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Drone tech to blast hair: Ex-DJI engineer debuts $500 dryer

Hong Kong startup Fresh & Clean locks on to Dyson's luxe market segment

The Zuvi Halo hair dryer features energy-saving technology cribbed from drones. (Photo courtesy of Fresh & Clean Technology)

TOKYO -- A former R&D executive at the world's top drone manufacturer has applied his expertise to hair dryers.

Hong Kong-based startup Fresh & Clean Technology -- launched by Wang Mingyu, previously vice president of research and development at China's DJI -- is set to roll out the new Zuvi Halo dryer in Japan, the U.S. and China next month. Priced at around $500, the Halo takes aim at the high-end segment occupied by the likes of Dyson and Panasonic.

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