Dyson is one of my favorite brands of vacuum cleaners. To me, Dyson means a lot: it shows that entrepreneurial spirit prevails even in the harshest environments. The company was practically established just 20 years ago, in a time were there were already other companies such as Hoover, Shark, Electrolux or Miele that had history, financial power and market dominance. The man that stands behind this company is James Dyson, a design engineer which started from 0 and is now worth over $5 billion, making it in the top 1000 richest people on Earth, according to Western Daily Press. Moreover, in order to prove that great minds are always destined to success in our times, Mr. Dyson is annually hosting a design competition and is involved in supporting design and engineering activities of young people, by funding the foundation which carries its name (a pretty common occupation of today’s billionaires). Over time, Dyson has produced a lot of great ideas, culminating lately with the bladeless fan. But let’s put a pause on Dyson’s life analysis and focus on what we care: vacuum cleaners. Dyson made it this far based on its huge success with its bagless vacuum cleaner. I bet even now UK residents still remember its persuasive slogan: “say goodbye to the bag”. This novelty came at a time when the other competitors where trying to introduce the one-time-use bag, and the ecological concerns and green doctrine were just starting to be formulated. It was such a hit, that its main product, Dyson Dual Cyclone was the fastest selling appliance in both US and UK.
Let’s make a quick break and present some of the best deals for Dysons I could find on Amazon, I’ve selected only the newest and most important models out there:
I’m going to talk now about 3 technologies used by Dyson DC65 that I find useful and fashionable. The first is the ballbarrow, which won the Building Design Innovation Award back in 1977. Initially, the ballbarrow was used for other purposes, but Dyson implemented it on the 2005 DC15 vacuum cleaner, in order to increase its maneuverability. The ball allows you to steer your vacuum cleaner without even moving, using just one hand. Here a video I’ve found that demonstrates this (in the video, you can even see Dyson’s research center, where an Optitrack suit is deployed on a female subject vacuuming inside a maze, having infrared cameras targeting small silver balls glued on her body, in order to read her joint positions – but I’m not sure how this really helps measuring the maneuverability, since the design in though mathematically to steer at 90 degrees; still a nice marketing touch).
Check out the left pic I’ve found on grinningcheektocheek.com, which shows the real evolution from DC15 to DC65. You can also see from the photo that today’s DC65 slogan is “Twice the suction of any other vacuum”, which is made possible by the second technology I wanted to talk about, the Radial Root Cyclone™ technology. You see, Dyson’s greatest idea was in fact to use the cyclonic separation to improve vacuum cleaners. After a lot of technological breakthroughs, Dyson’s engineers have taken this idea to extreme. The result is absolutely outstanding. I’ve personally measured the DC65’s suction power at 175 Air Watts, which is around two times higher than most of the vacuum cleaners out there. And I’m not talking about old models, I’m talking about brand new products that leave the moment we speak the gates of Hoover, Shark or Electrolux. The suction power is also doubled by a more powerful brushroll, as you can see bellow.
The last technology I wanted to cover is not a technology “per se”, but rather a choice Dyson made regarding its construction materials. The D65 and the latter Dyson Cinetic Big Ball are using strong highly tested materials. Want more info on these models? Read i.e. my complete DC65 review here. Ok, that being said, let’s check out 2 new Dyson models which I absolutely love:
Dyson Ball Compact Animal (former DC50 Animal Compact)
- This upright vacuum is a compact version of the DC65 model. Dyson also claims it deployed into the Ball Compact Animal the most advanced brushroll technology, making it suitable for virtually any surface. The head self-adjusts in order to achieve the best contact area possible, and the brush is made out of a mixture of nylon and carbon bristles.
- Incredible suction power, almost like the DC65’s, with 19 cyclones that work simultaneously to deliver one of the tightest air flows ever seen in vacuums.
- Although it is lighter (only 11.6 lbs), it features the brand new 2 Tier Radial Cyclones technology for the filtration of even the smallest dust particles.
- Due to its dimensions (compact class), is can be easily deposited in any part of the house.
- The dirt cup has a 0.21 gallons capacity, a bit small for an upright vacuum. However, you can empty it with just a push of a button, so no worries here.
- Comes with a bunch of accessories for which you don’t have to pay: the Tangle-free Turbine tool which works great for pet hair, the combination tool and the stair tool.
- Has a washable filter certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, which filters most of the dust mites, spores, pollen, pet dander and dead skin cells (99.9%) and helps you to save money.
- 5 years of warranty, as most Dyson products.
- Check out this discount on Dyson Ball Compact Animal
Dyson V6 Absolute (former DC59 Motorhead Cordless)
- Check out the review of the older version, the DC59 Motorhead
- The new V6 Absolute is a cordless vacuum cleaner that was just launched this year and it is already a big success (a best seller). Expert reviewers claim the performance is unmatched. The producer has deployed on this model a V6 2 speed Dyson digital engine that provides 75% more suction than it predecessor DC59. Dyson representatives claim it has 3 times more power than any other cordless vacuum cleaner, so I guess the other manufacturers should come from behind and strengthen up the competition.
- The battery lasts roughly 25 minutes of continuous use on the first speed, and around 6 minutes in the boost mode (which is not mind-blowing, but it sucks absolutely everything!). The model comes with just one battery, but you could purchase one more in order to prolong the cleaning session.
- It also uses the latest 2 Tier Radial™ Cyclones technology, working on 15 parallel cyclones that filter virtually any type of particle smaller than 0.3 microns.
- It has a balanced weight of only 4.96 lbs (just a few extra weight from its predecessor, but still one of the lightest cordless vacuums out there) distributed just near the grip, making it more maneuverable.
- As accessories, one could list the Mini motorized tool, the Combination accessory tool and the Crevice tool
- 2 year warranty
- Check out the latest deal on Dyson V6 Absolute
Concluding, being the best at what you do always pays off. Even though Dyson has virtually no history, it most definitely has a bright future. So much innovation brought by this company in the last 20 years revolutionized the way people clean their houses. Not only that, but indirectly, one could say Dyson is improving lifestyles and saving lives, as people with cleaner houses live longer and better. Sure, they have high prices, but who doesn’t in this economy? The real question you may ask yourself is, can you afford not to buy a Dyson? Enough for today, I’d be more and happy to answer any questions or comments you may have about this company, its products and related stuff. So shoot them bellow! Jason over and out!