Panasonic unveils the F-S1X Slim Fan. It is a special electric fan that is unusually shaped like a thick rod, and is capable of directing generated breezes using a fluidics.
Ever seen a bladeless electric fan lately? Yep, they're pretty common already nowadays. They're cool (literally) and all, but you don't really gasp anymore after seeing it a couple of dozen times. Panasonic's new electric fan however, is something that might better catch your attention, or at least make your eyebrows raise a bit.
The F-S1X Slim Fan is a bladeless electric fan that has a very peculiar rod/pole-like design. No it's not some mini air-conditioner or evaporative cooler, because it really is just an electric fan. In fact it partially uses the same working principle as other standard bladeless electric fans; the only difference is that it also uses the principle of fluidics to direct the flow of air to a certain direction.
So all in all the F-S1X technically isn't really that original or new, but the application and the design of the fan still leave us with something fresh to look at. It's still quite a catch to see a short pole that is actually blowing air out of itself.
The dimensions of the F-S1X are 180 x 180 x 950 mm. This makes it one of the thinnest and slimmest electric fans that has ever been made, and it can be efficiently placed almost anywhere in any kind of room. As for the intensity of the blown air, there are no specific numbers, although it is stated that there are five different intensity levels. The unit could also be made to turn 90 degrees from the base of the pole section. Other options and functions include a prefilter, an off-timer (can be set for 1, 2 or 4 hours), and wireless control/access.
Panasonic plans to release the F-S1X Slim Fan on May 20, 2013. Its estimated cost when it becomes available in Japan is 35,000 yen (374 USD).
Source: MyNavi (JP)