If you’ve found that the Dyson model numbers you’re familiar with aren’t lining up with the names of the brand’s vacuums that are currently for sale, you’re not just seeing things: Dyson has changed its vacuum naming.
As such, it may be time for you to brush up on your Dyson lingo. Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular models, what they used to be named and what they’re called now.
- What it used to be: DC50 Animal
- What it does: The Dyson Ball Compact Animal is a relatively lightweight upright model ideal for cleaning pet-filled households from top to bottom. The device comes with a tangle-free turbine tool, combination tool and stair tool. It’s available from Dyson for $449.99
- What it used to be: DC65 Multi Floor
- What it does: A slightly less expensive upright vacuum (sold by Dyson for $399.99), the Dyson Ball Multi Floor has a self-adjusting cleaner head that’s designed to maintain suction. Its ball technology promises to make steering simple. The device’s accessories include a combination tool and stair tool.
Which upright is a fit for you? Check out an in-depth comparison of the Dyson DC50 Animal and the Dyson DC65 Multi Floor.
- What it used to be: DC47 Animal
- What it does: As its name suggests, $449.99 Dyson Ball Compact Animal is suitable for homes with pets. Among other features, it boasts ball technology, a lightweight design, a carbon fiber floor tool, a tangle-free turbine tool, a combination tool and stair tool.
- What it used to be: DC39 Origin
- What it does: The Dyson Ball Multi Floor canister vacuum is $399.99 from Dyson. This sleek device is heavier than the Dyson Ball Compact Animal, but it features a longer cord (30 feet compared to 16.4 feet) and more suction power (280 air watts compared to 170 air watts). Its accessories include a combination tool and stair tool.
- What it used to be: DC58
- What it does: If it’s a handheld vacuum cleaner you need, the Dyson V6 Trigger provides a portable, cordless option for picking up dirt in small spaces. This handheld provides up to 20 minutes of suction and weighs just 3.4 pounds. For $199.99, you’ll receive the vacuum, a combination accessory tool and a crevice tool.
|Dyson Ball Compact Animal||Dyson Ball Multi Floor||Dyson Ball Compact Animal||Dyson Ball Multi Floor||Dyson V6 Trigger|
|Former name||DC50 Animal||DC65 Multi Floor||DC47 Animal||DC39 Origin||DC58|
|Cord length||25 feet||30 feet||16.4 feet||30 feet||Cordless|
|Weight||11.6 pounds||17.3 pounds||13.8 pounds||17.3 pounds||3.4 pounds|
|Suction power||128 air watts||245 air watts||170 air watts||280 air watts||100 air watts|
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