Dyson Airblade™ Hand Dryers from Dyson (Webtorial)
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Dyson has developed a new model of hand dryer, which is 35 percent quieter(1) than its original Dyson Airblade V hand dryer.

A hand dryer for quiet places
In a far-flung washroom, loud hand dryers might not be the end of the world. But for spaces where people work, eat or relax, excessive and invasive noise can be disruptive – compromising not just comfort, but wellbeing too.

So for Dyson’s acoustic engineers, the aim was to design a hand dryer that could operate inside the washrooms of sound-sensitive spaces like offices, schools and restaurants – without disturbing those outside. 

And just as crucially, without compromising the performance that makes Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers fast to dry hands hygienically with HEPA filtered air.

Which compromise?
During the development of a hand dryer, manufacturers try to strike a balance between speed, hygiene and noise. But a lack of technology, or engineering expertise, can mean a compromise.

So you may find a hand dryer that’s quiet, but because it has to use a weak motor to keep noise levels low, it may not dry hands quickly. 

Forcing washroom users to give up and leave with hands still damp – risking the increased spread of bacteria by up to 1,000 times(2). 

Fast hand dryers fare little better. They use bigger motors to improve their dry times, but can generate lots of noise as a result. 

But now, with the latest development in Airblade™ technology, Dyson engineers have invented a hand dryer that doesn’t have to compromise – on speed, hygiene, or sound.

How Dyson did it Reducing sound generated by the Dyson Airblade V hand dryer would require Dyson engineers to design acoustic improvements throughout the machine.

From the motor that powers the hand dryer, to the airflow paths inside it, and the precision-engineered slots where high-speed air exits the machine, each new development contributed to a significant reduction in noise levels – all while maintaining a fast, hygiene dry time at just 12 seconds.

In fact, their work has resulted in a machine that generates 35 percent less noise than the original Dyson Airblade V hand dryer. This is really something to shout about.

For more information, contact the Singapore Dyson office at tel (+65) 6871 5721, email or visit the website

(1)Loudness reduction compared to the original Airblade V hand dryer.
(2)D. R.PATRICK, G. FINDON and T. E. MILLER: Residual moisture determines the level of touch-contact associated bacterial transfer following hand washing, Epidemiology. Infect. (1997), 119, 319±325.