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Dyson V12 Detect vacuum

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Absolute vacuum

Dyson's most powerful, lightweight cordless vacuum.

Powerful fade-free suction with up to 60 minutes run time¹.New Fluffy Opticᵀᴹ cleaner head reveals 2x more invisible dust on hard floors².

De-tangling Motorbarᵀᴹ cleaner head automatically de-tangles hair as you clean.

Piezo sensor automatically adapts suction power when more dust is identified. LCD screen shows scientific proof³.

 Fluffy Optic™ cleaner head
Fluffy Optic™ cleaner head

A precisely angled blade of light reveals twice the amount of invisible dust on hard floors.

Motorbar™ cleaner head
Motorbar™ cleaner head

Motorised, edge-to-edge deep cleaning with de-tangling technology.

Combination tool
Combination tool

Two tools in one - brush and wide nozzle. For simple switching between tasks.

Crevice tool
Crevice tool

Designed for precise cleaning around edges and narrow gaps.

Docking station
Docking station

Wall-mounted Dock to recharge your vacuum and tidily store tools.


Charges your vacuum with or without the Wall Dock.

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Dyson V12 Detect Slim Absolute

Overall rating

85% of reviewers would recommend to a friend.



I don’t get the negative reviews. Here is my opinion I finally traded up from V7 (which didn’t need replacing and still going strong so I gave to my mother) as I had different needs as I now have disabilities . The lightness of it is great . The bin I find so much easier to empty as the bin no longer comes off with the open hatch :-). Obviously I have no issue with the battery life as I am in a self contained disability flat so I takes just 5 mins to Hoover However what I just LOVE about it is the No hair getting caught up in the tool head. No more pulling hair out of the brush constantly. I have mid length thick grayish hair so was constantly challenged pulling it out of V7 as so much on the carpet I absolutely can’t say enough good things about it. One other plus, I can even manage to Hoover without it affecting my back.

Close-up of hand holding the Dyson V12 Detect Slim vacuum

Dyson's most powerful, lightweight cordless vacuum

Up to 60 minutes of fade-free suction power.⁶

Dyson's de-tangling technology removing wrapped hair

Dyson’s hair de-tangling technology

Motorbarᵀᴹ cleaner head powerfully sucks up dirt and dust, automatically de-tangling hair as you clean.

Hair screw tool picks up long hair and pet hair from pet beds, car seats and stairs. Fast.

Dyson's V12 HEPA Filtration

Dyson's best cordless filtration

Whole machine HEPA fiiltration captures 99.99% of particles as small as 0.1 microns and even traps viruses.


  • Cleaner head

    Motorbar™ cleaner head

  • Charge time

    4 hrs

  • Run time

    Up to 60 min

  • Filtration

    Whole-machine HEPA

  • Bin volume

    0.35 L

  • Suction Power (Boost Mode)

    150 AW

  • Weight

    2.37 kg

  • Height

    1,255 mm

  • Length

    252 mm

  • Width

    250 mm

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  • 1 Applies in eco mode on hard floor. Actual run time will vary based on power mode, floor type and/or attachments used.
  • 2 Suction tested to EN IEC62885-4  CL5.8 and Cl5.9, loaded to bin full, in Boost mode against cord-free stick market.
  • 3 Best accuracy achieved in Auto mode. Auto ramp feature in Auto mode only. Testing based on average in home usage according to Dyson internal test data. Microscopic dust is defined as particles less than 100 microns.
  • 4 Filtration tested against ASTM F3150, tested in Boost mode by independent third-party, SGS-IBR Laboratories US in 2020.
  • 5 Additional battery and charger, available to buy separately on the Dyson website.
  • 6 Compared to the original Dyson Laser Slim Fluffy™ cleaner head. Effectiveness influenced by ambient light conditions, debris type and surface.
  • 7 Refer to instructions in the operations manual available on the Dyson website
  • 8 Averaged across five cleaning tasks using the Dyson V12™ versus the Dyson V11™. US Ergonomics Laboratory testing March 2022. The Dyson V12™ has United States Ergonomics Certification.
  • 9 Carpet cleaning task using the Dyson V12™ versus the Dyson V11™. US Ergonomics Laboratory testing March 2022. The Dyson V12™has United States Ergonomics Certification.