Possibly understanding that its cordless stick vacuum can be a little unwieldy, Dyson has introduced a new much lighter model called Dyson V8 Slim. Weighing in at just 2.15 kilograms (4.74 lbs), the Dyson V8 Slim is the lightest cordless stick vacuum from the British company yet.
In contrast, the Dyson V8 absolute tips the scales at 5.75 lbs (2.6 kilograms). The weight reduction makes sense because, after all, Dyson has always marketed its stick vacuum as a tool to clean hard to reach places like ceiling edges and corners, et cetera.
The light weight is possible thanks in part to the new cleaning head that is 40 percent slimmer and lighter.
In addition to being lighter, the more compact profile allows the stick vacuum to reach places that has lower clearance. Moreover, narrow spaces can be cleaned with the new Light-Pipe Crevice Tool that, as the name implies, has LED feature so you’d be able to see where you are cleaning.
The lightweight design did not compromise in performance. The Dyson V8 Slim Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner still uses the same 110,000 rpm digital motor that generates up to 115 Air Watts of suction power.
As for battery life, it remains the same “up to 40 minutes” and apparently up to 30 minutes in “Powerful suction mode” and with a motorized head attachment.
Before you get overly eager to give your arms the much needed break from the heft, you ought to know that, at the time of this post, Dyson V8 Slim appears to be available in Asian market for now.
Two models are being offered: V8 Slim Fluffy and V8 Slim Fluffy+. The latter comes with a MiniMotorized Head, Mini Soft Dusting Brush, as well as a Mattress Tool in addition to the standard Combi Tool and Light-Pipe Crevice Tool.
Price-wise, the plus models sell for an equivalent of US$430 while the regular model sells for equivalent of US$395.
Images: Dyson [SG].