Sharp releases fans with built-in ion generator
Sharp has announced new fans with built-in ion generators. These models include the Slim Ion Fan, which is a tower type, and the 3D Fan, which features 3D motion.
The tower-type Slim Ion Fan has a triple sensor for temperature, humidity, and sunlight. This is used to optimize the fan's automatic operation. This stylish model, which also has a touch sensor, is for release on May 15. It'll be priced around 40,000 yen.
"The Slim Fan is designed to be gentle on your body, even if you're in its breeze for a long time. By putting the fan at the bottom of the tower and giving the air a long route to the vent, we've made this model able to send a breeze a long way, by varying the force while reducing the air speed gradually."
"This fan uses a DC motor, so it can be finely adjusted. It has 32 settings, from barely perceptible to very strong, and these are freely adjustable. In this model, adjustment is done with a touch sensor, so it only needs a very light touch."
"This model can be used as an ion generator as well as a fan. For example, if you set it to Purification Mode, you can send ions throughout the room to purify the air."
The 3D Fan can move through 90 degrees left to right, 10 degrees downward, and 90 degrees upward, so it can send air containing ions through a large space. This model will be priced around 22,000 yen; it'll be released on May 18.
"This model provides a very compact means of sending a strongly directed breeze a long way. It can also be used together with an air-conditioner, as a circulating fan."
"We've given the vanes a special shape, like the wings of an albatross, which can fly a very long way. These vanes are narrow and very pointed. So, although this fan is only 18 cm across, it can send a breeze for ten meters."