The centrepiece of their recent launch in Singapore alongside the Dyson Lightcycle and Dyson Pure Cool Me, the Dyson V11 is the latest and most powerful successor to their line-up of cordless vacuums that introduces quite a few interesting features that we’d never thought we would need in a vacuum but which ended up indispensable while also upping its performance by a good 20% over its predecessor.
Dyson V11 On Screen
If you used almost any vacuum in the market today, including even last year’s Dyson V10, you’re usually beset with a lack of information as to what exactly is happening with or within the vacuum and if it falters or chokes up, you’ll likely have to spend a good amount of time troubleshooting just what went wrong. If you’re using cordless vacuums, you also need a little bit of guesswork as to how much battery life you have left.
The Dyson V11 solves all this by adding in a circular rear LCD that gives you precise diagnostics as to how much battery life is remaining in the V11, what power mode you’re using and, best of all, if the built-in dust container needs cleaning or if there’s an obstruction that’s slowing down suction power.
That level of informative diagnostics is a godsend as you don’t have to guesstimate remaining battery life or spend hours figuring out what went awry – it’s all on the rear display.
High Torque a la mode
Another improvement that the Dyson V11 has is not in regards to brute force though it has that in spades. Rather, it’s actually smarter than its predecessors by being able to adjust suction power depending on what surface you’re using it on. If you’re using it on something soft like carpets, it ramps up like a Harrier jet engine but if you’re using it on a marble floor it slows down somewhat.
All this is achieved by a trio of microprocessors, a host of sensors and a special High Torque head attachment that comes with two of the three packages that the Dyson V11 will come in for Malaysia – the Dyson V11 Absolute and the deluxe V11 Absolute+. The fact that your vacuum cleaner is smart enough to handle a decision like this on its own without you having to intervene is impressive indeed. More so for the lazy prats among us who can’t be bothered to swap heads just because we’re doing the carpet and the floor it’s lying on in the house.
You can also select from several different modes – Auto, Boost and Eco among them. In Auto mode, it works with the High Torque cleaner head and dynamically adapt its suction power based on what surface you’re using it on. If you’re needing a bit of extra power, you can fire up Boost mode that ramps up power in the V11 all the way to maximum though this drains battery life faster than the prawn bucket in a buffet. If you’re looking for general basic cleaning, you can opt for the Eco mode which also offers somewhere along an hour worth of battery life.
So how exactly does a Dyson V11 work?
The Dyson V11 is built along much the same lines as the V10 with an ergonomic pistol-style trigger with a non-removable battery pack placed below it. Press the trigger and the vacuum turns on. It’s that simple. If you need to charge it, you simply place it back in its provided dock. If you need to dump accumulated dirt, all you have to do is to point the container at a trash can and empty it by pushing a slider so you needn’t even have to touch the dirt to begin with.
Most of the enhancements of the V11 are far more sophisticated though and aren’t exactly discernible to the untrained eye. The V11 digital motor features a host of upgrades in terms of design that make it more powerful than the V10 digital motor seen in ints predecessor the V10 vacuum. For starters, it uses a stronger ceramic shaft along with redesigned S-shaped impeller blades with even more precise tolerances to offer more suction power.
The filter that all this crud goes through is even more impressive with the ability to trap 99.97% of the particles that go through it that are as small as 0.3 microns meaning it’ll pick up dirt, pollen and other nasty stuff around the house in a rather effective fashion.
The battery in the V11 has also been beefed up as well too with about an hour worth of battery life on Eco mode which is a modest bit longer than that on the V10. Currently, the Dyson V11 in its Absolute package is available nationwide for RM3,399 at Dyson Home stores in Gardens Midvalley and Gurney Plaza, Penang. A Dyson V11 Absolute+ package is also available that has everything the V11 Absolute has on top of an a gold-coloured extension piece and a floor dock for RM3,699. To buy online swing by https://shop.dyson.my/