MVacs, you can probably answer one question I have about this already, which direction does the brush turn? Does it rotate opposite to the direction of travel? (If that makes sense)
I found the problem with my neato is that the brush rotates the same way an upright's does. So it doesn't really dig into the carpet, where with a manual vacuum the back stroke does this. Since the neato never goes backwards it doesn't reach as deep down and therefore doesn't clean as well as it could.
I am not sure what a "Neato" is, but most vacuums rotate the brush underneath towards you, I didn't notice this was different, but I didn't look for that. Knowing Dyson's tendency to recycle tech, I'd doubt this turns the wrong way.
wow it looks very good looking. can not wait to see what you think of it
It got a full circuit today. My wife had already been around with the DC35, but it found half a cup full of stuff she had not. So in that case, full marks. When the battery is almost dead it tries to get itself back to the charger. This time it conked out six feet from the charger. But our house is non-standard in the respect that it goes in a circle. And all the doors were open. The living room connects to the hall connects to the kitchen connects to the living room. It conked in the hall and had to make its way back through a long area before it conked just before the charger. But first time out having not mapped the complex room layout? I'll allow it that.
Second time out I only gave it the lounge and kitchen to do. This time it did make its way home OK but got confused with a kitchen barstool with a sloping base. It kept trying to climb it, back off, climb again for about 15 mins. It reports via the app when it has finished with a message. In the app it gives you a map of where it has cleaned.
Having had various Roombas, I'd say it was pretty similar. My only gripe would be the Roomba gets under some stuff this cannot. But this sucks and a Roomba does not. As it lacks the twirly Roomba side brush, I'd say it has a disadvantage in the corners. But the brush roll and cyclone is as per any cordless Dyson. It ain't for heavy carpet and dog hair. On normal hard floor it is OK. Is it worth the money?
Dyson are not aiming the new lines like hair dryers, humidifiers, air purifiers and these things at Joe Soap
. They are aiming more than they did with the vacuum ranges at professionals and those with a high disposable income, likely in apartments with hard floors. People who will value the ability to schedule cleaning for when they are not home via the app.
People with a few quid will buy them to show off with. Tech heads and Dyson die-hards will love them. But as a robot to actually clean the floor? Yes, it works quite effectively for light duty use
. Dyson have the ability to update the software via the app, so I expect little glitches (like the bar stool) will be ironed out as they go along and get usage reports back.