Dyson DC59 Motorhead is their Most Powerful Upright Vac Yet

Lightweight vacuums generally suck at carpets, and not in the good way. Dyson’s newest vacuum cleaner is aiming to fix that.

The Dyson DC59 Motorhead, excusing its grievous lack of umlauts, looks to be a pretty solid vacuum. It’s a cordless upright vacuum, which would normally mean it’s built with hard surfaces in mind. Not so here – Dyson managed to shove a motor into the brush bar, which means carpets are actively getting brushed clean during vacuuming. It also offers 75 percent more brush power than the DC59 Animal, Dyson’s previous upright vacuum.

This vacuum is cordless, but battery power shouldn’t be a problem. That vacuum is more energy efficient than its predecessors, despite being 1.5 times as powerful as the DC59 Animal overall.

You’ll be able to find the Dyson DC59 Motorhead in stores today for $550.

Update 2/1/15: Check out our review of the Dyson DC59 Motorhead.