Dyson’s First-Ever Humidifier

Hygenically misted air utilizing ultraviolet filtering and the brand's acclaimed Air Multiplier technology

To put it simply, Dyson knows a lot about air. From their vacuums and Airblade, to their fan’s patented Air Multiplier technology, the brand has reimagined manipulation of environmental flow. It only makes sense, then, that they would release a humidifier, which is making its way to the US today after last year’s release in Japan. Employing the same technology as their fans, but taking it all a step further, this humidifier is one of the most hygienically sound on the market—and keeps their acclaimed design aesthetic intact.

Why enter the humidifier market? Dyson cites the fact that most people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, breathing in and out 22,000 times a day. Dry air contributes to plenty of discomfort and even health issues and breathing problems (especially during the winter)—and there was something they could do about it. To combat this, Dyson filed 275 patents (and has 130 more patents pending) to develop a one-of-a-kind machine. 643 prototypes led to what hits shelves today. And all of these statistics translate to distinct benefits.

First, a piezoelectric transducer vibrates water up to 1.7 million times a second sending microscopic particles upward. With the Air Multiplier technology, water-saturated air is then evenly distributed throughout a room (with air flow settings ranging from light to full blown) for up to 18 hours straight. The Intelligent Climate Control feature means the humidifier measures temperature and air moisture levels. While all of this may seem standard, the balance is unprecedented. However, the primary and foremost benefit of the Dyson is hygiene.

One feature in between all of this process leads to cutting-edge cleanliness. A patented UV light technology filters the water, twice. Resting water can often be a breeding ground for bacteria. This light filtration annihilates 99.9% of bacteria. On top of this, this humidifier is the only of its kind to be certified allergy and asthma-free by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Altogether, it’s a sanitary option that distributes moisture throughout a room safely and evenly.

As of today, the Dyson Humidifier is available online for $500.

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