In my previous article, I made a detailed review of the Dyson Micro 1.5kg Stick Vacuum Cleaner, and now we will compare it to another Dyson hard floor vacuum – Omni Glide.
Dyson has marketed these two products as hard floor vacuums, but which one is the better option?
I’ve tested both products extensively and used them in everyday cleaning tasks to help you decide which is best for your needs.
Please note that this is not a sponsored post, as I purchased both vacuum cleaners for this test and future comparisons.
Quick View Dyson Omni-Glide and Dyson Micro 1.5KG
The numbers you see below are just a snapshot of the countless tests I’ve done with both products.
Scroll down to see the full results and, better yet, read the individual review to get an understanding of each model’s strengths and weaknesses.
Dyson Omni Glide
- air flow: 31.94 cubic feet per minute
- Dust box size: 0.18 L
- Sand on the hard floor: 99.35%
- deep cleaning: Unavailable
- Weight: 4.18 lbs.
- the show length: up to 23:30 minutes
- recharge: 3.5 hours.
- battery: 2500 mAh
- Noise: 76 dB
Dyson Micro 1.5 kg
- air flow: 32.41 cubic feet per minute
- Dust box size: 0.18 L
- Sand on the hard floor: 99.7%
- deep cleaning: 75%
- Weight: 3.3 lbs.
- the show length: up to 27 minutes.
- recharge: 3.5 hours.
- battery: 2500 mAh
- Noise: 78.5 dB
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I used an anemometer to check the airflow, and the results you see below are from the highest setting as desired.
I used a hundred grams for the hard floor test to check how well the sand picked up.
For the noise level test, I used a sound meter from a few meters away to check the loudness, and the result was at the highest setting.
Runtime experiments are performed by running the vacuum from full charge to vacuum with the main nozzle connected.
Introduction to Dyson Omni-Glide and Dyson Micro 1.5KG
After detecting a file V15 كشف DetectionI wasn’t really sure what Dyson would do next.
But the post reveals a slight detour to what I initially thought they were focusing on, the more powerful cordless vacuum cleaners.
Dyson Micro 1.5KG and Omni Glide They are hardwood floor cleaners that emphasize maneuverability over absolute strength.
These vacuums aren’t as bulky as Dyson’s full-size V-Series variants and prioritize agility over suction and extended runtime.
360° Steering: Dyson Omni Glide
The Omni Glide Probably Dyson unique cordless vacuum cleaner I have tested.
Nothing quite like a full-size Dyson wand vacuum cleaner, except for a cylindrical trash can.
Instead of a rifle-like handle and trigger, it has a straight broom-type handle with two buttons in place of the trigger.
This design shift creates a sleeker cylindrical shape, descending into the cleaning nozzle that has not one but two rods.
There are four swivel wheels under the soft dual-cylinder nozzle, allowing it to steer 360 degrees.
Hence the term ‘omnidirectional’ guidance.
It’s a unique design that I’ve never seen before, and after using it for my daily cleaning chores, I became a huge fan of it.
Multi-directional steering and narrow nozzle allow it to fit in areas where a larger head wouldn’t.
Its comfortable feel is more like a broom than a vacuum cleaner. Imagine you’re holding a broom with a vacuum motor – that’s what the Omni Glide sometimes feels like.
You can still move it like a traditional vacuum cleaner, but the extra side and 360-degree steering add a dimension other vacuums can’t match.
The thin cylindrical structure also allows access to the depths of the furniture without sacrificing orientation.
However, the Omni Glide is an absolutely solid floor broom.
I tried it on the carpet, and the rollers stopped. It won’t spin no matter how many times you try.
Lightweight and Versatile: Dyson Micro 1.5KG
After Omni Glide, Dyson launched a file 1.5 kg microAnd, as the name implies, Weighs 1.5 kg.
It’s currently Dyson’s lightest cordless vacuum cleaner, and probably the best handheld vacuum yet.
While the Omni Glide prioritized steering, the Micro 1.5KG prioritized lightness by shedding as much weight as possible.
Put it together with a full-size Dyson Stick vacuum cleaner; You can see the size difference. It’s a huge disparity.
And excellent news, it uses a push button instead of a trigger.
If you’ve used a Dyson product, you’re familiar with its ergonomic problems, especially with bulky models like the V11 Outsize and V15 Detect.
The use of a button instead of a trigger with its lightweight frame makes it the best handheld device in terms of ease of use.
It retains the same shape as the full-size Dyson wireless wand but is much smaller.
Eliminating that much bulk makes the Micro 1.5KG lighter, not only with weight but also with steering.
Handle weight is a fraction of the Dyson V8 at just 0.85kg.
This variant is also more versatile because it uses the same framework as the V-series models, which means it’s easier to use as a handheld device.
Out of the box, it also contains more practical tools for handy use such as a light tube crevice tool, a workshop tool, and a small turbo brush.
The tighter frame also allows it to fit better in tight areas than the taller Omni Glide.
Similarities Between Dyson Omni Glide and Dyson Micro 1.5KG
While these voids have vastly different design cues, there are a lot of similarities if you look closely.
We’ll look at each one in this section.
1. Only for hard floors
Dyson specifically markets these products for use on hard floors since they each contain only a soft roller insert that is best used on that surface.
And the small dust basket makes it impractical on the rug because it won’t hold much dirt.
However, one of the surprises of this Dyson Micro review is that it has enough torque Pick up (at least) surface debris on the rug.
I wouldn’t recommend it on carpets, but for light cleaning or vacuuming light area rugs, it’s a great plus.
2. The capacity and shape of the dustbin
The Dyson Micro and Omni Glide both have an extension Same litter box volume at 0.05 gallons or 0.18 liters.
Not much by any means, but for topical cleaning tasks, it’s more than enough.
It’s big enough inside our tiny house (about 330 square feet), something I’d recommend if you live in a small space with only hard surfaces.
3. Push-button switch
Both vacuums use a push-button switch.
The Omni Glide is understood to have this feature since it has a stick-type handle.
But for a Dyson Micro, that’s a thing for me.
Perhaps there was a change of heart for Dyson to use this in its future releases of the V series? We’ll find out soon.
There are two switches – the default button / power button and one for max setting.
4. Lightweight and compact design
These hard floor only brooms are lightweight and compact, which was a priority for both.
The Dyson Micro is lighter than the Dyson Omni Glide without any attachments (2 lbs.0.9 oz vs. 2lbs.4.6oz).
Both use the same connector points, so the tools of the two variables are interchangeable.
5. Suction and power
Looking at the Dyson website, we find that the power numbers for the Dyson Micro and Omni Glide are the same at a 50 Watt antenna.
Wikipedia He says that watt air It is a unit of measurement that checks the “efficiency of a vacuum cleaner which indicates air flow and the amount of energy (in watts) they produce”.
The definition is quite vague to me, so I had to use two tools to check the suction, the water lift gauge and the Y vacuum gauge commonly used in central vacuums.
You can see in the above table that both vacuums have exactly the same suction numbers with water lift and Y vacuum gauge.
This confirms Air Watt numbers from Dyson.
Some of the reviewers I’ve seen on YouTube frown at using a water lift meter only because the result won’t be consistent.
That’s why I purchased a Y vacuum gauge as a secondary test tool for suction.
6. Sealed system
The Dyson Micro and Omni Glide both have sealing systems that did not leak during fog testing.
So it’s an excellent sign for allergy sufferers looking for a wire-free product.
They both use a 2-in-1 filter before and after the engine Dyson began using in its V-series range, but only smaller.
Dyson claims that these vacuums have fully automated filtration Captures 99.99% of microscopic dust as small as 0.3 microns.
Differences between Dyson Omni Glide and Dyson Micro 1.5KG
Next, we will look at the differences between these two products.
1. Form factor
The most important difference between the Dyson Micro and the Omni Glide is the design framework.
Like I said earlier, the Omni Glide is the most unique Dyson cordless vacuum that I’ve seen with a stick handle.
It’s by design because it also has 360-degree steering. The presence of desire amplifies its omnidirectional routing capabilities, so it is possible to use it like a broom.
In comparison, the Dyson Micro retains the traditional V-series vacuum design with the handle located under the motor.
It keeps the trash can aligned horizontally but on a much smaller scale.
The Dyson Micro vacuum will be similar to a full-size V Series vacuum cleaner with its trombone-shaped arm.
But you will notice an immediate difference in how it handles, which I would say is very light.
Eliminating all that extra weight makes the Micro one of the best ergonomics Dyson vacuums.
2. Battery design and detachable
While both vacuums use a 2,500mAh lithium-ion battery, the design and usage are different.
The Omni Glide has a detachable battery with a release lever behind, so it’s easy to replace.
In contrast, the micro battery is similar to the Dyson V10 and V11 battery. It is installed on the handle.
You will need a Torx screwdriver to unscrew the three screws holding it in to replace them.
I was hoping Dyson would put in a detachable battery, but that wasn’t the case.
3. Cleaning head
Next to the form factor, the next notable contrast is the cleaning nozzle.
Yes, they both have the soft roller, but the Omni Glide has two of them.
The twin-cylinder system is a first and has been combined by Dyson to increase its 360-degree steering ability.
The drum allows for efficient cleaning in both directions, while the Micro nozzle uses the drum’s slim frame.
It has the same steering mechanism as the Dyson Slim elbow, but it feels lighter due to the weight reduction and the use of a button instead of the trigger.
However, it won’t have 360-degree steering, which isn’t a problem because the Omni Glide nozzle will fit a Micro if you want that functionality.
4. Crane dustbin
The Dyson Micro retains the same trombone-style lever on the V series, while the Omni Glide has a push-button lever.
Users will still need to push the Omni Glide trash can forward to open and empty the contents.
Between the two, the Dyson Micro has a longer frame, measuring about 47.5 inches, while the Omni Glide is a few inches shorter, at about 44.5.
The longer reach, combined with hand-friendly ergonomics, makes the Micro better for sweeping the roof or vents up.
Work environment comparison
Choosing the best (engineering) vacuum cleaner will boil down to preference.
The Omni Glide is the best choice because it can steer in every direction when it comes to steering and maneuverability.
If this feature is a high priority, go with the Omni Glide.
While the Dyson Micro doesn’t have a great deal of flexibility in movement, it does have ease of use in the hand thanks to the very light weight of the handle.
The Micro 1.5K is a much better portable option because of this and its shorter body.
You won’t see any fancy LCD display or real-time battery status for any of these vacuum cleaners.
Both have a simple design with two buttons for default and maximum settings.
There will be no battery LED indicator light, so there is no way of knowing how much charge is left.
It’s all part of Dyson’s effort to keep the weight as low as possible because these screens and lights will add extra baggage.
I suggest you keep these blanks electrically connected until they are ready to work if needed.
Battery and runtime comparison
These stick blanks are used Same (capacity) Li-ion battery 2500 mAh With a runtime of 20 minutes each.
But test results vary.
Dyson Micro It has a longer runtime on both power settingsbut the difference in the maximum settings is insignificant.
Please note that I performed these tests with the cleaning nozzle included.
Air Flow Comparison
While both stick vacuums have the same suction test results, there is a slight difference in the airflow scores.
The Dyson Micro had a higher airflow count overall, especially on the nozzle.
However, the difference is not much and is largely in line with what the suction tests reveal.
Margin of error can be at play.
Cleaning performance comparison
Next, we will consider how well this vacuum cleaner can be cleaned.
Even if the Dyson Omni had a much better overall score, the The results are skewed Because you have to consider your Dyson Micro carpet cleaning results.
Just looking at the hard floor results, the Dyson Micro is actually better (99.58% vs 99.42%) , But not much.
The most significant difference is how well the Dyson Micro picks up rugs.
It’s something the Omni Glide can’t do because the rollers won’t spin on this surface.
Which is better on hard floors?
I wouldn’t put much stock on the hard floor results because both were exceptionally good.
The difference is so small that it doesn’t really matter for your daily cleaning tasks.
It’s a matter of preference if you want to steer the Omni Glide in 360 degrees or the Micro’s handheld ergonomics.
Sand test on hard floor
One metric I use to determine the effectiveness of a vacuum cleaner on hard floors is how much sand it picks up.
Both variants performed well despite lower airflow, rising in the high 90s (99.5% vs. 99.7%).
Here’s a before and after shot of the Omni Glide.
The Dyson Micro.
So there is not much difference in this category.
Again, it’s close as both cleaning nozzles did an exceptional job of efficiently capturing debris.
Here are the Dyson Micro results.
and Omni Glide.
There is no clear winner here because the Dyson Micro and Omni Glide will clean these areas well.
Hair wrap comparison
The DysonMicro won this category because it resisted tangling in the five-inch and seven-inch tests better than the Omni Glide.
An important downside to the Omni Glide’s dual roller system is the increased risk of hair spinning on the hubs since it has four.
And that’s what happened during the five-inch test, so I didn’t test the seven-inch.
One thing to note is that the hair wrap tests I run are extreme, and I doubt you’ll have to brush that much hair.
I’ve used the Omni Glide for several months now as a daily driver and rarely wind the hair on the roller, but it does on the filter piece inside the trash.
This wasn’t an issue with the Dyson Micro, as it did well in both tests.
And it had a high rate of five-inch and seven-inch trials.
However, I do not recommend using this vacuum cleaner to clean heavy pet hair because most of it sticks to the filter piece in the middle.
Which is better for vacuuming carpets?
It’s not thinking. The Dyson Micro is the best choice for carpeting because it is the only one that can pick up debris from this surface.
I tried using an Omni Glide on the mat, but the rollers wouldn’t spin because they lacked torque.
Comparison between litter box and filter
The Dyson Micro and Omni Glide both have the same dustbin capacity at 0.05 gallons (or 0.18 liters)
Put these containers side by side and you will see the similarity in size.
But each has a different emptying lever.
The Dyson Micro has a trombone-style lever, while the Omni Glide uses a button, but you’ll still push it forward to open and empty.
So how users unload the contents is similar.
Although the airflow and suction are low, these vacuums are noisy, penetrating 70 decibels!
The Micro is a touch higher in both settings and competes with higher airflow V Series options such as Torque and large volume motor.
Higher noise is a negative consequence of extracting more power from a smaller engine, which is the case for these vacuums.
There is not much difference between the Dyson Micro and the Omni Glide with maintenance, which we will discuss in detail.
Don’t forget to check out dyson maintenance department In my blog for links to all retail articles for this topic.
- filter: One of the items you need to check and clean for stick vacuums is the filter. Debris and dust will build up on the pre-engine section, so rinse it under cold running water. Dyson does not recommend the use of detergents because they can deteriorate the filter lining. Wash it at least once a month and make sure it is completely dry before reattaching it.
- Dustbin: Empty the trash after each run to prevent dust mite breeding. You may need to separate the outer container to get the hair wrap on the middle filter piece inside.
- nozzle: Hair and dust will accumulate on the drum and axles. Check this component once a week (more if you have pets) to clean out any buildup, especially on axles, to prevent unnecessary friction and wear.
- Tornadoes: It’s not something you clean regularly, but once your broom is a few years old, cleaning this component may be necessary.
Tools out of the box
Let’s look at the tools out of the box for the Dyson Omni Glide.
- Mixed incision and brush attachment
- Omni Cleaning Head (Dual Roller System)
- extension stick
- Dyson Omniglide Vacuum Cleaner
Dyson Micro 1.5 kg
- Dyson Micro . Vacuum Cleaner
- extension stick
- collection tool
- small turbo brush
- wall mount
- small spool
Be aware that the Dyson Micro attachments you see above are from the Asian market version.
It does not come with tools such as the light tube crevice tool, workshop tool, and wand clamp available only in the North American market.
Are Dyson Dyson Micro 1.5KGand Dyson Omni Glide tools interchangeable?
Yes, the tools of both variants are interchangeable.
Let’s say you want to get a light tube tool for the Omni Glide or an Omnidirectional nozzle for the Micro; You can buy it separately and use it.
Only the dust basket and filter are not interchangeable because they both use different contact points for these parts.
Can you replace the Dyson Omni Glide and Micro battery?
Yes, the batteries of both products can be removed, but only the Omni Glide battery has a release lock, while the Micro battery does not.
Consumers will need to purchase a Torx screwdriver to remove the Dyson Micro battery.
Where can I buy Dyson OmniGlide and Dyson Micro 1.5KG?
These vacuums are available at online stores such as directly from Dyson.
- Dyson Micro 1.5KG
- Dyson Omni Glide
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Which one offers the best value?
Currently, these brooms are similarly priced, so it shouldn’t be a deciding factor unless you’re considering other cheaper options.
To help you decide, I’ve listed the possible causes for each variable below.
5 reasons to choose Dyson Omni Glide
- Better Orientation: The Omni Glide’s 360-degree steering is a first and makes it more maneuverable.
- Reaches the depth of the furniture: Its barrel frame allows it to go deeper under fixtures than a Dyson Micro.
- A broom-like feel: Using this broom is similar to using a broom, thanks to its stick-shaped handle.
- Effortlessly spin around furniture: Its biggest pro is how easily it moves around the legs of the chair, even in tight areas.
- Detachable battery: Replacing the battery is easy with the release latch. Users can double the uptime by purchasing an additional if they choose.
4 reasons to choose Dyson Micro 1.5KG
- Better use of mobile devices: The position of the Dyson Micro handle and compact frame make it the perfect choice for hand carrying.
- More floor cleaning tools: The US version comes with more tools to clean different areas of your home.
- Best in Ceiling Fixtures Cleaning: The longer stick and handle position is an idea for cleaning higher areas above (like the ceiling).
- broom carpet: The Dyson Micro can only clean the rug and do so at an above average clip.
Verdict: Equally good but picking one will boil down to your priorities
Choosing between a Dyson Micro and Omni Glide is a matter of preference.
Cleaning performance and price should not be a deciding factor as both are in these categories.
Consumers who value floor cleaning above any other benefit should strongly consider Dyson Omni Glide.
It’s the only vacuum (so far) with 360-degree steering that’s the best I’ve experienced in terms of maneuverability.
The multi-directional nozzle can move to the north, south, east and west, so you can easily rotate it in any direction.
For me, the clincher would be its ability to clean under furniture better than any Dyson product I’ve used.
If that’s also high on your priority list, go with the Dyson Omni Glide.
Dyson Micro has better portable ease of use and lightweight steering, much lighter than Dyson V7 or V8.
It is a better choice than the Omni Glide for people who plan to use it as a portable device on a large scale.
This variant has more tools and will perform better in tight spaces with a more compact body.