Dyson Airblade 9kJ - New Dyson Airblade hand dryer
So, look what arrived on our desk -
The new Dyson Airblade 9kJ (demo unit).
After a long wait and much teasing from Dyson over the course of 2019, we finally got our hands on the first demo unit of the new Dyson Airblade 9kJ (HU03/N280).
Now that our NDA has expired, we are free to report to you that it is every bit as fast, slick, impressive and quiet as we expected.
Dyson very excitedly entered our office with the first viewing of their new Airblade of any partner in the country. We are very humbled!
Dyson’s belief is that hand drying should be fast, hygienic and responsible in its energy use. This is embodied in this new, uncompromising and unique hand dryer.
Dyson Airblade 9kJ Design
Its form reflects the Dyson Wash+Dry, over-sink Tap hand dryer. It has a tubular stainless steel body and finned air apertures which are now curved to follow the contours of your hands. (This new design feature is something we think should be incorporated into the tap design also. We have suggested it - but far be it for us to interject).
And what a design concept. The 9kJ is like no other hand dryer. Although its design may be unique, the technology is tried and tested. This is as much as you would expect on a new product launch - 3 years in the making with more than 700 prototypes. It has been completely rethought and is much improved.
If the Dyson Airblade V and Tap had a lovechild, with dB as a surrogate, this would be it!
Dyson Airblade 9kJ Features
The air-flow at the apertures is a super-fast 388mph, pushing 23 litres per second through the curved apertures (less than ½ a millimetre wide), generated by its 75,000rpm motor.
The Airblade 9kJ now features 2 modes – a MAX power mode for fastest drying experience and an ECO mode for the quietest, most energy efficient drying (900W in MAX mode and 650W in ECO mode). In actual fact, there isn’t much between either of these modes (in terms of drying time). The MAX mode has a market-leading 10 seconds compared to the 12 seconds of the ECO mode. When you compare the environmental credentials of the ECO mode to other hand drying methods, there really is no competition.
Dyson Airblade 9kJ low energy hand dryer
The Dyson 9kJ uses up to 86% less energy than warm air dryers and produces 85% less carbon dioxide than paper hand towels. ECO mode generates just 2.5g of carbon per dry (3g in MAX mode).
At just 9.1kJoules per dry, it costs just £19 per year to run – that’s less than the price of a single box of paper hand towels!!
Its fleece-lined, glass-fibre HEPA filter captures 99.95% of particles, including bacteria and viruses. This means the air that dries your hands is cleaner than the air you are breathing. Surely no more complaints about unhygienic hand dryers – surely, please!
Its acoustic engineering means the 9kJ is the quietest Dyson Airblade ever. It houses silencers made from open-cell foam and perforated discs which reduce noise as the air passes through the motor.
The robust stainless-steel body is durable and built to last with a five-year warranty. From previous experience, its realistic life expectancy is well over twice that.
Its guarantee operates in the same way as the Dyson Airblade V. If there are any problems with the unit, Dyson will send a new replacement unit which is easy to swap out for any member of staff (no electrical training required), you then place the faulty unit into the box and use the prepaid postage label to return it to Dyson.
Dyson say they think that paper towels should be a thing of the past.
The Dyson Airblade 9kJ has been tested to ensure it can withstand the of busy washrooms, whilst being easy to clean and maintain, these virtues (we believe) will finally eliminate the need for old fashioned, wasteful hand dryer methods.
Truly another marvel from the engineers at Dyson, taking hand drying to the next level…again.