The Dyson AM06 10” Desk Fan is a fairly compact yet powerful model in Dyson’s line of Air Multiplier fan products, and at just under 20” tall, it’s the perfect size to fit on any desk or table. In design and function, it is similar to the Air Multiplier 12” desk fan, but this model gets better reviews and seems to be much more quiet when running.
How far does it blow?
While there are no hard and fast statistics on how far this bladeless desk fan will generate air, one review from a user in Atlanta, GA (where it’s very hot in the summer) says he has a two-room condo of about 750 square feet, and he says this little fan clears the air for a good 20-30 feet from the unit. He actually has two, and they help him save a ton on his air conditioning bills.
Another user review says she keeps it on power 4 (out of its 10 speeds), and at that speed, it blows out about six feet. She says she doesn’t turn it on any higher because it would blow all the papers off her desk.
Is it noisy or quiet?
Overall, this best selling desk fan, in spite of being very powerful, is very quiet. In fact, it is 75% quieter than the previous model, the AM01. In user reviews it is said this fan sounds a lot like a breeze coming through a window or like white noise on the higher settings.
Does it oscillate?
Yes, it does. In fact, the oscillating feature rotates this air multiplier a full 180 degrees, so it can cover a very large area at once. It also has another option to direct the air flow, and that is that you can tilt it up or down so the air will blow higher or lower if you prefer.
Does it cool better than other fans?
Keep in mind the Dyson AM06 is not an air conditioner (same essential design and motor as the AM09, AM08 and AM07 tower fan). In other words, whether it’s sitting on a desk, a table or on the floor, it won’t create cool air all by itself. However, it is very powerful (more so than other fans), so it can actually seem like the air coming out is cooler than the air in your room. Since the airflow can be concentrated to one area or spread out in oscillate mode, it can feel like the entire room is cooler or just one spot (if it’s blowing directly on you).
Also keep in mind that if you place this unit in front of where your air conditioning blows out, it will do a great job of dispersing the cool air so the a/c doesn’t need to work as hard. In this way, it really is an air multiplier.
Dyson AM06 Specs
- Colors Available: Black/Nickel, White/Silver or Iron/Blue
- Base Diameter: 5.5” with baseplate
- Top Diameter: 10”
- Cord Length: 6.6’
- Weight: 4 pounds
- Total Height: 19.7”
- Voltage: 110
Included in the box
- AM06 Desk Fan (10”)
- Remote Control (magnetized to stick to the top of the fan so it doesn’t get lost)
- 2 Year Limited Warranty
- Operations Manual
- Beautiful design
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Bladeless design makes it very safe
- Very quiet compared to other fan brand models
- Very efficient with 10 speeds to choose from
- Highly energy efficient
While overall in user Dyson fan reviews, people who own this model love it (people who owned the previous AM01 model prefer this one by far), there are a few things to note. First, some users who have left a review comment on the bright power light at the fan base. Since the light doesn’t turn off when the fan is running, it can seem rather bright in a dark room like a bedroom.
Second, when the AM06 was first released, some users said after using it for a few months it started making a scratching or grinding noise while in oscillation mode. Dyson has returned and replaced or fixed those machines and now seems to have that particular issue under control, as it has been several months since we’ve seen any complaints about it.
If you’re looking for a quiet desk or table fan that still has a great deal of power, the AM06 Air Multiplier is a very good choice. It’s quiet enough so you can still talk on the phone or watch television and very effective at cooling the room through powerful air circulation.
Yes, it is expensive when compared with other fans. However, people who have purchased it consider it a long-term investment and by and large they are very happy with their purchase, giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
If you need a small, heavy duty, powerful yet quiet fan, the Dyson AM06 10” desk fan is a very good choice and comes highly recommended.