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Holy crap! Its a cheap Dyson!

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This thing is a complete piece of shit. It pops up occasionally at normal woot, and I bought one. It's a crappy PC fan that points up into the hoop thing and that's it.

It moves almost no air at all. You're seriously better off buying a 10 dollar fan from walmart.

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Oh yes, this thing is not really that great at any sort of significant cooling. But it is fun.

It basically uses a computer fan as a bladeless. It does move some air and I like it as a (very) light breeze. Just don't expect this to really circulate the air in your cubicle at all, just get a breeze on your face.

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My office stays around 85 degrees in the summer, due to being on the hot side of the building and being the furthest away from the AC unit (at least that's what management always says). Any bit of air stirring is a welcome relief. I keep several fans going, at least this one wouldn't take up too much room.

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You know those loud PC fans you replace as soon as you boot your new PC...yep, this has one. Gonna mod mine. Cool idea, gonna white-elephant it.

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Sounds like nothing but good things about this fan. In for 20

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Thanks for the input all. I've seen these in store and some at friends, well not these but the real ones and they seem nice. I have a Zippi fabirc blade fan at work that I've had for years and it is nice, but thought a bladeless one like this might be nice. I guess I'll keep looking/waiting.

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I'm confused; if it's simply a PC fan, how can they claim it to be 'blade-less'? PC fans have blades...

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Calling the Dyson Air Multiplier a fan with no blades is perhaps a touch misleading. There are blades in the fan -- you just can't see them. The pedestal hides the blades. A motor rotates nine asymmetrically aligned blades to pull air into the device. According to Dyson, these blades can pull in up to 5.28 gallons (about 20 liters) of air per second.

The air flows through a channel in the pedestal up to the tube, which is hollow. The interior of the tube acts like a ramp. Air flows along the ramp, which curves around and ends in slits in the back of the fan. Then, the air flows along the surface of the inside of the tube and out toward the front of the fan.

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Interesting...

Though amazing they can use a liquid measurement for air...

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Reminds me of Marvin from Hitchhikers Guide.

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I bought one on a previous woot. If you're expecting great gales that turn your office into a kite flying zone, then you're going to be bitterly disappointed. If you expect a nice breeze if you're not too far away from it, and an interesting little conversation piece, then you will be happy with it.

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I need this like I need a hole in the head.

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@cooltommy: Liters and gallons are measurements of volume. They're not restricted to liquids.

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@theflatline: How do you think the Dyson works? Works the same way.

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@sezyrrith: The difference in pressure would alter that measurement.