Dyson has launched its latest innovative new home gadget – a bladeless fan heater called Hot.
The £269.99 fan uses the same technology as the popular Dyson Air Multiplier fan to give a fast flow of air without moving parts. This, according to Dyson, means the fan can project heat further and heat a room more evenly than a conventional heater.
The heater’s thermostat can be set between 1°C and 37°C and heat is generated by passing air over specially-designed ceramic stones.
UPDATE 23/09/11: you can now watch our full hands-on Dyson Hot fan heater video review.
Dyson Hot heater
A lack of moving parts, a visible heating element or grill could make Hot an appealing choice for parents concerned about inquisitive children.
Dyson says that none of the exposed parts get hot and the heater has been designed to automatically switch off if tipped over.
Which? deputy home editor Natalie Hitchins says: ‘New launches from Dyson always attract a lot of attention, especially when it strays away from its traditional focus on vacuum cleaners.
‘Its Air Multiplier fan made waves due to its distinctive shape and lack of moving parts, and the Hot heater is set to benefit from similar technology. It’s one of the most expensive portable heaters we’ve seen, but will doubtless prove a talking point in homes that splash out on this gadget.’
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Designed to heat and cool
The heater’s features can be operated via a remote control that can turn the fan heater on and off, adjust the temperature or airflow and control oscillation. Unlike conventional heaters, the technology behind Hot means it can also be used as a cooling fan.
The Dyson Hot is available at John Lewis from today and will be on sale nationwide in October 2011.
- First look review of the Dyson Hot fan heater
- Read our portable heaters buying guide
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