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    Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    UK firm's first personal care product is the result of a £38m investment in hair research.
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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    £300 for a hairdryer that they spent £38m to invent....

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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    "Hair Research"

    Not sure I'd want a supersonic anything that close to my ears, either.

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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    Love seeing innovative developments like this. Sure, I'll never use this product, but it's just one example of how at least some businesses are still really pushing to innovate.

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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    Dyson really are one of the best British companies for innovation. I'd never use this, but still it's super cool.

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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    Very neat, but I think I'll be staying with a towel for the foreseeable future!
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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    £300 for a hairdryer that they spent £38m to invent....

    Glad I'm going bald!
    Hahahahaha!!!

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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    Ye agree with the sentiments above, not something I would ever use but it's great to see they are actively innovating rather than just, as we have somewhat in the PC space, wait until the competitors show their hands and then reveal something you've been sitting on for 2 years.

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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    Someone I know described Dyson as "the Apple of vacuum cleaners" - does nothing that cheaper ones do, but do it with more style.are these "British designed" though, I'm sure I read somewhere that most of Dyson design was offshore these days, with finishing only done in the UK. Just curious.

    £300 for a hair dryer thought isn't something even my kids would agree to. That said it does look like a good design and it's nice to see someone daring to be different. So no, I won't be rushing out to buy one!

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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    I guess the target market (initially) will be professional hairdressers. The form factor looks preferable to someone using it for several hours a day. As for the consumer market...

    Perhaps those that pay a lot for their hair-do and see it at a salon might buy one.
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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Someone I know described Dyson as "the Apple of vacuum cleaners" - does nothing that cheaper ones do, but do it with more style.
    I'd say they do it with marketing, if someone could tell me what makes Dyson's electrical motors "digital" or why they market it using words like no carbon "emissions" then maybe I'll change my mind, until then all i see with Dyson products are marketing at its best, or maybe worst.

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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    I'm the same as others on here, I really don't understand the reason why people rave over dyson products. I've used the hoovers and thought they were pretty poor when it came to suction let alone the choice of materials being used to make them which always looks really cheap to me, even plastic doesn't need to look cheap like the stuff used on Dysons.

    I actually had to use one of their hand dryers a few weeks back, I would never have done so if there was another option as it looked like it was covered in dirt and grime (this was in a hospital too) and I could only just fit my hands in the tiny gap that was used to blow air out of. It did dry off the part of the hand the air was on quicker but it's not exactly going to be hard when it's a high pressure blast of air (same principle as thumb over hose pipe) over a thin area, it still took just as long to do as you had to move your hand more getting closer to the dirt at the bottom of the 'opening'. Suffice to say I did not feel 'clean' after using it.

    As usual I hate this use of innovation, to me this isn't innovation as it's essentially shrinking down existing tech due to progress in manufacturing techniques etc, its constantly getting used with apple too when all they've done is added someone else's technology to their own product. Not to mention this is just a 'blower brush' with a 'hair dryer' head instead of a brush so not exactly a new concept for weight distribution.

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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    I would love to see a breakdown on how they spent that £300m....

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    I would love to see a breakdown on how they spent that £300m....
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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    And how does the diffuser attach exactly???

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    Re: Dyson's latest innovation is a £299 Supersonic hairdryer

    What I want to know is, can you get a pingpong ball through it, and if so how fast can you get a pingpong ball going if you line a bunch of these things up.

    Edit to add: for bonus points, can they make two rings of dryers in opposite directions to create a large pingpong collider...

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