Dyson has truly created a delightful vacuum cleaner with the V12 Detect Slim. The suction power is strong enough and depending on the floor type, it automatically sets the suction power. You will find a boost mode that can be used where more power is needed, say a carpet or a mattress. The tool we found we used most commonly was the one with laser dust detection system. It’s really effective and does a fine job of cleaning up the dust. It is extremely handy if you want to clean the house in the dark at night as it can pick up and show you where exactly the dusty areas are. For those who like to clean sofas or even window channels, the hair screw tool is the aptest. We tried cleaning car seats and fans with the Dyson vacuum cleaner and were genuinely impressed by the fine job it does.
What Dyson has put in the V12 Detect Slim is a built-in acoustic piezo sensor. The sensor helps in counting the particles and displays it on the LCD screen to give you a fair idea of how much dust has been cleaned. You can see different size range of dust particles in the form of four bars. The sensor is powerful enough to take 15,000 readings per second and has an automatic reset feature. You can see the cleaning date in four size categories — 10-60 microns, 60-180 microns, 180-500 microns and above 500 microns.
During a short cleaning session, you will see the counter for 10-60 microns go up rather instantly. You can see the sensor doing its job when cleaning a particularly dusty area or surface. There are Auto and Eco power modes that can be used depending on the surface you are cleaning. Another feature that we liked of the vacuum cleaner is the relatively less amount of noise it makes while cleaning. Vacuum cleaners can be pretty annoyingly loud but the V12 Detect Slim is much quieter than other options in the market.
Dyson says that if used in the Eco mode, the battery of the vacuum cleaner can last up to 60 minutes, which means that you can have at least four sessions of cleaning time of 15 minutes. This isn’t bad as unless you are cleaning a really dusty surface, the vacuum cleaner’s battery is good enough. In the Auto mode, you can get about 45 minutes of cleaning time. For the size and comfort it offers, this is more than enough battery. We found that we charged the vacuum cleaner once every three days, which is rather good.