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Dyson Humdinger Review

True Score

80
80
2

Experts

84
34

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

Experts found the Dyson Humdinger pretty easy to move around courtesy of its 2.7-pound weight. They also liked that it had a low noise level and that it came with a good number of tools. Still, its 28-minute runtime proved disappointing, and its 0.08-liter capacity was underwhelming.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dyson Humdinger is a top-tier handheld vacuum cleaner announced in the market in 2021.

Its low maintenance costs give some of the best vacuum cleaners a run for their money, and weighing only 2.7 pounds, the cleaner is slightly heavier than the 2.47-pound HoLife HM036E vacuum.

It has a 0.08-liter dirt compartment and a HEPA filter that helps keep out up to 99.97% of allergens.

The vacuum cleaner is also pretty easy to maintain since it has no substantial recurring costs and is an excellent pick for owners who prefer to do the cleaning themselves rather than switch to robovacs such as the Coredy R500+.

Consensus

our Verdict

Critics hailed the Dyson Humdinger for its lightweight and portability. Its 2.7-pound weight ensured that testers from Rtings didn’t strain their wrists during their experiments.

They also liked that it had a relatively low noise level of only 73.5 decibels and could pick up 100% of large and small debris from bare floors and 66 to 78% of debris from high and low pile carpets.

Reviewers from Apartment Therapy also liked that it came with tool attachments such as a spinning brush, a combination crevice tool, and a mini motorized tool.

During their tests, they found that these tools made it equally as versatile as the eufy HomeVac H11, as they were able to use it to clean stairs and detail a car.

Unfortunately, critics found out that the Humdinger is not the best Dyson vacuum to go for because its 0.08-liter capacity was relatively small. They also argued that its 28-minute battery life was not as long and were distraught that it couldn’t clean up stains from the floor.

Reason to Buy

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Low noise level
  • Has an anti-allergen HEPA filter
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Ships with a good set of tools

Reason to Avoid

  • Small dirt compartment
  • Short battery life
  • Doesn’t clean stains

Dyson Humdinger Specs

BaglessBaglessYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.05 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffNo
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsNo
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width50"
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Cord LengthCord LengthCordless
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCordless
Filter TypeFilter TypeWashable
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight2.1 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeHandheld vacuums
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageNo

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Product Comparison

Dyson Humdinger Review

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Market Context

The Dyson Humdinger is a top-tier handheld vacuum cleaner announced in the market in 2021. Its low maintenance costs give some of the best vacuum cleaners…

The Dyson Humdinger is a top-tier handheld vacuum cleaner announced in the market in 2021.

Its low maintenance costs give some of the best vacuum cleaners a run for their money, and weighing only 2.7 pounds, the cleaner is slightly heavier than the 2.47-pound HoLife HM036E vacuum.

It has a 0.08-liter dirt compartment and a HEPA filter that helps keep out up to 99.97% of allergens.

The vacuum cleaner is also pretty easy to maintain since it has no substantial recurring costs and is an excellent pick for owners who prefer to do the cleaning themselves rather than switch to robovacs such as the Coredy R500+.

Weighing about 2.77 pounds, the Dyson Humdinger is much lighter than the Dyson V7 Animal, which weighs 5.22 pounds. It also has a higher maximum…

Weighing about 2.77 pounds, the Dyson Humdinger is much lighter than the Dyson V7 Animal, which weighs 5.22 pounds. It also has a higher maximum suction force of 0.89 kPa compared to the V7, which has a suction force of only 0.48 kPa. However, with a noise output of 73.5 dB, it is louder than the V7, which has an output of 70.5 dB.

The Dyson Humdinger has a dirt compartment that can only hold about 0.08 liters of dirt, which is much smaller than the 0.45 liters that…

The Dyson Humdinger has a dirt compartment that can only hold about 0.08 liters of dirt, which is much smaller than the 0.45 liters that the Dyson V11 Animal can hold. The V11 also has a longer 76-minute runtime compared to the Humdinger’s 28-minute battery capacity.

The Dyson Humdinger struggles to match up to the Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ since the latter has a larger 0.4-liter dirt bin compared to the…

The Dyson Humdinger struggles to match up to the Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ since the latter has a larger 0.4-liter dirt bin compared to the 0.08-liter dirt compartment on the Humdinger. However, the Humdinger has a longer 28-minute run time compared to the Shark Pet Pro’s 11-minute battery life.

The Dyson Humdinger has a much smaller dirt compartment that can only hold up to 0.08-liters of dirt, and as you’ll see in our Black+Decker…

The Dyson Humdinger has a much smaller dirt compartment that can only hold up to 0.08-liters of dirt, and as you’ll see in our Black+Decker dustbuster AdvancedClean+ Pet review, the Black+Decker vaccum can hold up to 0.7 liters of dirt. The latter also has a more powerful suction force of up to 3.36 kPa compared to the Humdinger, which only has a suction force of 0.89 kPa.

Bagless

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.05 gal

0.14 gal

0.2 gal

0.1 gal

0.18 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

No

No

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Carpet Height Adjustments

No

Yes

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Cleaning Path Width

50"

9.8"

9.8"

2.5"

4.25"

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

All floors

All floors

All floors

All floors

Cord Length

Cordless

Cordless

n/a

Unknown

Unknown

Corded/Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

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Score Card

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Expert Score

80

*.75

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Customer Score

84

*.25

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True Score

80

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    The Dyson Humdinger is excellent for cleaning bare floors. It does a fantastic job picking… read more

    By:

    Jake Thauvette
  • The Gadgeteer
    38.16

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Dyson Humdinger really reminds me of their larger stick vacuums but shrunken down. With… read more

    By:

    Andy Chen

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