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The cord-free revolution: Compare Dyson vacuum technology

From bigger cleaner heads to laser detection and beyond, compare Dyson cordless vacuums for seamless cleaning.

1st March 2022

Dyson V15 Detect cordless vacuum

From bagged to cordless stick vacuums, Dyson’s floor technology is ever evolving. "Today, 11 years since the launch of our first cord-free vacuum, we have a suite of cord-free vacuums engineered for every cleaning need", states John Churchill, Dyson’s Vice President of Floorcare. "We’ve constantly improved all our pioneering technology and introduced new technologies like our illuminated cleaner head and dust detect. It’s an exciting time for us."

With the Dyson range of vacuum cleaners continuing to expand and develop at pace, this guide shows you how to choose a vacuum cleaner that’s right for you. Here, we discuss the difference in tools in the Dyson cordless vacuum range. Read on to discover your next advanced cleaning solution.

Compare Dyson cordless vacuums

Dyson engineers respond to common problems with radical solutions. Inside the science that makes up our machines is filtration and motor technology unmatched anywhere else. Here we deep dive into the features of our range.

  • Dyson Gen5detect

  • Dyson Gen5detect™


    The Dyson Gen5detect™ provides the best clean possible, in our most intelligent format yet. Within the 3.5kg machine is 262AW suction power1, to ensure no loss of suction. HEPA filtration traps 99.99% of particles down to 0.1 microns in size2, for scientific proof of a deep clean. Our latest vacuum also includes a single-button power control – removing the need to hold a trigger as you clean.
    Vacuum technology:

    • 70 minutes of fade-free suction power3.
    • Anti-tangle technology that captures hair and prevent loss of suction – perfect for houses with pets
    • Run time countdown displayed on screen for control over each clean
    • Maintenance alerts

    Additional Features:
    • Removes 99.99% of particles as small as 0.1 microns2
    • New single-button power control
    • Angled beam reveals 2x more microscopic dust4
    • Piezo sensor counts and categorises dust particles5
    • Transforms to handheld in one click with the built-in dusting and crevice tool

    Explore Dyson Gen5detect™.

  • Dyson V15 Detect Absolute Extra

  • Dyson V15 Detect™ Complete


    Our advanced filtration technology in our powerful and intelligent machine. Dyson V15 Detect™ Complete is able to detect and remove particles as small as 0.1 microns6, with whole-machine HEPA filtration. Two cleaner heads are included – the illuminated cleaner head and Digital motorbar™. These tools measure dust and adapt suction across different floor types.10. Perfect for pet owners and households which suffer from allergies.
    Vacuum technology:

    • 60 minutes of fade-free suction power7.
    • Anti-tangle technology that captures hair and prevent loss of suction
    • Run time countdown displayed on screen for control over each clean
    • Removes 99.97% of particles as small as 0.1 microns6
    • Maintenance alerts

    Additional Features:
    • Whole-machine HEPA filtration a powerful clean
    • Illumination reveals microscopic dust9
    • Piezo sensor counts and categorises dust particles8
    • Floor Dok™ - for convenient storage with no need to attach to the wall

    Explore Dyson V15 Detect™ Complete.

  • Dyson V15 Detect

  • Dyson V15 Detect™ Absolute


    Our powerful cord-free vacuum which features the same illumination and particle measurement technology8 as the Dyson V15 Detect™ Complete. To ensure a seamless clean, anti-tangle technology automatically clears hair from the brush bar. Two cleaner heads are included – the illuminated cleaner head and Digital Motorbar™ cleaner head. These tools measure dust and adapt suction across different floor types.10.
    Vacuum technology:

    • 60 minutes of fade-free suction power7.
    • Anti-tangle technology that captures hair and prevent loss of suction
    • Run time countdown displayed on screen for control over each clean
    • Removes 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns11
    • Maintenance alerts

    Additional Features:
    • Laser detection reveals microscopic dust9
    • Piezo sensor counts and categorises dust particles12


    Explore Dyson V15 Detect™.

  • Dyson V12 Detect Sli

  • Dyson V12 Detect Slim™


    Our most powerful, compact cordless vacuum13 weighs just 2.2kg and intelligently counts and measures the dust in your home. Two cleaner heads are included – the illuminated cleaner head and Digital Motorbar™ brush bar. These tools provide a whole clean on carpeted and hard 3wood floors. Perfect for smaller homes.
    Vacuum technology:

    • 60 minutes of fade-free suction power7.
    • Anti-tangle technology that captures hair and prevent loss of suction
    • Run time countdown displayed on screen for control over each clean
    • Removes 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns11
    • Maintenance alerts

    Additional Features:
    • Illumination reveals microscopic dust9
    • Piezo sensor counts and categorises dust particles12
    • Compact and lightweight design meets powerful technology13


    Explore Dyson V12 Detect Slim™.

  • Dyson Outsize

  • Dyson Outsize™


    The scaled size of our largest cordless vacuum has a 150% larger bin and 25% wider Digital Motorbar™ XL cleaner head14, allowing you to reach more space at once. A second cleaner head, the illuminated cleaner head reveals microscopic dust particles.9 Perfect for larger homes.
    Vacuum technology:

    • 60 minutes of fade-free suction power7.
    • Run time countdown displayed on screen for control over each clean
    • Removes 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns11
    • Maintenance alerts

    Additional Feature:
    • Largest ever cleaner head and bin for larger floor reach14
    • Illumination reveals microscopic dust9


    Explore Dyson Outsize™.

  • Dyson Omni-glide

  • Dyson Omni-glide™


    Featuring the world’s first omnidirectional cleaner head, the Dyson Omni-glide™ moves effortlessly in all directions and into tight spaces15. The omnidirectional Fluffy cleaner head picks up both large debris and small particles. Designed for use on hard wood floors – the perfect versatile companion to your main vacuum.
    Vacuum technology:

    • 20 minutes of fade-free suction power16.
    • Run time countdown displayed on screen for control over each clean
    • Removes 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns11
    • Maintenance alerts

    Additional Feature:
    • Articulating neck and four stabilising castors, to manoeuvre around obstacles seamlessly.


    Explore Dyson Omni-glide™.

  • Dyson V11

  • Dyson V11™


    With up to 60 minutes of fade-free suction7, Dyson V11™ can clean intelligently, without the cord. The LCD screen tells you the remaining run time and maintenance alerts while you clean.
    Vacuum technology:

    • 60 minutes of fade-free suction power7.
    • Anti-tangle technology that captures hair and prevent loss of suction
    • Run time countdown displayed on screen for control over each clean
    • Removes 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns11
    • Maintenance alerts

    Explore Dyson V11™.

  • Dyson V10

  • Dyson Cyclone V10™


    With 30% more suction power than a Dyson V8™ vacuum17, The Dyson cyclone V10™ allows for greater capture than our older models. Intelligent LED battery level indicators combine with blockage alerts, to give proper control over each and every clean. Includes the Motorbar™ cleaner head, allowing edge-to-edge cleaning reach.
    Vacuum technology:

    • 60 minutes of fade-free suction power18.
    • Removes 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns11
    • Anti-tangle technology that captures hair and prevent loss of suction

    Explore Dyson V10™.

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1Suction tested to IEC62885-4 CL5.8 and CL5.9, tested at the flexible inlet, loaded to bin full, in Boost mode by independent third-party, SGS-IBR Laboratories US in 2022.

2Filtration tested against ASTM F3150, tested in Boost mode by independent third-party, SGS-IBR Laboratories US in 2022.

3Applies in Eco mode on hard floor. Actual run time will vary based on power mode, floor type and/or attachments used.

4Compared to the original Dyson Laser Slim Fluffy™ cleaner head. Effectiveness influenced by ambient light conditions, debris type and surface.

5Best accuracy achieved in Auto mode. Auto ramp feature in Auto mode only. Testing based on average in home usage according to Dyson internal test data.

6Filtration tested against ASTM F3150, tested in Boost mode by independent third-party, SGS-IBR Laboratories US in 2020.

7In Eco mode on hard floors.

8Quantity and size of dust displayed on screen varies depending on usage. Automatic suction adaptation only occurs in auto mode.

9Illumination engineered for hard floors. Effectiveness of illumination influenced by ambient light conditions, debris type and surface.

10In Auto mode.

11Tested against ASTM F1977-04 (particles sized 0.3-0.5 microns), tested in Boost mode

12Quantity and size of dust displayed on screen varies depending on usage.

13Suction tested to IEC 62885-4 CL5.8 and CL5.9, loaded to bin full, in Boost mode.

14Compared to Dyson V15 Detect™

15Tight spaces refer to gaps that are wider than 20.7cm.

16In Eco mode when using a non-motorised tool

17Suction power tested in most powerful mode.

18In suction mode one with non-motorised tools.