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Dyson V8
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Pros

Lightweight build
Easy to use

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Lexus Lizzie
Lexus LizzieMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Poor battery life

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Excellent when it works. Have had this only a few years and it's not used often but the battery has died already. I don't have enough confidence in this product to put out another $109 for a battery that does not last long. II bought the Dyson believing it was a top quality product but I would not buy a Dyson ever again.

Purchased in for $899.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
1/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Cleaning & Maintenance
3/5
Noise Level
3/5
Battery Life
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Product is used Monthly
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet and Wood
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Shelley
ShelleyWide Bay-Burnett, QLD
  • 7 reviews
  • 18 likes

Disappointing Dyson

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This is the third Dyson Stick - incredibly disappointing. Minimal use maybe once a fortnight for 2 years. Does not hold a charge - 30 seconds and it dies. The first stick I actually bought a genuine battery to replace that, same thing. When it works it was amazing but short half life means the big $'s you pay for it. I use to be a Dyson die hard fan but I want something that lasts that is quality.

Purchased at Harvey Norman for $899.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
1/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Cleaning & Maintenance
5/5
Noise Level
5/5
Battery Life
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Product is used Monthly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Tiles
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Sue W
Sue WSydney, NSW
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Disappointing

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Purchased in for $840.

Value for Money
1/5
Battery Life
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Product is used Monthly
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Wood
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Gayle Kassey
Gayle KasseySouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 8 reviews
  • 3 likes

Battery dies

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Had 1 yr battery has died, very disappointed especially with the price you pay. Would not recommend. Only use every now and again, so the battery just died, also if you use on max it drains the battery.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $800.

Noise Level
3/5
Battery Life
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Product is used Monthly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Wood
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Shadow
ShadowCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

So far so good!

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Being cordless makes it really maneuverable - I'm glad I got this one over the V6 though (because of the extra battery life). I was able to do my full house on one battery (~5 carpeted rooms + hallway + 2 lino rooms). It has a smaller capacity than my previous one (I had to empty it maybe 6 or more times) but it's very easy to empty (again, cordless!), so that wasn't much of a problem.

For me, the make or break for whether it stands the test of time - a test which my previous (non-dyson) vacuum failed at with only a 2-3 year life.

EDIT: 4 years on, still going strong.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Cleaning & Maintenance
4/5
Noise Level
4/5
Battery Life
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Product is used Monthly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet, Linoleum and Tiles
Shadow
Shadow

For what it's worth - this vacuum did have to go back to Dyson for servicing at one point (which they did for free). However, it came back to me in reasonable time.

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Questions & Answers

Lauren B
Lauren Basked
V8 Animal

We have hardwood floors throughout our house but we also have a long haired dog. I know the V8 animal is designed for pets and we are very open to that fact, however my question is, would the standard Dyson V8 do the job just as well [or close to as well] given the hard floor consideration or do you really only recommend the animal or animal plus version even with hard floors? Huge thanks!

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Todd S.
Todd S.asked
V8

Can't put the top back into the canister. Any ideas?

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Indi
Indi

Did you ha e to change the battery?

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V8

Why isnt a crevice tool included in the V8 origin package?

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Hi Di, each models machine variation will have different accessories included with the machine. The Dyson V8™ Origin just happens to be a model with less attachments.

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Dyson V8

Details

As of December 2020, the Dyson V8 is the highest-rated cordless and stick vacuum cleaner on ProductReview. As well as being the highest rated, the V8 is also more afordable than other Dyson cordless and stick vacuum cleaners - such as the V11, which is around $300 more expensive.

Features:

  • The V8 series includes 4 different vacuum cleaners, with a $100 difference in price
  • Two power options: Max Mode for extra power, which is good for tough clumps of dirt or pet hair; and Powerful Mode, which allows for longer usage, but may provide a slighlty weaker suction
  • A 5-hour charge provides up to 40 minutes of use

Points of praise:

  • Some reviewers purchased the Dyson V8 after owning the V6 and reported noticing an improvement. Although they didn’t claim to be unhappy with the V6, many said that the V8 was more powerful and picked up a larger quantity of dirt and dust.
  • The highest power setting (Max Mode) latest longer than expected. One reviewer was pleased that they could vacuum their whole apartment while still having plenty of battery life left.
  • The vacuum was lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, meaning that people could clean hard-to-reach crevices and corners of the house.
  • Three large, shedding dogs proved to be no match for this vacuum cleaner. A happy reviewer mentioned that they could finally remove the mess their dogs had left behind.
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CategoryStick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersStick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersStick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersStick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners
Price (RRP) $699.00$799.00$749.00$799.00
Bin Capacity0.54 L0.54 L0.54 L0.54 L
HEPA FilterYesYesYesYes
Weight2.6 kg2.6 kg2.6 kg2.6 kg
Attachments Direct drive cleaner head, Combination tool
TypeCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Charging Time5 hours5 hours5 hours5 hours
Running Time 40 min40 min40 min40 min
Suction (Air Watts)115 AW115 AW115 AW115 AW
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Release date
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