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Dyson Air Multiplier AM07 Tower Fan

The AM07 is Dyson’s new version of its best-selling AM02.  The new version still comes with the classic Air Multiplier technology permitting bladeless fan function, but it also combines those with redesigned and streamlined air channels.  This results in the AM07 being 60% quieter than the AM02, and in also being more energy-efficient.  It comes with a sleep timer and a magnetized remote control.

Features

  • Air Multiplier bladeless fan technology
  • 6-inch height
  • Improved channel design has led to 60% reduction in noise (compared to AM02)
  • Magnetic remote control that can be stored on the unit
  • 10 airflow settings
  • Sleep timer goes from 15 minutes to 9 hours
  • Grille-less and bladeless construction for safety and easy maintenance
  • Stable due to base-mounted motor
  • Whole room cooling

Pros

  • Very quiet, especially on the lower speed settings
  • Stays true to the Dyson modern and minimalist design
  • Good airflow for a bladeless fan
  • Good oscillation range
  • Convenient and attractive remote control design
  • Consistent and natural-feeling airflow
  • Very easy to assemble

Cons

  • Costly
  • Still not as powerful as a bladed fan

Conclusion

Dyson’s fans were the first to come out with bladeless technology, so it is perhaps little surprise that they are also among the most expensive.  The AM07 may seem pricy at first, but a close review of it does make clear that the money is warranted, especially when it comes to smoothness and silence of operation.  The AM07 is among the most powerful bladeless fans on the market right now. That alone gives it great value.

Comparison

There are nevertheless competitors to consider, to be sure.  The AM07’s price will lead many to hesitate, so the often-cheaper alternatives like Lasko’s AC600 definitely have a niche in the market.  Among these alternatives, interestingly enough, is the AM07’s precursor, the AM02, which has had a reduction in price due to the AM07’s release.

Lasko AC600 Air Logic Bladeless Tower Fan

Lasko’s AC600 is a bladeless tower fan with a height of 36 inches.  It requires no assembly and can be remote-controlled.  It also has oscillation, a programmable timer, and an ionizer that helps keep the air it circulates fresh.

Features

  • 36-inch tower fan
  • Ionizer technology
  • Easy-to-remove and washable filter
  • Oscillates
  • Programmable timer
  • Remote-controlled
  • Multiple speed settings programmed into the product out of the box

Pros

  • Ionizer helps keep air clean and fresh
  • Airflow is not bad
  • Interesting and modern design
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Loud at the higher settings
  • Shabby range on the remote control

Conclusion

This Lasko model is one of the better bladeless tower fans when it comes to circulation (although this still does not mean you can expect the same circulation as a bladed fan, naturally).  It also comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect of the better tower fans: a timer, an oscillation feature, and a remote control (albeit a slightly poor one).  Its good looks do not hurt it either.  It may not be the quietest bladeless fan, especially at the higher speeds, but it fares decently compared to most of its competitors.

Dyson AM02 Tower Fan

This is the precursor to the AM07—a 39.7-inch tower fan for whole room cooling.  It oscillates, is remote-controlled, and uses Air Multiplier technology. It also has a dimmer switch to make airflow adjustment easier.

Dyson AM02 tower fan, Silver
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Features

  • Air Multiplier technology
  • Modern, streamlined design
  • Dimmer switch
  • Remote control designed to magnetically attach to tower unit when not in use
  • Energy-efficient DC motor

Pros

  • Relatively quiet
  • Slim profile makes it easy to fit into tighter spaces
  • Magnetic remote control unit
  • Consistent airflow
  • Stable and sturdy
  • Oscillation has good range and is very smooth

Cons

  • Pricy even though it is an older model
  • Can be noisy when put on the highest setting

Conclusion

The ancestor of the AM07 is obviously going to be slightly less than it in many ways—slightly less powerful, and definitely less quiet, for instance.  However, it is still no slouch.  Dyson pioneered the bladeless fan movement and the AM07 has long been one of its most popular products.  Even when compared to some of today’s (other-brand) bladeless fans, it still performs more solidly, giving it real value to justify its high cost.  It also has the traditional Dyson construction, which is reassuringly solid and stable.  All in all, this old model can still offer some people a great experience in bladeless fanning.

Verdict

All three of these tower fans have good air output and are reasonably quiet, especially when compared to other bladeless fans.  By far the one with the best performance in both these markers of excellence is the Dyson AM07, which is to be expected.  This is the latest model of all three, not to mention one coming from the pioneers of bladeless fan technology.  Besides, the other two models also tend to produce a significant amount of noise when put on the highest speed: the AM07, by contrast, still stays relatively tolerable when “turned up” all the way.

Utility-wise, all three are much the same.  The Dyson models do have a slight advantage in remote control range, though, as the Lasko has such a weak remote control.  The Dyson remote controls also have the special feature of being magnetically attachable to the tower fan units, which is something the Lasko remote control does not.  But actual operation is about equal for all of them.  The same goes for looks, with the two Dysons being near-indistinguishable and the Lasko having a more angular but still attractive design.  It may be in terms of price that most people would really see the differences between them, though, especially with two of them being closely priced (the AM07 and the AM02) and the last one (the Lasko) being much lower in price.

However, if price is not to be the primary determiner of the best unit, the AM07 would win hands-down.  It is stronger and far, far quieter than the other two, meaning it will not only give you better air circulation but also with far less acoustic irritation—and that can make all the difference when you have to live with a fan for the better part of the day or the night.  It also happens to be more energy-efficient than the other two as a result of its updated design.  That means lower power consumption and a smaller power bill.  Finally, it boasts the sturdiness of a classic Dyson construction, which is another thing to consider if you do not fancy getting a fan that will break down at the smallest bump. In short, it is the best product for the money among all three, even if it does demand the most money.

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