A £21.99 Dyson hoover exists as a toy for kids – and it actually works.
I have no idea what the purpose of this actually is. Do kids secretly love hoovering? Would a tiny hoover be the perfect Christmas present?
I mean, not in my experience, but maybe the latest generation are all lovers of housework.
I think it’s safe to say a child’s vacuum is definitely just a rouse to get kids to do more cleaning by fooling them into thinking the device is a fun, cool toy made specially for them.
The ‘toy’ is an exact replica of Dyson’s latest handheld DC59 model, except it has been shrunk down to a size more manageable for tiny hands.
It’s cordless, to ensure your child won’t end up in a tangled mess as they attempt to tackle the living room carpet, and even boasts ‘realistic sounds’.
I imagine they’re realistic because, well, it’s a working vacuum cleaner.
To make the toy even more appealing to children, there’s a clear cylinder filled with colourful plastic balls which will whip around when you start the hoover. If that’s not fun I don’t know what is.
The device must be in high demand, because it’s actually already sold out on Very. There must be children across the UK just desperate to clean up their mess!
I think it’s the site description which really sells it:
Keep your play house clean a tidy with this Dyson hand held vacuum, this super cute Dyson vacuum is a direct replica of the latest hand held DC59 model.
The simulated cyclone action has moving colourful balls in a clear cylinder, accessible dust compartment for emptying all the dust and fluff your little helper has vacuumed up!
It also has realistic sounds!! This hand held Dyson Vacuum conveniently transforms into a handheld unit from a floor vacuum.
The technical jargon about the Dyson combined with phrases like ‘super cute’ and an abundance of exclamation marks just seems like a combination which doesn’t belong together.
I can imagine there will be a few youngsters trying to quickly convert their faces from confusion to a look of glee when they open this unique present on Christmas Day.
Very claims the hoover is created for ages 3-8, but I’m actually thinking it would be a great device to have in my tiny little studio flat. I don’t have much space for a hoover – this could be the perfect solution.
It’s certainly an interesting creation!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.