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Dyson V11 review

Dyson doubles down on its flagship cordless vacuum.

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Our Verdict

While we were very impressed by the V11’s built in sensors, LCD display and suction power, it can be a little heavy and it still doesn’t have the battery for long cleans. Fortunately, it makes vacuuming really easy, so you don’t have to clean for as long.

For

  • Sleek build
  • Improved suction
  • Effective cleaning heads
  • Responsive auto-mode
  • Battery time display
  • Spare head attachment

Against

  • Expensive
  • 60 min max lifespan
  • Can feel heavy
Critical Specs:

Suction: Eco - 26 Air Watts; Auto (Ave.) - 38.6 Air Watts; Boost - 185 Air Watts (20% more than V10)
Battery:
3,600mAh 20-45 minutes in Auto mode (60 min in Eco without powered head, 12 minutes in Boost mode)
Bin volume:
0.2 gallon (0.75-liters)
Air filtration:
99.97% of particles larger than 0.3 microns
Dimensions:
10.28 x 50.63 x 9.84 inches ( 128.6 x 25 x 26.1 cm )
Weight:
6.68lbs (3.05kg)

Dyson’s 2018 V10 Cyclone vacuum cleaner was powerful enough for the company to feel confident ditching any future commitment to corded vacuums. 

Now, more than a year later, it’s doubled down on its cordless commitment by giving the new Dyson V11 more power so you have less work to do. 

The V11 may tout the same 60 minute maximum lifespan as the V10, but Dyson have put a lot of resources into developing the V11’s improved suction power, fade free battery performance and smarter energy conserving features. 

So while the V11’s overall lifespan hasn’t changed, you should ultimately clean faster and use less power, allowing you to get more cleaning done without actually putting in any extra time.

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Price and availability

The Dyson v11 will be offered in three models in the UAE, and will be available from September 10th.

The first model is the Dyson v11 Torque Drive at AED 2,799. You'll get all of the standard attachments, but will miss out on the Soft Roller cleaning head.

The second model is the Dyson v11 Absolute edition, which retails at AED 2,999 and includes all of the attachments.

Lastly there's a 'gold' edition of the Dyson v11 Absolute (of course), which thankfully retails for the same price tag of AED 2,999 but includes a gold Torque Drive attachment and gold accents on the vacuum cleaner itself.

Design

The Dyson V11 looks very similar to its predecessor the V10, with a sleek futuristic design that isn't an eyesore if you forget to stow it away in the cupboard. 

Like the V10, the new Dyson V11 features an “in-line configuration” where the motor, bin, and cyclone array are all aligned, meaning “air is drawn into the cyclones in a straight line” – which helps maintain inertia and increases the suction power.

Another similarity is the front-facing barrel arrangement that allows you to attach heads directly to the unit for a bench-top vacuum or to the far side of a tube for floor applications. What is new to the V11 however, is the ability to clip your accessories onto the vacuum itself – a useful touch for anyone who's found they need another head when on the far side of the house.  

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Behind the barrel you’ll find the V11’s cyclone array, which consists of 14 cyclones in total. Dyson says that they generate “forces of more than 79,000g to fling microscopic particles into the bin”, including pollen and bacteria.

The V11’s 0.2 gallon (0.75 litre) bin capacity is the same as the V10’s, which was 40% bigger than that of the V8. It has however acquired a new pump action sliding mechanism that projects the bin out away from the cyclonic cylinder to dispense contents quickly and easily, which will save users from having to pry out stubborn debris. 

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The biggest change to the design of the new V-series vacuum is the inclusion of an LCD display. The display shows the current mode of the vacuum, the estimated remaining battery life and any other warnings or alerts that might be relevant.