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Love it. Awesome little vacuum
This is the best little vacuum for hard floors.
I love it! It’s so light and easy to use, it picks up everything! I have a 3yr old who loves to leave crumbs and all the rest around the house and this vacuum is perfect for cleaning the mess. I have a V11 that I love I’ve had for 2yrs and it still works like new, but as soon as I used the Omni glide on the floorboards I was sold instantly. It picks up all the little floaty bits that other vacs miss.
It’s light enough for my 3yr old to use and also has no trigger! I love that feature. And it’s a...
Wonderful light weight wand to magically clean floors and curtains and architraves!
Ambassador review: Highly recommend purchase.
Having lived with this product for the last 5 weeks, I would best describe this Dyson Omni Glide as a brilliant lightweight fighter, punching above its weight, delivering a knock out in cleaning ring against tough opponents of tiled, wood, hard surfaces or tight knitted carpets and mats, curtains and architraves! The omni glide proved to be a real champion in this arena and I would highly recommend around a small house like my “Chateau de shoe box!”or for those quick jobs in a big house (like mum...
Purchased in June 2021.
Great product depending on your needs
Dyson advertise the Omni-glide as their slimmest most manoeuvrable vacuum engineered for hard floors.
On the up side I might expect a light, manoeuverable vacuum that can get into places other vacuums cannot. And indeed that's exactly what I found when evaluating the omni-glide.
Check out either the Dyson product info or the pics below. I was very impressed with its ability to lie completely flat. Im not sure the underside of my side table had ever been reached by a vacuum before.
Also in the pics, you can see the vacuum head can rotate 90 ...degrees into a corner, making it easy to reach tight spaces. Those features of the Omni-glide are impressive,and very useful. Certainly neither the Dyson outside or Miele cat and dog I own can reach these spots.
Purchased in June 2021.
Was hoping for more but it does serve a purpose.
Having the V11 outsize, which has become our 'daily driver', this was definitely a different experience. In comparison, I love how light this unit is, and also feels well balanced in the hand... but suction wise it's really incomparable - as you'd expect to be honest based on it's size & weight.
In brief, this vac is light & has a nice form factor, the swivelability of the powerhead is great and feels nice to use, is good on a hard floor for small particles, dust, dirt & hair, not great on carpet (takes a big longer, still does the job though...), also good for the car & couch with the attachments. I wouldn't be getting this vac to use as a primary vac personally, but to quickly pull out and suck up the daily dust, hair and the odd bit of dirt, this unit does that and does it nicely, relatively quickly and comfortably. The design is rather different, and the intake hole at in the center of the two powerheads is quite small, so gets blocked easily with anything not small. I think if you get this unit you'd likely have a small unit with primarily hard floods (tiles, floating floor, timber, lino etc). We've not had it go flat on us for how we use it, and always put it on it's most powerful suction mode - it would be nice if this mode was an option via a toggle switch (or saved from previous use) and we didn't have to press the button on the machine to put it in boost mode every time we use it. As with all the Dyson units, in my opinion, this is easy to empty and clean the filters, swapping the attachments is 'as usual' and very straightforward. The only negative I can this of was the material on one of the powerheads did come off the powerhead slightly in one spot, easy enough to fix with a bit of glue though, shouldn't happen on a machine this price - and likely would be replaced under warranty with no hassle if it did happen to you.
Purchased in June 2021.
Get a Dyson…just maybe not this one
Our entire home is hard wood floors and small marble tile, so in theory the small Omni-glide should fit the part for our requirements. The reality was it had very limited application, and served simply as a broom substitute or a ‘dust-buster’ style appliance to quickly spot clean. I don’t really feel that you are getting amazing value for money here, especially considering how diverse in use and generally enjoyable many other Dyson vacuums are.
The Omni-glide does as it states - it glides beautifully across hard floors. Unfortunately we also h...ave rugs, so that created a complete dead end for the ‘fluffy brush’ head. The small ‘spot cleaning’ head just wasn’t adequate to efficiently and effectively clean our large rugs. The lighter weight and button switch should theoretically create more comfortable and user friendly experience. However, the ergonomics of holding the width of the handle places a disproportionate amount of pressure on your ring and pinky fingers as well as the lateral aspect of your wrist. I found this extremely uncomfortable within just a few minutes of use and found myself wishing for the older style ‘pistol grip’ style of handle. The ergonomics of the handle was much more comfortable when used hand held for cleaning up high such as tops of windows and cornicing. If you have kids or pets, you will likely be stopping to empty the small canister every few minutes. The head of the vacuum also seems to get hair and string stuck within it next to the rollers, and after each use I found myself having to pick this out which quite honestly was driving me crazy. We have a relatively small home,so the battery life was sufficient for us- however larger homes may struggle with battery life unless additional batteries are purchased. Depending on what you need and the size of your home, this may be the vacuum for you. But considering the price and the restrictive nature of the design and its application, you may prefer to consider other options within the Dyson range.
Purchased in June 2021.
The Ultimate Dust-buster (with only one hiccup)
I was given my Dyson Omniglide to review as part of the Product Review’s Ambassador’s Program approximately a month ago from writing this and have been using it as my “go to” vacuum cleaner for smaller jobs.
When I received this unit to review, my first thoughts were full of scepticism (like my original thoughts on the V11 Outsize) in so far as I was wondering if Dyson had just came up with another product that whilst “usable”, not necessarily practicable or value for money.
In essence the Dyson Omniglide is a 21st century reinterpretation of...the 1980’s Dustbuster vacuum cleaner. This stick vacuum cleaner has been designed almost exclusively for hard floors so there is no way you would be using this as your everyday household vacuum cleaner (ie: for cleaning your whole house all at once), but for smaller jobs it is actually incredibly handy. Included with the Omniglide are 2 different heads (see photo 6) which are for hard floors and carpets/upholstery respectively and a combo dusting brush/crevice tool (not pictured). It also comes with a charger (not pictured) which also has the option to be wall mounted. Fully assembled, it measures approximately 1.15m long/tall (see photo 1) and the main motorized head measures 21x13cm (see photo 5) and the battery cleverly sits inside the handle.
Purchased in June 2021.
It’s a great product but it may not be what you think so please read to the end
I had the chance to try out this Dyson Omniglide and I gave it the worst you can throw at it.
First I have to say that I love cordless anything, no cord, easily stored... but they have limits and nothing can beat the power or lasting usability.
So to the point, this isn’t a vacuum cleaner, this is a to replace the brush and pan you usually use for the small stuff.
So if you have to be very honest that’s an expensive brush and pan. It doesn’t last long compared to the V11 I have, the dust bin is tiny, but it has its own rights.
Let me explain, ...
Purchased in June 2021.
Dyson Omniglide - the sidekick that you didn’t know you needed.
• Lightweight and no trigger! It’s less than two kilos and I was excited to see that it turned on and off with a press of a button. impressed that we were able to steer the vacuum in any direction with the lightest of pressure.
• Ease of use. The handle does not look ergonomic – it’s a stick. But surprisingly It’s nicely balanced and just glides over the floor (it has little wheels as well as the rollers that spin in opposite directions, drawing the crumbs into the vacuum)
• Maneuverability. It has the ability to lie flat and b...e angled in any direction. You can shove it in the nooks and crannies of your home. I got mine behind our pot bellied fireplace, in between furniture and right into the corners of each room. If you have a lot of furniture you will love this machine purely for this reason. The head is about 20cm wide so it can get into all of your tight spaces • Effective suction. The counter-spinning heads are so much better than my Dyson Outsize – it doesn’t spit/shoot or blow lightweight particles – the two heads work together to suck particles into the vacuum opening doing a more thorough job. I didn’t need to use the turbo mode as I found the ‘eco’ mode more than satisfactory. It picks up all the animal hair, particles and powders. We had some plaster work done a few weeks ago and the omni successfully removed all the fine plaster powder as if it never existed. • Good looks. I really dislike clunky looking appliances. This unit is seriously streamlined and takes up minimal space in a butler’s pantry or laundry. It doesn’t have a bulky mechanism for charging and looks great on a wall. I love colour and design and this unit ticks my boxes.
Purchased in June 2021.
Dyson Omni - Glide it does... but what else?
Out of the box, the Dyson Omni-glide looks like something Gru from Despicable Me shrunk to 1/10th of the original size. If you've owned one of the other Dyson V Series stick vacuums, then you'll know what I'm talking about (see my review on the Dyson V11). I'll quickly say to those reading this review that if you're after a vacuum to clean LARGE hard-floor areas, this vacuum is not for you.
The Omni-glide is effectively an electronic broom that you pull out of your closet for spot-cleaning on timber or tiled floors or run over the couch after...your kids have had a movie night with friends. Why? The head and dust-bin are too small, and the battery life doesn't take too long to run flat, especially if you run it in boost mode. If you're still reading this review, let me break this down further and provide you with the Pros and Cons of this vacuum after 1 month of use. PROS: - The brush head on this vacuum makes cleaning up effortless on hard, delicate surfaces. The small multidirectional wheels allow you to glide in and out of chairs with practically no labour to a point where I'd never pick up a broom again. It is so portable. - Compared to the larger Dyson V Series, the Omi-Glide would favour someone who struggles with a vacuum's weight or difficulties using a broom. The other benefit of this vacuums reduced weight is that it allows you to hold it up high for windows, vents, and additional delicate cleanings with limitless effort. - The compact size of the barrel and battery allow this vacuum to be used for cleaning the car. Its reduced size makes it practical to reach into foot-well areas, although access between the seats and console is limited.
Purchased in May 2021.
Quick and easy
I've used th Dyson ominglide for about a month now and really enjoyed the experience. I have about a 70% hard wood floor house and find it is used twice as much as my v11 outsize as the omniglide is light and quick.
The on/ off button vs the dyson trigger control means less fatigue that is an overdue addition that should extend to the other stick vacuums. It is great for those quick clean ups daily. I have a long haired German sheperd and long haired cat plus 3 children ( inc 2 girls with long hair) so plenty of clean up required. It gets most ...
A Good Product But With Limited Application
At first glance, the Dyson Omni-glide appears to be the smaller sibling of the V10 Outsize. It comes with a similar array of easy to fit, albeit smaller attachments, such as two power heads, one of which is a dual roller head, a clever wand with a brush attachment that can be slid backwards and forwards, depending on whether or not you want to use it, and other attachments for hard to get at places. There is a removable battery, and it also has a wall mount and a charger. Anyone who has used any of Dyson's vacuum cleaners will be able to find t...heir way around this device in no time, and anyone new to the brand will soon learn that one thing clicks into another and they only do it one way. One thing that does set it apart from other cleaners, is that it is a single, wand shape. That is, it is basically a long, series of cylinders of varying diameters. Unlike the Outsize V10, the Omni-glide is a light weight, which is a huge plus. This makes it an easy-to-use tool for getting rid of dust on top of door frames, or even spider webs on cornices. It is also a small diameter of only about eight centimetres at its motor. The motor unit, (or whatever it’s called), can easily be plugged in and charged. Everything comes apart for cleaning, including the dust collector which can be completely removed. There are two buttons on the handle, one for “eco” mode, and one for full power. Battery condition is indicated by a single LED. Initially, I used the Omni-glide for carpeted stairs that were covered in fine cat fur. I attached the two-roller head which stopped almost immediately, so I attached the single roller cleaning head which seemed to be the right tool for the job. I found that the Dyson struggled when using the "eco" setting, so I used the “max” setting which got the job done. Next, I cleaned the polished floor under my bed base. I usually clean under it with a traditional vacuum cleaner with the cleaning wand folded flat which leaves it on a weird angle and difficult to use. Thanks to the small diameter of the Omni-glide, I was able to clean under the bed easily and effectively. To sum up, the two-roller head, whilst useless on carpet, did a good job of hard floors. Its design lets it swivel around between chair legs and the like in such a way that there’s not much it can’t get to. The single roller head did a reasonable job on carpet and our fabric lounge and dining chairs which also get covered in cat fur. Both do a much more convincing job on the “max” setting but there is one major draw back to using the Omni-glide and that’s battery life… When used solely on the eco setting, I can get about twenty minutes of use. The max setting seems to be only for emergencies. So while “max” dramatically increases power, battery life is reduced proportionally. Other down sides are the small dust receptacle, which needs frequent emptying, at least in my house which has two cats and two teenagers in it. I also found that when emptying, I had to completely remove the receptacle, not just flip it open over the bin as with Outsize V10. The other beef I have, and I have it with the Outsize too, is that the rollers need to be cleaned after every use. I get that they are very effective at getting dust off a surface and into the wand, but with two, long haired women in the house, I find that after every use, they must be dismantled and cleaned. So why buy a vacuum that doesn’t run for long and needs to be emptied frequently? Well, in my opinion, this isn’t the cleaner you should choose for a full-size family home. What it would be great for, is a granny flat, studio apartment, a small business, or anywhere where space is at a premium. Somewhere where you may not have the room to move furniture, or where doing so would be inconvenient.
Purchased in June 2021.
- Ambassador Review
Great design but limited purpose, would ideally give 3.5 stars
The omni-glide has a great look, and (personal opinion) is the most attractive and streamlined design of all their vacuums. Operationally, one of the biggest positive changes of the omni from the v series is the rotating head, which makes it extremely easy to manoeuvre, especially if you have a small house with a lot of corners that you need to navigate around (honestly, I cannot rave enough about the rotation). It's so easy to use and manoeuvrable that the other connecting parts were rarely needed. Another positive is that it's so lightweight ...and shorter (when all pieced together) that it prevents your arm getting tired from either the weight or the leverage (unlike the v 10/11). It also has an actual "on/off" button as opposed to the "trigger" which is a personal preference in terms of whether it makes it easier to use (yes your hand won't cramp up but you would also waste more battery power unless you're constantly turning it off during use). The downside is that the rotating head that's included is for hard floors only. So if you have carpet/rugs, you're going to need another vacuum. And being smaller and more lightweight, it also has less suction power. It managed to work for dust and small debris, but struggled with slightly larger scraps of paper, as well as dried modelling clay, which sometimes became congested between the brush bars (however this was easy to remove by simply sliding the brush bars out). I also noticed that upon disassembling, some small debris would drop out from the vicinity of canister (possibly because the suction was not strong enough to fully pull the rubbish in before turning it off). When it did manage to suction up slightly larger debris (i.e. scrap of tissue), it became congested in the "inlet" to the canister, because the inlet is so small. Although this may seem like a long list of negatives, this vacuum is fantastic, but only for a specific type of home. It would be great for those who have hard floors and ESPECIALLY with rooms that are cramped with furniture, that would normally have to be moved during cleaning with other vacuums. However it has limited purpose in homes that require extensive cleaning, and if you need to vacuum up more than your average dust particles or small debris (i.e. if you have young children who really know how to make a mess) this is not the vacuum for you. As with all Dyson cordless vacuums, the Achilles heel is their battery life. Depending on the size of your house, it may need multiple charges for a full clean. On the "max" setting I managed to clean two rooms before the battery ran out of power. At the end of the day, Dyson needs to include the rotating head as part of the arsenal for their next v series vacuum. Higher suction power and the rotation combined would be amazing.
Purchased in June 2021.
This is the missing link in the vacuuming experience
Sometimes you do things the same way because that's the way you've always done it. Like us with vacuuming, you wheel out your machine of choice, you do what it's good at very easily and then you compensate for what it can't do properly. And that typically means moving stuff aside, picking it up or even turning it over and vacuuming underneath or to the side/behind of. The Omni-glide markets itself as the most versatile machine ever on hard surfaces (which it proves to be) but i'm going to add more to that. It is a real labour saver of tim...e and effort in other ways and NOT just hard surfaces. The omni-glide is absolutley awesome on hard surfaces as it claims. The very light, very slender design with that new backwards-forwards head is just magic. I've always thought that the other Dysons with their motorised head (my choice component) was annoying in that you pull backwards and drag stuff with it. You then go around it and come back to vacuum it forwards. Not a biggie, but as I said earlier - a compensation that you just make. The omni-glide "omnidirectional" cleaning head fixes that problem completely. You end up doing less work and combining the very light weight, new grip and extremely supple head you feel like you can just guide this around the rooms with mere fingers holding it (which I did). We used this on hard timber polished floors and tiled/vinyl floors. Effortless, powerful cleaning. In using it we come to it's other major strength. It gets between and UNDER things in ways the other Dysons and other vacuum systems we have used simply don't! In our place we have many things that qualify for needing under service, move-aside service or turn-over service. Drawers, lanterns, lamps, dining settings (between the legs), office chairs, niche tables, corner units, big beds and lots of other things. The unit was exceptional here! Both on hard surfaces and carpet we used the omni-glide. Simply put left hand on left knee, bent over a bit, held the omni with fingers only... and slipped it completely under big items right to my fingertips. So easy. I tested out doing between all the chair legs without moving any of them. Easy. I used both the omnidirectional roller AND the even smaller motorised roller head. We ended up doing a lot less physical moving of stuff, just to vacuum as well as getting those areas done better. How many people have tried moving their king size bed recently to vacuum under it.. and all of it at that! Well you don't have to with this. So this is why it's the missing link. It fills that gap where vacuums have fallen away - the hard to get at places. Won't do everything, but I didn't find anything where it didn't improve the time to vacuum, the quality of vacuuming once done and the physical effort overall to get it done. Big tick. But it doesn't stop there. We have picture rails all over the place and high ceilings. I also used the extended brush head to reach up and do all of those as well. I was a huge fan of the Dyson Oversize doing that but it's clunky and heavy by comparison. This little unit was perfect for the weight and reach to get those things done. This will also include tops of curtains. The lower stuff too powerpoint tops and skirting for example.
Purchased in June 2021.
Great easy to use compact vacuum cleaner.
The Dyson Omni-Glide lives up to it’s name. It actually does just glide across the floor.
I was very excited to try this vacuum. When I received it and opened the box honestly I thought it looked a little odd. It does not have a ‘gun’ style handle and it looked too much more compact than the usual Dyson “stick” vacuum. BUT what really stood out to me immediately was…finally…you don’t need to hold down a button to keep it on - bonus!
The handle takes a bit of getting used to. I must admit, not the most comfortable as it’s quite wide and ther...e’s a bit of weight from the battery but I understand the reasoning behind it as it’s like a little sucking broom where you can easily manoeuvre around walls and into corners. This it a great little “complementary” vacuum cleaner. The Dyson Omni-Glide has an easy swivel head that rotates with your wrist movement. Although it can swivel around, it’s by no means a floppy uncontrollable head. It’s very easy to precisely angle it into the tightest of spaces. I love the velour motorised head on my oak and tiled floors along with the ease of use my timber stair case, the velour ensures no scratching. It sure does lift the dust and dirt off easily.
Purchased in May 2021.
Great as a spare or second vacuum, but on the pricey end for this
• POWER BUTTON!!! FINALLY Dyson has put a power button instead of a pull trigger. I am only 32 but have Rheumatoid Arthritis and holding down the trigger on my Dyson V11 is a killer. Hopefully they make the move to a power button to their other stick machines too.
• The 360 swivel head is awesome. It take a little getting used to but after a few minutes it was actually, dare I say it, “fun” to use
• For what it is designed for, the run time is plenty and does seem to match up to its claimed run time of 20 minutes. I got 21 and 22mins on my...
Omnidirectional cleaner head
This functions using four 360-degree stabilising castors, and a neck that bends at a joint. That means that as well as moving front, back, left and right, the cleaner head essentially pivots to any angle to navigate tight spaces (like behind the toilet).
You can slide it under furniture
The slimline design of the Omni-glide means that the motor, filter, and handle are all aligned.
This allows the Omni-glide to minimise any bulk, and lie flat. You can slide it under furniture like sofas and low-profile tables, like coffee tables.
Unique Dyson design
The in-line design also means the Omni-glide has a slimmer bin, and is without the usual handle of Dyson’s cordless vacuums. This may be part of the reason Dyson states that this vacuum is good as a back-up or second vacuum, for quick cleaning touch-ups.
Instead of the typical Dyson power trigger that you have to hold while vacuuming, the Omni-glide is equipped with an on and off power button instead.
Comes with three tools
These include a mini motorised tool for removing hair and caked-in dirt, a worktop tool and a combination tool.
You can also change the Omni-glide to handheld functionality with a click.
- 20 minutes of ‘non-fade’ power (power that doesn’t become compromised because the battery is running out)
- 5-stage filtration system to capture fine dust
- 0.2L bin volume
|Category||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.2 L|
|Attachments||Omnidirectional Fluffy cleaner head, Charger, Combination tool, Worktop tool, Charging station, Mini motorised tool|
|Charging Time||3.5 hours|
|Running Time||20 min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||May 2021|
- MPN: 368687-01
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