Bionic Motion i:wing
When I first saw the video above I wasn't sure what to think. Is the i:wing from BIonic Motion a fan? Creator Robert Spillner was quick to disabuse me of that notion. He says it's better than a fan. The i:wing offers ventilation with no draft, the two wings swing slowly back and forth creating small, recurrent waves, setting the area in the room in motion. It is also designed to be soothing and relaxing. It works by remote control and can be set to beat softly or more vigorously and can be used all year round to both cool or warm a room. The experience seems a little akin to being fanned with palm fronds in a gentle and calming rhythm.
Spillner worked as a development engineer for the automotive industry and was a development partner in hydraulic power steering for the F1 teams. The i:wing will sell for 2280 euros and is set to launch this October.