They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so the cleaning experts at Shark should be very flattered this week. Yesterday, Dyson debuted the new Dyson Hard, touting it as an innovative new cleaning solution for hard flooring surfaces. What Dyson doesn’t mention is that this design isn’t exactly new! The Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop has been helping people save time and money for years by combining the benefits of a vacuum, mop and steam cleaner in one lightweight design.
So how does the Dyson Hard stack up to the Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop? Let’s take an in-depth look.
- Suction on bare floors – Both the Dyson Hard and the Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop pick up debris from hard flooring surfaces.
- Wet cleaning – The Dyson Hard uses wet wipes, which must be added to a floating wipe plate before you clean. With the Shark MV2010, you simply add water to the easy-to-fill tank. There’s no need to purchase special wipes; you can clean with ordinary water.
- Wiping ability – The Dyson Hard wet wipes work similarly to an ordinary mop and wipes away surface dirt as you clean. The Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop is outfitted with a pair of microfiber cleaning cloths. The concentrated network of millions of fibers found on the cloth traps fine particulates and holds them in place.
- Sanitization – The Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop is a steam cleaner with the ability to kill up to 99.9 percent of bacteria as you clean. The Dyson Hard does not use any type of steam.
It’s easy to see that the original multi-function vacuum solution, the Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop, offers more benefits than the new Dyson Hard. You can check out a video of the Shark in action at GoVacuum.com.
I’m not one to insult people, but stupid criminals seem to be getting stupider in 2013.
For 45-year-old Chuck Echevarria from Amherst, New York, the New Year didn’t get off to a very good start. Marking perhaps a new low for stupid criminals, Chuck waltzed into a big box store, took a cart and proceeded to fill it with over $1,700 worth of Dyson vacuums.
Then, he brazenly pushed his cart right outside without paying, walking right past several security cameras in the process. The footage posted on YouTube not only shows a clear view of his face, but also of the license plate on his vehicle.
It’s no surprise that this king of stupid criminals was quickly arrested. In fact, his antics had already landed him in jail in Pennsylvania on different charges.
So what did Chuck steal? A lot of different things, but most of his loot consisted of Dyson vacuums of all things. This has earned him the title of the Dyson thief in local media coverage around Amherst.
We personally think that walking out of a store with a cart full of merchandise and your face in plain view is pretty foolish, but Chuck’s choice of merchandise to target is even dumber to us. If the Dyson thief was going to steal a vacuum, we can’t understand why he’d pass up higher quality models like the Shark Navigator and go for a Dyson instead.
Obviously, Chuck didn’t plan his heist too well, and he didn’t bother to research what he was stealing either. Just one look at Shark vacuum reviews online would have told him that in the Dyson vs Shark debate, Shark vacuums always come out on top.
If you’re making the Dyson vs Shark decision for yourself, we hope you’ll look into the matter more carefully than the good old Dyson thief did. You can check out the Shark Navigator and other Shark vacuums at GoVacuum.com and see for yourself why choosing a Dyson vs a Shark makes stupid criminals even stupider.
Plus, when you’re ready to buy one of our new Shark vacuums, you’re sure to love the price. They’re practically a steal.
Okay, I get informed by big boss man yesterday, I would have to attend a product launch from a leading vacuum company last night. Grrrrrr… this would effect my hectic work schedule, but he informed me there would be an open bar and free food, two of my favorite things, so I was happy to go!
Just as I finished up my 11th piece of salmon and capping off my second bottle of red grape juice, I was informed by that said boss man, he wanted to “increase my duties” at the company…. :(
No… No… NOOOOOOOOO!!! I’ve worked hard to get to this point of slacker and he wants to ruin that with work? Before I could react, he asked me if I knew what a daily deal was. I tried to pretend my hearing aid battery was low, but he knew I had just replaced them, because we had a conversation about them a day before, as he suggested I should get rechargeable vacuum batteries to use in them (I said he was scary looking, never funny).
He wasn’t buying it, he told me I need to start a daily deal section of our website and everyday I would need to offer a new discounted vacuum deal. Needless to say, that third bottle of juice was finished off rather quickly. What could I do? I felt deceived, but no one else will hire me sit in a hammock and blog all day, so I’m left with no other choice, but to say… without further delay. Drum Roll Please…. Introducing GoVacuum Daily Deals!
Everyday yours truly will have one of the GoVacuum misfits rummage thru our warehouse and find a product we have too many of, then I’ll go ahead and write something witty about it and come up with a huge discount off the regular price (Woot rip off much?).
A lot of items we’ll take a loss on, but it’s better then paying rent stocking these items in our warehouse. Some items will be vacuum cleaners that are new in the box, some will be returned open box returns that are in like new condition with fully warranties, some might be robotic vacuums or whatever we might find in the warehouse!
The good news for you, our customers is you will have savings as high as 90% off the regular price! Just check our website everyday to see what’s being offered, but buy quickly and think later! Daily Deals will be limited in quantity and you have 30-60 days to return them and we even pay shipping both ways! Just buy the items and if you don’t like them return them, zero risk or cost to you! My theory is if enough people buy stuff to try it out then return it, our daily deals will make use loose so much money he will stop the daily deals and I can get back to slacking! :) The bad news for me, is now I currently have to work between Jerry Springer and Maurry… :(
Excludes Miele products. Think I can turn this in to a “weekly deal” instead? Have an idea about how I can get out of doing work? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever had a bad day and scream that at your kid, husband or wife? We hope not… well, we always encourage telling someone to GoVacuum! We just hope you exclaim this in a happy, jokingly manner.
What if you lived in a house where you walked in the door after a hard day of work and your home was clean, without having to ever vacuum? What if you still knew how to party and could do what you really loved for a living… like blog about vacuums? What if I didn’t try to shamelessly self promote the term GoVacuum!? Well… like my boy Wayne from Wayne’s World says… it might happen.
Seriously, my party time, excellent, friends… It might happen! I can’t assure you, you’ll love your job, but I can assure you, you may never have to vacuum again! How? By doing absolutely nothing, that’s how (well, almost nothing)!
Yes, much like I’ll be doing tomorrow on Labor Day to celebrate LaborDayAPalooza (read this blog again on Tuesday, so you will understand), you don’t have to do much! That’s because we at Govacuum not only rock like Wayne and Garth because we offer the best Miele vacuum reviews on our website and free shipping with 60 days returns (shameless ain’t I?), but because we are having a contest!
A contest that requires no purchase! Yeah, we know that’s the law and all, but that’s not why we’re not requiring you to not buy anything to enter. Nope, we are just good people like that! Seriously! All the owner wants me to do is sign up people for our newsletter that’s filled with GoVacuum money saving coupons, sales, savings and my random goofy ramblings.
What? You don’t find me funny? Ummmmmm… Okay… well… this is a bit of an awkward turtle…
Fine then! Don’t sign up for our money saving newsletter… just like us on Facebook and you will be entered to win as well! Better yet, do both and DOUBLE your chance to win!
What are you winning? Well, what do you expect based off what I said? A vacuum that cleans your home on its own? Is this a parallel universe where vacuums clean your home on their own?
Before I answer that, just be thankful, you’re not Jerry O’connell and not because your lackluster acting career is all but stagnant, but because you’re not stuck trying to find your way home sliding from parallel Earth to parallel Earth like he was in Sliders.
Once entered you will be qualified to win a Irobot Roomba 560! Which in my opinion is far cooler then R2-D2! While the Roomba 560 is nothing out of Star Wars, it sure is sweet and fun to watch!
The Irobot Roomba 560 will run all day while you’re at work to vacuum your hardwood floors, tile, laminate, area rugs, carpeting and most all other flooring surfaces.
Yes, we got so carried away with this contest we even had Santa and one of his taller elves film a commercial for us (I hope Santa keeps his job, I don’t envision acting as a full time career for the jolly guy).
Want to read more of my mindless vacuum chatter? Go to GoVacuum.us
Do you have a idea? I sure would like to hear it! Like, please… I’m begging you! If you don’t email me, I can’t look busy, if I don’t look busy, I’ll have to fix vacuums broken Dyson vacuums and they are always breaking and hard to repair! So… help me out! email@example.com
The new Dyson Air Multiplier is another example of the company’s cutting edge attitude towards household necessities. A bladeless room fan, the Air Multiplier creates a natural breeze with absolutely zero turbulence.
Creative technicians at Dyson noticed that there was something interesting when they were testing the company’s Airblade hand-dryer. This dryer blows a single sheet of air upwards at the speed of 400 miles per hour. You can run your hands through the air stream and they are dry in a flash, with no need for wiping. Along with the single sheet of air, the team found that a large amount of extraneous air was pulled along with it, something called “inducement” by people in the know. The techies knew they could do something with this concept, and so began to apply the technology to a household fan.
Using friction and pressure, the concept of “inducement” was successfully applied to the Air Multiplier, whereby a thin sheet of air is blown out of a small opening at the rear of the unit. Driven by a motor similar to that found in a jet turbine or a turbocharger, the 16 degree wing slope of the fan allows negative pressure to gather around the moving sheet of air, sucking more air along with it so that it is multiplied at 15 times more powerful. The breeze is created by moving 118 gallons of air per second, which is what high level room fans generally do. Instead of the chop that one experiences from angled, rotating blades, the Dyson Air Multiplier provides an unobtrusive stream of air that feels natural as it cools.
Right now prices are high at $299.99 for the 10 inch and $329.99 for the 12 inch. But if you are looking for a natural feel from one of the most reliable companies around, the investment is well worth it.
For information on room fans, air purifiers, and filters, check out the GoVacuum website.
Everyone loves Dyson and everything they offer. And we like to make people happy. So we’re giving away one Dyson Slim DC18 Lightweight Vacuum to one lucky winner. No purchase necessary, so go ahead and enter already: Enter the Dyson Slim Giveaway.
The Dyson Slim is the latest offering by wildly popular Dyson. It’s lightweight, it’s versatile, it’s bagless and uses the same great non-clogging cyclonic technology — it’s just way lighter.
Update: We’ve had to end the contest early, due to threats of dealership cancellation from Dyson (and we can’t afford to lose Dyson business). We’re not sure why they object to this contest, but we will comply. We will be announcing the winner in the next GoVacuum newsletter.
This past week, a couple of us GoVacuum-ers were in Sin City for the VDTA (Vacuum Dealers Trade Association) Convention. We got to talk to a whole slew of manufacturers, see new products, and swap ideas with other vacuum dealers around the country.
Dyson unveiled their newest offering with much hype and good marketing buzz. In the end, it looks like it’s the discontinued DC04PL Canister re-worked to have an electric powerhead (so it will be effective on carpet) and a new name (the Dyson Stowaway). I’m sure it will appeal to those who have always wanted a Dyson, but don’t have a large home with lots of space to waste. It also looks shinier. The people who demonstrated it for me were very helpful and knowledgeable, and the new powerhead seemed very easy to maneuver — it mimicked the turns of my wrist, like the Miele powerheads. It’s not available for sale yet, obviously, but I’ll update here when it is.
Below is a photo of my favorite poster from the convention (yes, I’m obsessed) :
You can see all our photos from the convention at Flickr, including some action shots of the Dyson Stowaway. I have some videos linked below. All in all, I have to say, vacuum salesmen/women are more interesting than people give them credit for. Of course, I’m probably biased.