Dyson’s new top-end stick vac has its best battery yet

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Alex Choros
Oct 12, 2022
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Dyson today announced the Gen5detect Absolute, its latest top-end stick vacuum. While it's packed with a whole host of improvements, a clear standout is improved battery life.

Dyson says it's able to last up to 70 minutes per charge, up from 60 minutes per charge on the V15 Detect Absolute. While 70 minutes refers to run time in eco mode, a spokesperson told us the Gen5detect should easily get between 30 and 40 minutes per charge on its automatic mode where it ramps power up and down as needed.

Dyson Gen5detect

In addition to better battery life, the Gen5detect is the first Dyson vacuum to feature the manufacturer's fifth generation motor. This spins at 135,000 rpm and provides 262 air watts of suction. This makes it capable of capturing microscopic particles as small as 0.1 microns. Diesel soot measures in at 0.1 microns. For comparison, bacteria is 0.3 microns, while pet dander is a single micron.

The Gen5detect has a few other practical features such as an integrated crevice tool (so you don't need to carry around two brushes to get into smaller spaces, pictured below) and twice as much illumination on the Fluffy Optic cleaner head (to make it easier to see how much dusty is on the floor). Dyson has also moved to single button control for continuous cleaning, instead of a trigger.

Dyson Gen5detect

Lastly, the user interface on the vacuum has been redesigned to give you real-time information about how clean a surface is. Bars on the LCD screen rise and fall depending according to the volume of particles being removed as you vacuum, so you know when to spend more time cleaning and when to move on.

The Gen5detect is available from today, retailing for $1,499.

Alex Choros
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Alex Choros
Alex Choros is the Group Reviews Editor for Clearlink Australia's local websites - Reviews.org, Safewise, and WhistleOut - and the Managing Editor for WhistleOut Australia. He's been writing about consumer technology for over eight years and is an expert on the Australian telco sector, to the point where he knows far too many phone and internet plans by heart. He also contributes to Gizmodo and Lifehacker, and makes regular appearances on 2GB. Outside of tech, Alex loves long hikes, red wine, and death metal.

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