Dyson’s lightest cordless vacuum cleaner, the $400 Micro 1.5kg, is on sale right now in the US. Having the weight of 3.31 pounds (1.5 kilograms), the Micro is less than half the weight of Dyson’s latest flagship stick vac, the $750 V15 Detect.
Compared to the V15 cleaning time of 60mins, the Micro’s battery provides up to 20 minutes of run time. Also, the Micro’s dustbin is smaller, at 0.05-gallon (0.8 cups). That’s about one-fourth the size of the V15’s dustbin, which fits 0.2-gallon (3.2 cups).
You don’t get the V15 Detect’s fancy, floor-illuminating laser emitter on the Micro, either. But Dyson does include a few welcome features and accessories. These include a crevice tool with its own handy LED light, a “micro fluffy cleaner head” for hard flooring, plus a wall-mount charging dock.