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Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with up to 40 Minutes Run Time

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Key Information

Dimensions (H)25.0 x (W)22.4 x (D)12.4
Crevice Tool Yes
Dust Capacity 0.54 Litres
Dusting Brush Yes
Filtration Type Hepa
Floor Type Carpet / Hard Floor
Full Charge Time 5 Hours
Manufacturer Warranty
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2 Year
Maximum Run Time 40 Minutes
Upholstery Tool No
Weight 2.61 Kg


Boost Mode Yes
Docking Station Yes
Family V8

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2 Tier Radial™ Cyclones Yes
Direct Drive Cleaner Head Yes
Dyson Digital Motor V8 Yes
Hygienic Dirt Ejector Yes
Mini Motorised Tool Yes
Whole Machine Filtration Yes

Product Detail

Brand Dyson
Category Cordless Vacuum Cleaners
Colour Grey
Dimensions (H)25.0 x (W)22.4 x (D)12.4
SKU V8 Animal_IR

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Lightweight Yes

Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with up to 40 Minutes Run Time

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Key Features

  • Up to 40 minute run time from a single charge
  • 2 Tier Radial™ cyclone technology captures more dust
  • Bristles work hard to remove stubborn, ground-in dirt
  • HEPA filters remove allergens from the air in your home
  • Docking station makes charging and storing easy

Product Overview

With 40 minutes’ run time from a single charge, this cordless Dyson vacuum cleaner is perfect for giving your whole home a thorough clean. It uses 2 Tier Radial™ Cyclone Technology to improve airflow by separating air and dust for powerful cleaning. The Direct Drive Cleaner Head is powered by the motor, making it really effective at removing ground-in dirt. HEPA filters remove up to 99% of airborne allergens, making it ideal for allergy sufferers. It also has a useful docking station which not only stores your vacuum but charges it too.

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Almost Faultless

We've had the Dyson V8 Animal for a few weeks now and it's practically a member of the family. As soon as it arrived I charged it for 5 hours, as stated in the instruction manual. I was really impressed with the packaging, it wasn't a mission to get all the parts out and there isn't loads of unnecessary padding. The instruction manual is very simplistic, mainly pictorial but it tells you all you need to know. The animal is very lightweight, its easy to use even with one hand. I often have to hoover up the remains of my babys toast whilst I have her on my hip so the fact that it's lightweight is really appreciated. One thing I really love is how versatile the animal is. There are four different attachments so you always have the right tool for the job. Chasing from one to another only takes a second so it's not cumbersome at all. The battery life is a lot more impressive than other vacuums on the market although at first I was a little disappointed that the 40 minutes advertised isn't across the board. If you use the largest attachment on max mode you'll only get 5-7 minutes. As it turned out that wasn't a big problem as the normal level of suction has always been more than enough for my needs. So far i've used the animal on laminate flooring, carpet and upholstery. The results have been genuinely astounding. Dust I couldn't even see was suddenly filling up the animal. Speaking of filling it up, it's really easy and hygienic to empty. Another great feature! It's worth nothing that you need to clean the filters under running water weekly. We've recently wall mounted the unit and I think it looks great in our kitchen. The animal is really easy to take in and out of the dock, even with one hand. My only gripe is that there aren't enough storage holes for all of the attachments. Nevertheless I really wouldn't hesitate to recommend the dyson v8 animal to anyone. It's powerful, light and versatile. Perfect for any domestic needs.

Pros: Easy to empty, Good range of attachments, Lightweight, Quiet, Very effective Cons: Battery life on max only 7 minutes, Not enough holders for the attachments

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Brilliant design, brilliant vacuming!

We are pensioners with the odd mobility issue and need a cleaner that is simple to put together and use on a dailty basis. Nothing negative to say at all. It works like a dream at sucking up cat hairs and after a few attempts at operating the emptying lever, I now cant believe how easy it is to empty, just pull and the bucket opens with ease. It cleans just as easy on hard floors as it does the carpets. My husband tells virtually everyone he meets how we wouldnt be without it and actually now does almost all the vacuming. 10 out of 10 from us!

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Exciting new world of cordless vacuuming

As the main vacuumer of my household I am pleased to have found a vacuum that not only makes this chore a lot easier and quicker but also does a better job than my current, heavy vacuum cleaner. The Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Vacuum cleaner came in a fairly small and light box and was easy to unpack and assemble. It comes with a charging dock that can be attached to the wall easily with a couple of screws which provides storage for the Vacuum and most of the attachments. The smaller brush head has no obvious slot on the charging dock but seems to clip to the neck of the vacuum which does not look good and feels a little flimsy compared to how all the other tools attach to the dock. This could be that I have missed something but it is not covered in the instructions which makes it hard for me to know. Living with two cats that malt fairly heavily and a wife with long hair, I was eager to try out a vacuum specifically for hair and I have not been disappointed. It works great on our carpets and hard floors as well as being great for removing cat hair from our curtains which until recently has been a near impossible task. The handling of the vacuum is excellent with it being light enough to easily lift and move around and the ball joint on the main brush attachment makes vacuuming round corners very easy. The charge seems to last well on this vacuum, it was easily able to do our four-bedroom house on a single charge and it only takes five hours to become fully charged. The current charge level is shown with three blue LED lights in the handle and these turn off when the vacuum is fully charged. Being so small it does require emptying often. We managed a full vacuum of our house before it needed doing so this was not inconvenient. The vacuum does not use bags for collecting the dust which is good as it reduces waste however this does mean that once a month you should wash the filter. This can be easily lifted out from the vacuum and washed in water. I have found this vacuum a pleasure to use and would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend. After having always used vacuum cleaners with a cord this is a real game changer.

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Absolutely brilliant!

This is so easy to put together! Two clicks and its done. It comes with 4 attachments and a charging dock. This vacuum cleaner is designed for pet hair, and wow it picked up so much from my floor! I had no idea how much I needed this until I used it on my carpet. The docking station can be attached to the wall, but can also be stand alone on a work top. I have it on the wall in the kitchen so its easy to grab when there is something to vacuum up. The drum needs emptying more then usual but its because the vacuum is so light weight. The drum is easy to empty, I have shown how easy on the video attached. You have to keep your finger pressed on the trigger when the vacuum is in operation but I like this as its stop/start and it saves the charge rather then having it on all the time. I really like this feature. There is a max setting on the vacuum, I don't use this often as it uses more charge. If you don't need to use it then I would save the charge. The filters are easy to clean, and put back. It really is so simply designed and so handy to use. I don't know how I coped without one! I have a disability and I had to rely on my husband to do the vacuum cleaning, but not any more! I really would recommend this item, I am over the moon with it!

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Dyson v8 Animal. Handheld power, for Household tasks.

This amazing vacuum cleaner blew me away when I first received it. The first thing I noticed was how quiet it was. Without even moving the Vacuum, dust and fluff started to spin around in the bin. This is light weight, bit it does take a little bit if time getting used to it, especially if you have been using a heavy vacuum for a long time. The fact that it can be used as a handheld for quick clean ups or in the car is really great. The mini motorised brush attachment gets even the most stubborn bits of grit and sand out of the car. The battery life (up to 40 minutes) is very impressive, being double the amount of battery life of its predecessor, the v6. The trigger on/off switch is something that some people don't like, as they have to continuously keep their finger on the trigger during use. I think it is a very good addition to the v8, because when you don't need to have the Vacuum running and wasting battery life when moving furniture or picking something off the floor. All of the tools and accessories on the Dyson v8 are made from strong plastics and they all have Dyson's click fitting mechanism. I really love the Dyson v8 Animal, and I would recommend it to friends and family. It is a powerful, well made, light weight, quiet vacuum with cordless, go anywhere convenience.

Pros: 2 year warranty , Direct drive head deep cleans all surfaces , Docking station and charger , HEPA post motor filter , Powerful suction on max mode. Cons: Battery life on Max mode only 7 minutes., Long charging time- 5 hours

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Dyson V8 Cordless hoover

OMG!! I love this hoover why oh why have i not had one before now!!! The cordless hoover is the best thing ever no more lugging heavy annoying hoovers with cords on. I know you might think all the adverts say this but it is so true i will never go back to cord hoover. So I have been using the Dyson V8 animal for just over a week now and can honestly say hoovering is no longer a chore!! I have one dog one long haired fluffy cat and a indoor fluffy rabbit!!! and you will not find a hair on any of my floors!!! This hoover is easy to use lightweight yet powerful on suction and has powerful brushes. Goes from hard floor to rug/carpet with ease with no snagging up your rug which you then have to sort out...... 10/10 worth every penny that for sure!

Pros: cordless, easy assemble, hair removal easy, Lightweight

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