Dyson Cool AM06 10 inch Air Multiplier Desk Fan, White/Silver

Last updated date: July 24, 2020

DWYM Score
8.7

Dyson Cool AM06 10 inch Air Multiplier Desk Fan, White/Silver

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Overall Take

This leader in bladeless fans offers a model that doesn't disappoint. This model is slightly smaller than other bladeless fans on the market, which is ideal if you want to set it on a desk or coffee table. You'll get a wide range of settings and a remote control to conveniently change settings from across the room. In our analysis of 181 expert reviews, the Dyson Dyson Cool AM06 10 inch Air Multiplier Desk Fan, White/Silver placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 30, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bladeless Fan for a detailed review of all the top bladeless fans.

Expert Summarized Score
7.8
20 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
1,089 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
At 1.8kg, it’s still very portable – you’ll have no problem carting it from desk to bedside or kitchen and back.
- Trusted Reviews
January 13, 2015 | Full review
For its small size, it puts out a good amount of air that indeed doesn't buffet or feel choppy in any way. It's a smooth breeze that can actually feel quite refreshing, even at maximum power.
- PC Magazine
March 7, 2014 | Full review
With a quieter, more efficient design that sacrifices none of the original's unique appeal, the Dyson AM06 is about as luxurious as desk fans get.
- CNET
March 12, 2014 | Full review
The airflow is stronger than other bladeless desk fans.
- Tech Walls
February 29, 2016 | Full review
The fan can oscillate, while the whole thing tilts up or down by 20 degrees to provide a breeze where you need it.
- The Guardian
July 18, 2014 | Full review
At 10" in height, it's an ideal model for small spaces, as it can operate easily from a desk, counter, or table top. Extremely quiet - perfect for bedrooms. Easy to operate, and has a remote and sleep timer.
- BestReviews
It is one of the most powerful, and it’s very easy to clean. In our whole-room tests, the AM06 was able to circulate as much air as the best fans we tested, even though its overall velocity score proved middling.
- New York Times Wirecutter
April 23, 2019 | Full review
The Dyson AM06 Table is designed with low power consumption in mind and, indeed, it is one of the most energy-efficient models available. Its smooth operation means less wear on the motor, too, so it lasts longer than traditional fans.
- Wiki EZ Vid
June 12, 2019 | Full review
This bladeless fan uses the technology of patented air multiplier. It helps to create a dominant stream of continuous airflow. As this fan has no blade so it is very safe for the children and pets and even while cleaning it. This Dyson air multiplier provides a warranty of 2 years. This bladeless fan is very quiet yet powerful. It also has the features like the sleep timer and magnetized remote to control it.
- Z7 Premium
April 14, 2019 | Full review
This device contains a cylindrical pedestal with a ring on it that generates the airflow, but with no blades in sight, making it safe to use around kids. It's also Quiet Mark certified, so it shouldn't make as much noise as your average fan.
- Business Insider
July 2, 2019 | Full review
It comes with a stylish remote, which you better not lose because the physical unit has only the on/off button. In addition to turning the device on and off, this button can control the intensity of the air.
- A Guide Pro
May 1, 2019 | Full review
A remote control is also available and it comes magnetized so that you can store it comfortably on the fan itself.
- Listderful
This incredibly modern 10-inch desk fan is quiet and safe for the kids, and it can keep your bedroom or office cool without taking up a lot of space. You can adjust the fan by tilting it or enabling its oscillation mode. It even includes a remote control, which adjusts its 10 airflow settings, programs a sleep timer, and controls oscillation settings.
- Best Products
June 8, 2017 | Full review
The Dyson AM0610 desk fans generate a strong stream of constant airflow. The same is facilitate with the implementation of the patented Air Multiplier technology. It is known that the constant airflow is create without utilizing the fast-spinning blades. So, the overall operation is completely safe for pets and kids.
- The Double Check
May 29, 2019 | Full review
You can program it to turn off at pre-set intervals between 15 minutes and nine hours, with smooth oscillation to distribute cool air throughout the room. Naturally, it comes with a remote, curved and magnetized to attach to the fan base, that lets you select from ten airflow settings and runs whisper-quiet even when going full blast.
- The Balance Small Business
May 13, 2019 | Full review
With an oscillating base, 10 distinct airflow settings and a magnetized remote control that stores on the fan, you can create the perfect environment in any room. This product can be safely and easily cleaned without the worry of a standard fan grille and without spinning blades.
- The Z9
July 7, 2019 | Full review
The 10-inch design takes up little space, is easy to clean, and has an easy-to-use remote control.
- Prevention
April 23, 2019 | Full review
Being small and compact it can be placed anywhere but also provides better air circulation.
- Best Fan Reviews
May 31, 2019 | Full review
It is 75 percent quieter than previous designs thanks to streamlined air channels and reduced airflow turbulence. It is also energy efficient and uses 30 percent less energy than previous models.
- Wise Bread
August 9, 2017 | Full review
With no blades or vents, this fans is almost effortless to clean.
- Jen Reviews
What experts didn't like
Lack of physical controls is a bit limiting.
- Trusted Reviews
January 13, 2015 | Full review
This fan is expensive.
- PC Magazine
March 7, 2014 | Full review
At $299, it's as expensive as desk fans get, too --- by quite a bit. Also, with basically no controls on the unit aside from the on/off button, you'd better hope you don't lose the remote.
- CNET
March 12, 2014 | Full review
There is only power button on the fan, others are placed on remote control.
- Tech Walls
February 29, 2016 | Full review
However, this comes with a hefty price tag.
- The Guardian
July 18, 2014 | Full review
Doesn't produce enough airflow for large rooms. Considering the size and capabilities, it's pricey.
- BestReviews
This fan is overpriced.
- New York Times Wirecutter
April 23, 2019 | Full review
- Wiki EZ Vid
June 12, 2019 | Full review
- Z7 Premium
April 14, 2019 | Full review
Very high price point, collects dust during operation and no heater option as in Dyson AM05.
- Business Insider
July 2, 2019 | Full review
No controls on unit body.
- A Guide Pro
May 1, 2019 | Full review
- Listderful
- Best Products
June 8, 2017 | Full review
- The Double Check
May 29, 2019 | Full review
The Dyson Cool AM06 is reserved for those with deep pockets or a serious expense account.
- The Balance Small Business
May 13, 2019 | Full review
- The Z9
July 7, 2019 | Full review
- Prevention
April 23, 2019 | Full review
This fan is difficult to wash.
- Best Fan Reviews
May 31, 2019 | Full review
- Wise Bread
August 9, 2017 | Full review
- Jen Reviews

From The Manufacturer

The Dyson Air Multiplier AM06 10-Inch Table Fan works very differently from conventional fans. It uses Air Multiplier technology to draw in air and amplify it 15 times, projecting smooth, quiet, powerful, high-velocity airflow without the use of blades. Features: Air Multiplier Technology: Dyson fans use patented Air Multiplier technology to create a powerful stream of uninterrupted airflow without fast-spinning blades making it safe for children, pets and during cleaning Remote Control: With 10 precise airflow settings, sleep timer, on/off and oscillation control. Curved and magnetized to store neatly on the machine. Quieter: Streamlined air channels for reduced airflow turbulence make the AM06 75% quieter than AM01 Oscillation Control: Airflow can be directed around a room – one touch for smooth oscillation. Easy Tilt: Pivots on its own center of gravity to direct cool air where you need it. Bladeless: Dyson fans don't have any fast spinning blades so they are safe. Sleep Timer: Fan can be programmed to turn off after pre-set intervals ranging from 15 minutes to 9 hours. Easy to Clean: No awkward safety grilles or blades that would make it difficult to clean. Warranty: 2 year parts & labor warranty when purchased from an authorized reseller.

An Overview On Bladeless Fans

Bladeless fans may be a bit pricier than their bladed counterparts, but they bring plenty of benefits. The design itself makes it a conversation piece. Chances are, some people you know have never even seen one in person. But there are plenty of other great reasons to choose a bladeless fan for your home or office.

Safety is one of the top reasons. If you have little ones around, a fan with blades can add stress you don’t need. If someone sticks a finger or an object in the areas where a blade would normally be, on a bladeless fan, it’s completely safe.

When it’s time to clean dust and debris from your bladeless fan, it’s far easier than with a fan with blades. You don’t have to work around those blades, after all, which makes it a breeze. However, some bladeless fans tend to attract dust and potentially create more work for you.

Once you move beyond the bladeless aspect of a fan, many of the same features you expect from any fan apply. Some fans oscillate, cooling off a bigger area, while others are set up only to blast air directly. But even with oscillating fans, it’s important to check blowing power to make sure you’ll get the force you need if you’re trying to cool a large room.

If you’re using your fan in a bedroom or other living space, a remote control can come in handy. One thing to look for is whether you’ll have all the controls you need on the fan itself. Some fans put all the controls on the remote, which leaves you unable to adjust settings if you misplace it.

Timers also come with many bladeless fans. With a built-in timer, you can set your fan to work for a specific time period, then automatically shut off. This might be good if you use your fan to help you fall asleep at night, but you want to conserve energy by having it shut off once you’ve drifted off.

DWYM Fun Fact

Dyson has long been credited with inventing the bladeless fan, but documentation from the Intellectual Property Office shows otherwise. The first time Dyson applied for a patent for its technology, the request was rejected. It seems Dyson’s fan was a little too similar in design to a desktop fan patented by Tokyo Shibaura Electric way back in 1981. Whether or not that patent is still in use is irrelevant. Dyson had to adjust its patent request to emphasize the difference in its design — specifically, a Coanda surface that promotes airflow. Although Dyson’s technology may be unique, the bladeless fan itself was conceptualized more than three decades ago.

The Bladeless Fans Buying Guide

  • The first thing to consider is how easy it will be to set your fan up once you take it out of the box. The Lasko 4930 Oscillating High Velocity Tower Fan comes preassembled, which means you can take it out of the package, plug it in and immediately enjoy cool air. With the Honeywell Quietset 8-Speed Whole-Room Tower Fan, you’ll need to put together the base, which is just a matter of snapping two parts together and tightening a locking nut. Once you’ve done that, the tower will slide right into the base.
  • Once the fan is in place, working the settings becomes the next challenge. The Honeywell Quietset 8-Speed Whole-Room Tower Fan has touch buttons that make it easy to choose the setting you want. You’ll just press the fan button until you reach the level of cooling you want and enjoy.
  • One of the best things about bladeless fans is that they’re easier to clean than those with blades. However, the Lasko 4930 Oscillating High Velocity Tower Fan and Honeywell Quietset 8-Speed Whole-Room Tower Fan have louvered vents for adjusting airflow. Those vents make cleanup a little more challenging. The Dyson Cool AM06 10 inch Air Multiplier Desk Fan and Dyson Cool Air Multiplier Tower Fan have air-intake vents that can pull dust inward, and you’ll have to vacuum those on a fairly regular basis. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s directions for cleaning to avoid damaging the motor.
  • Although cooling power can be subjective, each fan has its own way of cooling an area. The Lasko 4930 Oscillating High Velocity Tower Fan has a high-velocity blower, making it ideal for those wanting a blast of air rather than more subtle cooling. If you want multiple options for your cooling, consider the Honeywell Quietset 8-Speed Whole-Room Tower Fan, Dyson Cool AM06 10 inch Air Multiplier Desk Fan or Dyson Cool Air Multiplier Tower Fan, each of which offers a wide range of settings. One thing setting the Honeywell Quietset 8-Speed Whole-Room Tower Fan apart from others in this area, is that it has both speed and noise level settings. Those range from Sleep to Power Cool to give you the noise and wind level you need for every situation.
  • Oscillation can come in handy, particularly when cooling a large room. The Lasko 4930 Oscillating High Velocity Tower Fan oscillates 45 degrees, with louvers that allow you to direct air. The Honeywell Quietset 8-Speed Whole-Room Tower Fan can circulate air at a rate of approximately 110 cubic feet per minute, making it best for small to midsized rooms. Although the Dyson Cool AM06 10 inch Air Multiplier Desk Fan is relatively small, it uses something called Air Multiplier technology, allowing it to spread air around. One of the best things about this model is that it reduces energy use by 30% when compared to previous Dyson bladeless models. The larger Dyson Cool Air Multiplier Tower Fan also uses Air Multiplier technology and energy efficiency to provide cooling without doing major damage to your utility bill.