We were a bit skeptical about getting this dyson against the other good ones(I would call them bulkier as compared to the dc44), but since overstock had a free return , we decided to try it. We live in a 1000 sqft apartment and space is always a constrain, so the fact that you can hook this up on a wall was appealing. So after almost a month of using this vaccum, we are very pleased with the purchase. Here are the only points which bothered us initially, but not anymore -
1. The actual time the battery runs - 20 mins(8 minutes in full power) - We certainly felt that 5 mins more on top of 20 would have made a big difference; however we noticed that since it is light and cordless, its easier to move around and we complete almost 90% of the apartment in about 20 mins. Now, since we vacuum about twice a week, there's not much dirt in the apartment and most of the times we finish our apartment in less than 20 mins. I would say that the ease of maneuvering this unit makes up for the less time.
2. The vacuum head is not wide enough - being a small vacuum we were initially feeling that the head being small, we take more time to cover a small area as against the wider head vacuums. However with use we noticed that the weight and the ease of maneuvering the vacuum (and being cordless) is much more efficient that the wider vacuum heads we had before. This is not a concern now.
3. You need to keep the button pressed for the unit to stay on - This was a big pain. But not a big concern after you get used to it.
4. Frequent clean up of the vacuum head - the only thing which still bothers me is that all the hair gets entangled(rolls up on the vacuum brush) in the vacuum brush after every clean. This does mean that I have to clean up the vacuum head brush after every run, but the benefits of the vacuum make up for it. I also think that this is the case with all the vacuums, but most of the vacuums do not make it so easy as dyson to keep your vacuum clean.
I do not need to talk all the good things about dyson since they keep up to the reputation. But hopefully the above helps you with the purchase.
I love this machine. If you are looking for something to suck up dirt, crumbs, pet hair, etc. it is perfect. I have a large house so I wouldn't depend on it to do the whole thing but it probably would work well for a small house or apartment. I needed it for spot cleaning and it does a great job.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Spot on
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
I use this vac for pet hair on hardwood floors and to pick up the mess from my firewood. Vac does both with ease. With two dogs this vac gets used almost daily and the work gets done because it is so much easier than breaking out the big vac. Batery life has not been a trouble as I can do my entire Cape 1st floor in a basic clean up on a charge. Easilly lasts 15 min on standard suction about half that on boost mode but I really dont need the extra suction unless its in a corner that got wet like in the bathroom. I am glad I bought this over the 35 model. Attachments are quality and both brushes work very well and its easy to get the long hairs that wrap around the power brush off. Be carefull on cleanout you press the button and the bottom drops open and you need to be aware dust can dump out if you are not over the trash but once you do it once you will figure it out. I am very glad I spent the money on this unit it is pricey but I get my use out of it. My only grip is the paint on the tube handle scratches very easily and it was scratched up after the first use but it is a tool not a display piece but why paint it if it is not super durable.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? blue on tube a little darker
Please tell us about the quality of the product. perfect quality for the tool
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very good
This vacuum is even lighter than I imagined yet the power is awesome. Sometimes a technology comes along and redefines the product. This is one of those technologies. Yes it's more expensive, and yes it is that much better. It's like having a big powerful vac in a small handy package. Spend the money - you won't be sorry.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Super high quality.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
I purchased this product in Dec of 2012. Right out of the box, it didn't work. It will run for a few seconds or maybe a couple of minutes and then die. I contacted Overstock, as I have always had very good luck with their customer service, and was told to contact the manufacturer. I have been dealing with Dyson for seven months and the vacuum still doesn't work. After seven months of trying parts that they mail me and a variety of things over the phone, Dyson is asking me to box it up and send it to them so that they can repair it. This should take about a month to return to me. I don't think it's reasonable that I should have to settle for a repaired defective product rather than a product that worked from the beginning. I paid full price and should receive what I paid for. I contacted Overstock a few minutes ago and they won't help because it's past the 30 day return policy. I have never been disappointed in Overstock's customer service until now. I can't seem to get anyone to do the right thing which is to replace the defective product with one that works.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. it doesn't work
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
We have 2 dogs and 2 cats in a house with hardwood floors and their hair drives me crazy! I bought this 9 months ago after reading about it and seeing such excellent reviews. I was very reluctant to spend **** for it. We use this vacuum several times every day and it is AMAZING. It's easy to store, it's easy to empty and it's light and easy to use. I really can't say enough good things about it! We love it!
This vacuum has some issues; One being the button has to be held the entire time it is used,this causes finger cramping and discomfort. Second it tends to stop or not start up for any little thing that ends up in the brush. Would not have bought if I would have known the trouble I would have. It cost too much to deal with this.
I love this little cordless Dyson! I have the big Dyson animal which is great as well.
This cordless is great for quick pick ups! I have indoor cats, so I'm always vacuuming!
I guess the only con maybe for some that the charge is only for 20 minutes.
And takes 5 hours to recharge.
It works for me! You won't be disappointed!
Thank you for contacting us, griffinspal.
Dyson DC44 Animal Digital Slim MK2 has motor3 times faster than conventional motors. The most power-efficient cordless vacuum.
Motorized floor tool with carbon fiber brushesUltra-fine conductive carbon fiber brushesclean hard floors. Rotating nylon brushesremove ground-in dirt from carpets.
20 minutes increased run time20 minutes of high constant suction.
Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Hand and Stick Multi-Floor Vacuum Cleaner has digital motor creates the most power-efficient cordless vacuum cleaner.
Motorized floor tool with carbon fiber brushes to clean hard floors and remove ground-in dirt from carpets.
Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Sucks up as much dust as a conventional vacuum. Without the hassle of a cord.
3x the suction power of any other cordless vacuum in use.
Powered by the Dyson digital motor V6
2 Tier Radial Cyclonesvery floor type.
I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 8, 2014
Thank you for your inquiry, pdxpatti1. The long shaft is not adjustable, but it is removable to make a smaller hand held vacuum which will be perfect for stairs. We hope this helps. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 3, 2014
Thank you for your question. The tools that this product comes with are a mini motorized tool, crevice tool, combination accessory tool, and remote charger. Please let me know if you have any further questions, and thank you for shopping with us! Have a great day! -Racheloverstockcustomercare2 on Dec 1, 2013
Hello, warriorintegity. Hope your day is going well. This item comes with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty. Thank you for shopping with us and please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on May 16, 2013
This vacuum has a 2 year warranty on their site. The larger vacuums have 5 year warranties.lyss87000 on Dec 16, 2013
Can you charge the battery off of the machine so that you might have a back up battery on charge all the time?aeroheadcww on Dec 1, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Docking Station-Stores the machine and attachments when not in use. The battery can be charged while the machine is in the docking station, or separately from the machine.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 3, 2012
Yes, I was very pleased to see this, but I have not had a need for a second battery in my use yet.heisman304 on May 30, 2013
Yes, and quite well, but you do need to have the "Max Power" function turned on (which ups the motor revs and suction power), which drains battery life at about 2x the normal rate, so if you have a lot of carpet you'll run out of battery in about half the time. This is fine if you are just cleaning 1 room at a time or if most of your house is hard surfaces. This vacuum could probably only clean 1-2 fully carpeted rooms on a single charge.heisman304 on May 30, 2013
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