power button on the front goes from red to blue and you are in standard fan mode. The fan comes in 2 colors. This is the iron and blue color and there's also a white and silver model. We like this color a little it better. It does look a little bit more futuristic with the blue on the inside. Unfortunately, the one downside here is that like most Dyson products, this is a fairly pricey here at $399. A lot of people are gonna back at that price, but by the same token, it is a really show piece produce and Dyson has managed to sell a lot of those air multiplier fans. So, we also expect coming to sell a lot of these heaters. I'm David Carnoy and that's the Dyson Hot Fan Heater.