The next time you want to take out some anger on an appliance for forcing you to do housework, you might want to consider one engineered for kicks.

Like most technology experts, we don’t like to see products or appliances misused or mistreated. A dropped phone makes us grimace, as does seeing cracked screens through the streets of where we travel. The more expensive gadgets just confuse us when people break them and don’t get them fixed, but we get it: repairing can be expensive.

That’s why it’s nice to see companies dealing with the possibility of easy breakages long before they occur, potentially preventing them in the first place.

Dyson has this week shown off a product that has been engineered to take a bit of force, because vacuum cleaners often bear the brunt of excess force through tugging that sees these bodies fall over, crashing hard into the ground and potentially damaging the exterior, eventually leading to damage on the inside.


But Dyson’s latest Cinetic Big Ball vacuum cleaner has been built to handle these sorts of vacuum-related traumas, with a self-righting ball body that is a little smaller than previous generations and has been made to right itself when toppling.

To do this, Dyson has put the heaviest parts of the vacuum near the bottom of the unit inside of what looks like a sphere, so when kicked over or toppled, gravity kicks in and does its thing, sending it back up.