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Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award   
Price $300 List
$259.99 at Amazon
$600 List
$399.99 at Amazon
$400 List
$269.00 at Amazon
$500 List$599 List
$519.99 at Amazon
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Pros Fantastic cleaning power, versatile, easy to useUnmatched cleaning performance, very convenient and easy to useGreat battery life, fantastic at cleaning hard floors, very easy to useCompact, great at cleaning carpet, convenientGood at cleaning carpets, convenient
Cons Heavy, loudExceptionally expensive, on the loud side, doesn't pick up well when going "reverse" over debrisA little priceyShort battery life, expensiveDidn’t do as well as we hoped with hard floors, expensive
Bottom Line The Rocket is the top product that you can get with unmatched cleaning powerWhile this product excelled in all of our tests and is undeniably the top performer when it comes to stick vacuums, the V10 is incredibly priceyFor those that want the best of the best when it comes to these products, the Shark IONFlex is the clear choice overallThe V8 by Dyson is an exceptional cordless vacuum that cleans great but might clean out your walletWhile the V11 does have some innovative features, its second-tier hard floor cleaning performance held it back from an award
Rating Categories Shark Rocket... Dyson V10 Absolute Shark IONFlex Dyson V8 Absolute Dyson V11 Animal
Convenience (35%)
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7
Hard Surface Cleaning (30%)
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Ease Of Use (20%)
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Carpet Cleaning (15%)
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Specs Shark Rocket... Dyson V10 Absolute Shark IONFlex Dyson V8 Absolute Dyson V11 Animal
Weight 10 lbs 5.9 lbs 8.9 lbs 5.6 lbs 6.7 lbs
Cordless Battery Life N/A 8:19 min:sec 11:44 min:sec 8:19 min:sec 12:30 min:sec
Maximum Corded Reach 33.5 ft. N/A N/A N/A N/A
Measured Charge Time N/A 190 min. 210 min. 240 min. 220 min.
Noise Level 77.5 dBa 78 dBa 74 dBa 77 dBa 77 dBa
Model Number HV380W V10 IF200W (we tested) V8 V11
Battery Type N/A NCA or Li-aluminum (a type of Lithium-ion) Lithium-ion Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
Measured Cleaning Path Width 8" 9" 8" 9" 9"
Variable Suction Control No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brush On/Off Switch: Slows the brush for hard floor No Slows the brush for hard floor No No
Storage Wall Mount; Or can detatch the top and hang it on the bottom and have it stand upright Wall Mount Freestanding
in MultiFLEX storage mode
Wall Mount only Wall Mount only
Bag Type Bagless Bagless Bagless Bagless Bagless
Swivel Head Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Soft Bumper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cordless No Yes Yes Yes Yes
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