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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stick it to the dirt!

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    ricks
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    This is my first cordless vacuum and the euphoria of being unentangled reminds me of the first time I put on bluetooth headphones. You can concentrate on the vacuuming chore in front of you without having to worry about how you twist, turn, push and pull the handle…well, at least for 40 to 60 minutes. Unless you have a small space or are ok cleaning in spurts, this is unlikely to be the only vacuum you'll need. That said, what it does, it does excellently. My first box had a brushroll that was stuck to one end and would not rotate, nor could it be extracted. Like Apple, Bose and other premium brands, Dyson’s support is excellent and quickly got me a replacement. From there, I read the spartan instructions and started vacuuming. PROs • Lots of attachments! See image for the 6 attachments that are included. • Attachments are easy to latch on and off the vacuum. There’s no twisting, jostling or trying to keep the attachment attached. It’s a quick and secure red snap. • The main brushroll does not need to be switched between carpet and hard floors. The vacuum intelligently adjusts the suction power when moving across different surfaces, though you can manually set the suction power as well. • The info display gives you a countdown of battery time remaining on the current surface. If you run the vacuum off carpeting to a hard floor, the remaining time increases since it takes less energy on hard floors. • Suction power is excellent and rivals corded vacuums. Power adjust automatically but can be set manually from three levels: eco, mid, and boost. Using auto on thick carpeting yields about 40 minutes of battery life; on had floors this increases to 60 minutes. • Can be used in handheld mode which is fantastic for stairs because of the cordless design combined with powerful suction. And no hoses that get in the way either. • Hard to describe, but the noise it makes isn’t grating like a typical vacuum…kind of like a jet engine sound. It’s also not as loud I would’ve thought. Using this doesn’t stress you out acoustically. • Slim and maneuverable design makes it easy to get under furniture. CONs • Instructions and documentation consist mostly of simple diagrams. Though I don’t need a detailed tome, a little more description would be nice. For example, recommendations on which attachments to use when, or a troubleshooting guide. • Power plug is a huge block that can make it difficult to share the wall outlet. This must be a Dyson design signature as other Dyson appliances have similar clunky plugs. • Premium price, though offset with a 2-year warranty and excellent tech support. • On/off switch is an easy to pull trigger. In fact, it’s too easy and you'll find yourself triggering the vacuum on when you don’t mean to. Though the trigger is handy, I often found myself wanting a real on/off switch not only to prevent accidental turn-ons, but also so I don’t have hold the trigger to keep the machine on. • Vacuum does not come with an expanding hose attachment. When trying to vacuum some hard to reach areas, an expandable hose would be easier. • There are six attachments. While you’re using one, two can be clipped to the main tube, and two others can be stored on the wall mount. But the last one has no place to attach when not in use. If you have a corded vacuum that you’re happy with, this will not replace it due its limited battery and bin capacity. But it makes an excellent addition for use on stairs, under furniture, or for cleaning less than the whole house. I would not hesitate recommending this vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cordless vacuum

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    BradleyFl
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    DYSON V11 Torque drive Cordless Vacuum This is a cordless upright vacuum with a plethora of accessories. The upright portion fails in 1 aspect, there are no detents for it to remain upright if you just want to stop and move something. You have to balance it very carefully and hope it doesn’t fall over. It has 3 power setting, Boost (high), Medium (auto), and Economy (low). The vacuum head has a color LCD screen telling you what your settings are and if the filter needs cleaning or the debris cup needs emptying. It also gives you an estimate of run time in the current setting. This run time changes as you move from one floor type to another. A single charge of the battery is sufficient to clean a 1500 square foot house with a combination of wood and carpet floors. On Boost the vacuum head will develop 6 in Hg vacuum before it stops automatically and tells to empty the debris bin. On Med it only develops 2 in Hg vacuum, which is still enough to do a through job of cleaning standard floors. On ECO the vacuum drops to 1 in Hg vacuum, this is similar to a dust buster. With the addition of one of the brushes and on ECO it will run an hour, far longer than any battery-operated dust buster will. Make no mistake, dust busters have a solid spot in the cleaning market, this is a better version of one. It fits the hand well and the trigger is easy to pull. The function button and the LCD screen are always in clear view. It comes with an automated charger/charging rack. The charging system is intelligent and only charges the battery when it needs to. If you use the vacuum for just a minute or 2, it will check the battery level and not charge the battery. This is nice to see that it is keeping the battery life in check and not over charging. When using the charging rack it is almost a must to remove the long tube and floor beater brush because they will hang 7 ½” away from the wall. However the charging rack has 2 places to attach accessories, I used 1 for the long tube and large floor beater brush and the other for one of the standard brush accessories. The long tube has a holder on it for 2 other accessories, you can pick the ones you use most. The large beater brush for floor cleaner is powered and has a 9” active beater brush opening. Included is also a small beater brush for cars and upholstery. It is also powered and has a 4 ¾” opening. It does a great job dealing with pet hair and car carpets. The one accessory they do not seem to offer is a hose attachment. Like your normal vacuums have a hose to maneuver into cracks and what not, this unit must be maneuvered into that position. When using any of the accessories they are locked in place and do not turn in the vacuum head. This is very close to being unacceptable for the crevice tool. This is the one place that Dyson dropped the ball on this. Being able to rotate accessorie attachments, like the crevice tool, are a must for some areas. The cleaning of the debris bin is something you should practice before you need to do it. It kind of does nothing and then all at one time opens and throws what you have just picked up all over the place. Once I figured out that opening the debris bin can be done slowly, it was more controlled. Dyson shows the debris bin head completely enclosed in a trash bag, we all know that’s not going to happen. You will take it over to the closest trash can and empty it. With this said, practice before you really need to do it. It can be done in a controlled manner, don’t just push the handle all the way down. Push it with just enough force to disengage it from the vacuum head, it doesn’t open the debris door until it gets to the bottom. When it does open the door, it does it with force to ensure most all of the debris is removed. Practice this a few times and you’ll have a good understanding of what happens when and how to control it. I believe this cordless vacuum could replace your normal every day corded vacuum. It develops the same amount of vacuum a corded one does and is so much easier to deal with. I’ll just keep my corded one in the back of the closet for when I need a crevice tool on a hose. I did see many accessory kits for Dyson on line, and a hose is included in many of them. In time I may just buy one of those kits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful, Multi-Function Vacuum

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    HonestJohn
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    This is a full-featured, high-end cordless vacuum. Like most Dyson products (I own several) it seems very well engineered and has a thoughtful, user-friendly design. If you have read any of my reviews you know that I place importance on the packaging for its ecological consideration. The designer was a genius and was able to get all pieces (more about those below) in a cardboard box with a dozen smaller cardboard organizers and spacers. The vacuum is well protected for shipping and I was able to put virtually all of the packaging in the recycling bin. A big deal? Not for some, but for others who want to avoid Styrofoam and other non-recyclables, Dyson made a good choice. As usual for Dyson, the instructions for assembly of the vac and the docking station were almost exclusively in pictograms. (The box includes a brief, multi-lingual instruction for mounting the Docking Station, a larger Operating Manual, and a small illustrated “What you need to know” [their capitalization]). The concise Docking Station instructions were in about 40 different languages. Note: If you currently own an earlier Dyson cordless vac do NOT assume it will fit where the older docking station did. Measure carefully and allow for the increased depth of the new vac: 10”. Mounting the Docking Station took about 5 minutes and should not be a challenge for anyone with minimal DIY skills. The Operating Manual (in English and Spanish) is much more informative with color illustrations and highly readable text. It illustrates how to mount and store the power handle (motor) plus the seven attachments that give this vac nearly unlimited versatility. One interesting and useful feature is located at the rear of the power handle: a color display button that gives options for language, battery condition, alerts (blockages, etc.), vac status (Auto, Eco, Boost) and more. It is activated by a simple push, a long-standing Dyson convention. (See photo.) The various parts and attachments include a large floor unit, an extension tube, a crevice tool, and three varied furniture or countertop brushes. Two tools store in the Docking Station and two attach to the extension tube. They all snap together easily, firmly and solidly. The handle/power unit is reasonably comfortable (see comment below) and the updated dirt ejection function is a huge improvement over earlier models as it actually “pushes” the debris out and does not depend solely on gravity. How does it work as a vacuum? Wonderfully in most conditions that I tested. The Auto function adapts quickly from solid flooring to carpet without user action. I have a constantly-shedding golden retriever, so I used an older upright Dyson Animal vac and cleared an area, getting a lot of hair. I then went over the same space with the V11 and it picked up even more hair missed by the upright. It is a very powerful (for a cordless) vacuum and was able to suck up debris easily in almost all conditions, especially if I switched tools and chose the one most appropriate to the task. There are only two minor “negatives” in my opinion, both having to do with the size of the power unit. As mentioned, it is large and protrudes 10” from the wall when mounted. Second, the size and weight of the handle will limit overhead use to those with strong arms, wrists, and hands. It weighs almost 5 pounds without any attachments. As for size, see the photo comparing it to my old V6 model. In sum, an excellent product for those who need a powerful, multi-function cordless vac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Six Stars, I'm Done!

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    pillboy
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    If you admire thoughtful engineering and design, and excellent build quality, look no farther than Dyson. Yes, I know vacuum cleaners are typically not much fun, but if you have to do chores, having a well constructed tool can make the job much more tolerable, and dare I day it, even enjoyable. Being a do-it-yourself homeowner with more than a passing tool fetish, there is nothing more pleasantly surprising than using a well executed device to help me with the mundane tasks of everyday life. Dyson vacuums have been on my radar for a number of years as it is hard to miss their display in retail stores because of their vibrant colors and the initially unique design (now copied by other manufacturers)…almost futuristic when compared to the other designs of the time. I have had a Dyson Hot + Cool fan heater for a number of years now and I have been very pleased with it, so I was really excited to get the opportunity to review one of their newest vacuum offerings. The Dyson V11 Torque Drive cordless stick vacuum (there is also a “V11 Animal” version with some differences, and a lower price, but I am referring to the Torque Drive in this review when I mention “V11”) arrived carefully packaged so as to prevent damage to the contents. The fit and finish are first rate. The only real “assembly” required is affixing the wall-mounted charging dock if you choose to use it. You do not have to use it as you can charge the battery without using the charging dock. Putting together the various components to use the vacuum in different configurations is no different from other vacs where the pieces click together, and with the Dyson these parts fit precisely and securely. The red-colored locking tabs are easy to see and operate, and the pieces go together with no slop to make an operating unit that has a definite high-quality feel to it. The hand grip is positioned to give good balance to the motor unit and makes it easy to maneuver without being unwieldy. When vacuuming floors, it is easy to swap the vac from hand to hand while maintaining a finger on the trigger. The charging unit is a “wall wart” style with a six-foot cord. The two electrical prongs are not polarized (one wider than the other) so it does not have to be specifically oriented to be inserted into an outlet. Dyson’s web site is extremely well done in showing how their products work and has many short videos - you wouldn’t even have to read the hardcopy owners manual that comes with the vacuum. The V11 Torque Drive comes with six different tool heads in addition to the charging dock and two of the tools are motorized. The dock has two locations where tools click into place for storage. This is in addition to a small holder that snaps onto the extension wand and allows for storage of two more tools that travel with you as you move through your home while cleaning. So with the tool that is in place on the vacuum at the moment, that leaves one tool without a “home”. This is no different from most other vacuums that do not provide a complete storage solution for all of the attachments they ship with, but better than most. The Dyson V11 is such a departure from vacuums I have owned in the past (and a couple I still do), that I would call it revolutionary when it comes to cleaning. This is especially true if all you have ever used are corded vacuums for floors, like me. I have always considered rechargeable, cordless vacuums to only be suitable for small jobs. How wrong I was. Using the V11 with the 10 inch wide Torque Drive motorized head, I was amazed at the maneuverability afforded me with this vacuum, as it is much easier to clean around and especially under things than with my traditionally styled upright. Combine this with not having to manage a cord, find electrical outlets, and a sound level that is substantially lower than a regular corded vacuum and I found this Dyson to be a real pleasure to use. I wear hearing aids and normally take them out when I vacuum. With the V11 I could leave my hearing aids in and didn’t even have to turn them down. I know, a 10 inch wide cleaning path may seem small if you are faced with massive great room, but for apartment or condo dwellers, or people with typical-sized rooms, the cleaning experience is much preferable to traditional, full-sized vacuum cleaners. If you have different levels of a house to clean, the light weight and small size of this Dyson make it so much easier to move from room to room. This is something I know I will appreciate more and more as I get older. And speaking of different levels, the V11 comes with a 5.5 inch wide motorized head that is perfect for cleaning carpet on stairs. This cordless stick-vacuum can easily replace my corded upright (for doing floors), the corded hand-vacuum (for stairway carpet), and the cordless hand-vac (for small messes and tight areas). I was also a doubter when it came to power and “suckabilty” of a stick-vac for carpet, but I was fascinated by watching the debris collect in the see-through dust collection bin - something that was always an unknown with my upright that uses bags. Emptying this collection bin is a mess-free job that would be impossible to be make any easier. That cannot be said of some bagless machines on the market and was the reason I bought a bagged upright a number of years ago. I was able to vacuum the floors in the entire house on two charges of the battery. This is for three levels and about 2400 square feet. Being able to move from carpet to a hard floor and back without making any adjustments to the vacuum was appreciated and unexpected. There is no need for me to wade through the specs and all of the features for this vacuum as that information is readily available online. If I had to go forward with owning only one vacuum, it is hands down, this V11. The only nits I can pick with this vacuum are that the rechargeable battery is not easily removable like it is with a cordless drill and there are not storage locations for all of the accompanying tools. I suspect the battery is a serviceable item by a Dyson service facility and the whole thing does not get thrown away like with many lesser appliances when the battery finally falters. Being a lithium-ion unit, I do expect a long life from the battery. After my experiences with this vacuum and the Dyson fan heater I also own, I am inclined to believe that I could buy any Dyson product with complete confidence in the product’s design, usability and the claims made for the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The GOLD Standard...Once and for all!

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    nkpstudios
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    Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:24 PM I must say this vacuum is impressive and nothing short of amazing! From the moments spent unboxing to the ease of use, this Dyson oozes sophistication and innovation. Dyson vacuums are the gold standard for a reason and the V11 takes the crown. With this latest rendition incorporating a color LCD screen, it takes the guesswork out of battery life and/or troubleshooting. You will enjoy long cleaning sessions with the wide array of cleaning tools provided. From the pesky and annoying stair jobs to dusting and clearing sofa cushions, I find myself vacuuming more making this my new workhorse. My wife likes it so much she gave away our old cord vacuum. The motor automatically calibrates in real time depending on the different attachments and tools. It is mobile and lasts long enough to vacuum my 2600sqft home with 40% battery to spare including the stairs. This has truly replaced our traditional corded vacuums. Be prepared to be shocked and in awe of the power and efficiency of this cleaning powerhouse. Most notable features Display-the color display makes the vacuum. It clearly communicates to the user what is going on. Powerful deep cleaning-it is shocking how much your old vacuum has left. I am still getting stuff after vacuuming. Battery-offers more than enough time to make it through the day on a single charge. Intelligent suction - automatically adjusts vacuum speed to clean any surface while optimizing battery consumption. Build quality-you know this is quality when you hold it. It is built like a weapon made to last the many wars on dirt. My recommendations and comments Weight-one handed extended use is taxing on the forearm when using to spot clean. Two hands will become the norm for extended use. Using the Torque Drive head reduces fatigue by distributing the weight across the tube. Ergonomics of the grip-I found it a bit uncomfortable after long periods of use on my inner part of the grip between my thumb and index finger. No true on switch-this is a well documented request for a while now. It would be less taxing if you didn't have to said a trigger for long cleaning sessions. No removable battery-another innovation that needs to be made. I have a competitor vacuum who does this already. Charge time-I think it averaged maybe 4 hours to go from completely dead to full. Verdict If you have money to buy the best, then this is it! Although the price is up there, you get what you pay for. This is not for everyone due to the price, but it IS for everyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Intelligent and powerful. One of Dyson's Best!

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    CrysisComplex
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    Dyson V11 is surely one incredible vacuum cleaner with a lot of features its almost overwhelming which is not a bad thing at all. Each time Dyson releases a new product there are major improvements over all over competition there is. First I like to start by saying that the v11 is a learns that always improves performance with use, So over time it learns more and more about your cleaning habits. After it is calibrated, the run time of the V11 battery will change when on hard floors or carpet on the amount of power needed for the cleaning. The best feature of this one hand vacuum is that its "intelligent." and it's pretty neat if you ask me. It takes a few times to use it before it starts to learn but once it does oh boy you in for some good battery life. LED is real time and will show you much more accurate battery life. More accurate than any other as I ever used before. Setting up is easy enough as there is a lot of parts within the box itself but it doesn't take long to put together, Plugging it in takes about 3-4 hours for the v11 to fully charge to 100%. They say the High Torque cleaner head features Dyson Dynamic Load Sensor (Dyson DLS.) I'm not sure what all of this means but what I can tell you that this Dyson is POWERFUL. The suction of this thing is insane picking out dirt from my carpet NO other vac has ever done before. Pet hair? Gone instantly in corners, Dirt & salt? was swept up in an instant from being nowhere near close to the vac, and Crumbs from children didn't stand a chance. The v11 claims to be 125,000rpm and I'm here to tell you that this could be the most accurate fact. I have never held or felt something of the speed of the vac in hand. It literary picks up everything if you let it. Stiff and strong well-made bristles hit every type of floor cleaning extremely well. This combined with the fact that the v11 has ease of movement with one hand is amazing. This is the only one you would ever need. There are 3 types of modes here: Auto: Learns and clean based on your floors between carpet and hard floors. The mode I mostly use for everyday task since I had it. This is the "set it and forget it" mode. It adapts well from hardwood floors to carpet pretty fast. this mode also uses the battery life normally. Eco: For longer runtime of the battery life of the v11 so you can keep cleaning without plugging it in so often. Also for larger households and spaces so you can ensure things get clean. Boost: This is a super fast and powerful suction but will kill battery life faster. I find this mode works well when you are using the vav to clean out things in your car. The Tools and accessories that Dyson v11 have is the classic High Toqure cleaning head, Mini soft brush, Combination tool, Crevice tool, Stiff Bristle brush, and a Mini motorize tool. So every type of space can be reachable no matter what awkward space you are cleaning. Other features are within the v11 such as a filtration system, Power-saving trigger, and easy cleaning/maintenance only adds to an easy cleaning experience and I have to say a vac like this is suppose to make your life easier not add to the frustration. Dyson hit the nail on the head with this aspect with the v11, and listen to feedback giving us an intelligent vacuum we really wanted. Something I think most other manufactures miss or will never understand. The build of Dyson v11 screams of quality. Not a loose part or anything on this feels flimsy. I've always said that Dyson is the "Lamborghini" of vacuum cleaners. It's the attention to every single detail they give the vac that stands out. The design is of Dyson signature stunning look but they just don't focus on this single aspect. Everything within is technology that works extremely great together not just "well." LCD I can't rave enough for having a real-time of the battery life so you just know when to charge. One of the best parts of all of this is the 2-year warranty Dyson puts on the v11. No, it's not as long as their 5-year warranty as I would like but it's still enough of ample time. As always Dyson customer service has always been nothing but awesome...You know treating me like an actual customer and helping (a problem Hoover always had.) Overall there is nothing that can beat this v11 in this class right now. in my opinion, this is one of the best vaccum I ever used besides the Dyson's Ball uprights. Nothing much to be said. Nothing much else left to say. it cleans like its suppose to and easy to use. Pricey yes, but when it is of this quality there is nothing that comes close and you are getting what you pay for. Dyson keeps up the good work. Perfect 5 out of 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The One...

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    YourMainDude
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    Presentation The Dyson - V11 Torque Drive is packaged in a diminutive box with clear instructions on how to assemble and operate. Having owned a V7 and the V10 for several years, this unit feels just as solid as any Dyson product we’ve owned but with one major caveat… this design is a major step forward on the cord-free front. Initial Setup Setup was quick, simple and straightforward. Assembling the few components of the system required little effort and went together firmly. The unit comes with an internal battery pack that is rated to run up to 1 full hour on the lowest or automatic power settings. If there is an Achilles heel to Dyson stick products it is the mere fact that the batteries are concealed and non-removable. Assembly took less than 5 minutes and we proceeded to top off the battery. This system comes with a full array of attachments which should please most owners. It is a full featured vacuum. The color palette is also pleasing and very modern. The design changes to the filtration system are also a welcomed improvement. Some will notice the added weight straight away but considering the bump in power, it’s to be expected and there’s no impact on maneuverability or use. Performance The controls and display on the handle are easy to read and easy to use. The display is a big & bright, the one-touch control button intuitive to use and the remaining run-time gauge is a welcomed & valuable advancement. No more guessing as to “what’s left in the tank …”. At its lowest speed, Eco Mode, this unit is whisper quiet and still does an excellent job of cleaning hardwood floors, runners and area rugs. For carpeted areas in our home, we found ourselves sticking with the medium speed. Frankly speaking, we’ve not found any reason to drive this cord-less Dyson at its highest speed. But compared to the V10, the high-speed sound of the V11 is smoother and more pleasant. Our biggest traffic area is a 12 x 9 area run in our great room and when we retraced our cleaning efforts after first using our trusty V10 we were surprised to find that the V11 extracted another 1/3 of dust bin capacity – on the lowest speed setting (due to the density of the pile). That was proof enough to us that this new model was vastly improved over its predecessors – where it counts most – extraction. Whatever the improvements were – the increased suction or improvement in the cleaning head – they all add up to a huge bump in performance. Summary The V11 demonstrates a major advancement across all Dyson design points. On a large 12 x 9 area rug, this vacuum picked up a significant amount of dust, dander and dirt left behind by our V10. Truly amazing. Pros: Ease of setup. Extremely quiet at the lowest speed and much quieter at high speed vs. the V10 line. Does an excellent job of cleaning, compared to the previous generation – even at the lowest setting. Plenty of reserve battery power and a run time gauge that is second to none. Excellent balance and comfortable to use, even with the added battery weight. Larger capacity dust bin that is easier to empty. Cons: Non-removable battery tech. We cannot recommend this product enough – even at the full retail price. It’s just that good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clean the whole house on a single charge!

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    xKing
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    I did not even think how traditional corded vacuum is restricted to the range of it's cord. I previously had to re-plug my upright vaccum about 6 times when cleaning. This portable Dyson vacuum is a great cord free solution! It does come with a plenty of power, 2 electrically powered brushes (10" wide and 6" wide), 2' extension and 4 passive attachments - 3 brushes of different sizes and one narrow attachment. Vacuum has 3 power settings - ECO, Auto or Medium and High. Auto mode is changing the power dynamically depending on what surface you use vacuum on saving battery life. I was able to clean my whole 2600 sq ft house with mostly carpeted floors on a single charge. Total cleaning time was about 30 minutes (Including moving the furniture and I had to empty the dust container once in the middle), total vacuum run time on the battery was around 25 minutes. I still had about 3 minutes left on the battery after I was completely done. Vacuum has a little display on the back which does show estimated battery run time left, value is a little pessimistic though, real run time was about 5 minutes longer than display predicted. Recharging the vacuum is easy, included power adapter and wall mounting bracket allow for easy vacuum storage and charging. Full charge takes about 4 hours. Dust bin is quick to empty by just holding it above the trash can and releasing the latches. Would I recommend this vacuum for the day to day cleaning? Absolutely! It's so nice to be able to move around freely. It does however has narrower brush (my upright vacuum has 14" powered brush) which means more back and forth movement is needed to cover the same floor space, additionally you do need to hold the whole vacuum weight in your hands while cleaning, opposed to the upright vacuum that just rides on the floor. Ability to hold 2 more attachments on the vacuum itself means that you don't have to run looking for the furniture brush while cleaning around. Overall - I highly recommend it, it's a great helper in any cleaning job at home and in your car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well done Dyson

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    Erik77
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    I am impressed, and trust me that is not easily done. Packaging is nice and well organized, honestly I have no idea how did they fit all those parts and extensions in that box. Device it's very powerful and very convenient to use. I am very impressed because I tried to use this device after cleaning up part of my house with another brand before testing this vacuum. That part of the house was supposed to be clean and after I used this device in same "previously cleaned area" waste bin was full of tiny unhealthy dust. I could not believe it. Vacuum comes with many attachment which are very helpful when switching configuration for home and car use or furniture and upholstery. If your home has stairs like mine does this vacuum is really must have and will make everything easier for you. No more caring of heavy vacuums on the stairs or fights with strangled power cords, because this device is very light and easy to be moved or carried around. Vacuum has 3 modes: Economy, Auto and Boost. Auto mode which is recommended will automatically adjust suction power between surfaces you are cleaning, Economy (ECO) will run longer on same steady power and Boost will run in full power intensive cleaning mode which has the shortest run time. All 3 mode will come with estimated battery run time displayed but in my experience vacuum has worked for little longer than estimated on display (this should calibrated itself with use). This vacuum is pretty quiet especially considering provided suction power. Emptying bin is new and fun feature, simply point your vacuum into trash bin and press red release tray - this will shoot the trash or dust out without any physical contact with it. Device comes with very nice "slide in" wall mountable holder, and it serve as charging base - cord just it must be manually plugged after placement of holder - that is only part that which could be better. Pros: Mobile Easy to use Cordless Very powerful suction Quiet Light Cons: Does not have any

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery, Great suction, excellent design

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    TrueReviews20
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    Unexpectedly, Dyson does it again. The next generation of cordless vacuum by Dyson is about as close to perfect as you can get. The V10 was an excellent cordless vacuum and Dyson has outdone itself again with a V11. Every aspect of this vacuum was thoughtfully designed. Design: Extremely lightweight and very simple to use. It looks clean and sleek just like most Dysons. Some of the plastic does feel cheap, especially for the price point. I assume this is to help keep the vacuum of lightweight. Although it can feel flimsy, I believe this is due the lightweight plastic and hopefully not going to make it easy to damage. The attachments are easily interchangeable and you can quickly switch from long arm to compact. This is perfect for switching from household use to a couch or car. It includes the wall mount charger which is one of the best aspects of the design. You simply slide it on to the wall mount it begins to charge. For the design I would have liked them to incorporate a way to attach the additional brush had onto the wall mount or the vacuum itself. Dyson has never done this before and it would be a great addition to keep it from being lost. Function: it takes about one minute to set up. Once you get it set up you need to charge it. This takes a few hours. It features a very convenient trigger which gives you on demand on/off Control of the vacuum. It's pleasantly powerful for a cordless vacuum especially with the battery life it provides. I used it in all three modes and I believe automatic is the best and sufficient most of the time. If you're going to be cleaning an area that you know is extra dirty, it's nice to be able to switch to the high-power mode and get it done quickly. The tank capacity is average. Since a lot of the mess we're picking up is dog hair, the tank filled up rather quickly. Overall, it's enough but if you have a long-haired or heavy shedding dog you may have to change the tank during a large clean. There are a plethora of attachments two of which attach directly to the vacuum and another two to the mounting plate. The last one is the compact brush head just great for cleaning cars. Battery life: excellent. For a cordless vacuum with this much power the battery life is amazing. It has stayed true to the gauge on the Display screen and I can easily get 45 minutes out of it during cleaning on automatic. Overall, I highly recommend this vacuum. I'm fortunate to have owned multiple Dysons alongside other brands and nothing compares. When it comes to vacuums I have no brand bias and I am blown away each time I use a Dyson. I believe the price point is very high and this is a luxury item. However with the quality of product you will receive you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressive suction, some issues

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    NJRY
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    The V11 cordless vac impresses in its power, consistency, and versatility. With a reliable design, construction, and customer support system, Dyson's latest machine may not replace your upright, but it overcomes some minor issues and is worth your investment into a top-of-the-line cordless option. Once unboxed, the first thing you need to do is plug in the battery, as it is recommended to charge the machine for 4.5 hours or to 100%, which you can track easily on the color display. While waiting during this downtime, you'll notice the numerous cleaner heads for all types of surfaces, including the main high-powered cleaner head and secondary, small rotating head, both of which I found myself using more than the others. These heads snap in place and are easy to remove and replace. The handheld itself is a little heavy for my taste, and prolonged usage does become a little bit of a burden. The dirt catcher has a clear indicator where the "MAX" amount of dirt should be emptied, and emptying the handheld takes a simple push of a small handle while over a trash can. I've yet to experience a case where I needed to reach in and pull dust balls and residue out manually like in other machines, so this is a plus. The filter resides at the back area of the handheld, and the box comes with easy instructions for periodic washing of this piece. The machine is not perfect. I had some issues with the main rotating cleaner head not spinning upon first use, and only after playing around with it without the vacuum tube was I able to get it going. However, after 8-10 tests, the rotating head has not had issues since then. Also, having to hold the power button on throughout usage is a little cumbersome. I would have liked either a click-on, constant "ON" option, or maybe even a timed on option that shut down after some pre-set time. As a result, carrying the vacuum for 10-15 minutes might be even more of a chore than vacuuming should be. Aside from these small issues, I really love this machine. The sucking power is amazing, and the versatility provided by the numerous head options can help you tackle all types of cleaning needs. This is definitely worth your investment into a Dyson cordless vac and an easy recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best and only vacuum you’ll need

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    jaybot
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    I'm a big fan of Dyson owning one of their original upright vacuums. I always had issues with other vacuums so one day I got fed up and got a Dyson. And after about 13 years of use it still works great. So with that said I've been wanting to try out one of these Dyson stick cordless vacuums I've heard so much about. I've been using the Dyson v11 to vacuum everything from blinds, carpet, tile, hardwood, cobwebs, furniture, car seats, and random other things around the house. Its so easy to snap on the different extensions as you move from one thing to another. With all the different extensions and modes this one device basically replaces every other vacuuming device I have (with the exception of my shop vac). I just leave it on eco and have no problem vacuuming my entire house on one charge. The auto feature works great and it always auto adjusts as you move from hard surfaces to carpet. The suction is strong even on its lowest battery saving mode. It picked up everything I threw at it. Due to the size of the bin you will have to empty it every time you vacuum but not a big deal as I typically do this anyway. Oh how nice it is to not have to plug in and worry about the cord running out of reach as you move around room to room. The wall mount is pretty cool too. You can mount it on the wall close to an outlet so when you drop the vacuum into the base it also plugs in and charges. Below is a list of pros and cons. Note I had to dig pretty deep to find any cons. Pros: Sleek looking Lighter than a upright Good build quality Cordless A lot quieter than any other I've ever used Comes with lots of extensions which are super easy to switch out Lcd screen that shows battery/time stats Has an auto, eco, med, and boot modes Great suction power on all settings Auto adjusts when moving over different surfaces Easy to empty bin Can go from upright to hand held mode in seconds Comes with a wall mounted docking station Filter that can be easily removed and cleaned Battery looks like it would be easy to replace down the road Cons: Have to hold power button in while using Battery could last a bit longer In the end this is a great update to a already great vacuum from a great company. Hands down best vacuum I have ever owned! I have finally found a replacement for my older upright Dyson which I never thought would happen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Cordless Vacuum With Battery Limitations

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    cinsteadofak
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    This is my third cordless vacuum, so I was curious to see how it compared with the others I’ve owned. In addition, the Dyson name comes with high expectations. Overall, I felt that this vacuum’s performance met those expectations, but there are some significant drawbacks that prevent it from outshining my other cordless vacuums. The suction power is top-notch, as you would expect for Dyson, similar to many corded vacuums. It’s lightweight, but not flimsy. It came with multiple attachments that were likewise solidly constructed. These attachments add a lot of functionality to the cleaning system. The color, lighted display illustrates the three power settings and is aesthetically pleasing. I also liked the canister-emptying method – it’s a continuous, point-and-shoot motion that allows you to completely empty the canister without getting your hands dirty. The most egregious feature of this system is the internal battery life. For quick, simple jobs around the house such as cleaning vents, a set of stairs, or once-over dusting, this vacuum can do the job. However, the battery will not last for a complete, thorough house cleaning – it might be limited to 3 carpeted rooms in one charge. You cannot swap out the battery to charge; you must hang it up and allow it to charge 4+ hours before it can be used again. Thus, you have to hope you’ve remembered to hang it to charge before each use, since you won’t have a backup. This limits the flexibility of the vacuum and puts somewhat of a drain (pun intended) on going cordless. Overall, when comparing this vacuum to the others I own, I might reach for this model if I want a deeper clean of a limited area. When I take into account price, however, I would probably choose a Shark cordless vacuum with two batteries even if it didn’t clean quite as well, simply for the convenience factor. There are definitely trade-offs between battery life and suction power when looking at cordless versus corded vacuums: you have to decide which features you value more. Pros Three suction powers Suctions power comparable to corded vacuums Multiple cleaning attachments Lightweight Easy canister emptying Cons Internal battery Short run time Does not stand on own

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes vacuuming almost fun

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    fllbbfan
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    This vacuum is amazing as you would expect from Dyson. We had a smaller older version. This one is so much more advanced, more suction, and has a much longer battery life. It’s hard to say exactly how long the battery life is as it varies dramatically from floors to carpets. The cool thing is, it has a digital readout that displays the remaining minutes and you can watch the time change as you change floor types. It has three settings, Eco, Auto, and Max. Eco is good for most floors unless really dirty. However the automatic is the easiest as the vacuum senses the type of floor and I guess the amount of suction needed, and adjusts the power automatically. This feature is just amazing. The attachments change quickly and easily. It comes with a crevice tool, two small brush type attachments, one with retractable brush, and a small motorized brush head for furniture. All of these in addition to the main full size motorized floor head. All of the attachments can be used at the end of the tube or directly on the vacuum for hand vacuuming like furniture. Emptying the very large dirt bin (for a stick vacuum) is very quick and easy. The only drawback is this one is slightly heavy, probably due to the longer battery life, larger dirt bin, and more powerful motor. It feels heavy compared to our old one, but is not too heavy to be a nuisance. We can easily vacuum the whole home as you really don’t notice the weight when vacuuming. It is more so when handling it like putting it on and taking it off it holder/charger. It seems to charge quickly, but haven’t really paid much attention to that as the battery always lasts long enough to clean our whole apartment after which we put it back on the charger until next time. In summary, this really is awesome and worth the extra bucks to get the Dyson. Highly recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First cordless vacuum for the whole house

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    BostonBru
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    Ever since the dustbusters I grew up with I've had both corded and cordless vacuums in my house. It used to lug the big corded vacuum out and that was the only way to give everything a proper clean and the cordless was fine for spot messes inbetween. The Dyson cordless vacuums in general really started to move the needle as far as what a cordless vacuum was capable of. This is my third and the previous two we both really good (better then some non-Dyson corded vacuums) and going after those trouble spots like under the kitchen table or the rug of the entry way. The features that make this a real difference is just how well it sucks up dirt from your carpet and rugs and then adjusts on the fly for the tile and wood floors. It also have enough battery power on one charge to get everywhere in a house less than 2000 sqft, I also love the redesigned bin release -- its the first Dyson that I haven't had to take completely apart whenever my wife uses it -- she always runs vacuums past the FULL line and I'm left trying to pull dog hair off the top of the filter. The way the bin release pushed all the pet hair and dust bunnies off the filter and down in to the waste basket is beyond awesome. This vacuum also features a LCD panel that explains what mode you're running and how much time you can run in that mode until battery is completely discharged. I don't really find this feature useful since you will undoubtedly be changing surfaces and power frequently as you work around the house and, at least in my preliminary cleaning, I didn't see this estimate get 'smart' about how I use it to give me a more accurate estimate based on my use instead of current power mode. I guess its a step up from not having any information but a % remaining makes more send to me then time. Ultimately, this vacuum is good enough that my corded Dyson cinetic will probably only come out the closet to make guest appearance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yes. Hands down.

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    sollyp
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    Man. I love this vacuum. People around me always raved about their Dyson vacuum (we have boring lives). I didn't believe the hype. Until now. This thing is a game changer. Here's why. The V11 hasn't changed much in design from the V10. You still have the point and shoot emptying of the dust bin. It looks sleek especially with that nickel and blue look. The finger trigger. I just really like the design. It also comes with a LCD screen that displays battery life in real time. It's freaking nice. You can also change cleaning modes (Eco, Auto, or Boost). Auto is what they recommend. Boost is if you need some super powerful suction. This thing cleans like a monster. Bear in mind, that I vacuum the floor often. I just gave the vacuum a test run through my carpet. I had no idea there was that much dust in there...This thing's suction is off the chart. It beats all of the wall-plug vacuums that I have. The torque drive also is different from the V10 Absolute in that there is only one cleaning head and no soft roller head for hardwood which may be disappointing to some. They compensate by having advanced floor sensing technology to adjust the brushroll based on the type of floor. It takes about 4 hours to charge up the whole thing after it's out of battery. One charge will run you about 60 minutes on hardwood on Auto function. My only criticism of this machine is the trigger. I actually don't mind the trigger too much. It turns on with the slightest of pressure. However, I really wish they would have an on switch. My grandma tried using this vacuum and her arthritis really made it difficult for her. Other than that, this vacuum is a monster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Larger than before, but not necessarily better

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    laserwizard
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    My initial impressions of this Dyson product were mostly positive during the first week of usage. This is a powerful unit that works well on carpets and wood floors alike. But, having also owned a V7 unit, I must say that the V11 is not necessarily superior to the smaller and older unit. The V11 is huge - whereas the V7 had the debris canister mounted vertically to the handle which resulted in a compact design, the V11 adds huge horizontal space that makes the entire vacuum rather bulky - not a problem if you are going to use this to replace and upright vacuum, but in smaller uses like vacuuming cars, the V11 is nearly impossible to use effectively; the V7 is vastly superior in tight application uses. The smaller and lighter construction of the V7 just makes the V7 better to use if you are looking for a lightweight, portable cordless unit. During the first week of usage of the V11, I found it to be less likely to clog than the V7, but this was simply not a real world attribute as the more I used the V11, the more likely it was to clog and start to show intermittent starts and stops. Once again in overall daily usage, the V7 clogs somewhat, but not nearly as frustrating to use as the V11. I also found the V7 clog issues to be more easily resolved than those of the V11 which was becoming frustrating to use even though it has an indicator on the top of the unit that tells you where the clog is. I couldn't trust this as it often said the unit needed to be dumped even though it had just been dumped. Buy the V7 and save some money if you can; the V11 is good, but it is not better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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    Lizzy
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    I know I only received this yesterday, but where has this vacuum been all my life. It was so easy to assemble, I do not find it heavy to maneuver at all and it turns on a dime. I could not believe the amount of stuff it picked up. I had just used my old vacuum the day before and thought my floors were not that bad!!!!! Man was I surprised. I realize this is not a cheap expenditure but so far, (and yes I realize this had only been a one time use so far), it has exceeded my expectations. I find using the ECO setting is great for area rugs so that it does not try to suck them up. Dyson vacuums do have great suction and this was an issue with one of the older roller ball models I had a few years back. But they have definitely made improvements. I do not see why I would need any other vacuum to do my house. Changing the attachments is a breeze and emptying he canister is so easy. Overall so far I must admit if I remain this happy with this purchase then it was money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Cordless Vacuum

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    Doug
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    We've had several Dyson's over the years and they have all been high-quality reliable vacuums. They have exceeded expectations and this latest model continued this trend. The hand held vacuum is powerful, even though it's a rechargeable vacuum that doesn't need to be connected to power during use. When it's not in use the Dyson comes with a really nice wall mount that can be used with the power cord so it's continuously charging when not in use. This Dyson can be used either in the longer configuration for cleaning carpets for example, or shortened for use on couches or cleaning the seats of your car. If you're looking for a versatile vacuum then this is definitely worth considering. I doubt you'll go back after trying Dyson!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Vacuum Sucks!

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    Boogie
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    It has tremendous suction power! Medium power will get it done and the highest speed almost makes it too hard to use. On hardwood on high power it almost will suction to the floor. The new led screen is pretty cool. Having the visible timer and switching between carpet and hardwood is pretty awesome. I have owned a V8, V10 & now a V11 and they all just keep getting better. V11 is the best version yet. However I do miss the soft fluffy roller head that used to come packaged with the absolute. Not cool they package the soft fluffy head with the V11 in Europe but not the US.

    I would recommend this to a friend