Deviating slightly from its usual hand-held cordless stick vacuum cleaner design is the Dyson Omni-glide. Instead of a large bin and a trigger, the Omni-glide sports a thinner, broom-like profile, and an on-off switch. However, the strong cyclone-based suction power, and multiple attachments are pretty much standard Dyson. Factor in the new dual-head Fluffy roller head that easily swivels over obstacles, and you have a winner.
- Up to 20 minutes, charge time 3.5 hours
- 0.2L bin
I’m a big fan of the form factor. I’ve been using Dyson handhelds since the DC35, and Omni-glide’s lighter weight makes it so much easier to handle. The Dyson V10 I currently own feels heavy, and I was always worried about it falling over when I set it on the table. There’s no issue with the Omni-glide here, because you can just lay it flat down on the table. You can also prop it up against the wall, or plug it into a wall-mounted charger. Speaking of which, the charger comes with screws or tape for you to secure it to the wall.
The highlight of the new Dyson vacuum cleaner, has to be its new dual-head Fluffy head that swivels easily in all directions. It goes over carpets and hard floors smoothly (even though it’s designed for the latter). The dual rollers also make pickup smooth and sucks up an impressive amount of fur, hair, dust and more. It also bends all the way down to the floor, letting you easily slide under furniture. Cleaning it is easy, just hit the button, push down the bin, and it empties out. The Omni-glide also comes with four attachments, such as a motorised head, for additional uses. I liked the motorised head for cleaning my bed sheets. There’s also another version with an crevice tool with lights, to help you see into darker spaces.
Battery life is around 20 minutes on the standard power setting, and you can turn on the Max power mode for even more suction, but that depletes the battery a lot faster. It was around 8.5-ish minutes in my test. Charging takes around three hours or so, and since it comes with a rechargeable battery, you can swap it out for a fresh one to keep going. I’d stick to just using the normal mode for efficiency, since it’s more than enough to get everything cleaned. I’ve yet to really need to use the Max setting. There’s no LCD display to show run time, too.
Retailing at S$649, the Dyson Omni-glide is cheaper than its current offerings, especially the Dyson Digital Slim. I’d say the Omni-glide is worth it for the dual-head Fluffy cleaner alone. However, if you’re waiting for the impressive V15 and its laser dust-detecting heads to make its way to our markets, you’d best be holding off for a while. Get it from the Dyson online store.
Available at the Dyson online store