Dyson's New Vacuum Thoughts and Discussion

Dyson has just announced two new stick vacuums, the V15 Detect and Omniglide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN7KJ46DHjU

Here is a better breakdown of the release note by Vacuum Wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njo-XhAK9Kg

In short, the V15 has improved dust detection technology (laser light assist, auto dust particle detection) and better anti hair tools. Other than that, it doesn't seem like there are significant power improvements. The 10 AW increase over V11 Torque might be due to a redesign of the suction head. Pricewise, Dyson has made the V15 the same price as the V11 Torque ($699.99 USD), so that's a good thing at least.

Omniglide is a hard floor only vacuum that looks interesting but may not do well in Australia as most people have at least some sort of rugs at home.

What are your thoughts on the new release?

Comments

  • +3 votes

    Well I bought a V11 last week so not too happy :P

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      Did you get a good deal at least? My DC59 Animal just died and baulked at the prices of the latest models (I bought mine at 40% off due to pricing error plus price beat at DJs) so I've just ordered a replacement battery and roller.

      • +1 vote

        $200 off and a free filter. Cheaper than I imagine a V15 will be.
        If anyone is considering replacing their corded with a cordless…..Do it

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          Damn, I missed the V11 deal directly from Dyson. How's the weight? They've gained about 300-400g since the DC59/V6.

          • +1 vote

            @Misterbumpy: It's a little heavy, but don't push it back and forth like a barrel vac and just walk around with it in front of you and it's fine.

            Just FYI I got the upsize so its heavier than the normal one….but the extra barrel size is great

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          I've got a V8 and still find my (very) old DC20 better on our floors (tiles), especially when doing the whole house.

          The cordlesses are absolutely fantastic for spot cleaning but.

  • +8 votes

    …are we seriously fangirling over vacuums now?

    • +8 votes

      Well, I got an extra hairy dog, so anything that can help with keeping the house relatively hair free is a thing that I am more interested on, more so than a new gaming console or a new phone.

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        If you have gotten a second retriever (assuming photo is your dog) then I’m with you on this 😂

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        I have a extra hairy dog and the dyson V11 is rubbish… last dyson ill ever buy
        Honestly my mates Aldi stick Vac does a better job

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        Thank goodness you own a dog and not a cat.

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      Dyson have always had fangirls.

    • +3 votes

      Just put an apple sticker on it

    • +7 votes

      In todays climate I think you mean fanpersoning.

      • +5 votes

        Did you just assume my species?

        • +3 votes

          Oh sh1t I think I did - I'll issue a public apology. Please let me know the relevant hashtag I should use.

        • +6 votes

          Who said that we have to identify as a species?

          I'm a vacuum

    • +4 votes

      i'm more a sucker

  • +21 votes

    Laser illumination, carbon fiber bristles, automatic detection of hard flooring & carpet, plus a real-time analysis of the type of dust you're picking up shown on OLED display as bar graphs..

    I think these Dyson engineers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.

    • +1 vote

      "Look at how much p10 I've just sucked up, it's twice the level of p2.5 I got out of this run" said no one ever.
      I agree with you on the display but the other features/improvements seem rather useful?

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        It's not crazy to think that a machine that collects dust would display the amount and size of dust its collecting.

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          Not crazy perhaps, but is it needed? The transparent barrel works fine for me to show me how much has been sucked up. Why would I want to know the size of the the particles? I’m not going to do anything other than binning the dust anyway.

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      As a big fan of my DC59 6.5 year old that just died, I totally agree.

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      It's nonsense to convince people to continue paying a premium despite other manufacturers copying the actual motor.

  • +2 votes

    Aren’t bagged vacuums universally stronger?

    • +4 votes

      Yes.

      Plus this is battery which doesn't hold a candle. Or, holds a third of a candle for like 8 minutes.

      • -1 vote

        Yeah it's probably easier for them to develop a bunch of gimmicky features that they can use for marketing than it is to improve the actual vacuum strength. I just bought an Electrolux vacuum for under $200 and buy the bags off eBay for something like $2 a bag and they last for months.

      • +2 votes

        Convenience is much more important than ultra-strong sucking power for me, so I like my Dyson. It's a trade-off but one I'm willing to make.

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          Then just get a cheapie stick vacuum?

          • +1 vote

            @Cheaplikethebird: They did improve the vacuum strength.

            • -1 vote

              @DisabledUser254072: Eh, so what? Dyson's are purely aspirational products, the further you go out into the burbs the more popular they are.

              • +1 vote

                @Cheaplikethebird: Eh, you made the initial point about vacuum strength. Are your personal opinions on materialism and suburbanites relevant?

                • -1 vote

                  @DisabledUser254072: Even if they improved vacuum strength a bagged vacuum still does the same job for a fraction of the price, hence my comment that these are aspirational products.

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                    @Cheaplikethebird: People don't like bagged vacuums and the inconvenience that comes with it. It's not an argument either, sales of units clearly demonstrate this.

                    • -2 votes

                      @DisabledUser254072: Sales doesn't really prove anything other than Dyson having a large marketing budget. I wouldn't rely on consumer trends as an indicator of good value. The amount of marketing Dyson does alone should be an indicator that their products are not good value.

                      The convenience of pushing a stick around vs. every so often dragging along a vacuum body that's on wheels doesn't really justify the increase in price in my mind at least. Also you miss out on being able to use the upholstery attachment which I use for 90% of my cleaning.

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                        @Cheaplikethebird: It's an indicator of the type of vacuum consumers want. They will spend more on brands they trust, rather than go cheap on brands they don't know. Again, it's not an argument, the prolonged success of the business clearly demonstrates the value consumers place on the brand and its products.

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                        @Cheaplikethebird: For an everyday use product, its definitely worth spending more on the convenience.

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                          @DisabledUser254072: I don’t see how pushing a vacuum where all the weight is in the stick and that you have to empty after almost every cleaning session is more convenient but different use cases I guess. I’m yet to see a commercial cleaner with a stick vacuum, they’re all using pull alongs still.

                          • -1 vote

                            @Cheaplikethebird: What point did I prove for you exactly, you skipped over the details. You know that Dyson specifically balance the weight and angle for ease of use. If it weight was an issue, people wouldn’t buy them.

                            Stick vacuums are not intended for commercial or industrial use. Cleaners don’t have the luxury of waiting for a unit to charge when they are on a schedule and paid hourly rates. A big bag is more convienient in a unit used all day on multiple surfaces so you don’t have to empty it repeatedly.

                            It’s getting a bit silly now. What other non issue will you use to justify your obvious dislike for Dyson vacuums.

                            • -1 vote

                              @DisabledUser254072: That the average consumer isn’t an expert in vacuum technology and so rely on brands they trust, such as Dyson who spend a ton on marketing. They’re not BAD vacuums but you can’t seriously try and tell me that a large portion of their retail price isn’t going to branding. They’re the Apple of vacuums.

                              "You know that Dyson specifically balance the weight and angle for ease of use." did you memorize that one while you were justifying the purchase in your head 😂

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                              @DisabledUser254072: "Cleaners don’t have the luxury of waiting for a unit to charge" - they would just run multiple batteries.

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                                @Cheaplikethebird: Heaviness is non issue, already proved that. Sticks aren’t commercial units, non issue. Apparently knowing how Dyson designs their vacuums makes you some sort of sucker. They are the Apple of vacuums and apparently this is a bad thing. Keep going… this is good stuff. Can you tell us how crap iPhones are and how we should be using Nokia’s because we are slaves to marketing.

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                                  @DisabledUser254072: "Sticks aren’t commercial units, non issue" - yeah and why isn't Dyson chasing the commercial market which is more lucrative? Maybe because they're a lifestyle brand?

                                  Keeping gulping down that kool-aid mate. This will be my last response.

                                  Ok one last edit: nice work using Apple/Nokia instead of Apple/Android, we both can assume where OzB would sit on that debate.

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                                    @Cheaplikethebird: Yeah Kool-aid, nice catch phrase bud. Just like those children who were a part of the Jonestown cult, where the phrase was derived. But you would have known that cause you're not a slave to gimmicks and slogans.

                                    You like Google phones, good for you. Is it their disregard for privacy you like the most? Ohhh that wouldn't matter, its how cheap the device is thats important.

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                                      @DisabledUser254072: I'm aware of Jonestown. Pulling at straws now and getting a little weird, should have stuck to not replying any more.

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    They should've just skipped the numbering scheme and used years like some software

    Dyson 21

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      Hard pressed to think of any software that uses years for versioning, other than Windows 95/98. It's a good way to make your product seem outdated when a new year starts.

  • +1 vote

    I'm patiently awaiting the arrival of a Henry ordered from the UK.

  • +1 vote

    […] but may not do well in Australia as most people have at least some sort of rugs at home.

    Did you research this? I can't think of any reason why Australians would have more rugs than other countries.
    Many renovated houses are all hardwood floors, hardly any carpet in modern appartments either.

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    So much innovation, they must spend millions on R&D!

    It'll be copied on Aliexpress by next month :|

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    Take my money!

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      Dyson sucks up all you money.

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    Waiting for v20 :)

  • +1 vote

    Need a poll for “who has a a rug?”

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    Had a Dyson, lasted 1 day.

    Have a few of these for years: https://www.godfreys.com.au/pullman-advance-commander-900-ba... Best value machine you can get. indestructible.

    also this for the past year: https://www.godfreys.com.au/pullman-advance-lithium-backpack... Machine is great, batteries are useless and die within a few weeks.

    Got this yesterday: https://www.godfreys.com.au/11500214

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      Had a Dyson, lasted 15 minutes. I just assumed this was normal. Step back in time and enjoy these heavy, corded bag units you strap to your back.

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      You use this contraption for residential use? What is this, 1990?

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    it sucks

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    I have the V10 that is doing just fine… apart from the battery needing a replacement (expensive).

    What happen to V12/13/ and 14?

    This V15 is getting rather gimmicky and surmise V15 refers to the price at $1,500+

    Keep researching, buy if you want

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    Okie I got it Mr Dyson, purple is the key to marketing, now people need to buy this so they know they can attack the dust mites in the house. Brilliant marketing strategy for cashed up .!

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      It's worked for the Fremantle Dockers…

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    We have had multiple different bagless vacuums, they have all failed very quickly or had issues.

    Buying a bagged henry this week, can't wait.

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    Dyson 368678-01 V15 Detect Total Clean $1189.15 at TGG eBay with Afterpay discount