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Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award  Editors' Choice Award  
Price $600 List
$399.99 at Amazon
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Pros Unmatched 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 useGood at cleaning carpets, convenient
Cons Exceptionally expensive, on the loud side, doesn't pick up well when going "reverse" over debrisA little priceyShort battery life, expensiveHeavy, loudDidn’t do as well as we hoped with hard floors, expensive
Bottom Line While 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 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 Dyson V10 Absolute Shark IONFlex 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 Dyson V10 Absolute Shark IONFlex Dyson V8 Absolute Shark Rocket... Dyson V11 Animal
Weight 5.9 lbs 8.9 lbs 5.6 lbs 10 lbs 6.7 lbs
Cordless Battery Life 8:19 min:sec 11:44 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 190 min. 210 min. 240 min. N/A 220 min.
Noise Level 78 dBa 74 dBa 77 dBa 77.5 dBa 77 dBa
Model Number V10 IF200W (we tested) V8 HV380W V11
Battery Type NCA or Li-aluminum (a type of Lithium-ion) Lithium-ion Lithium-ion N/A Lithium-ion
Measured Cleaning Path Width 9" 8" 9" 8" 9"
Variable Suction Control Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Brush On/Off Switch: No Slows the brush for hard floor No Slows the brush for hard floor No
Storage 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 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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