Where: Shake Shack (New York), Fred Segal (Los Angeles), Hooters
What they said: No one had veered from the silver-box-on-the-wall approach to hand dryers until Dyson's Airblade was unveiled in 2007, said Marcus Hartley, design manager for the British-based company. Rather than run your hands beneath a jet of air, you slide them into what appears to be a mini MRI as air "scrapes" moisture from your hands — at about 400 mph. You don't touch anything, Hartley says, but "the downside is we've had to re-educate people on how to dry their hands."
We say: Incredibly fun; takes a bit more work than a standard hand dryer, but the novelty of it sucks you in.