Dyson is premiering. The British manufacturer that recently visited Singapore has announced three of its new vacuum cleaners: two of them in the wireless and floor-standing format that have made their mark; Second, to conquer a market category it has not been able to dominate, the robot vacuum cleaner. Dyson has 20% market share in the entire industry, but it’s not even in the top 5 in that category. Something that now wants to change.
In the three models they have focused on strengthening the points where they had room for improvement, or in the case of the robot to stand out from their competitors; or by taking elements from higher models and increasing the power of their engines to the extent that the progressive miniaturization allowed by the speeds achieved by them.
Dyson 360 vs neo
The name of this vacuum cleaner is a spoiler for its star function: better 360-degree vision and navigation than what we saw in previous models. It uses Dyson’s mapping technology, SLAM, to sense your surroundings and remember where you were, identify where you need to clean, and adjust the power to each section based on the amount of dirt. be adjusted.
The 360 Vis is the successor to Neo Heurist and seeks to establish the brand in a market that hasn’t yet taken the lead in standing vacuum cleaners
This is something we were able to see in product demonstrations: the vacuum cleaner operated at low power to increase it just before it reached the grain area. And after soaking everything, reduce it again.
To do this, it uses its 360-degree camera with a fisheye lens and 25 additional sensors, which then translate into useful functions for the owner, such as being able to heat map the dirt in the house.
That way, you can see if there are any corners that tend to collect more dust or other types of dirt. It also works in low light conditions thanks to the ring of eight LED lights around the lens. It locates certain areas of the house to use as a reference in your navigation.
The Dyson 360 Vis Nav is working, absorbing tangled particles like talcum powder. Image: Jataka.
The mapping of the house can be used via the app to activate or schedule the vacuuming of certain areas. Thanks to the heat map function with the areas that accumulate the most dirt, you can schedule more frequent cleaning for them, and less frequent cleaning for others. The screen is tactile and is used to change modes, something that can be done with a smartphone but is also offered here as a backup.
Bringing home a vacuum cleaner with 360º lenses is a bit tricky from a privacy perspective. On this issue we asked spokesmen for Dyson, who assured us that the system does not perform any kind of recording, but only views the image in black and white at the time of use, with guides for processing in three dimensions. Even some tasks are performed with other sensors, such as acoustics.
During its presentation, Dyson stressed how advanced its image recognition and processing system was without the need to add more hardware, which we were able to ask Asaf Oui, senior design manager for the floor care division, about. He explained that this approach could be even more useful than in the automotive industry (Tesla’s approach is very similar, focused on image processing), because the floor of a house is more random and messy than the streets.
He also told us that some of Dyson’s progress in terms of artificial intelligence or automatic learning is aimed at making its robot vacuum cleaners more intelligent and that they can anticipate user needs, using the case of the iPhone as an example. Which learns from its owner’s habits to optimize battery charge.
A common problem with this type of vacuum cleaner is that its rounded shape doesn’t mesh well with some corners or edges. This vacuum cleaner, which has no circular shape but a ‘D’ one, has a side actuator that jumps like a spring when it detects these areas to suck up even dirt instead of the classic rotating brush . The device cannot be controlled in detail, as if we were using a joystick, but it can be told to clean specific areas or restrict others.
A Dyson engineer holds up the 360 Vis Nav without the polycarbonate casing, showing part of its circuitry. Image: Jataka.
Dyson stood out from the suction in its presentation, commenting that the 110,000 revolutions per minute at which its motor spins makes this robot vacuum cleaner the highest suction on the market, combining that power with a three-material brush bar Different surfaces to adapt to by adding: soft nylon for larger debris on hard floors, hard nylon for carpets and carbon fiber fibers for fine dust on hard floors. Its predecessor, the Heurist, stalled at 78,000 revolutions per minute, with a somewhat crude design in comparison.
Measurements where this vacuum cleaner fits furniture up to 9.9 cm high. For areas where it is necessary to lift, such as carpet or plates, it can be increased to 2.1 cm. Its autonomy is lasting up to 50 minutes. If it needs more time to clean the whole house, it will go back to the base to charge before continuing.
This breakthrough is a fruit of the company’s efforts in robotics research. In Singapore, where it will move its headquarters in 2022, it also opened a specialized laboratory for the region. Although their long-term research is aimed at assistant robots for various household tasks, it is perhaps the product on the current list that best represents this ambition.
This vacuum cleaner will soon be put on sale by Dyson, which has not yet confirmed its price or its specific availability date in Spain.
Dyson’s most traditional format of standing vacuum cleaner, has been updated in this top-of-the-range model with HEPA filtration, capable of capturing particles down to 0.1 microns. This vacuum cleaner includes a fluffy optic cleaning head, which emits a beam of green light to reveal dust that is invisible to the naked eye.
Another great feature is the LCD screen which reports in real time the size of the particles we are vacuuming through dynamic bar graphs. A piezoelectric sensor is responsible for analyzing the shapes based on the sound they make during absorption, a curiosity that the manufacturer wants to make useful as a way of knowing when to spend more time cleaning. This is added to the satisfying haptic effect that the vacuum vibrates when we suck up coarse particles.
The normal trigger is now a control button, so you can turn the hand vac without stopping. The battery lasts for 70 minutes of suction, the vacuum cleaner weighs 3.5 kg and holds 0.77 liters in its tank.
The rotary closure mechanism continues to empty the bucket, which can be done easily and without tools. The model will soon be put on sale in Spain as well, without revealing any specific date or price.
Dyson V15s detects submersion
The jewel in the crown of the brand’s catalog has been renewed with new technologies to detangle hair, lighten dust and cleanse. “Without excess moisture”, say the brand: its 300ml tank, according to the manufacturer is sufficient for homes up to 110m², with your knee to deliver eight jets of water (18ml per minute) clean issues. Floor finish after vacuuming.
The normal microfiber roller operates in that vacuum, powered by Dyson’s Hyperdymium motor, which makes 125,000 revolutions per minute to reach 240-watt suction.
A motorized mini brush is also included specifically for detangling long hair and pet hair: its design is designed to prevent hair from wrapping around the brush and always falling into the bucket; But it also works in areas where dust is hard to reach or invisible to the eye, such as sofas and mattresses.