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Dyson's "Chicago Project" Blows

Dyson says it is "transforming restrooms across America with Airblade™" and we can only weep for a nation.

Air dryers may save money on paper towels, but they leave restroom users highly unsatisfied. Air dryers take too long (the Airblade™ takes 12 seconds; you can't do it while walking out) and just can't do the complete job that paper towels can.

And sometimes you need a paper towel for other reasons - you can't wipe your face with an Airblade™.

Dyson, though, has already gotten itself into Soldier Field and 1871, the tech incubator at the Merchandise Mart. Let's take a look.

1. Soldier Field.


2. 1871.


Dyson claims it's dryer is better than all the others, but never compares its drying efficiencies against paper towels - only the cost to management.

As for those dirty restrooms littered with overflowing trashcans, well, supervise your cleaning crews better and maybe increase their pay. A win-win!

So go transform another nation, Dyson.

And memo to the Chicago Park District: Bring paper towels back to Soldier Field and hire more janitors to keep them off the floor.


Comments welcome.


1. From Karl Weiszhaar:

Plus, with a paper towel you can dry your hands quickly then open the door with paper towel in hand to help prevent picking buggers up from the door handle in a public bathroom. Haven't we been told that door handles are a major vector in disease transmission? I've always hated those damn blowers. Some of my favorite graffiti was etched into one of those things. "Push button, dry hands, wipe on pants."


Posted on December 12, 2012

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