Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1923
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sheabsullivan Fantastic purchase for me
What an great deal on an item I'd had my eye on for a long time. This is perfect for my small apartment and two German Shepherd mixes that shed a LOT. I was amazed at the amount of dirt and dog hair this vacuum was able to lift from both my carpet and hardwoods. The vacuum is very easy to assemble and use and compact enough for closet storage. I'm still getting the hang of the attachments but overall this has been the perfect vacuum for me.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diane You can't beat Dyson for excellent quality!!!
What a fantastic vacuum...all Dyson products are the best on the market. This compact ball animal Dyson moves with such ease because of its lightness and you can get into small places with it. I have four other Dyson products...the big Animal Upright Dyson--A Cordless Animal Dyson (which I use daily)--and 2 Heat/Cool Fans. I cannot say enough good things about Dyson products. I also wanted to let you know, that Dyson Customer Service is outstanding. I needed to order a new part for my large Dyson vacuum and the lady I talked with knew exactly which part I was talking about and she had it shipped out immediately. This Dyson product and any other of their products are worth every penny!
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patty Just the right size
Once I got my Dyson assembled correctly, it worked great. i called the Dyson customer service line and they were so helpful. I will admit it is a big change from the big Dyson, but it works equally as well as far as power and suction. I live in a small apartment and my big Dyson was just too much. I gave it to my son and bought the smaller one. I just love it. It handles so much easier and cleans as good as the big one. I hope it last as long as the big one. I can vacuum my whole apartment and only dump once. Thanks Dyson for creating a smaller version of a great vacuum.
May 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by m500 What a dissapointment
I have had the larger Dyson Animal that I was thrilled with. It died at 6 years (which is pretty sad for such an expensive purchase). I tried this compact animal and was very disappointed. I like the light weight but that was all I liked. I can only compare with the larger Dyson which felt strong, sturdier, had a larger cannister and felt like a reliable vacuum. The Compact animal felt like it would break, was flimsy, small cannister that never emptied completely, the hose was difficult to disengage, and harder to put back in.. After a few days I returned this item and bought a hoover. So sad.
April 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KSRed Pet attachment doesn't work after 4 uses
Cleans carpet fine. As soon as you use the pet attachment to the hose and put it on anything upright such as a cat condo, it doesn't move plus the hose crimps when I attempt to use it on the upper levels defeating the whole purpose of this attachment. When I hold my hand to it providing a tight seal, the brush will turn but not enough to clean anything. Doesn't even work on the floor or furniture. Weighs more than 11 pounds and don't like how it doesn't fit under furniture. Bin is getting harder to auto open. Cord is way too short and doesn't stay in locked upright position. I always have to lean it against something so it doesn't fall over. Hose is way too short as well.
April 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MadMacNYC Good vacuum given the sale price
Just started using this product, so the review is being written after only two uses. Though the instructions are a bit confusing, the machine is very easy to assemble. The unit rolls easily and handles almost effortlessly. Emptying the canister couldn't be any easier.
The vacuum is a bit louder than I expected and the extension hose is a bit flimsy which makes cleaning corners/edges a bit more challenging than expected. Some of the plastic parts also seem easy to break - I haven't broken anything yet - it's just a a concern.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JaneA Dyson compact upright
The assembly instructions could have been better. This compact vacuum works well on small areas of carpet. For a lot of vacuuming get a bigger vacuum. The hose function is not very flexible making it difficult to reach some areas. It is light weight and very quiet. The cannister is the carrying handle which is not explained in the instructions. Overall for someone who does not have to do a lot of vacuuming it is adequate. The price was excessive for the product.
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheFergs Stiff for now
I like the attachments that come with the vacuum, but hate that there is nowhere to attach the pieces when not in use. Also, compared to the smaller Dyson I owned, this one seems much stiffer to maneuver when using the extended hose option. The vacuum tends to fall over a lot when I use the hose to reach up high or extend it to reach difficult areas. Maybe because it's brand new the hose doesn't flex as easy, so we'll see over time. Other than that, it works extremely well.
May 10, 2016