Can Dyson create an even better vacuum cleaner? Apparently yes, with this new machine designed for tight spaces

Dyson is known for many innovations but we’d bet its cordless and bagless vacuum cleaners are the most iconic machines you’d think of when we mention the brand.

Just as everyone thought that Dyson, which already has a very strong line of vacuum cleaners in their repertoire, can’t create an even better vacuum cleaner, the brand unveils the Omni-glide™ vacuum.

This is the first cordless vacuum cleaner (that comes with soft roller cleaner heads and 360° castor wheels) that is equipped with an omni-directional Fluffy™ cleaner.

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What it means for the Dyson Omni-glide™ vacuum to have an omni-directional Fluffy™ cleaner head is that it can glide in all directions – forwards, backwards, and even sideways – and picks up large debris and fine dust. The flexibility of this cleaner head allows it to move across floors more effortlessly, get into difficult nooks and crannies, and most importantly, it can even lie flat and clean in tight spaces, something that those who live in smaller houses in the city will appreciate.

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You may wonder what’s the big deal about its ability to lie flat. This is actually the result of extensive research (we’re talking about  470 hours of trials with 277 users!), such that the Dyson Omni-glide™ has an in-line format, with the separation system, the motor, filter and handle all aligned.

And that’s not all.

To be able for this feature to work, Dyson engineers had to design a machine that had the core Dyson technologies – including a Dyson Hyperdymium™ motor – concentrated and rearranged in-line but still able to achieve no loss of suction, and spins at up to 105,000rpm.

Dyson engineers have also maintained the Dyson five-stage filtration proprietary technology, even in this compact format, which ensures the machine can efficiently suck up fine dust hidden in those hard to reach places and capturing 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns and expelling cleaner air.

Now, let’s talk about the omnidirectional Fluffy™ cleaner head, which is at the centre of this new design. This cleaner head floats on four 360° stabilising castors that allow it to move effortlessly in all directions and into tight spaces, which are also designed to ensure minimal resistance. Sealed ball bearings also allow for a smooth change of direction and minimise build-up of dirt.

These features make the Dyson Omni-glide™ the brand’s most manoeuvrable vacuum.

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The Dyson Omni-glide™ comes with three tools, including a mini motorised tool to tackle hair and ground-in dirt from mattresses and upholstery, a worktop tool, and a combination tool. The Dyson Omni-glide™+ comes with an additional light pipe crevice tool with LED lights to show you where you’re cleaning, even in dark spaces.

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Besides these features, here are other ones you can look forward to with the new Dyson Omni-glide™:

  • Easy, smoother bin emptying: the straight, slim bin has an ejection mechanism with a rotary catch, to drive out dust in one smooth action. A silicone collar wipes down the mesh shroud to drive out dust without dirtying your hands.
  • Power button: It has a power button instead of the classic trigger, which means that users can swap hands while navigating obstacles, making cleaning that bit easier.
  • Easy maintenance: To remove dust build-up, you can wash the bin, filter, brush bar, and any tools without electronic components.
  • Removable, fade-free, energy-dense battery: enables up to 20 minutes run time. Swapping the battery has been made easy with the click-in structure where owners can remove and replace at the press of a button.
  • The wall dock: enables users to lean the machine into the recharging dock, ready for your next clean.

Dyson Omni-glide™ cord-free vacuum cleaner review based on our first impression

The first thing that stood out about the new Dyson Omni-glide™ is certainly how much easier it is to handle and manoeuvre it compared to an older model I owned. I like how the cleaner head was able to turn 360-degree swiftly, which makes it easy to clean around corners or tight spaces. Its ability to lie flat has also helped me reach far underneath difficult areas, like under the sofa.

As with previous versions the tools are great at making sure you get to tricky areas you want to clean. With the Omni-glide™, they similarly can be attached seamlessly to the machine and be used for different purposes. This is something loyal users will be familiar with and new users will appreciate.

Each charge gives you approximately 20 minutes of run time. It sounded rather short at first, but given that my house isn’t that huge, it is sufficient for a regular day of cleaning (but probably not enough for a thorough spring-clean).

All in all, this is a worthy investment if you want to upgrade your cleaning experience. I have owned a Dyson vacuum before and it lasted a long time. Even though the price tag may look hefty at first, compared to other cordless vacuum cleaners in the market, it is a high-quality product that will give you mileage for a long time.

The Dyson Omni-glide™ cord-free vacuum cleaner is available from today (10 June) and retails for S$649 (with combination tool, mini motorised tool, and worktop tool, in Purple, Iron, and Nickel) or S$699 (with combination tool, mini motorised tool, worktop tool, and light pipe crevice, in Gold, Iron, and Nickel).

It is available at the Dyson website and Dyson Demo stores at Capitol Singapore, Funan, and Westgate. The floor dock is sold separately at S$199.

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