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No filter necessary for Dyson's new vac

First they did away with the bag, now Dyson's Cinetic vacuum line wants to save you from ever having to clean that pesky filter.

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The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy vacuum does away with the need for a filter. It never loses suction because of this. Click through to find out how Dyson pulls this off.

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Normally, above the dust bin, you'd find Dyson's cyclone that spins dirt out of the air. The Cinetic vac uses hundreds of tiny cyclones to not only capture dirt, but break it down into fine particles.

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Those particles will never cause clogs, so you won't have much cause to pop open the lid of the compartment.

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We tested this new filterless approach with 10 pounds of the fine joint compound that makes up dry wall.

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We sucked up half a pound at a time and measured the suction at each interval.

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The new Dyson was put to the test to see if it stood out from top filtered models. Here they all are, definitely a bit worse for the wear after this rigorous trial.

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The Dyson held strong. Every other vacuum struggled after a few pounds. The Dyson made it through all 10 without losing any suction.

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Without needing to clean the filter, maintenance is as simple as emptying the dirt bin.

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Using the vacuum, you'll get Dyson's usual maneuverability thanks to the big ball.

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The head of the vacuum even flexes to help create a seal on a variety of surfaces.

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As usual, the bristles help dig dirt out of carpets.

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Rest the Dyson upright by letting these two smaller wheels click into place.

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The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy comes packed with accessories.

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Using the hose is simple.

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Pull the hose from the back of the vacuum and the accessories snap right on.

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You'll be able to complete a variety of tasks using everything from a corner brush to a dusting brush to a tangle-free turbine for pet hair.

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For hardwood floors, turn off the brush roll on the main vac by pushing the button next to the power button.

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Dyson's new vac bears a lot of similarities to their old models, but the inside makes it a whole new animal.

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