Hardly photo-related by any stretch, but I pass along Amazon's "Deal of the Day" deals when I think they might be relevant to you—or used to, I should say, back when cameras were more often featured.
However, this is personally relevant and TOP-related. I own and use this thing, and it's fantastic. Lulu doesn't shed (or smell), but Butters sheds approximately his weight in dog hair annually (by rough estimate). I even wrote about the Dyson back when I got it, in an article that starts out "this is going to make me look really bad." My test was worthy of Consumer Reports for its fanatical attention to experimental rigor, I think you'll agree.
That was back in 2013, and today my Dyson Animal is still sucking schmutzy dust and dusty schmutz like the animal it is. And now—today only—you can get a refurbished one for $262, down from $560. I paid $560 for mine and I'd do it again. My current house gleams and sparkles.
Recommended. They really suck. Get yours before they're gone.
P.S. I should add that vacuuming—"hoovering" in British—is a five-alarm emergency to the dogs, who bark frantically and will lunge and snap at the Dyson if I let them—the handheld version too. I have to cordon them off in various parts of the house where I'm not working to be able to use the Dysons at all. They even come running aggressively whenever I open the door of the closet where it is kept.
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What's next to godliness?
Buy yourself clean
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Featured Comments from:
Juan Flores: "I beg to differ. This is very much photo-related, as dust is the number one enemy of the digital photographer. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but it's useful to have as dust-free an environment as possible for things such as close-up product shots, cleaning sensors and lenses, and even installing screen protectors.
"By the way, I can vouch for this product as well. My brother went through many vacuum cleaners, including a number of Dyson clones, before finally breaking down and buying a real Dyson. So as with so many things, he wound up spending a lot more money than he would have if he'd just started with the one he really wanted from the beginning."
Mark Kinsman: "This is a great deal. We have an older model 07 that is 14 years old and still going strong. The only thing that's happened is a few cracked Lexan parts from the kids misusing it. Nothing that affects its function. This vacuum really does suck!"
Patrick Perez (partial comment): "My next dog will be named Nature, for as we all know, Nature abhors a vacuum."
Tom (partial comment): "We British are even known to refer to a Dyson Hoover."