Dyson believes that V8 cordless vacuums, in particular portable and robotic models, represent the future, although the technology of battery has proved to be a key roadblock for the company’s plans. Cordless vacuums have been around for decades, but the upcoming V8 model is touted to be twice as long-lasting as just the corded vacuum as well as completely replacing it.
As the 1st in such a long line of Dyson portable vacuum cleaners, the DC16 was debuted in 2007. The newest model in this category is the Dyson V8 battery. Power and efficiency have improved since then, but batteries have also enabled them to work for extended periods of time without being recharged. Also included are floor tools & wands, making them vacuum cleaner alternatives in their own right.
New cordless Dyson vacuums are expected to last up to forty minutes on a single charge, compared to the previous V6 model. When will I be able to complete dusting and mopping the whole house?
Pull a trigger
The vacuum V8 cleaner is among the most nimble as well as easy-to-use vacuums available. Install a tool, press a button, and you’re up and running in no time. As soon as you press a button, the following component slides into place and locks in place. When it comes time to connect or remove your Dyson, the process is easy, quick, and robust to the touch. By simply pressing a button & slid it apart, the following element is snapped into position. This means that you don’t have to wait long to go from a portable vacuum with a crevice tool to the full-size vacuum.
Unlike the corded vacuum cleaner, this cleaner has no place to store unused ends, that would add weight. It’s a pain, to be sure. Using a cleaning head on the V8’s wand makes it operate like a traditional canister vacuum cleaner, but without the extra weight of a connecting tube & basic unit to drag around on a floor.
It’s a little awkward at first but soon becomes second nature. You can easily pick up & move about the head without having to drag it across a floor since the bulk of the weight is in your palm. My hand & arm muscles were hurting when I finished vacuuming the complete house with V8. When you consider that it’s 2.6kg lighter than the average cordless vacuum, you may be surprised.
It helped to let go of my hold and let my head rest just on the floor to support the weight, but it was a process that took some time to get used to. With the Dyson V8, cleaning the stair was substantially easier than with an upright but relatively cylindrical vacuum cleaner when used in short bursts.
According to Dyson, the V8 can run for 40 mins without the usage of the powered head when using a crevice tool and another suction-only attachment. While using the fluffy brush head, it can last up to 30 minutes; when using the standard spinning brush head, it can last up to 25 minutes; and when using the maximum suction setting, it can last up to 7 minutes.
In my perspective, the battery life was more than adequate. Battery life dropped to one-third after I cleaned four rooms with carpeted & hard floor surfaces in addition to a bathroom, a whole flight of stairs, as well as all around the edges and with the little motorized head on the stairwell.
A typical weekly clean left around half of the tank full, but I was able to use it for a full day of cleaning following DIY projects without any issues! Wall-mounted docks are available for the V8 when the battery is completely charged and two extra accessories are attached (not included). All of the extra attachments and motorized heads must be stored somewhere else, which adds to the clutter.
Given its size, the V8’s bin is understandably modest, but it was still big enough to enable thorough cleaning of the whole home without having to stop halfway through… Before completing a particularly dirty task, it may be essential to empty the container.
To use, just place it over a garbage can and elevate the cyclones by pulling the red lever at the top. The cyclones may then be lifted further higher to allow the bottom door to open and let the dust fall out. It is at this point that one may push their cyclones down once more in order to re-scrape the dust off the surfaces before closing the door and locking it. A bagless vacuum cleaner’s emptying process is easy, uncomplicated, or almost as clean as it can possibly be, if not cleaner.
Accessories and head
The V8 Absolute, as well as the V8 Animal, are two variants of the V8. At its most basic level (Animal), the machine has a big brush head, a crevice tool, an attachment for cleaning small crevices, and a motorized brush head for stairways and other confined places. When cleaning the hard surfaces, the Absolute’s fluffy head comes in.
In order to reach the ceiling’s corners, you may use the crevices tool to elevate the wand, which is light enough to use with the V8’s heads and accessories attached to it.
Absolute V8 is the most flexible, user-friendly, as well as convenient vacuum cleaner that I have ever used. A whole five-bedroom house could be cleaned with the V8 in a single charge, which is a significant step forward for the business.
It is lighter & more maneuverable than conventional vacuums, but the weight of its motor & battery in the hand makes it seem like an upright vacuum. Despite this, it is significantly easier to use. The life expectancy of the batteries is also a matter of concern. Although the vacuum comes with a 2-year guarantee, the batteries will eventually die and the suction will become less efficient with time.
There is still the trade-off between battery life & power, and between weight and usability, but the V8 Dyson strikes the best balance thus far. With its built-in hand vacuum, it is capable of substituting a corded vacuum for the messiest of duties, and it also has the additional benefit of being cordless. Because of the V8’s unreasonably high price, there is just one real downside.