The Dyson DC49 Ball vacuum cleaner has been designed with a series of airways that funnel turbulent air downwards to dampen sound. It also boasts a double cyclone skin and extra casing on the motor bucket.
The DC49 uses the Dyson V4 digital motor, also used in the Airblade hand-dryers. Dyson says the V4, which weighs 670g and generates 1050W, is one of the smallest integrated motors in the world.
More than 150 prototypes, including 35 full machines, were created during the development of the DC49. The design has 79 registered patents and 46 patents pending.
Sir James Dyson says, ‘Investing in out core technologies means we can develop leaner, more efficient machines. Using the new high-speed Dyson digital motor, we have developed a machine that is smaller and quieter, yet even more powerful.’
The Dyson DC49 is available from today priced at £349.99.