Dyson V11 Absolute - REVIEW | Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaner 2019

Join me as I upgrade my Dyson V6 to the powerful V11 Absolute testing out the sound, suction and charge time.

I chose to go for the Dyson Absolute rather than the Torque as I have more carpets than hard flooring. The Torque only comes with one main head which is better for hard floors. Whereas the Absolute has 2 main heads, one for carpets and the other for hard floors.

PROS

- Set up was simple and inside the box you do get a generous number of attachments. At the time of writing, Dyson also had an offer for an extra cleaning pack which contains an extension, a curved piece for over the top of cupboards and a mattress cleaner - this I am looking forward to.

- The V11 has a nice LCD display which has 3 power functions, eco, auto (detects the suction itself according to the surface) and boost. Eco is more powerful than my V6 on max, which was a pleasant surprise. Running this option you can get around 40-50 minutes depending on your carpet pile. Rather disappointingly, for me, the Auto mode only lasted around 20 minutes as I have a medium pile carpet. So this meant if I wanted to do a “deep clean” I’d have to run around very quickly. The boost is literally only 8-10 minutes so it’s used mostly for those hard to clean crumbs.

- The sound of the V11 compared to the V6 is MUCH nicer. It has less of a high pitch making it a lot easier to the ear.

- Another great feature that the V11 has is the HEPA filter. This ensures that clean filtered air is pushed out to the environment, so you don’t get that dusty smell as you may with other vacuums.

- Let’s just get onto the suction. This did not disappoint. I was shocked to see how much dust had been picked up despite only doing a zip around with the V6 3 days prior. It’s so refreshing to see the dust in the barrel. Dyson have also improved the disposal mechanism so you no longer have to get your hands dusty when emptying the bin.

CONS

- Boost mode is only 10 minutes.

- Auto Mode may only be up to 20 minutes depending on the carpet.

- One thing to note is that the device is heavier than the V6, this certainly takes getting used to but on the whole, it was manageable.

- Charge time is up to 4 hours for a full battery. I can usually get two cycles before having to charge up. However, for a larger place you may only be able to get one cycle.

CONCLUSION

4.5/5 stars

Do I recommend? Well If you’re looking to upgrade from one of Dyson’s early generation models I would say definitely. For me there is a night and day difference. I’m so happy with the suction and sound of this device. The only down side is the long charge time but hopefully this will be rectified in due course.

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China vs Philippines SeaFire Fireworks Pyrotechnics Final

LIVE in Surfers Paradise champion Chinese team defends the SeaFire title.

THEY’RE the masters of manipulating colours, designs and sounds to evoke our senses.

And the Chinese pyrotechnics team has put together a distinctly magical fireworks display in a bid to defend its prestigious title against an illustrious Philippines side.

Director Leo Liu said the team had brought a completely new display to the table for tonight’s SeaFire event.

Bill Burr on Mo Salah, Jürgen Klopp and the Champions League

After watching Mo Salah Bill Burr becomes a Liverpool fan.

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How to Make Better YouTube Videos | £50 Neewer 700W Lighting Kit

In this unboxing the box, we unbox a MUST have for video making. Budget Professional Photography Lights. They were only £50, but what a difference it makes. Before these lights all our videos would be yellow and no amount of post-processing colour correction in the world would fix them.

What you get is 2 lights stands, 2 700W 5500k lights for natural white light, and softbox attachments to make the lights not burn a hole in your eyes.

We had the experience of having one of the lights fail on us after a few months. For this you can either start a RMA (return to manufacturer) request with Neewer, or if you ask the seller they’ll offer you small compensation.

Overall, it’s a great guy for only £50!

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Sony FDR-3000 vs DJI Osmo Mobile | What’s Best for YouTube?

In this review we take the Sony FDR-3000R and DJI Osmo Mobile out for a London field test. Testing the cameras under various conditions to see how they cope primarily with image stabilization and secondarily for day to day vlogging and field reports. During the tests we also flip out the device audio with an external Rode VideoMicro.

Tests
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0:29 Night Time Jogging
0:42 South West London Trains
1:25 London Underground
2:00 Selfie
2:48 Running
3:20 Walking Backwards News Report
4:03 Verdict
4:27 Welcome to London

Notes for the DJI Osmo Mobile
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This was our first field test with the DJI Osmo Mobile. Since then we’ve got better at using the Osmo and its features such as run mode, slower panning and all the quirks with making sure you place the external microphone connection carefully to avoid crackling audio when the wires collide with your hand.

We paired the Osmo with a Samsung S7 and a Rode VideoMicro for the footage seen here.

Notes for the Sony FDR-X3000R
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For some strange reason the camera was recording upside down so we had to flip the footage in post production. We recorded in 4K mode which meant that we had to use the fish eye lens. The remote was a pain to connect on the field, it worked ok indoors in the city but outside it wouldn’t connect. The battery bars fluctuated from 1 bars to 2 bars to 3 bars and back. The GPS also managed to never connect so no GPS meta data was included in the videos.

Additional Notes
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In the upcoming full review we’ll break down other features of using both setups, but a very important I’d like to mention is ease of use of getting the footage. With the DJI Osmo Mobile, as I was using my phone, I could simply hook into my current arrangement of automatically uploading the footage to my peronsal NAS drive, allowing me to instantly edit on my laptop. While the Sony required me to either eject the SD card or wire it in via USB, but more importantly, the naming convention on the Sony was barbaric with files being named C00001, C00002, C00003 and so on.

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