Dyson V8 Animal
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Dyson V8 Animal Review
The 3-Minute Dyson V8 Animal Review
Quiet and Cordless Vacuuming
By Graeme Messina | March 12, 2018
Features & Design: 4/5 ● Performance: 4/5 ● Value: 4/5 ● Battery: 4/5
The Dyson V8 Animal is a cordless vacuum with incredible suction power. It has a compact size and is easily recharged and stored in between cleaning sessions, meaning that your vacuuming need not be a dreaded chore anymore.
The vacuum is marketed as a quiet vacuum cleaner, and it is quiet when compared to similarly rated, corded devices, however it does reach a peak volume when the suction power is set to max, of around 85db, which is acceptable, but not necessarily quiet.
Is it for you?
Anybody that needs a portable vacuum would do well to get the Dyson V8 Animal, it cleans carpets, tiles and hardwood floors. It can also be used in your campervan or car.
Meet the Dyson V8 Animal
Portable vacuums have also had a sketchy reputation, but as battery and motor technologies have matured in recent years we have seen improvements in many portable devices. The Dyson V8 animal manages an impressive 40 minutes worth of vacuum time between charges, and the docking and charging station is easy to use between cleaning sessions. There are multiple heads to choose from, meaning that you have a multi-platform cleaner that will be up to the job whenever you have a bit of cleaning to do.
What we like
The pistol gripped trigger system is comfortable on the hand and extremely practical, it is not overly heavy either. The overall build quality is quite rugged, giving the impression that this appliance is one that will last for many cleaning sessions.
The battery life is impressive for a high powered suction unit like this, giving 40 minutes of normal usage. The device has HEPA integrated filters which means that the air that is expelled from the unit is often times cleaner than the air that you breathe, which is a great feature for people with allergies and respiratory sensitivities.
As this is a portable device intended for quick clean-ups and emergency vacuuming sessions, it doesn’t have the biggest dust collector. The bin volume is good for its intended use, however, and measures at roughly 0.14 gallons.
What we don’t like
There aren’t too many factors that count against the Dyson V8 Animal unit, as it does what it does very well. Some people might find that the 40 minute operating time is not quite adequate, and when used with the maximum power setting, this time drops by a small margin as well.
The vacuum is not excessively loud either, especially when compared to some older vacuums that have traditionally disturbed the peace during domestic chores. That doesn’t mean that the unit is silent, or near silent, however. The Dyson peaks at around 85db, so don’t expect to vacuum around a sleeping spouse without rousing them from their afternoon nap.
Should you buy it?
If you have a need for a rugged, powerful and compact cordless vacuum cleaner, then this is certainly a good option. It offers great power and effective battery life, meaning that all but the most intensive vacuuming functions can be performed by it with very little hassles. For those seeking a more industrial cleaning solution this might not be the right unit for you, but for quick and convenient vacuuming it is hard to fault the Dyson V8 Animal.
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- The Dyson V8 Animal is manufactured by Dyson and was added in September 2016 in the Vacuum cleaners section
- This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
- The best price of the Dyson V8 Animal in Canada is $636.74 at Macy's
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
- You can find this product at Macy's