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Dyson Micro 1.5Kg Review

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Updated May 2, 2023
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The Dyson Micro 1.5Kg is an entry-level handheld vacuum cleaner announced in early 2022. Similar to some of the best vacuum cleaners on the market, it comes with a HEPA-14 filter that filters out up to 99.995% of dust particles and has good build quality.

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Weighing only 3.3 pounds, the Micro 1.5Kg is slightly beaten by the 2.1-pound Dyson Humdinger as far as portability is concerned, but its four-cell energy-dense lithium-ion battery will have it run for up to 28 minutes on its highest level. Its rotating head makes it very easy to maneuver around hard-to-reach areas too.

Reasons to Buy

  • Easy to maneuver
  • Low noise output
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Has a HEPA filter
  • Lightweight and portable

Reasons to Not

  • Low suction power
  • Can’t clean carpets
  • Small dirt bin

Market Context

Compared to the same brand’s similar models: Weighing about 3.3 pounds, the Dyson Micro 1.5Kg is lighter than the Dyson V8 Absolute, which is 5.8 pounds. However, the V8 trumps the 1.5Kg as far as dirt capacity is concerned, with a larger 0.54-liter dirt bin compared to the 1.5Kg’s 0.18-liter dirt bin. The V8 also has a longer run time of 41 minutes compared to the Micro 1.5Kg’s 27 minutes and is less noisy since it produces about 73.2 decibels compared to the Micro 1.5Kg’s 78.5 decibels.

The Dyson Micro 1.5Kg has better battery life than the Dyson Omni-Glide, as it lasts up to 18 minutes on its max power level, while the Omni-Glide only lasts 5 minutes. However, the Dyson Omni-glide has a cleaner head with two rollers, making it a lot easier to navigate around tight spaces compared to the Micro 1.5Kg, which is more of a handheld vacuum cleaner.

Compared to other brands’ similar models: The Dyson Micro 1.5Kg is no match for the Shark Rocket Pet Pro, as it has a larger 0.5-liter dirt compartment compared to the Micro 1.5Kg’s 0.09-liter dirt bin and is also slightly quieter, with a noise output of 70.5 dB compared to the latter’s 72.8 dB. The Shark Pet Pro also has a 42-minute battery life, which lasts longer than the Micro 1.5Kg’s 28-minute run time.

Critic Consensus

Many critics praised the Dyson Micro 1.5Kg for how easy it is to maintain. Product specialists from Rtings liked that the HEPA filter only needs to be washed once a month. They also tested it for noise output and were impressed that it produced only about 72.8 decibels. Testers from Tech Advisor also commended Dyson Micro for its lightweight and established that it was very easy to handle and maneuver during their tests. While it may not be the best vacuum for arthritis sufferers, critics unanimously agreed that it worked well on bare floors, as it picked up all pet hair and 100% of large and small debris without difficulty.

However, expert testers were a bit disappointed that, unlike the bObsweep Bob Pro, it is not designed for use on high or low-pile carpet, as reviewers from Vacuum Tester noted a lot of resistance and rated its performance at 4.5/10. They also weren’t pleased about its small 0.18-liter dirt compartment and were a bit pensive about its low suction power, which averaged 0.51 kPa.

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