Dyson unveils new silent fans

2014 Dyson Air Multipliers come with sound dampening technology

Dyson has unveiled its new range of cooling fans ahead of summer.

The new Dyson Air Multipliers – which are strong contenders for best fan – come with a new feature that removes the high-pitched whistle that frequently drew complaints.

According to company, the new version of the Dyson fans are up to 75 per cent quieter than previous models. They also don't suffer any “blow-ability”, it claimed.

However, it isn't just the noise dampener that is new in the 2014 models. They also come with a new remote and a sleep timer for those who want to get to sleep, but are concerned about power bills.

They also come with the ability to set the fan at one of ten airflow settings. These settings are designed to help you keep cool during the UK's occasional hot, muggy nights.

Dyson released a video accompanying the launch of the 2014 Dyson Air Multipliers. It explains how its engineers managed to remove the high-pitched whine its previous models suffered from.

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The company said that “to eliminate tones of 1,000Hz (similar to the frequency of the noise produced by the wing beat of mosquitoes) a Helmholtz cavity in the base of the machine dissipates sound waves.”

The 2014 Dyson Air Multipliers will hit retailers' shelves this month. According to Dyson, they will be priced ranging from £219.99 up to £299.99 in a range of colours including iron/blue, black/nickel, iron/nickel and white/silver.

Ben Furfie is a former freelance writer for T3.com who produced daily news stories for the site on tech and gadgets. He also live-managed the T3 Award websites during the 2013 and 2014 T3 Awards. Ben later moved into web development and is now a Technical Development Manager leading a team of developers.