06. 09. 2007
Dyson Slim - a vacuum a Dad could love
We just did our Father's Day gift guide, and as usual, it's heavy on the fun and the frivolous- and why not, gifts should be fun, right? However, when I was doing interviews about Mother's Day gifts a month ago, I never failed to mention the Dyson Slim vacuum, the newest model from Dyson which features the same "never loses suction" power, but at an ultra-light 15 lbs. I blabbed on and on about how amazing it was, how it steers like a Porsche (like I've ever driven one), how it sucks up weeks (or years even) of dog hair so deeply embedded that you discover for the first time you don't actually have a shag carpet. It also looks about as cool as it's possible for a vacuum to look. Since I have a small apartment, it unfortunately has to sit in my living room, and people, while I'm sure they're sniggering on the inside about why I don't have the manners to put it away (no closet space!), always comment on how it looks like something Apple would have made- clean and spare, but kind of high-tech and impressive all the same.
The Dyson Slim is perfect for people who have multiple vacuums- a little one for everyday and the hefty one for when you can no longer walk barefoot on your own floor. It's heavier than the cordless (and mostly powerless) stick vacs out there, but much much lighter than the full-size vacuums. It's so much easier on your back to push it around, and the steering system really makes maneuvering around furniture a breeze.
So...cool-looking, high-tech, makes a lot of noise? Perfect for Dad! And then when he's playing with his new toy, he'll also be cleaning the house.
The Dyson Slim is $470 and available from most mass retailers like Target as well as direct from Dyson.