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New Dyson handheld and cordless vacuums: DC58 & DC59

Video preview of Dyson’s new cordless vacuums


Dyson has unveiled the Digital Slim DC59 cordless and DC58 handheld vacuums. Dyson claims these have three times as much suction power as other handheld cordless vacuums. We went down to Dyson’s London office to take a look at the brand new vacs.

The DC59 is a lightweight and cordless vac that you can use to clean from floor to ceiling. It’ll cost you £350 – but if you decide you don’t need a full size vacuum, you can buy it as a handheld vacuum, (without the tube and motorised brush bar), as the DC58 for £230.

Our video below takes you through all the main features of the new vacuums. You can read full reviews of the latest cordless vacs in our cordless vacuum cleaner reviews. If you’re not a member yet, try Which? for £1 to get instant access to our results.

Update 13/8/14: we’ve now fully tested and rated the Dyson DC59 and Dyson DC44 cordless vacuums- read our full Dyson DC59 review to see if it hit our Best Buy gold standard.

Video preview: Dyson DC58/59 cordless vacuums


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Video transcript

This is the DC59. It’s the latest stick vacuum cleaner from Dyson. It’s going to be available for 350 pounds, or if you buy it in the handheld form as the DC58, it’ll be available for 230 pounds. Compared to the DC44, the last stick vacuum cleaner we saw from Dyson, the handle and trigger has been redesigned to be more comfortable to hold.

It also has two tier radial cyclone technology and a filter that you read from the top like some of Dyson’s full sized vacuum cleaners. It’s all powered by this V6 motor, which Dyson says makes this as powerful as a regular full sized vacuum cleaner. In terms of battery life you’ll get 20 minutes in handheld form.

If you attach the floorhead, you’ll get 17 minutes, and on boost mode you’ll get 6. When you’re cleaning your floor, the directional floor head will help you get around obstacles. When you pick it up, the floor head will lock into place, which should make it easier to clean your stairs. And finally, there are two types of brushes within the floor head.

The first is a carbon fiber which will help remove dust from hard floors. The second is made from nylon and should help remove dust from carpets.

Dyson vacuums – what’s new?

There is a new motor at the heart of the DC58/59, called the V6. Specially designed for this vac, Dyson says the motor is one and a half times more powerful than the last one, and the claim is that the DC59 ‘packs the same power as a mains vacuum cleaner.’

When we had a look at the Dyson DC44, Dyson’s last cordless vacuum, one of the few criticisms we had is that it can be tiring to hold the trigger down for extended periods of use. Dyson has now re-designed the handle and trigger to make it more comfortable to hold when you’re cleaning around the home.

Similar to some of the mains powered vacuums we’ve seen emerge from Dyson over the last year, the DC58/59 now has a second tier of cyclones, which should help it capture fine dust.

Dyson DC59 and DC49 vacuum First Look reviews

When we were at Dyson’s headquarters, we also recorded our first impressions of the DC49, Dyson’s latest cylinder vacuum. If you want to watch the video or read our First Look review of the DC49 vacuum, head straight for our and, once logged in, click on the picture to view the video.

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