new Dyson V12 Detect SlimReleased earlier this year, it offers many of the features we love about V15 for about $150 less. After testing the V12 for about 8 hours on a mix of rugs, tiles, vinyl floors and hardwood floors, we concluded that the V12 Detect Slim is worth considering. As a replacement for the V15, especially if you can find it for under $500.
This new cordless vacuum has many of the same great features as the more expensive V15, such as a laser headlight, particle counter and automatic suction adjustment. and more comfortable to use.
Do more testing and share V12 and other full impressions. New cordless stick vacuum cleaner. soon. In the meantime, here are all the things I like and don’t like about the V12 Detect Slim.
Dyson finally ditched the trigger
We’ve long complained about the discomfort of Dyson’s trigger-style switches. This is what you have to hold onto when vacuuming. It’s especially annoying if you have hand or wrist pain. The V12 trades that obnoxious feature for a simple on/off button. You can freely switch hands while moving around table legs and toilets. This is a big advantage over the V8 and V15 series.
Light and refreshing
At 5.2 pounds, the V12 is leaner and slightly lighter than the current runner-up, the V8, and significantly lighter than the V15 Detect, which weighs 6.8 pounds. Like the V15’s motor, the V12 is positioned vertically above the stick (as opposed to being vertical to the stick like the V8). This design makes the V12 more balanced and easier to operate.
|model||V8 absolute||V12 detection slim||V12 detect slim extra||V15 detection|
|weight||5.5 pounds||5.2 pounds||5.2 pounds||6.8 pounds|
|Execution time||40 minutes||60 minutes||60 minutes||60 minutes|
|charging time||5 hours||4 hours||3.5 hours||4.5 hours|
|bin capacity||0.14 gallon||0.1 gallon||0.1 gallon||0.2 gallon|
|Attached tool||Detangling Motorbar Cleaner Head, Fluffy Cleaner Head, Crevice Tool, Hair Screw Tool, Combination Tool, Up Top Adapter, Stubborn Dirt Brush, Mattress Tool||Detangling Motorbar Cleaner Head, Laser Slim Fluffy Cleaner Head, Crevice Tool, Hair Screw Tool, Combination Tool, Wand Clip||Detangling Motorbar Cleaner Head, Laser Slim Fluffy Cleaner Head, Jerky Gap Tool, Wand Clip, Hair Screw Tool, Combination Tool, Extension Hose, Scratch-Free Dusting Brush||Torque Drive Cleaner Head, Laser Slim Fluffy Cleaner Head, Combination|
Laser and display showing debris
Need a laser in a vacuum? Probably not, but with our guide, in typical Dyson fashion, the laser is part gimmick and part real innovation. The V12’s green laser headlights help illuminate the road and highlight dirt and debris, but he’s a bit less powerful than the much more expensive V15. But I found it bright enough to reveal dust in hard-to-see places.
The laser struggled to detect stains on patterned vinyl floors, but it was useful in low-light areas such as under tables, dark hardwood floors, and the tiles between the sink and tub. You might be surprised at how much dust or hair it illuminates, not to mention the hidden dirt you want to keep out of sight.
Like the V15, the V12 has an LCD screen with a particle counter that estimates the size and type of particles picked up by the vacuum. it will tell you, depending on particle size, whether you live in a house infested with pollen, skin flakes, dust mites, or fleas. (My house? All of the above!) But kidding aside, is there anything you can actually do with this information? Not really, aside from being sick of how gross the world is. The only practical function of the LCD screen is the running time countdown. So you can race against the clock to make your little corner of the world a cleaner place.