You might be thinking, what is this big movie ball?
It’s Dyson’s new filtration technology that they claim captures microscopic dust that would otherwise paralyze other voids meaning it would clog their filters.
According to Dyson, it’s so good they say it doesn’t need a pre-engine filter.
This is possible because it oscillates 350 times per second thus preventing the buildup of dust and allergens from obstructing the airflow.
This technology comes at a price, on Amazon selling for just over $500 (before it was around $700).
That’s at least $100 more than other Dyson upright vacuums that use standard radial root cyclone technology.
For allergy sufferers this may be a worthwhile investment.
But does this new technology justify the high price?
Let’s find out.
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Quick look at the features
- The first bagless vacuum cleaner without filter thanks to cinematographic technology
- These cyclones have rubber tips that oscillate and prevent fine dust from clogging the machine thus maintaining suction
- Perfect for cleaning really fine dust without compromising performance
- Comes with a 5-year warranty
- Capable of cleaning above the floor thanks to the quick detachable hose, extension wand and tools (more on that later)
- Includes a 22-foot retractable power cord
- Captures even allergens without clogging the filter
- Comes with a Tangle-Free Turbine Tool ($70 value added) to clean pet hair
- It comes with a handle under the tool for cleaning hard-to-reach places under furniture that ordinary vacuums will not reach
- Very decent reach – 33ft (including power cord, hose and telescopic pole)
- Large Dirt Bin (.53 gallons)
- No filters to wash or replace (no pre- or post-motor filter)
- Capable of cleaning on the floor with an easy-to-disassemble wand and hose
- Comes with a tool bag
- very very very expensive
- Relatively short power cord
- Less suction power than Dyson DC65
- Only captures allergens down to 0.5 microns
What do you expect from the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball?
Dyson is a leader in innovation and may have made it again with cinematic science technology. It’s a feature that allows this vertical position to capture fine dust particles without compromising performance and keeping the air clean because allergens stay inside.
To get a better understanding of the Cinematic Science feature, watch this video…
Engineers claim that these cyclones are so effective that they eliminated the need for a pre-motor filter which means no filters to clean and virtually maintenance-free (you still have to clean the motorized brush).
In terms of suction power, it has about 50 watts less antenna than the DC65 but is nearly $200 more expensive.
This is somewhat disappointing at first sight but when you look closely at what you will get for the extra bucks, it is well worth it.
First, you’ll get Cinema Science technology that prevents allergens from reappearing while maintaining performance.
The whole machine is a HEPA filter.
Second, you get the tangle-free turbine tool that captures all hair types from pet hair to human hair minus tangles. This tool itself is worth $60.
Versatile and versatile
Third, it comes with an easy-to-use tool – a reach tool under the tool that helps lower clearance areas where even a handheld vacuum cleaner can’t reach.
This tool will come in handy for cleaning under cabinets with really low clearance, preventing dust build-up. This will cost about $30 by itself.
It also comes with other tools like a soft carbon fiber dusting brush, multi-angle brush, and mattress tool that will basically allow you to clean every part of your home. Plus, it comes with an attached tool bag to store everything in it after you use it.
bare floor performance
This is fully capable of capturing dust particles on exposed floor surfaces thanks to the brush bar located under the floor head.
You can also turn off the whisk bar if you have expensive wood floors in your home.
The suction is excellent and is quite capable of picking up dirt and sand between seams and crevices on hardwood. Check out this video…
Despite having less suction power than the DC65, the Cinema Science DC75 has a lot to do with the tough bristles I showed you earlier.
This allows her to deep clean the carpets, watch this video…
Have you noticed how the debris vibrates even if the vacuum head is still several inches away – that’s how strong agitation is and check how much dirt you’ve been able to pick up.
Here’s how to perform it on a large area rug. View this to show how much unwanted material was captured…
How it works on a clean looking rug…
Check it out – carpet performance comparison with the DC65…
This vacuum cleaner has a quick-release hose that allows for upholstery cleaning. It has a set of tools that you can attach to it to clean different types of debris on different types of upholstery.
To clean all types of hair whether human or animal, there is a tangle-free turbo head that captures hair without having to worry about it getting tangled…
It also comes with a great bedding tool for cleaning sofa and bed cushions and a soft carbon fiber dusting brush for cleaning tables dust.
Pet hair removal
Cleaning pet hair on upholstery or floors shouldn’t be a problem because the brush roll has really stiff nylon bristles. It comes with the tangle-free turbine tool that I watched a video of earlier.
Attachments and accessories
This vacuum cleaner comes with the following tools, and the package includes an accessory bag.
This is a video that saves on mowbat…
The power cord is 22 feet long and can be pulled out.
Despite Dyson’s claims that there are no filters to clean, there are actually HEPA filters inside the ball where the motor is…
Looks quite sloppy after 3 months of use.
Here’s what to expect when you unpack this.
Note that you will need to put some kind of cloth to cover the cyclonic filters from the dust cloud that will form when you open the dirt box…
Hopefully Dyson will improve the filtration more specifically, as it will filter out the finer dust particles that appear to be passing through the Cinetic Science filtration system if you build on the video above.
Update April 25, 2016 – If you look at the comments in the video, Kode1996 said they called Dyson and they said their filters only pick up dust down to 0.5 microns and their dual HEPA filters can hold dust for up to 10 years. But it’s best to do your due diligence and check occasionally especially if you live in a really dusty environment.
This vertical stand comes with a full 5-year Dyson warranty.
|attachments||Tangle-free turbine tool
Carbon Fiber Soft Dust Brush
Access under the tool
|rope length||35 feet|
|Automatic wire winding||
|Brush on/off switch||
|rotates on axis||
|Filter clogging indicator||
|bin full indicator||
Dirt box transparent
|Net weight||17.2 EGP|
|Purchase Weight||28 pounds|
|dirt capacity||0.57 gallon|
|filter type||No pre-engine filter
2 HEPA Engine Filters
|Energy||180 watt air|
Watch it in action
Digital Trends Explains Features…
Gizmodo says Dyson has finally mastered the vacuum because it eliminates the need for a filter. Consumers love this machine for its strong suction power along with excellent stirring plus it doesn’t have any filter.
Some took pictures of the dirt bins that contained all the dirt they had picked up.
Check this out.
Pet owners also loved this device due to the amount of pet hair it was able to pick up, even on the seemingly clean carpet.
If there is a complaint, one of the most common is the vacuum part since this is a bagless vacuum cleaner, and it will still be exposed to dust when you empty it.
Some people have mentioned that they have some difficulty emptying this. Some even used their fingers to scrape up dirt that didn’t fall off on its own — especially hair and dust bunnies.
Another complaint was the weight. This weighs over 17 pounds, definitely a heavyweight.
Out of the box, this would require some assembly and some people didn’t like it.
Some people complained about the plastic used – it looked flimsy.
Finally, it is quite expensive so consider this an investment.
Update (July 7, 2015) – CNet recently published a review about Cinetic and generally they liked the no-filter technology. But he found that it “costs a lot because the performance gains compared to much cheaper competition are minimal.”
Based on cleaning tests, Cinetic struggled with cleaning pet hair on hardwood. But it performed much better on carpet, but cheaper options like the Hoover Linx Stick and Shark Navigator did better.
In their other tests – the Cheerios (to mimic large debris) and the sand/sawdust test (to mimic fine dust) were pretty much in the top tier of the pack but didn’t beat any of the tests against cheaper brands like Shark, Hoover, Electrolux, Oreck and Dirt Devil and the cheaper DC65.
So I understand the author’s concern based on these tests alone.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this vertically from Amazon for less than $480. And you’ll be eligible for free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.BUY NOW FROM AMAZON
This filter-free upright vacuum cleaner would be great for homes with a lot of carpet inside because it traps fine dust particles that can trigger asthma or cause allergic rhinitis.
The lack of a pre-engine filter means there’s no need to wash anything and less maintenance task to worry about.
But there are still a couple of HEPA engine filters that need to be replaced (eventually) and based on the video I shared above, it can get dirty after a few weeks of use.
The no-filter technology is still not perfect. We hope Dyson engineers address this issue.
Note that this is still bagless, so emptying it can be messy if you do it wrong. And if you have some type of asthma, it is best to empty this outdoors wearing a mask.
The stiff nylon bristles score plus points for the agitation because they were able to pick up dust and pet hair under the carpet threads, even the rugs cleaned by an upright one.
It costs close to $600, which is by no means cheap, but when you consider the time you will save due to the filter-free filtration system and all the tools included in the package.
This is a very good deal.
If you can afford $600 for a vertical, that would be a good buy. It will keep your carpet clean and free of allergens.