Dyson AM01 and Dyson AM02 are cheap tower fans. Which one is the best choice for you, read our comparison and review below.
Dyson AM01 specs and review
- Smooth airflow- Air Multiplier technology amplifies the airflow No chopping blades means no buffeting
- Save energy- use in conjunction with air conditioning to lower energy bills by up to 20%
- Easy to clean- no grilles or dusty blades
- Safe for children- no fast-spinning blades
- Quieter- re-engineered for improved sound quality
- 2 year parts & labor warranty when purchased from an authorized reseller
Dyson AM01 customer review
I finally picked up one of the larger fans, the tall AM02 blue one, a few months ago. And I spent a few weeks really vacillating on whether to keep it or not, until I finally stopped comparing it to my big “turbo” floor fan and started comparing it to other tower fans I’d tried in the past and returned. Now I love that AM02 fan, and wouldn’t be without it. So when the time came for me to find something useful for in my office, I immediately thought of this smaller version. Since it was over 1/3 off retail price, I grabbed it, figuring if it’s really bad I can return it.
It arrived quickly (Prime member) and I unboxed it at work. Assembly was just as easy as the other, even easier as it’s such a small unit. Simply inserting the ring on top of the base and twisting slightly to lock it in place. That’s it. Plug it in and away you go.
Immediately I disliked the lack of a remote as the other unit has. It’s a great feature since this isn’t some tiny little “personal” fan that’s only an inch or two across, plugged into the USB on your computer and sitting 8 inches away from you. I also dislike how you have to “chase” the buttons when you have it oscillating. The other thing I noticed right away was the noise. This is NOT as silent as the larger brethren are. And compound that then since I have it in my office, so it’s just a fraction of the volume of the space in the great room at home I have the taller version in. The tall one is just about totally silent on the lower settings. This one is very noticeable except at the very very lowest setting. ANY turn of the knob to increase the speed, it’s just amazing how quickly it gets into “annoying” levels.
I do like the tilt feature – that’s something my AM02 doesn’t do, and the entire unit tilts, rotating fan housing and all. It doesn’t tilt a great deal, but more than sufficient I think for the size of the unit and the distance you’ll likely be using it at.
Also like the larger version, the oscillation is just amazing – perfectly smooth, perfectly noiseless. These Dyson units have the best oscillation I’ve had on any tower fan I’ve tried.
As far as speeds, it’s more than adequate in an office area, at 8 feet away it blows papers off my desk on high speeds. Mid speed is still enough to ruffle them around.
My biggest problem is the noise – if it were as quiet as my larger unit it would’ve been ideal, but it may just be the lesser amount of linear inches of fan exhaust ducting or something, but this is certainly a different level of noise than the larger ones. At the lowest speed setting, if I’m within arm’s reach of the unit and can touch it, I can just BARELY feel any airflow – like a butterfly passing by or something. And once I back up even just a few inches, I can feel no airflow on me at all. Unfortunately, that’s the “silent” speed.
If you have enough ambient noise around, this probably won’t be too bad since it may be drowned out. But in my office there’s no noise other than the fan, so it is very grating after a while.
All in all, not a great alternative to me for an office fan. Looks like I’ll probably be returning it as it just doesn’t do the job I want a fan to do. Buy Dyson AM01 coupon or choose Dyson AM06 coupon (newer model). You can read the review of Dyson AM06 at here.
Dyson AM02 specs and review
100% features same as Dyson Am01. Some review:
I couldn’t decide between the Dyson Pedestal fan and the Tower Fan, so I went ahead and bought both to compare. Yes we kept both as well.
The Tower fan is great for the Living Room or family room for it stays more compact (slim and low profile) and spreads the air less concentrated on one area.(high and low)There is no adjustments that can be made on this fan, meaning no tilting or bringing the unit up and down. What you see it what you get.
The Pedestal fan is great for our bedroom; we have a really high bed. At the highest point of the pedestal fan it’s even to where we lay. Since the Fan is more like a standard oscillating fan, the air is more concentrated to one area, so at night we through it on medium to low and let it keep us cool at night. The pedestal fan can be adjusted to the height by simply pushing it down or pulling up on the actually circle part of the fan. (The frame tube extends or compresses – very handy and fast to do) Also this fan has a tilt. (The circle head part can be aimed where you want it) This fan is a little bulkier needs more room then the tower fan. (Due to the adjustments and the diameter or the circle part when oscillating)
On both models the High setting does a lot of air, at a louder noise. We joke about it and say the jet is taking off, for the fan does lean back a little when we turn the knob up. Set up of both fans is quick and very easy
The remotes are very handy and awesome. To store the remote it’s a magnet in the fan and in the remote, so just lay the remote on the fan and it sticks
Overall Great Fans, if you can get over the Price of a $450 fan, you will be happy with it. They do have a 2 year warranty with Dyson, so that is nice. Our fans always break after 1 summer; these fans have been going strong for 1 year now, still no problems.
Both fans have the same amount of air coming through them on high settings, so there no difference in power between the two models.