The Dok is a white, freestanding vacuum cleaner dock compatible with the V11, with space to store extra cleaning heads. It usually retails for £100. You can use it in conjunction with your charger, so your cleaner is always ready to go. The dock that usually comes with a V11 is made to be wall mounted, so this is a nice alternative.
The Dyson V11 is one of our top picks for cordless cleaners. We reviewed it and gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
One feature that sets the V11 apart from earlier models is its LCD screen, which we called a “genuine innovation”. The screen allows you to keep an eye on the battery level. The display is dynamic, meaning that as you switch between cleaning modes, the remaining battery life will change, showing how long you can clean in each mode before the battery dies.
The biggest annoyance of a cordless cleaner is having the battery run out before you've finished, leaving you to wait with a partially-cleaned floor for several hours while your vac recharges. The display means you won’t get caught out using Boost mode and kill your battery before you de-fluff your home.
The screen is also useful for troubleshooting. When there’s a malfunction, the display will identify the issue, so you'll know that the cleaning head needs to be unblocked or that you haven’t correctly fitted the filter.
One of the tools that comes with the Absolute is the torque drive motorhead, which be used in conjunction with the Auto mode. The V11 will automatically detect the surface you’re vacuuming and change the suction strength to match. So, if you go from hard floor to carpet or a rug, you don’t have to make any manual adjustments
If you’re not 100% set on a Dyson, check out our round-up of the the top vacuum cleaners we’ve reviewed.