There are many chores in life that can be described as mundane, and if there were ever a top 10 chart for these, vacuuming would be in the top three. In addition to being mundane and repetitive, vacuuming can be quite challenging. The machines are bulky, hard to haul around, and many of them cannot reach many of the nooks and crannies where dirt collects.
The handheld vacuum promises to change all that, and when it comes to handheld vacuums, there are few that can compare to the Dyson V6 Trigger. Dyson has been making quality vacuum cleaners for years, and the V6 Trigger promises to keep up the company’s high standards.
It started out life as the Dyson DC58, but after a rebranding exercise, the Dyson V6 was born. Although the V6 trigger is at the lower end of Dyson’s range of vacuum cleaners, it is still an exceptional piece of kit that every car owner should have, not only for their car, but for everything else as well.
Lightweight and Powerful
The Dyson V6 is a compact, ultra-lightweight, cordless handheld vacuum cleaner that comes with one of the most powerful motors you can get in a vacuum of its class. The 350-Watt high-speed motor is an engineering marvel that comes with two power levels and spins almost three times faster than standard vacuum motors. This allows the vacuum to generate 28 air watts in standard mode and a massive 100 air watts in max power mode.
This incredible suction can be attributed to the two-tier radical cyclone system that helps to increase the airflow into the machine. The 15 cyclones are arranged in two tiers, which allows the V6 Trigger to pick up almost anything, from fine dust particles and pet hair to larger debris like cereal and caked mud. Thanks to this brilliant design, the suction on the V6 trigger is maintained for longer than many of its competitors.
Long Lasting Battery
The re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt rechargeable battery helps to keep the vacuum running for 20 minutes on standard mode, giving you the time to work at your leisure. However, if you would like to do some more thorough cleaning using the max power mode, your time will be cut down drastically as the battery can only handle it for about 6 minutes. On the positive side, the V6 trigger’s battery does not take long to recharge fully, and you will only have to wait an hour before you can use it again.
Cleaning with this vacuum is made even easier thanks to its ergonomic design. It was literally made to fit into the palm of your hands, and the fact that it weighs only four pounds means that you will not experience any fatigue from holding it for too long. The designers of the V6 trigger tried as much as possible to move this weight closer to the back of the machine to give it a better balance, therefore reducing the risk of wrist injuries.
Durable and Easy to Clean
The dust and dirt that you collect while cleaning your vehicle with the V6 trigger is stored in a see through canister that can be emptied at the touch of a button. This ensures that you do not have to touch anything while you are cleaning your vacuum, making it more hygienic than other vacuum cleaners on the market.
One of the best things about this vacuum though is its durability. It is made from the same materials that police riot shields and vehicle crash helmets are made from. This makes it much tougher than it looks, and you will find it extremely difficult to break this unit. In addition, should anything fail, the V6 trigger comes with a two-year warranty that includes parts and labor. The Dyson customer service team is excellent, and will be there to walk you through any problems you may encounter.
This vacuum may have some fantastic qualities, but there are negative qualities about it that are hard to ignore. For instance, Dyson do not supply the V6 trigger with a wall charging unit, meaning that you are going to have to find somewhere in your garage or home to store it. This is a problem, especially for those who have limited storage space. Dyson do sell a wall charger separately, but with the V6 trigger’s price tag, it would be something you would expect to find in the box.
Noisy and Unequipped
Another problem with the V6 trigger is its lack of accessories. Although it comes with quite a steep price tag, as one consumer said, “with any Dyson, you are buying the name” and that is partly true in this case. The Dyson comes with no accessories, and any accessories it does come with have to be purchased separately. The good news is if you are going to use this vacuum solely on your vehicle then you may not need any accessories as many consumers say it gets the job done pretty well without them.
Something that not many people will talk about though is the noise that this vacuum makes. It may be small and compact, but it has been described as sounding like an airplane engine. Though it is not loud to the point where it will deafen you, it is still an irritation that some consumers have not been able to get past.
It may be a battery-powered vacuum, but there may be times when you would like to use the V6 trigger while it is connected to the wall socket. Unfortunately, with this unit you cannot do that, as you cannot use it while it is charging. Therefore, if it takes you longer than 20 minutes to clean your car, you will be forced to wait an hour before you can complete the job.
Despite its downsides, the Dyson V6 is a very efficient Vacuum for your vehicle and indeed anywhere else you may need to do spot cleaning. Its long lasting battery, max power mode, and two-year parts and labor warranty make this unit ideal for anyone who is looking to invest in a vacuum cleaner.