Dysons' Robot Vacuum Cleaner
What is the Dyson 360 Eye?
More than 10 years after its conception, Dyson believe they have the perfect cleaning mate.
While it doesn’t solve all the issues that come with early robot vacuum cleaners, it’s the first model we would recommend. It’s powerful enough to clean well on all surfaces, smart enough to navigate efficiently, and simple enough for the whole family to use.
The Dyson 360 Eye is smaller, yet taller, than others on the market. It’s slightly narrower than an iPad Air, that makes it small enough to go places that most robot vacuums can’t. However, it’s too tall to fit under the majority of sofas and beds.
Robot vacuums traditionally rely on a “bump and move” technology to get around: they bump into objects, then figure out a way around them.
The Eye 360’s navigation is so advanced that it can move from room to room provided doors are left open, but it’s also smart enough to avoid tumbling down a set of stairs.
It uses traditional cleaning methods, picks its starting point and slowly works its way outwards, overlapping a little so it doesn’t miss anything. You can check on what area it has covered and how far it’s travelled through the Dyson app.
The 360 Eye is intelligently designed. Rather than wheels, it moves using two tilting tank tracks that tackle elevation changes with ease.
There are no manual control modes so you cannot chose to clean a specific area of a room, mainly because the 360 Eye Is powerful enough to get the job done in a single session.
On full power, you get around 30 to 40 minutes out of the 360 Eye. With Dyson technology suction doesn’t die as the battery starts to drain.
The Dyson app shows the route your robot took, the distance travelled, and the number of times it charged during the session. If your 360 Eye can’t cover a whole floor on a single charge, it returns to base and resumes once charged.