Dyson DC35, Dyson DC44, Dyson DC59 and Dyson V6 vacuum cleaners are group of very similar handheld cordless vacuums in shape, size and operation. However, they differ in many, often  little, but very important details.

Updated: August 3, 2017.

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Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Multi-floor Cordless Vacuum

Dyson DC35 vs. Dyson DC44

Dyson DC35 and Dyson DC44 are 'older', very similar, models, DC44 being little bit newer model. Their most important similarities and differences are:

- they both use 22.2V lithium-ion batteries providing constant output power during operation,

- they both use Root Cyclone technology for filtration, without losing suction power, regardless if dirt bin is empty or full,

- they are both very configurable, enabling them to reach and clean tight places and corners, regardless of the surface,

- dirt bins have 0.09 gallons capacity, cleaning heads are 8.25 inches (21 cm) wide, both weigh around 5 pounds (around 2.3 kg) and use washable filters.

- on a fully charged battery, DC35 operates around 15 minutes, while DC44 operates around 20 minutes,

- at full power, when suction boost is turned on, operating time of DC35 drops - only 6 minutes and DC44 - only 8 minutes. However, such burst of power is great for emergencies and fortunately rarely needed.

- DC35's battery recharges in 3.5h, while DC44's battery requires 5.5h to fully recharge.

- DC44 comes with more tools and more options than DC35.

- DC35 is cheaper than DC44.

So, which vacuum to buy? DC35 or DC44? Well, before considering any of them, check Dyson DC59 and Dyson V6 handheld cordless vacuum cleaner.

Dyson DC59 Motorhead and Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaners

Dyson DC59 vacuums are newer models than DC35 and DC44. They use Dyson Digital Motor v6 motor, 2 Tier Radial Cyclone Technology for air filtration and have several tools included: mini motorized tool, combination tool and crevice tool. Also, they are both optimized for floor and ceiling cleaning.

dyson dc59 motorheadDyson DC59 Motorhead uses cleaning power head with direct drive motor with no belts or anything similar - entire width of the cleaner head is used for cleaning the floor with much more power than DC59 Animal cleaning head.

Dyson DC59 vacuum use so-called "re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt battery" - this is type of lithium ion battery that uses Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) to improve the specific energy and prolong the life span (more charge-discharge cycles) of the battery.

Operating time is similar when compared with DC35 and DC44 - 26 minutes (maximum) for normal operation and 6 minutes in boost mode.

Dyson DC59 vacuum cleaner obviously 'fits' between DC35/DC44 and Dyson V6 vacuums. It can be purchased new from many online shops, but V6 is new model based on tested technology and before choosing DC59, first check Dyson V6 cordless vacuums.

Dyson V6 Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson V6 Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaner comes in several versions, with Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum model replacing Dyson DC35 and Dyson V6 Motor Head Cordless Vacuum model replacing Dyson DC44.

Dyson V6 is group of several models, with their main differences given in the following table:

Vacuum Model Dyson V6 Trigger Dyson V6 Mattress Dyson V6 Car + Boat Dyson V6 Top Dog Dyson V6 Cord Free Vacuum Dyson V6 Baby + Child Dyson V6 HEPA Dyson V6 Motorhead Dyson V6 Animal Dyson V6 Fluffy Dyson V6 Absolute
Photo dyson v6 trigger table dyson v6 mattress table dyson v6 car boat table dyson v6 top dog table dyson v6 cord free table dyson v6 baby child dyson v6 hepa table dyson v6 motor head table dyson v6 animal table dyson v6 fluffy table dyson v6 absolute table
Cyclone Technology Dyson Digital Motor V6 Dyson Digital Motor V6 Dyson Digital Motor V6 Dyson Digital Motor V6 Dyson Digital Motor V6  Dyson Digital Motor V6 Dyson Digital Motor V6 Dyson Digital Motor V6  Dyson Digital Motor V6 Dyson Digital Motor V6  Dyson Digital Motor V6
Cleaner Head Type No Motorized Mattress Tool No No Motorized Cleaner Head No Motorized Cleaner Head Direct Drive Cleaner Head Direct Drive Cleaner Head No Direct Drive Cleaner Head
Soft Roller Cleaner Head  No  No No  No  No No No No No Yes Yes
Post Motor Filter  No  Yes No  No No No Yes No No No Yes
Combination Tool  Yes  Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crevice Tool  Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mini Soft Dusting Brush  No   Yes Yes No  No No No No Yes No Yes
Additional Tool For Homes With Pets  Mini Motorized Tool* Mini Motorized Tool  Mini Motorized Tool   Mini Motorized Tool No No No No Mini Motorized Tool  Mini Motorized Tool Mini Motorized Tool 
Extension Tube/Wand No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extension Hose No  No  Yes  No No  No No  No  No  No  No 
Wide Nozzle Tool  No Yes No  No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No 
Mini Stiff Bristle Brush No  No  Yes Yes No  Yes No  No  No  No  No 
Check Amazon.com Link Dyson V6 Trigger Dyson V6 Mattress Dyson V6 Car + Boat Dyson V6 Top Dog Dyson V6 Cord Free Vacuum Dyson V6 Baby + Child - Dyson V6 Motor Head Dyson V6 Animal Dyson V6 Fluffy Dyson V6 Absolute

Note: Amazon links open in the new windows, so feel free to follow them to see more reviews and recommendations. Also, we have tried to verify every single bit of information in this table, but things change over time and not only that Dyson V6 vacuums often can be found with additional cleaning tools, but they also can have different cleaning tools under the same tool name (but the exact tool type differ depening on the exact vacuum model).

For more information, check Amazon links and check official Dyson web site (link opens in the new window).

Dyson V6 models come with various cleaner attachments suitable for cleaning various surfaces, hence one must be careful when choosing right model. All Dyson V6 models are powered by lithium-ion battery and are using Dyson V6 digital electric motor. 2 Tier Radial (TM) cyclones is used for dust and dirt separation. Wand, if present, is detachable and this transforms 'normal' sized cordless upright vacuum cleaner into the cordless handheld vacuum cleaner. Power boost mode (also known as max mode) gives stronger suction, but also shorten operating time. Maximum suction power is 100 air-watts in boost mode and 28 air-watts in standard mode.

All models come with docking station where vacuums are stored and recharged, so that units are ready for use at the moment notice.

Note: these vacuums use lithium-ion battery, so there is no power loss during operation and there is no memory effect when they are not fully discharged and when they are stored on docking stations.

Dyson V6 Trigger comes with Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, and Mini Motorized Tool.

Dyson V6 Mattress comes with Motorized Mattress Tool, Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, Mini Soft Dusting Brush, Mini Motorized Tool, and Wide Nozzle Tool. Also, it has 'Post Motor Filter', for additional air filtration and entire unit provide HEPA level of air filtration.

Dyson V6 Car + Boat comes with Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, Mini Soft Dusting Brush, Mini Motorized Tool, Extension Hose, and Mini Stiff Bristle Brush. Note that Car + Boat model has extension hose for cleaning hard to reach areas, but it doesn't come with a extension tube/wand.

Dyson V6 Top Dog comes with Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, Mini Motorized Tool, and Mini Stiff Bristle Brush.

Dyson V6 Cord Free Vacuum comes with Motorized Cleaner Head, Combination Tool, and Extension Tube/Wand. It converts from handheld cordless vacuum cleaner into the cordless stick/upright vacuum cleaner. Also, due to small weight, it is suitable for cleaning surfaces from floor to the ceiling, enabling very long reach. It is considered as direct replacement (newer model) for Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Multifloor cordless vacuum cleaner.

Dyson V6 Baby + Child comes with Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, Wide Nozzle Tool and Mini Stiff Bristle Brush.

Dyson V6 HEPA comes with Motorized Cleaner Head, Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, and Extension Tube/Wand. It also has Post Motor Filter for true HEPA air filtration.

Dyson V6 Motorhead comes with Direct Drive Cleaner Head (hence the name), Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, and Extension Tube/Wand. It is considered as replacement model for Dyson DC44 Animal Digital Slim MK2 and Dyson DC59 Motorhead cordless vacuum cleaners.  Note that Dyson's V6 series replaces many previous models and it comes in large number of models with differences mostly in cleaning tools and attachments and the level of air filtration.

Dyson V6 Animal comes with Direct Drive Cleaner Head, Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, Mini Soft Dusting Brush, Mini Motorized Tool, and Extension Tube/Wand. Dyson V6 Animal is very capable cordless handheld vacuum cleaner with nice set of cleaning tools and attachments and, hence, it has very nice price tag :)

Dyson V6 Fluffy comes with Direct Drive Cleaner Head, Soft Roller Cleaner Head, Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, Mini Motorized Tool, and Extension Tube/Wand.

Dyson V6 Absolute comes with Direct Drive Cleaner Head, Soft Roller Cleaner Head, Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, Mini Soft Dusting Brush, Mini Motorized Tool and Extension Tube/Wand. It also comes with Post Motor Filter and provide true HEPA air filtration. Dyson V6 absolute comes with practically everything one needs for emergency and everyday cleaning of various surfaces. It doesn't have Extension Hose which can come handy in certain situations, where cleaning of tight spaces and corners is required.

Dyson V6 Fluffy and V6 Absolute models have Soft Roller Cleaner Head option, which is optimized for cleaning hard surfaces. 

Dyson V6 Absolute, Dyson V6 Mattress and Dyson V6 HEPA have additional filters providing HEPA grade filtration - it captures and removes 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. This is very useful option for people having any health issues like asthma, allergies and similar.

Physical dimensions of all models are similar - units with extension tube/wand ~10 x 8.2 x 46.5 inches (around 25 x 21 x 118 cm) and weighing around 4.5-5 pounds (around 2-2.3 kg), while units without extension tube/wand weigh around 3.5 pounds (~1.6 kg).

Which one to buy? DC35, DC44, DC59 or some of the V6 models?

V6 are generally more expensive, especially when compared with refurbished DC35 and DC44 models - and these refurbished models usually come with 6 months warranty.

Personally, if you are interested in these vacuums, consider Dyson V6 and choose model that you need. Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum is great cordless vacuum, but it is also the most expensive model of all V6 models.

Note: If you need, additional tools can be also ordered, separately or in the form of cleaning kits. Since kits cost less per individual tool than individual tools, they are highly recommended. However, the cheapest option is to order Dyson V6 model which already has all required cleaning tools. Dyson V6 cleaning kits can be found on Amazon or in the local stores.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum at Amazon.com (link opens in the new window) and if you don't need all of the available options, choose a vacuum cleaner which you actually do need.

Dyson V6 is excellent vacuum cleaner, but its successor, Dyson V8, is even better. For more information about Dyson V8 and its comparison with Dyson V6, feel free to check our article - Dyson V8 Absolute vs. Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum Cleaner.


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