With the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute, the British company has added another model in its cordless vacuum cleaner range. With its 14 cyclones and up to 60 minutes of battery life, the V10 is one of the most powerful cordless vacuum cleaners in the market.
At Dyson, people are so convinced of the result of their efforts that CEO James Dyson has already explained his company’s exit from the field of corded vacuum cleaners.
The key data of the Cyclone V10 Absolute are quite impressive. The dust container with a volume of 0.76 liters is relatively large for a bagless vacuum cleaner.
It has a completely sealed filter system together with the washable HEPA filter which can remove up to 99.97 percent of all particles from the air. And up to a “size” of only 0.3 microns. When vacuuming with Dyson V10 Absolute, you not only clean the floor but also the room air.
Key Features of Dyson Absolute V10
Dimensions: 9.8 x 10.1 x 49.2 inches
Weight: 5.88 pounds
Colors: Silver, red, purple and orange metallic
Design: Bagless, cordless stick vacuum cleaner with 14 concentrically arranged cyclones and pre-motor filter
Battery power: 2600 mAh
The volume of the dust container: 0.76 liters
Special features: Suction power regulation via smooth-running slider, longer battery life than the previous model, filters dirt and allergens extremely thoroughly from the air
The design of Dyson V8 Absolute
Dyson also put a lot of effort into the design of the V10. While there were hardly any differences in appearance between V8 and V6. The V10 Absolute vacuum cleaner from the British company shines with an obvious unique selling point.
Read our post Dyson V8 vs. V10 vacuum cleaner
While in the predecessor models the dust container was pointing “down” (this also meant that the airflow had to be redirected). The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute, so to speak, has a streamlined design.
Dyson calls this “optimized arrangement”. The motor, dust container and cyclone are all in a straight line, which should primarily benefit the suction power, but more on that later.
As far as the color design is concerned, the V10 Absolute comes in chic silver, red and purple. The extension tube on the Absolute is in orange metallic.
When it comes to accessories, Dyson has once again included everything important with the V10 Absolute model. The vacuum cleaner comes with three different electric brushes:
- One with a direct drive for carpets
- Software rollers for parquet
- Mini electric brush for furniture
Since all three also need electricity to help tackle dust, crumbs, and debris, battery life may differ when using them. The battery life is shortened somewhat with them, which I will also discuss in more detail below.
In addition to the three electric brushes, there are again the two already known attachments: a combination nozzle and a crevice nozzle.
Also – and this is new with the Dyson Cyclone V10 is an extra soft brush.
According to the manufacturer, this attachment is particularly suitable for sensitive surfaces and fabrics thanks to its soft nylon bristles.
You can use this attachment for surfaces like the keyboard.
Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute charging time is 3.5 hours
The charging time of the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is comparatively short at around 3.5 hours. This is especially impressive if you consider the battery life of up to 60 minutes in regular use.
It is particularly practical that the charging cable is integrated into the wall bracket.
To avoid unnecessary waiting times between the individual uses, as with all cordless vacuum cleaner models from Dyson, it makes sense to keep the V10 always on the power.
Overcharging is not an issue, especially since the charging cycle turns off automatically when the battery is full.
The battery life of the V10 Absolute lasts (really)
The seven-cell 2,600 mAh strong nickel-cobalt-aluminum battery of the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute can last up to 60 minutes according to the manufacturer.
That sounds pretty impressive at first if it weren’t for the small footnote on the packaging of the cordless vacuum cleaner. The 60-minute suction time in Dyson Absolute V10 is only at level 1 and without a motorized brush.
With one of the three motorized floor nozzles and at level 2, the battery life is reduced to just under two-thirds of the advertised duration.
Now around 40 minutes of battery life is still quite impressive for a cordless vacuum cleaner, but still far from what some customers (understandably) hope for because of the promotion.
The battery life was more than sufficient for our 77 square meter apartment. Incidentally, the suction duration is even shorter for maximum performance.
In maximum power mode, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute manages a maximum of 5 minutes before the battery runs out. However, it should be mentioned here that the suction power at this level is so high that most users will hardly ever need to use it.
Three LED lights on the side of the case provide information about the current status of the battery charge. We recommend you to keep an eye on them from time to time.
If the battery runs low, the V10 Absolute switches off immediately from and has to be connected to the power again.
Handling and weight
Overall, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is a bit heavier than the previous model. According to the manufacturer, the V10 still weighs only 5.88 pounds (V8 weighs 5.75 lbs). Together with one of the large motorized brushes, it weighs almost 7.4 lbs.
If you vacuum on the floor as normal, you will hardly notice it thanks to the new design. The Dyson vacuum cleaner can be easily carried over the floor.
On the other hand, if you also want to get rid of the fluff, cobwebs and the like on the ceiling, the whole thing looks a bit different.
Here at least I have to use both hands and after a short time, I feel the weight of the vacuum cleaner tiring on my arms.
The “trigger” of the cordless vacuum cleaner still takes some getting used to for many customers. The switch must be kept pressed during suction, which enables very targeted and energy-saving work.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute – just like the previous model V8 – is hard to use under somewhat lower furniture due to the rather high brush. In this situation, you have to change to one of the smaller attachments first for vacuuming.
Suction power and Noise level
In the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute, a total of 14 concentrically arranged cyclones, according to the manufacturer, generate a centrifugal force of an unbelievable 79,000 G.
For comparison: People can endure up to 20 G without sustaining serious damage – under optimal conditions. On the other hand, a jet fighter pilot during training endures around 9 G.
Thanks to the linear arrangement of the technology, the V10 manages up to 25 percent more suction power than its predecessor V8. (According to manufacturer)
The suction power can be conveniently adjusted in three stages using a slider and is a remarkable 150 AirWatt in Max mode.
For most users, level 2 setting is quite impressive. In this setting, neither cocoa powder scattered willfully on the carpet nor crumbs were a real challenge for the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute.
For surfaces such as carpet, this vacuum cleaner in level 2 setting can remove all kinds of dirt and debris and that at the first attempt.
On hard floors, even level 1 should be sufficient for the most part, which also directly extends the battery life.
The noise level depends on the selected suction level, but overall it is still much quieter than with our conventional vacuum cleaners. Only in Max mode did the Cyclone V10 turn up a bit and get a little louder.
However, since this level, is likely to be rarely used by most users, this shouldn’t be a big problem.
Conclusion: Excellent vacuum cleaner with a small drawback
Overall, the Dyson Cyclone V10 is an impressive vacuum cleaner. The suction power is excellent and the battery life and dust container volume are some of its highlights.
Thanks to the simple, cordless handling, the new Dyson vacuum cleaner is a real all-purpose weapon in the household.
However, since the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute with the high price is also not exactly a cheap vacuum cleaner. There are some small details which I didn’t like in the V10 model considering its price.
If you do not want to have the latest model at home (V11), then you can confidently choose between V8 or V10.
Impressive suction power
Low furniture is a problem for the big rollers
The electric brushes leave dirty edges