Dyson's fresh new vac goes filter freeThe Dyson Cinetic saves you from filter maintenance, and never loses suction, but it still struggles to justify its lofty price.
Hey I'm C|net's Ryan Chris. Here is the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy vacuum. Now, this is a new machine from Dyson that eliminates the filter altogether, so it vacuums and vacuums and vacuums, and doesn't lose suction over its life. Now this isn't an inexpensive vacuum, it's $700, so really a couple of car payments we're talking about here. And competitors that we've enjoyed from Oreck and Electrolux, each ring in at $400 so you're definitely paying a premium for that filterless design. What's more, those competitors and even those $200 Sharp Rotator Pro were able to go toe to toe with Dyson in our test, especially with large particles and pet hair. Hair. But, when we're talking about fine particles things like sand, and ground up dirt, the Dyson Cinetic really shines. In our test, it did better than the Oreck Touch which was our previous top scoring vacuum in that category. So a very good result there. Now, all that basic stuff out of the way, lets talk about that cool new filterless feature. Dyson pulled it off by breaking that cyclone that gets the dirt out of the air in to hundreds of smaller cyclones. Those vibrating tips that help prevent clogs. Now, I'm not entirely sure that I understand everything that I just said, but in our tests it worked like a charm. Lots of vacuums promise no loss of suction, but this is a vacuum that actually walks the walk. And we tested this out by having it vacuum up ten pounds of fine particulates in half pound increments. After each half pound increment we'd test the suction to see how it was doing. We did this with a couple of vacuums. If you take a look at this graph, I think it illustrates the results really well. That line at the top is the Dyson Cinetic and it really maintains its suction, doesn't dip at all the more we use it. The other vacuums can't say the same thing. They dipped down as we continued using them. The suction's disappearing so, you need to clean out the filter every couple of months in order to keep it up at that top level. With Dyson, you wouldn't. So that's a great result, but does it make the Dyson Cinetic $300 better than the Oreck Touch and the Electrolux [INAUDIBLE] Clean? I'm not sure that it does, but I couldn't blame you if you wanted one. It's a really nice vacuum, and it's a really cool feature not having that filter. If you hate cleaning up a filter in your vacuum and you just wanna not worry about it, it might be worth splurging. Thanks for watching. With the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy vacuum, I'm Ry Christ for CNet appliances. Make sure to check out the rest of our vacuum and appliance reviews at cnet.com. [MUSIC]