Dyson, the British appliance maker best known for innovations in air-related home appliances, has introduced a few exciting technologies for cordless stick vacuum. The star technology is a technology probably no one asked for, but no less useful for OCD like myself.
The star technology here is the laser dust detector found on the new Dyson V15 Detect Cordless Stick Vacuum. If you do (like myself), then this is a technology in a vacuum cleaner you will want.
The laser, a green laser diode positioned at precisely 1.5-degree angle and 7.3 mm off the ground, is like the headlights on an automobile; it lights up the immediate front of the cleaning head to reveal dust that naked eyes can’t see, so you’d know if you are cleaning right.
Dyson said the Dyson V15 Detect Cordless Stick Vacuum can detect hidden dust as tiny as 10 microns and it will prove it to you too. With an acoustic Piezo sensor inside the vacuum main chamber, the stick vacuum presents to you, through the digital display, what has been sucked up.
Not sure why anyone need that data, but it is there if you want to know the invisible nasties that the device have sucked up.
The new Dyson V15 Detect Cordless Stick Vacuum is powered by Dyson Hyperdymium motor that generates up to 230 air watts of suction and features a 5-stage filtration that captures 99.99% of dust particles as small as 0.3 microns.
The new motor will also intelligently adapts power to the dust levels and automatically deep cleans on carpets and hard floors.
In addition to the laser detection, there is another technology that strikes a cord with me: anti-tangle technology.
A new anti-tangle hair screw solve the problem of removing hair on the brush bar. The anti-tangle hair screw features a conical brush bar that spirals hair off and not the bin, thus preventing hair from wrapping on the bar.
There is also an anti-tangle high torque cleaner head that boasts 56 polycarbonate teeth that act like a comb to prevent tangling around the bristles and automatically clears hair from the brush bar. And oh, the cleaning head itself has a motor in it.
While I welcome these new tech on the new Dyson V15 Detect Cordless Stick Vacuum, I am also wary about maintenance. I mean, the more parts, electronics or otherwise, means more things that could breakdown.
The new Dyson V15 Detect Cordless Stick Vacuum is available in the U.S.A. since March 24, priced at a bank-breaking US$699.