So we recently got a dog, a German Shepard puppy that sheds and brings in dirt all the time. I would say that the amount of dirt and debris in the house has increased ten fold because of this dog. The Vacuum we had just didn’t cut it so when Dyson asked me if I wanted to give the brand new Dyson Ball Animal a test drive I said yes right away. SO they sent out a sample right around the holidays and we’ve been vacuuming. But first let me tell you about assembly. My husband put the Dyson Ball Animal together and I watched him as he easily put it all together. His only complaint was he couldn’t figure out where to put all the attachments. So assembly was easy.
The latest Dyson upright vacuum boasts powerful suction to remove dirt and microscopic dust. It self-adjusts to seal in suction across carpets and hard floors. The ball enables the machine to turn on a dime, making it easy to steer around furniture and other obstacles. An instant-release high-reach wand allows for quick cleaning up high. Ball Animal comes with the Tangle-free Turbine tool, so you can remove human and pet hair alike without tangling. It also features a new tool—the multi-angle brush, which twists into different positions for easy high-reach cleaning.
It sucks up quite a bit of hair. I wish I had taken a picture, I’m probably going to have to take a picture of this and show it to you anyway. Here is the dog rug…well it’s not the dog rug it’s our living room rug so the coffee table doesn’t scratch the wood floor. The picture I didn’t show you was the first time we used the Ball on it, this is the second time, about two weeks after the first time, so plenty of time for dog hair and dirt to settle in. LOOK at the difference.
RUG AFTER ….and the guilty party couldn’t even wait for me to take a photo before she laid on it again.
· Radial Root Cyclone™ technology: Designed to maximize power. A mesh shroud helps separate large debris, with inner cyclones generating powerful centrifugal forces. Every angle of each airway is honed to ensure microscopic particles like pollen and mold are separated from the airflow.
· Testing: Dyson upright vacuums are subjected to 550 tests over 50,000 hours. During development a Dyson vacuum will be dropped onto a hard floor 5,318 times. It will run 847 miles on a turntable rig; nearly the equivalent of a trip from Chicago to New York City.
· Patents: There are currently 304 patents and 481 pending patent applications worldwide relating to technology used in the Dyson Ball™ range of vacuum cleaners.
· Maneuverability: In addition to the motor and filter, ducting, valves and the stand have been engineered into the ball, making it even easier to turn the tightest of corners.
· Price: $499.99
Now I also need to explain to you how LONG the handheld piece is. It took me a bit, actually I had to find a video on-line to figure it out. But once I did I was like holy cow how did they get that much tubing into such a small area? WOW, it’s quite impressive. So here is where you will find the hose/wand.
This cap flips up and then you will find a red handle that you can lift up.
Then I was able to go almost all the way to the top of the stairs, if I put the vacuum on the first landing I could go all the way to the top of the stairs.
It’s nice and long.
Overall, other than not knowing where to put the attachments or how to get the wand out, I love it. The wand is super long and does an amazing job on my stairs. The dog hair and allergens are gone, well until the dog goes outside again. She’s quite the sheddar, I mean Sheppard. It’s a vacuum that can stand up to the dog. So thank you Dyson for allowing us to spend some time with this great vacuum.