Dyson is cool. Their products are not just different; they are cutting edge and modern. For me they are the Apple of home appliances, with design and technology that instantly makes you want to buy their products.
The Dyson V6 Car & Boat vacuum is a handheld vacuum with the amazing Dyson V6 digital motor. It is the most powerful handheld vacuum on the market, and uses a 2 Tier Radial cyclone design, which creates 15 cyclones that work in parallel to increase airflow and capture more fine dust. It comes with 6 tools, including a crevice tool, motorized brush tool, hose, and assorted other tools, used to get into all the awkward spaces in your car or boat. Powered by a redesigned Lithium-Ion fade free battery, it has a charge life of 20 minutes, which is more than enough to clean the inside of a car. However, if you use the motorized brush attachment, that time is cut to about 6 minutes of charge. The vacuum is small enough (8.2 X 5.7 X 15.6 inches) to be used without too much effort, and weighs only 3.4 pounds. The vacuum also has a boost mode which increases the suction (and the noise) considerably. As with all Dyson handheld vacuums, it comes with a two year warranty
Packaging – The box is pretty standard, and the vacuum and attachments are all nicely packed. One of the first issues I had was with the accessory tools. There are six different tools and I had no idea what to do with any of them. The manual and box show no explanation. The Dyson website has a section explaining each tool, but none of the photos would load on the site, so I couldn’t tell which tool went with which description. So Dyson, get to work on your website. It kind of sucks.
Design – As with every Dyson product, the design is futuristic and cool. The Vacuum is weighted so it handles well and is not heavy to use. The clear collection basket lets you easily see when it is full, and the cyclone effect is kind of fun to watch. One button emptying of the basket means no mess. All of the attachments snap into place easily, though with nowhere to store them, you need to carry all six attachments out to the car when you use the vacuum, which was slightly annoying.
Functionality – The vacuum is pretty sweet. It works just as you would expect, though it is a little loud. All of the attachments work as expected, and the motorized brush picks up dog hair from places that I have never reached before. Unlike any other vacuum I have used, the Dyson cleans with one stroke, so it takes less time. Suction is pretty amazing, and the charge lasts just long enough to get even the most disgusting car clean as a whistle.
Overall – I love it. Even with a retail price of $239.99, I think it is a great deal. Yes, it is more expensive than the others, but the technology and attachments are worth it. This vacuum is a must have for every garage.
Rating – On a scale of 1-5, I would rate the Dyson V6 Car & Boat Vacuum as a 5. Sleek, modern and powerful, this vacuum delivers.
Article by Chris Raymond
Photos by Chris Raymond and Dyson.com