Dyson has carved out a fairly distinctive area of interest within the greater finish of the house equipment business. The corporate has an extended historical past of turning plebeian merchandise—air purifiers, hair dryers, vacuums—into beautiful, insanely priced status objects that in some way all the time carry out higher than marketed.
Yearly, I’m wondering if this would be the yr Dyson jumps the shark and all of us concurrently notice that it’s full insanity to spend as much as $700 on one of many firm’s vacuums. I assumed absolutely this yr’s Omni-glide, the corporate’s latest stick vacuum, can be it. The fundamental premise is absurd. The title describes a vacuum that may be pushed in any path and that’s primarily to be used on hardwood flooring.
However so far as I knew, all vacuums go in all instructions. Do not they? And I already use all of Dyson’s vacuums on hardwood.
Properly, butter my butt and name me a biscuit, as a result of the Omni-glide has rapidly grow to be my favourite Dyson equipment. Even in comparison with Dyson’s earlier stick vacs, I had no thought a ground vacuum may very well be this gentle, maneuverable, and helpful for selecting up the utter destruction that may consequence from serving my children berry cake for snack. Darn it, Dyson, you’ve performed it once more.
At the moment, I’ve the Omni-glide plugged in subsequent to the Dyson V15 Detect, which is the most recent cordless stick vacuum in Dyson’s in style V-series line. The V-series are already fairly gentle and small, however the Omni-glide is about half its dimension. It’s 3.5 ft tall and weighs four kilos.
The type wherein you use the Omni-glide is distinctive and intelligent. Each single different cordless vacuum I’ve tried makes use of a set off that you just activate with a pointer finger, very like squirting a water gun at your ground.
Nevertheless, the Omni-glide activates with a button on the stem. Then you definitely maintain the deal with like a wand. This design additionally makes use of a novel, pivoting head. The neck is an extended, versatile, supported spring that may rotate a full 360 levels. On the underside of the vacuum, the top has two mushy rollers and 4 tiny casters that additionally permit the top to swivel round in any path.
The distinction between utilizing an Omni-glide and an everyday cordless stick vacuum is like transferring from a rollaboard carry-on suitcase with two wheels to at least one with 4. As a substitute of awkwardly executing a 10-point flip to maneuver it into the airport lavatory stall with you, you possibly can simply push it to make it slide in forward of you.
After all, for the reason that Omni-glide is way smaller than the common stick vacuum, which means each the battery and the mud bin are smaller. It has an extremely tiny bin capability of 0.05 gallons; compared, the nonetheless fairly svelte V15 has a bin capability of 0.2 gallons, which is 4 occasions bigger. I didn’t discover the small bin dimension to be a difficulty, since my home is usually carpeted and I primarily used the Omni-glide to tidy up our kitchen and eating room after meals. This is likely to be one thing to think about, although, if your entire flooring are hardwood.
Battery life is a paltry 20 minutes. I used to be in a position to take a look at this inadvertently as a result of we not too long ago moved into a brand new home and I did not notice that one specific wall socket in our new residence did not work. I solely realized the Omni-glide wasn’t charging when it died after utilizing it to choose up after meals for a number of days in a row.
Since then, I’ve discovered a working outlet and it prices again to full every time it is docked. Surprisingly, since then, I’ve by no means had to make use of it for the total 20 minutes. When a vacuum is that this straightforward to maneuver, you don’t waste treasured battery time wrestling it into the precise proper spot subsequent to the chair, below the desk, or within the nook.