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Behind The Scenes With The Dyson DC35

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 17, 2011 · 41 comments

I introduced you all to the Dyson DC35 a couple of weeks ago. In case you missed it, the DC35 is the newest product in the Dyson lineup, a powerful cordless vacuum with a detachable that allows it to transition easily to a handheld. Like other Dyson vacuums, the Digital Slim doesn’t lose suction, so you can tackle room after room, job after job.

A few interesting facts on the Dyson Digital Slim Vacuum:

  • Powered by the Dyson digital motor, the vacuum has anti-static carbon fiber brushes to remove fine dust particles from hard floors.
  • Dyson’s patented Root Cyclone™ technology – condensed to fit into the machine – spins dust and dirt out of the air using centrifugal force, so there’s no loses of suction.
  • A dual power mode allows up to 15 minutes of constant suction. For stubborn dirt, a button can trigger 6 minutes of higher suction.
  • A 26 inch, lightweight aluminum wand attaches directly to the machine to convert it from a handheld to a slim vacuum cleaner.

I found this behind the scenes video showing all that goes in to engineering and testing fascinating. I think the fact that Dyson tested this product for three full years before bringing it to market shows their dedication to quality. Take a look and tell me what you think -- and I'll have an opportunity for one lucky reader to win one of these soon!

What did you find most interesting about the development of the Dyson DC35 or Dyson in general?

Disclosure: I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for the time and effort spent creating this post. However, my participation in this program is voluntary and my opinions are my own -- always have been, always will be.

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 carmom May 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm

My son and I saw the ad for this and talked about how great and compact it is. We would love to have a Dyson but we could never afford it with my income. Looks like a great product.


2 marcia May 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Wow! Who would have thought that so much went into building a vacuum cleaner! A motor stronger than a Formula One motor! A microbiology lab with real dust mites to study! Looks like Dyson covers just about everything! No wonder this is supposed to be such a great vacuum!


3 Debbie Lai May 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I have always wanted a Dyson....any of them... but could not afford them, and now my grown daughter wants a Dyson 35, as do I of course. Would love to win and finally own a Dyson, this version would suit me at my age:) Thanks for this opportunity!


4 Theresa May 17, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Holy cow! I loved the little video. I think the most interesting thing I learned was about them growing their own dust mites and how many prototypes they went through to get the first Dyson vacuum cleaner.
I can't wait to see what you do for a give away with this, when I first saw a commercial for it, I told my husband that I was glad I didn't already have a Dyson cause I'd be wanting to upgrade! :) Of course the reason I don't have a Dyson is cause I can't afford to spend that much on a vacuum cleaner right now! LOL


5 tubelessinstl May 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

The dog hair bunnies are becoming GODZILLAS in my house, Please let me win this one! With one 3.5 year old daughter, 2 very hairy shedding dogs and 2 very hairy shedding cats, I WANT to win this DC35. It is amazing how many times a week I curse my little cordless vac that dies about 3 minutes after use. This DC35 would prevent me from ever having to curse again, especially under my breath like I do every time I need to vac these HAIRballs up out of my house. I like that they did so much research on this machine to make it very desirable in the house, especially that the dust mites are picked up by such a small POWERful machine!


6 Michelle May 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Love it! With 3 kids under 5, 2 cats, a dog and 3 birds I could really put this to good use! Plus a dyson would last me forever! I can not believe the science involved to create it.


7 Mindi May 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Love it!


8 patty May 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm

DH and I saw this ad and we would love it!! We have a dyson it's a huge vacuum but it works awesome - it was our most useful wedding gift! We had 4 hand vacs before we got the dyson hand vac and have since given all the others away. Dyson works like a charm everytime! If we could afford it we would have gotten the Dyson fan, everything they come out with is better than the last, as if that could be possible! I would love to have the power of my Dyson in a smaller form!


9 deanna McAllister May 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I was surprised at all the engineers working on the new Dyson DC35. and the fact that it took 3 years to get it just right. I would love to have one of these. My son has horrible dust allergies and I think this would do better than the one I now have.!


10 Collean Masingo May 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I have always wanted to try a Dyson vacume. If looks great and it would be eaisier to lug up and down my stairs.


11 Danielle May 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I find it amazing how many prototypes he made to create the first vacuum 5,127 I mean that
is amazing and all the engineers and scientist they have over 600 working every detail
of the vacuum. I have never had a Dyson, but I am sure I would be more than ecstatic with
one.!!! Would definitely understand and feel more appreciative after watching the video!

PS did you pay attention were they grow their own dust mites!!!!


12 tullu May 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm




I might have to wait until it hits Kohls, to PM to Sears, Target, Lowes, etc. and use 15% off with kohls cashback earned for maximized savings..will definitely not pay full price for only 15 minutes of use and wait 3 hours to charge up.


13 Stefanie Schneider May 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm

This vacuum looks amazing!! I've always wanted a Dyson. They just don't make products that last anymore, except for Dysons.


14 Dee May 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Most of my house is hardwood..I would love to win this!! :)


15 Julie Spencer May 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm

With 6 kids and a hairy golden retriever you can imagine how crazy it is around here. We have gone through sooo many vacuums that just don't cut it! I am constantly fighting the dust and our allergies. We are in the market for a new one right now!!! I would love to try this one out! Thanks for the post!!!


16 Denyse May 17, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I can't believe how many engineers they have working on the vaccuum. That is awesome. I have an older Dyson and I love it. I would love this one because it is much more lightweight.


17 Desirae May 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Our family would love to have one of these! I've always been courious to try one of these vacuums! beings that went went through 3 vacuums just I'm the last year and only got my money back for 1 ( past return time) it might be worth it to save up for one! Or win one ;)


18 kim f May 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I have been interested in a dyson for along time and this one sounds even more convenient! I would love to have this to clean up after the dog and children!!!!!


19 Lindsey Sm. May 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

OMG I have dreamed of having one of these Dyson's! Every year around Christmas I hope to get one from the day after Thanksgiving Sale with no luck. This year it's a much needed item in my house so I don't have to borrow my mother's anymore.


20 meg May 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Could it be that my hunt for the perfect vacuum is over? I have a houseful of kids and critters and could really use something that works this well.


21 Deb May 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm

This vacuum sounds like a dream! Very impressive how they grow the mites, and test the vacuuum filters. One vacuum I use, is one I received 31 years ago for a bridal shower, would love the new Dyson.


22 Tracy May 17, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I can't believe they have more than 600 engineers working on one product! I have heard a lot of great things about Dyson but just can't afford one right now. . .


23 diane May 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I Would love one of these. Looks great. Wiyth a big golden retriever who sheds like crazy and two shedding cats. This would come in handy


24 Shannon May 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm

This Dyson looks like it is the best one yet. I can't believe they grow their own dust mites to use to help in testing the vacuum. It is so gross to think of all the things on the ground-especially in tight places. This would be able to clean all those places. Awesome!


25 Kathy May 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Was suprised at them using dust mites to experiment with.
Have always wanted one of these. Read all the great things that they say about these and how well they clean and can't afford to spend that kind of money ot own one but would love to own one. Thanks for all the great post and give aways. One day I'll get lucky and get to try your giveaway


26 Jennifer May 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Have been wanting a Dyson forever!!! When I saw this, I was thinking it would be great for my stairs!!! Would love to win this!!


27 Kandace {Making It Bright} May 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I'm in love. I have a handheld Dyson and it's fantastic. Great for pet food messes, stairs, little tasks around the house. Saving my $ but hoping to win one in the meantime!


28 Shari May 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm

First thank you for all the time you spend helping me to save money. Being retired I look forward to the mail coming every day to see what it will bring me. Dyson's look like awesome vacuums and with 3 furry kids in the house I have to vacuum every day. My house is one of those houses everyone comes to which is great. I have company pretty much every day and sometimes many times a day and that does not include my 4 kids, their spouses and the 10.2 grandkids! I would love to have one of those new Dysons to lighten my load! Thanks, Gma Shari


29 Audrey Church May 17, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I love that this is great on hard wood floors. I'm thinking it would be really convenient to clean up my two and seven year old's messes in a snap! Hope I am able to get one of these!


30 Marla Greeley May 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Who would have thought that it took so many people and so much technology to build a vacuum. I just got my first dyson about 2 weeks ago for mothers day from my mom. So while I really don't need another one ( I did not get this one, I got a DC25 all floors), it really would be nice to win one to give it to my mom. I could never afford to buy one for her and was so happy she got me one that I really would just love to return the favor and show her how much I appreciates everything that she does for me.


31 Jennifer May 17, 2011 at 11:29 pm

It is refreshing to see something that is quite an investment having so much research place into it:s product.
Dyson really wants a wonderful producted placed in their consumers hands!


32 Rhonda May 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I see why Dyson's products actually work and last! Such testing, all the way down to growing/breeding your own dust mites. WOW. I would love this DS35. I wanted the Dyson Animal years ago, but made a HUGE mistake of going with a different pet hair vac and have regretted it ever since. This would be perfect for me with the 15 minutes of use. I have to limit how much I do at one time since I am in heart failure. Since I am now disabled due to my heart, I can't afford a Dyson. I would be wonderful to win this one. At least I know the DS35 wouldn't "die" like my other one did!


33 shao brenner May 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm

vacuuming is so hard, mine so very heavy and sucks nothing, I wander if it's only a dream to get clean and easy, especialy a light vacuum


34 SueEllen Williams May 18, 2011 at 9:18 pm

We no longer have a dog, but I think I shed more than he ever did. My current vacuum snaps the belt every time I use it, so I NEED to win this Dyson!


35 dina May 18, 2011 at 9:41 pm

I actually just put a Dyson on my baby registry today. Three kids, three dogs, a cat and a soldier are wreaking havoc on my new hardwoods. A cordless one would be so much more convenient!


36 Dblwhammy May 19, 2011 at 7:00 am

This is an awesome product - love the idea of portability and convenience ! Just think of all the possibilities - car , home, greenhouse, patio, workshop, potting shed ! I'm giddy thinking of it !


37 Cheryl May 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Love the Dyson! I have one with a purple ball! Really does a great job! Would love to have the compact one also!


38 Pam G May 25, 2011 at 3:35 am

i have the one with the purple ball too and it works better than my expensive Kirby. I would love to get the more compact one too so that I can use it better with my laminate floors and attachments and I can give the purple ball one to my senior mom. :) How can I join the Walmart Mom?


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