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Dyson's softer brush roll brings its stick vac off of the carpet (pictures)

The Dyson v6 Absolute uses a redesigned vacuum head to help clean your hardwood floor without scratches.

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The $600 Dyson v6 Absolute looks very similar to the rest of the Dyson stick line, but it has a few key differences for extra versatility. Click through to find out more.

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The basics are the same. Click a wand to the vacuum core and a vacuum head to that. You're ready to roll.

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Power the Absolute by pressing the trigger.

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It has the same engine as the other Dyson sticks, but the blue cap at the end holds a HEPA filter, a first for the line.

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The normal filter is still there, and it pulls out easily for cleaning.

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The Absolute comes with more attachments than the rest, and two full-size vacuum heads.

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The first vacuum head is the same one that you'll find on the v6 Motorhead. It's meant for carpets and spins the bristles with its own direct drive engine.

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The soft roller cleaner head is brand-new. Meant for hardwood floors, the head replaces bristles with a full width roller that maintains contact with the floor as it spins, keeping a seal to help the vac capture small particles. It's also designed to get over the top of larger particles, letting you clean a variety of messes without the usual danger of scratches caused by spinning bristles.

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Remove the wand and snap any of the pieces to the vacuum cleaner's core for handheld cleaning.

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The Absolute also includes a dusting brush and a combi tool.

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It rounds out its attachments with a crevice tool and a mini motorized tool.

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The Dyson v6 Absolute puts a lot of vacuuming power and versatility in your hand, if you're willing to pay $600 for it.

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