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We first discussed this back in 2014 >here<.

But this is it:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qo-ZXw2k-4" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qo-ZXw2k-4</a>

They have just been launched in the UK, if you want one they are >here< on Dyson's site.

Our first one should arrive Friday!  8)

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Re: Dyson have launched the 360 Eye Robotic Vacuum Cleaner in the UK
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 05:17:28 AM »
About time!

Can't wait for your observations on Friday!

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 06:52:40 PM »
 Can't wait to see what you think of it.


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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 07:02:44 PM »
 So if you got the little fella   ;)  if so how is he doing  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2016, 07:06:54 PM »
It arrived today after I left. Gotta wait till tomorrow now.  :angryman:

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2016, 08:17:30 PM »
Typical  :censored:

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2016, 04:26:10 AM »
 Typical  :'(. At least you've got something to look forward to tomorrow  ;)  ;) :thumbsup:  hope you like it as I'm thinking of getting one they  do look pretty impressive  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2016, 04:35:03 PM »
 ;D





First impression in a nutshell: They are smaller than I imagined. Smaller than they look on the videos. But at least they will be able to get around furniture. Very small cyclone. Nice finish on the product.

A couple of recognisable wheels on the underside from the DC18/25/41 parts bin.  ;)



Little charging station it sits on.



As the 360 Eye is Dyson's latest product (July 2016), I had to take a couple of shots with the first Dyson product the G-Force vacuum (circa 1991);)





So without even reading the book, send it off across the floor by randomly prodding buttons.  :underchair:



And on what was ostensibly a clean carpet and a very short test, it found a little muck.



So here is a random short video of it in action:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXQiqIcdrk8" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXQiqIcdrk8</a>

You will note that the packaging/charger/manual is all over the floor (which it navigates away from alright) and this is not properly charged, connected to the app or anything. I just wanted to see it work before I do all that.

To keep it test it properly, I have to take it home and connect it to the app and learn the functionality, etc. It may be there some time.  :whist11:


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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2016, 05:36:59 PM »

To keep it test it properly, I have to take it home and connect it to the app and learn the functionality, etc. It may be there some time.  :whist11:

Oh no! Sounds as if you may have to keep it at home for a while!   ;D

It does look very nice, and seems to pick up too. They are really tiny aren't they! While I haven't seen them in person, on a video next to a roomba I couldn't believe how much smaller it seemed.

Hopefully I can find a free/cheap one that is clogged or needs a new battery in a few years!

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2016, 05:50:55 PM »
It is a bit of a faff to set it up via the app.

Took several goes to get it and the router and my phone talking to each other. I guess as they are new, Dyson's cloud was busy.



But it is now connected in the same Dyson app as my fan.



Now time to test it at home.........

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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2016, 05:55:34 PM »

To keep it test it properly, I have to take it home and connect it to the app and learn the functionality, etc. It may be there some time.  :whist11:

Oh no! Sounds as if you may have to keep it at home for a while!   ;D

I guess I'll just have to make that sacrifice to keep you folks well-informed.  :innocent:

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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2016, 07:48:46 PM »
wow it looks very good looking.8)  can not wait to see what you think of it  :icon_nod:

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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2016, 11:41:52 PM »
I like the way it handled the papers :thumbsup:

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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2016, 11:55:52 PM »
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.

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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2016, 10:10:27 PM »
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.

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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.8)  can not wait to see what you think of it  :icon_nod:

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.

 

 

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