Dyson seems to share Apple’s design philosophy: develop an iconic form factor and keep evolving it into different iterations. Dyson’s latest offering looks familiar, similar in design as their bladeless Air Multiplier, but shortened in height, and now sporting a three-liter tank of water. The contents are subjected to a 3-minute blast of germ-busting ultraviolet light inside the receptacle, eliminating 99.99% of bacteria before be turned into ultra-fine piezoelectric mist in a process Dyson calls “hygienic humidification”.
The Dyson Humidifier is also engineered to be super quiet for up to 18 hours while humidifying a room – so quiet, the unit has earned recognition by the Noise Abatement Society, a feature particularly attractive to light sleepers. Alongside its hushed acoustic presence, the humidifier is designed to self adjust output and air speed according to room temperature and humidity, with a built-in timer and remote control for additional customization. The only catch: we won’t see the Dyson humidifier until 2015 here in the United States. Just like the recently announced Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum, the Dyson Humidifier will be first sold in Japan before being offered at a yet-to-be announced date domestically in the United States.