Are you sick of pet hair and dander on your clothes, in your food, and in your air? The Dyson Ball Animal 2 may be your cure.
We all love our pets, but sometimes it would be nice to be able to wear black clothing without spending 20 minutes trying to brush off pet hair and dander.
You know it’s true.
When you have guests over, it would be nice for them to be able to sit down without apprehension. And not sneeze their heads off as soon as they walk through the door.
With the Dyson Ball Animal 2, you can reduce pet hair and allergy tormenting dander in your home.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 Is Here
The Dyson continues their tradition of offering premium quality with their Dyson Ball Animal 2 vacuum cleaner.
After taking it apart, he figured out that the bag was the main chokepoint clogging with dust and causing the suction to drop.
Did you know that James Dyson had more than 5,000 failed prototypes before inventing the first bagless vacuum cleaner?
“You learn from failures. You don’t learn from successes,” Dyson said. “You’ve got to go through that failure to learn how to succeed.”
“So although I had 5,126 failures, I don’t regret any of them because I learned so much from them and it got me to the final solution.”
During that time, Dyson had just completed construction of an industrial cyclone tower for his factory, which, using centrifugal force, separated paint particles from the air.
It was then when he began to wonder if the same concept could work for vacuum cleaners.
Today, Dyson vacuums are sold in over 65 countries around the world. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is just one of Dyson’s most recent technological breakthroughs in home cleaning.
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 vs. Other Dyson Ball Vacuums
With so many Dyson ball models on the market, it’s easy to assume that they all offer the same cleaning quality.
However, there are several noticeable differences between the Dyson Ball Animal 2 and other Dyson models, such as the Dyson Ball Multi Floor.
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For example, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 has a wider brush head with an extra soft dusting brush and tangle free turbine tool attachment.
But that’s not all:
The main brush bar also drives bristles deeper into the carpet, than some other models. Plus, when it comes to power, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 is among the most powerful models.
Dyson Ball Animal 2 Features
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 features Dyson’s patented ball technology which allows you to navigate around and under obstacles like furniture using only the slightest wrist movement.
The Animal 2 also offers Dyson’s latest patented cyclone power to tackle tough messes across all floor surfaces such as wood floors, carpets, tile, and vinyl.
Even kitty litter is no match for the Dyson Ball Animal 2.
Everyone hates playing plug bingo while moving your vacuum from room to room.
And, boy do we have good news for you:
With the Dyson Ball Animal 2, you can stay plugged in longer because you’ll have a 35-foot power cord offering you a total 50-foot working radius.
Did you know that the motor in a Dyson vacuum cleaner generates more than 100,000 G’s of force? That’s three times the force of a bullet shot from a gun.
The vacuum also has a self-adjusting cleaner head that automatically raises and lowers to create a suction seal across all floor types.
This feature, combined with its powerful motorized brush bar, means that even the smallest dirt and dust particles don’t stand a chance.
It also has one-click dirt emptying that release dirt from the gigantic 0.55-gallon canister with a simple push of the button.
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The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is also certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America thanks to its whole-machine HEPA filtration system.
This HEPA filtration system ensures allergens stay (designer_start) Please add an illustrated vacuum with these words trapped inside: trapped in the vacuum.
…and not put back into your home.
It also comes with a washable lifetime filter which can save you hundreds on filter costs.
Dyson Ball Animal 2 Tag Alongs
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 includes four incredible attachments: the Instant-release high-reach wand, the tangle-free turbine tool, the combination tool, and the stair tool.
These accessories add amazing value while taking all the hassle out of vacuum cleaning.
Instant-release high-reach wand
With the instant-release high-reach wand attachment you can now reach hard-to-reach areas with little effort.
No more standing on chairs and other dangerous maneuvers to reach those dusty ceiling corners or high ledges.
Plus, the hose and wand release in one smooth and quick motion.
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 combination tool is excellent for flexible cleaning.
Combined with the instant-release high-reach wand, you can tackle tough-to-reach jobs like window blinds and high shelves with no sweat.
It doubles as a crevice tool, letting you address grungy nooks and crannies like the nasty areas between couch cushions.
Nearly every breed of dog sheds year round.
Cleaning carpeted stairs was once a tiring and time-consuming enterprise.
But not any more thanks to the Dyson stair tool.
Now you can knock out the dirtiest staircase in minutes thanks to this marvelous attachment.
Tangle-free turbine tool
Pet owners know that there’s almost nothing worse than cleaning out tangled pet hair from a cleaning head.
But those days are over.
Pulling out disgusting tangled pet hair from your cleaning brush is a thing of the past thanks to Dyson’s tangle-free turbine tool.
You can now remove pet hair from upholstery and carpets without annoying hair wraps thanks to the turbine’s innovative counter-rotating brush heads.
Did you know that James Dyson frequently wears a French Royal Red leather belt for public appearances? He has said that this “unusual and particular red” once had “tremendous meaning” in the 18th century.
We’ve Got Options
Articulating hard floor tool
Flat out floor tool
Flat out floor tool
Soft dusting brush
Dyson also offers some fantastic optional attachments that can further turbo charge your cleaning, saving you both time and effort.
These tools range in cost from about $15 to $70, and you can find them for sale at many online retailers or buy them directly from the Dyson website.
Look: Groom tool
The Dyson groom tool takes the stress out of grooming your pooch by offering a comfortable, mess-free grooming experience.
Yes, you can actually vacuum your dog!
The device works well on medium and long-haired dogs.
With its fine bristles, the grooming tool grabs loose hairs, then releases them right into the bin.
Articulating hard floor tool
This hard floor attachment has a swiveling brush head with an ultra-slim design that reaches the most difficult spaces.
It also has soft nylon bristles that remove dust and harmful allergens.
This tool is a must-have for hard floors.
To stay cool, a dog’s hair will start to malt (fall out) in the spring in preparation of the hot summer season. That is due to the excess hair your dog produces to keep warm in the winter.
The Dyson multi-angle brush delivers the ultimate in flexible cleaning, allowing you to twist and adjust the brush for more convenient high-reach cleaning.
If you’re tired of looking at that dust caked ceiling fan, the multi-angle brush is the tool for the job.
“It was really worrying; it was something that I had to solve,” Dyson said. “It was mooring away at me and I really wanted to get it right. I believed I could get it right and make it work, but I didn’t know how to.”
Stiff bristle brush
The stiff bristle brush is specially designed to clean hard-wearing or coarse carpets, doormats, and high-traffic areas of your car or home.
This brush can bust up and remove stubborn dirt and other gunk that refuses to respond to more gentle persuasion.
Let hard-to-clean grime know you mean business with the stiff bristle brush.
Did you know that James Dyson was knighted in 2006?
Trying to vacuum a mattress used to be an exercise in patience.
Until Dyson introduced this:
His powerful mattress tool. With this attachment, you can remove harmful allergens and dirt from mattresses and upholstery in a fraction of the time.
Flat out floor tool
Are you tired of moving heavy appliances and furniture to get the otherwise untouchable dirt and grime underneath?
With the Dyson flat out floor tool, you no longer have to bother with that all that jazz.
The tool’s ultra-low profile design allows you to clean under beds, sofas, and kitchen appliances with ease.
Flexi crevice tool
With the Dyson Flexi crevice tool, you extend and bend the device to root out dust and grime in those otherwise unreachable areas of your home and car.
Dust and dirt have nowhere to hide when you break out this filth-finding terminator.
Cat allergens are “stickier” than almost any other type of allergen. Also, male cats generate more of the protein humans react to (Fel d1) than female cats.
For when you need a soft touch
Here’s what you want:
The Dyson soft dusting brush. With this tool, you can gently remove dust from flat surfaces and delicate items that a traditional brush would scratch.
“Our motors took us 15 years to develop, and it was 10 years before there was one on the market,” Dyson said. “We’ve been developing robotics, but we haven’t launched one yet.
Where to Get This Animal
You can find the Dyson Ball Animal 2 at many favorite retailers both online and in-stores. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 retails between $300 and $600.
Here are just a few places you can find this product:
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 includes a five-year parts and labor warranty.
Here’s what you need to know:
We highly recommended that you register your product on the Dyson website to take full advantage of your warranty’s benefits.
However, if you choose not to register your product, your warranty rights will not diminish.
That said, we do recommend registering to take advantage of some valuable extra benefits that Dyson offers exclusively to its registered customers.
Shortly after his initial success, a company called Hoover UK tried to steal Dyson’s design. He took the company to court and on 5 million dollars in damages.
When you register your Dyson Ball Animal 2 for free on the Dyson website, you can take advantage of some great deals and helpful features.
Dyson will give you direct, tailored, complimentary service for your machine.
You won’t believe this:
First, you save 20 percent during Dyson’s special savings events which are exclusive to only Dyson owners.
You also qualify for free preventative maintenance checks at the closest Dyson Service Center near you.
With Dyson’s dedicated VIP hotline you’ll be able to get assistance from their U.S.-based team of experts. Also, you can contact online support seven days a week.
You can even get helpful insider tips that will allow you to get the most out of your Dyson Ball Animal 2.
And that’s not all:
You’ll have a chance to check out Dyson’s latest technology via their invitation-only reviewer program.
Finally, they even offer after-warranty assistance to registered customers. Did we mention its free to register?
Dyson Ball Animal 2
Shark IONFlex 2X
Pre-motor + Post-motor
15.3 x 13.4 x 42.1 inches
13.4 x 10.4 x 45.9 inches
min. 3.5 hours
How to Set Up Your Dyson Ball Animal 2
This video shows you everything you need to do to start cleaning your home within minutes.
Be sure first to consult your user manual and use this video as a guide to help you out if you get stuck.
It’s All About Maintaining
Let’s be honest.
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a premium cleaning machine that commands a premium investment.
That said, you should strive to maintain your unit so that it delivers the same high-quality performance on day 2,000 as it did on day one.
Deep cleaning your Dyson Ball Animal 2
Deep cleaning your machine at least once or twice a year can keep it maximum performance as well as reduce wear and tear.
How to wash the filter
Here’s a shorty, but a goodie.
It’s crucial that you regularly clean your screen to ensure that your machine runs smoothly.
Regular cleaning also helps prevent the return of harmful dust and allergens back into the air.
Where to Order Parts for the Dyson Ball Animal 2
Parts Warehouse is an example of an independent parts retailer. However, use discretion when buying parts from a retailer other than Dyson.
Poor quality copycat parts could damage your machine and possibly void your warranty. Purchasing your parts directly from the manufacturer may save you time, money, and headaches in the future.
Common Questions About the Dyson Ball Animal 2
Remember, registering your product will qualify you for exclusive customer service support that also extends beyond the five-year warranty period.
Dyson Ball Animal 2 loudness factor
Loudness is a common concern with vacuum cleaners. There are few things as jarring as waking up to the loud whirring sound of a vacuum cleaner.
Unfortunately, we can’t call the Dyson Ball Animal 2 a quiet whisper-type vacuum. The machine does pack a lot of power.
However, this model is quieter than previous Dysons.
That said, it may be a good idea to consider wearing hearing protection while operating this vacuum if you are sensitive to loud continuous noise.
In 2015, James Dyson was elected as a Fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Fitting the box through your front door
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 shipping box should measure between 3.5 to 4-feet tall and about 8-inches wide.
My dog and cat beds are hair collectors
Yes, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 works well on pet beds.
However, we recommend using the tangle-free turbine tool attachment for those “hairy” jobs.
I have shag carpet, baby
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 auto-adjusts to any flooring type, including shag carpet.
However, if you find the vacuum a little too difficult to move on your carpet, you may want to try turning off the spin brush for better maneuverability.
Before his career as an inventor, Dyson was an artist who studied painting at the Byam Shaw School of Art.
Some customers report having a bit of trouble locking the Dyson Ball Animal 2 into the upright position.
There is a soft click when the vacuum locks. However, you may not hear it when the vacuum is turned on.
We recommend pushing it up as far as you can and holding it there for a second or two.
5 Tips to Help Reduce Pet Dander in Your Home
As pet owners, we know that the fight against pet hair and dander is a never-ending battle.
This fact holds especially true for multi-pet households, where the Dyson Ball Animal 2 could probably pick up enough hair every week to make a new pet.
However, the good news is this:
We found five easy tips that will help you win the battle against pet dander.
Humans are not allergic to dog hair, but instead, it’s the dander.
1. Clean every surface
When it comes to pet dander, one of the toughest challenges pet owners face is the fact that it can latch on to anything.
Due to this fact, it’s vital to remove dander from surfaces in your home continuously.
Solid surfaces such as ceilings, baseboards, and solid furniture need to be wiped down with an all-purpose cleaner and a rag.
Of course, we know that when it comes to furniture, curtains, and carpets, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 takes the hassle out of keeping these hair and dander traps clean.
2. Install a HEPA air purifier
Installing a HEPA Air Purifier is a great way to reduce the amount of pet dander in your home.
These devices work marvels when it comes to removing allergens like dander from your home’s air and some even pick up pet hair. They work by pulling in pet dander and trapping it inside a filter.
Due to this feature, these machines can significantly reduce the need to spend hours cleaning every surface in your home.
Depending on the layout of your home, you may need more than one purifier to ensure total coverage.
But here’s some more good news:
Dyson just so happens to make some of the best air purifiers on the planet. You can visit their website to check out their selection.
Like Dyson’s vacuums, their air purifiers are of the highest quality, thus demanding a premium price. However, they are worth every penny.
In the U.S., up to 30 percent of people have allergic reactions to cats and dogs. Also, cat allergies are around two times more common than dog allergies.
3. Give regular pet baths
As pet owners, there are few events that both we and our pets dread more than bath time.
Bathing our pets can be stressful for all parties involved, which is probably why most pet owners don’t bathe their pets regularly.
However, if you want to get pet dander under control, this cringe-worthy process is a necessary evil.
Experts say that we should bathe our pets at least once per month to reduce pet dander.
Here’s a tip:
While there are many pet shampoo products on the market, all claiming to reduce pet dander, you can make your own homemade shampoo for pennies on the dollar.
Just use some dishwashing soap, white vinegar, and glycerin. Even a cheap bottle of baby shampoo will work wonders.
4. You can try dander remover spray
If you’re unable to bathe your pet regularly, for whatever reason, a dander remover spray would be your next best option. These sprays contain natural enzymes that work to reduce both pet dander and odors.
This type of spray is also handy for pet owners who are expecting guests who are or may be allergic to their pets.
Using it is simple:
Just spray your pet’s fur and wipe off the excess. That’s it.
5. Use allergy free covers to cover bedding
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The final tip for reducing the spread of dander in your home focuses on bedrooms.
Most pet owners allow their dogs and cats to freely roam their house, entering any room that they please, which also includes bedrooms.
It’s also not uncommon for many pet owners to allow our pets to sleep in beds.
However, to reduce harmful pet dander in the bedroom, it’s best to cover your bedding, pillows, and mattresses with an allergen-free cover.
These covers provide excellent protection by not allowing pet dander to embed itself into the surface of your bedding and mattress.
But note that using such a cover is no substitute for vacuuming your mattress and bedding regularly, preferably with your Dyson Animal Ball 2 of course.
Pet allergens cling to furniture, walls, and clothing. Plus, they can stay in the air and clothes for months (throughout multiple washes) even after a pet is gone.
Dyson Technologies: Changing the World
Dyson is more than just a company creating innovative home appliances.
Founder James Dyson is also heavily involved in world-changing charitable work. His James Dyson Foundation’s mission is threefold:
- Support engineering education
- Medical research
- Local communities.
And he’s literally changing the word.
- Provides free resources to schools allowing teachers and parents to expose their children to fun and engaging engineering activities
- Set up workshops in schools, giving kids an opportunity to learn about engineering first-hand from the experts at Dyson
- Run after-school clubs where kids can design, build, and test their own engineering projects
- Donated a 750,000-pound donation to the Royal United Hospital in Bath, UK to help fund the construction of the Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care
- Donated 5.2 million pounds to develop a pioneering new cancer center at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, UK
- Supports state-of-the-art medical equipment as well as dedicated research facilities
- Employees at Dyson nominate a charity of the year and donate to that charity
- Dyson raised a total of $20,000 for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Foundation over the last three years
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“The James Dyson Foundation’s donation will enable us to vastly improve cancer care in the region, in the same way that the Dyson Centre for Neonatal care has already done for premature babies.” ~James Dyson
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The Dyson Ball Animal 2: You’re Gonna Have a Ball!
If pet hair and dander are winning the war in your home, then it’s time to upgrade to the heavy artillery of the Dyson Ball Animal 2.
This model is not only one of the most powerful vacuums in the Dyson lineup, but it’s also one of the most powerful vacuum cleaners on the market.
Plus, its complete HEPA filtration system means that you’ll enjoy the benefits of better health as well as a cleaner home.
So check out the Dyson Ball Animal 2 and start having a ball cleaning your house.
With a degree in engineering, Kathryn Hansen loves to write about how things work. Having her own dilemmas on how to pick the best vacuum cleaner for her large family (with a handful of furry four-legged members as well), Kathryn decided to help others in the same situation. After all, vacuum cleaners are critical to a healthy lifestyle and people have a hard time choosing the best one for their needs.