The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner comes with heaps of high-tech features to make cleaning fun. It's equipped with a green laser to reveal hidden dirt and dust so you can suck them up. It’s fitted with sensors that count and categorize the dirt particles that it sucks up, plus an anti-tangle technology that saves you the hassle of untangling your brush bar. All this sound very enticing and even future-proof. But, does it live up to its expectations? Read the full review to find out.
The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute, which goes by Dyson Detect V15 in the U.S. and the Dyson V15 Detect Total Clean in Australia costs $699.99 / £599.99 /AU$1,399. It's available to buy globally from any of the retail stores, including dyson.com.
It comes in a yellow and iron colorway and ships with complimentary cleaning tools worth $75. Customers have two buying options: a furniture detail kit that includes a tool bag, a mattress tool, and an up-top adaptor, or a carry and clean kit, which contains an extension hose, a tool bag, and a stubborn dirt brush.
In Australia, buyers get to choose between one of two editions of this model: the V15 Detect Total Clean goes for AU$ 1,399, and the V15 Detect Absolute Extra (which comes with more attachments) costs AUD 1,469.
An LCD screen that displays what’s being suctioned
A laser that makes invisible dust visible
A sensor that sizes and counts dust particles
Powerful Dyson Hyperdydium motor
Washable filter and fluffy brush bar
Point and shoot bin emptying
Dyson V15 Detect Absolute: Design
The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute is definitely a Dyson, design-wise. It comes with more attachments than the V11 models, and the filter, large bin capacity, and Root Cyclone inwards are all where you’d expect on a Dyson.
Some of the attachments include a wand clip, stubborn dirt brush, crevice tool, hair screw tool, and a laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head. You also get a wall-mounted docking station, where you can charge and store the device and a separate charger to recharge the vacuum cleaner anywhere.
The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute is equipped with a powerful Dyson Hyperdydium motor, which, according to the company, can generate up to 230 air watts of suction. It also features a five-stage filtration system that promises to capture 99.99 percent of dust particles as small as 0.3 microns.
It now comes with a Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head, integrated with a green laser diode, positioned at a 1.5-degree angle approximately 0.3 inches from the ground. The laser illuminates your hard floors to reveal hidden dust particles that are otherwise invisible to the eyes.
Like the V11, the V15 also features a small LCD, located on the rear end of the device. Among other things, the screen displays particle counts, cleaning mode, filter maintenance, remaining runtime, battery level when it's charging, and blockage information.
The V15’s bin has a piezo sensor that counts and measures the size of the dust particles being suctioned and ranks them into four sizes. The yellow bar on the displays indicates the density of particles greater than 10 microns, such as pollen and allergens. The orange bar indicates particles greater than 60 microns, including dust and skin flakes.
The pink bar represents particles greater than 180 microns, such as fine sand and dust mites. Finally, there’s a purple bar that indicates particles greater than 500 microns, like sugar granules.
The graph on the screen displays how much dust you’ve removed after every cleaning session. To reset it, remove the battery for 15 minutes or charge the vacuum for 30 minutes. According to Dyson, the V15 can help you determine when your floors are clean.
When the surface is dirty, a lot of dust will be vacuumed, and the graph will rise quickly. As the floor becomes cleaner, the machine picks up less dust, and the graph slows down. This lets you know you’ve achieved thorough cleanliness.
The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute also comes with the High-Torque cleaning head, that when used on Auto Mode, automatically adjusts the power to match the type of floor you're cleaning. This model now ships with 56 polycarbonated teeth that shred hair into small pieces, stopping it from getting tangled around the cleaning head’s bristles.
It comes with three power levels, which can be set via a button on top of the vacuum cleaner. The V15, like all Dyson cordless vacuums, can be converted into a handheld cleaner by detaching the main wand and attaching any of the tools that come with it. However, it's slightly heavier than the other models, and you may not be able to clean for long before your arm begins aching.
Once the bin is full, it's easy to empty it. Just press the lever on the back of the dust canister to open the lid and eject the debris into the bin in one swoop. In terms of noise, the V15 operates pleasantly quiet when run on lower power settings. However, the noise levels increase significantly when set to maximum suction power, emitting up to 81db noise level.
Dyson V15 Detect Absolute: Battery Life
The V15 battery life ranges between 15 to 60 minutes, based on the power setting. It lasts longest when set to Eco. The battery is swappable, letting you get back to cleaning in a jiffy. You can buy additional batteries at an extra cost.
It takes around five hours to fully recharge the Dyson V15 Detect battery using the supplied charger.
The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute is a great cordless vacuum cleaner to own. It has features that make cleaning less of a hassle and more fun. It isn’t as loud as other models, especially when used on a lower setting, and comes with a dust canister that holds 0.72 liters/ 0.2 gallons. If you prefer a larger dust canister, consider the Dyson V11 Outsize instead.
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