Dyson are known for innovating in interesting existing product categories – sometimes waiting for ages before leaping in and saying “you’ve been doing it wrong”. Fresh off the back of exciting developments in cleaning robots (I love that sentence, it’s great living in the future), is the Dyson humidifier which claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria in the water before it enters the room. According to Dyson current humidifiers have been screwing up by harbouring nasty bacteria when the machine is turned on, and then blowing it around the room.

The Dyson humidifier is the only humidifier with patented Ultraviolet Cleanse technology. This technology exposes every drop of water to an ultraviolet light – killing 99.9% of bacteria before any mist is projected into the room. This, coupled with Air Multiplier™ technology, allows the machine to distribute the mist around the whole room evenly and efficiently. The Dyson humidifier uses ultrasonic technology to humidify the air. A small piezoelectric transducer sits in the bottom of the water canal – vibrating at an extremely high (ultrasonic) frequency, up to 1.7 million times a second, it breaks-down the water down into tiny particles which are then drawn up through the loop amplifier and projected into the air. The loop amplifier incorporates two outlets, the front one for mist, and the rear for air. High pressure air generated by the brushless motor, helps distribute the humidity evenly around the room.

The machine will launch in the UK next March.