• New-Tech Home Help Health-Lifestyle
  • Mr Steven Right |
  • 20/06/2017.

All robotic vacuum cleaners are designed to achieve one thing: clean dirt from all surfaces independently. The Dyson 360 Eye is one of such vacuum cleaners that has been in the market for more than 10 years, and has returned with remarkable updates. Even though it didn’t address much of the inherent issues associated with its use, the Dyson 360 Eye vacuum cleaner boasts to be the first vacuum cleaner that was recommended to users and one of the earliest to hit the vacuum cleaner market.

PROS

  • Motorized brush and combined suction power makes it efficient in cleaning pet hairs on carpets and bare floors.
  • Scheduled cleaning means you can have task done while not at home, at any given time and date.
  • Uses the most technologically advanced and highly reliable navigational system that is unmatched by any vacuum.
  • Docking station doesn’t occupy too much space.

CONS

  • Too tall—meaning it won’t fit in well under most furniture.
  • Battery lifetime is too short compared to others like the AirCraft PILOT MAX.

Overview

Dyson 360 Eye Vacuum Cleaner is a robotic cleaner known to the US home appliance market. The Dyson’s squat bot-like cylinder was first announced in 2014 and launched as a consumer product in Japan in 2015. As at this time, most homes in North America were just getting familiar with Dyson’s entrance into the world of robotics, but the experience grew with remarkable speed and efficiency in the coming years, which is now.

The Dyson 360 Eye Vacuum Cleaner is unsurprisingly a breathtaking design that doesn’t look like most of the popular models in the market. In appearance, it doesn’t at all resemble any of the circular shape vacuum cleaners we are seeing in the market today.

In terms of height, the Dyson is almost double than the popular vacuum cleaners like the Neato or Roomba vacuum, which limits its ability to clean under chair or furniture surfaces.

But overall, how does it function? This is what we aim to see in this review.

Conclusion

Total score

8.5

For pure and excellent cleaning performance, the Dyson 360 Eye Vacuum Cleaner is king of tasks, and when you consider the spec sheet, nothing beats the 360. The only thing that people complain about the vacuum is the high price. But, what else do you expect from such a high-quality product? The navigation (360 vision) system is the greatest thing about this vacuum cleaner, which makes it a must have for all robot-vac enthusiasts.

Dyson Features at A Glance

• It features a highly innovative navigation system, which the company calls “the 360-degree vision”.

• It incorporates the D2 digital motor visible inside the DC44 and DC35.

• It makes use of similar radial root cyclone technology that comes with all their vacuums.

• It comes with Wi-Fi connection capability (made possible by the Dyson link app—suitable for android and iOS).

• The Dyson 360 Eye cleaner uses tank tracks (instead of wheels), which provide improved traction and climbing on carpets and rugs.

What to Expect from the Dyson 360 Cleaner

Just like with every other Dyson vacuum cleaners, expect the 360 to be a well-framed product. Right from the smooth and excellent chrome-like design to the tablet-like charging added port of the 360 showcases top quality. Going by beautiful and excellent design alone, there is nothing that you wouldn’t like about this vacuum.

It is noteworthy that the Dyson 360 is a tall robotic vacuum cleaner. It is about 2 inches taller compared to the Roomba and the company’s representative contend that this height is the lowest they can attain, because they need to incorporate the dust bin and the cyclonic filtration system. No doubt, this is one of the best and high quality of all bag-less vacuums considering the ability to capture fine microscopic dirt.

The V2 motor found in older series of Dyson are used by engineers to provide decent suction. These motors are, the DC44 and DC35. Although this won’t match up to the sheer power of the Upright if we are to compare, no other robovacs comes close to the Dyson 360 Eye.

Top View Angle

If you from the top look down below, you will discover that the vacuum’s opening runs over the whole width while using the exact motorised brush that forms part of old cordless DC-series vacuums. So more or less, expect similar performance.

Bottom View Angle

If it’s your first time of seeing the 360 from the bottom view point, you will think it is a Mac Book Pro. But, in reality, it is an A4 sized device that acts as the charging base for the Dyson 360 Eye. Charging the vacuum will take less than 3 hours.

Another great feature of the Dyson 360 Eye that sets it apart from a host of other vacuums is the mechanism that moves it around. Instead of making use of the standard rubber wheels, the 360 is supplied with tank tracks that generate more traction helping the robotic vacuum to climb a thicker pile of carpets better than most vacuum cleaners out there.

Navigation

One area in which the Dyson is held to be king above its competitors like Neato and Roomba, is in the navigation system. Dyson incorporates a camera installed at the vacuum’s centre, which makes it able to see 360 degrees; hence, the moniker, “360 vision.” According to Dyson, the navigation system uses complex mathematics, probability, geometry, and trigonometry theory to navigate within and around the home.

Furthermore, the system comes with S.L.A.M that helps in stitching together a consistent view of 360 degrees of the cleaning areas. There is a camera installed at the top which assists in identifying areas that have been cleaned and those that are left to clean.

By the navigation system, the Dyson 360 Eye has the potential to clean faster and efficiently with fewer scratches and bumps on your furniture when compared to the Roomba.

Wi-Fi and Smartphone App

Dyson goes revolutionary by ditching traditional means of control for a highly-developed application aimed at controlling the robot. To connect the robot and the app, you will have to first login into the robot’s own secure Wi-Fi Network, with a password that is boldly printed on the manual.

Some reviewers have noted that at this initial stage, some connection issues are experienced when trying to login to the robot. However, we have discovered that restarting the app should resolve such a problem in most cases.

Once you have successfully connected the app, you can schedule cleaning task for the vacuum cleaner at your own time and pace. The app will help you to view and clarify the area being cleaned by the robot. Lastly, you can also use the app to stop and restart the robotic cleaner even while at work.

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