The British based home appliance maker Dyson, who are primarily known for making top end vacuum cleaners has announced a new innovation in pet grooming called the Dyson groom tool. The add on attaches to your existing Dyson to let you suck up hair, dirt and dust straight off your dog before it has chance to settle on the furniture.
The designers have made the grooming tool out of robust abs plastics and have spent many hours ensuring the steel bristles are at the perfect angle to allow hair to be sucked straight into the vacuum. They have also designed the bristles to retract and advance under thumb pressure, making it adaptable for different lengths of hair. This also ensures the bristles do not stick out when storing the device, this is important as normal brushes can be pretty sharp.
I can see a couple of flaws with this gadget, the first is the price – £40 for a brush is pretty pricey. The second problem is actually using the device, as soon as I turn on my Dyson my dog shoots out of the room in fear – I can’t imagine he would stand still and actually let me brush him with the nozzle. Perhaps he is just a little skittish though as like most things Dyson has spent a long time testing and performing market research.
I like the idea of the dog groomer and my initial thought was that it could really catch on, I guess I will have to wait to test the device before I can be convinced myself. The device is already available on the dyson website and goes on sale later this month for £40 in Conran stores, it will be widely available in other outlets in Spring 2011.