DYSON has made another vacuum cleaner – but this one is posher than the rest, and has a laser built into its head.
It was delivered to my home (possible from the future?) a few weeks ago, and I’ve been relentlessly testing it. So…does it suck?
For a start, it’s wireless. That’s not uncommon these days, but it’s still ultimately the best improvement to vacuum cleaning.
Not having to step over cables, or constantly disconnect and reconnect it to the mains as you shuffle zombie-like around the house is a major boon.
And the charge is decent: you’ll probably manage several cleans with a single charge, unless you’ve got a massive home.
The official word is 60 minutes of “fade-free suction”, which is about right by my own measure.
On that, suction is immense.
Inside is a Dyson Hyperdymium motor that spins at around 125,000 revolutions per minute.
That means little to anyone but Dyson’s own boffins, but it translates to real-world dust destruction.
This thing powers across any surface, swallowing tiny dust particles right through to sizeable debris.
And the suction varies depending on the surface you’re cleaning.
It works great on hard floors and carpet, though the laser is far more useful on the former.
And there are plenty of accessories, so you can tailor the vacuuming load-out to whatever you’re trying to clean.
So what about this laser, then? A gimmick eh?
Absolutely not. I never knew I needed a laser on my vacuum cleaner until I switched it on.
Even during press briefings, I was quietly scoffing at the cheek of plonking a laser on the end of a cleaning tool.
But my word, does it work! I thought my kitchen floor was spotless, but the laser revealed otherwise.
Bathed in Dyson’s all-telling green laser light, a hidden layer of dust and god-knows-what appeared.
I was horrified, and allowed the V15 to mercifully suck it all up before pretending nothing had happened.
But from that moment my life had changed, and I knew that I could never again tread the path of dusty ignorance.
I now live at one with the laser, as it guides me to vacuuming nirvana on a bi-weekly basis.
There are some other neat changes too. Aside from spiritual re-awakenings, of course.
The vacuum head is designed to slice and dice hair as you clean, so you don’t have to keep cutting it off the roller.
It also sucks in air, filters it, and dispels it back into your home cleaner than before.
The bin is sizeable but not enormous – thankfully, it’s easy to empty with a satisfying push mechanism that involves no physical contact with dirt.
And charging is easy with a single cable, which can be fed through a wall-mount if you prefer.
The Dyson V15 Detect certainly isn’t cheap – you’ll pay a whopping £599 for this sci-if appliance.
But it’s just about the best vacuum cleaner you can buy today.
So the cost isn’t actually that enormous: think about the premiums you’d pay for the world’s fastest car or fanciest sound system.
It’s certainly the upper end of wireless vacuum cleaners, and certainly more than some would pay.
But if you’ve got enough cash to afford a Dyson V15 Detect, you can’t go wrong.
There’s basically nothing wrong with it, save for the eye-watering mark-up.
The Sun says: A tour-de-force of vacuuming greatness that demands many pounds…but rewards you with the finest clean you’ll ever know.
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