Dyson Makes Its Smallest Vacuum Cleaner Yet, The City DC26

Weighing just 3.5kg, it's small enough to fit in your hand like a little kitten. It's about as powerful as other Dysons, so sucking up all those cat hairs shouldn't be too much of a problem for the City DC26.

It's apparently been in the works for five years, according to vacuum god James Dyson:

"It took us five years to painstakingly compress and rebuild every single component before we had a machine that was a third smaller than its predecessor, yet could still tackle dirt like bigger machines."

On sale from this weekend in the UK, it'll cost £249.99 and will be available in "satin blue." No word yet on worldwide availability, apart from Japan where it's already on sale, though when it launches in the US we'll let you know. [Dyson]