Dyson Digital Slim DC44: Crazy vacuum cleaner cuts the cord but keeps the power
Meet the Dyson Digital Slim DC44, a brand new vacuum cleaner from the wizards of wind power – with an identity crisis. On the one hand, it’s a portable cleaner with a handle and battery power: on the other, it’s packing engine tech that puts F1 cars to shame. Where’s the power cable?
The Dyson Digital Slim DC44 operates much like its predecessors: it extends out with a long aluminium pipe to stop you from having to crouch down in the dust. It weights just 2.3kg so it’s not too tough to hold at length either.
Not that you’ll need to: this thing is powerful. The Dyson Digital Slim DC44’s engine spins at an astonishing 104,000 RPM, and can run for 20 minutes on a charge off the 22.2V battery. There’s even a boost suction mode if a bit of grit is particularly tough to remove.
That, Dyson says, makes it the world’s most powerful cordless vacuum cleaner – certainly we can’t find any viable candidates that can match this claim. It’s as tough as it is fast too: to check it’s up to the job, the engineers at Dyson smashed it against other objects and the floor more than 11,000 times just to make sure.
Intrigued? The Dyson Digital Slim DC44 goes on sale at Currys on 30 August, priced £279.99 – other high street stores will get it on 11 September.