Dyson Root 6 in the Test Lab

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Product: Dyson Root 6 Handheld Designer: Dyson Price: $150

We had to have it. There was some excitement in the comments of a recent H+H Roundup that announced the Root 6 Handheld. At that time, "the only handheld that doesn't lose suction" was only available direct from Dyson. With a little research we knew Target would stock them in November...
We made a special trip when a friend told us it was on the shelves! Initially, we were worried about the 6-minute limit on charges, but the apartment is so small it only takes about 4 minutes to hit all the trouble spots.

Pros

  • Size: Intial images reminded us of gigantic leaf blowers. In reality, it was so small in the box that we almost missed it on the bottom shelf at Target.
  • Strong: It is so more advanced than a dustbuster.
  • It's Oh-so Quiet! Kind of hums.
  • It doesn't lose suction: it is full-power or no power...none of that slowly dying...

Cons

  • Clunky-looking
  • Clear Dustbin=gross!
  • It's Ugly: Where to hide it while it's charging?
  • Trigger: Easy to push really hard—but care instructions warn against this.
  • and finally, it still scares the dog.

People love or hate Dyson. Check out Dyson Ball in the Test Lab. Anyone else have experience with the Root 6? —aaron

(Re-Edited from 11.20.06)-JR

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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