Dyson's New V11 Outsize Pushes Cordless Dimensions to the Max

Dyson took its popular V11 and supersized the bin, head, and battery

Why it Matters

The future of vacuuming may be, if Dyson is right, cordless. Having one that somehow matches the suction and utility of an upright is the holy grail, it's also the goal of the new Dyson V11 Outsize cord-free vacuum.

Dyson V11 Outsize cord-free vacuum
Dyson V11 Outsize cord-free vacuum.  Lifewire / Lance Ulanoff

Bigger is almost undeniably better and that's often the case when it comes to vacuums. Little guys struggle to suck much dirt up off the floor and to even maintain the battery power to do so. Dyson, though, has been making relatively svelte cordless vacuums for a while, ones that often sport the moniker "animal." Its latest cordless, however, is a true beast. The Dyson V11 Outsize cord-free vacuum, which Dyson unveiled on Tuesday in Paris, France, is bigger in all the crucial ways.

What did Dyson do? The V11 Outsize cord-free has a massive dust bin (for a cordless) that's 150% larger than that of the Dyson V11 Animal. Inside is Dyson's "Hyperdymiun motor and 18 cyclones that can generate a reported 79,000g. The cleaner head that's attached at the lend of a long stem is as large as an upright vacuum cleaner's. It looks big (I saw it in person) because it is.

Dyson V11 Outsize
This is one big bin.  Lifewire / Lance Ulanoff

Managing that size: Despite the size, Dyson managed to add just one pound to the overall weight (over the original V11). Still if you hold it by the redesigned handle, you'll notice the heft.

Dyson V11 Outsize
The cleanign head is as large as one on an upright vacuum.  Lifewire / Lance Ulanoff

Plug free: Plugging into the back of the handle is the new removable lithium-ion battery that provides, according to Dyson, approximately 60 minutes of charge on flat surfaces (wood floor) and 40 minutes on a rug. The V11 Outsize ships with two batteries and two chargers (if you want to keep one charger in a different room).

Dyson V11 Outsize
Now you get two lithium-ion batteries.  Lifewire / Lance Ulanoff

Bottom line: With a proven track record in vacuum technology, Dyson can afford to push the envelope on size and price ($799), especially if (big "if") it can replace your upright vacuum.

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