Summary: I have the original Dyson ball. It is fantastic. I have recommended Dyson to many people. Even though it still works fine, over the years I've broken the knob which holds the power cord and the hose has a few small cracks that spit debris when using attachments. So I decided to keep the old one for messy jobs (cat litter, carpeted porch, etc) and get the Dyson DC 50. I like that it is compact and lightweight, and easy to maneuver.
Summary: An elegant machine that is a joy to use. The house smells so clean and it is! Don't let the mean two star review dissuade you. Just for fun, I dust-mopped after I vacuumed and guess what? The swiffer sheet was clean! Life is hard. Reward yourself with an aesthetically pleasing vacuum cleaner. It really is too beautiful to sit in a dark closet. But alas, that is a vacuum cleaner's fate.
Great except for the handheld hose - it's awful and ...
W. Knight, Amazon
7 January 2015
Summary: Great except for the handheld hose - it's awful and unwieldy. It's difficult to use the hose to clean anything other than what's on the floor directly below and in front of you - trying to angle it to stairs and on things at different heights close to you is not easy.
it appears after one use of the vacuum that they both shed like crazy. I knew my old Hoover Nano wasn't ...
S. Graczyk, Amazon
9 December 2014
Summary: I just received my Dyson DC50 today and I was giddy to try it out. I live in a small 700 sq ft apartment with my long haired girlfriend and 35lb short haired dog; it appears after one use of the vacuum that they both shed like crazy. I knew my old Hoover Nano wasn't cutting it in terms of getting all the hair out of my carpet and all the dog hair and dander started to make my apartment smell like a kennel.
Summary: A great Vacuum. I brought it home, put it together with ease and for fun used my old vac before using the Dyson. As I read in previously reviews, the first cleaning with the old vac which was only a year old and rated very good I thought did a good job. Then I vacuumed again with the new Dyson. Wow, a lot of stuff that did not come up with the old vac. Dust as well as dog hair the old vac missed. I am sold on the product.
Excerpt: I bought my Dyson from Target in August 2014 and absolutely love it! I have carpeted floors and 3 cats and I am simply amazed at how much cat hair and litter the Dyson picks up! I have to empty my canister twice per vaccum and the first time I used it, I had to empty the canister 4 times before I was done! It's incredibly powerful, lightweight and quiet. The easy open canister is really easy to use. I would absolutely recommend this vaccum to a friend.
Excerpt: My new dyson is amazing! Never knew how pathetic my vacuum cleaner was until I vacuumed with my new dyson for the first time. Maintanance is extremely quick and easy. This was defiantly my best purchase for 2014!