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Why I'm returning my Dyson V12
I’ve always wanted a cordless stick vacuum, even though I already have a ducted vacuum and an 8-year-old Dyson barrel vacuum. I am so happy with my Dyson barrel that I knew my stick vacuum had to be a Dyson as well. Over the years every time Dyson brought out a new stick vacuum I would race down to a stockist to test it, only to leave empty-handed as they were all too heavy for me and I recognised straightaway that pressing the lever down for the duration of vacuuming would be uncomfortable for me.
When the Dyson V12 came out I couldn’t beli...eve my luck, finally a lighter vacuum with a button, and a bonus led light! But that joy soon dissipated as its flaws became evident. I would like to be fair and congratulate the Dyson team for producing a stick vacuum that is light and easy to manoeuvre around, and the green led light really does help you see all the dust particles that you would not normally see. So why am I returning it? I think a lot of people would find the bin size too small, but that’s not my problem with the bin. The bin unevenly distributes the debris that’s sucked up into it, which mostly goes towards the back of the bin, and half the debris bypasses the rubber seal and goes into the top of the bin. And, unlike as you will see it advertised where a simple push of a lever expels the debris, the debris actually gets stuck. You have to actually stick your fingers in the bin to get all the debris out. Then even worse than that, you then have to completely disassemble the bin further to get the rubbish out of the top half of the bin. I’ll attach photos to help you understand what I’m saying. Seriously, when you’re paying over $1000 for a vacuum you shouldn’t be expected to stick your fingers in a bin to clean it. It’s quite gross! The next problem I have with it is it isn’t capable of vacuuming a shag or long pile rug. One of my three rugs is a shag-type rug. When you use the direct drive cleaner head on it it works for two seconds and then the bar just stops rolling. You can hear the motor still working but the turning mechanism doesn’t move and therefore nothing gets sucked up. I know that the new omni-glide states that it’s for hard floors only, but I can’t see anything regarding the V12 not being able to vacuum a high pile carpet. It just doesn’t, which means I have to pull out the old Dyson barrel vacuum to vacuum that rug. Really there needs to be something written stating that this machine does not work on long pile carpet. Another fun fact, if you read the print on the brochure that comes with it, you are not supposed to use this vacuum in bathrooms either. The other thing I noticed is when you attach any of the “grey” coloured attachments the suction isn’t great at all. I went to vacuum the floor of my car, which wasn’t that dirty, utilising the grey attachments and it barely sucked anything up. However, when I attached the motorised hair screw it did work, but I wanted to reserve that piece for my white sofas and just rely on the “grey” coloured tools, especially the crevice tool, for my car. You need to be able to use a crevice tool on a car floor because there are narrow awkward areas that the other tools won’t reach. I ended up pulling out my old Dyson barrel vacuum again and the crevice tool on that sucked everything up immediately. It also would have been nice if the illuminated crevice tool was included in the price. I actually thought I was getting that, as all the Dyson clips on YouTube give you the impression it is included.
Purchased in July 2021 at Dyson for $1,019.00.
Sonic Skinny Winner!
If you have the budget and want deep vacuuming with surprising results then the Dyson V12 Detect will more than satisfy. Unless you live in Buckingham Palace or the Taj Mahal, then the battery's 60 minute life is more than enough. The LED screen is a great option especially the 'booster' selection which powers on with more gusto. The graphic interface is bright, legible and convenient although the analysis of what type of microbes are cleaned doesn't attract my science challenged brain - nice touch nonetheless, along with the green laser detect...or. The motor is surprisingly quiet for it's strength. Perhaps it was my carpet or underlay, which may consist of excess synthetic material (not 100% wool) but I did get some nasty static electricity charges on my hand when vacuuming. No such problems on my tiled surfaces. Enjoyed watching the barrel fill with waste that was never previously suctioned. Made the pile of my ageing carpet stand up and salute. So, apart from the static issues, the V12 is as good as the hype suggests.
Purchased in March 2021 at Harvey Norman for $1,299.00.
You are kidding, right?
I will admit that i have never bought into the whole Dyson fad but with the housemate buying the latest and greatest V12 offering from them it was a chance to fully evaluate it.
The results were not great to say the least.
I will say that, as with most cordless tools, convenience and ease of use are good, but as for performance there is much to be desired.
When used on a hardwood floor it will eventually pick up much of the dust, but when i pulled out an old $60 Woolworths corded vac for comparison the Dyson was immediately outclassed.
As for use on carpet it pales by comparison when you stack it up against a GOOD vacuum cleaner. It can't even compete against an el'cheapo.
I would rate it's suction a 4 out of 10.
Purchased in June 2021 at Dyson for $1,100.00.
In Depth Review of the
Dyson V12 Detect Slim Total Clean.
Model SKU: 368697-01
RRP: $1,199.00 AUD.
Where to buy:
Available from Dyson Australia online store, and all good home electrical appliances retail stores/online stores....In The Box: * Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head. * Direct drive cleaner head. * Wall Mount Docking station. * Mini soft dusting brush. * Stubborn dirt brush * Crevice Tool. * Hair Screw Tool. * Wand storage clip. * Combination Tool. Specifications: * Cyclone technology * 11 Cyclones. * Bin volume - 0.35L. * Filtration * Whole-machine filtration * Cleaner head * Laser Slim Fluffy™ cleaner head * Direct drive cleaner head. * Height - 123.4cm * Length - 25.2cm * Width - 25cm. Pros: • Hyperdymium Motor. • On/Off button. • Slim Fluffy + Laser. • Piezo Sensor. • Great cleaning performance. • Convenience. • Ease of use. • Many tools/accessories. • LCD displays real time results. • Light weight Cons: • Dust Canister size. • Expensive price. • Short battery life (33 minutes) • No Floor Charging Docking Station - Only a wall charger docking station is included. Weight: A light weight of just 2.2kg. Lighter than my V11 Absolute Extra of 3.09kg. Much easier to hold the V12 overhead for cleaning split system air conditioning mounted on the wall. Less arm and shoulder fatigue from lifting. Better weight for using as a handheld device too for car cleaning, bed cleaning etc. Dust Canister Bin volume: Capacity 0.35L Considering this model has a focus on hair/pets hair, with the hair screw tool, very surprised that the maximum capacity level of this model is very disappointing. Charging: Charge time - 4 hrs. Would have much preferred Dyson to have (considered) included the floor stand charging docking station in the box, because the wall mounted docking station is of no use to me unfortunately. I’m unable to drill & put screws into the walls in my home. The wall mounted docking station is not going to be any good for people who rent, or live in caravans or some other type of accommodation such as mobile homes, because oftentimes drilling holes into rental property walls etc is an issue. This really is something that Dyson has not considered to be of importance it seems. I honestly feel this shouldn’t be overlooked for the V12 Detect Slim. I’m going to be leaning the V12 Detect Slim against the wall or kitchen bench to charge as I’ve been doing with the Dyson V11 Absolute Extra. Important fact: frustrated that I was unable to locate the floor docking station for the V12 in the accessories tab on the Dyson Australia website. Not available for purchase any more? Battery life: A quick vacuum of the kitchen floor and living room twist pile carpet delivered 33 minutes of use on a single full charge. Has not lasted 60 minutes unfortunately. Perhaps my unit has a slightly faulty battery as far as charging. I’m unsure. Feel let down by this. Accessories- Tools: The V12 accessories/tools do not fit with the V11, so are incompatible if you own the V11 as well. Noise Level: Reasonably quiet. Much quieter than my Miele barrel vacuum cleaner. Cleaning Performance: On/Off button now included instead of the previous trigger style of running and stopping the machine. Which is a huge improvement. Excellent! In my opinion this V12 Detect Slim has more efficient cleaning with less pass overs compared with my V11 Absolute Extra. So much so, that I was pleasantly surprised and thought to myself WOW what a difference this model is. Note of comparison: The V11 is an excellent vacuum cleaner but does require more pass overs compared with the new V12 to suck up long fluffy white pet hairs and fluff off of my charcoal coloured twist pile carpeting. Hair Screw tool is amazing and an absolutely must have!! Love it. New, On/Off Button vs Previous Trigger Action Function. Summary: If you’re looking for a versatile, convenient rechargeable cordless stick type vacuum cleaner that has exceptional results, is light enough for overhead cleaning, and the price point is acceptable for your budget, then I do recommend considering buying the Dyson Detect Slim Total Clean. You will not be disappointed with its weight, good looks and great cleaning results. Please check out the video and photos that I have included for you here with my review. Thank You & I truly hope that my review and included video will be informative and helpful for your next vacuum cleaner purchase decision making. * Feedback for Dyson: Please include the floor docking station with all models as a standard inclusion in the product box. It’s something I feel should be included with purchase of all models of the vacuum cleaners. Also, Would love the hair screw tool made into a larger head for on floor cleaning throughout the entire home. Perhaps Dyson would consider making this newest hair screw option into an additional larger regular vacuum cleaner head for the V12 Detect Slim Total Clean and other models too? An accessory soon perhaps, to purchase online? Better still, it is definitely something that would be perfect for replacing the current standard vacuum cleaner head, hopefully made available for ALL models in future & updated models as a standard vacuuming head included next time.
Purchased in May 2021.
An exceptional way to clean your house. A terrific vacuum cleaner. Impressive.
The 'Dyson V12 Detect Slim Total Clean' is on another level when it comes to cleaning your house. Dyson have built a terrific product, the quality of their machine makes it a cut above other vacuum cleaners on the market.
We have had another Dyson vacuum for a few years, but this new model is something else. The laser beam on the floor makes cleaning so much easier. You can actually see the tiny dust on a tiled floor, making it much easier to see where you have been and where you need to go. This saves heaps of time, but can...
Purchased in June 2021.
D.D.D.D..Dyson _ Dust-busting, Design, Durability and wait for it.....Desirability!
If first impressions mean anything, then this vacuum cleaner had me at hello!
The sound and the suction were out of this world. The carpet pile stood up as I passed over a previously ‘supposedly’ cleaned floor; particles could be heard shooting up the tube quickly filling the barrel with ‘invisible’ dust and debris that never existed prior.
How could it be? I have no less than three floor cleaners already and yet this machine is on another planet with its suction.
Need I continue?
Dust – This cleans the deepest of pile carpet mats deep t...
Purchased in May 2021.
A surprisingly versatile vacuum, but high price, lack of key accessories, and small bin may be issues.
DYSON “V12 DETECT SLIM TOTAL CLEAN” STICK VACUUM REVIEW
PLEASE NOTE: This is an in-depth review. I have tried to pack as much information as possible to make you an informed potential buyer. If you want a review that’s “short and sweet”, there are shorter reviews.
Before you read this one, make yourself a beverage and a snack, get comfortable, and give yourself the time to read it through. I have answered some questions here, that no other review seen has (at the time of writing). It will take less time to read than it would take you to fi...nd most of this information yourself. The reviewed Dyson V12 Stick vacuum costs roughly $1200, and I hope that I can help you to avoid disappointment before spending that much (or perhaps more). I can’t use italics, bold, various heading sizes on the Product Review site, so I use caps lock for emphasis and headings, not yelling. Please consider this when reading. :~)
Purchased in May 2021.
The Dyson v12 detect slim total clean is our 3rd Dyson stick vacuum. It is replacing our 7 yr old v6 slim which has finally died and compliments the v11 Outsize we have had for about 12 months. Good to compare with both earlier models to see what improvements have been made over those time periods.
Compared to the original v6 slim, the v12 is similar in size and weight at 2.2kg but so much more powerful. It has enough suction to also replace our very effective but cumbersome vacumaid which runs off a massive motor in the garage. Somehow Dyson...are able to get seemingly equal suction of larger vacuums with this tiny, easy to maneuver unit. The biggest difference though is the technology. 3 motorized heads. One is a new motorized conical shaped vacuum head they call the “Hair Screw Tool” which is supposed to be used on furniture for picking up long human and animal hair without getting clogged. Unfortunately couldn’t test in our very short haired household but sounds promising. Of the remaining 2 motorized heads, the star of the show is the Laser Slim Fluffy head for hard floors. Ok we thought the green laser was gimmicky until we used it. Our timber floors are apparently filthy!!! The laser picks up every bit of dust and the soft roller just glides over the floor making it so easy to truly clean an area. Like all Dyson sticks, the maneuverability of the head is so good for getting into corners and under furniture. As with our Dyson v11 outsize, the remaining motorized head is called the “Direct Drive Cleaner Head” and can be used on all floors. To be honest, with our v11 outsize, it’s the only one we use because, like the v12 version, it can be used on all floors and automatically changes the power setting when you move from thick carpet to timber to thinner rugs to tiles. We tested the v12 version and it works just as effectively, though the big difference is that the actual width of the head is smaller (30cm v11 outsize, 22cm v12 slim). So more passes to clean the same area but it is marketed for small houses and apartments so not such an issue I guess. The biggest and most exciting difference, all Dyson users will be pleased to know after asking for this feature for years, is that it has an on/off button!! At last. All previous models had a trigger that had to be held on the whole time you were vacuuming. This may have been ok with earlier models when battery life was much shorter, but by the time the v11 came out, battery life could extend up to an hour as is also claimed for the v12 slim. That’s a long time to hold the trigger on and most reviewers complained. Dyson have listened and now you simply switch it on and switch it off with a button on top of the unit. Goodbye and good riddance trigger. The size of the dust bin on the v12 is similar to our original v6 slim … tiny. It was never really an issue with our v6 because it was not our primary vacuum cleaner. The v12 though filled the bin very quickly which may be more to do with the current state of our floors, but with the extra suction and extended battery life, you would be hard pressed to get through even a small house or most large apartments without having to empty the bin a couple of times. My son borrowed it to vacuum under beds at his house and said he had to empty it several times, though the vacuum he owns could not ever get under the beds so I imagine plenty of dust there to collect there.
This is the first Dyson product I have had the opportunity to use and my initial thoughts even when it was still in the opened box was that this was made with quality in mind.
Right from the word go even the packaging was impressive with cardboard being the main material used to protect the product in transit.
I was surprised that only a very limited 'quick start' information sheet was in the box along with a note to say a User Manual was available on the internet. The rationale from the manufacturer for this was to save resources but that is...only true if the end user reads the manual online, otherwise it is necessary to print out a 13 page A4 document. In my case I chose the paper copy as there was a lot of product and maintenance information to take in and it was easier to have a hands on manual to refer too. Using the vacuum cleaner: I was able to use the Dyson v12 detect slim on a variety of floors such as fine pile carpet, long pile carpet, vinyl flooring, ceramic tiles, and in the laundry on a bare concrete floor. I also tried it on the carpet in the cabin of a motor vehicle and also used the variety of brush attachments on window sills and channels in the aluminum window frames. Also I tried the soft dusting brush on things like a computer keyboard, controls set on a printer and on the console switch assembly in the motor vehicle. This worked okay but took a bit of time to collect all the very fine dust.
Love the improved features on this Dyson! It's a very efficient little vacuum cleaner
This is an Ambassador Review but I promise you that any review I write, it is my honest opinion.
And I loved this Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner!
If anyone knows their way around vacuum cleaners, I do. I’ve been cleaning my own home for 4 decades and I’ve done housecleaning for others. You name any type of vacuum cleaner, I have probably tried it.
If I were reading reviews about vacuum cleaners I’d probably want to know the following things and I presume you do too.
1. How well it cleans
This one cleans really well. It comes with several attach...
Purchased in May 2021.
This little model is good for smaller jobs around the house. The barrel is slim as the model name suggests, needs emptying more often and the battery lasts somewhat less than the larger V11 model I've used although, it's just as versatile and powerful.
I wasn't able to make hyperlinks so you'll have to highlight the link text, right click then click "Go To" which should then take you to the YouTube video I put up, this worked for me... I can only include one clip in the review.
The particulate indicator, while purporting to show the size of t...he stuff you're picking up, I found to be a little gimmicky and somewhat unnecessary (since it becomes evident by seeing what's collecting in the barrel). It also tells you when the filter needs replacing, although the filter is washable in warm soapy water. The barrel is easy and simple to empty (as you'll see here https://youtu.be/UGdgsYjvPhE ) and seems to be easier to pull apart to clean thoroughly, as is the brush head attachments. Sorry, I didn't show that. It has an on/off button instead of a trigger switch. This is probably better for those who have trouble holding a trigger in, while doing the vacuuming. It includes 3 power modes (Eco, Auto & boost) and I found the Auto mode to be sufficient for almost everything. This is mainly since the Boost mode only gives around 10 minutes of usage with the carpet power head, as the battery hasn't the same capacity as the bigger version of the V11. But this adds to the light weight design, making it good for smaller jobs.
Purchased in May 2021.
Light 'n Easy - a cordless vacuumer's tale... NOW WITH LASERS *pew pew*
Hello and welcome to my very exciting review of the Dyson V12. This is my second turn with Dyson cordless vacuums having already owned a V11 Outsize, so if you want to know whether a larger or smaller unit is best for you then you're in the right place.
I was initially worried the smaller V12 wouldn't perform anywhere as well as the bigger V11 but thankfully I was wrong. I'll go into detail below but I can say upfront that the V12 runs extremely well despite its size and would be perfect for smaller homes or large homes with mostly hard floors.... The major new feature is the laser-lit 'fluffy' head and I adore it. The laser may give you dust trauma at first, but it also means you can see ALL the dust and quickly send it to dust purgatory (or a nearby rubbish bin) without a heavy vacuum cleaner spoiling all the fun. Attachments – the V12 comes with 7 vacuum heads which means you have 7 different ways to quickly but inhumanely collect slow spiders, or faster spiders who don't pay attention to their surroundings. If you have hard floors, the 'Laser Slim Fluffy™' head will be your new best friend. It is indeed slim and fluffy, and yes, there really is a laser. The bad news is it will reveal every single tiny horrible little speck on your floor, but the good news is it will reveal every single tiny horrible little speck on your floor – surprising, I know, but true. With the laser head you won't be able to miss a thing because everything living on the surface of your hard floor will glow bright green. There is also a regular vacuum head which was the better choice for carpets and rugs. On hard floors the regular (non-laser) head tends to blow larger objects away from it which is about as enjoyable as putting toothpaste back in the tube. You also get a special head for grabbing fur and long hair as well as for vacuuming furniture and curtains. Unlike the two larger heads, the fur/hair/fabric head was very good at picking up long hair and bits of rogue string. The internal brush is a tapered spiral so any long stringy bits are pushed over to one side and then sucked up rather than being wrapped around the brush and staying there until cut out by you with your favourite scissors as you swear a bit. The other heads are the usual array of stumpy ones with bristles and the long skinny head for getting into window ledges or vacuuming your kids' hair to keep them amused while the internet is down. Weight and Handling – at just over 2 kilograms, the V12 is deliciously light in the hand compared to the heavier V11. On hard floors you need only walk around with the V12 to get the job done. Vacuuming long carpets did need more effort but it didn't grip and hold on for dear life like the V11 'Home Gym' edition. I am quite tall and didn't have to stoop or stretch my arm to reach the floor. My fricken awesome and fully sick housekeeper is 5'6" and has no trouble with the size and weight of the V12 whereas she found the V11 to be too heavy on her wrists. She also prefers the V12's on/off switch on the front of the motor to the V11's on/off trigger switch, but I don't find one is better than the other. The only time I can imagine the trigger switch on the V11 would be more useful is if you are extremely sensitive to noise and didn't want the motor running whenever your finger was off the trigger. The two larger heads have articulated connectors so it is easy to change direction or to get into tight corners and low spaces. Because the V12 is so light, you could vacuum cobwebs from ceilings and dust from walls without needing to have triple shoulder bypass surgery afterwards – winning! A wall mount is included which in tandem with the charger will keep the battery topped up when the vacuum is being stored. For those who don't like running to and from the broom cupboard like some kind of forgetful twit, you can clip two of the smaller heads to the main tube with the remaining heads clipped into the wall mount. Battery Life – for such a small device I am properly actually literally impressed with how long the V12 lasts between charges. The screen of the V12 displays the remaining time along with a count of how many particles it has detected. My dad has a pricey non-Dyson stick vac about the same size which lasts up to 25 minutes if he's very careful. The V12 tended to last for 35-40 minutes on predominantly hard floors plus two large rugs, all on the default setting. The estimated remaining time on the screen was fairly reliable. You can manually set the motor to 'Boost' for stronger performance with shorter battery life or 'Eco' mode which should get you closer to the advertised 60 minutes but with weaker suction. The V12 automatically increases or decreases motor speed depending on the surface so I didn't need to change it from 'Auto', however I tested it on the Eco setting with the laser head on a dark wood floor in the dustiest room of the house and it easily picked up any dust along with some pretty epic dust bunnies. RIP bunnies #sorrynotsorry. On a 'rustic' (lumpy and uneven) tiled floor the laser head was still effective in Eco mode, but it was harder to see the laser itself. There is a switch to disable the laser which I guess is for when you are vacuuming a runway while an airplane is trying to take off or for people who are ethically opposed to lasers being used outside of rowdy nightclubs? On thick carpet using the regular head the time displayed on the screen with a fully charged battery dropped down to 15-ish minutes, and 20-ish minutes starting on a short-pile rug. You could probably do a 3-bedroom house in one charge so long as you didn't have extremely puffy or shaggy carpets to ruin the battery's day. For those of you who don't like to do all the vacuuming in one go, you probably won't have to think about the battery level at all.
Purchased in June 2021.
I did not know there was so much dirt on the floor...
I was skeptical, especially if the cost is really worth it as it does come with a hefty price tag. But I was incredibly surprised! I have a husky who is shedding twice a year for six months at a time, so I cannot even express my gratitude for a product that picks up his coat of the carpet, hard floor, furnishings, etc. And I attribute that not only to the suction power of the vacuum, but the array of attachments that come with it. Another surprising factor is the fact that it is cordless, but the battery holds its charge even with so much power! Bonus points for the digital display showing just how much power is left.
I have been fortunate now to have tried both a big Dyson, (V11 Outsize, 3.4 kilograms) versus a little Dyson, (V12, Detect Slim Total Clean, 2.2 kilograms). Overall, I have enjoyed escaping from dragging corded vacuums around, and both Dysons are better to move around than those.
The large Outsize V11 Dyson has a big battery, so has more suction. It has a much larger barrel, so obviously holds more. However, in my last review of that, I found it top-heavy to handle, and difficult to hold the trigger down constantly. I had to rest every now an...d then. I was also propping it over a chair to disconnect the wand, always with difficulty. Nevertheless, I am sure younger, stronger people find it easy enough. I was delighted to be given an opportunity to try a smaller Dyson, the V12 Detect Slim Total Clean. It is pleasingly much easier to use. The button start is better to handle than the trigger. I can concentrate entirely on zipping around the house vacuuming. I move from carpet to lino to tiles without changing the head, as this Dyson is great for doing a quick vacuum through the whole house. Just my cup of tea most times. I do not mind emptying the barrel often. This smaller Dyson tends to need to have stuff pulled out by hand, from the top of the petite barrel, despite using the release button. The digital displays three modes of use, 'eco', 'auto', and 'boost'. I like 'auto' the best. It also has a screen showing amount of microscopic dust read by a laser. Great, I suppose, but I am more interested in macroscopic dirt, (the stuff you can see). The V12 came cleverly packed in just cardboard. There is a Ikea-like instruction sheet to do the basic assembly, and safety instructions included, but it far better to watch the various videos on line. Belatedly I discovered that I had to hold the red release buttons for the wands down really hard on both Dysons. That made it it so much easier to disconnect. Both Dysons have filters on top. The filters are easy to remove and clean. This is something I think is very important to do, to maintain good suction function. (See video). Both came with a myriad of attachments, but curiously cannot be interchanged.
Purchased in May 2021.
If you suffer cleaning related OCD stay away...
This is a huge upgrade from my V6 Animal that has served well for the last 5 or so years, with up to 3 times the run time and 50% more suction. The product is very well packaged in recyclable materials, and this must have taken a lot of thought in itself due the irregular shape of the machine and all its attachments. Included documentation mostly pertains to safety information and a brief quick start guide. For the complete instruction manual head to: https://www.dyson.com.au/products/vacuum-cleaners/stick-vacuums/dyson-v12-detect-slim/owners-g...uide#user-manual. You will also find a very thorough online guide here that includes short video guides and FAQs. The full manual or online guide is needed as the quick start guide does not include anything on maintenance, such as cleaning the filter, disassembling and cleaning of attachments or display warnings. The V12 comes with two cleaner heads, the Laser Slim Fluffy for hard floors with its headlining laser beam to reveal dust and a direct drive head for all floor types including carpet. Charger, dock, crevice and combination tools, soft dusting and stubborn dirt brushes, wand clip and the new hair screw tool complete the inclusions. The latter is a funny looking thing being conical spiral in shape with the end of the brush bar open. The idea is long hairs will spiral their way to the open end to be sucked up into the bin without getting tangled around the brush bar. The complete unit is light, has a comfortable grip is and easy to manoeuvre for floor vacuuming. It’s probably a touch too heavy for extended periods of one handed high reach cleaning. I found myself using two hands anyway, not only to for lift but also stability as there a bit of unwieldiness if using the tools attached to the wand. This model ditches the trigger and has a single on/off button control. Pro, you no longer do you need to continuously hold the trigger during vacuuming though the con is potentially lower battery life as the machine will operate if your just moving something but not actively vacuuming. Personally, I rather the single power button control and have noted many reviews of other Dyson models despise the trigger. There are three power settings – Eco, Auto/Med and Boost accessed through the selection button below the LCD display. For most situations I used the former two and you do get at least 60 minutes of operation on Eco. Like before Boost mode gives 6 minutes of max suction where needed. Auto mode works for motorised attachments and will revert to Med for all the others. In Auto mode when high levels of dust are detected by the on board piezo sensor, the suction is automatically increased and then drops once dust levels reduce. I found it accurately detected dustier spaces and is definitely handy as you don’t need to worry about power settings. After a full charge and set to Eco stated run time was over 70 minutes. Compared to this setting, Auto/Med knocked off about 28 minutes of operation. Using the Fluffy head seems to give about 8 more minutes of operation on hard floors over the direct drive. Noise level is low for a vacuum for what is an inherently noisy device. Mode, time remaining in minutes and seconds and warnings are clearly displayed on the LCD screen. The low battery warning is accompanied by the power pulsing on and off 3 times. There is a limited range of system settings adjustable via the selection button which is convoluted and clumsy. Thankfully, these shouldn’t need changing often if at all from the default. After one hour of charging from 0%, battery level indicated 45% and a full charge took 2h50m which is excellent and much better than expected, my old V6 seems to take at least 6 with its smaller battery. During charging a press of the selection button will display the current battery level in 5% increments. The battery is swappable and extras are available for purchase separately for a hefty $249, extending run time up to a potential 120 minutes if you want to launch into a vacuuming frenzy.
Purchased in May 2021.
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|Category||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.35 L||0.35 L|
|Weight||2.2 kg||2.2 kg|
|Attachments||Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head, Direct drive cleaner head, Mini soft dusting brush, crevice tool, Stubborn dirt brush, Wand Storage clip, Hair screw tool, combination tool, Docking station, Free-standing floor dock||Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head, Direct drive cleaner head, Mini soft dusting brush, crevice tool, Stubborn dirt brush, Wand Storage clip, Hair screw tool, combination tool, Docking station|
|Charging Time||4 hours||4 hours|
|Running Time||60 min||60 min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||May 2021||May 2021|
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