Review: Dyson Cool (AM06)
3.8Overall Score

Price (RRP): $449
Manufacturer: Dyson

Here come the warmer months and that reason to get the old trusty fan out. But before you do, you might want to consider a healthy update of the personal cooling device, as Dyson updates its original air multiplier, making the whole thing quieter than before.

Features

An update to Dyson’s smallest Air Multiplier fan, the Dyson AM06 takes the technology from the previous generation and gives it a much-needed upgrade, finding a way to make the fan quieter, while keeping the technology cool and safe for fingers of little ones.

It also has a new name, with Dyson model names for the AM06, AM07, and AM08 models also being known as the “Dyson Cool,” in line with its “Dyson Hot+Cool” Air Multiplier fans useful for both heating and cooling.

A remote is new to the mix, with a magnet built into it and the top of the fan so you can store it on the fan for safe keeping.

Like the old Air Multiplier, the head can tilt up or down to send the air in different directions, with oscillation built into the fan when the mode is switched on.

Just like the old unit, the plastic construction means the Dyson AM06 is relatively lightweight, and can have the fan head separated from the body, since it is delivered to you this way and has to be assembled from these two parts.

Performance

Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology is an interesting thing.

For those out of the loop with it, it’s a technology that speeds up the air for cooling rather than whipping it into a frenzy and cutting into lots of buffeted pieces for your cooling pleasure.

Unlike conventional fans, the AM series — or “Air Multiplier” for those playing at home — uses a small motor to suck in air from holes at the bottom of the unit, passing it through one of Dyson’s small motors, and sending it back out of the unit faster than before. This process creates faster air, so to speak, cooling the air more than conventional fans and making the whole thing safer by removing the blades in the process, but previously the Dyson units had problems: they were noisy.

From what we understand, it wasn’t an external design problem, but rather an internal one, and that’s something Dyson hopes to have fixed with this model.

Beyond the noise, the original AM01 was relatively light, easy to assemble, and didn’t take up much space at all, and this model — the AM06 — is much the same, managing to feel a smidgeon lighter, and just as easy to assemble out of the box, connecting the plastic pieces to one another by following the easy to remove labels on each side.

Once that’s done, you’re ready to plug it in, switch it on, and get to cooling down, finding out if perhaps Dyson has managed to achieve what the AM01 needed so desperately.

And you know what?