This product is really quite different. This is a lifesaver. Serious.
I had wanted to jump straight into its many wonderful features but I really had to say that first.
Children and Crumbs
All parents can agree with me that homes with young children have one thing in common – food crumbs and dirt – think bread and biscuit crumbs, chunks of soil, grass etc…I think you get the picture. What makes it worse, is that we are a home in maid-transition i.e. Our reliable maid of 4 years have gone home for good and we have no help for the next couple of weeks.
But with or without a maid, one thing is for certain, our conventional vacuum cleaner is bulky and cumbersome, even the thought of having to clean up the constant crumbs and mess left by the baby makes us feel tired. Not to mention the noise and the weird smell it would generate.
Until the Dyson V8 Fluffy came along. Thank goodness!!
The Dyson V8 Fluffy is the result of USD330 million worth of R&D investment by Dyson. Named after the revolutionary new cleaning head that forgoes the traditional spinning brush for a series of large soft nylon pads which are then interposed with carbon fibre filaments. The result is a vacuum that has the best of both worlds. The large pads are capable of grabbing fine dust while the carbon fibre filaments can then take hold of larger debris.
The result is one of Dyson’s most efficient cordless vacuums yet, capable of picking up 1kg of dust and dirt in just four seconds. Absolutely revolutionary!
With the Dyson V8 Fluffy, it is so handy to just whip it out and off we go vacuuming every mess that are synonymous with kids. The Dyson V8 Fluffy is so light and flexible, it feels like an extension of our arms as we zip it around the moment the kids introduce dirt into the home or as and when the little ones dropped crumbs at mealtimes. Because the Dyson V8 Fluffy is so light, compact and convenient, taking it out to use is no hassle at all. In fact, it has become more of a 2nd nature for us to use it multiple times a day. It is even lighter than a wet conventional mop!
And now, for the rest of the ingenious features of this indispensable home appliance and why it is perfect for every Singapore home, especially those with kids and those whose family members have sensitive airways.
Congested and Constricted
Singapore is a highly urbanized city-state where the population is dense (and will only get more dense!). With so much pollutants and allergens abound at home and in the air, young children’s respiratory health tend to be compromised. Doctors have explained to us time and again that children’s airways are smaller, more constricted and therefore more sensitive to pollutants and allergens, which is why when we vacuum our home regularly (to rid off dust and dirt), it is important that it is effectively and thoroughly done.
We know it’s important to keep the home free of allergens and pollutants and sweeping may not be effective in getting rid of the dust at home hence we vacuum, but the truth is:
- Conventional vacuum cleaners are heavy and bulky hence we have to overcome more inertia to use it to vacuum the home.
- Even if you do vacuum often, dust and dirt remain in the vacuum cleaner bag until either you dispose of the bag or when you vacuum again in which the dust and dirt in the bag may be re-circulated back out into the air through the force of the vacuum because most conventional vacuum cleaners do not effectively clean the air that exits the machine.
- Makers of conventional vacuum cleaners try to convince consumers by rating their suction power in ‘Watts’(w) but truth is, the unit Watts measures the power used but not necessarily the effectiveness of its suction. So, never mind if a vacuum can suck a huge bowling ball or uses 1000w, question is can it effectively vacuum the microscopic particles, keep them inside the vacuum cleaner before we properly dispose of them?
- The suction power of conventional vacuum cleaners may decrease as the bag is being filled. Reduced space in the bag translates into reduced suction power.
The Dyson Difference:
Take an introductory tour of the Dyson V8 Fluffy with us:
Dyson is a global leader in innovative and effective home appliances such as purifiers, fans and vacuum cleaners among others. It is a family-owned business that runs on the principle that every product must be made to effectively improve the consumers’ lives. The Dyson team is committed to constantly invent better ideas and better technologies to solve the problems that others often ignore.
The Dyson V8 Fluffy is one such device. It is a marked improvement from its predecessors, the V6 but not only that. After using it for a week, we find the Dyson V8 Fluffy so seriously good and much more effective than conventional vacuum cleaners . In fact, it has become quite indispensable in our home. Here are our 6C reasons:
The Dyson V8 Fluffy cord-free vacuum captures and retains more dust using Dyson’s patented 2 Tier Radial cyclones i.e. 15 cyclones, arranged across two tiers that generates powerful centrifugal forces to vacuum even the toughest dust and dirt from the surface.
Anti-static materials on the head attachments mean that dust and fine particles are not stuck to the surface by static due to the vacuuming but are released and sucked into the dust chamber. There are a variety of head attachments provided for different cleaning needs. Any remaining particles such as allergens and bacteria that are as small as 0.3 microns are captured by the V8’s post motor HEPA grade filter. And because the entire system is engineered to be sealed, the air that leaves the machine is actually cleaner than the air we breathe.
The Dyson V8 Fluffy features a new bin emptying mechanism, that eliminates the need to handle the dirt directly. As the bin is emptied, a rubber collar slides down the shroud, scraping dirt off enabling the user to hygienically drive out trapped dust and debris in a single action. Fuss free and hygienic! This is one feature which makes my wife mighty pleased.
The Dyson V8 Fluffy weighs just slightly more than 2kg and feels like an extension of our arms. With its small hand-held size, it allows for ease and flexibility in cleaning virtually every nook and corner in the home (and car). This small and lightweight wonder also makes it easier for us to vacuum the home more regularly, as and when dirt or dust settles.
Its compact and cordless features also enable us to use it to vacuum our car or even outdoor yard where power supply is not available. In short, it goes anywhere that it is needed and is not bound by cords or cables. Imagine, the power of a full-fledged vacuum cleaner in the size of a hand-held!
For those of us with cars, we sometimes spend more time in the car than at home. Hence the cleanliness of the car, especially for those of us with young children, may be as important as that of our home! However, most handheld vacuum cleaners for cars lack the suction power of a home vacuum cleaner. Some even require charging after a short period of use. With the Dyson V8 Fluffy, that reality is in the past. Imagine enjoying the convenience of a cordless with the power of a full-fledged vacuum cleaner for vacuuming your car and removing dirt an dust from deep-seated areas like the dust-trap mats and even the grooves of the car cushion. Coupled with the mini motor-head that multiplies the Dyson V8’s Fluffy’s power, you can be sure that your car is thoroughly rid off dust and dirt in a jiffy!
The size of the Dyson V8 Fluffy is so small, we could easily store it. In fact, the main unit can be hidden away inconspicuously or you can install the wall mount that works as a charging dock, vertically without taking up too much space compared to a conventional bulky vacuum cleaner.
There is no risk of children or seniors tripping over vacuum cleaner cords and cables. This is a risk especially in Singapore where most of us stay in apartments. This makes the Dyson V8 Fluffy a very safe device to use in the home. The Dyson V8 Fluffy is 50% quieter than its predecessor. This substantial reduction in noise enables it to be used even late at night without any disturbance to sleeping children or neighbours.
Primary school-going children can be encouraged (and will be happy) to use the Dyson V8 Fluffy, nurturing responsibility for the family’s living space. Since having the Dyson V8 Fluffy, our 8-year old daughter has been helping to vacuum the home enthusiastically everyday.
Say ‘Hi’ to ‘Fluffy’
After using the Dyson V8 Fluffy, it has become more convenient to vacuum our living and working spaces. The living environment feels and breathes cleaner since dirt, dust and allergens are kept at bay and disposed off effectively.
Here’s a video intro of the Dyson V8 Fluffy:
Some Technical Details of the Dyson V8 Fluffy:
The Dyson digital motor V8 runs at 425W, compared to the previous generation V6 motor’s 350W. The motor spins at up to 110,000rpm, and has upgraded drive electronics and software. Powered by new fade-free nickel-cobalt-aluminium batteries, the Dyson digital motor V8 delivers more power over a longer run-time. On Max mode, the Dyson V8 offers higher suction for more difficult tasks, and is activated with a more intuitive new switch. It provides 115AW of suction, compared to100AW on previous generation machines.
Battery: Run-time for the Dyson V8 is up to 40 minutes, compared to 20 minutes on previous generation machines. Fade-free nickel-cobalt-aluminium batteries ensure suction starts strong and stays strong. A new battery runtime indicator gives the user a visual indication of cleaning time remaining.
Tough construction: The Dyson V8 is made from strong materials, selected for their durability and lightweight properties. The polycarbonate clear bin is made from the same durable material as riot shields.
Weight (Kg): 2.55. Dimensions (mm): 250 x 1244 x 224. Bin Volume (L): 0.54
You can purchase the Dyson V8 Fluffy at these major departmental stores: Robinsons, Tangs, Harvey Norman, Courts, Best Denki, Gain City, Parisilk, Takashimaya, Franfranc and Lazada. It comes with a 2 year warranty. For more information, please visit Dyson’s website.
Disclaimer: We received a unit of the Dyson V8 Fluffy for the purposes of this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and photos are, as usual, ours. We seriously think this is one of the best home vacuum cleaner inventions this century. You gotta check it out!