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Dyson - V6 Absolute Bagless Cordless Stick Vacuum - Nickel/Red-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1010 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Handy

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    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

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    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

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very handy

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    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

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    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.

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for a smaller home

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Vaccum for a smaller house

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    Michael
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    We previously had a Shark Rotator. It's big, bulky, and sometimes smelled a bit funky. (even after washing the filters) couldn't get under many obstacles, but did the job. This seemed like the perfect solution for our (~1200 sq ft) house, and it really is. We can literally get every inch under our king bed, and the battery (although unimpressive) will last to get the entire house. Attachments are perfect, (especially for hardwoods!) and this seems to out perform the shark. 4 stars because of the horrible idea to not have a removable battery, the short battery life, (although we haven't really had a problem with it to be honest) and the small waste container. Although these issues exist on this vaccum, I have 0 buyers remorse and am very happy with it. If you're considering buying one, I say go for it. Check the return policy for you, and if it doesn't fit your needs, return it. Worth a shot, 100%.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum according to my wife

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    BenC
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    If I had a choice, I would have gone with a less expensive brand. However, my wife insisted on buying a Dyson. It is a solid product. Don't get me wrong. But considering the price point, again I would have lived a few hundred dollars richer with a less shiny vacuum. Well, I guess if my wife is willing to not question my notebook choices then I shouldn't question her vacuum choices. Also, to give her credit, she has taken over vacuuming duties since we got this one. Ok, enough ranting. Pros: The hand held design provides convenience. The battery powered design provides portability. The large selection of attachments makes it easy to use the vacuum in pretty much any situation. The design stands out., Cons: Price point is high. The dust bin is small. Runs for about 15-20 minutes on a charge. It is still a bit heavy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dyson v6 Absolute

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    r00t
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    Great suction when in power mode. Sufficient suction when in normal mode for basic cleanup tasks day-to-day. Much easier and manuverable at things like stairs than a full-size upright. Fuzzy bare floor motorized head is great at cleaning up small solid debris and dust on hardwood, tile, etc. Battery life on power mode is short (~6 mins). Takes 3 hrs to charge. Plastic wall dock only holds 2 other attachments, so you need another place to store all the other attachments. Battery compartment is sealed. Dyson would be smart to create a removable battery pack (similar to cordless drills) to allow for rotation and always have a fresh battery available. As a main vacuum, it might be lacking in all but an apartment/condo scenario. Great as secondary to a main vac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great portable vaccum

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    micahel
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    Let's start with the good... The vacuum is awesome in portability, light weight enough to carry around in the house, stairs, etc. yea, very good for stairs. I believe the light weight is contributed by using the lithium battery. The bad, mostly should be the battery life, plan your vacuum work to be done within 20 mins... After a year or two, time should be even less, nature of rechargeable battery that will degrade year after year of use. Don't know how much will be the replacement cost for the battery. Unless you will use it for only a year or two and keep upgrading or moving up or to another model/brand. A little bit expensive, $3xx + for a vacuum....!?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the Tidy Home Owner

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    GreatBartonian
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    This is my second Dyson. First one was full-size upright vac. Now we have all hard floors with a couple rugs. We have two beagles who contribute their share of hair. This stick vac is great when it comes to seeing hair/dust balls in the corner or when things like leaves come off the bottom of ones shoe. The hard floor attachment is awesome. It's powerful and really wipes the floor clean. It also works as a great prep for a Swiffer-like wet mop. Battery charge is about twenty minutes, but if you clean on a regular basis, you don't need more charge. If all you have is carpet, you need a full-size vac, but I still highly recommend the Dyson brand. It's also great for the car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful addition to my Dyson household

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    almlg
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    I have 3 cats....and lots of hardwood. I noticed one day, in the sun, while sweeping that cat fur was flying over the top of my broom. I needed something that wouldn't just push the fur around but would suck it up. It does an awesome job. And my 3 kids don't complain about sweeping the floor anymore. It picks up great and no cord makes it easier to maneuver. My husband has also used it for touchups on our stairs and says it is much easier to handle. It definitely does not have the sucking power of the bigger beasts but does what we require of it. Bonus of a hardwood "beater" was a great touch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum with somewhat short run time

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    Andy
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    The Dyson - V6 Absolute is a very accomplished portable vacuum cleaner. I've mostly used the "fluffy" roller, and it does do a great job on hardwood and tile floors -- much better than my previous cleaners. The system is extremely light too. It's no problem to take it upstairs, downstairs, or even out to the car for a quick cleanup. The main knock is the short run time. Particularly when using it in "max" power mode, I'm often out of power before I know it. There's also no drop-off in suction as the power starts to run low -- it just shuts off completely when it's time to recharge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great for a little while

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    Goheels25
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    This vacuum is lightweight and easy to use. It is also powerful and has useful attachments. The only drawback is the 20 minute use compared to a 3 hour charge time. Your use time is much less if you use it on the "max" setting, although you really only need that for really tough areas. This is a great product for spot cleaning and car cleaning, but maybe not the best for whole house if you have a large house. The trigger does make it easy to make the charge last longer in that you don't need to squeeze it when you are moving from place to place and that buys you extra seconds of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works good / Short battery

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    John
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    This works as advertised and as MANY people have commented on, the battery life is very short. In our small house, it does about one room before it needs to be recharged, if you are quick. It does pick up a lot - after one run you do need to dump the collectings. A good modification would be to have an external battery (like the power tools) so that you could have multiple batteries and use it longer. FYI, the "no" below is because of the battery issue which will be common to all these battery powered vacuums. If you HAVE to have a battery powered vacuum, this is a great one to get.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Terrific suction power

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    Hotrod
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    Has really good suction and works well on both hardwood, tile and carpet floors. Using it on walls and ceilings is difficult as it can get tiring holding it up. Having various attachments is terrific and givingaccess under tables and chairs accessible. The charger unit mounts onto the wall and the vacuum unit plugs into it easily for charging and storage. Unfortunately, there is no additional organizer to store the other attachments. You can buy a cloth shoe organizer that hangs on back of door to store all the attachments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good cordless vacuum.

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    CableNoMore
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    Very lightweight and powerful enough as a rechargeable cordless. Does an excellent job on hardwood floors with the specialty head the Absolute purple/nickel/red one comes with. No, this will not replace a standard plugged full size vacuum and it's not supposed to. Anyone who tries to vacuum rooms for 20-30 minutes with it is only going to frustrate themselves. Great wall mount recharging station. Only complaint is the cleanable filter cone on top is held in by suction when the vacuum is running so it can fall out if you turn it over when the power is off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum cleaner!

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    Sherry
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    I love the ease of interchanging the different attachments and emptying the bin where the dirt collects. The only thing that could be considered a drawback is that it works so well and picks up so much so quickly, it requires frequent emptying (could be considered a hassle, but on the other hand, it really does the job!). Also, it does generally require recharging at least once to get all of the floors done (some carpet, some hardwood and tile). Also, I love that it doesn't take up much room to store.

    I would recommend this to a friend