Dyson V8 Absolute

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Dyson V8 Absolute is ranked number 7 of 36 Stick Vacuums

Specifications

Dust Cup Capacity0.2 gal
Corded/CordlessCordless
Cord Length-- ft
Battery TypeLi-Ion
Removable BatteryNo
Max. Battery Run Time40 mins
Detachable Hand VacuumYes
Height49 in
Weight5.75 lbs

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Expert Reviews

91% based on 6 experts
  • 100 / 100 by TrustedReviews

    TrustedReviews gave a total score of 100.

  • 60 / 100 by Digital Trends

    Digital Trends gave a total score of 60.

  • 96 / 100 by ModernCastle

    ModernCastle gave a total score of 96.

  • 100 / 100 by The Guardian

    The Guardian gave the Dyson V8 Absolute a total score of 100.

  • 100 / 100 by T3

    T3 gave the Dyson V8 Absolute a total score of 100.

  • 90 / 100 by Hardware Zone

    Hardware Zone gave the Dyson V8 Absolute a total score of 90.

Summary

During our thorough research, we have read hundreds of reviews from real buyers. This is what most people think of Dyson V8 Absolute:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many users are impressed with the powerful suction of this stick vacuum, making it able to pick up almost anything.
  • Due to its design, it is very easy to use on stairs, second floors, and in narrow spaces where a larger vacuum might struggle to fit in.
  • Must buyers are very impressed with the wall mount, which also works as a charging station when you lock the motor unit into place.
  • People seem to like the design of its dust bin. It features a small handle on top, and when being pulled, the dust bin ejects its contents through the bottom and directly to the garbage can. This includes any hair, that might have been tangles around the inside cylinder.
  • Although battery time is often discussed as an issue, it is able to run up to 40 minutes on eco setting. Due to the powerful suction, most people find this setting sufficient for everyday use.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Being a cordless stick vacuum with a large range of included attachments, the price is higher than most regular vacuums.
  • Some users found it a bit too heavy to carry around for longer periods at a time.
  • Since the battery is built in, you’re not able to change it and extend the run time. This naturally limits usage to smaller homes, since the battery takes a couple of hours to fully recharge.
  • Some buyers found it uncomfortable to hold the plastic trigger, as it needs to be held to activate the vacuum.
  • Some buyers miss a different floor attachment with no rotating brush, as it gets stuck on every cord, fringes, or other smaller pieces along the way.

Conclusion

The Dyson V8 Absolute is by many reviewers praised as one of the first proper cordless vacuums on the market, and having a powerful suction it sure seems like a great choice for most people. It is very well designed too, making it easy to use on a daily basis, and most users love the wall mount included with this model. It works as a charging station too, meaning the vacuum automatically recharges as long as it is placed in its wall mount. Despite getting most positive reviews overall, some flaws are mentioned consistently through several negative reviews. Although prices are changing all the time, many buyers seem to agree that it is still quite expensive for what it is. It gives you only a limited run time of about 40 minutes on eco setting, and this falls to no more than 6-10 minutes on max setting — and since the battery is built in, it is not possible to change it and continue vacuuming. According to some users it can get quite uncomfortable to hold the plastic trigger while vacuuming, and some users miss a floor attachment with no rotating brush, as it gets stuck on cords and other small items along the way. Despite these flaws, the Dyson V8 Absolute is a solid buy for most people seeking a supplementary vacuum for a large home, or a compact solution for a small apartment, dorm room, or similar.

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