In a departure from their usual cordless vacuum cleaners, Dyson has announced the launch of their highly anticipated robot vacuum cleaner, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav. This cutting-edge device has been in development for seven years and promises to outperform its competitors in terms of both power and floor cleaning capabilities.
Unlike the typical round-shaped robot vacuums on the market, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav features a distinctive D-shaped design. This unique shape, with two sharp angles at the front, allows the robot to reach into corners effectively. Even if it misses a spot, Dyson assures customers that the robot will backtrack to ensure comprehensive cleaning. One standout feature is a soft, tube-like protrusion that protrudes from one side of the device, enabling it to clean along room edges without causing any damage to walls or skirting boards.
Visually, the blue D-shaped robot boasts a recognizable Dyson aesthetic, with the top plate showcasing the signature Radial Cyclone technology. This technology efficiently separates larger particles from smaller ones and ensures they are securely sealed within the robot’s highly airtight system, making it the most airtight robot vacuum available.
The Dyson 360 Vis Nav incorporates a piezo sensor, initially introduced in Dyson’s V15 Detect cordless handsticks, which creates a dust map of the home. While the sensor doesn’t provide a graphical representation of the particles being cleaned, it allows users to access the dust map through the MyDyson smartphone app.
Navigation is a key strength of the Dyson 360 Vis Nav, thanks to a fish-eye lens that provides a 360º view and 26 additional sensors. These sensors serve various purposes, including obstacle avoidance, dust detection, edge detection, and calculating time of flight (ToF) for accurate navigation and map creation. Unlike some competitors, the Dyson robot vacuum does not utilize lidar technology.
Dyson’s claim of a superior floor clean stems from the device’s remarkable suction power. With a maximum of 65 air watts (AW) and a redesigned Hyperdymium motor spinning at up to 110,000rpm, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav stands as one of the most powerful robot vacuums available. While it may not claim the top spot in terms of suction power, its dynamic suction adjusts automatically in Auto mode, providing optimal cleaning performance across different floor surfaces.
Enhancing its cleaning capabilities is the bar brush, which extends almost edge to edge under the robot for a wider cleaning footprint and potentially quicker cleaning. The bar brush combines different Dyson brush technologies to handle various surfaces effectively, including hard bristles for deep cleaning carpets, a soft roller for hard floors, and anti-static carbon fiber filaments to prevent dust from clinging to the brush or hard floors.
The Dyson 360 Vis Nav offers four cleaning modes: Auto for optimized and dynamic cleaning, Quick for spot cleans, Quiet for a noise-free cleaning experience, and Boost for a deeper clean. It provides up to 50 minutes of battery life on a full charge, with a shorter duration in Boost mode.
Priced at AU$2,399 (approximately $1,599 / £1,285), the Dyson 360 Vis Nav may be beyond the reach of some potential customers, positioning it as a premium offering in the market. While it lacks mopping and self-emptying features, Dyson assures users that future firmware updates will be available to enhance the device’s functionality. The company’s commitment to ongoing innovation is demonstrated by their customer service representatives in Australia, who are prepared to mail USB sticks with updates to customers.
Overall, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav showcases Dyson’s dedication to revolutionizing floor cleaning through powerful suction, intelligent navigation, and innovative design. As this groundbreaking robot vacuum cleaner enters the market, consumers can anticipate an elevated cleaning experience that rivals both corded and cordless vacuums.