With the busy holidays fast approaching, all of us will be looking for time savers. I recently had the opportunity to test the Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum, a new home tech gadget. This robot vacuum is the answer to busy families, especially if you hate to sweep or vacuum floors.
Our life is busy. We’re constantly running in and out for school and activities. Meaning, we end up with a lot of dirt and debris being littered along our lower level. Ideally I’d try to sweep every few days to keep the place clean. Next to folding laundry it was my most dreaded chore.
My Dyson 360 Eye experience started with the set up. I unboxed the unit and it literally took me 2 minutes to set up. They recommend finding a fairly large flat wall space. I had a specific corner in mind that has about 32″ of wall space, and it’s worked well. There have been no issues with needing a larger open wall space.
The robot vacuum will charge easily with small metal contacts on the bottom of the vacuum. Our lower level is hardwood floors with area rugs, so I was eager to see how the Dyson 360 Eye worked. I’ve been testing and using the vacuum for almost a month now and it has become one of my favorite home tech appliances.
Before unleashing the Dyson power on my floors, I do a quick sweep of the floor to pick up any toys or cords. With a simple push of a button, the Dyson starts it’s cleaning. It moves in an odd square pattern that frankly makes no sense to me. But after using it repeatedly, I can say it works.
I’ve found that the Dyson does a great job of cleaning the main areas of the floors. Even most of the wall edges and corners are covered fairly well. I do think an occasional sweep into hard to reach corners or under cabinets is needed. The first time I used the Dyson, my husband came down after and was shocked to see how good the floors looked. We both had our suspicions on whether it would actually cover all of the floors, or if it would miss sections.
I can say that after using it multiple times, it really works. Our floors are definitely cleaned without any major noticeable missed sections. A few edges or corners might get missed, and spaces where the vacuum can’t easily get into can get missed.
I would definitely recommend the Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum to my friends. It has saved me so much time, and is very helpful when you have guests coming over. I can quickly run the device from my smartphone too, and will be alerted if there is a problem
My only gripes are due to the small canister size and battery life. I can see how you want the vacuum to be small, so it makes sense not to have a large canister or bulky batter. But, it does mean I find myself emptying the canister once or twice during the cleaning cycle, and it can run for about 40 minutes before needing to recharge. One nice feature is that the vacuum will return to it’s base to recharge once it runs low on battery. I have not been able to figure out if it will pick up where it left off once it is recharged again. I’ll try to test that sometime soon and add my findings to this post.
I’ve only used the Dyson on my hardwood and area rugs at this time, so can’t advise as to how it works on full carpet. I can say that it does a great job on our area rugs and transitions well from hardwood to the area rugs.
Overall, I highly recommend this if you find sweeping or vacuuming a chore. I will say the price is a bit steep, so you’ll have to decide if it’s in your budget. I’ll be interested in seeing how long it lasts, but with the Dyson claim that it’s cyclone design means no loss of suction, I suspect it will be long lasting.
Please feel free to ask me any questions!