Dyson V12 Detect Slim is a lightweight cordless vacuum cleaner that can detect dust with laser


Dyson V12 Detect Slim

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Although there have been small upgrades and some new products in different directions, the most important V series in the Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner family has not been updated for two years. Today, the factory has finally delivered the V12 Detect Slim, the first new generation model that succeeded the V11. As you can see from the Slim in the name, this is a lightweight product. The Detect part is the main selling point of Dyson this time: the laser detection tip and the piezoelectric sensor built into the body.

First of all, let’s talk about this laser tip. It is an upgraded version of Dyson’s original soft velvet tip. It is still built for hard floors, but it is smaller and lower overall and can be cleaned in a lower space. In order for users not to miss any dust on the ground, and to be sure that all areas have been cleaned after vacuuming, Dyson has installed a green laser diode on the right front end of the suction head this time. The diode is 7.3mm high from the ground, and an angle of 1.5 degrees will be formed between the two. During operation, the diode will illuminate the dust in the 90-degree field of view in front of the tip, which exactly covers the width of the tip of 25cm. Officials say that such a design can “make the shadow of the dust contrast sharply with the ground”, and “focus” the light on the dust that is hard to detect with the naked eye, making it impossible to hide it no matter how small it is.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim

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According to usage requirements, laser detection can be switched manually. According to Dyson, the safety level of this green laser solution is the highest level 1, so consumers can use it at home with confidence. In fact, there is no shortage of products in the market that can use LED lights to brighten the front of the suction head, but Dyson believes that the dust removal ability of this solution is slightly inferior to lasers. In order to achieve another layer of Detect effect, the factory has also added a piezoelectric sensor at the entrance of the dust collector, which can monitor the particulate matter 15,000 times per second. When dust is inhaled, it will hit the surface of the sensor, and the resulting deformation and vibration waves will be converted into electrical signals. The system will analyze it through algorithms to determine the size of the dust and carry out quantity statistics.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim

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The result obtained from this will first be displayed on the color LCD screen at the rear of the vacuum cleaner in real time. Dyson said this is “providing a scientific proof of deep cleaning with accurate data”, allowing users to have an intuitive experience of the cleaning effect. At the same time, this information will also be instantly transmitted to the motor and battery. If the user turns on the automatic mode to vacuum, when the piezoelectric sensor detects a large amount of dust inhaled, the system will automatically increase the suction power. When the amount of dust returns to a normal level, the suction power will also decrease, which can effectively extend the endurance of the device.

Speaking of endurance, V12 Detect Slim is equipped with a replaceable seven-cell lithium battery, which can last up to 60 minutes in energy-saving mode. The built-in Hyperdymium motor has a speed of 125,000 revolutions per minute, and with a total of 11 vortex cyclones, it can provide a suction power of up to 150AW. As for the appearance, the V12 Detect Slim still uses a gun-shaped design, but it cancels the “trigger” switch, and instead adds a power button on the top of the machine. The dust collector with a volume of 0.35L, the main body of the fuselage and the rear filter are still in a horizontal line, and there is a five-layer filter system that can absorb and lock 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3μm. The filter is as usual and the brush in the brush head The strips can be removed and washed directly.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim

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Finally, in addition to the laser tip mentioned at the beginning, as well as the conventional standard narrow slot tip, dust removal soft brush, slot soft wide mouth dual-use tip and bottom elbow adapter accessories, V12 Detect Slim also has one Spiral hair suction head with enhanced anti-winding ability. Dyson’s engineers said that they “drew inspiration from the ancient Egyptian civilization” and made the brush strip of the suction head into the shape of an Archimedes screw pump. Combining the cantilevered brush rod and the bristles with a specific angle, this solution can take advantage of the natural shrinkage of the hair, and gradually move the hair to the narrow side of the brush during the vacuuming process, and make it finally thrown into the collection by the suction inlet. In the dust tube. At the same time, Dyson also reduced the diameter of the brush rod to meet the cleaning needs of larger debris.

Dyson will bring three versions of V12 Detect Slim and V12 Detect Slim Total Clean and V12 Detect Slim Absolute Extra, priced at 4,490, 4,990 and 5,590 yuan respectively. They are currently on sale in the official website and major channels.

Dyson Micro 1.5kg

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In addition to V12 Detect Slim, Dyson today also brought a brand “the lightest vacuum cleaner to date”Micro 1.5kg. The main body of this product, which has been on sale in Japan for a period of time, weighs only 1kg, and it weighs only 1.5kg with the extension rod and soft velvet tip. This machine is mainly designed for floor cleaning. It is equipped with Dyson’s current smallest soft velvet suction head (45% smaller than the standard floor head), which can suck low and narrow areas that are difficult to reach by ordinary vacuum cleaners. The device has a built-in motor of 105,000 revolutions per minute, the number of vortex cyclones is 8, and the suction power in the strong mode is 50AW.

Micro 1.5kg still has a five-fold filtration system. Although the machine has become smaller, the length of the rear filter is still 1.6 meters, and the filtration performance is called “comparable to V11.” In order to achieve this, Dyson engineers reduced the bayonet mount of the machine, so that the space saved can be left for the filter to ensure the filtering effect. In addition, the battery of this device has also reduced weight by 60%, so the endurance has also been reduced to a maximum of 18 minutes. The volume of the dust collector is 0.2L. In addition to the floor suction head, there is also a mini electric suction head and a slit soft hair suction head in the package. There is only one model of Micro 1.5kg, the price is 2,990 yuan, and it is currently on sale.

Dyson V15 Detect

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Finally, Dyson also announced a new product V15 Detect that is expected to be launched in China in April. This machine has been announced overseas earlier today. It has a fully sealed HEPA six-fold filtration system that can filter out 0.1μm particles. It is Dyson’s “currently the strongest cleaning ability and the best filtration performance” model. It is also equipped with a 125,000 rpm Hyperdymium motor, with 14 vortex cyclones, which can provide a suction power of up to 230AW. In addition, like the V12 Detect Slim, its floor suction head also has the function of laser detection, piezoelectric induction and LCD display that can display dust information are all available, and the battery life is up to 60 minutes.

Dyson V15 Detect

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What’s more interesting is that the slit soft tip, narrow slit tip and extension rod of this device adopt a combined design. The soft hair head is sleeved on the outside of the narrow slit head, and the two can be inserted into the top of the extension rod together, which can be called a loop. From the perspective of accessories storage, this can naturally help users reduce a lot of trouble. But whether the suction between the layers can really be lossless, you have to wait for the actual trial to know. In addition, Dyson has also installed as many as 57 plastic teeth on the new and accurate anti-winding high-torque cleaning tip for V15 Detect. Their existence can effectively prevent hair from entanglement on the bristles. The V15 Detect standard version is priced at US$699 overseas, and there is also an Outsize version with a 50% larger dust container and 25% wider suction head, priced at US$799.

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