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Dyson's new V15 Detect vacuum uses lasers to light the way to cleaner floors

By Kenny Yeo - on 4 Apr 2021, 10:25am

Dyson's new V15 Detect vacuum uses lasers to light the way to cleaner floors

Note: This article was first published on 26 Mar 2021.

The new Dyson V15 Detect has lasers to highlight dust and dirt. (Image source: Dyson)

Dyson's newest flagship cordless vacuum cleaner is called the V15 Detect has it uses lasers to help you clean more thoroughly.

According to Dyson, the idea of using lasers came when an engineer at Dyson noticed at airborne particles could be seen more clearly when they glisten in the sun. 

Green was specifically chosen for its high contrast and the laser diode is positioned precisely at a 1.5-degree angle just 7.3mm off the floor. This laser helps highlight dust and particles so that owners can clean more thoroughly. 

The new laser aside, the V15 Detect also has an acoustic piezo sensor that monitors air intake up to 15,000 times a second. Combined with a new microprocessor, the V15 Detect is able to determine the size and quantity of dust that's being sucked up and display it on its built-in LCD screen. More importantly, the vacuum can also increase power if it senses a lot of large particles.

A LCD screen shows just how dirty your floor is. (Image source: Dyson)

Dyson has also made improvements to the vacuum head. A common complaint from users is that hair often gets tangled on the brush bar. To alleviate this problem, the V15 Detect features an anti-tangle conical brush bar that resists tangle by spiralling hair off into the bin.

There's also a new anti-tangle High Torque cleaner head with tiny polycarbonate teeth that works like a comb and clears hair from the brush bar.

Here's Sir James Dyson introducing the new V15 Detect.

 

Availability and pricing

The Dyson V15 Detect is US$699 in the US. (Image source: Dyson)

No word yet on local availability and pricing, but the Dyson V15 Detect is now available in the US for US$699 (~S$941). We'll update this section once we hear more from Dyson.

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