Dyson left other vacuum manufacturers in the dust (get it?) years ago, and their latest achievement, the handheld Dyson V10, is such a leap forward that it convinced them to end development of their corded lineup.
The V10 takes everything that made its predecessors the best vacuums ever and improves upon them, with better ergonomics, more clear indicators for things like battery life, and a very welcome much larger bin. The ridiculously powerful motor in the V10 picks up far more than earlier iterations in the line (which I’ve used extensively) in the same amount of vacuuming, and small things like improved handling make it a joy to use.
The Absolute package of the V10 packs in every possible attachment, and they’re definitely worth it, though anyone priced out of the V10 should consider a V8 or V6, which are still incredible values backed up by Dyson’s excellent customer service.