2022 $649 Dyson Fan vs $15 Walmart Fan The Hard Truth GADGET OF THE DAY
These things popped up in stores everywhere, and every time i saw one i got a little bit excited about owning one someday well, today, some 12 years later is that day i bought this dyson pure cool, smart fan for a whopping 650 canadian dollars, or just over 500 us dollars for my american friends and im going to be comparing it to this 15 cheapo fan that i bought from walmart that i was using previously now. You might think that this is a bit of an unfair fight, given that the dyson fan costs about 43 times as much or something like that. But when i tested each of these fans using some scientific measuring tools, the results were not at all. What i was expecting. First, though, lets talk about what exactly you get for your 650. With this dyson fan, the dyson pure cool is a combination of two different products, a tower fan and an air purifier. The base of the fan is a cylinder that contains two glass hepa filters and two activated carbon filters that are able to capture things like pollen bacteria, ozone and other harmful airborne things that you really dont want floating around your house whenever the filter detects the presence Of something in the air itll notify you on the small lcd panel right now. My air quality is good, but if i spray some deodorant nearby its like oh no theres bad stuff in your air, itll filter out the chemicals and the air quality will go back to normal, pretty basic air purifier stuff.
The fan connects to the dyson link app where you can see your air quality over time and use the remote button to control the fan, speed, oscillation, airflow direction and timer. Of course, you can also use the small aluminum remote that comes with the fan. If you dont want to keep taking out your phone every time when controlling the fan any button, you press will be mirrored on the lcd panel. So you know exactly what youre doing, if you want to change the direction of airflow, for example, pressing that button will display a little bit of an animation showing exactly which direction the air is now moving in. You can also toggle through a selection of information windows that will display the different air quality types, temperature, humidity and filter life. Then theres the fan itself. Now this is the part that had me a little bit excited as a kid. There are no exposed blades here like on a traditional fan, and it makes the fan look a lot more modern, its also a lot safer for small children or pets, but heres. My number one question is this air multiplier design actually better than the traditional fan with exposed blades that were all used to to answer that question. I enlisted the help of two different scientific instruments: an anemometer and a sound meter. The anemometer measures, the wind speed of air passing through a turbine, the turbine, will spin and the anemometer will count the number of times the blades spin per second and itll convert that data into wind, speed in miles or kilometers per hour.
The sound meter is basically just a very sensitive microphone that will tell us exactly how loud each of these fans are at the various fan speeds. The best fans will naturally have the highest wind speeds from the anemometer and the lowest decibel rating from the sound meter. First up the wind speed test, i put the anemometer on a tripod and measured the wind speed at maximum power of both fans at three foot and six foot distances. The dyson hit wind speeds of 4.9 miles per hour at 3 feet and 3.1 miles per hour. At 6 feet i repeated the test at all power levels 1 through 10, and these are the results i got at both distances. Now these numbers looked pretty okay to me until i compared it to the walmart fan at maximum power. The 15 walmart fan had wind speeds of 6.5 miles per hour at 3 feet and 5.1 at six feet, which means on average this cheapo fan was between 25 and 40, faster than the 650 dyson fan. I also repeated this test at half power for both fans and minimum power of both fans. The dyson fan has 10 levels of power, whereas the cheap fan only has three. As you might expect, the dyson fan has a wider range of speeds, with its lowest setting hitting about 0.2 miles per hour at 6 feet away the cheap fans 3 level system isnt all that effective with its lowest fan speed only about a mile per hour slower Than its fastest speed, it basically just goes from fast to a little faster to fastest.
Okay, so maybe the dyson fan loses the wind speed test, but is it quieter? That could be another legitimate reason why someone would choose the dyson fan. I set up both fans at about three feet away from the sound meter and shockingly enough. The dyson fan was significantly louder at almost every power level. At full power, the dyson was hitting volumes of 56 decibels, while the walmart fan was sitting at around 45 or 46 decibels. Now that might not seem like a huge jump until you realize how the decibel scale works. An increase of 10 decibels on the decibel scale means the sound is 10 times louder. That means that at full power, the dyson fan is 10 times louder than the cheap fan. It kind of sounds like a drone taken off. Actually, it turns out that all this air being forced through the tiny vents is not that great. If you want to design a quiet fan, thankfully, once you turn down the power on the dyson, it will eventually get quite a bit quieter throughout the range until it defeats the cheap fan, even at its lowest power. Setting. So look the dyson fan definitely has the advantage in certain areas its got a built in air purifier, tons of smart features. It can oscillate it up to 350 degrees, its got way more power levels, its safer for the little ones, and it looks a heck of a lot cooler than these cheap fans.
Do i mean look at this thing looks like crap, but that doesnt change the fact that this 15 walmart fan outperformed the dyson in both wind speed and quietness. If you absolutely need both an air purifier and a tower fan, i suggest you buy them separately. For the best value, there are some really good ones on amazon that you can get for a lot cheaper and ill leave links to those in the description below if youre interested. So, for me, im gon na have to put the dyson fan back in the box and return. It ive got a relatively small office here and i prefer to have a quieter fan that doesnt disturb me. While im working, the dyson is a cool looking fan, but the traditional walmart fan is a better cooling fan. If you like, this video hit that like button and subscribe to support my channel and as always, have a great day, ok, google change the ceiling fan to low speed mode Music Applause, Music turn on office fan Music, okay, Music, hey whats up. This is reid, with smart home solver and today were going to be taking a look at bond nope, not that bond this bond. It controls your ir and rf fans and other devices around your house, and when i heard about bond i was really excited because i love devices like this, that take your existing home devices and make them smart without being too expensive or being really hard to set Up lets take a look and see how to use this and how to set it up.
So in the box, its pretty simple, you just have the bond device and a micro usb for power. The device itself looks pretty sleek. The only thing is that the top kind of collects quite a bit of dust, and it only comes in black, which isnt a big deal, because this thing can be placed really anywhere in your house. When setting this up its pretty easy, you can use the ios or android app. We tried out both of them. They both work, pretty good. It will walk you through the steps to set up your first fan. All you have to do is get your fan. Remote point it at the bond device: whatever prompts you to, it, will read the code and it will connect your fan right away. Itll give you a prompt of what fan functionality it thinks your fan has and for ours it guessed it right. You could start using the fan right away, so i did run into a few little quirks using the app, though, when i first connected our fan, it had two different dimmer buttons and our light. You just hold down the light button and if you hold it down, it will dim the light. I pressed one of them and held it down and it just turned the light on and off, and so i just didnt think it worked, but the other dimmer button did work. If i held that one down it worked, so one of them didnt work and one of them did you can edit the buttons, and so you can just delete it, really, not a big deal.
So the second little quirk that i ran into is when i connected it to alexa when i named the device office fan and i expected it to be office fan you know you control the fan, blades and office fan light to turn the light on and off. Well, when i connected it to alexa, it just said, office light is what it gave the device name as if you do use the word fan in it know that it might remove that and put in light when its connecting to the turn on office light. Okay, turn on office fan. Okay office fan a hundred percent okay, even though we dont show it working in this video so that we can keep the video short. The bond does work with google assistant. I was really impressed with how many devices i was able to connect to the bond, so we have five rf fans around our house and for some reason i was only thinking it could control the one in the room that was in you can actually control. All of them around our house, so it can go through walls and multiple walls to control the fans and the lights of those fans and the reason it can control things far away inside the house. Is it uses rf or radio frequency, meaning that it uses a low frequency? It can travel further. So there are some alternatives to the bond we use haiku, which weve made a video about before, and we really do like our haiku.
It is pricey. So bond does fit the need of you know controlling more fans at a lower price point. You can also get smart switches. The only problem with that, though, is you have to do one for each room, and that can add up. You can just use one bond device to control multiple fans which can save you actually a little bit of money. So one of the things that is already compatible with bond is, if this than that – and this is great because if you have a smart thermostat like nest or ecobee, you can have it automatically turn on your fans using bond if it reaches a certain temperature. On your thermostat that way, you can save you money because its cheaper to run the fans than the ac unit you can also, if it reaches a certain temperature outside it, can trigger the bond to turn on the fans around your house. One thing that bond is going to be soon compatible with is smart things, so that would be pretty exciting because you can use like a motion sensor in a room with a fan connected to bond. And if you walk in the room, it will be able to trigger the fan. The one thing to note when automating things with bond is that it will be able to easily turn on and off your fan with automation, but the light because, usually most fans, the light. The on and off button is the same one that it wont be able to know.
If the fan light is on or off so say you wanted your fan, light to turn on at six oclock or when the sun goes down. If the light was already on the bond, wouldnt know that it would turn the light off at that time, you can still use the bond remotely. So, if youre out and about away from your house, you can turn on your fans or lights. Let us know if theres anything else you wanted to ask or any questions you had down in the comments. If you like these kind of videos subscribe to our channel, if you found it helpful, give it a thumbs up.