First Look: Testing out the Dyson DC40 Origin
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First Look: Testing out the Dyson DC40 Origin

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The Dyson DC40 Origin isn't a clean sweep.

Hi, guys. I'm Katie Pilkington for CNET and I'm standing next to the Dyson DC40 Origin Vacuum. I know that the Jetsons had a robot vacuum because after all Rosie had enough to do with her free time which was none, but if they had had an upright vacuum I think it would look something like a Dyson with this really sleek design and the bright colors. This is an attractive-looking vacuum as you can see, and Dyson has put a lot of thought into the outward design. However, some of the design elements that make it a really attractive-looking vacuum are the very things that give us pause in terms of durability. As we mentioned in the review and I know Ryan talked about it when he discussed the DC41 Animal, there are some concerns with locking upward and the rear axles that we worry may not be durable enough to withstand a lot of use if your family is anything like my family where the vacuum tends to get cornered up and down the stairs bumping against everyone every time. That said I really like the rollerball in that it offers the DC40 as well as other Dyson products a lot of maneuverability. The Oreck Touch Bagless has similar maneuverability and while I found it easier to steer overall it was a lot heavier to use. So the DC40 might be a really good option if you need a lightweight vacuum that performs well but is also easy to push around and easy to get around your furniture. I know that my grandparents in particular would probably find this really easy to use. It's a good performer. They are better and they're better for less money which is what it really comes down to. It's a nice vacuum but it's lacking in a lot of extra features and it doesn't have the stellar performance that I would expect from a Dyson product based on the brand's reputation. So if you're looking for a vacuum that performs well but is equally maneuverable I would look at the $199 Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away, but if you're looking for something more sturdy kind of like the vacuum you grew up with the Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean is a really great option. That said, the DC40 is a good vacuum and if you have it in your home you're probably happy with it. For CNET, I'm Katie Pilkington.

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