Dyson DC18 “Slim”- 04.23.07
The Dyson DC18 “Slim” - there are so many design details that don’t get done justice in the usual pics… so here’s an overdose to get you up close and personal with the designer vacuum has changed the way i clean (disclaimer: i hate cleaning, dyson’s gone and made it FUN). And read this last post for why Dysons are THE vacuums for the FPS gamers, gadget geeks, ghostbusters’ fans, and sci-fi lovers.
(you can click on most of these pics to see larger)
The Unboxing - impressive packaging design in that it unfolded open so nicely
The clear canister - as i said in the previous post, its a lot like a ghostbuster’s ghost trap. There’s something terribly satisfying about seeing how much dirt you’ve sucked up… or it might backfire and make you realize how dirty the cleanest room really is.
Where’s that gun extension come from? Well basically, when you extend the thin silver rod from the handle (it hides in the tube) that final click releases it. As soon as you clip the handle back in (if the vacuum is on) the bottom section goes back to sucking instead of the gun. [Also note their great “big red button” - the type that you can’t resist pushing]
I love the way the kickstand works on this Slim - its so elegant. You step down, tilt back, and by the time you lean it back up to vacuum it snaps up. When you stand it back upright, it comes down. Here’s a quick little video i made of how it works.
Bottom line: The Dyson DC 18 “Slim” - is my vacuum of choice. As someone not all that big on cleaning, but loves gadgets, great design (their attention to detail alone should make you swoon a little, no? and that font!)… as well as the satisfaction of getting to see all the dirt and dust collect up in the canister as you wield your giant gun of a vacuum around the house. Cleaning has never been more fun. Nor did i ever think there would be a vacuum i’d really be ok with leaving out when guests came by. My only issue with this gorgeous vacuum? The cord. When you wrap it up, the ending has the usual molding to clip on to the wrapped bundle, and it always seems to end RIGHT by the section you wrap around, we tried wrapping it normally (in a loop), in figure eights, and still never fit quite perfectly. But still a huge fan, and i’m impressed with how much dirt it found in what i thought was a rather clean carpeted room.