Our old Dyson handhelds have been put to good use in CH HQ for the last several years. When Dyson Design Engineer Rob Green stopped by recently to show us the next generation we were eager to put it to the test. On the outside the cordless Digital Slim handheld vacuum looks nearly identical to the model it replaces—a refresh equally colorful, bulbous and modern. It now comes with a bright pink handle, allowing you to use it like a broom, making it an ideal size for lighter duty tasks when a full-size upright is overkill. Inside, however, the Digital Slim is all new, featuring Dyson's sixth generation motor capable of 110,000 RPM and offering as much suction as its upright siblings. It also includes a handy new feature, the "Max" button, allowing you to turbo charge the vacuum for tasks that demand it.
The new 350 Watt direct-drive motor features two Tier Radial cyclones and a re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt battery—all of which sends more power directly to the motorized head. It's the most powerful handheld, cordless vacuum on the market, and it's been put to good use in our new office, which is still under construction around us. We've been able to put the Digital Slim to the test and found it to be just as effective at picking up the finest dust as it was with sucking up larger bits. It's many attachments suit just about any job. We've found the small brush ideal for getting construction dust off our furniture, and the soft brush perfect for gently sucking up the dust from our computers, keyboards, phones and desks.
Rob shared Dyson's plans on bringing a greater focus to cordless goods, something they are bringing to their whole vacuum line. With the Digital Slim that translates to 24 continuous minutes of cleaning per charge, impressive considering the amount of power the machine unleashes.
You can purchase the Dyson Digital Slim handheld vacuum for $450.
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