Dyson DC16 Root 6 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
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- Bagless handheld vacuum cleaner with Root Cyclone technology
- Twice the suction of other handhelds; recharges 3 times faster
- Cordless; picks up large debris; 1-touch cup-emptying system
- Battery charger, crevice tool, and combination accessory tool included
- Measures 4-2/7 by 18-2/7 by 8-8/9 inches; 2-year warranty
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This otherwise great tool is deeply flawed for running only five minutes. It's really a shame Dyson released this product with such a short battery-operated running time.
(a) It's a great vacuum. It fills the niche that I was hoping it would fill perfectly: I want to vacuum something small or far away from an outlet, and I don't feel like fetching and plugging in the upright. Suction is great, the tools are great, the canister is great, etc. 5 out of 5 stars for the vacuum.
(b) The battery life is ridiculous. I got 5 minutes of hard vacuuming. The way the charger is designed, it wouldn't even be that easy to keep a spare battery, because the actual charging contacts are on the handheld itself. Come on, Dyson, lithium batteries aren't even that heavy! You could have doubled the power with no problem. You could have designed a backup charger like all the cordless power tools have. 0 out of 5 stars for battery/charger design.
I give it 4 stars overall, despite the battery issue, because I don't ever plan on using this thing for big cleaning jobs. If it's bigger than a 5 minute job, I'll just use the upright anyway. As a light, effective portable that's easy to grab for a specific job, this vacuum is very good.
I'm so sorry to be wrong.
First off, having to press the button continuously to make it work is a pain. And speaking of pain, the Root is so heavy and unbalanced - all the weight is in the back which puts a lot of strain on your wrist. I haven't noticed any difference in suction to a Dustbuster, but then again, I don't suck up bowling balls. A Dustbuster picks up lint and cat litter just as well.
Save your money - this Dyson ain't worth it.
It simply has terrible battery life, in fact its worse than my old Black & Decker products from five years ago. I think it lasts about FIVE MINUTES, even if that. In this age of iPods with 24 hour batteries and mobile phones that last over a week, you would think Dyson would have at least develop a battery that could last an average house cleaning of say one hour.
Shame Dyson, shame.
Okay, here is my review . . . I purchased, along with the Dyson, the top-of-the-line Black & Decker for $65, and a lower version for $20. The more expensive B & D worked better than the $20 model (naturally), but, both were COMPLETELY blown away by the Dyson. In addition, the Dyson's long, skinny nozzle gets behind (and under) so many things, it is truly indispensible. Another thing to note, my $65 model says it takes 21 Hours, TWENTY-ONE HOURS!! to charge -- now, even if I got the 20-30 minutes out of this machine, lets see --- 24 hours, divided by 3 is 8, times 6 minutes --- is 48 minutes of time, versus 30 minutes of the other---- okay, so Dyson still wins, by 18 minutes! ;-) . . . Another consideration, it picks up TWICE as much, TWICE as fast -- so, that 6 Minutes, is like 12 minutes with my $65 model--- which really gives my Dyson 96 Minutes, to the Black & Decker's 30 -- So THERE! The ROOT 6 WINS!!! :-)
I really like the trigger hold -- it only requires a light touch, and is a part of the grasp, so that, it is precisely where you would have placed your finger anyway! The weight is EXCELLENT -- compared to the other 2 Black & Deckers I tested, it weighs about the same as the $65 model, but is balanced so much better, that it feels to weigh about a third less -- so impressive!Read more ›
One of the reviewers mentioned Bed Bath & Beyond's liberal return policy, and I had a 20% off Linens n Things coupon, which B3 honors (sorry Amazon) so I picked up a DC16. Charged it up and revacuumed the same space that I had just done with the B&D. It took 1/10 the time to clean the rugs well, and, like another reviewer noted, it was embarrassing how much extra dust and fur the Dyson picked up.
I think the hold and vac button is smart, because it's easy to release to save battery time while moving from spot to spot or changing attachments. I'm 64 and didn't find the pressure required or weight of the vacuum a problem. Emptying the dust chamber is so much easier than cleaning the B&D. Granted, the release button is a bit tight, but I think there's a technique to releasing and reclosing that I'll figure out.
As for the 6 minutes, I was running out of things to do. I was about to start vacuuming my socks just to run down the battery. Decided to give up instead. I have a 24' motorhome with cloth walls, which also need the Himalayan cat's fur vacuumed off now and then.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After purchasing a after market battery it lasted 15 minutes. It's used a least three times a day. After three years the motor gave out caused buy dropping it and cracking the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Regan
Great vacuum, when it works. Battery life is lacking. After owning it for a few years the battery just won't hold a charge. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Chuck D
this was a product that i had purchased for my mother for a gift and i believe it came incomplete without attachments and even didn't have a chargerPublished 11 months ago by ali mamaghani
I just got mine put it together and did a lot of cleaning in spots I couldn't get at .The car is vacuumed and kitchen,bath laundry room and even managed to do the bathroom. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lovelivinginthelight
Works great. For a few seconds. Great looking terrible working. Have replaced battery xxx. They say never loses suction. Read morePublished 14 months ago by drj
Best handheld vacuum ever! Sure it only lasts 6 minutes but in that six minutes it will try to suck the skin off your hand if you get to close. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Smicker Smacker
My father has used this for his business everyday for the last 4 years and has never let him down. Very cool vacuum cleaner. True it is expensive, but you get what you pay for.Published 19 months ago by Michael Benevento II