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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 665 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerhouse in a small package

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    CraigB
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    Pros Light for the amount of power Turbo mode nearly as strong as upright Large brush works well on deep pile Convenient docking station Switch instead of button for turbo mode Quieter Longer run time Direct drive brush means no belt to replace Washable, lifetime HEPA filter Durable mesh screen Emptying is easy Switching tools is quick and easy Docking station uses same mounting holes as older models Cons Roller depth not adjustable Brushes on combination tool a little too long for power Feels heavy for extended use and can hurt hand Hard surface cleanup could be better Emptying dust bin can be messy The Dyson V7 Motorhead is the latest iteration in their line of stick vacuums. They target people who want a smaller, easier to handle vacuum that doesn’t need a cord. Each vacuum in the series share similar traits in design but the higher up you get a larger floor brush, more powerful suction, more runtime, and more accessories. If you are interested in Dyson, you already expect them to be targeted at a more premium focused customer so price shouldn’t be a primary focus. That said, the features that the V7 Motorhead provides in such a small package are comparable to its price. The V7 Motorhead has a number of subtle changes that add up to an overall nice design. If you are looking to upgrade from their Slim stick vacuum, you will notice the brush is quite a bit larger meaning it can handle deeper pile carpets much better. At first glance it might be hard to notice but the casing is slightly larger than the Slim. The docking station and accessories from your Dyson slim stick vacuum will not work. If you are simply replacing your older Motorhead, it might work fine but I did not have one to compare. The good news is if you can’t reuse your docking station, the new one uses the same screw holes. There is no need to go making extra holes in your wall to accommodate. Comparing to the V6 Motorhead, Dyson has increase the runtime 50% from 20 minutes to 30 while reducing the sound levels. In fact, during initial testing it was quiet enough to warrant thinking it is weaker. Nothing could be further from the truth. On low, the brushes could be felt beating the carpet. On high, it could lift a high pile throw rug. With such a powerful unit, a manually adjustable height would be helpful to prevent it from grabbing the carpet. If you want to use turbo mode on high pile, it is best to only pull the vacuum towards you because even if you could push it the suction would cause the motor protection to stop the roller. Overall, carpets are where this unit shines. Although very capable on hard surfaces and handy for quick cleanups, some debris would hit the roller and simply fly to another part of the room. It’s a common problem with multi surface vacuums and is not unique. Often, a second pass often was able to pick up the offending piece. It does highlight that the V7 Motorhead is better for carpet than hard surfaces. The V7 Motorhead comes with a combination tool and crevice tool. Both work well at their respective jobs. The combination tool has such long brushes that you will likely find yourself using turbo mode or the suction is not strong enough to reach the length of the bristles. The system for change accessories is very easy to use and quick. Whether cleaning the floor, your couch, or the hidden corners of your house just grab the accessory for the job and with a quick click you are ready to go. The quick release buttons are big and easy to press. Cleanup is easy. The unit includes a washable HEPA filter to make sure that last bit of dust doesn’t end up back in the air. It isn’t primary way dirt and grime are trapped so you will rarely need to clean it. The dirt bin is large enough to accommodate 2 or 3 moderately dirty rooms before needing to be emptied. The clear container has a full line so you know when to stop but pet hair might make this difficult to read as it sticks up high in the container. Emptying is very easy but best achieved in an empty bag. When you pull the lever and the bottom falls out, the debris comes falling out as well and can create a dust cloud. This method is an area where Dyson should continue working on new innovations. If your trash bag is too full and you attempt this, you might end up with dust all around your trash can. The first few times the release lever is used, it might feel a bit tight and make a sound giving you the impression you are breaking it. After several uses, the lever loosens up to feel more natural. A nice feature is that the filter screen pulls up when emptying as the debris falls out of the bottom. The reason this is nice is because, particularly if you have pets, the screen gets clogged with pet hair. As the mesh is pulled up, it widens the gap between the mesh and container allowing any debris trapped on the mesh to simply fall. If anything else remains, the mesh is easily accessible to clean. Overall the V7 Motorhead is a capable, well thought out, cordless vacuum. Understandably, it is not as powerful as its upright counterparts. With the power of the V7 Motorhead, t he question is if you need more. In testing, the V7 Motorhead could pick up nearly anything except items too larger for the roller to pick up. If maximum cleaning power and suction are most important, look towards the Dyson upright models. If want something for quick spot cleanups or overall house cleanup without the hassle of a cord, this will work well. Bear in mind, if you wish to test the 30-minute runtime of the unit you likely will find the initially light 5.45 pounds starts to make your hand sore. Having such a capable cordless makes cleanup easier, excuse free, and almost fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another good Dyson vacuum

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    Jules
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    Finding a good, let alone great, cord-free vac is tough. I use one every day because I have a dog, a cat, and a parrot that need to be cleaned up after every morning and periodically throughout the day. I've had the V7 for a couple days and have used it 4 times already. I was using a cordless Hoover Linx that did the job, but it only did a light job. I have another Dyson - a DC7 - that is corded and really cumbersome, but I pull it out for deeper cleaning a couple times a week. That one has performed well for over 10 years so far. This V7 fits right in between those two, averaging ease of use and performance, and I could see it even being an upright replacement because of the awesome build quality and suction. This vac outperfoms all other cordless vacs I've used over the years (Hoover, Shark, Eureka) with battery life being the only limitation, but they all have that limitation. I don't need a half hour's worth of runtime but I attempted to let it go that long to see if it would work for the advertised time. I got the advertised ~30 minutes on a full charge. It doesn't seem like such a long time to run a vacuum cleaner until you do it (especially using the power-saving trigger grip). It has plenty of runtime for me. The V7 feels slightly heavier and has a different balance than the Linx vac. It cleans SO well and is very agile. Carpet, wood, and linoleum floors gave up so much cat hair and bulldog hairs - under chairs and under the floorstanding birdcage too - that I was actually surprised it was there, since I vac pretty often. Bigger things like bird seed shells, feathers, and cat litter were sucked up fine. I was especially happy about the cat litter - the other Dyson shoots it out the back, but maybe (probably) that just needs a good cleaning. One thing to consider is that this might be hard for someone with arthritis to manage because you're holding most of the gadget in your hand instead of letting it rest on the floor. I had my (arthritic) mom try it out and she didn't care for it - she needed to use both hands to guide it. The final test is how easy it is to clean because I have lots of long hair that winds around beater bars. It doesn't seem any different than other vacuum so I guess there's no joy there. This vac can be stored away wherever there is a power outlet and will be charged up for whenever needed. Of course, there are attachments that, once you're used to it, can be switched out pretty easily. I'm used to wrangling a Dyson, so that is familiar. The plastics that Dyson parts like the dirt cup and wand are made with seem less brittle or thin than other brands and this is no different. I'd definitely recommend this vacuum - even though it's pricey - because I have had good experiences with the company and products so far. For the money, and considering that I need it mostly because I have pets, the V7 accomplishes all I need a cordless vacuum cleaner to do, and in a relatively lightweight form. Since it is advertised to have "75% more brush bar power than the V6 stick" (which I have never used but have considered getting) and it really does suck (so to speak), I'm pretty happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent vacuum - needs some attention to detail

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    Beradon
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    Over the years I've had many portable vacuums with varying degrees of effectiveness, most of them end up with battery issues or just are not very powerful. More than that, they are rarely able to pick up more than just the smallest amount of crumbs or pet hair off a hard floor, much less a carpet. Enter the Dyson v7 Motorhead. This device is effective enough to replace even your standard everyday vacuum for most people (except those with very deep-pile carpet). The cleaning head introduces a level of power to a portable vacuum that I've never experienced and is great at what it does. The suction power is excellent, picking up everything I needed it to, even on carpet. It has multiple attachments, the aformentioned motorhead, an angle chute and a brush attachment. It also comes with a wall hanging mount/dock which makes it so you dont have to dig around for the charging cord every time you go to replace it on the dock. The one down side to the dock is that mine did not come with the mounting screws even though the directions said it was supposed to, so I have not been able to mount it yet. The one down side to this portable vacuum is actually its weight, especially with the motorhead attached. If you're trying to vacuum a large area rug you will feel it start to wear against the soft spot between your thumb and forefinger. The reason for this is that it has no real wheels (it has tiny ones for hard floors but nothing that would help carpet) so you're fighting against the friction introduced by a carpet, so when pushing it, the weight of the device is pushing back against the soft spot on your hand, and when pulling it back towards you, you're fighting against the forward motion of the motorhead. Outside of those minor things, this is a great vacuum and I'd recommend it to anyone with many area rugs, a large amount of hard floor or a smaller living space where a full size vacuum doesn't make as much sense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good, But Some Negatives

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    gtdad
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    The Dyson V7 Motorhead Is the first cordless vacuum I have owned. I have found that cords can be annoying, however, they provide you with steady power for an unlimited amount of time. But I wanted the convenience of cordless. So when Dyson increased the runtime and power on the new V7 Motorhead I decided to give it a try. Out of the box the V7 Motorhead was easy to assemble. It is an upright vacuum with the motor and dust cup at the top of the unit. This detaches to become a handheld portable unit for increased versatility and for use with the 2 included smaller attachments for cleaning tight spaces or for automobiles. Also included is a very well designed storage bracket. It makes it very easy to hang the vacuum on the wall and you can integrate the charger so that every time you place the vacuum in the holder it will charge. The vacuum comes with a 20% charge and says it will take 3 1/2 hours to fully charge before the first use. I found it only took about 2 hours. I have a 1300 square foot apartment with 3 bedrooms. I definitely had range anxiety and maybe cleaned at a little faster pace than normal because I was expecting the power to run out at anytime, but it never did. I was able to finish the entire apartment, even cleaning tight places with the crevice tool and cleaning the sofa with the brush attachment. Dyson promises 30 minutes of runtime at normal power. There is also a max power setting which will drain power much quicker. It took me about 45 minutes to complete the cleaning at normal power. But thanks to the power saving switch, which turns the power off every time you loosen you grip, I never ran out of power. Also the power remained strong and steady throughout. Maneuverability was outstanding. Cleanup was very simple and quick. The brush bar was easy to disassemble and clean, and the removal of the dust from the dust cup is ingenious. I also found that hair, which gets caught in the brush bar of my other vacuum, simply goes straight to the dust cup on the Dyson. So why did I only give it 4 stars? 1) About half way through I began to experience pain at the base of my thumb. Now I have small to medium size hands, but when I gripped the vacuum, the hard plastic at the top of the handle put constant pressure on the top of my hand. When I finished, there was a red circle at the base of my thumb and it was painful. This could easily be remedied with a soft material placed at the top of the inside of the grip. 2) The head unit was small enough to fit under my kitchen cabinets, but not under the front edges of most of my furniture. In comparison to my other vacuum, the Dyson was about 1/2" higher. Therefore, those areas required the crevice tool to clean. 3) In order to access the brush bar and clean the head unit, there are 2 locks that open by turning slotted pieces. Each slot is a different size. Surprisingly, this $400 vacuum does not provide you with a plastic tool for this purpose. Instead, make sure you have change on you, because one slot is about the size of a quarter and the other a dime or a penny. Come on Dyson, a 5 cent plastic tool would really help. Overall, the positives are many and the negatives can be overcome. The cost is expensive, but it seems to be a quality product. It cleaned very well, and if it lasts a long time, which I expect, then I think it is worth the price. I would definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Cordless

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    SteveC
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    I’ve always seen these Dyson stick vacs in the stores and wanted to give them a try. When the new model came out and was asked to check this one out I jumped at the chance. First it came packaged very well like our other two Dyson uprights, very easy to assemble with a very detailed instruction manual making assembly very easy. There was a sticker around the grip and trigger that stated the battery was 20% charged from the factory and to charge fully before using, so I plugged it in and waited about 1.5hrs for the blue charge light to go out. I wanted to see just how long the battery would last with the Motorhead attached so I ran it pretty much nonstop till the battery died. I was able to get 28 minutes of run time out of it, which isn’t bad for a device this light, and that’s with the Motorhead attached and running all the time also. After the battery died I plugged it back into the charger and waited about 2.75 hours for it to charge back up. Not fast but not overnight either. I can tell this is designed for a few quick cleanings and probably not for a whole house. But during my first test I actually cleaned a very large portion of the house with it, and after almost 30 minutes of run time I was ready for it to give out anyway. We have two other Dysons my wife uses in her cleaning business and we have an H branded cordless upright for our house. I was really impressed with how much fine dirt this little vac was able to pick up. it pretty much equaled and maybe even a little better than the H branded cordless, but it is new and the other is very well used so that could be the reason it did as good or better at picking up the fine dust. Our house is tile and laminate flooring in every room and we have throw rugs or runners every room. For this the V7 worked exceptionally well, it filled up a lot faster than I expected, and the small dust bin is probably it’s only disadvantage, so you will be making trips to the trashcan often. I also have a D “tool company branded” cordless hand vac. The suction on V7 is a whole lot better than it. Its only advantage is that the battery pack is the same as my D branded drill and can be swapped out, it can also vacuum up ½ gallon of liquid. A friend of ours has a V6 and happen to stop by last night so I let them check out this one. They were very impressed. They like their V6 but said this one definitely had more suction power than the old model. Now they are going to be looking at upgrading theirs and sort of wish they hadn’t seen the new model. Emptying the dust bin is pretty straight forward. Just pull straight up on the red handle and the motor unit slides up and then the bottom door swings open dropping the contents. Then you just slide the motor head back down, swing the bottom lid back into place and you are done, very simple. The one thing I did observe that you want to keep an eye on the dirt level and make sure you empty when it starts to get up there, I didn’t at first and overfilled it a little. When I went to empty it I removed the extension and dirt came pouring out the nozzle end of the canister “oops”, you’ll also want to keep the device as level as possible when detaching the extension otherwise if you hold it to vertically some stuff may drop back out the nozzle end of the vac, “lesson learned’. If Dyson could have some sort of flap inside to help prevent this it would be nice but may be hard to do without affecting suction. I haven’t had time to test everything else out but from what I have seen so far this is a great little stick vac. And if you only have hard flooring with a few low pile throw rugs then this may be all you really need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Pretty Good Cordless Stick Vac

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    lambda100
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    Here's what I like about the Dyson v7 Motorhead: (1) Extremely easy to assemble. Just click and snap the attachments into the unit. That's all it takes. It took more time taking it out of the box. (2) The vacuum is quiet. The Dyson engineers really dampened the noise. All my previous vacuums were so loud I could not hear my wife speaking to me. (That might be a good thing). Not with this vacuum, though. I could carry a normal conversation with it running. (3) It has very good suction. It picked up dirt, dust, hair, paper, and food particles with no problems. I used it over carpet, rugs, tile floors, and laminate floors. There are two suction modes: a regular mode for normal vacuuming and a maximum mode for more demanding tasks. (4) The vacuum head is compact. The width of the head measures less than 10” wide, allowing it to get into tight areas. (5) The vacuum can be laid flat while vacuuming which allows you to easily clean underneath beds. (6) It converts to a handheld vac to easily clean stairs. It comes with a crevice and combination tool to get into tight areas and corners. (7) The vacuum is lightweight and can clean in high up spaces. For the first time, I was able to clean out my dusty a/c vents on my ceiling. Here's what I didn't like about it: (1) Wish it came in other colors. Fuscia/purple is not my favorite color. (2) No user replaceable battery. If you have a large home, you will run out of juice before you finish the job. A user replaceable spare battery would have at least eased the range anxiety. (3) You must keep your finger on the trigger otherwise the vacuum turns off. It would be nice if the Dyson v7 also had a trigger lock feature where you could keep the vacuum in the power-on position without having to keep your finger on the trigger. (4) The vacuum does not support itself in the free standing position. It will fall over unless you prop it against a wall or mount it on the wall dock that comes with the vacuum. Overall, I think I would recommend this vacuum to be on the short list of cordless stick vacuums to consider for someone who is thinking about their next purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overall Unimpressed with Dyson V7

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    OmieOne
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    Overall I am unimpressed, with Dyson V7 and the Company itself. The V7 is a small, and light product. The cordless feature appealed to me to help with quick cleanup especially in the car where getting the shop vac out can be a hassle. However after using the product I think the shop vac is easier. The good is, they aren't lying when they say the vac runs at full power until no charge. That is nice. From the beginning to the end you get full power. However if you use max suction it will be less then 30 and about 30 minutes when on the slower speed. Hope you get what you want vacuumed in that period because then it takes a few hours to recharge fully for use. If that was it, I'd be happy because a car can be done with that amount of charge, and the occasion mess pick up around the house again is within the charge amount. However I have noticed a few flaws in the device too. The finish had a paint chip missing showing low QA to allow that out, and if it wasn't QA it was in shipping. Though my box was fine, so I think that was bad QA. Additionally they in include a wall dock to hand the V7 on the wall with the attachments. This would have been handy if they included the screws and anchors like there documentation said. DON'T EXPECT THE SCREWS AND ANCHORS. After, talking with what Dyson, laughingly calls, 5-star service, all I got was after a run around. Yes the manual is wrong, and we aren't including the screws. With the support doing the minimum effort and not supporting there product, esp. to the tune for a buck worth of screws and anchors for the customer, I don't think I will ever support this company. Simple customer service, since they made the mistake in documentation, could have helped in getting me the screws. Additionally after using this device a few times, my large hands may not be designed for this. After using it for 20 minutes in testing around the house my thumb, where it meets my palm, the done at that point was rubbed raw. So if you have normal size man hands and expect to hold the device to the length of the charge be prepared for some discomfort after using. Because of the paint chip, poor customer service and the fact it doesn't fit my hands I can't support this product or recommend anyone else. The battery, while staying at power doesn't last long enough to be useful expect for some edge cases or quick clean up. Is uncomfortable to use and the lack of 5-star service all make Dyson a company I will avoid in the future. Esp. because of the customer service. I can over look the chip on the finish and thumb getting rubbed wrong, since it does vacuum well, but the poor customer service kills it. If there customer service actually provided service and the screws and anchors there documentation lists, I would have given it 4 stars with the caveats above as long as you understand the limited use for this. But because there customer service is anything but find a different company as this product does not shine over Dyson's lack of support.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi there, this is Krystal with Dyson. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on the V7 Motorhead. I am sorry to hear of this unusual experience. Here at Dyson, we are committed to absolute customer satisfaction and if you received less than quality service, we want to make sure this is addressed.

      As for the mounting hardware you mentioned, unfortunately, none of our cordless machines come with the mounting hardware due to the different wall types consumers may have. Therefore, having one set of mounting hardware may not work for everyone. We encourage those that are unsure of the type of screws to use, to check with their local hardware store for the proper screws for their wall type.

      We ask that you contact us so that we can address the level of service you were provided along with checking on the chip on your machine. You can reach us at askdysonUS@dyson.com, include your name and contact information, and we will be glad to assist. We look forward to hearing from you. 

      Best Wishes,
      Krystal
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Welcomed Upgrade

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    Marine778
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    This is my first Dyson, and the V7 Motorhead is a monster inside a small package. There are many things I like about this vacuum, and I will get into that. To give you a little idea about this customer, I live in condo with wood floors with my wife and daughter. I don’t have pets and the main reason I wanted this vacuum is because of how small it is and I have heard good things about Dyson products. Immediately, the main thing I like about the V7 is the ability to work on a variety of surfaces. It handles the wood floors just as well as the carpet without making any adjustments. It has a long reach, and goes right under tables and the couches with ease. The head swivels intuitively adjusting to the angle you direct it in. Those are the main things I can say about the inside use, so I decided to try this bad boy out in the car. First, it is portable and you can take the long neck part off the vacuum and use it as a handheld. It is extremely light, and the short extension allows you to get under the seats with ease as well as in the difficult folds and crevasses. Best of all, it actually gets all the dirt because the suction power is very strong. My only comparison is the vacuum you pay $2.00 for 5 minutes worth of time at the car wash. It is just as strong if not stronger, and you are not dragging that nasty hose all over the inside of your newly cleaned car. It cleaned the inside of my car like a champ, and I was extremely impressed. I mentioned the vacuum was light, which makes it very comfortable to use. We don’t have a lot of area to clean in our place, but wood flooring looks dirty quickly if you leave it alone. Using a upright vacuum before, is a pain because they are very heavy and cumbersome. This is a welcomed replacement. Additionally, the V7 is so quiet! I was using a standard dirt devil handheld vacuum for small messes and crumbs. It is significantly more quiet than that small handheld, and infinitely more quiet than my soon to go in the garbage upright. My daughter is very sensitive to noise, and usually covers her ears when we vacuum. She was fine with the V7 being used in the house and I really liked that. One thing I really never thought about was the fact this vacuum runs on a battery. This of course means NO CORD! No moving from outlet to outlet to get the whole place clean. No trip hazards as well. Plus, it comes with a docking station you can mount to the wall. I have not had a chance to mount it yet, as I plan to move in the near future. But, the V7 connects easily to the dock and the connection is precise. It is a quality piece of equipment and you can tell the difference in craftsmanship and engineering. The box says the battery will last for 30 minutes, but I have not tested it to that extent yet. I can say it cleaned the whole house, and then I took it to clean the car on one charge. I imagine I use it for at least 20 of those 30 minutes and it did not lose suction. You know when you have to empty normal handheld vacuums? When you pull out the filter and then you have to peel off all the nasty dust and fuzz as you try and get all of it in the garbage can without making a dust bomb cloud? This vacuum eliminates that. You simply pop the bottom open with one touch and you don’t have to handle the dirt of shake out the container. So far it does not seem to trap dirt inside the container, and it empties without the cloud. I like this because it is much more sanitary. The price of this vacuum was $399.99 when I got mine, and that puts it in the high category for me. It is in line with some of the better made Shark products. As for the value/dollar ratio, I think this is better than the Shark product line. Mainly because it just feels more substantial and durable. I have not tried the Shark products, but neck to neck that was the deciding factor for me. I would recommend this vacuum to anyone, it is a great investment and you get what you are paying for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Adequate but overpriced

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    Gerbil
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    Upon first inspection, the first thing that stood out to me about the Dyson V7 Motorhead is its seemingly cheap outer construction. The plastic used looks and feels to have the same quality commonly found in children's toys, and out of the box had marbling and contouring all over that seems suggestive of stress or perhaps heat damage; while this may not indicate compromised structural integrity, it does negatively affect the aesthetics of the V7. The charging station is not designed for stand-up use, but instead for mounting to a wall/door with screws. My other wireless/bagless vacuum cleaner (which I’ll call Herbert) docks upright with its charging station more quickly and easily than the V7 does with its station, all without any wall-mounting required, which I greatly prefer. The V7 also has a trigger which must be held in while vacuuming, which I found quite unfavorable compared to the thumb-accessible rocker on Herbert, which toggles both power and speed. Before using the V7 for the first time, I was already disappointed with it. Across carpet and linoleum surfaces, the combing of the brush roller attachment and suction of the engine on the V7 seemed on par for wireless vacuums. While managing to pick up plenty of hair and fine dust, the V7 still required two or three passes to pick up some spots of lint, hair/fur and other stubborn debris. However, when I took the V7 into my garage for testing, stray leaves ended up being its nemesis. Even a very small, dried and brittle leaf got stuck in the extension hose with the ‘max’ power setting used, requiring manual intervention; larger leaves would simply get stuck at the attachment end. The elbow joint on the brush roller attachment was stiff enough that upon picking up and letting down the V7, I often had to provide extra downward force for the bottom of the roller attachment to sit flush against the floor so that I could continue vacuuming. Emptying the bin is a cumbersome affair because of the way that the engine must first be pulled up from the bin to a certain point that triggers the release of a bottom hatch. Before the hatch can be closed, the engine must be pushed down into place again. This tends to release billows of dust from the pores outside/below the engine, which is not accounted for in the 'Emptying the clear bin' instructions provided in the product manual. The manual instructs to seal the waste bag tightly before performing these last two steps, resulting in a nasty surprise for first-time users following the instructions. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any safeguard against accidentally pulling the trigger during this emptying process, which is an event to be avoided. Even before emptying the bin for the first time, I noticed a significant amount of dust had collected around the wheels, elbow joint, and rear of the encasement of the roller attachment after just one quick run of the vacuum cleaner over carpet, suggesting that this attachment tends to kick up significant amounts of dust behind itself. To remove the filter from the motor housing--which is to be washed monthly--a small thin stick on the filter has to be pulled on. This stick has no flange or other implement to aid in maintaining purchase while pulling on it, making removal of the filter more difficult than it should be. While the V7 does an adequate job as a light, wireless vacuum cleaner, I find that I can do just as well with Herbert, which retails for less than half the price of the V7.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      DysonProductExpert

      Hi there, this is Krystal with Dyson. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on the Dyson V7. Rest assured, Dyson machines are made from polycarbonate ABS which is the same material used in riot shields and crash helmets. We subject them to 50,000 hours of testing and 550 individual tests. All of this to ensure they can withstand a lifetime's hard use.
      You may view a short video on some of the testing processes here:

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      We would value the opportunity to address any questions or concerns you have about the V7. Please contact us at askdysonUS@dyson.com, include your name and contact information, and we will be glad to assist. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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      Krystal
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Revolutionary!

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    k1zit
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    This is my first Dyson vacuum. I used to think that the higher premium that Dyson charges for their appliances was all hype. I wish I would have tried one sooner. I love many things about this vacuum and there are very few things that I don't like about it. But the three things that were game changers for me is how light weight the vacuum is, it's cordless, and it's bagless. The aluminum construction allows for the lightweight construction. Albeit light, the vacuum does exude quality and feels solid. By far this is the best experience I have ever had vacuuming. I never had to exert a lot of force or pressure to move the V7 vacuum. Hands down lighter than our current Shark vacuum (or any other vacuum that we've used for that matter). The fact that it's cordless means that I no longer have to unplug a cord from the outlet every time I need to vacuum another room or if I exceed the cord's length. Amazing!!! Because it's cordless, it does need to be charged with the included charger. I was able to reach a full charge in a couple of hours. So much engineering went into this appliance. As mentioned earlier, the vacuum is bagless. To dispose of debris, you simply disconnect the upper portion of the handle, hold it over a trash can, and pull the small red latch to empty it out. Incredibly easy and quite ingenius. For a "stick" type of vacuum, the motor was surprisingly powerful. I do have to note that I use it on the "Max" setting. The lower setting felt a bit lacking. It had no problem picking up debris and I felt like I never had to go over the same section twice. It left my carpet looking spotless. Impressed! Now, the only two things were minor gripes for me was the color offering and that you have to constantly hold down the trigger button when vacuuming. The color fuchsia is probably fine for most females but it would be nice to see offerings with more neutral colors for male owners that may not have female counterparts in their households. As far as holding down the trigger button, it really is nitpicking. While it's incredibly light and I never noticed any fatigue by holding it down during vacuuming, it would have been nice to see some sort of "auto-on" feature so that I don't have to constantly hold down the trigger. All in all, those are minor annoyances that are easily outweighed by the pros. In a nutshell, this is a cordless, bagless, incredibly lightweight "stick vacuum" with a powerful motor. What's not to love?!?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

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    k1zit
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    This is my first Dyson vacuum. I used to think that the higher premiums that Dyson charges for their appliances was all hype. I wish I would have tried one sooner. I love many things about this vacuum and there are very few things that I don't like about it. But the three things that were game changers for me is how light weight it is, the fact that it's cordless, and it uses no bags. The aluminum construction allows for the lightweight construction. Albeit light, the vacuum does exude quality and feels solid. By far this is the best experience I have ever had vacuuming. I never had to exert a lot of force or pressure to move the V7 vacuum. Hands down lighter than our current Shark vacuum (or any other vacuum that we've used for that matter). The fact that it's cordless means that I no longer have to unplug a cord from the outlet every time I need to vacuum another room or if I exceed the cord's length. Amazing!!! Because it's cordless, it does need to be charged with the included charger. I was able to reach a full charge in a couple of hours. So much engineering went into this appliance. As mentioned earlier, the vacuum is bagless. To dispose of debris, you simply disconnect the upper portion of the handle, hold it over a trash can, and pull the small red latch to empty it out. Incredibly easy and quite ingenius. Being designed as a"vacuum stick", the motor was surprisingly powerful. I do have to note that I use it on the "Max" setting. The lower setting felt a bit lacking. It had no problem picking up debris and I felt like I never had to go over the same section twice. It left my carpet looking spotless. Impressed! Now, the only two things that were minor gripes for me was the color offering and that you have to constantly hold down the trigger button when vacuuming. The color fuchsia is probably fine for most females but it would be nice to see offerings with more neutral colors for male owners that may not have female counterparts in their households. As as as holding down the trigger button, it really is nitpicking. While it's incredibly light and I never noticed any fatigue by holding it down during vacuuming, it would have been nice to see some sort of "auto-on" feature so that I don't have to constantly hold down the trigger. All in all, those are minor annoyances that are easily outweighed by the pros. In a nutshell, this is a cordless, bagless, incredibly lightweight "stick vacuum" with a powerful motor. What's not to love?!? Dyson has won me over and I don't think I could ever go back to a traditional vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliantly Designed Vacuum with Power to Spare.

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    The Dyson V7 Motorhead is amazingly powerful where it counts most, where the Brush Bar meets the Carpet and robust in build. A brilliantly built appliance that is surprisingly stout in a light cordless vacuum that hands down out cleans my corded upright. The main traffic area in our home was due a vacuuming when the Dyson V7 arrived so we tested it against our upright. First, we gave the high traffic area a thorough cleaning with our corded upright which deposited a good deal in the canister. Second, we vacuumed over the same area with the Dyson V7 and was instantly sold, the Dyson quickly collected a substantial quantity of debris in the canister immediately after using our trusty corded vacuum cleaner. Advantages and conveniences: It is Light as a feather. Quiet, have never heard a quiet vacuum. That is very nice and does not drive my Beagle nuts. The design is outstanding for getting to the hard to reach spaces, like Under the Bed. Along with the lightness and the agility it makes cleaning under the bed a snap. Vacuuming corners of the ceiling, shelves, widow sills, you name it and the Dyson V7 makes short work of the job. Looks cool enough that your kid may want to do the vacuuming, at least for a while. Believe our battery held up longer than the advertised 30 minutes and we completed our Living-room, office, and hallway on one charge. Impressive. The Docking Station is a big plus for vacuum and accessory storage and charging. Fits out of sight easily in a corner in the utility room. Thumbs up all around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My new favorite vacuum

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    This dyson vacuum is so powerful that you would think it should of been bigger. Lets start from the beginning. I'm happy with the packaging but the last dyson that I received was packaged like it was worth so much this time not the same but not horrible. Very simple manual that you will have it assembled in 2 clicks. Seriously with just 2 clicks the v7 motorhead is all good to go because it's pre charged at 20% but I do recommend giving it a full charge to use it at its maximum capacity. I've always wanted a cordless vacuum and with the v7 I can do just about any vacuuming without being attached to the cord that always get tangled and damaged by accidentally vacuuming the cord. Do anyone else love the Dyson sound like I do? This motorhead v7 completes my vacuum needs and lasts for about 30 minutes with a full charge and about 15 minutes if using maximum power. The v7 motorhead is easy and convenient to use. It is really the best vacuum that I've used so far and I'm very pleased with the results for now. I'm so happy with it that I find it hard to find something wrong with it. The design team thought of pretty much every hassle we have from the weight, power to emptying the compartment and created this v7. This is my easiest review because I'm excited to tell someone else to try this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dyson sets the bar high

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    I was very excited to own my first Dyson product. I'm a designer and am fascinated with the synthesis of function and aesthetics. My small apartment is a challenge- hard laminate and linoleum floors...and very little storage space. The V7 is stylish and comes with all the attachments you would expect from a full-on vacuum: roller floor brush, brush (adjustable to just cylindrical extension) and slim tip for crevices. The instructions for use and troubleshooting are very clear, including removable stickers that allow the normal "I don't read instructions" user to get going fast. Bummers? 1. It comes partially charged, so you have to wait a few hours to use it the first time. 2. The dirt container intended to make it easy to minimize dust dispersion during emptying is really challenging to open and feels delicate 3. The battery only lasted 20-23 minutes during my use. Those things said, what do I love? 1. All the attachments- I can clean my apartment (including rugs) as well as my car since it's a cordless rechargeable. 2. It comes with a very nice wall mount bracket that allows you to store it in a clothes closet or even as a display piece in your kitchen 3. Two suction intensities - appropriate for relatively delicate fabrics and curtains as well as stubborn car carpets and hair on the bathroom rug. 4. It's lightweight- you can easily do most work with one hand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good backup with a price tag

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    Justjohnne
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    First Dyson vacuum I have owned, lives up to the Dyson reputation both in quality and price. Packaging was excellent so if you are getting this shipped instead of picking it up no worries. Instructions/manual is clear and assembly of the wand, powerhead etc..is easily completed. With the included wall mount it is easily stored and charged. There are two attachments, one of which is a double brush upholstery tool. The other is a crevice tool. Emptying the collection bin is easy and no mess over a trash can. The filter is on top, easy to access and clean. The floor attachment brush is easy to remove and dislodge strings and other debris that collects in the housing. On/Off is controlled by a trigger on the handle. There are safety features built in to prevent motor overheat and operation during blockages. If you are aggressively using the floor tool this may trigger the safety mechanism, turning it off for a minute resolved this. There are tow modes on the vacuum High Suction Extended Run and Max Suction. High Suction mode is barely that but is adequate for use with the floor tool on bare floors and small objects with the other tools. In this mode I have gotten 18-22 minutes consistent run time. Max Suction mode is really the best option for all around use. The floor tool has its own motor however which hurts batter life, run time in this mode is limited to 6-8 minutes depending on bare floor or carpet. it does struggle with large objects and has a tendency to clog so your best use of this is light quick jobs. Overall this is a pretty good unit but with limited run time. It is easy to use ergonomic and a great back up to getting out the corded unit. I often find myself walking through the kitchen/hall and grabbing it of the wall to take care of dust bunnies that I may otherwise not. Overall the price tag for what it is may be a deterrent but definitely worthy of consideration and I would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing little vacuum; my elderly mother loves it!

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    I gave the Dyson V7 Motorhead to my mother. One could imagine that you would hear honest opinion about the vacuum or get yelled at if it is not good. have helped her take it out of the box and got to charging for her. All I can say is that she loves the vacuum. That is all I hear about it. If my elderly mother is telling me how easy it is to use... how easy it is to clean the rollers, the vacuum lasts through cleaning the whole house (carped stairs, living room, throw rugs in the kitchen and rugged dining room) I must say that is impressive. She is quite meticulous when it comes to cleaning. The weight is very good for her. She comments that swapping attachments is very easy (I never showed her how... and usually anything with technology I would :) ) The only complaint I did receive was that she has to keep in mind that she has to hold the trigger to keep the vacuum running but it isn't a true problem. I have been using the vacuum too and how much debris it can pick up is amazing. Cleaning out the little bugger is as easy as pulling a lever. If Dyson could create a product that my mother could easily use and pretty much brags about it. I must say well done. She has gone through a few vacuums and this passed the test. If you are looking for a great portable product, I highly recommend to consider this vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very lightweight yet powerful cordless vacuum.

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    JimS
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    This Dyson vacuum Motorhead v7 was super simple to put together. It is extremely well designed and built. This is not some cheap vacuum. Literally. The instructions say to charge it at least 5 hours before using, so I plugged it in overnight. The next day I picked it up and accidentally hit the trigger. It started up and startled me. I then discovered it has a hair trigger. It is almost impossible to not start it up by mistake. I used the vacuum in my shop for about 30 minutes, and couldn't believe how well it sucked up everything, and was so easy to maneuver around things. I have some very heavy rubber mats in my shop, and the suction was so strong that I had to turn down the power level to normal, or it would just suck the mat and not let go. I was commenting to my wife before she tried it about the hair trigger. She used it for a bit and said that it was probably designed that way so it would be easier keep it on for a long time. She also loved its portability and easy of use. She really liked how easy it is to empty the dust collector. Simply lifting a lever pops open the container, allowing the dirt to fall straight down into the garbage. We still aren't sure how long the battery lasts, but I'm sure long enough to do our motor home several times on a trip on one charge. Overall, I'm very pleased with it, but I'm afraid my wife wants another for the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive. Works flawlessly

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    laserwizard
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    I've learned with vacuums that you get what you pay for. And this Dyson is a pricey unit. And it is so much more than a dirt devil. At first glance and use, this Dyson product is a monster in size - compared to the featherweight products from Dirt Devil and the like, this thing is more than a handful. It is bulky. But I've learned that lightweight products are often cheaply made and last about a year. And while I cannot testify to the longevity of this Dyson product, I can say that everything about this product screams "quality". I first used this product as a replacement for a hand held battery powered Dirt Devil that I like (but loathe for its lack of battery life and its failures after a year). After getting used to the heft of the Dyson, I found it to be an amazing performer - it was fairly quiet and it never seemed to lack the oomph to pick up items - I used it to even vacuum my car - the heft was a factor here in ease of use but once I adapted to the bulk, the product never let me down in picking up things even the Dirt Devil couldn't (or wouldn't). Carefully read the instructions with the product on how to dump the collection of debris you have in the canister - took me several times to master because it is different and seems like overkill. It works and I adapted. I used the "beater bar" on some places that give my Bissell robot vacuum problems and once again the Dyson came through - wonderful machine to do touch up work. In the end, this is fairly expensive - but it does seem like it will last a long time - and it is highly effective in spot treatments of cleaning and in the hand-held mode replacing a Dirt Devil, it takes some getting used to - but it does better than I could have expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Dyson V7 Motorhead: a Great Portable Vacuum

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    The Dyson V7 Motorhead is a wireless unit for flexibility and convenience. It features an incredibly easy setup, but requires 3.5 hours of initial charge time per the instructions. Once it is charged, you are ready to go. I was able to vacuum 2300 square feet on one charge with seemingly plenty of juice left to continue. I also was able to vacuum the ceiling corners on the same charge. The unit is light enough that I didn't need to switch hands while vacuuming the house. The vacuum itself is very maneuverable and also has a very low profile so that you can vacuum under beds, and even some couches and dressers. This means you don't have to move as much furniture around to get a good clean. The Dyson V7 Motorhead comes with upholstery attachment with brush, and an attachment to go in tight spaces like couch crevices. It also includes a wall mount so that the unit can be put up and out-of-the-way while it charges. The unit has 2 suction modes, one for regular suction, one for extra suction. Keep in mind that during regular operation, only normal suction should be used, or it will greatly reduce the battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pow!

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    I just unpacked this bad boy, well girl since it is hot pink and like any other house gadget/toy I had to give it a try right out of the box. I'm glad to have this in our house since we just got rid of carpet all over the house and I had no clue how I was going to maintain the wood floors all over the house. So quick and spiffy: this wireless handheld vacuum is easy to assemble, quick to charge and I finally have something that can swivel in an angle under those hard to reach areas like my couch but also comes with a brush attachment which I was in awe of because those small spider webs that gather in corners were suctioned up in an instant. I'll be honest, I am not sure how to assemble to wall mount and I have no worry it will be easy. After giving it a few tries I can say that my only concern was the suction because it is not as loud as my Dyson Animal but no worries there either. Dyson has gotten better at producing a quiet machine that still packs a punch! Next I want to get the Dyson robot vac because it looks amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend