Dyson is long-celebrated as a pioneer among vacuum manufacturers, particularly with regards to cordless models like its V8 Animal. Costly but packed with technology as a result, the Dyson V8 Animal
is among today’s most popular and best-selling cordless stick vacuums.
However, it’s far from a new model. More cutting-edge options are available from Dyson itself and other manufacturers alike, including Black+Decker
, Eureka, Samsung, Shark, and Tineco. It’s also more expensive than almost all of its closest competitors. Yet, it remains the go-to choice for countless buyers, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Ultimately, it’s a testament to the strength of the V8 Animal’s offering.
Three Decades of Vacuum Cleaner Evolution
Last year, British manufacturer Dyson celebrated its 30th anniversary. In the three decades since it was established, the brand has produced an ever-evolving range of vacuum cleaners. Despite having also diversified into fans, heaters, air purifiers, and hair-styling products, it’s for its home-cleaning appliances that the brand remains the most famous.
One of its most popular and recognizable appliances is the V8 Animal cordless stick vacuum. The Dyson V8 was first introduced in 2016. In the years since, Dyson has continued to refine the V8 stick vacuum’s offering. With that, upgraded versions like the V8 Animal and V8 Carbon Fiber have been launched. They offer longer-lasting batteries and more powerful motors.
And while subsequent models, including the Dyson V10, V11, and V12, have all since surfaced, it’s the V8 Animal that remains among Dyson’s biggest sellers.
Why Is the Dyson V8 Animal So Popular?
The Dyson V8 Animal’s place as a leader among cordless stick vacuums, even several years on from its launch, is thanks to various factors. First of all, early Dyson cordless stick vacuums largely pioneered the market. Numerous refinements across several generations of Dyson cordless stick vacuum then culminated in the V8 Animal, which was originally engineered for the owners of cats, dogs, and other pets.
It remains the model on which subsequent Dyson products are based. It’s also inspired an ever-growing number of competing models from other manufacturers. Successive Dyson models have also grown more expensive, while the V8 Animal hasn’t. So, for those looking for a high-end but now mid-priced cordless stick vacuum that’s proven in its abilities, it continues to be an obvious choice.
Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Features
While newer cordless stick vacuums have grown more and more technologically advanced, the Dyson V8 Animal’s features, while revolutionary when new, are now much more basic by comparison. Dyson’s own V15 Detect cordless vacuum
, for example, now boasts laser technology
that can identify microscopic hidden dust particles as it cleans.
Meanwhile, the Dyson V8 continues to rely solely on the tried-and-tested core features that have made it so popular since its arrival in 2016. The $449.99 Dyson V8 Animal’s highlights include:
- Whole machine filtration
- Powerful 110,000rpm digital motor
- Up to 40 minutes of fade-free power
- Combination and crevice attachments
- Separate mini motorized tool attachment
- Lightweight and ergonomic high-up cleaning
- Quick transformation into a handheld device
- Cyclone suction to capture microscopic dirt
- Accompanying docking station to store and charge
- Certified asthma- and allergy-friendly
- Engineered with pet owners in mind
- No-touch bin emptying
For a long time, another highlight of many Dyson products was its lengthy and comprehensive warranty. Unfortunately, that’s not entirely the case with its cordless stick vacuums, including the V8 Animal.
Dyson V8 Animal Warranty
While Dyson’s corded vacuums all come with a five-year warranty, cordless stick vacuums like the V8 Animal get just a two-year warranty. The same is true of Dyson’s fans and heaters, air purifiers and humidifiers, hairdryers, hair stylers, and hair straighteners, too.
Thankfully, upgrading a Dyson V8 Animal’s warranty—or the warranty for any other cordless stick vacuum—is easy with Upsie.
Upgrade With Upsie
With an affordable small appliance warranty from Upsie, Dyson buyers can both bolster and extend their cordless stick vacuums’ manufacturer warranties. The result is comprehensive coverage for up to three years. Coverage includes protection for manufacturing defects, mechanical failures, and other failures.
Furthermore, by dealing directly with Upsie, it’s possible to save up to 70 percent versus the cost of extended appliance warranty coverage sold by manufacturers and stores. Better still, activating an Upsie warranty is as easy as uploading a copy of your vacuum’s receipt to the Upsie website and answering a couple basic questions. Then Upsie already has the information they need if you need to make a claim.
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