Dyson recently unveiled a new cordless vacuum cleaner, and its designers insist that it is worth its hefty price tag. NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.
Just as when Apple or Samsung unveils a new phone, those interested in phones pay particular attention, it's the same kind of deal when Dyson unveils a new vacuum cleaner. Yes, they typically cost as much as five times what you'd pay for another company's vacuum cleaner but Dyson claims, through sheer engineering might, its devices just do what others do not. So the promise of the new DC59 cordless vacuum cleaner, unlike with other cordless models, this one is useful for much more than quick, easy spills.
"We finally got a cordless machine that can be comparable to an upsized vacuum cleaner. It's got 50 percent more power than its predecessor which all comes from a new four magnet design. It allows us to spin the central impaler quicker spins around 110,000 rpm. Because we're spinning it quicker we're moving more airflow through the motor which obviously allows us to have a greater suction power," explains Robert Green of Dyson.
But again, all this comes at a price. The DC50 will cost around $500 when it hits shelves next month. And though you can easily get a cordless vacuum cleaner for under $100, some of those who know their vacuum cleaners say you get what you pay for.
"I find that it's better and it's going to last longer I have one now and I'm going on about three years with it and I've had other vacuums that die after a year or so and the warranty is usually useless. I always know anything from Dyson is going to be top notch," says Nancy Horn of TheMamaMaven.com.
So a question I have, maybe you're wondering the same thing, if cordless is now so good, then why is Dyson still making full sized, corded vacuum cleaners?
"It's still a new product category in terms of being able to convince people the hope is eventually we'll get to the point where everything is cordless because could you imagine the convenience of that?" Green says.
Dyson also admits the one drawback of DC59, because of current battery technology it may not clean an entire large home on a single charge. It takes about three and a half hours to fully charge and that will get you about 25 minutes of cleaning time.