The best makeup products and application techniques in the world are useless if you don’t have a proper mirror and light source on hand. Simplehuman mirrors tackle both things at once, and the latest Wide-View Sensor version pushes the envelope even further with FIVE lighting modes, including natural, sunny, cloudy and candlelight. And that’s not even all: You can take a selfie in any kind of light or location and the app will automatically program that ambience into the mirror as well. Plus, it’s wireless, turns on automatically when you approach and even has a ion-built timer counting down the minutes you have left to finish the job. Way cool, right?
From vacuums to… hair dryers? Seriously? That was my first thought when I heard about Dyson’s new Supersonic hair dryer. It looks absolutely nothing like any hairdryer I have met till date. And that’s because this cool new hair tool is built nothing like any hairdryer I have met till date.
Firstly, instead of the traditional vent-and-hot-coils drying technology, it has a V9 digital motor whose 13 impeller blades are capable of 110,000 revolutions per minute. This blows out air at least twice as fast as the average blow dryer, along with a very precise width of just over an inch.
Then there is a special thermostat-microprocessor duo that measures air temperature 20 times a second to keep it consistent, thereby drastically cutting down on hair damage.
It also has a built-in ionizer to deionize hair, which effectively cuts down on static electricity. And, as an added bonus, it’s almost soundless. Dyson engineers also moved their motor mechanism into the handle, resulting in a compact and lightweight hair dryer easier to handle and orbit around the head while in use.
Dyson even tackled blow-dryer attachments. Instead of forcing them onto a plastic nozzle, each one attaches via a magnetic ring. They attachments don’t even get hot thanks to air channels built into each one of them that sucks in cool air as the hot air blows through the center.
As expected, a product this coolly innovative doesn’t come easy: Dyson spent four years and $43 million developing this ‘dryer in a special laboratory dedicated to studying the science of hair. of this, $60,000 was spent just on 1,010 miles (MILES!) of real human hair for the testing process, which created a global shortage.
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