Dyson V12 Detect Slim review: a comprehensive upgrade


  Dyson V12 Slim Detect review

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There is already an unshakable position on the court. From the past, strong suction has been used to make wireless models enter the mainstream. In recent years, it has been actively lightweighting, so that modern households can have a clean environment. It’s just that for the real user of V10, the editor, the upgrade in the past two years does not seem to be very attractive, and there is a similar feeling around him. Coming to 2021, V12 with a comprehensive upgrade turned out to be able to finally meet the expectations of existing users (that is, Xiaobian). Let’s share the experience below, and show you the power of Dyson V12 Detect Slim with real-world dirt.

Vacuum cleaner body

The upgrade of Dyson V12 is divided into two parts. The editor first introduces the vacuum cleaner body. The V12 uses a gun-shaped design, but the body is lighter, and the weight is only 1.5kg, which is a significant reduction in weight compared to the V10’s 2.68kg. When comparing side by side, you will see that the V12 is a little smaller. This is actually a remarkable change, that is, the volume of the dust canister is reduced to 0.35 liters.

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The thing is like this, the 0.5-liter dust bin of the V10 is big, but it also “feeds lazy people.” The editor often needs to see a certain amount of accumulation before emptying it. This can usually take a few days, but in fact, there will be hygiene problems (please ask yourself if they are all the same). When it comes to the relatively small dust canister of V12, it can actually be regarded as a balance between the storage capacity and the timing of garbage disposal. Naturally, it can force the user to immediately empty the dust canister after every cleaning, and don’t keep it.

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The V12 inherits the replaceable battery design of the previous generation. For the editor who lives in a nest and is not suitable for installing wall brackets, this is an even better change. Because this can provide more flexibility for users to choose the charging method, it is now possible to simply take out the battery to charge, without having to consider how to install the big vacuum cleaner at the same time. On the other side, the V12 maintains the same linear dust canister cleaning design, but in direct comparison with the old V10, the smoothness of opening seems to be improved, reducing the problem of accidental dust and garbage falling out due to shaking the fuselage.

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Finally, let’s talk about the button layout. Like the previous generation, the V12 will have a small screen at the back, showing the remaining usage time, mode, and adding information about the type of dust inhaled. This is due to Dyson adding a piezoelectric sensor at the entrance of the dust cylinder to analyze the size of the dust when it is sucked in. What’s even better is that the V12 will now automatically adjust the suction power. When inhaling a larger amount of dust, it will automatically increase the suction power. Compared with the previous generation that requires a dedicated suction head, it greatly simplifies the entire mechanism. The application of the automatic mode can also be extended to other tips.

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The V12 is the same as other Dyson vacuum cleaners released this year. The trigger start design is cancelled, and a one-button switch is replaced with an independent button-type emphasizing switch button. The switch of V12 is a big red button at the top. After activation, press the small button at the bottom of the screen to select the suction mode.

Tip accessories

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Now that the tip is mentioned, let’s talk about a few new accessories that are released together with the V12. The first one is of course the “Detect” part of the Dyson V12 Detect Slim, which refers to a new multi-purpose soft tip, which is equipped with a “laser” deep detection function. In terms of design, Dyson is equipped with a green laser diode on the right front end of the tip, which illuminates the floor with up to 500 lumens of green laser light at a height of 7.3mm from the ground at an angle of 1.5 degrees, and The width is 25cm which is just the same as the tip. In Dyson’s words, “make the shadow of dust contrast sharply with the ground.”

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In terms of ordinary people, the green laser light can not only brighten the dust on the ground, but also improve the color, especially the dust that is similar to the floor color has become more prominent. This feature is exactly different from the general LED fill light. Of course, the safety level of this laser light is the highest level 1, so there is no need to worry about accidents when it is directly shot into the eyes.

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Next comes the good news from long-haired friends: “Tangle-free tapered nozzle”, which is an upgraded version of the “mini electric nozzle” used to suck mattresses in the past. The same is a suction head with its own small motor, but its shape is added with a cone-shaped “Archimedes screw pump” design, so that the hair will no longer be tightly wrapped around the suction head, but will move toward the tip. , And finally thrown into the dust collector! It is a very interesting and practical design, and also has a transparent shell, so that everyone can see the healing (?) moment when the hair is driven away.

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Finally, there is a common feature of all accessories, that is, the dust collector, brush strip, filter screen and other parts have become tool-free removal, and the dirtiest brush strip and filter screen can be washed with water. In this way, after the general cleaning, the entire V12 can be disassembled and cleaned, and the garbage can be sorted out thoroughly.

Actual measurement (real dirt, enter carefully)

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Well, finally enter the real cleaning part. The first to appear on the stage is also the multi-purpose soft-bristled suction head. After turning on the laser light switch on the suction head, press the vacuum cleaner switch again, and you will see a green light hitting the floor in front of the suction head, and you will see it at the same time. Dust, hair, etc. have a strong shadow effect, and they will be sucked away intuitively. Because the editor’s house happens to have wooden floors and tiles, you can see that laser light has a significant effect on these two common home floor materials, especially near the corners, where the dust is even more. Obviously.

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However, the disadvantage of laser light is also obvious, that is, if the ambient light is very bright, the 500 lumens of green light may also be overshadowed. So I don’t know if it’s a good thing. The editor is not in the direct sunlight. The laser light can still be seen in most places, but when it is close to the window, the effect will be reduced a lot.

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“Tangle-free tapered tip” can be said to be my favorite tip in this review. Because the bed often has hair, whether it is a human or a furry child, in the past, when using a mini electric suction head, long hair was always tightly entangled with the brush, and it was difficult to remove. After switching to this non-tangled tapered tip, the use is the same as the previous one. It can suck up dust and hair from the bed and sofa, but after use, there is no hair entangled on it, which is very clean.

In terms of the overall sense of use, the V12 is indeed lighter and more comfortable to operate than our own V10; the smaller dust bin is actually just enough to complete an ordinary cleaning. What’s more interesting is that although in terms of data, the Hyperdymium motor used in the V12 can provide 150AW of suction, which is more powerful than the 130AW of the previous generation of digital motors used in the V10, but the volume of the ears seems to be lower and more diffuse, not like electricity. Drill-like high-frequency sound. The editor used the decibel meter of Apple Watch to measure and found that the numbers are similar (Eco: 77dB / Max: 85B), so it also proves that Dyson has worked hard on acoustic engineering for comfort.

in conclusion

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For editors who have been satisfied with V10’s large suction power and large dust cans, even if they see the new version of V11, the lighter Digital Slim, and the newly designed Omni gilde, they are actually not moved. However, the comprehensive upgrade of V12 is deeply fascinating because it has obvious upgrades in the user experience, rather than sacrifices in other places because of a new feature.

Cross-generation upgrades like Dyson are a bit like the difference between V10 and V8 when it first came out, or do you want loyal users to have enough time to save money to buy it? The pricing of the Dyson V12 is also close to that of the previous generation V11, and the attractiveness is also quite good.

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