This year spring cleaning is going to suck—in the very best of ways. No matter what sort of floor you’ve got—from hardwood to carpeting—two new cordless Dyson vacuum models are prepared to tackle those dust bunnies. The Dyson Omni-Glide and V15 Detect aren’t just the most advanced vacuum cleaners in their lines—they but might be the most advanced vacuum cleaners ever. The V15 Detect uses a laser-guided tracker and the Omni-Glide boasts a (arguably less futuristic sounding) “fluffy” cleaner head that absorbs a bigger range of finer dust particles in the air.
For those of us who aren’t going to Star Trek lengths to combat dirt, the Omni-Glide is the brand’s more basic option, at $400. Sealed ball bearings and a fringe-covered roller allow the head to swivel easier than in previous models and absorb finer particles. The grip is also outfitted with a power button instead of the traditional squeeze handle to let users switch hands while navigating in between nooks and crannies such as kitchen-table legs. Afterward the fluffy head can be washed in the sink.
“As engineers, our job is to solve daily problems, and the past 12 months created plenty of new ones,” James Dyson, the company’s founder and chief engineer, explained in a statement. “We are all cleaning more frequently but desperate for peace of mind that our homes are truly clean.”
Enter the green laser on the $700 V15, which casts a fan of light in front of the vacuum that spots otherwise invisible particles. The model is also able to identify the different sizes of particles you’re sucking up and report back (through an LED screen in the handle) just how many of each were absorbed. Now if only we could get some lasers to help us wash our cast-iron pans.
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