Big brands are now focusing on baby! Kitchen gadget OXO is launching a children's line. It is the latest of a long line of lifestyle companies that have turned their focus to the small set manufacturing everything from sippy cups to diaper pails. Check out some of the other well-known names who have entered the kids' market.
Oh, Dyson. Why must you be so far out of my reach? I've been longing for one of the designer vacuums from the high-tech appliance company for some time now, so there was no way I was refusing delivery on the new 10-inch Air Multiplier Table Fans ($300). Dyson sent this futuristic fan for me (and my lucky office mates) to review at the perfect time — the weather was heating up in SF, and our stuffy AC-less office was in dire need of some refreshment.
Pulling the fan out of the box, I immediately thought it looked like something from another planet — a large round head sitting on top of a stout cylindrical body, this was no ordinary fan. Without blades, the fan sucks air in through the base, and pushes it out the top in one solid stream of air.
The fan oscillates and tilts so you get maximum air flow where you need it, and even adjusts to different levels of power. What's my verdict? Find out when you read more.
We've seen this bad boy on the site before, but I have yet to see it in person! The Dyson Air Multiplier fan cooled off the guests of the Lacoste pool party yesterday at Coachella, and while Fab and Buzz twittered about celeb Rachel Bilson being the star of the show, I only had eyes for this gadget once I caught the photos.
The Multiplier fan is sans-blades, using suction (as Dyson is so well known for) to create a "constant stream of air", but however it works, it's high-end $300 price tag definitely makes this a rock star purchase, indeed.
Are you ready for Black Friday?! There are few things that will get me out of bed at dawn (other than my dog), but I've found one item well worth it. The craveworthy Dyson DC17 Animal is included in Target's Black Friday Deals for $349 (normally $549). Stores open at 5 a.m., so check out five reasons I think this vacuum is well worth that super-early wake-up call.
For Dyson, innovation is a breeze. My favorite vacuum brand has just released a new fan, the Dyson Air Multiplier ($299.99-329.99), which is very unconventional. The fan uses a trademarked technology to draw in air and amplify it 15 times, producing an uninterrupted stream of air, instead of using the blades or grills we're accustomed to. The omission of blades means there's not only no noisy air-chopping, but that it's also safe and easy to clean. You can effectively stick your hand through its annular aperture and remove it unharmed! Sounds pretty fabulous to me. It also has a handsome, unfussy shape, which I like. Can't wait to try it!
- Customers belonging to the USAA bank will soon be able to deposit checks to their account by using a new iPhone app — The New York Times
- Is the Dyson D22 Motorhead Vacuum as great as everyone is claiming it is? — Switched
- It's rumored that Amazon put up a Game of the Year version of LittleBigPlanet for $50 — Joystiq
- These colorful 3.5-inch floppy disk change purses are the perfect geek-chic accessory — Technabob
- Analysts are predicting that Apple's new tablet will cost around $600 and primarily be used for web surfing, email, and digital media — Wired
- The green Samsung Reclaim cell phone gets unboxed — MobileCrunch
To kick off March's theme of So Fresh and So Clean, I thought it would be great to give away a tool that will make your house just that. That's why I'm giving away a Dyson DC24 vacuum ($399.99) to one lucky Casa reader. These vacuums aren't even available in stores yet! I recently tried one out and loved it. Not only is it lightweight and compact, but it's also super-powerful and has a great turning radius, so it gets into hard-to-reach corners of your home.
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