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Laser-toting Dyson V15 vacuum collects and categorizes dust

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The V15 Detect is priced at US$700 and is available now
The V15 Detect is priced at US$700 and is available now
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The V15 Detect is priced at US$700 and is available now
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The V15 Detect is priced at US$700 and is available now
The Dyson V15 Detect is billed as the company's most powerful and intelligent yet
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The Dyson V15 Detect is billed as the company's most powerful and intelligent yet
As you might expect, the latest vacuum tech from Dyson doesn't come cheaply
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As you might expect, the latest vacuum tech from Dyson doesn't come cheaply
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Dyson has wheeled out its latest and greatest cordless vacuum, and in addition to excellent suction power, it carries some typically forward-thinking bells and whistles. The Dyson V15 Detect is billed as the company's most powerful and intelligent yet, using a laser to light up dusty surfaces and a built-in sensor to tally up the particles it collects.

Where some vacuum cleaners feature LED headlights to help the user see which sections of floor are in need of attention, Dyson says its "laser detect technology " goes a little further than this to reveal smaller dust particles that are harder to spot.

This diode laser sits 7.3 mm (0.28 in) off the ground to be precise, and is angled at 1.5 degrees, to be even more precise. This, Dyson's engineers have determined, is the optimal position and orientation for the laser to light up fine dust particles that wouldn't otherwise be seen.

When it does suck up those particles, the Dyson V15 Detect uses a built-in acoustic piezo sensor to monitor the tiny vibrations they create as they enter the cleaner head, 15,000 times per second. These vibrations are converted into electrical signals and then tallied up and categorized by dust size and displayed on an LCD screen.

As you might expect, the latest vacuum tech from Dyson doesn't come cheaply
As you might expect, the latest vacuum tech from Dyson doesn't come cheaply

What's more, the Dyson V15 Detect then adjusts its suction levels depending on the amount of dust in its path. So, when a high concentration of dust is detected by the sensor, the vacuum will automatically shift to a high power mode, before returning to its typical suction levels when things are normal.

As you might expect, the latest vacuum tech from Dyson doesn't come cheaply. The V15 Detect is priced at US$700 and is available now.

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6 comments
6 comments
Aross
WHY? Do we really need to count the dirt we pick up? Are we now going to have to watch at what angle we hold this thing so it will be at the optimal angle to count dust particles. This all seems like another attempt to jack up prices and to suck people in to spending money on useless gadgets.
paul314
Great. My vacuum cleaner tells me when I missed a spot.
DavidB
I like my top-end V12, but I’m still reeling from its $600 price. $700 to replace it?

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Not very useful on carpets
windykites
As they saying goes: "There is a sucker born every minute"! $700? This is crazy!
Baker Steve
Dyson seem to be operating the same marketing model as mobile phone manufacturers. This one takes the biscuit – although it might provide useful therapy for the obsessively cleanly. It will no doubt be £700 or more in the UK, which is ridiculous when you consider what you could buy with that sort of dosh. (In the 1960s it would have bought you a nice seaside cottage in Scotland.)