Dyson intros Hot AM04, aims to change the home heating game (video)

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    Leave it to James Dyson to give your ordinary household appliance a new spin. Tonight in New York City, Mr. Dyson took to the stage in order to properly unveil his latest gizmo — the $399.99 Dyson Hot AM04. As its name suggests, this is the company’s latest fan Air Multiplier, but with a ceramic coal heating element to keep your toes toasty. On those muggy summer days, you’ll be able to get your room down to a frigid 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and when the the winter’s bitter cold hits, you’ll be able to hit 99 degrees — caliente. The unit is designed much like a jet’s wing, bringing air in from its bottom grills and amplifying it six times as it soars out through the ducts.

    Interestingly enough, we’re told that the heating element stays at one preset temperature, measuring the room until it reaches the level you tell it to. As you’d expect, an inbuilt safety mechanism flips the whole thing off if it tips over. With its tiltable base or an included IR remote, you’ll be able to change the temperature, choose between ten fan speeds and set it into an oscillation mode. Better yet, the remote magnetically clings to the top of the unit — perfect if you’re prone to losing things. It’s currently available in white or silver directly from Dyson (though a remote-less version is tipped for those looking to save a few bucks), and you’ll find more details in the PR past the break.

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