When James Dyson and his team teased a 32-second long video of free flowing water 6 days ago, we thought the serial inventor from Great Britain had gone and “reinvented” the toilet. Actually, Dyson and his team of engineers were focusing their efforts on another germ-infested household fixture, the common humidifier. During a press gathering early this morning in Tokyo, Japan, where cleanliness is a national pastime and the name Dyson is revered, the company unveiled the Dyson AM10 Humidifier.
A necessity for those living in cold climate and with home heating unit, humidifier is also known as an apparatus for bacterial growth thanks to the ideal conditions within its water reservoir. This problem is particularly acute in ultrasonic humidifiers, where the water isn’t heated into steam form, but vibrated into a very fine mist form. And while humidifier manufacturers have made their machines with antimicrobial lining, Dyson decided to take it even further by active killing 99.9% of the water-borne bacterias with an ultraviolet light. The result, in Dyson’s words, is a “quiet, hygienic humidification” for up to 18 hours thanks to its 300 ml water tank.
Though no mention on the prices just yet, the dual-function Dyson AM10 Humidifier should be available just before the winter season hit later this year.