Shark Rocket vs. Dyson Vacuums (Cordless, Upright & Handheld)

Shark vs Dyson

(Last Updated: September, 2020)

What Changed?

  • Removed discontinued products
  • Updated pros/cons of Shark Apex DuoClean

In the vacuum world, Shark and Dyson are both heavy hitters and well-known brands that are known to create innovative vacuums that get the job done quick and easy. For those of us on the watch for a new vacuum, you may be wondering what the differences are between the two and how to make an informed choice. 

If you're considering either a Dyson or Shark vacuum, but aren't sure which one to pick, this post can help. We broke out different shark and Dyson vacuums by category, comparing the most popular models in each category.

Dyson & Shark Stick Vacuums

More About The Dyson V11

The cordless Dyson V11 is a high torque cleaner capable of adapting to various floor surfaces in its innovative Auto mode. This powerful stick vacuum comes packed with twice the suction of any other cord-free vacuum.

Bright and easy to read, the clear LCD screen displays helpful information like performance, filter maintenance reminders, and countdown for runtime. Selected mode will also show on this screen so you do not have to stop working to see if it needs adjusted. Operate this stick vacuum by pressing and holding down the power button while in use.

Pros:

  • Convenient docking station
  • Powerful 7-cell lithium-ion battery
  • Comes with lots of attachments

Cons:

  • Exhaust is on the top, so it can feel like its blowing in your face

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More About The Shark Apex DuoClean

The Shark Apex DuoClean is a corded stick vacuum that is powerful enough to handle pet hair and even large debris. One of the best things about this vacuum is its self-cleaning brush roll. No more struggling with getting hair off the roller.

It converts into a handheld vacuum for easy cleaning of stairs or other hard to clean areas. Dirt will collect into an extra-large sized dust bin that you empty as you go. With its small, convenient size, it can easily roll under furniture. LED headlights help guide your path through darker areas.

Pros:

  • LED headlights
  • Hand vacuum conversion
  • Picks up pet hair nicely

Cons:

  • The handle is quite heavy

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Dyson & Shark Upright Vacuums

More About The Dyson Ball Animal 2

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a vacuum cleaner whose name says it all – it will tackle pet hair. The bonus to that is the unit’s whole machine HEPA filtration system. This captures allergen producing debris and traps it so you can breathe healthier.

Self-Adjusting technology allows it to keep up with surface changes without you needing to manually flip a switch. The ball gives it a low center of gravity, which makes turns and movements swing with ease. One click is all it takes to empty the dustbin as you hold it over a trash container. Other accessories, like the combination tool and stair tool, help get every surface of your home clean.

Pros:

  • Seamless turning
  • Impressive suction power
  • Easy to use and lightweight

Cons:

  • It does not work well on high pile carpets

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More About The Shark APEX Upright Vacuum With DuoClean

This Shark APEX is the upright vacuum version of the stick Shark APEX vacuum above. It packs more punch in its larger size with the same DuoClean technology. The brushroll system has the double benefit of cleaning your carpets and engaging directly with the floor for a polished and finished look.

Perfect for homes with pets or an issue with hair wrapping around the brush. This vacuum counteracts that issue with Zero M anti-hair wrap that self-cleans constantly. You can lift the canister for more direct and detailed cleaning of hard to reach areas of your home. It’s basically like an upright and stick all in one.

Pros:

  • Comes with a HEPA filter
  • Comes with a HEPA filter
    Canister lifts away
  • Features a dual brushroll

Cons:

  • Multiple passes sometimes needed for small debris or embedded dirt

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Dyson & Shark Handheld Vacuums

More About The Dyson V7 Handheld Vacuum

This Dyson V7 looks like a space weapon at first glance with its futuristic appearance and clear canister. This handheld vacuum gives you up to 30-minutes of powerful suction before it begins to fade. Backed by lithium ion batteries, this delivers powerful suction with ease.

The dirt bin holds .15-gallon and empties with a simple press of a button. Other pieces include a car charger, mini tool that is also motorized, and a combination tool. The extension hose ensures you get that extra bit of reach needed.

Pros:

  • Folds for convenient storage
  • Folds for convenient storage
    Stylish appearance
  • Comes with useful accessories

Cons:

  • Charge does not last long

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More About The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light

This corded Shark Rocket is a hand vacuum with a 15-foot power cord. It is portable and incredibly lightweight at only 4-pounds in total.

It’s great for homes with pets since it comes with a motorized brush that deep cleans furniture and other areas. Since it uses a dust bin, you won’t have to bother with annoying bags. Just empty it out with a single press of a button. Included accessories are the dust brush, extension rod, and the crevice tool. The filters are washable and reusable.

Pros:

  • Powerful suction
  • Really lightweight at only less than 4 pounds
  • Long cord for a handheld

Cons:

  • No storage caddy

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Shark Vacuums

Shark vacuums are innovative and designed to suit the modern home and family. Across their brand line, they offer all varieties of vacuums. Shark’s DuoClean technology reaches a modern audience with pets and hardwood floors. They know what homes are like and gear their products just right without any added accessories to boost costs.

Shark tends to price their machines fairly so you are not overpaying. Their cordless options also come equipped with the DuoClean technology, so no matter how small the vacuum, it still packs that same powerful punch.

Shark upright vacuums have Zero-M technology to help remove hair from around the brush while you are vacuuming. Again, they put quality care into the modern family’s needs.

Many of their vacuums are equipped with HEPA filters, which is especially beneficial for people with allergies or other respiratory issues. Between the tangle-free brushrolls and the filters, the air in your home will be cleaner after vacuuming.

Dyson Vacuums

Dyson is a well-known brand that has been trusted by many for years. Over the years, they continue to improve their products and place care into introducing innovative new ideas that help clean your home and air.

Dyson vacuums work miracles for homes with pet hair and other debris that might be deeply embedded into carpets. Their machines are powerful and able to handle the job without losing suction power or burning.

New technology that Dyson has introduced lately include the following: Root Cyclone Technology, Dyson Cinetic Science.

Root Cyclone Technology brings to mind visions of tornadoes swirling through the land, but instead of outdoors, the spinning is inside your vacuum. Debris on the surface and allergens, hair, and dust are suctioned up into the cleaner instead of left airborne.

Dyson Cinetic Science is technology that ensures clean air and floors without the use of filters that annoyingly need replaced or cleaned. There is no loss of suction power.

The Comparison

When comparing two commanding brands like Shark and Dyson, it is not a simple matter. Getting down deep and dirty with the ins and outs of what these two brands offer to see how they compare – the good and the ugly.

Price

Dyson vacuum cleaners are powerhouses, even for their stick and handheld vacuums. Because of this, they tend to run a little higher in cost than Shark vacuums. Dyson brand vacuums also tend to be heavier, on most models, while Shark models are lightweight.

Warranty

Each brand offers a warranty to back their brand and show that their products are trustworthy. Most Dyson models come with a 5-year warranty, longer than most other vacuum cleaner brands. However, Shark definitely has Dyson beat on this round since they tend to offer 7-year warranties on most of their units.

This only differs on a couple of models. For example, Dyson’s cordless models have a 2-year warranty while Shark’s Rocket models come with a 5-year warranty.

Technology

Both brands are innovative and offer much for the modern family. Both brands offer a variety of models to ensure that something will be fitting for your home and lifestyle. They are innovative brands that continuously update the technology used in their machines. As such, they have similar features across all models and types.

Both brands offer bagless containers that empty with the press of a button. Pet hair technology features differ between each brand, but both have means of tackling the hairy issue.

Conclusion

Whether you are wanting a stick vacuum for quick and easy cleaning or a heavier upright vacuum, these brands will have what you need. If you are on a tighter budget, you may want to stick with Shark. Meanwhile, if you are wanting top of the line HEPA filters, then you should choose Shark vacuums. Each brand brings something to the table, so make sure you get a model that fits your lifestyle and needs.

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