third_deg wrote:Kick panel height is just reality, not irrelevant. Vast majority of homes are under 4". So yes it matters.
That's not the reality in any of the 8 homes I own in the UK, dating from 1910 to 2000, where the kick-panel is the standard 6"/15cm in height. Even in the Cottage I've just bought, built back in the 1600's (when Manhatten was sold to a Dutchman for just $24 and Australia was still just a prison colony!), the 1970's kitchen - about to be stripped out - also has a kick-panel height of 6"! Running a business maintaining property in the UK (including kitchen installation) I can honestly say very few properties I've come across here have kick-panels of "under 4"", even the £4m mansions I work on. So I'm afraid I don't share your reality.
third_deg wrote:The Dyson is a trilobite clone with a bin that's half the size. And trilobites lack of corner cleaning has been it's downfall as well. Roomba and others have side brush, Neato shaped to at least attempt to get to corners and still added a side brush, and latest Samsung is the same.
I don't find my Trilobite that way, since the strength of vacuum compensates to some degree. The side-brush of the Roomba I used (and the Samsung I own) was all but useless, simply flicking dirt around. It's the same view Dyson himself takes in his promotional videos.
third_deg wrote:I just don't think ignoring the problems is the best way to solve. The Dyson us not rubbish, but it's not a full solution either.
I'd agree; I don't think any robotic cleaner is a full solution either, but until we see how this new Dyson performs in the real world, it's all just speculation. At least here in the UK, if your kitchen has been installed properly at a standard 6" kick-panel height, the Dyson's ability to clean under it shouldn't be a problem.