Handy and com­pact vac­uum cleaner

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HOME & LIVING -

RIS­ING pop­u­la­tions, ur­ban liv­ing and less space have re­sulted in us liv­ing in more com­pact spa­ces while busy life­styles leave us lit­tle time to spare.

Mak­ing the most of ev­ery inch and ev­ery minute are key to com­pact liv­ing.

It is not just about how you fur­nish your home, keep­ing a small space clean and tidy can help to cre­ate a more wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

For Bri­tish tech­nol­ogy com­pany Dyson, de­vel­op­ing so­lu­tions for smaller spa­ces is a core part of its £1.5mil (RM8mil) a week re­search and de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme.

James Dyson, founder and in­ven­tor of the bag­less vac­uum cleaner and blade­less fan, notes that “global at­ti­tudes to tech­nol­ogy are start­ing to change. Peo­ple want bet­ter tech­nol­ogy. Tech­nol­ogy that makes their lives eas­ier and all in more com­pact, en­ergy ef­fi­cient forms”.

The tech­nol­ogy en­tre­pre­neur chal­lenged his 1,500-strong engineering team to find a so­lu­tion.

The re­sult was a cord­less vac­uum cleaner – the Dyson Dig­i­tal Slim. It lives up to its name: the slen­der de­sign and wall-mounted charg­ing dock mean it can be eas­ily at­tached to the wall or in a cup­board in your home, ready to go at a mo­ment’s no­tice – per­fect for quick clean-ups.

Some con­ven­tional cord­less vac­uum clean­ers put the heavy com­po­nents – the mo­tor, the bat­tery – at the base of the ma­chine re­strict­ing it to floor clean­ing. But in a small space, ver­sa­til­ity is key. The se­cret be­hind the DC44 is the Dyson dig­i­tal mo­tor – half the size of con­ven­tional mo­tors with twice the power.

It is con­trolled by a mi­cro­pro­ces­sor that makes 6,000 de­ci­sions a sec­ond to op­ti­mise per­for­mance.

This is a minia­ture rev­o­lu­tion. With the tiny mo­tor, the ma­chine weighs in at just 2.3kg.

By putting th­ese com­po­nents in the palm of your hand, the ma­chine be­comes easy to lift for clean­ing on high ar­eas as well as floor.

Whether it is cob­webs from the ceil­ing, clean­ing the air con­di­tion­ing vents or get­ting crumbs off the sofa, the DC44 adapts to the job.

When space and time are at a pre­mium, items in the home must have sev­eral func­tions. The DC44 is no ex­cep­tion. The wand de­taches and there is a range of ac­ces­sories giv­ing you a hand­held cleaner that is per­fect for so­fas, cur­tains and other hard-to-reach spa­ces.

With no cord to plug in, you can get right to the task at hand.

Com­pact should not mean com­pro­mise. The DC44 has the same patented Root Cy­clone tech­nol­ogy as full-sized Dyson ma­chines.

Dyson’s cy­clone tech­nol­ogy does not rely on bags or fil­ters to sep­a­rate dirt from the air­flow.

In­stead it uses cen­trifu­gal force to spin dust and dirt out of the air­flow. No bulky vac­uum cleaner, no more bags to buy and store and no loss of suc­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion on stores or ma­chines, visit www.dyson.my

Clean­ing high or low spots is easy with the DC44.

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