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Roborock H6 vs. Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute: Which should you buy?

Roborock H6
Roborock H6 (Image credit: Roborock)

Roborock H6

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There's a lot to be excited about with the Roborock H6. From a slick-looking OLED display to nigh-unbeatable battery life, it's got the makings of a promising entry into the handheld vacuum market. Better yet, in spite of how lightweight it is, it doesn't sacrifice much in the way of power.

Roborock H6

Our recommendation

Reasons to buy

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90-minute battery life
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Lightweight, at just 3 pounds
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OLED screen provides a ton of valuable information
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Motor packs a serious punch
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Auto carpet recognition

Reasons to avoid

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Pricy
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Roborock's first handheld vacuum, so there may be hiccups

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute

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The Cyclone V10 Absolute is quiet, powerful, and efficient. There's no denying that. However, given the product's common reliability issues, it's a purchase you may want to avoid - especially at such a high price.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute

Powerful, yet flawed

Reasons to buy

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Quiet
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One of the most powerful cordless vacuums on the market
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Swaps seamlessly to handheld mode
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Larger bin gathers more debris

Reasons to avoid

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Pricy, more expensive than the H6 when not on sale
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Battery only lasts for about one hour
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Reliability issues are unfortunately common.
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Heavier

If there's one thing Dyson is known for, it's vacuum cleaners. Its products are pricy, sure, but they're also some of the best. That doesn't mean there's no competition, of course.

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, a new contender appeared, courtesy of Chinese technology company Roborock. The Roborock H6 shows a ton of promise. Based on what we know about it so far, we'll examine how it stacks up against a similar product of Dyson's, the Cyclone V10 Absolute.

Specs Breakdown

On paper, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is a bit more powerful than the Roborock H6, with slightly better suction. That's sort of to be expected, though. The brand has never skimped on power, and this iteration of the Cyclone is no exception.

That said, the difference in suction power between the two is a paltry 10 Air Watts. That's not quite what you'd expect, given the size difference. The V10 Cyclone Absolute towers over Roborock's handheld vacuum, weighing nearly twice as much and weighs nearly twice as much.

The Roborock H6 distinguishes itself from Dyson's offering in other ways, as well. For one, its battery lasts a full half hour longer, distinguishing it as one of the longest-lasting handheld vacuums on the market. It also sports a nifty OLED display that lets you know, among other things, how much battery life the H6 has left at any given time.

Roborock H6Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute
Suction140 AW150 AW
Weight3.1 lbs5.9 lbs
Display1.3-inch OLEDN/A
Battery Life90 min60 min
Charge Time4 hours3.5 hours
Dustbin0.4 L0.77 L
Dimensions11.1 x 8.7 x 4.3 inches49 x 10 x 9.8 inches

The main reason we'd recommend the H6 over the Cyclone V10 Absolute, however, is reliability. Yes, we realize this product has not yet hit the market, and as such is untested. At the same time, Roborock has always released quality products, so there's no reason to expect the H6 won't meet the same standards.

Cyclone V10 Absolute Lifestyle

Source: Dyson (Image credit: Source: Dyson)

As for Dyson, it may be known for quality, but it's also known to have something of a spotty record where stick vacuums are concerned. Last March, for instance, Consumer Reports found that nearly half of Dyson's stick vacuums developed issues within the first five years (opens in new tab). Ordinarily, this might not be such a big deal, but given the hefty price tag attached to the Dyson brand, it falls well short of any reasonable expectation of quality.

Conclusion

The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute isn't a bad product by any means. On paper, however, it's edged out by the Roborock H6. The fact that Roborock has managed to pack not only such a powerful battery but such great suction power into such a small, lightweight unit is incredibly impressive.

Factor in that Dyson's stick vacuums have been known to fail, and we're confident in recommending that when the Roborock H6 releases, you should strongly consider picking one up.