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Vacuum cleaner curling gives the Winter Olympics a techy twist

If, like us, you’ve been getting into the Winter Olympic spirit and become something of an instant expert on all things related to snow and ice sports, you might want to give this a watch – or even a try.

Dyson has jumped on the nation’s new found love of shoving a big stone down a sheet of ice, throwing a bit of tech into the mix with this light hearted curling video (below).

Much like regular curling, the new – and might we say improved – sport of vacuum cleaner curling has two sweepers clearing the ice in front of the gliding stones.

In this technologically advanced edition of the game, however, the brooms have been replaced by a pair of Dyson DC59 digital slim vacuums.

With the vac’s V6 digital motors spinning the carbon fibre bristle equipped brush bars at 4000rpm, who knows, the British-based company might even be on to something.

As fun as the game looks though, we can’t help think the company missed a trick.

Had a weighty Dyson Cinetic or two been pushed down the ice instead of standard curling stones, we would have been signing up to our local Sunday league division right now.

As it is, we’re off to polish up our kitchen’s laminate floor in the hope that it might do the trick nicely for our own curling expeditions of tablets vs smartphones.

If you’ve any ideas on potential gadget-based winter sports, let us know in the comment boxes below. So far our 2015 Games will consist of tablet luge and headphone ice hockey.


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