The idea of waking up on Sunday morning and starting the day off with your dyson cord-free vacuum in your hand is one that undoubtedly fills you with dread.
What if you’re doing it alongside your four-year-old as they vacuum (or think they’re vacuuming) with you? With the Casdon Dyson Cord-Free Toy Vacuum Cleaner, this could soon be your future.
While it is undoubtedly a child’s toy, not a real-life vacuum, it’s very convincing. Whether it’s mowing the lawn with Dad, playing video games with their sibling or vacuuming with Mum, kids love to be involved, no matter the activity. Thanks to the realistic appearance, sounds, dust compartment and the ability to actually pick up dust, not only will your child feel like they’re helping, they actually are!
The kids will feel just like mum and dad on a sunday morning as they ‘clean’ the house alongside them thanks to the realistic nature of the toy. This playful yet helpful chore will create a healthy, playful environment surrounding doing your chores
The realism continues as kids can easily dump their rubbish into the bin. Just make sure they don’t dump it all out on the floor!
While the toy vacuum is going for realism, your child doesn’t need to struggle to change nozzles, resulting in fury as you jam the vacuum back into its charging station. With an easy removal system to change nozzles, one hand is all they’ll need.
- The main draw of this Dyson toy hoover over other pretend vacuums aimed at children is that it actually picks up debris. However a common complaint is that it fails to do so.
- While the gimmick of a vacuum that looks real will be enough for younger children, older ones may lose interest without the ability to actually clean the floor.
Our Final Opinion on this Gadget
As with everything from Dyson, there is a sense of class to their product. It looks real, it sounds real and looks like a replica toy that a kid would like to play with. However, the main benefit of this toy vacuum when compared to others on the market that are more obviously toys, is that it is supposed to be able to pick up fluff from the floor. It only took seconds to find several reviews arguing that this is not the case.
For $50 you may as well spend a few more dollars for a cheap yet working real vacuum cleaner. At Kmart there are options for less than the price of this toy. Another option is to get a toy that knows it’s a toy – trust me, I was helping Dad mow the lawn with a tiny, red plastic lawn mower – they’ll still play!
Either way, the Casdon Dyson cord-free Toy Vacuum Cleaner doesn’t seem like the choice.
While the point of this product is to look as real as possible so that your child is immersed in the fantastical world of vacuuming, electric corded chargers and children don’t mix! Luckily the Casdon Dyson cord-free Toy Vacuum Cleaner is battery powered. 3x AA batteries and your kid will be faux cleaning the house in no time.
For a product aimed at children with a suitable age bracket of 3+, the size of the product is extremely important. Luckily kids of most sizes will be able to play with this one as it is only 71cm tall, has a width of 10cm and weighs only one kilogram.
- 10cm (W) x 15cm(D) x 71cm(H) x 1kg
The product page says the toy hoover is suitable for ages 3+ however, as with everything as a parent, it is up to your discretion. Because of the height of the toy, it will be difficult to hold and use for children that are on the smaller side, while others that are right on the precipice of three-years-old, who are further along in their development may be just fine.
Because of the 3+ years statement on the product, it is inadvisable for children younger than that to use the product.