If‌ ‌you‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌serious‌ ‌about‌ ‌your‌ ‌vacuuming,‌ ‌there’s‌ ‌one‌ ‌name‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌trust.‌ ‌Dyson‌ ‌unveils‌ ‌some‌ ‌new‌ ‌flagship‌ ‌models‌ ‌to‌ ‌add‌ ‌to‌ ‌its‌ ‌already‌ ‌impressive‌ ‌range.‌

Dyson‌ ‌has‌ ‌single-‌handedly‌ ‌turned‌ ‌the‌ ‌pragmatic‌ ‌domestic‌ ‌appliance‌ ‌into‌ ‌a‌ ‌device‌ ‌of‌ ‌wonder‌ ‌and‌ ‌possibility‌ ‌with‌ ‌kit‌ ‌that‌ ‌not‌ ‌only‌ ‌works‌ ‌well,‌ ‌it‌ ‌looks‌ ‌so‌ ‌cool that‌ ‌you’ll‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌display‌ ‌it,‌ ‌not‌ ‌hide‌ ‌it‌ ‌away‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌cupboard.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you’ve‌ ‌got‌ ‌a‌ ‌Dyson‌ ‌product‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌home,‌ ‌it‌ ‌tells‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌you’re‌ ‌a‌ ‌serious‌ ‌player‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌domesticity‌ ‌stakes.‌ ‌

V15 Detect

Outside‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌food‌ ‌crumbs‌ ‌consistently‌ ‌delivered‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌floor‌ ‌surfaces‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌mini-humans‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌house‌ ‌every‌ ‌time‌ ‌they‌ ‌eat,‌ ‌much‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌dust‌ ‌around‌ ‌the‌ ‌home‌ ‌is‌ ‌invisible.‌ ‌Sound‌ ‌like‌ ‌a‌ ‌challenge?‌ ‌James‌ ‌Dyson‌ ‌thought‌ ‌so,‌ ‌putting‌ ‌his‌ ‌shoulder‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌design-lab‌ ‌wheel‌ ‌and‌ ‌tasking‌ ‌his‌ ‌extensive‌ ‌team‌ ‌with‌ ‌inventing‌ ‌laser‌ ‌dust‌ ‌detection.‌ ‌Yes,‌ ‌it‌ ‌does‌ ‌sound‌ ‌like‌ ‌something‌ ‌you’d‌ ‌expect‌ ‌to‌ ‌find‌ ‌watching‌ ‌‌Minority‌ ‌Report‌,‌ ‌but‌ ‌that’s‌ ‌why‌ ‌we‌ ‌love‌ ‌Dyson‌ ‌–‌ ‌these‌ ‌products‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌only‌ ‌functional,‌ ‌they‌ ‌look‌ ‌fantastic,‌ ‌too.‌ ‌ ‌

Traditionally,‌ ‌when‌ ‌you‌ ‌pull‌ ‌out‌ ‌your‌ ‌vac‌ ‌and‌ ‌start‌ ‌cleaning‌ ‌in‌ ‌earnest,‌ ‌cleaning‌ ‌coverage‌ ‌and‌ ‌effectiveness‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌lot‌ ‌of‌ ‌guesswork.‌ ‌And‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌where‌ ‌the‌ ‌laser‌ ‌detection‌ ‌technology‌ ‌has‌ ‌an‌ ‌edge.‌

The‌ ‌vacuum‌ ‌comes‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌cleaner‌ ‌head‌ ‌fitted‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌laser‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌corner‌ ‌set‌ ‌at‌ ‌a‌ ‌specific‌ ‌angle,‌ ‌illuminating‌ ‌a‌ ‌pathway‌ ‌of‌ ‌microscopic‌ ‌dust‌ ‌destined‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌sucked‌ ‌into‌ ‌oblivion.‌ ‌There’s‌ ‌something‌ ‌very‌ ‌appealing‌ ‌about‌ ‌being‌ ‌able‌ ‌to‌ ‌highlight‌ ‌–‌ ‌and‌ ‌then‌ ‌despatch‌ –‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌dust‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌floor;‌ ‌we‌ ‌reckon‌ ‌this‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌big‌ ‌with‌ ‌gamers!‌ ‌ ‌

But‌ ‌wait,‌ ‌there’s‌ ‌more.‌ ‌If‌ ‌picking‌ ‌up‌ ‌all‌ ‌available‌ ‌dust‌ ‌wasn’t‌ ‌satisfying‌ ‌enough,‌ ‌now‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌even‌ ‌identify‌ ‌what‌ ‌said‌ ‌dust‌ ‌actually‌ ‌is‌ ‌–‌ ‌or‌ ‌at‌ ‌least‌ ‌what‌ ‌category‌ ‌it‌ ‌falls‌ ‌under.‌ ‌Measured‌ ‌acoustically‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌  ‌custom-designed‌ ‌sensor,‌ ‌the‌ ‌particles‌ ‌are‌ ‌graded‌ ‌on‌ ‌size‌ ‌and‌ ‌quantity‌ ‌and‌ ‌recorded‌ ‌on‌ ‌an‌ ‌LED‌ ‌display‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌top‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌handheld‌ ‌unit.‌ ‌By‌ ‌analysing‌ ‌the‌ ‌size,‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌possible‌ ‌to‌ ‌determine‌ ‌what‌ ‌is‌ ‌allergens,‌ ‌microscopic‌ ‌dust,‌ ‌dust‌ ‌mites,‌ ‌or‌ ‌sugar‌ ‌and‌ ‌fleas.‌ ‌

Another‌ ‌worthy‌ ‌feature‌ ‌of‌ ‌note‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌dynamic‌ ‌load‌ ‌sensing‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌head,‌ ‌which‌ ‌adapts‌ ‌the‌ ‌draw‌ ‌power‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌V15‌ ‌depending‌ ‌on‌ ‌what‌ ‌type‌ ‌of‌ ‌surface‌ ‌you’re‌ ‌vacuuming‌. ‌So‌, ‌when‌ ‌you‌ ‌roll‌ ‌onto‌ ‌carpet,‌ ‌the‌ ‌suction‌ ‌is‌ ‌increased.‌ ‌ ‌

If‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌the‌ ‌nominated‌ ‌vacuum‌ ‌cleaner‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌house,‌ ‌you’ll‌ ‌know‌ ‌all‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌annoying‌ ‌coils‌ ‌of‌ ‌hair‌ ‌that‌ ‌wrap‌ ‌around‌ ‌the‌ ‌brush.‌ ‌Dyson‌ ‌has‌ ‌countered‌ ‌this‌ ‌with‌ ‌what‌ ‌the‌ ‌company‌ ‌is‌ ‌calling‌ ‌a‌ ‌hair‌ ‌screw‌ ‌tool.‌ ‌The‌ ‌brush‌ ‌is‌ ‌shaped‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌tapered‌ ‌end‌ ‌so‌ ‌that‌ ‌any‌ ‌hair,‌ ‌dog‌ ‌fur‌ ‌or‌ ‌string‌ ‌it‌ ‌picks‌ ‌up‌ ‌automatically‌ ‌moves‌ ‌along‌ ‌the‌ ‌brush‌ ‌and‌ ‌straight‌ ‌up‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌bin‌, ‌leaving‌ ‌literally‌ ‌no‌ ‌more‌ ‌tangling.‌ ‌With‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌60‌ ‌minutes‌ ‌of‌ ‌battery‌ ‌life,‌ ‌this‌ ‌top‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌range‌ ‌vacuum‌ ‌cleaner‌ ‌doesn’t‌ ‌come‌ ‌cheap,‌ ‌but‌ ‌in‌ ‌terms‌ ‌of‌ ‌comprehensive‌ ‌and‌ ‌innovative‌ ‌cleaning,‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌the‌ ‌top‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌class.‌

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V12 Detect Slim
The‌ ‌V12‌ ‌is‌ ‌designed‌ ‌to‌ ‌fit‌ ‌in‌ ‌between‌ ‌the‌ ‌V15‌ ‌boss‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌existing‌ ‌V11‌ ‌range.‌ ‌As‌ ‌the‌ ‌name‌ ‌suggests,‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌lightweight‌ ‌vacuum‌ ‌utilising‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌new‌ ‌technology‌ ‌designed‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌V15‌ ‌but‌ ‌with‌ ‌slightly‌ ‌less‌ ‌power.‌ ‌So‌ ‌you‌ ‌get‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌laser‌ ‌tip‌ ‌detection‌ ‌that‌ ‌casts‌ ‌an‌ ‌illuminated‌ ‌light‌ ‌out‌ ‌at‌ ‌90‌ ‌degrees‌ ‌field‌ ‌of‌ ‌view‌ ‌to‌ ‌capture‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌nasties‌ ‌lurking‌ ‌on‌ ‌your‌ ‌floor‌ ‌surfaces,‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌acoustic‌ ‌sensor‌ ‌that‌ ‌enables‌ ‌the‌ ‌user‌ ‌to‌ ‌log‌ ‌what‌ ‌is‌ ‌being‌ ‌picked‌ ‌up‌ ‌through‌ ‌a‌ ‌clever‌ ‌algorithm‌ ‌we‌ ‌could‌ ‌never‌ ‌possibly‌ ‌even‌ ‌begin‌ ‌to‌ ‌understand.‌ ‌The‌ ‌design‌ ‌has‌ ‌also‌ ‌been‌ ‌modified‌ ‌so‌ ‌while‌ ‌it‌ ‌retains‌ ‌the‌ ‌familiar‌ ‌shape,‌ ‌the‌ ‌trigger‌ ‌button‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌switched‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌power‌ ‌button‌ ‌on‌ ‌top.‌ ‌And‌ ‌it‌ ‌will‌ ‌also‌ ‌come‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌hair‌ ‌screw‌ ‌tool‌ ‌head‌ ‌to‌ ‌alleviate‌ ‌any‌ potential‌ ‌brush‌ ‌tangling‌ ‌with‌ ‌errant‌ ‌hair‌ ‌or‌ ‌animal‌ ‌fur‌ ‌picked‌ ‌up‌ ‌off‌ ‌the‌ ‌floor.‌ ‌A‌ ‌60-minute‌ ‌battery‌ ‌life‌ ‌will‌ ‌see‌ ‌you‌ ‌through‌ ‌just‌ ‌about‌ ‌any‌ ‌vacuum‌ ‌quest‌ ‌you‌ ‌choose‌ ‌around‌ ‌the‌ ‌home.‌

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Dyson Omni-Glide
You‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌see‌ ‌this‌ ‌one‌ ‌in‌ ‌action‌ ‌to‌ ‌understand‌ ‌the‌ total‌ ‌manoeuvrability‌ ‌the‌ ‌head‌ ‌provides‌ ‌the‌ ‌user.‌ ‌The‌ ‌secret‌ ‌here‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌motor‌ ‌–‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌sited‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌actual‌ ‌cleaning‌ ‌head‌ ‌itself‌ ‌and‌ ‌can‌ ‌move‌ ‌forwards,‌ ‌backwards‌ ‌and‌ ‌even‌ ‌sideways‌ ‌like‌ ‌a‌ ‌mop.‌ ‌There‌ ‌are‌ ‌two‌ ‌brush‌ ‌bars‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌head‌ ‌that‌ ‌are‌ ‌fitted‌ ‌with‌ ‌carbon‌ ‌fibre‌ ‌bristles.‌ ‌Why‌ ‌is‌ ‌that‌ ‌important?‌ ‌Well,‌ ‌static‌ ‌makes‌ ‌dust‌ ‌stick,‌ ‌and‌ ‌just‌ ‌like‌ ‌a‌ ‌carbon‌ ‌brush‌ ‌applied‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌grooves‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌vinyl‌ ‌record‌ ‌tempers‌ ‌the‌ ‌dust‌ ‌settling‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌surface,‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌science‌ ‌applies‌ ‌here.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌light‌ ‌and‌ ‌when‌ ‌combined‌ ‌with‌ ‌that‌ ‌exceptional‌ ‌direction‌ ‌control‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌ability‌ ‌to‌ ‌strip‌ ‌it‌ ‌down‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌handheld‌ ‌option,‌ ‌no‌ ‌dusty‌ ‌corner‌ ‌of‌ ‌any‌ ‌shaped‌ ‌room‌ ‌or‌ ‌the‌ ‌surface‌ ‌beneath‌ ‌furniture‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌safe‌ ‌again.‌ ‌

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V11 Animal
You‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌see‌ ‌this‌ ‌one‌ ‌in‌ ‌action‌ ‌to‌ ‌understand‌ ‌the‌ total‌ ‌manoeuvrability‌ ‌the‌ ‌head‌ ‌provides‌ ‌the‌ ‌user.‌ ‌The‌ ‌secret‌ ‌here‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌motor‌ ‌–‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌sited‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌actual‌ ‌cleaning‌ ‌head‌ ‌itself‌ ‌and‌ ‌can‌ ‌move‌ ‌forwards,‌ ‌backwards‌ ‌and‌ ‌even‌ ‌sideways‌ ‌like‌ ‌a‌ ‌mop.‌ ‌There‌ ‌are‌ ‌two‌ ‌brush‌ ‌bars‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌head‌ ‌that‌ ‌are‌ ‌fitted‌ ‌with‌ ‌carbon‌ ‌fibre‌ ‌bristles.‌ ‌Why‌ ‌is‌ ‌that‌ ‌important?‌ ‌Well,‌ ‌static‌ ‌makes‌ ‌dust‌ ‌stick,‌ ‌and‌ ‌just‌ ‌like‌ ‌a‌ ‌carbon‌ ‌brush‌ ‌applied‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌grooves‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌vinyl‌ ‌record‌ ‌tempers‌ ‌the‌ ‌dust‌ ‌settling‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌surface,‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌science‌ ‌applies‌ ‌here.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌light‌ ‌and‌ ‌when‌ ‌combined‌ ‌with‌ ‌that‌ ‌exceptional‌ ‌direction‌ ‌control‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌ability‌ ‌to‌ ‌strip‌ ‌it‌ ‌down‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌handheld‌ ‌option,‌ ‌no‌ ‌dusty‌ ‌corner‌ ‌of‌ ‌any‌ ‌shaped‌ ‌room‌ ‌or‌ ‌the‌ ‌surface‌ ‌beneath‌ ‌furniture‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌safe‌ ‌again.‌ ‌

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