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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Jul 2014 8:04 am

I think one of the selling points it the fact that you don't feel "buffeted" in the airflow of the Dyson like you do with conventional fans. Conventional fans push chopped segments of air and while Dyson also does the same, the holding/flow chamber tends to pack the air and let it escape in a seamless flow therefore feeling more like a breeze rather than something mechanical. But as far as I'm concerned, for the price, nah, not for me.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 16 Jul 2014 9:33 am

zzm9980 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I saw a few chinese dysons in some shops ,someone took a dyson apart and managed to duplicate it somehow.


It's not some amazingly unique and mysterious perpetual motion machine... It's a fan where the plans are inside the base.


I know, I just thought that it was illegal to counterfeit esp in Singapore no? :?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:12 am

It's not counterfeiting if it's not being sold as a Dyson. Probably there is no patent protection in China for them so they can flood the market with them. Quality? Well, that part is probably best left unsaid. After all, you usually get what you pay for. :-|

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:19 pm

so you are saying Daison can but Dyson cannot ? :lol:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Jul 2014 1:12 pm

Yer learnin'! :lol:

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Re: Duvet vs. sheets?

Postby annettesiochi » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 6:58 pm

Hi, I am planning to replace our duvet and I am looking for a hypoallergenic 100% goose down. Any recommended brand and where I can buy? Thanks.

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Re: Duvet vs. sheets?

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:59 am

annettesiochi wrote:Hi, I am planning to replace our duvet and I am looking for a hypoallergenic 100% goose down. Any recommended brand and where I can buy? Thanks.


You won't need the goose down unless you are planning to run air con at 69F. Only the cover. Ikea and Spotlight at Singapura mall.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 30 Jan 2015 1:08 pm

annettesiochi wrote:Hi, I am planning to replace our duvet and I am looking for a hypoallergenic 100% goose down. Any recommended brand and where I can buy? Thanks.


I can't imagine using a duvet in Singapore. It'd be like paying to cool things down, and then paying again to keep warm enough. We don't use air-con, just leave windows 'cracked ajar', and have a floor-standing fan. Works for us. There is a blanket on the bed for if things get 'cold' during the night.

I actually have a lovely king-size goose down duvet (ex John Lewis in London), but don't recall getting it out here, never mind considering it warranted.

But if this is something you have in mind, then logic would suggest that you go and explore shops where people who live in fridges shop ;) Maybe starting with Takashimaya at Ngee Ann City/Orchard Road?

p.s. Being the kind of thing only 'rich people' might consider necessary, I think you can expect to get some sticker shock from the local prices. But in any case, let us know how you get on!
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Re: Duvet vs. sheets?

Postby maneo » Sun, 01 Feb 2015 5:18 pm

JR8 wrote:
annettesiochi wrote:Hi, I am planning to replace our duvet and I am looking for a hypoallergenic 100% goose down. Any recommended brand and where I can buy? Thanks.


I can't imagine using a duvet in Singapore. It'd be like paying to cool things down, and then paying again to keep warm enough.

Some people use aircon at night so they can close all doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out.



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Re: Duvet vs. sheets?

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:56 am

maneo wrote:
JR8 wrote:
annettesiochi wrote:Hi, I am planning to replace our duvet and I am looking for a hypoallergenic 100% goose down. Any recommended brand and where I can buy? Thanks.


I can't imagine using a duvet in Singapore. It'd be like paying to cool things down, and then paying again to keep warm enough.

Some people use aircon at night so they can close all doors and widows to keep mosquitoes out.


yeah shut the door on a widow, that'll teach them
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Postby maneo » Thu, 05 Feb 2015 8:21 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
maneo wrote:Some people use aircon at night so they can close all doors and widows to keep mosquitoes out.


yeah shut the door on a widow, that'll teach them

Oops. :oops:

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Re: Duvet vs. sheets?

Postby martincymru » Thu, 05 Feb 2015 9:04 am

Simple question, complex answer.

I try to equalise temperatures (day/night/office/pleasure etc.).
Work with the climate.
Accept being too warm sometimes.

Humans generally are poor managers of temperature/air con systems. Couple this with inferior quality products and poor maintenance no wonder temp control is chaotic/confusing/wasteful in Asia.

I hate air con, btw. I use fans.

Old buildings better (prior 1960).

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Re: Duvet vs. sheets?

Postby the lynx » Thu, 05 Feb 2015 9:09 am

Duvets are a waste of time and money and resources in this tropical country.

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Postby martincymru » Fri, 06 Feb 2015 9:03 am

the lynx wrote:Duvets are a waste of time and money and resources in this tropical country.


Agree

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Re: Duvet vs. sheets?

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 1:31 pm

the lynx wrote:Duvets are a waste of time and money and resources in this tropical country.


given the way air conditioning systems are abused here in buses and in malls, I'd gladly carry them around everywhere.
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