Vacuum + Bladeless fans = Dyson Smartphones?
By: Jason Ciudaj (Contributing Editor)
Dyson… Now there is a name everyone is familiar with. Who hasn’t seen their ridiculously expensive blade-less fan, used one or dreamed of owning one of their vacuums, or owns one of their fancy heaters? You can probably find one of their products in just about any upper middle-class household. They are, after all, known for top quality products with head turning design. So why stop at vacuums? How about….smartphones?
I’ve got to admit, it was a bit of a surprise to hear that James Dyson, the founder of the company mentioned to reporters that he is interested in breaking into the mobile phone market. James mentioned that if they did proceed with making mobile phones the technology would have to be interesting, the best of everything. For the rest of us that means it is going to be expensive. But when has that ever stopped us from buying other Dyson products? This isn’t exactly a vacuum though. It’s a phone, something we take with us everywhere we go. We need our phones to perform just as good if not better than they look. Can Dyson pull itoff? Who knows?
When it comes to cell phones, I for one am perfectly happy with my time tested Samsung Galaxy S. It’s going to take something of epic proportions to pull me away from that and I just don’t think the king of vacuums is up for the challenge. Besides, the mobile phone market has been oversaturated lately, and phones made with style in mind often become outdated upon release, becoming nothing more than old technology housed in beautiful casings (Vertu, Goldvish anyone?). On the other hand, I don’t see vacuums being outdated every three months. I admire ingenuity and effort, but somehow, I think it would be in Mr. Dyson’s best interest to just stick to the household products. I still can’t justify $1,100 for a single Bang & Olufson cordless phone. Perhaps Dyson can have something cheaper for the home without sacrificing design?