Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – Product Review

The new Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is nothing short of amazing. What could possibly be different about a new hair dryer? Plenty.

First of all, it looks completely different than any other handheld hairdryer. It uses the Dyson microprocessor technology and took their engineers four years to perfect. Without going into all the techno mumbo jumbo, let’s just look at it from a consumer point of view.

The unit is lightweight and easy to hold. It feels much sturdier than the plastic dryers on the market. It feels like a professional dryer. (By the way, they do make a professional edition for salons.)

There is no mesh on the end to clog up and require cleaning. No more taking tweezers to clean out the clogged filter on the back of the dryer. This is possible because the dryer uses the Dyson air multiplier technology that they use on their fans.

The dryer is much quieter than any other hairdryer I have ever tried. For the first time I could hear the phone ring while I was drying my hair.

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The attachments are magnetic which make them easy to put on and remove. Included with the dryer are a styling concentrator nozzle, a smoothing nozzle, a diffuser, a non- slip mat on which to place the dryer, and a small storage hanger. The diffuser is perfect for keeping curls in tact. The styling nozzle is what most hairdryers come with. The smoothing nozzle is unique. It really does eliminate the frizz with no tugging or pulling hair straight while drying, which is what most people have to do to tame frizzy, wild hair.

There are plenty of settings to use for every kind of hair, plus a cool button. If you haven’t used the cool button on your dryer or don’t have one, they are quite useful when styling your hair. Cooling actually sets the hair better, just like washing your face. We have been told to wash with warm water and rinse with cold to close the pores. This is also something that works with hair.

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Dyson technicians have created a temperature control inside the unit that measures the exit temperature of the air 20 times every second. It’s evident that a lot of research has gone into making this hair dryer.

The final aspect of the unit is the speed in which it dries hair. It takes me half the time to dry my hair with this dryer. And with the smoothing nozzle I don’t have to use my flat iron to take out the frizz.

Now, for the potential downside of this product. It retails for $399. Yes, that is a lot of money for a hair dryer, but it is the most amazing hair dryer I have ever used. I was sent a test unit for a complimentary two-week trial. It took me only two days to realize this is something I need to have. Returning it to the company after the two-week test period was over was a little sad however I have now purchased one for my very own – which I don’t have to return!

The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is available in two colors: Iron Gray with Fuchsia and White with Silver. The list price is $399.99. They also have a limited edition Iron Gray/Fuchsia with a leather case for an additional $50.

About the Reviewer

Francine Brokaw writes about products, travel, and entertainment. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books.

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The Dyson Humidifier

Dyson has come out with a humidifier that does double duty. In the winter (and in the summer too) it humidifies the air to keep the correct humidity in your house and in the summer it is also an air cooler. Dry air is responsible for a variety of problems, including dry eyes, sore throats and noses, and even dry skin. By adding humidity back into your environment, these problems are lessened, making breathing easier and skin softer.

By using their patented “Air Multiplier” technology that is present in their fans and heaters, the Dyson Humidifier is safe for little kids. There are no places for tiny fingers to get caught and the design allows for even flow of the air. This is a quiet unit that comes with a remote control and the capability to run for 18 continuous hours.

In the winter the air inside homes is dry. With the windows shut and the heaters turned up, as well as fireplaces running, the humidity drops rapidly. Think about that. With dry air, nasal passages often feel sore and throats feel dry and scratchy. Water is the source of life and essential for our survival. It’s also essential in our air.

The Dyson Humidifier uses Ultraviolet Cleanse technology to clean the water and eliminate over 99.9% of bacteria from the water before it ejects it into the atmosphere. This in itself is an important element in this unit. Another benefit to the Dyson is that it measures the temperature and humidity in a room and adjusts itself to keep the optimum of each.

Where is the best place to keep your humidifier? The nursery is definitely important for babies. Putting the unit in the family room where the fireplace is is another great location. And sleeping with humid air will keep your nasal passages moist and lead to a better night’s sleep.

When I was little we had a humidifier we used only when someone in the house had a cold or the flu. This heated the air and spewed out steam. I can only imagine all the bacteria that it also spewed out. Then came the cool humidifiers, which we also used only for times of colds or flu. Today’s humidifiers are not only for those days, they are for all days, because science has found that moisture in the air benefits all areas of our bodies.

According to Popsugar.com, humidifiers help relieve sinusitis, speed up recovery from colds, asthma and allergies by keeping nasal passages lubricated, help prevent nosebleeds, alleviate snoring (think about that one!!), and moisturize skin.

Times have changed. Instead of using a humidifier only when we are sick, they are now an everyday product that benefits the entire body. Sure, they are great when someone is suffering from sinusitis, a cold, or the flu, but they also moisturize the inside and outside of your body all the time. And because this unit kills 99.9% of the bacteria that could escape into your environment, the Dyson is definitely a beneficial humidifier for the entire family. The bottom line is it’s quiet, has great health benefits, and safe to have around kids.

The Dyson AM10 Humidifier comes in three colors: white/silver, iron grey/blue, and nickel/black. They each list for $499.99 from Dyson.com.

About the Reviewer

Francine Brokaw writes about products, travel, and entertainment. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books.

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