Mitsubishi's own high-speed hand air-dryer has been deployed in Japan for almost 10 years now, a fact most foreigners—like us—were oblivious of. Apparently, that includes Dyson.
Called the Jet Towel, the dryer works in a virtually identical way to removes water from the front and back of freshly-washed hands.
We'll give Dyson the benefit of the doubt here, since there's only so many ways you can get water off your hands using air.
Dyson Airblade appears to be a copy of Mitsubishi Jet Towel [Pocket Lint]