the american homeowner, and vacuum, is getting leaner and meaner.
The size of the average American home is shrinking. Findings from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey (2009) show that homeowners are making the most of what they have. From home improvement projects to buying furniture and appliances homeowners are scaling-down.
above: “It took us five years to painstakingly compress and rebuild every single component before we had a machine that was a third smaller than its predecessor, yet could still work like bigger machines,” says engineer, james dyson.
All 275 parts of the Dyson City vacuum were re-engineered by Dyson specialists to miniaturize the technology so it works like a full size Dyson vacuum. Dyson’s patented Root Cyclone™ technology – condensed to fit into the machine – spins dust and dirt out of the air using centrifugal force, so there’s no loss of suction. 13 small inner cyclones deliver superior efficiency in as little space as possible – keeping air velocity high and energy consumption low.
Although DC26 weighs less than some laptops, it’s incredibly tough – withstanding 5,318 drops onto a hard floor and 10,000 pummels against a metal wall from Dyson’s test team. Asthma and allergy sufferers can breathe cleaner indoor air because the Dyson City is certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In fact, every component and seal in the Dyson City vacuum is engineered so allergens are retained. Its turbinehead with ultra-fine carbon fiber brushes reduce static and remove dust from hard floors. While suction can drop by half in some bagged vacuum cleaners, the Dyson City vacuum retains the same high level of suction.
The DC26 City will be available from November 2010 at Best Buy and Dyson with a MSRP of $399.99.
Research, Design and Development is at the core of Dyson. One third of people at Dyson are engineers and scientists. Their expertise in fluid, mechanical, electrical, EMC, thermal, chemical, acoustic and software engineering allows them to design new machines as well as challenge and improve existing technologies. Dyson’s RDD investment has quadrupled over the last five years with plans to double the number of engineers in 2010.