Dyson took its old V8 vacuum cleaner from a few years back and gave it a refresh, in the form of the Dyson V8 Slim. Priced under RM2,000, the Dyson V8 Slim is the company’s lightest cord-free vacuum that doesn’t cut down on performance.
Dyson V8 Slim
You might think it looks exactly like the Dyson V8 vacuum cleaner, but the company has reengineered the Fluffy cleaner head to make it 40% smaller and 40% lighter, while keeping the same exact performance of a V8 Fluffy vacuum.
Dyson utilised an aircraft grade 6061 aluminium to cut down on the brush bar’s diameter by 29% to give it a thinner but stronger wall. Not only that, the carbon fibre filament and felt got stitched together so as to lessen the weight even more compared to its predecessor which used glue and plastic parts to hold the fabrics together.
As for the wand itself, it is now also shorter by 102mm. The Dyson V8 Slim now weighs 2.15KG while the older Dyson V8 Fluffy weighs 2.6KG. On the other hand, the Dyson V11 series weighs 2.97KG, the Dyson V8 Slim is almost 1KG lighter.
Within the head, Dyson also smoothened out the sharp corners to create a more direct and even route for the airflow from the floor to the cleaner head. Dyson promises better edge cleaning so no dust gets left behind with just one pass.
Powering the Dyson V8 Slim is the same Dyson digital motor V8 that has a 107,000rpm spinning speed. It still features the same 2-tier Radical cyclones technology that creates centrifugal force to direct fine dust into the bin.
Looking at the back of the vacuum cleaner, you’ll find the advanced filtration system that Dyson claims can capture 99.97% of microscopic dirt as small as 0.3 microns. All you need to do is to pull up the lever to empty the bin, the bottom lid opens and voila, all trapped dust and debris gets disposed in one single action.
Battery wise, the Dyson V8 Slim can last up to 40 minutes on a full charge in medium mode without a motorised tool (30 minutes with a motorised tool). On boost mode, it can last up to 7 minutes in a single charge. Charging the Dyson V8 Slim from zero to full would take about 5 hours.
The Dyson V8 Slim is available in Malaysia with the single Fluffy+ option that comes with:
- Cleaner head
- Slim soft roller cleaner head
- Combination tool
- Light-pipe crevice tool
- Mini motorised head
- Mini soft dusting brush
- Mattress tool
Priced at RM1,799, the Dyson V8 Slim Fluffy+ is available at the Dyson Demo Store which is located in The Gardens Mall and Midvalley Southkey. It is also available at all major department and electrical stores in Malaysia. If you wish to purchase one online, you can do so at Dyson’s official website, or Lazada Malaysia.
As for the older Dyson V8, it’s priced at RM1,999. Those who purchase the older model will receive a free quick-release mini motorised tool (worth RM199), promotion ends on 17th June or while stocks last.