Dyson is unveiling its first humidifier, simply called the Dyson humidifier. Dyson says the emphasis is on hygiene and even distribution of air, with its humidifier cleaning water before blasting it into the room as mist.
“Humidifiers are sometimes seen as a way to combat allergies and the symptoms of colds and the flu — but in reality many can do quite the opposite,” says James Dyson. “The majority are a breeding ground for nasty germs, which are then distributed around your home.” Dyson’s humidifier uses ultraviolet light to treat the water — the company claims it’ll kill 99.99 percent of bacteria before starting to moisten the air.
The Dyson humidifier is made from poly-carbonate, lasts up to 18 hours on a three-liter tank of water, and has a remote control to set the sleep timer and switch between ten levels of airflow. The company says it poured over $60.4 million into the humidifier’s development, producing 643 prototypes along the way.
Dyson launching in Japan first, and will make it to the US market in fall 2015.