Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute
Price £449.99 Contact 0800 298 0298 Web www.dyson.com Accesories Upholstery head and floor head with motorised brush, delicate hard floor head with motorised fluffy roller, crevice tool, corner brush, combined brush/wide crevice tool, charging pod
A pivotal model for Dyson, launched shortly after the firm announced its intention to cease producing mains vacuum cleaners – the implication being that the V10 is good enough to make mains models obsolete. But is it?
Well, cranked up to maximum power, performance is staggering. Not only did this retrieve every gram of our test detritus, mashed into the carpet, it also simply gobbled up all those tricky plastic beads in our hard floor challenge. Knocked down to the lowest of its three outputs – which Dyson claims gives an hour’s usage – even the lightweight camping carpet became fair game.