One of the latest inventions to come from British industrial designer Sir James Dyson is the Dyson Hot, which can heat a room to between 34 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit. It does this by bringing air through a pump and shelling it out to create jets of warmth. The remote-controlled $400 gadget took 22 engineers and three years to perfect.
Dyson Air Multiplier fans
The Dyson Air Multiplier ranges from $299 to $449, but buyers say they're worth it because the bladeless fans draw in air and amplify it up to 18 times in a quiet, smooth fashion. They're also safe for curious kids and easy to clean.
Dyson Airblade hand dryer
We've all been annoyed by electric hand dryers - most of them take forever and you end up wiping your hands on your pants anyway. But the Dyson Airblade "works like a windshield wiper, literally scraping water from hands with a 400mph sheet of air," according to the Dyson site. The hygienic dryer takes 12 seconds.
Dyson DC31 Animal vacuum cleaner
For quick, powerful hair removal, the aptly-named Dyson DC31 Animal is the answer to your problems. Powered by the Dyson digital motor, which is three times faster than other vacuum cleaners, the motorized brush bar on this household appliance removes dirt and pet hair from carpets easily.
Dyson groom tool
Attach this Dyson groom tool to your Dyson vacuum to remove loose hair directly from your dog's body before it sheds around the house.
Rotork Sea Truck
James Dyson designed the Rotork Sea Truck. He managed the project while studying at the Royal College of Art after Jeremy Fry, the chairman of Rotork, offered him a job in 1970. Dyson was only 23 when he designed the boat, which carried a three-ton load at 50mph. It was used for oil and construction industries, as well as for military use.
Dyson washing machines
"Dyson engineers figured out that hand washing clothes for 15 minutes removed more dirt than two hours in a conventional washing machine," according to Dyson's website. "That led to a new type of washing machine - one that had two drums rotating in opposite directions to simulate the manipulation and flexing of hand washing." The washing machine was also more energy-efficient than other ones out there and could handle larger loads. Unfortunately, the machine was so expensive to make that Dyson stopped production.
In 1974, James Dyson designed a smooth-edged plastic bin called the Ballbarrow that didn't rust or stick to fresh concrete like the metal ones of its kind. Instead of wheels, it had a load-spreading red ball, and its large red pneumatic ball gave it stability and stopped it from sinking into soft ground.
DC25 Multi-floor vacuum
We love the Dyson DC25 Multi-floor vacuum because it's lightweight and powerful, plus doesn't need a bag! Dyson's trusty Ball technology makes for easy steering.
Dyson DC02 Clear vacuum
We love the Dyson DC02 Clear vacuum, which came out in 1997. The translucent plastic, which was not common in vacuums and other appliances at the time, was just such a novelty.