July 29, 2021

Dyson V15 Detect: the stick vacuum cleaner arrives in France in May


The British Dyson surprised his world by lifting the veil on his new stick vacuum cleaner, the Dyson V15 Detect. This new generation incorporates a dust collector and a laser to identify particles on the ground. It will be available in France next May.

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How the price table works

Dyson recently revealed to the world the name and specifications of its new stick-format stick vacuum; the V15 Detect. In its general form, it is very close to its predecessor, the V11 Absolute Extra with its removable battery. We therefore find the waste collector placed in the axis of the suction tube to fluidify the air path as well as the screen placed at the rear of the main unit.

A feeling of déjà vu?  © Dyson

A feeling of déjà vu? © Dyson

The most eye-catching novelty is the soft brush for parquet and hard floors formerly named Fluffy and which closely resembles that of the V8 Slim. As the photos show, it is not a ramp of LEDs that illuminate the ground to locate dust, but a laser, placed on the right of the suction head. The British manufacturer announces that it was placed 7 mm from the ground, at a very precise angle of 1.5 degrees so that the light reveals the dust particles that the human eye cannot see under normal lighting. This way, you can be sure to suck where you need to and leave a really immaculate floor.

Thanks to the Dyson V15 Detect, you can see and analyze the dust in your home.  © Dyson

Thanks to the Dyson V15 Detect, you can see and analyze the dust in your home. © Dyson

Gateways with air purification

But that’s not all. Indeed, Dyson creates bridges between its different areas of expertise, and the V15 Detect benefits from the company’s expertise in air purification since it also has a particle counter on board. The latter is undoubtedly less advanced than that of its POLAR rooms of course and uses piezoelectric sensors; very briefly, a physical stress (here the weight of the dust particle) on a given material (whose name has not been revealed by the manufacturer) creates an electrical signal.

The Dyson V15 Detect is therefore able to count particles and indicate their sizes, in micrometers. Thanks to the screen, the user is informed in real time of what he is sucking or, at least, of the size of what he is sucking. According to Sir James Dyson, the yellow bar represents allergens (between 10 µm and 60 µm), the orange the microscopic particles (between 60 µm and 180 µm), the pink the dust mites (between 180 µm and 500 µm) and the violet the larger waste such as sugar crystals, or even small insects (over 500 µm). The idea is interesting and remains a real tour de force, but, in daily use, it is difficult to see what real benefit the user can derive from it, if not information on what he is doing. to aspire.

Other less tech-savvy but more practical tips are in the game. First of all, the second vacuum head on the floor intended more specifically for carpets and rugs (and always able to recognize the type of surface on which it passes and to adapt the suction power accordingly) accommodates a comb which brushes the roller to remove long hairs and hair. This efficient system, adopted by the American Shark in particular on his stick vacuum cleaners like the IZ251EUT, had surprisingly not been used by Dyson despite its simplicity. Be careful, this second head does not benefit from the laser of the soft brush.

The conical shape of the suction head serves to evacuate threads, hair and long hairs.  © Dyson

The conical shape of the suction head serves to evacuate threads, hair and long hairs. © Dyson

Still in order to get rid of hairs, long hair and threads, the brush contained in the mini suction head intended to remove dust from couches and car seats adopts a conical shape. The aim is to prevent this waste from twisting in the roll and to direct it towards the collector.

For now, the Dyson V15 Detect is marketed in the United States and you have to pay $ 800 to get it. Dyson France has confirmed to us that it will be available in France on May 24 for € 799 in its Complete Extra and Absolute Extra version.