It’s a just hand-dryer. But like no other. Like everything that comes from the boffins at Dyson, they’ve taken a sideways look at an everyday product and turned it on its head. I know, I know, too many metaphors - but the more excited I become, the worse my writing gets.
The Airblade wipes hands dry with a high velocity sheet of air which is passed through apertures the width of an eyelash at 600kmh.
It uses 83% less energy than conventional hot-air dryers. It’s efficient because the air is not heated, yet it dries twice as fast as any other dryer. Airspeed of 600kmh is almost enough to desiccate even the most moist of hands.
You won’t find one here in Kuwait - apparently we prefer to stick with older, noisier, uglier and less efficient technology.
I’d put one of these on my wall simply because it is so damn beautiful.
Regular readers of Men’s Passion will know how without our Moleskine’s we may as well simply lay down and die. This is the time to be thinking ahead to 2009, and we don’t want to miss planning a day once the new year begins.
Check out their classic planners and diaries.
Yes. Other diaries exist. But what their purpose is we just don’t know.
Give us our Moleskine.
Matching S. T. Dupont lighter and USB key
You remember those days when all you’ve ever yearned for is to have a USB key that compliments your cigarette lighter? Well you can rest easy now.
To be fair, these are two gorgeous items. The S.T. Dupont miniJet is the King, or at least the Prince, of all lighters. This has been so for more than 135 years. The USB key is not just a USB key, it’s a USB key of black or white lacquer and brushed palladium and it begs to be worn and displayed like the piece of jewellery that it is.
We were discussing the other day how rarely things ever match their marketing hype. We came up with an endless list of disappointments which included most of the music of Oasis, as well as anything that ever involved Jennifer Aniston.
What never made it on to our list was anything produced by Apple. Aside from a few teething troubles with the first iPhone, when were you ever let down by anything they produced?
The new range of MacBook Pros continues this fine tradition.
Machined from a single piece of aluminium it is lighter yet stronger than the MacBooks that came before it.
See it, and you’ll want one.
First Published in Men's Passion Issue #09 Dec.Jan.08