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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its a Dyson! Still awesome even with drawbacks...

    Posted
    TekGen
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    It is a Dyson! I have used an old one of these before and they still pick up stuff that many new vacuums don't... even when you are doing a price point comparison. I have been eyeballing the canister version for a while, however, I just moved to the SF Bay Area into a ity-bity living space (miss you Robin Williams!!!). The Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless... absolutely no disappointments with its function/capabilities vs the canister or uprights versions. The direct drive head doesn't have the same spring articulated mechanism as the uprights... but that is ok... it will suck it up anyways. Not quite as allergy friendly as the uprights either. When I use it my air cleaner kicks on to a faster speed because it detects the increased dust in the air. The Dyson Animal I used while I had the same air cleaner didn't seem to set it off. Not quite as balanced as described with any of the powered/turbine heads attached. However, with the brush and crevice tools attached, it is much closer to being balanced. The brushed motorhead works well on carpet and hard floors. Be careful on runners and loose rugs/etc as, mentioned previously, this thing will suck anything up including them. The "fluffy" motorhead works great on hard floors, I however don't use it as much since I have fluffy animals which makes the "fluffy" head something else to get pet hair out of. The reason for the sans one star is because all of the accessories it comes with doesn't neatly store onto the storage bracket it comes with. This neat and tidy looking thing, sadly leaves me wanting when it comes to putting it away after cleaning my house. The other reason is the canister... pet hair and dust/dirt gets sucks in places that are hard to clean out and will start to make this look like it is out of some 80s scifi movie. Quick pros and cons... Pros: It sucks... up everything! (even w/o pushing the "MAX" button) Lightweight... and balanced enough to not be too awkward to use overhead Battery lasts long enough to get through a 700sq ft apartment with long haired animals Less bulky/awkward than the uprights, I can get under furniture where the Uprights can't Did I mention it sucks up everything? Cons: Around the same price as its corded, slightly more capable siblings Storage caddy doesn't store everything... or even half of everything it comes with Canister is hard to clean (and a tad small) Power cord is shorter than desired Not as allergy friendly (but really not that bad either) My last two cents on the matter... if you don't have storage space because you live in tight quarters, this is awesome (aside from the clutter of accessories). If you have the room to store an upright but don't want the bulk of the ball/canister for tighter places to clean, get the canister. If allergens are a huge concern, they have allergy friendly versions but I think their upright or canister versions would probably do you just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    a great vaccuum but does not do all jobs well

    Posted
    Randy

    First the biggest pros.... I can not stress how awesome this has worked on my couch. I am able to suck up dog hair with little to no effort while creating patterns like you would with mowing your yard. It makes a difference. 10/10 Couch Cleaning Barefloors I give it a 9/10. There really has not been an issue at all cleaning anything that comes my way that wont suck up. It has moves like jagger. This thing can get in between kitchen tables and weave in and out of tight spots. I am very satisfied with mobility 8/10 Some cons.... I thought this would be great to pick up the hair/doghair that was embedded in my carpet in my car. I was way off....It did not work at all with any of the attachments. A 30 dollar shop vac is far superior when cleaning a car. 1/10 (It is awful) When cleaning the floors the attachment easily getting hairs caught up on the outside of the vaccuum which is really annoying to pick off. The worst part is the trash cannister, I have medium size hands and this thing is dreadful to scoop out the hair, you can not just flip it upside down and shake it out. Hygenic 6/10 Static Electricity. Please handle the vaccuum with a dryer sheet to combat static electricity. I get shocked all the time without it. I called Dyson to complain thinking I have a faulty vaccuum but this is very common and said use a dryer sheet. It does work but come on now! Safety ?/10 I was lucky to get this on sale. I am happy i purchased this product but at the same time I think it's worth maybe 100 dollars for the 20 minute charge you get and the versatility of the cleaner. I would reccommend if you have the money; otherwise wait it out for a much cheaper model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DysonProductExpert

      Hi Randy, this is Krystal with Dyson. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on the Dyson V6. I am pleased to hear you are satisfied overall with how well it maneuvers and cleans your couch.

      The canister does have a max indicator line. It is recommended to empty the bin before the debris goes over this line. This is to help prevent a build-up at the top of the canister/cyclone area. In the event that it does go over, the bin can be easily detached for easier cleaning.

      As for the suction, we do recommend switching to MAX mode for those tougher jobs.

      We would value the opportunity to address any additional questions or concerns you may have. Feel free to contact us at askdysonUS@dyson.com and we will be happy to help.

      Best Wishes,
      Krystal
      Dyson Customer Support Dyson-EN_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Handy

    Posted
    crazw
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    This is my first Dyson product. Reading the reviews, i was cautious in my expectations. During the holidays when i purchased on sale for $299 i had to try it out. My expectation was this was not going to be as good as a regular stand-up vacuum, but if it will have enough suction to be handy...i would be happy. This has lived up to the that. It does not do a great job on my carpet, but it will get most particles off it...it does not leave those vacuum suction marks. Bare floor it is excellent as you would imagine. The deal winner is portability and usefulness in quick mess pickup. At first the battery time was an issue. By default mine was set to max mode and the first several times i experienced the dreaded 6 min run-time. Then for the heck of it i hit the max button and then i could hear the sound of the lowered rpms and i was able to clean more than 1 room. The attachments are fun and help with various tasks. Since the performance with the carpet brush is not mind blowing, i opt to mainly use the bar floor tool and not go through the hassle of swapping attachments. The bare floor tool works on the carpet, just not a good as the carpet attachment...which for me like i said isn't that impressive. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend to certain people. This is not meant to thoroughly clean your whole house once a week. This is intended for quick daily or several times a week tasks. So make your decision and money you are willing to pay for that! That is the best advice i can give. It is very easy and fun to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well made but expensive hand vac

    Posted
    Cantremember
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    Nifty and stylish little vac, not too heavy or bulky, well designed, smooth and sucks OK but gosh darn it, they charge you enough for the privilege of owning it, too. The attachments are numerous and, surprise, also overpriced. However, they are cleverly designed and different enough from your run-of-the-mill variety that, with a little picking and choosing, you can have a pretty decent smorgasbord to tackle almost any job. Don't go overboard, though, because you could quite easily spend the cost of a new vac to equip yourself with every accessory. BTW, I got this vac on sale as I would never dream of paying $600. The one negative, besides the awful entry price, is the paltry battery life. I got the V6, rated and advertised at a 20 minute run time which I felt would be adequate for the small jobs I bought it for. Problem is the three floor attachments are motorized which is all very well until you realize they suck battery power like the north wind sucks away body heat. You get all of 6 minutes run time! As they say, read the small print - except as far as I know there is no small print so I'd call their advertising at least misleading. Having learned this it necessitated my buying the flat floor motor-less brush, a very nicely designed piece but, another $50!! The recommendation to buy is for those who have the budget and want something a little more stylish/exclusive than a Hoover, Shark or Bissel. However, I don't think the V6 offers any greater vacuuming efficiency than the lesser models out there so do your research and spend your $ wisely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great light vacuum

    Posted
    lindaT
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    I finally pulled the trigger and decided to try a Dyson vacuum. I was always hesitant because of the price and also because of the love/hate relationship consumers seem to have. It was on sale for Black Friday so I bought it. I have had this vacuum for a couple weeks and I have to say I enjoy it. It's light and quiet. There is plenty of charge in my opinion for what you use it for. I love being able to grab this vacuum and taking it with me all around the house to do quick and easy clean up. Especially the stairs. It was so quiet that at first I kept testing out to see if there was suction. I have never had a vacuum this quiet. This vacuum is a must for me. I had a Shark Rocket stick vacuum in the past. I loved the vacuum and definitely recommend it, but I wanted cordless. I still recommend keeping a corded heavy duty vacuum. For one, if your vacuum isn't charged, it's nice to have a backup. Second, if you want a heavy duty vacuum it's nice to have one. I honestly wouldn't have bought this if it wasn't on sale though. The price is high. If you can catch a sale though, definitely grab it. One last con for me is that the canister is a bit small. I know they made it bigger and easier in the new absolute, so they did address that and a stronger battery. If you are going to pay full price for a Dyson, get the V8 Absolute. I don't mind emptying the canister myself. Overall, I love my Dyson and will look to purchase maybe a full size Dyson in the future. (If I can catch a sale lol)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    Elfer
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    Being a very frugal person, I was hesitant to spend this much on a cordless vac, but read that the battery can be replaced, and it's the only cordless I read about that keeps allergens sealed within. A hepa filter means nothing without a tight seal and great suction. I also was concerned about it running out of charge quickly. That hasn't been a problem, because you can cover a lot of ground in a hurry, and it recharges quickly, so just take a short break. Also, using it is quick and almost fun, so every time I see a spider web , I grab it for a minute. I'm vacuuming more often ( I hate corded vacs.), so I seldom need to devote a lot of time at once. The power is as good as any corded vacs. I've used.. I empty the canister outdoors, due to allergies. My only complaint would be that dusting with the attachments added to the extension tube is awkward. I also was concerned about where I could hang this to charge without causing eyesore. The body is small, so instead of hanging , it can sit on the living room floor, camouflaged by furniture, with the tube disconnected and hidden behind a cabinet. It can go under a sofa or upholstered chair, etc. I have an Electrolux cordless, that I've enjoyed, but when it's battery started to go after 2 yrs, I noticed thick dust buildup on the exterior of an unremovable foam filter on top of the vac., indicating that I'm breathing dust coming out, and decided to upgrade to the best cordless I could find for allergy control. I'm glad I sprung for the best Dyson makes. I've only had it about 2 mo., but so far, I'm impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this vacuum

    Posted
    shurmannn
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    This is my second purchase of a Dyson cordless vacuum, and I would buy another one in a heartbeat (if I had to). My previous Dyson was the simplest handheld version without any special attachments; plus, after 5 years of use, the battery was not performing well anymore and the turbo mode "MAX" button somehow got stuck. Even though, I was mightily pleased with all the use I got out of it. Enter Dyson V6 Absolute: - Very easy to vacuum any type of floor due to its long tube - Highly maneuverable mechanized heads (one for carpet and one for hard floors) - Almost 20 minutes of continuous vacuuming - Lightweight - Powerful suction - Cordless design allows you to use it with a moment's notice anywhere in the apartment / house - Very good at picking up any sized dirt particles, pet hair from both carpet and hard floor - BEST OF ALL: You get to see how much dirt you are collecting in real time!!! (the dust collection compartment is transparent) You might be surprised how much dust is hiding in your carpet... The only downside I suspect is that the mechanized heads and the pivot could be damaged if you bump them too hard on an obstacle. It hasn't happened me, but they are plastic, so who knows... Also, the battery (like any battery) will eventually fail to hold a charge, but my previous Dyson's battery worked very well for 5 years, so I am hopeful about this one as well. Besides, a replacement battery is probably available directly from Dyson, so it may be a non-issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for quick light cleaning!

    Posted
    MaxLV
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    We had tried our first robot vacuum but returned it as we were unhappy with the performance. This along with us having stairs in our house led me to looking at the Dyson V6. We have both carpeting and laminate flooring on our first floor. We use the Dyson V6 mainly for the laminate which covers the main traffic areas, kitchen and dining room. We also use it for the entry rugs. With 4 young kids this machine is perfect for performing a quick cleanup at the end of the day so you can start fresh. It does really well at picking up items against the wall, just by running the vacuum parallel against the wall. The Dyson is light weight and has a few attachments that are very easy to change between. The Dyson has a "Max" setting for maximum power. It produces an amazing amount of suction but will drain the battery rather quickly. For example, on the "Max" setting I was barely able to complete a flight of stairs. In contrast, on the normal setting I can easily clean over a 1200 square foot area without killing the battery. We always use it on the normal setting and have never had the battery die on us in this setting. We were able to mount the charging base in the front coat closet which has proved to be very convenient for the area we use it in the most. For someone with pets or kids I would highly recommend this as a means of easily maintaining a clean floor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very handy

    Posted
    cfishrun
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    We have a traditional (Dyson) vacuum and don't even use it anymore now that the V6 is in the house. The suction is more than sufficient to pick up any debris and swapping attachments is a snap. I bought a V8 absolute for my mom and would go that route if money is not a factor, but I can't justify the premium (which is currently a little over $210). I'm giving 4 stars because of two big Cons (these issues and some other minor differences are addressed in the V8 model): -The dirt bin is a pain to clean out on the V6 model. You have to reach you hand and fingers up inside the cylinder pretty much every time you empty the bin as debris gets wrapped around the center filter (especially hair as I have 2 girls and 2 cats in the house). -The battery is short-lived if you use the power attachments (which I was aware of) BUT there is not a battery level indicator or (good) warning system. The unit will go from full power to absolute zero power once it losses its charge and it takes several hours to charge back up. Overall this is a great alternative but you'll have to chip away at the cleaning if you intend to have this replace a traditional corded vacuum; if that is your plan spend the extra and go with the V8.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the moderate Clean Freaks

    Posted
    Takuma
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    Like many say, the downside is definitely the 15 minute max charge the Dyson vacuum has. If Dyson can miraculously make the charge last even for a full 30 minutes, it would get 5 stars. Once that charge is done though, it takes about 3 hours or less to charge that 15 minute life. As long as you're not a super clean freak needing to vacuum every few hours then you should be fine with the battery life. If not, the charging process will get annoying for you. Regardless it really is an awesome vacuum. Its portable, relatively light-weight, has about 6 cleaner heads that you can use for different conditions (one for hard floor, carpets, mattresses, two small soft brushes, and a crevice tool) and the long vacuum neck so you can vacuum standing up. Basically the neck can attach to any of the above cleaner heads which is great to vacuum cobwebs in ceiling corners, etc. Best of all, it sounds cool when you release the trigger as it gives this sci-fi-ish robotic sound. But to be honest, if you can wait it out and be patient, the price is going down. When I wanted it initially when it came out, it was obviously still at $599, but I bought it in April 2016 for $479.99. And currently as of today its at $449.99. So it will get there......eventually.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really convienent. Hefty pricetag.

    Posted
    robinazilla
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    I purchased this item to be a convenient and easy vacuum for daily touch ups when I don't feel like lugging out my larger corded vacuum. To that end this vacuum is perfect. It is also very handy for detailing my car. However, as much as I really get a lot of use out of it there are a few things that I find frustrating. For instance, the length of time that the battery stays charged while in use is very short. Also when using it for a few minutes straight the battery gets hot. Not hot enough to hurt, but it is uncomfortable. This normally wouldn't be worth mentioning, but considering the price it's annoying. Also there is no option to run it while plugged in, so once the battery dies you need to wait for the battery to charge before using again. I would not recommend this for people that do need to heavily vacuum rugs or a have larger house with this unit being the primary vacuum. If you have a large house and choose this as a back up vacuum or have a smaller home that doesn't need a large vacuum this item is perfect. I really get a lot of use out of all of the attachments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best vacuum our family has owned

    Posted
    tigergirl08
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    Let me start off by saying this is our family's first Dyson vacuum. We have previously owned a Hoover or Shark. I wanted a cordless, and while it does have a hefty price tag, it is worth EVERY penny. It exceeds our expectations. We have a mixture of hardwoods and carpet in our home, and I bought the absolute because it came with all of the attachments. The first time I used it, I was amazed at how much dust, dirt, etc, came out of our carpet and rugs. The cordless feature is the main reason I bought this vacuum. It is so easy to grab off the wall mount and quickly vacuum high traffic areas daily (if you are a neat freak like me!). I also use this in place of my daily broom sweeping. While others may still prefer a broom and dustpan, I love that it sucks up all of the particles that I would normally "stir" and sweep up (making it better for my allergies). The battery does last about 20 minutes on normal power mode, and 7 minutes on max. I only use the max power to vacuum large and thick spills. The regular mode is long enough for me to vacuum 4 bedrooms and 4 area rugs, and still have power left. I think it is efficient and you can vacuum much quicker than hassling with a corded vac. All being said, invest in this vacuum!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I CANT BELIVE THE STARS PEOPLE GIVE THIS JUNK

    Posted
    CaptOats
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    I can not believe people rate this thing anything other than 1 star. Ok maybe you could give it 2 because it is light, functional under furniture and can go anywhere without having to worry about a cord, BUT it fails significantly in the fact that you can only vacuum for 6 MIN and then it takes 2-3hours to recharge. Are you kidding me, 6 min for a 2-3 hour charge. We can barely get one room done while running and sweating to make that happen. People love this thing because they are supposed to love it because it gives them status (I don't talk about my new vacuum to impress friends). There is nothing I love more and am will to do than spend a hefty fee on something that is just of outstanding quality. But the fact that this machine fails at its one job, unless all you have to do is 6 min of work, then I beg you please NEVER no matter how much this thing is on sale NEVER buy it. I warned you! (and I hate having to spend my time writing a review but I needed to let you know)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DysonProductExpert

      Hi there, this is Krystal with Dyson. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on the Dyson V6 Absolute. The V6 is great for in between cleanings, quick clean ups or small areas as it does feature 20 minutes of constant suction in standard mode and 6 minutes on MAX power for tougher jobs. We recommend only using MAX mode when debris cannot be picked up with standard mode.

      If you are not getting the specified run times, please contact us at askdysonUS@dyson.com,
      include your name and contact information, and we will be glad to assist.

      Best Wishes,
      Krystal
      Dyson Customer Support Dyson-EN_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It changed my life.

    Posted
    Nickels
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    I never knew it was possible to wake up in the morning and look forward to vacuuming dirty floors. I would have laughed at anybody who told me that. Then I bought this Dyson. It was expensive, and I was convinced I would have buyers remorse. Then I got it home, assembled, and charged. To vacuum with this is to experience temporary bliss while enjoying it's ease of use, smoothly articulating cleaner head, and watching it drag dirt particles kicking and screaming into its dirt receptacle. The bare floor cleaner head traps dirt and larger objects instead of spitting them outside the side of the vacuum like my regular upright vacuum. The carpet cleaning head with it's carbon fiber bristles to agitate the carp fibers caused me to be embarrassed when I realized how disgusting my carpet was because the container filled with dirt and hair like no other vacuum I'd used. If you try this vacuum, you'll quickly realize how well made it is, how well it cleans, and how you can't go back to living without it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, Short Battery Life

    Posted
    Morgan
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    I LOVE this vacuum. I own a full size Dyson that will now be going up for sale. This compact vacuum, does the job, takes up zero floor space (with wall hanging system) and is so easy to maneuver in even the tightest spaces. I have 2 complaints that do not make me love this vacuum any less. First, why have a wall hanging unit that does not hold ALL of the attachments it comes with? This makes no sense to me. Second, the battery life is SUPER short (Dyson claims 6 minutes but I haven't timed it). If you are the person that vacuums your entire house in one session, this will definitely frustrate you. I normally clean one room at a time and the portability and easy of use outweighs the battery life dilemma for me. I would also say that if you own a full-size Dyson, you know the EXTREME suction of these things and this pint-sized one is just not as powerful. However, it still cleans great. You just cant suck up a bowling ball like you probably can on the full-size. =)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Kimiko
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    I have two small dogs, three guineapigs and 2 roomates (one is my sister, the other her boyfriend). The dogs dont shed much, or so I thought. As soon as I turned on and vacuumed, I filled up the canister with all sorts of dust and dirt I didnt even know I had. I thought I was relatively clean but the Dyson opened my eyes. In reality I bought it because the little dogs like to rip pieces of paper and they are not the neatest kibble eaters, the fluffy tool in this vacuum is great. Every now and again the paper does stick to the brush head but its very easy to take apart and clean it. This is good practice even for maintenance purposes, my old shark would never have let me so easily remove the brush head and reattach. Charging it is a pain sometimes for longer jobs where I feel like cleaning everything, but the convenience and attachments make up for it. I get done faster because its wireless. Overall it deserves a solid A!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "My" Review.

    Posted
    Tony
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    Pros: -High quality made. -Light in weight then I previously expected. -It works the way it's described. Not a Con, but not a Pro: -Can confirm that the battery life is limited up to 12 to 15 minutes. Sometimes it will last for 10 minutes of use. -Suction may not be as strong as I originally expected, but it will get the job done after leaving it on for a while. -Container below the vortex funnels, the plastic container is somewhat difficult to reattach to the unit once it's been removed. -Unit is loud when the trigger-switch is engaged. Sounds like a wind blower meets a boeing 747 engine toned down, but there's a noticeable higher pitch whine. Con: -Price is debateable between a non-hepa filter versus a hepa-filter for a difference of a $100. It may not be necessary, imo. Other: -I gave this product 5/5 stars due to the fact that this product met my expectations, and the reviews from a majority of other members are confirmed. No additional, bad traits were found about the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cordless vacume

    Posted
    Dori
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    What a big help! I have two Bengal cats and a dog. I needed something to use daily to vacuum my kitchen area. When you sweep, dust and pet hair get in the air and on your counter tops. With this cordless vacuum I can easily get it out and clean my floors without having to wipe all my counters down and breath in the dust and hair that gets stired up with sweeping. It's easy to assemble, change and empty! The only downside is when you use it at full power I have about 6 minutes to get the floor done. Sometimes I run out of time when I decide to go under and behind things and it takes a while to recharge. But with that much power and convenience I wouldn't expect it to last a very long time and be light enough to use easily. I really need to get the upright for my deeper cleanings. I'm saving for it now! Great product! Expensive but worth it to me. The cheaper ones don't do half the job and don't least very long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for a smaller home

    Posted
    Mookie
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    I found this is a perfect fit for me and my home with a lot of hardwood and tile floors. It also helps that I don't have pets. If my situation were different, this wouldn't be ideal for me. The biggest drawback to the vacuum is the short battery life and long charge time. The filter cover is also placed awkwardly above the handle and I sometimes knock it off accidentally. As for the performance, the vacuum is fantastic. I'd get all the attachments if possible, because I use them all. Also, if you use this nonstop without giving it a break (in the 16 minutes the battery lasts) it will overheat and shut down. Like I said, small house without a lot of traffic is the ideal situation for this particular style vacuum. Otherwise, I'd steer clear as you won't like having to vacuum your home with three hour breaks in between charge times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not so Absolute

    Posted
    AbsoluteNOT
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    Is the stick worthy of the cost...NO. It performs like you would expect from a dyson. I find the attachment for steps is the best I've used. But in saying that the other major flaws make the a go back to the drawing board tool. First and foremost is the requirement to hold the power button for the duration of the use. Who made this blunder? To really get the Dyson benefit you need the max power, which gives you 6 minutes to do your jobs quickly. Battery life is a big draw back. If your doing light pickup on hardwood you may be ok, if your finger doesn't tire out. Hold onto to your money for a better version from Dyson.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DysonProductExpert

      Hi this is Jay with Dyson.

      V6 Absolute has a run-time enhancing trigger. Trigger grip releases instantly, meaning battery power is only used for vacuuming. Push button to select power. Provides 6 minutes of higher suction for more difficult tasks.

      Best wishes,

      Jay
      Dyson Online Support Dyson-EN_US