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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award  
Price $500 List
$489.99 at Amazon
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Pros Compact, great at cleaning carpet, convenientUnmatched cleaning performance, very convenient and easy to useGreat battery life, fantastic at cleaning hard floors, very easy to useFantastic cleaning power, versatile, easy to useGood at cleaning carpets, convenient
Cons Short battery life, expensiveExceptionally expensive, on the loud side, doesn't pick up well when going "reverse" over debrisA little priceyHeavy, loudDidn’t do as well as we hoped with hard floors, expensive
Bottom Line The V8 by Dyson is an exceptional cordless vacuum that cleans great but might clean out your walletWhile 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 cordless vacuums, this product is a great choiceThe Rocket is the top product that you can get with unmatched cleaning powerWhile the V11 does have some innovative features, its second-tier hard floor cleaning performance held it back from an award
Rating Categories Dyson V8 Absolute Dyson V10 Absolute Shark IONFlex Shark Rocket... 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 Dyson V8 Absolute Dyson V10 Absolute Shark IONFlex Shark Rocket... Dyson V11 Animal
Weight 5.6 lbs 5.9 lbs 8.9 lbs 10 lbs 6.7 lbs
Cordless Battery Life 8:19 min:sec 8:19 min:sec 11:44 min:sec N/A 12:30 min:sec
Maximum Corded Reach N/A N/A N/A 33.5 ft. N/A
Measured Charge Time 240 min. 190 min. 210 min. N/A 220 min.
Noise Level 77 dBa 78 dBa 74 dBa 77.5 dBa 77 dBa
Model Number V8 V10 IF200W (we tested) HV380W V11
Battery Type Lithium-ion NCA or Li-aluminum (a type of Lithium-ion) Lithium-ion N/A Lithium-ion
Measured Cleaning Path Width 9" 9" 8" 8" 9"
Variable Suction Control Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Brush On/Off Switch: No No Slows the brush for hard floor Slows the brush for hard floor No
Storage Wall Mount only Wall Mount Freestanding
in MultiFLEX storage mode
Wall Mount; Or can detatch the top and hang it on the bottom and have it stand upright 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 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
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