All new in Hong Kong from Dyson, who invented those alien-looking-but-eerilyeffective vacuum cleaners, those alienlooking-but-eerily-effective fans and those alien-looking-but-eerily-effective hand driers: an alien-looking-but-eerily-effective hair dryer! The Dyson Supersonic looks like an old-timey microphone but it claims to have a super-quiet motor that’s eight times faster than other hair dryers—and a smart heat control that will get your hair dry without burning it. It’s just possible that Dyson have done for wet hair what they did for damp hands and dirty floors. Normally I just run a towel through my hair until it’s no longer actively dripping, but I could be persuaded. The only catch? It’ll cost you a hefty $3,380 when it launches in July. Maybe I won’t throw away that towel just yet.