Another year, another Dyson vacuum. 2021 brings some of the biggest changes we’ve seen in a long time, but that’s why the company is jumping from V11 all the way to V15. Especially the new V15 Discover packs a green laser to help you see how gloomy your floors are.
While many vacuum cleaners already use LEDs to help you see dirt on your floor, Dyson tries to collect them all by including a much cooler sounding green laser instead (only available on the ̵
Why green, you ask? Dyson says it provides the best contrast. Which I guess makes sense; a white LED would be difficult to see on a light surface, but I have never seen one with bright green floors.
But it’s not just the light show that gives you a better idea of how clean your floors actually are. The vacuum also includes a new acoustic piezo sensor that actually tells you how much dust you are absorbing. This sensor also allows the vacuum to increase suction when it comes across a large amount of dust. Once the levels have stabilized, the suction of the vacuum will return to normal.
Dyson goes so far as to show an overview of dust size and quantity on the vacuum’s LCD screen. It’s not something I ever thought I would know, but it’s still pretty cool considering how accurate the sensor claims to be; Dyson says the sensor can detect particles as small as 10 microns – the size of some bacteria.
Aside from telling you how gloomy your floors are with scientific precision, Dyson claims that the new vacuum cleaner accessories are probably the most annoying problem with vacuum cleaners everywhere: hair tangled in the brush bar.
For the new mini-motorized brush head – intended for cleaning furniture and the like – the company developed a new conical brush sleeve that is able to spiral hair and fur in the dust container instead of letting it tangle and build up over time.
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For the larger brush bar, Dyson instead uses what constitutes a fancy hair comb to gather the hair and prevent it from tangling around the brush bar.
But wait, there’s more! After introducing the supersize Dyson Outsize last year that was intended for giant American homes, Dyson today announced a smaller variant of the vacuum intended for smaller rooms called the Dyson Omni-glide.
This version differs from the other models in two important ways: It can lie flat on the ground to clean small hooks and hooks, and it comes with a cleaning head that can move in all directions (hence ‘Omni-glide’). This means that instead of the usual push-pull turn of a typical vacuum, you can sweep in any direction to your heart.
To lie flat, the Omni-glider has a slim chassis and gets rid of the vertical handle for a long rod instead. This allows the vacuum to reach the ground very low and easily slip under sofas and the like; useful for a small apartment where it is not possible to move the sofa.
In another big change for Dyson, the vacuum uses a simple on / off button instead of the usual push-and-hold trigger. The big warning to all this is that the vacuum is only considered to last for 20 minutes against a charge, it does not come with a brush head intended for carpets or rugs, and it has none of the V15’s fancy new features. But it is also much cheaper.
The Dyson V15 Detect and Omni-glide can be ordered from Dyson.com starting today. They are priced at $ 700 and $ 400 respectively.
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Published March 24, 2021 – 22:45 UTC