Putting the sci-fi into household maintenance

Vacuum cleaners have never featured highly on Esquire's wish list, but when we got our hands on the Dyson DC 31 dust buster this week, we didn't want to give it back. Perhaps it's the Ghostbusters' proton-pack styling, or the fact that its trigger-operated design and aircraft engine hum make it feel more akin to a Bosch hammer drill than a Henry hoover. Either way, our domestic chores suddenly got a whole lot more appealing.  £130

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