No home is complete without a Dyson product. That’s my new belief after having used the Dyson Cyclone V10, its latest cordless vacuum cleaner. The Cyclone V10 is Dyson’s sequel to its first cordless vacuum cleaner, the V8, and comes with a lot of cool upgrades.
Dyson Cyclone V10: Unboxing
The Cyclone V10 comes in three variations with various add-on attachments. We got to try out its full suite with the Cyclone V10 Absolute. Out of the box you get the main Dyson digital motor that connects to a rod, at the end of which multiple attachments can be added. You can skip the rod altogether and fix any of the attachments straight to the motor.
There are two primary cleaning attachments for the V10. The Torque Drive Cleaner Head is perfect for digging out deep-set dirt in carpets and rugs. This works great for pet owners. The second is the Soft Roller Cleaner Head, which is meant for hard floors and easily glides across wood and marble, sucking up all the dirt and any debris stuck between your tiles.
The secondary attachments are great for furniture, AC vents and even your car. The Quick Release Mini Motorised Tool is effective in tight spaces such as on stairs, your furniture and between car seats. The Mini Soft Dusting Brush does as the name suggests. The Combination Tool has a brush on its end that’s great for cleaning up various surfaces around the house. The Crevice Tool is a long, thin attachment that’s perfect for getting into hard-to-reach spots such as between your sofa cushions or behind heavy furniture.
Finally there’s a docking station that can charge the battery attached to the motor. It can go up on the wall or inside a cupboard. A separate electrical charger is also included if you’re not going to mount the vacuum.
Dyson Cyclone V10: Everyday use
I really enjoy a clean living and working environment. However, I don’t generally enjoy or have time for regular cleaning. While I had the Dyson Cyclone V10, it was just so simple to take it out, put in the required attachment and just get to cleaning. The cordless nature and easy setup make it a pleasure to use.
The Dyson motor can be connected to a rod that then connects to the required cleaning attachment. Unlike most vacuum cleaners, the rod isn’t adjustable, which will definitely be an annoyance for taller users. I had to bend slightly, but wasn’t too uncomfortable. There’s a handy trigger that needs to be pressed for it begin vacuuming. It makes the process easier and saves battery life because every time you set it aside to move furniture or switch attachments, the vacuum is off.
There are three power settings you can use the vacuum on. Out of the box the setting was on Max, which is what my first usage was on. In about 20 minutes, less than halfway through vacuuming my house, the battery went from full to zero. Dyson promises 60 minutes of usage on full charge on the lowest setting. When I started using the setting dynamically, switching it up and down based on how gritty the cleaning needed to be, I was able to squeeze out over an hour of use. The trick is to only use Max when the lower two settings aren’t cutting it.
The most disappointing aspect of the battery is that it is irremovable. So once the battery dies out, you have to stop cleaning and wait for it to charge back up. You can go from 0-100 per cent in about three hours of consistent charging.
The Dyson motor, filtration and the dustbin have gotten a welcome upgrade from the V8. The new motor rotates the cyclones and bin assembly through 90 degrees, into an in-line format. The resulting linear airflow path improves the number of air watts of suction by 20 per cent compared to the V8. Fourteen cyclones are precisely arranged around the central axis of the machine, enabling the airflow inside each cyclone to travel at up to 193km per hour. That’s a lot of suction. Dyson claims its filtration captures 99.97% of dust as small as 0.3 microns and expels clean air. This is an important nugget of information for first-time users. The top-most part of the Motor has a blue filter device that faces the user and it throws air out while it’s on. The higher the power setting, the more air it throws out.
The dustbin is not only 40 per cent bigger but also incorporates a much simpler cleaning methodology. Take the motor without any attachments and point it in a garbage bag, there’s a red switch that you flip on the motor that’ll slide the dustbin out and you can easily empty all your dirt without getting any on yourself. The dustbin’s transparent so you’re constantly treated to how dirty your place is and you want to make sure to clear it out as often as possible to ensure maximum cleaning.
Dyson Cyclone V10: Our take
I cleaned everything at my disposal. From the floors at home and office to sofas, to counter tops and even my car. The multitude of attachments and the power of the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute make it so that you can easily clean practically any dusty and dirty surface. The power settings, if used carefully to avoid running out of battery, work great to ensure there’s no corner or crevice left dirty.
Its battery however leaves a little to desire from the V10. Its fixed nature and the fact that once it’s fully out of battery you’re stuck for at least a half hour until it has enough juice to complete what you started. The lack of an adjustable rod can be a slight pain in the back but this will vary from person to person.
Overall I couldn’t recommend the V10 enough to anyone looking for a vacuum cleaner. The price, however, will play a great factor in sending the average consumer towards Dyson. It’s no doubt a worthy investment that will last for years to come, it just may be hard for people to justify. The Dyson Cyclone V10 is looking at a UAE release towards the end of September this year with no fixed local price but it retails for $499.99 (Dh1,836) to $699.99 (Dh2569) based on the accompanied attachments.
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