Dyson has introduced its most powerful cordless vacuum, the Dyson Gen5detect, featuring a new fifth-generation Hyperdymium motor, delivering 262 air watts of suction and up to 70 minutes runtime – claimed to be the longest in a cordless vacuum.

The vacuum incorporates a fully sealed, whole-machine HEPA filtration system engineered to capture 99.9% of particles down to 0.1 microns. A new Fluffy Optic cleaner head has also been re-engineered, revealing twice the amount of microscopic dust for increased brightness and range.

The motor is smaller, faster and more powerful than its predecessor, spinning at up to 135,000rpm – up to nine times faster than a Formula One engine – making the Gen5detect vacuum Dyson’s most powerful to date.

Dyson founder and chief engineer, James Dyson said, “The Gen5detect defines Dyson’s next generation of cleaning technology. It is the combination of our dust light optic technology, dust particle counting and sizing, pioneering new motor and whole-machine HEPA filtration, that enables you to achieve our deepest ever clean.”

Dyson vice president of floorcare, Charlie Park added, “The best filter cannot provide clean air if there is an opportunity for dirty air to leak out of the machine – so our engineers worked hard to ensure that all our Dyson vacuums have whole-machine filtration. In our Gen5detect vacuum, we went a step further with HEPA filtration to ensure that even particles as small as 0.1 microns remain trapped in the machine.”

Introduced in 2021, Dyson’s own illuminating dust technology was developed to see microscopic particles and hidden dust on the floor that is otherwise invisible to the naked eye. For the Gen5detect, the new light source is positioned as low as possible in the endcap of the Fluffy Optic cleaner head to only illuminate particles on floors.

A completely re-engineered user interface shows when the surface is clean in real-time. A piezo sensor uses acoustic sensing to count and categorise particle sizes, and bars on the LCD screen rise and fall according to volume of particles being removed.

In addition to software updates to the UI, the Gen5 motor also required new software to monitor and control speed, power and temperature, which works hand-in-hand with the new UI to troubleshoot potential issues and maintain the machine.

The Dyson Gen5detect cordless vacuum cleaner is now available for RRP $1,499.