I confess that I've always had Dyson envy. Not that I'm a fan of vacuuming, or housework of any kind, but those Dyson vacuum cleaners look like something out of a robot autopsy. I recently had a chance to test out the new Dyson Stowaway. It's Dyson's version of a canister vacuum that promises not to lose suction.
My motivation for trying it was primarily that it resembles R2D2's illegitimate half brother. I would have been impressed if it suctioned a cotton ball (well, what do you expect? it's stylephile, not housekeepingphile).
I tested the Stowaway in my den, where my 15-year-old cat is losing the last of his fur on every surface. This vacuum looked great as it sucked up my balding cat's fur from the rug and the loveseat. If I'm going to be seen with a vacuum in my hand, it might as well be this one.
Oh yeah, it also did a fantastic job cleaning, if you're into that kind of thing. But I hate to think of little illegitimate R2D2 getting dirty.