Dyson Airblade Copied Mitsubishi Jet Towel?

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This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

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.

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Called the Jet Towel, the dryer works in a virtually identical way to removes water from the front and back of freshly-washed hands.

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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]

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I tried it in the "Tokyo Hands" department store—the Mitsubishi one, that is. Really works, feels like your skin is being wiped down by a wall of firm warm clouds. Played with it long enough to weird out the other women in the stall. If you've ever wanted to be your windshield in a car wash, this is your thing.