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Dyson V8 Absolute vacuum cleaner

The Dyson V8 Absolute has a 21.6 volt Lithium ion battery and comes with a second bare floor brush roll and a small motorized brush. Features a turbo mode. It converts to a hand vac, and the dirt chamber can be emptied with one step.


The Dyson V8 Absolute is part of the Vacuum cleaner test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Stick vacuum models like the V8 Absolute are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Carpet: How well models removed surface debris from medium-pile carpet.

Bare floors: Denotes removal of surface debris from tile flooring.

Edges: How well units picked up debris from where the floor meets walls.


Weight (lbs.) Weight Rounded to the nearest pound, it includes the battery or cord.
Cord length (ft) Cord length The length, in feet, of a model's power cord.
Battery type Battery type The type of batteries used.
21.6 volt Lithium ion
Brush on/off Brush on/off An on/off switch for the rotating brush lets you stop the brush from rotating when using tools or cleaning bare floors. That helps eliminate scattered dirt on bare floors and reduces the risk of injury if the vacuum tips over in use. It also reduces the risk of damaging a carpet or floor if the vacuum sits in place on the low-height setting.

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