Dyson releases its new robot vacuum today - it solves these major flaws

Dyson's new robot vacuum has been years in the making - and now it's available to buy

Dyson 360 Vis Nav Robot Vacuum
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Dyson's newest launch, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav, is available to buy today, with the brand aiming to top the rankings of the best robot vacuum cleaners. With an RRP of £1,399.99 from Dyson, it's an unbelievably highly-priced investment, but what does it claim to be capable of?

Well, citing six times the suction of other robot vacuums, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav comes after Dyson engineers have been working away to solve all sorts of household-mess related problems. And rather than being a robot that can clean, Dyson wanted to create a truly powerful vacuum cleaner, first and foremost.

Of course, when we're talking about the best vacuum cleaners, Dyson is usually the brand that instantly springs to mind. In order to learn a little more about the Dyson 360 Vis Nav we visited the Dyson campus in Malmesbury to talk to the engineers working on the robot about the advancements. 

Dyson 360 Vis Nav Robot Vacuum

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Dyson 360 Vis Nav robot vacuum first impressions

The Dyson 360 Vis Nav robot vacuum marks Dyson’s next step in intelligent robotic vacuum cleaners: being the most powerful robot vacuum with six times the suction of any other. The robot vacuum claims to use 360 vision to intelligently deep clean your home, picking up more than any other robot across all floor types.

When our Ecommerce Editor, Molly Cleary, visited Dyson HQ to check out the 360 Vis Nav, one thing impressed her straightaway. 

Molly Cleary
Molly Cleary

Our Ecommerce Editor Molly oversees vacuuming and cleaning content at Ideal Home. She has tested out a number of vacuums in her two-bedroom London flat from brands including Dyson, Shark, Numatic Henry, Hoover, and more. 

Testing several of the vacuums included in this round-up has allowed her to see which model excels at which task, and to judge them on all of the crucial factors of suction, as well as ease of use and storage, which is important in her very compact space.

Dyson 360 Vis Nav

Seeing the capabilities of the new Dyson 360 Vis Nav.

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'After seeing the evolution of Dyson robot vacuums, the edge cleaning technology on the Vis Nav is the thing that I'm most excited to test about this vacuum,' says Molly.

'While other robot vacuums often have spinning brushes at the front to collect debris, Dyson has opted for a side duct, which actually deals with debris at the edge of a room. It's the first robot vacuum I've seen to handle edge cleaning like this, and it looked pretty impressive on my first look.'

'The shape of this vacuum also means that corners of a room can be dealt with more efficiently, which is another change that Dyson has made.'

'We know there are many frustrations with current robot vacuum cleaners – some have low suction power, or inefficient navigation systems which that they often get stuck and don’t do a proper job of vacuuming,' says Jake Dyson, chief engineer at Dyson.

'Dyson Engineers have focused on developing machines that overcome these challenges and which increasingly anticipate our needs, understand its environment and operate autonomously.'

Dyson 360 Vis Nav Robot Vacuum

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As well as those features, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav has a high-level processor which thinks and adapts and is capable of pinpointing its position to within 71mm.

There are 26 sensors on the robot vacuum to perform specific tasks, including dust detection, obstacle avoidance, and detecting walls to clean right to the edge.

We're looking forward to getting our hands on a Dyson 360 Vis Nav robot vacuum soon in order to update you with a full review and see how it works day to day in the home. 

Jullia Joson
Junior Writer

Jullia Joson is Ideal Home’s Junior Writer. She’s always loved all things homes and interiors, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2022. Previously, she was an Intern Editor for ArchDaily. Now focused on news stories, Jullia can be found down the TikTok and Pinterest rabbit hole scrolling through any new and upcoming trends, hacks, and home inspiration.

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