By Eric Brotman
At least one portable, efficient and lightweight vacuum cleaner is popular among RVers, and others, around the world. Look at the packaging in the box containing Dyson’s DC34 handheld vacuum and you’ll see a warning to properly dispose of a plastic bag (so children won’t play with it) printed in over 20 languages.
There’s other unusual information in the product box: “Dyson machines are exhibited in the following museums: New York’s Museum of Modern Art, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Zurich’s Design Museum, The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris.”
That’s high status for a line of machines made to suction away dust balls and dog hair.
And the DC34 looks different from other vacuum cleaners. Part of it resembles a construction tool, another part would seem at home under the hood of a car, and the middle section looks like it could brew a cup of coffee.
Maybe those are all signs of genius.
For RVers who simply want a superior vacuum cleaner, the facts speak as loudly as the art. The DC34 does not emit carbon, thanks to an innovative digital motor that spins at 98,000 rpm — five times faster than an Indy car engine.
It has two speeds, high and maximum, plus three attachments: a crevice tool and a clever, two-in-one debris nozzle that converts to a brush tool in two seconds. A Dyson video shows the vacuum falling from several feet above a hard floor without breaking.
Holding the vacuum over a trash bin while pushing a button will quickly release dirt and debris. The debris chamber can then be snapped back up into position. The unit weighs just 3 lbs.
CLICK THE VIDEO FOR A DEMONSTRATION.