Dreame T20 cordless vacuum cleaner: Strong upgrade in crowdfunding
The Super Early Bird Perk for $199 is already completely gone. The Early Bird offer starts at $219.
Xiaomis subsidiary Dreame manufactures very good, powerful and high-quality battery vacuum cleaners for comparatively little money. This premise has continued with every new model. Even for the Dreame T20, which has now entered crowdfunding, the household manufacturer is not demanding enormous sums. An upgrade model of its predecessor V11 that leaves hardly any wishes unfulfilled.
- Dreame T20 cordless vacuum cleaner
- at Indiegogo from $219 (Early Bird)
- Shipping expected from October 2020
- 2 years warranty
- with additional, exchangeable battery
- at Indiegogo from $278 (Early Bird)
Technical data: Comparison to Dreame V11
Anyone who asks now how the T20 differs from its direct predecessor, the V11, is not wrong to ask. In fact, the T20 is an optimized version of the V11 – strong!
|Dreame T20||Dreame V11|
|Suction power||25.000 pa (150 AW)||25.000 pa (150 AW)|
|Operating Volume||n.A.||65, 69, 73 dB (depending on suction stage)|
|Battery||2700 mAh, exchangeable||3000 mAh|
|Working time||70 min on lowest suction level (but two batteries), 10 min on highest level||90, 30, 10 min (with increasing suction level)|
|Charging time||4 h||4 h|
|Dust chamber||0.6 l||0.5 l|
|Dimensions||n. A.||122,1 x 20,2 cm|
|Weight||1.7 kg as handheld vacuum cleaner||1.6 kg as handheld vacuum cleaner, 3.9 kg completely removed|
|CE mark||expected yes||yes|
Dreame T20: The V11 in even better
At first glance, you might think you are looking at V11, which was released only a few months earlier. Dreame has been doing it that way since day 1, they base their new models on predecessors. They have optimized suction power and cyclone technology, installed a display or improved their floor nozzle and roller. If the model on which the other models are based is well developed, this is a good strategy for all sides. And as of September 2020, it is a good system, also for consumers.
So the T20 was modelled on the V11. The following points have been optimized in the new model:
- now with exchangeable battery (can also be delivered with two batteries)
- floor roller specially designed for carpets
- automatic adjustment of the suction stages
- HEPA filters can be taken apart and cleaned under the sink
- Dust chamber enlarged by 0.1 l
- Working time reduced from 90 min. to 70 min., but second battery
The first point is also the most welcome one: a replaceable battery not only gives the device a longer life, but also allows its owner to charge another battery on the wall mount while using the device. Or both at the same time.
Automatic carpet detection
The floor nozzle has been optimized in such a way that it can detect via sensors on the underside what kind of surface it is on (hard floor or carpet) and automatically adjusts the suction level and thus the suction power. We know this type of detection from the Dyson V11 Absolute. The roller itself has also been modified and is now very reminiscent of the powerful Torque Drive of the Dyson top model. The design is to be specially designed so that long (animal) hair does not get caught in it so easily.
Using the display and control element below, you can also choose between three suction levels yourself.
Assessment and outlook: The new flagship model
Praiseworthy Dreame, praiseworthy. Everything that was missing from the already very strong V11 and was criticized on a high level has now been implemented and optimized by Dreame. The step towards the replaceable battery is welcome from the consumer’s point of view, as Dyson also recognized a few months ago and many other manufacturers will still notice.
In October, Xiaomi’s subsidiary will send the new, so far strongest cordless vacuum cleaner model to the supporters of the crowdfunding campaign. It is not yet clear what the official launch price for the market release will then be. But since we are dealing with an upgrade of the V11, which costs about $300, I would estimate the Dreame T20 with exchangeable battery above $350 for us in this country. Accordingly, an early purchase of the model is much more comfortable for the wallet.
I see in this model a serious contender for the battery vacuum cleaner throne. What does Dreame himself say about the T20?
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