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Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award  Editors' Choice Award  
Price $400 List
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Pros Great battery life, fantastic at cleaning hard floors, very easy to useUnmatched cleaning performance, very convenient and easy to useCompact, great at cleaning carpet, convenientFantastic cleaning power, versatile, easy to useGood at cleaning carpets, convenient
Cons A little priceyExceptionally expensive, on the loud side, doesn't pick up well when going "reverse" over debrisShort battery life, expensiveHeavy, loudDidn’t do as well as we hoped with hard floors, expensive
Bottom Line For those that want the best of the best when it comes to these products, the Shark IONFlex is the clear choice overallWhile this product excelled in all of our tests and is undeniably the top performer when it comes to stick vacuums, the V10 is incredibly priceyThe 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 powerWhile the V11 does have some innovative features, its second-tier hard floor cleaning performance held it back from an award
Rating Categories Shark IONFlex Dyson V10 Absolute Dyson V8 Absolute Shark Rocket... Dyson V11 Animal
Convenience (35%)
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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 IONFlex Dyson V10 Absolute Dyson V8 Absolute Shark Rocket... Dyson V11 Animal
Weight 8.9 lbs 5.9 lbs 5.6 lbs 10 lbs 6.7 lbs
Cordless Battery Life 11:44 min:sec 8:19 min:sec 8:19 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 210 min. 190 min. 240 min. N/A 220 min.
Noise Level 74 dBa 78 dBa 77 dBa 77.5 dBa 77 dBa
Model Number IF200W (we tested) V10 V8 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 8" 9" 9" 8" 9"
Variable Suction Control Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Brush On/Off Switch: Slows the brush for hard floor No No Slows the brush for hard floor No
Storage Freestanding
in MultiFLEX storage mode
Wall Mount Wall Mount only 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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