Dyson has been a go-to brand when it comes to vacuums and household products. It is no secret that they have some of the best vacuums on the market. They have been known to come up with innovative ideas that make their products better than the rest. One such product was the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro that we reviewed a couple of years back.

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In India, Dyson has finally introduced their newest handheld vacuum; the Dyson V12 Detect Slim. This one is like a cross between the V11 Absolute and the V15 Detect (which is yet to be launched here). We have been using it for a few days now, and here’s our Dyson V12 Slim Detect review. We are trying a different format this time around. So do let us know your feedback in the comments section below.

What is the Dyson V12 Detect Slim?

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is a cordless vacuum cleaner that has been designed for quick and easy cleaning. This Dyson vacuum cleaner is equipped with a motorized brush bar that helps to remove dirt and dust from carpets and floors and a powerful suction that helps remove dirt and debris from tight spaces.

Dyson has been selective with what models they introduce in different parts of the world. So, for now, the V12 Detect Slim is only available in some Asia-Pacific markets. In addition, this new model features a digital motor made more efficient than past models. As a result, the Dyson V12 Detect Slim offers greater cleaning power for everyday tasks, with its improved airflow allowing for deeper cleanings and longer runtimes on one charge.

How does the Dyson V12 Detect Slim work?

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim uses a number of sensors, including the Piezo sensor, to detect and analyze the composition of dust in homes and cars. This information is then used to create a cleaning plan that is tailored to the specific environment.

This Dyson vacuum cleaner has two motors, which gives it more suction power than other vacuum cleaners. It also has a slim design, making maneuvering around furniture and corners easier.

Dyson V11 Absolute vs Dyson V12 Detect Slim: What’s the difference?

The Dyson V11 Absolute and Dyson V12 Detect Slim are two different vacuum cleaners. The main difference is that the Dyson V12 Detect Slim comes with the Laser Slim Fluffy and High Torque attachments, while the Dyson V11 Absolute does not.

The Laser Slim Fluffy attachment is excellent for picking up pet hair from carpets, while the High Torque cleaning head is perfect for removing dirt and dust from hard surfaces. While the V11 Absolute misses out on this, it does come with more attachments and fittings.

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Dyson V11 Absolute Pro

The V11 Absolute Pro is heavier at 2.9kg as compared to 2.2kg on the V12 Detect Slim but then comes with a more powerful motor (185 Air Watts vs. 150 Air Watts) and a bigger dust collection unit.

Thanks to the Piezo sensor on the V12 Detect Slim, you immediately get to know the sizes and counts of the dust particles. While V11 Absolute lacks this sensor, it comes with DLS technology that automatically adjusts power across floor types. Unfortunately, V12 Detect Slim misses out on that.

The rest, including the battery runtime, are similar (60 minutes each).

Dyson V12 Detect Slim: Attachments and Fittings

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim comes with a few new fittings, the Fluffy cleaner head, and the hair screw tool. 7 cleaner heads and an extension pipe and wand tool are included.

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  • Fluffy cleaner head
  • Direct-drive cleaner head
  • Hair screw tool
  • Combi tool
  • Crevice tool
  • Soft dusting brush
  • Stubborn dust brush

Other than these 7 cleaner heads, you get a charger, a wall dock, and a wand clip.

The three large fittings with motorized attachments are designed for specific tasks: the crevice tool for tight spaces, the mattress tool for deep cleaning, and the brush tool for pet hair. The three large fittings draw power from the V12 Slim itself, whereas non-motorized ones work with all Dyson V-series vacuums.

The wand tool is 75cm long and increases the device’s reach by about a foot, making it perfect for cleaning ceilings and corners.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Review: Design & Use

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The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is a cordless vacuum cleaner that has been designed for people who have pets. It is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor and comes with a red power button instead of a gun-like trigger on the V11 Absolute Pro. This is done to avoid wrist fatigue, but somehow I still prefer the earlier trigger version. Unfortunately, the placement of the button is neither intuitive nor ergonomic. The device also has a smaller dustbin, but that’s expected considering its smaller footprint.

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim has an excellent grip and can be used for longer durations without any difficulty. In addition, the battery is removable and can be charged in two ways- independently or while still attached to the device. However, one must purchase an extra battery separately if they want to use the vacuum cleaner for more extended periods without interruption.

The LCD display shows power mode, countdown timer, dust collected information when the device is on, and battery level when being charged.

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The Dyson V12 Detect Slim also comes with multiple modes (Eco / Auto / Turbo) that can be switched with a button just below the display screen. The door is opened and emptied easily by pushing the red handle outwards. However, make sure to do this over a designated bin, or else you will have dirt and garbage to clean up. The slim profile of the bin needed it to be detached for proper cleaning, so keep an eye on it when it’s in use! The transparent dustbin is designed to let you know when it needs to be emptied. The removable filter can be washed with water and dried thoroughly before attaching it back. The vacuum cleaner can also be cleaned using a cloth. However, all the contents will have been removed by then.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Review: Performance

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is a vacuum cleaner that comes with a lot of features. It has suction power slightly lower than the V11 Absolute, and it also has the tool balled up all hair on surfaces to send to the dustbin for disposal. People with pets will appreciate this a lot more. Also, the Fluffy cleaner head comes with a unique green laser emitter at the front bottom, which helps detect pet hair and other debris. As someone with a golden retriever whose hair color matches the vitrified tiles at home, I can attest to the usefulness of this green laser tech!

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The Dyson V12 Detect Slim also comes equipped with a hyperdymium engine that turns up to 125,000 rpm and cyclone technology that increases the vacuum’s suction power by creating a centripetal force of up to 100,000G. This ensures that the vacuum can capture 99.99% of particles 0.3 microns in size in a single pass – including allergens like pet dander and dust mites. Additionally, the multi-level filtration system prevents any dirt or debris from escaping back into the air.

This review’s performance metrics are focused on the Dyson V12 Detect Slim’s ability to clean efficiently. It has an LCD screen that displays the stats of its performance, so users are always aware of how well their vacuum is doing. Finally, the Dyson V12 detects up to 500 microns, so users know if there are any large particles they need to worry about cleaning up. We just wish these data could be synced to an app for better understanding over a period of time.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Review: Battery Life

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The battery life is one of the most important aspects to consider when purchasing a handheld vacuum cleaner. The Dyson V12 Detect Slim matches the battery run time on the bigger V11 Absolute Pro despite the smaller footprint. Dyson claims a runtime of 60 minutes at the Eco power setting. But as someone with a pet at home, using Eco mode never really cuts it for me. In Auto mode, I could get the vacuum to work for around 45 minutes. This is still significantly longer than other handheld vacuum cleaners on the market.

The V12 Detect can last as long as 45 minutes when cleaning hard surfaces such as tabletops and curtains. This is due to its powerful motor, which makes it perfect for removing pet hair from furniture and other surfaces. The auto-mode lasts for 45-50 minutes on hard floors, so there is a longer range for carpeted areas. If you need more power, you can use the boost mode, which will last for just 8 to 10 minutes. However, be sure to use this mode sparingly in order to conserve battery power.

In the Eco mode, runtime lasts an hour or more–perfect for those quick cleanups around the house. Plus, it’s a swappable battery technology on the Dyson V12 Slim, so you can always have a spare if needed!

What are the benefits of using the Dyson V12 Detect Slim?

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The Dyson V12 Detect Slim has a number of benefits, including:

  • A powerful motor for powerful suction.
  • A slim design for easy maneuverability.
  • A dustbin that can be easily emptied.
  • A filter that can be easily cleaned.
  • A cord wrap system for easy storage.

If you’re looking for a vacuum cleaner that can handle pet hair, the Dyson V12 Detect Slim is perfect for you. The stainless steel filter has 7,298 square holes that remove anything over 400 microns – making it ideal for removing pet hair from your carpets and furniture.

How to clean the Dyson V12 Detect Slim

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The process of cleaning the vacuum used to be tedious and required a lot of effort. But cleaning the Dyson V12 Detect Slim is a quick and easy process. All you need to do is remove the dustbin, empty it, and replace it. Then, if there is any dirt or hair stuck in the brush, you can use the hard brush attachment to clean it up.

Buy it if…

If you’re looking for a vacuum cleaner that is specifically designed to pick up pet hair, the Dyson V12 Detect Slim is a great option. It has a powerful motor and comes with a range of tools that make it easy to clean all kinds of surfaces. Plus, it’s lightweight and easy to maneuver, making it perfect for small spaces for everyday cleaning.

The Laser light on the fluffy head is mighty helpful. However, the data from the Piezo sensor might only appeal to geeks, as I suspect most people won’t bother checking it regularly.

Dyson is one of the most popular brands when it comes to vacuum cleaners, and for a good reason. They make some of the best machines on the market. So if you’re in the market for a new vacuum, be sure to consider Dyson as your top choice.

Don’t Buy it if…

There are a few things to keep in mind if you’re thinking of buying the Dyson V12 Detect Slim. Firstly, it’s important to remember that this vacuum is not equivalent to the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro – despite what some may say.

The V12 Detect Slim is slightly more expensive than the V11 Absolute Pro. However, Dyson also offers other less expensive models than the V12 Detect Slim. So if you’re on a budget, be sure to check out their selection!

Thirdly, unless you have a lot of pet hair to clean up or suffer from allergies, you may not need such a powerful vacuum cleaner. The Dyson V8 is a good option for those who don’t want to spend too much but still want a vacuum with some impressive specs.

Dyson V12 Slim Vacuum Cleaner Review: Verdict

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The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is a top-of-the-line product that comes with powerful suction. It is a great vacuum cleaner for pet hair if you’re looking for an upgrade. The key features that make it stand out are the slim build, lightweight design, and small bin size. These features make it much easier to move around and store, and they also minimize the amount of time you have to spend clearing out the bin.

Additionally, it has laser detect sensors and piezo sensors that make it a cool choice for those looking for a vacuum cleaner. It is available in India for INR 55,990, making it more expensive than other models in the market. However, the Dyson V12 Slim Detect does provide targeted and intense cleaning across your entire home or car. If you already have a V11 Absolute Pro, then it might be worth waiting for Dyson to release the flagship V15 Detect in India.

Buy Dyson V12 Detect Slim


Lightweight and easy to handle
Laser light on the fluffy head is useful
Effective anti-tangle tech for all hair
Good battery life


Dustbin is very small
Lower number of attachments
Price is on the expensive side

Review Overview

Here is our Dyson V12 Detect Slim review. This vacuum cleaner is a great option for homes with small areas, large pets, and allergy sufferers. Find more information here.

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