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Dyson Tap May Change Public Faucets Forever

Dyson Taps could change public faucets forever

Dyson Taps are set to change public faucets forever. The British company, Dyson, known for their vacuum products, are expanding their horizons.

The American restroom experience has rarely seen new any revolutions, but now the British company Dyson appears to be looking to add its name to the list. They are calling it the Dyson Airblade Tap. The tap, invented by James Dyson, combines a working faucet and a hand dryer into a single fixture that sits above the sink, so all of your hand washing and drying can be done above the same drain with no water mess left on the floor.

The Dyson Airblade Tap was unveiled at an event in New York City Tuesday night. According to James Dyson, the Dyson Tap can dry a pair of hands in about 12 seconds. The system uses a new motor that the company says has a much smaller carbon footprint than the larger machines we use today, says the Huffington Post. It also contains a “Helmholtz silencer” and a HEPA filter.

These inclusions aim to make drying with the Dyson Tap as clean and quiet as possible.

Marcus Hartley, head engineer at Dyson, explained that air first gets sucked through an air filter, travels through the motor, runs along a pressurized hose, and then enters multiple tubes within the tap. According to ABC News, the air then proceeds to exit either to the left or right “branch” to physically strip water off hands. Says Hartley:

“We actually have some very precise, very fast-moving air to make sure that we get that kind of indentation in your hand, it actually scrapes the water off your hand. You want to push the water down and across into the sink.”

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, another innovation recently unveiled includes the “Man Ring,” which is like a Swiss Army knife that fits on your finger.

While it remains to be seen how well the Dyson Airblade Tap does in a real-life setting, Dyson’s engineers are betting your exits from the bathroom will be quicker. Marcus Hartley adds:

“That’s what all these products are about … you walk away with a dry hand. That’s the best thing, really.”

According to The Inquisitr, unwarranted messes have contributed to toilet paper being removed from a boys’ bathroom in Pennsylvania. Apparently, there are consequences to leaving a mess.

The Dyson Tap is already scheduled for installation in major airports.

Do you think the Dyson Tap will be a welcome change in public faucets?

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