Friday, July 25, 2008

Hand dryers take it to the next level


I have noticed a dramatic increase in the power of hand dryers lately. Anyone who has experienced either the Dyson Airblade or the Excel Xlerator has to wonder whether they walked away from the experience with the same amount of skin they went into it with.

Do these two increasingly available hand-drying options signal a new plateau of technology, or a drive to top the competition with more and more speed? One can't help but think of the exponential growth in blades on razors. Will our hands survive what is to come?