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XLERATOR hand dryer

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 06, 2008

On the subject of hand dryers (a hot popular topic, judging by the amount of email that post generated in my inbox), while on vacation, we also experienced the sheer power of the XLERATOR hand dryer (in a Heathrow bathroom). Where the Dyson Airblade is a bit clever as to how it dries your hands, the XLERATOR expels the damp from your mitts with great force…so forcefully that the skin flaps on your hands like this guy’s face during high-g training. My wife feels the XLERATOR is the superior dryer. (thx, monsur)

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Dyson Airblade

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 03, 2008

Discovered in the bathroom of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Fifteen: the Dyson Airblade hand dryer. You stick your hands in and slowly draw them out through a thin jet of fast-moving air. Your hands are dry in about 8 seconds.

Update: Reports are coming from around the NYC metro area that the Dyson Airblade can be found quickly drying hands in the third-floor public bathrooms in the Time Warner Building. Fans of dry hands, the A, B, C, D, and 1 trains are available for your pilgrimage. (thx, all)