Dyson carved they represent a fairly unique niche at the top of the home appliance industry. The company has a long history of turning plebeian products – air purifiers, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners – into excellent, prestigious items with insane prices that always have better performance than advertised.
Every year I wonder if this is going to be the year Dyson skips the shark, and we all realize at the same time that it’s completely insane spend up to $ 700 on one of the company’s vacuum cleaners. I must have thought that this would be Omni-glide, the company’s latest rod vacuum cleaner. The basic premise is absurd. The name describes a vacuum that can be pushed in any direction and is primarily used for hardwood floors.
But as far as I knew, everything vacuum cleaners go in all directions. Is not it? And I already use all Dyson hardwood vacuum cleaners.
Well, grease my ass and call me a cookie, because the Omni-slider quickly became my favorite Dyson machine. Even compared to Dyson’s previous vacuum cleaners, I had no idea that a floor vacuum cleaner could be this lightweight, manageable, and useful for collecting the complete destruction that can result from serving my kids berry fruit cakes for a snack. Damn it, Dyson, you did it again.
I currently have an Omni-glide plugged in next to the Dyson V15 Detect, which is the latest cordless vacuum cleaner in Dyson’s popular V-Series line. The V-Series is already quite light and small, but the Omni-glide is about half the size of it. He is 3.5 feet tall and weighs 4 pounds.
The style you operate the Omni-slider is distinctive and clever. Every other cordless vacuum cleaner I’ve tried uses a trigger that you activate with a pointer, much like spraying a water gun on your floor.
However, the Omni-slider turns on with a button on the handle. Then hold the handle like a stick. This design also uses a unique, swivel head. The neck is a long, flexible, leaning spring that can rotate a full 360 degrees. At the bottom of the vacuum, the head has two soft rollers and four tiny wheels that also allow the head to rotate in any direction.
The difference between using an Omni-glide and a regular cordless cordless vacuum cleaner is like switching from a two-wheeled to one-on-four carrying case. Instead of awkwardly making a 10-point turn to maneuver with you into the airport bathroom cabin, you can easily push it to slide in front of you.
Of course, since the Omni-slider is much smaller than the average vacuum, that means both the battery and the dust bin are smaller. It has an incredibly tiny tank with a capacity of 0.05 liters; for comparison, the still very slender V15 has a bucket capacity of 0.2 gallons, which is four times larger. I felt that the small size of the bucket was not a problem, as my house was mostly covered with carpets and I mostly used the Omni-sliding part to tidy up the kitchen and dining area after meals. This should be considered though if all your floors are hardwood.
Battery life is a miserable 20 minutes. I was able to test this by accident because we recently moved into a new house and didn’t realize that one particular wall outlet in our new home wasn’t working. I only found out that the Omni-glide didn’t fill up when he died after taking it after meals for several days in a row.
Since then I have found the correct socket and it charges whenever it is plugged in. Surprisingly, I have never had to use it for a full 20 minutes since. When the vacuum is so easy to operate, don’t waste precious time throwing it in the right place next to a chair, under a table, or in a corner.