If Yoda wielded a vacuum cleaner instead of a lightsaber, it would be this one.
Launching Wednesday, Dyson’s new vacuum is it’s most futuristic yet. The Dyson V15 Detect is a cordless vacuum that comes equipped with a green laser.
Why a laser? Dyson says the light exposes dust particles you wouldn’t ordinarily be able to see, so you get every spot.
Beyond the freakin’ laser beams, the V15 has some other cool tricks, too. It has an LCD screen that displays the supposed size and amount of dust particles you’re sucking up. It claims the sensor that enables this tracking will also increase suction when more dust appears.
Anyone with a pet and/or human hair will appreciate another design upgrade. The vacuum has an “anti-tangle conical brush bar” meant to prevent hair from getting stuck in the vacuum’s bristles.
And now we get to the Dyson of it all. Of course, this product sounds great. Dust tracking! Anti-tangling technology! Lasers! Nothing sucks and blows like a Dyson. Unfortunately, it costs $699.99.
While we all laugh/cry at that price, let’s get back to the important part: The laser.
It’s green, a color the company said it chose “for its ability to provide the best contrast.” It’s positioned within the head itself “precisely at a 1.5-degree angle, 7.2mm off the ground.” It’s meant for hard floors and the effectiveness might be “influenced by ambient light conditions, debris type, and surface.”
But overall, the value proposition is pretty sexy: “It means hidden dust on the floor surface that is otherwise invisible to the naked eye can be seen and removed.”
Dyson is launching two other vacuums Wednesday. One is called the Dyson Outsize, a cordless vacuum with big boy capacity that costs $799.99. The other is called the Dyson Omniglide, which is a neat vacuum that can swivel in all directions. That one will run you just $399.99.
A good vacuum is actually something worth investing in, and Dyson certainly makes a Good Vacuum. Whether your vacuum needs to come with a laser? Well, that’s a personal choice.