When the folks that make the Tineco A10 Hero that we reviewed last week, reached out to us to review their product, we exchanged several emails and finally decided that I would review their cordless vacuum, then review a Dyson V8 Animal and then finally do a comparison video between the two (coming soon).
Ironically, my sister, who just got married, had the Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner on her wedding registry and had received it as a group gift weeks before. So I already knew a few things about it and had even used it a few times at her house.
As you can see in our unboxing video below.
Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner Unboxing
The Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner has a powerful suction in MAX mode 115 AW (and that’s the mode I always used, as I talk about in our product review video below).
But it also doesn’t run too long in the MAX mode – up to 8 minutes. But that works for me because I just used it for quick clean-ups or for vacuuming the kitchen or bathroom floors before mopping them.
The battery on the V8 is not removable, so I don’t know what you do if that stops working for some reason….and did see some disgruntled reviews on Amazon about that.
It is lightweight at 1.56kg for the main weight of the unit – however, I did drop it directly onto my big toe’s toenail and it felt like 1,000 lbs…and throbbed forever. So, don’t do that.
In general, though, the lightweight made it easy to use in a jiffy – as you can also see in our review video below.
It fits under furniture, cabinets, shelves, etc. well, but lacks the LED light that the Tineco has, so you have to rely more on sound to make sure you are getting everything under those pieces of furniture.
In order to keep it powered, you have to keep your trigger finger engaged the whole time, whereas with the Tineco A10 Hero, there’s a lever you can shift over, so that you don’t have to wear out your trigger finger. When I did the unboxing video, I thought this was going to be the biggest reason I didn’t like the Dyson…but found as I used it that it wasn’t that big of a deal for me. And also wondered if I saved the battery life by not having it on all the time while I moved scales or other things around when I vacuumed.
It comes with the following accessories:
- Mini Motorized Tool
- Combination Tool
- Crevice Tool
- Soft Dusting Brush
I mostly used the crevice tool. The other tools I don’t have much use for in my home. But I love having a cordless handheld vacuum that can be used with or without the longer pole -in case I want to get to the high corners on the kitchen ceiling, for example.
It has a HEPA filtration system and a washable lifetime filter and the dustbin release isn’t too difficult – you pull up on the red lever with the trash can icon on it.
It takes about 5 hours to charge and doesn’t run long enough to vacuum my whole house, so it definitely is an additional vacuum in my home and not a replacement for the Shark Apex we just reviewed.
It comes with a 2-year warranty.
Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner Review Video
We received the Dyson V8 Animal for review from Tineco and also asked that they pay a small review fee. Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.