Dyson Root 6 Handheld Vacuum

Dyson Root 6 Handheld Vacuum

Apr 2, 2007

A dust buster on steroids is what comes to mind when we see the Dyson Root 6 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner.

We'd read about the Dyson Root 6 in Wired magazine, and saw it again in the GeekBrief.tv Gadget Organizer video we featured this morning, so we wanted to read more about this for ourselves--and at $149.99, we're figuring that's some pretty good suction. Of course, the best would be to experience it ourselves, but after these reviews, we don't think that's necessary...

On Amazon.com, it rates 3.5 stars...which seems pretty amazing after all of the reviews complaining about the short-lived battery (5-10 minutes, according to reviewers), on a 3-hour charge. One reviewer said he couldn't believe that his old Black & Decker had far better battery life.

Dyson.com notes that you can empty the large-item canister with just the touch of a button and the attachments are built-in. But the Wired magazine review also noted that the roar of the motor puts it on-par with a shop vac 5 times its size.

It might not loose suction, but the noise of its 6-minutes of function will probably make you regret this purchase from the first use, despite it's Dyson good looks.

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