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Pros Quiet, great battery lifeUnmatched cleaning performance, very convenient and easy to useGreat battery life, fantastic at cleaning hard floors, very easy to useCompact, great at cleaning carpet, convenientFantastic cleaning power, versatile, easy to use
Cons Unimpressive cleaning performanceExceptionally expensive, on the loud side, doesn't pick up well when going "reverse" over debrisA little priceyShort battery life, expensiveHeavy, loud
Bottom Line This prototypical cordless stick vacuum does an acceptable job at cleaning up light messes, but doesn’t distinguish itself as a top model or great valueWhile 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 V8 by Dyson is an exceptional cordless vacuum that cleans great but might clean out your walletThe Rocket is the top product that you can get with unmatched cleaning power
Rating Categories BLACK+DECKER... Dyson V10 Absolute Shark IONFlex Dyson V8 Absolute Shark Rocket...
Convenience (35%)
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6
Hard Surface Cleaning (30%)
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Ease Of Use (20%)
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Carpet Cleaning (15%)
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Specs BLACK+DECKER... Dyson V10 Absolute Shark IONFlex Dyson V8 Absolute Shark Rocket...
Weight 6.1 lbs 5.9 lbs 8.9 lbs 5.6 lbs 10 lbs
Cordless Battery Life 16:11 min:sec 8:19 min:sec 11:44 min:sec 8:19 min:sec N/A
Maximum Corded Reach N/A N/A N/A N/A 33.5 ft.
Measured Charge Time 290 min. 190 min. 210 min. 240 min. N/A
Noise Level 73 dBa 78 dBa 74 dBa 77 dBa 77.5 dBa
Model Number HSVJ520JMBF27 V10 IF200W (we tested) V8 HV380W
Battery Type Lithium-ion NCA or Li-aluminum (a type of Lithium-ion) Lithium-ion Lithium-ion N/A
Measured Cleaning Path Width 8.75" 9" 8" 9" 8"
Variable Suction Control Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Brush On/Off Switch: Yes No Slows the brush for hard floor No Slows the brush for hard floor
Storage Stands up Wall Mount Freestanding
in MultiFLEX storage mode
Wall Mount only Wall Mount; Or can detatch the top and hang it on the bottom and have it stand upright
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 Yes No
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