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Dyson Ball Multi Floor Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Iron/Purple - Corded
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- The Dyson Ball Compact Animal Upright is identical to the Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright. It has a new name, but no change has been made to the item.
- Most advanced cleaner head technology from Dyson, engineered for increased dirt pick-up across all floors
- 2 Tier Radial cyclones capture more microscopic particle, no bag, no loss of suction
- Ultra-lightweight and durable, weighs just 11.6 lbs. Cord Length = 25 ft.
- 5 year warranty, parts and labor
- 5 year parts & labor warranty when purchased from an authorized reseller
- Most advanced cleaner head technology from Dyson, engineered for increased dirt pick-up across all floors
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|Color||Purple||Iron / Yellow||Purple / Iron||Nickel||Blue / Iron|
|Item Dimensions||10.1 x 10.3 x 24.2 in||13.4 x 42.4 x 15.4 in||13.4 x 43.3 x 17.2 in||13.4 x 43.3 x 17.2 in||13.4 x 42.4 x 15.4 in|
|Item Weight||11.6 lbs||17.3 lbs||19.18 lbs||19.18 lbs||17.33 lbs|
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I spent the last three or four months unable to decide between the DC41 and the DC50. I knew the DC41 would be closest to what I had, so it would be an easy upgrade for me. But I really liked a few of the features of the DC50, such as the new brush style with the motor inside of the brush bar as opposed to using a belt, or the self adjusting plate around the brush head, and even the twin layer of the cyclone jets. The fact that it was so much lighter also would not hurt, since then I could start getting my 10 year old more involved with vacuuming as well, maybe as a new chore for him.
But I just couldn't wrap my head around the low air watts. Now I know that the motor isn't the only thing involved, and that there's a LOT of components also involved in making a vacuum work well, but I just couldn't get over the HUGE difference between this and the DC41, which has like twice the air watts of this one. Even my nearly 6 year old DC25 had a large percentage higher. But the reviews were pretty solid, so I hoped I wouldn't be disappointed regardless of which one I chose.
Over Thanksgiving in 2013 here, Dyson had a 25% off sale. So I figured now was my chance to move, since I had a large gift card from the local brick and mortar here, and between that and the Dyson sale, I would end up only paying $125 out of pocket for a new DC50. Since I'd have 45 days to make up my mind and return if I wanted, there was no reason to put it off anymore, and I made the purchase.
I had spent a few times looking at this in the store, but I kept thinking "Too small" since the canister has seriously less capacity than my DC25 and even more disparity between this and the DC41. Every week or two I'd go look again, but seeing this next to the DC41 just made it seem too much of a toy and I'd go home again to do more research and reading. But I only have myself and my 10 year old son here, no pets, and in a single story ranch house, I didn't think the capacity really needed to come into play for my decision.
Got it delivered, opened it up, and assembly was about a minute's worth of work. Doesn't get much easier. Prior to the delivery today, I vacuumed half my great room and the entire hallway all the way across the house to my bedroom door with the DC25. It did it's normal great job, and I packed it up and took it to my mom's house. She didn't know she was getting it today, so she had just also vacuumed her condo with her Bissel healthy home vacuum. So I thought this would be a good time to demonstrate the difference, and as she vacuumed just one room where she had just vacuumed less than an hour earlier, she was shocked at the difference between them, and how much the DC25 picked up.
I was hoping for a similar happy result with my own testing, since I was not home at all after vacuuming and getting the DC50 delivery. So I vacuumed the exact same thing I had just gone over with the more powerful DC25, and was shocked at how much it picked up. Even more shocking, about 5 years ago I tried one of those sprinkle on carpet cleaning / deodorizing powders that I later learned you are not supposed to use with a Dyson. And it's been years since I saw any residue of that powder in my Dyson's canister, but I had quite a bit of it in the DC50, 5 years later.
I was so thrilled I ran to my mom's house, to vacuum the same room she vacuumed earlier with hers, then again with the DC25, and with the DC50 I had again the same result, picked up a great deal of things left there by BOTH the other vacuums.
It's LIGHT. Such a difference from the DC25 and I'd imagine even more so from the DC41. And it's a LOT quieter than I had anticipated. It's almost a two tone sound, one from the main motor, and you get another tone then from the digital motor inside the brush head.
It looks almost ridiculous when it's compacted with the handle recessed for storage, almost like a toy. I've read in here where people say it feels cheap, but it doesn't feel at ALL cheap to me. While I was debating between the two Dyson vacuums, I actually defected to Eureka, because of all the information about their new Airspeed Ultra model. I picked that up from the same brick and mortar, unboxed it, assembled it, vacuumed for a few minutes, then put it back in the box and returned it because it was the absolute most flimsy piece of plastic I ever felt for a vacuum cleaner, and it's canister wouldn't even LOCK IN PLACE for me, so the suction was horrible due to the leakage around the join of the airhose and canister. So for anyone who thinks this feels flimsy and cheap, please go to a local brick and mortar and check out those Eureka Airspeed models, and you may be shocked.
The only downside on this for me could possibly be the hose, since it IS considerably shorter than the DC41's and the DC25's. But I almost never used the hose on the old one, just occasionally for baseboard work or to clean the dust of the ceiling fans. This easily reaches both of those positions, so that's about all I need. But if YOU need to leave this sitting at the bottom of a stairway and want to use the hose and wand and attachments to do the stairs, then go with the DC41.
It's highly maneuverable, and very sturdy. I was a bit nervous about the parking wheels on the back, since I was used to the DC25's release plate you pushed with your foot to unlock it as you tilted it back, so I wasn't sure how well these would work compared to those. But it worked fine, I've never had a failure either releasing them as I bring it down, or locking back in place when I return the vacuum upright.
So if you're like me and had an earlier model, and were torn between the newer technology on the DC50 but were worried it wouldn't perform well because of the lower Air Watt numbers, don't be. I scoured the internet trying to find examples of someone who upgraded to one from a DC25 and I couldn't find anything useful. So I knew I needed to put this review up so maybe someone else in the same boat as me with the same questions could find it in a search.
As I said, this is my third Dyson vac, the first being the original DC01, then the DC25. While I'm thrilled it only cost me a hundred and a quarter out of pocket, I would've been more than satisfied with it had I paid full retail like I did with the others. Especially after the Eureka Airspeed Ultra debacle, because that really proved to me just HOW MUCH of a difference that extra money makes.
I know there are haters out there, but at least for me, nothing beats the combination of cleaning power and versatility. I've never had any other vac that was this easy to get the hose and wand in use, and quickly emptying the bin. I just love their technology after having used other brands.
The capacity may be an issue for people with large houses and pets or people with long hair who live there - but that's what the DC41 is designed for anyway. But if you are hesitating because of the Air Watt numbers like I was, you really won't be disappointed.
Overall I really like this vacuum and it could have been 5 stars. Except for one incredibly strange design decision. The handle retracts for storage to make it smaller. That sounds like a great idea in theory. Here's the problem: they accomplished this by making the top half of the handle out of a semi-circular, thin piece of plastic that can slide down into the lower half. Well a semi-circle doesn't have good rigidity in a twisting motion. But a twist of the handle is precisely what is needed to steer the head of the vacuum on it's ball. Given that this is one of the big features that Dyson advertises I feel like its pretty important. In the attached photo you can see the design I am describing. The central tube is the attachment tube and offers no support. It is only the outer shroud.
The flex in the handle first of all makes the vacuum feel extremely cheaply made. I have no doubt the important bits are sturdy and will last a long time, but the feel just isn't there for a premium product. More importantly, however, I find it actually detracts from the functionality of the vacuum to an extent: I find that the handle will twist a bit before the vacuum head moves at all, then once the friction on the head lets go it overshoots the position I was going for due to the built up pressure from the twist. Difficult to explain but it really make the turning of the vacuum far less precise.
A less significant nitpick with the same aspect of the design is the fact that the handle doesn't lock downward. Meaning you cannot pick up the vacuum with the handle when retracted or the handle just pulls up. That might have been nice. Instead they include a second handle on the dust bin to pick up the vacuum. Works OK, but not as ideal in my opinion.
It does do a great job of actually vacuuming so I'm still giving it three stars. It would be a 5 star review if the unit were cheaper, but I feel like for the price I can reasonably have higher expectations.
The dust bin is a bit on the small side, but it IS the compact version of the Dyson so I don't actually feel thats a con, just something to be aware of. It works great for a sweep of our entire apartment. Bear in mind we have a couple cats so it ends up picking up a lot of cat hair and fills up quickly.
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