The 100-watt V6 Trigger is powered by a Dyson digital motor which provides great suction; what makes this model unique, though, is that it uses the company’s famous two-tier cyclone collection system with a total of 15 cyclones arranged for increased airflow – the key to effective dust collection.
This handheld normally runs for about 20 minutes on a charge (and takes 3½ hours to recharge), but has a “max power” mode for tougher jobs that gives you six minutes of maximum power for tough jobs.
The V6 looks more like a Star Trek weapon (or a stylish hand drill with a small gumball machine in the middle) than a vacuum. You hold it in one hand to operate the trigger, which only activates the lithion-ion battery when you actually need it and is great for saving battery power.
The oddly-shaped tool at the end of the handheld unit functions as both a regular head and a nozzle that can fit into tight squeezes. (A similar model, the Dyson V6 Car and Boat, comes with extra attachments and an upholstery tool.)
It may sound unwieldy, but this handheld is ergonomically designed and comfortable to use. The hygienic dust bin is easy to empty, too.
The Dyson V6 Trigger is almost twice the price of the Black & Decker, and while it may not provide exactly twice the performance, it comes close.
It could be more handheld vacuum than you need, but as with all of their products, Dyson doesn’t disappoint.
Details for the Dyson V6 Trigger Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner:
Peak power: 100V
Battery: Lithion-ion, rechargeable
Run/charge time: 20 minutes/3½ hours
Filter: Washable, lifetime
Dust capacity: 0.12 gallons
Accessories: Brush, pointed collector
Weight: 3.4 pounds
Warranty: Two years, limited