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Not worth your money.
After upgrading from the V6 Dyson to the V8 I found it was pretty much the same.
Max suction still doesn’t pick up anything bigger than dust or fur. You have to go over and over the same spot for anything bigger.
Attachments options are helpful with most jobs in the house but would just pay the extra for a new model of Dyson given the battery time.
Battery time on this machine is poor and I find I still have more cleaning to do after one session of charging.
This vacuum catch’s on mats and pulls up threads.
Tile cleaning is fine but carpet cleaning to collect dust means u need it on MAX suction and it is hard to push along giving u tired arms.
Purchased in December 2019 for $599.00.
DO NOT buy this Dyson stick vacuum!
I bought the Dyson V8 Absolute + in late 2017 and have just had to order my third battery. The quality is terrible and for a battery to last so little time is shocking. Dyson service is absolutely no help whatsoever. I will never buy another Dyson product again.
Purchased in October 2017 at The Good Guys for $850.00.
I have bought 2x Dyson V8 STICKS thinking it will be the Best Buy..... Nope!
I literally wasted $1,800 on these stupid vacuum.
Battery life is crap it’s meant to last 40mins, it doesn’t! I’ll be lucky to get 10mins out of them. I find myself switching between both 10min on one and 10mins run for the other,I had to replace battery on both 6 times first two,Dyson reluctantly agreed to replace. I had to buy the other battery, Even though it was still covered by warranty.
Dyson has the worst/ disgusting customer service.
I find the Dyson over a years time the suction is not as great as to when you fist use it, also all the accessories are sold separately which you are forced to buy.
Purchased at David Jones Retail Stores.
Very efficient without cord but battery is a major let down over time
I have a four bedroom home and the flooring is carpeted in the rooms and tiled everywhere else. When I first purchased this Dyson four years ago it would last long enough to clean my entire house and do so very well. The carpets would be a breeze and the tiles were easily enough to clean on low output. After a year and a half the battery only lasted long enough to do half the house. When I rang up and complained about this they were more than happy to replace as it was still under warranty. However, it has been two years since then and my batte...ry is due for another replacement but my warranty ended in Jan 17th 2021 - one month over my warranty. They now tell me I have to purchase a new one for the price of $109. What bothers me is that if you purchase this product, you will need to replace the battery every year or so to maintain its lifespan (they don't state this on the box nor does the salesman hint at all towards this) . You can't use the product with a cord so the battery gets worse over time. Eventually you will be forced to purchase a new battery. Buyer beware, battery will not last for longer than a year and a half so remember to replace when in warranty for the rest of your life. Cleaning the vacuum itself is easy to do, filters last a long time when cared for and maintenance all round is minimal. Good product other than the battery.
Purchased in January 2017 at JB Hi-Fi for $599.00.
Poor battery life
We have had our Dyson for 18 months. The battery now dies while vacuuming after about five minutes, this is on wooden floors.
I have been meticulous in cleaning the filters, and also charging the battery.
We will not be purchasing another Dyson.
Purchased in October 2019 for $700.00.
Best product with best service from Dyson
This cleaner is a perfect product. Most importantly, Dyson's service team are very great and friendly. I high recommend this product to every one. Great quality with percent post-purchasing service.
Purchased in December 2018 at Harvey Norman for $699.00.
My Dyson only 5 months old and it’s faulty with not being able to open dust bin to empty it. Sent emails with no help then rang to be told I must send back and will be weeks to get it back
Purchased in July 2020 at Harvey Norman for $800.00.
Big Improvement on the V6
Bought this as an upgrade to the V6 Absolute. Got it $250 off RRP from Dyson in the Black Friday sale. Canister release is far easier, hard floor brush handles leaves and larger dirt more easily. Very happy with my purchase. :) Only downside is that the wall mounted V6 dock has to be changed out for a new dock (provided).
Purchased in November 2020 at Dyson.
Terrible on hard floors - Scratched!
Purchased for both carpet and hardwood floors. Parents have V7 which stuck to the carpet and was quiet on the hardwood floors. I'm thought I'd go the better battery life of the V8. Terrible idea, it's ridiculously loud and rough leaving scratches on 2 week old timber floors. Contacted dyson and they were absolutely hopeless with a we don't care attitude. Disappointed and will be returning.
Purchased in November 2020 at The Good Guys for $699.00.
- V8 Absolute
"Absolute"-ly Unbeatable Product
I use my Dyson "Absolute"-ly brilliant V8 on all floor surfaces, mattresses and furniture and also have a 4 year old Dyson V6 which I use in conjunction with my V8. After recently having my left shoulder totally replaced, I got really behind with the vacuuming, and my large mat (in the photo) looked more like a 'Cat Mat' than a 'Floor Mat' because of a constantly shedding Ginger Cat, (the culprit in the photo below) until I used the 'Mechanised Head' of my V8. As you can see from the photo, it's an intricate Mat with the grain running in differ...ent directions and because of the 'channels' between the pattern, it's a pretty complicated Mat to clean, but as you can see my "Absolute"-ly V8, had it looking as good as new and wish I'd taken a 'before photo'. I have "Absolute"-ly no hesitation in recommending these Dyson Products to anyone. I am a firm believer in recommending a Product which performs as it's stated, but am not averse to also 'telling it like it is', if a Product does not perform as it should do.
Purchased in May 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $599.00.
Better value to buy a cheap stick vac every 2 years. Triple the life for half the price.
We bought the vac to use as a spot cleaner. We estimated it would get about 20 mins use per day. The first 12 months was fine, however over the last 8-10 months we can only use the vac on low power on limited time. Maximum power lasts less than 1 minute. Our $60 Kogan does a far better job.
Purchased in January 2019 at Westpac Altitude for $800.00.
Don't waste your money
Bought new V8 animal for our small apartment with laminate flooring and 1 rug. Didn't work so they sent me a new battery. 12 months later the housing cracked which was replaced. 2 years later I can only vacuum 5mins before the battery needs charging again. Would never buy another one.
Purchased in January 2018 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $899.00.
- V8 Animal
Amazing product, worked without issue for 2 years. Great customer support
Hi the unit for just 2 years. work perfect . The bin had some quality issue - cover was dropping off.
Contacted customer service via phone call and was sent replacement quickly.
Part price are reasonable. Cleaning is easy .
Purchased in November 2018 at Dyson for $479.00.
Great running battery
Have timber flooring and good quality cleaning
Long-running battery life and gets into all the nooks and crannies of a room
Highly recommend this product - but I don't have pets
I also used it on the carpet - but moreso tiles
Purchased in November 2017 at The Good Guys for $400.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
- V8 Animal
Great vacuum for the whole house!
This is our second Dyson product, we had our first Dyson vacuum for a few years and decided on getting a new one. We settled on this one and have found the suction to work really well on both floor boards, tiles and rugs. I have used a number of the smaller attachments that come standard with the Dyson to get into tighter spaces and I have been impressed by how well it sucks us the dust etc as it is picking up things that were missed from the older one. The rugs are visibly cleaner as I was finding the older one wasn't able to pick up as much a...s it used to. I should also point out that I have only used the normal suction and not the power boost. The vacuum itself is a little heavier than the previous one so that is taking a little getting used to. The way that the dirt is emptied out is a little different but that isn't a big issue. I love that I can see the battery charge lights on the side so I know when its running low etc. I use it to vacuum our entire house (4 bedrooms) and have only had one battery light drop down. I am yet to decide whether or not to get the other vacuum head designed for floor boards, however the standard one seems to be working fine for now.
Purchased in August 2020 at Dyson for $599.00.
Questions & Answers
My Dyson V8 gets really hot at the back while I’m using it, too hot to continue using
While the Dyson V8 can get warm during use, we certainly wouldn't expect it to get hot.
Please get in touch with our Dyson Experts via phone, live chat or Facebook Messenger and we will be happy to help. You can find our contact details here: https://www.dyson.com.au/support/contact-us
We hope to hear from you and look forward to assisting.
my name is Raymond
why Dyson charger cable have filter. what the function.
It doesn't have filter.
The charger of your Dyson cord-free machine has a transformer on the plug. This is to ensure the correct power is provided to your machine.
If we can assist further, our Dyson Experts are happy to help. Ways to get in touch can be found here: https://www.dyson.com.au/support/contact-us
I have a Dyson v8 Motörhead in my winter home. I’m leaving for 6 months. Should I leave it plugged in or not?
To maximise battery health, We would encourage fully charging the machine and unplugging it while not in use. Upon your return, charge your machine fully prior to first use.
If we can assist further, our Dyson Experts are happy to help. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. Our contact details can be found here: https://www.dyson.com.au/support/contact-us
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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.
- 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.
|Category||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.54 L||0.54 L||0.54 L||0.54 L|
|Weight||2.6 kg||2.6 kg||2.6 kg||2.6 kg|
|Attachments||Direct drive cleaner head, Combination tool|
|Charging Time||5 hours||5 hours||5 hours||5 hours|
|Running Time||40 min||40 min||40 min||40 min|
|Suction (Air Watts)||115 AW||115 AW||115 AW||115 AW|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Aug 2016||Aug 2016||Aug 2016||Aug 2016|
- MPN: 271642-01
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